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16th May '16 8:32:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero Saito Hiraga]] is a practitioner of this in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/1/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]''.
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1st May '16 11:57:19 PM Nicoaln
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' features the "Sage" class being reclassed as "Onmyoji", which is a potential promotion for Diviners, Shrine Maidens, and their SpearCounterpart monks. While the Nohr magic tends to be about the elements and takes the form of books, Hoshidan magic are paper fans (Scrolls, actually) and summon Shikigami from the chinese zodiac to attack. The Shikigami were translated as "Spirits" for the English release. Izana, the Archduke of the Principality of Izumo is one such Onmyoji - who is seen using Divination during the story.
16th Apr '16 9:03:26 AM Minni128
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*Apparently, Nezumi in, ''Broken Gate'', is an omnyouji, the which is implied in the fact that she's sealed away something powerful behind a gate and has to reinforce those seals, along with placing a curse on her older brother.
3rd Apr '16 3:22:11 AM Adept
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* The ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'' sourcebook ''Arcana Exxet'' features several alternate theories of magic, allowing for alternate means of spellcasting. Among such options as Shamanism and Voudon, being an Onmyoji is an option. They create Ofuda in order to store their spells in advance, which allows for faster spellcasting that usual.

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* The ''AnimaBeyondFantasy'' ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' sourcebook ''Arcana Exxet'' features several alternate theories of magic, allowing for alternate means of spellcasting. Among such options as Shamanism and Voudon, being an Onmyoji is an option. They create Ofuda in order to store their spells in advance, which allows for faster spellcasting that usual.
6th Feb '16 5:39:55 PM Leidolf
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* LightNovel/TokyoRavens has the majority of magic practitioners be onmyouji due to the system being reestablished to fight in WWII.

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* LightNovel/TokyoRavens ''LightNovel/TokyoRavens'' has the majority of magic practitioners be onmyouji due to the system being reestablished to fight in WWII.
6th Feb '16 5:38:35 PM Leidolf
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* LightNovel/TokyoRavens has the majority of magic practitioners be onmyouji due to the system being reestablished to fight in WWII.
26th Nov '15 5:28:00 PM nombretomado
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* Kanetsugu Naoe uses onmyodo in ''SamuraiWarriors''. His [[PaperTalisman [=Ofuda=]]] shoot FrickinLaserBeams.

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* Kanetsugu Naoe uses onmyodo in ''SamuraiWarriors''.''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors''. His [[PaperTalisman [=Ofuda=]]] shoot FrickinLaserBeams.
10th Nov '15 2:14:58 PM Prime32
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** A [[EyeOfNewt paper doll]] used as a focus to generate a [[MadeOfMagic magical construct]] shaped like a living creature, with varying levels of realism, power and intelligence depending on the amount of skill and/or magical energy used in its creation. The doll itself is left behind if the shikigami is dispelled.

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** A paper doll [[EyeOfNewt paper doll]] used as a focus focus]] to generate a [[MadeOfMagic magical construct]] shaped like a living creature, with varying levels of realism, power and intelligence depending on the amount of skill and/or magical energy used in its creation. The doll itself is left behind if the shikigami is dispelled.
10th Nov '15 2:12:31 PM Prime32
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:'''"Kyu-Kyu Nyo Ritsu Ryo"''': The Japanese reading of [[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/急急如律令 a phrase once appended to Chinese government edicts]], translating roughly as "With Most Haste, In Accordance With the Law" - since the government was regarded as an earthly extension of the CelestialBureaucracy, it became adopted into Taoism as a way to imbue commands with divine authority. In modern depictions it is generally used as a trigger phrase at the end of a MagicalIncantation.

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:'''"Kyu-Kyu Nyo Ritsu Ryo"''': The Japanese reading of [[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/急急如律令 org/wiki/%E6%80%A5%E6%80%A5%E5%A6%82%E5%BE%8B%E4%BB%A4 a phrase once appended to Chinese government edicts]], translating roughly as "With Most Haste, In Accordance With the Law" - since the government was regarded as an earthly extension of the CelestialBureaucracy, it became adopted into Taoism as a way to imbue commands with divine authority. In modern depictions it is generally used as a trigger phrase at the end of a MagicalIncantation.
10th Nov '15 2:08:56 PM Prime32
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Onmyōdō (meaning "The Way of Yin and Yang") is Japanese-style [[FunctionalMagic spell-casting]]. Methods range from Yin/Yang, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godai the Five Elements]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikigami shikigami]], and divination to [=ofuda=] and alchemy. ''Onmyodo'' is a very eclectic blend; while it can be treated as simply ''Rule Magic'', it also has elements of ''Force Magic'' and ''Theurgy''.

Over the centuries, the various arts and practices of ''onmyodo'' gradually became absorbed into UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} and [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddhist]] tradition, and also into the disciplines of the ''Shugenja'', and other ascetic groups. Thus, in many anime and manga works, {{miko}} (shrine maidens) are shown as knowing how to summon and control ''shikigami''.

A practitioner of ''onmyodo'' is called an ''onmyoji''. Traditionally, the only ones able to legally practice ''onmyodo'' were appointed by the Imperial government, and were in fact, civil servants of the Bureau of Onmyō. During the Heian period, ''onmyōji'' had quite a bit of political clout, but when the imperial court fell into decline, their status as civil servants was lost. Their original responsibilities included keeping track of the calendar, divination, and protection of the capital from evil spirits. They also watched for auspicious and/or harmful influences in the earth, (earthquake detection).

The most famous ''onmyoji'' is Abe no Seimei, who is roughly analogous to the Merlin of [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]]. Like Merlin, it is said that he was not entirely human. Abe no Seimei is a documented historical personage who lived from about 921 CE to around 1005 CE, the middle of the [[JidaiGeki Heian Period]]. A shrine dedicated to him was built in Kyoto soon after his death, and still exists today.

