Professor David Hall

The Buddhist Goddess Marishiten

A Study of the Evolution and Impact of Her Cult on the Japanese Warrior

The-Buddhist-Goddess-MarishitenCybersecurity Professor David Hall investigates the Buddhist cult of Marici, the warrior goddess that influenced the Japanese samurai. Hall follows the cult’s evolution in India, China, and Japan, with attention to its texts and rituals. Drawing on his own military, academic, and religious expertise, he explores unusual aspects of Japanese combative culture.

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