An insightful look into the culture, religion, and magic of the native people of Japan: the Ainu.
John Batchelor gives a first-hand account of the Ainu people who are indigenous to the Northern Japanese island Hokkaido. Having been sent as a Christian missionary to the community, Batchelor details the Ainu religion and culture. He describes their animistic rituals and their belief that all things, including nature, animals, and objects, possess a godly spirit. First published in 1901.
This volume features the following chapters:
- – The Nature of Witchcraft
- – The Use of the Fox and Bird’s Skulls
- – External Methods of Bewitching