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By Royall Tyler

Listed below are 2 hundred and twenty staggering stories from medieval Japan, stories that welcome us right into a exceptional, far flung global populated through saints and scoundrels, ghosts and magical healers, and an unlimited collection of deities and demons. tales of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, those stories mirror the japanese worldview in the course of a vintage interval in jap civilization. Masterfully edited and translated through the acclaimed translator of the story of Genji, those tales ably stability the lyrical and the dramatic, the ribald and the profound, delivering a window right into a long-vanished although perennially interesting culture.

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Moreover, it denotes the supreme God whose power includes those of all the lesser gods. In the purest Hebrew monotheism, of course, these other gods are not permitted to exist, since lahve is the One and only power in the universe. But if this vowel-name is that of the Sun God, then the powers he includes are those of the other planets, as we mentioned in connection with Apollo in Chapter 3. This furnishes the name with its astral dimension, also expressed in musical notes as the Harmony of the Spheres.

41 The vase depicted four musicians, two playing the cithara and two the double aulos. In five vertical columns ran a series of characters in which Vincent read the four archaic vowels A E I 0, interpreting them without a doubt as musical notation. But Vincent had been snubbed by the aggressive Fran<;;ois Joseph Fetis, uncrowned king of musicology, who saw no such thing in these indecipherable characters, and after a brief polemic the matter rested there. /2 it became apparent that the vowel-sequences were not isolated phenomena found on a few gems or artifacts, but that they were inserted with striking and disconcerting effect in otherwise legible Greek texts.

But Vincent had been snubbed by the aggressive Fran<;;ois Joseph Fetis, uncrowned king of musicology, who saw no such thing in these indecipherable characters, and after a brief polemic the matter rested there. /2 it became apparent that the vowel-sequences were not isolated phenomena found on a few gems or artifacts, but that they were inserted with striking and disconcerting effect in otherwise legible Greek texts. Farthey did not for a moment doubt the musical character of these vowels, though he did not try to transcribe them into notation.

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