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Onmyōdō (meaning "The Way of Yin and Yang") is Japanese-style [[FunctionalMagic spell-casting]]. Methods range from Yin/Yang, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godai the Five Elements]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikigami shikigami]], and divination to [=ofuda=] and alchemy. ''Onmyodo'' ''Onmyōdō'' is a very eclectic blend; while it can be treated as simply ''Rule Magic'', it also has elements of ''Force Magic'' and ''Theurgy''.

Over the centuries, the various arts and practices of ''onmyodo'' ''onmyōdō'' gradually became absorbed into UsefulNotes/{{Shinto}} and [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} Buddhist]] tradition, and also into the disciplines of the ''Shugenja'', and other ascetic groups. Thus, in many anime and manga works, {{miko}} (shrine maidens) are shown as knowing how to summon and control ''shikigami''.

A practitioner of ''onmyodo'' ''onmyōdō'' is called an ''onmyoji''. ''onmyōji''. Traditionally, the only ones able to legally practice ''onmyodo'' ''onmyōdō'' were appointed by the Imperial government, and were in fact, civil servants of the Bureau of Onmyō. During the Heian period, ''onmyōji'' had quite a bit of political clout, but when the imperial court fell into decline, their status as civil servants was lost. Their original responsibilities included keeping track of the calendar, divination, and protection of the capital from evil spirits. They also watched for auspicious and/or harmful influences in the earth, earth (earthquake detection).

The most famous ''onmyoji'' ''onmyōji'' is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_no_Seimei Abe no Seimei, who is Seimei]], a figure roughly analogous to the Merlin of [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]]. Like Merlin, it is said that he was not entirely human.human, but the offspring of a nobleman and a female {{Kitsune}} deity. Abe no Seimei is a documented historical personage who lived from about 921 CE to around 1005 CE, the middle of the [[JidaiGeki Heian Period]]. A shrine dedicated to him was built in Kyoto soon after his death, and still exists today.
today. His descendants, the [[http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwords/entry.php?entryID=366 Tsuchimikado]] clan, were responsible for managing the Bureau of Onmyō for most of its existence.




:'''Gobosei (pentagram)''':In Japanese culture, this is a symbol of magical power, associated with Abe no Seimei; it is a diagram of the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Xing#Overcoming overcoming cycle]]" of the [[ElementalPowers five Chinese elements]] (Wu Xing).

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:'''Gobosei (pentagram)''':In Japanese culture, this is a symbol of magical power, associated with Abe no Seimei; it is a diagram of the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Xing#Overcoming overcoming cycle]]" of the [[ElementalPowers five Chinese elements]] (Wu Xing).
Xing). A five-pointed star variant (leaving out the outside pentagon) is known as a ''Seiman'', the personal crest of Abe no Seimei.



:'''Shikigami''':Shikigami are spirits called forth to act as servants for the summoner, similar to a {{familiar}} in Western mythology. In modern representation, a [[EyeOfNewt paper doll]] is used as a focus for the spell, if the shikigami is dispelled, the paper doll remains.

:'''KujiIn and Kuji-kiri''':[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuji-in The Nine Syllable Seals]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuji-kiri the Nine Symbolic Cuts]] are also among Onmyodo techniques, though they were never unique to Onmyodo.

:'''EasternZodiac''': One of the divination means ''onmyoji'' employed. During the Heian era, ''onmyoji'' were also responsible for making calendars. [[note]]Japan used the Chinese calendar until after the opening of Japan.[[/note]] As part of that system, TheFourGods were thus also incorporated into ''onmyodo''.

:'''Feng Shui''': Another Chinese influence amalgamated into ''onmyodo''.

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:'''Shikigami''':Shikigami (or sometimes just "shiki") are spirits called forth to act as servants for the summoner, similar to a {{familiar}} in Western mythology. In modern representation, a shikigami come in two main varieties:
** A
[[EyeOfNewt paper doll]] is used as a focus for to generate a [[MadeOfMagic magical construct]] shaped like a living creature, with varying levels of realism, power and intelligence depending on the spell, amount of skill and/or magical energy used in its creation. The doll itself is left behind if the shikigami is dispelled, the paper doll remains.

dispelled.
** A pre-existing creature (usually an animal or a low-level {{Youkai}}) into which a shikigami spirit is summoned to grant it enhanced power and intelligence. More powerful servants are harder to control; Abe no Seimei's use of [[{{Youkai}} oni]] shikigami was a mark of his great skill.

:'''KujiIn and Kuji-kiri''':[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuji-in The Nine Syllable Seals]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuji-kiri the Nine Symbolic Cuts]] are also among Onmyodo Onmyōdō techniques, though they were never unique to Onmyodo.

Onmyōdō.

:'''EasternZodiac''': One of the divination means ''onmyoji'' ''onmyōji'' employed. During the Heian era, ''onmyoji'' ''onmyōji'' were also responsible for making calendars. [[note]]Japan used the Chinese calendar until after the opening of Japan.[[/note]] As part of that system, TheFourGods were thus also incorporated into ''onmyodo''.

''onmyōdō''.

:'''Feng Shui''': Another Chinese influence amalgamated into ''onmyodo''.''onmyōdō''.

:'''"Kyu-Kyu Nyo Ritsu Ryo"''': The Japanese reading of [[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/急急如律令 a phrase once appended to Chinese government edicts]], translating roughly as "With Most Haste, In Accordance With the Law" - since the government was regarded as an earthly extension of the CelestialBureaucracy, it became adopted into Taoism as a way to imbue commands with divine authority. In modern depictions it is generally used as a trigger phrase at the end of a MagicalIncantation.
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