Shugendō now

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  • Creator Empower Pictures presents ; director, camera, editor: Jean-Marc Abela ; producer, research: Mark Patrick McGuire
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [Montreal] : Empower Pictures, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
  • OCLC ocn466083168
  • Credits
    • Narrator: Akané D'Orangeville


  • "This feature documentary is an experiential journey into the mystical practices of Japanese mountain asceticism. In Shugendō (The Way of Acquiring Power), practitioners perform ritual actions from shamanism, Shintō, Daoism, and Tantric Buddhism. They seek experiential truth of the teachings during arduous climbs in sacred mountains"--Container.


  • Special features: trailer.
  • DVD.
  • In Japanese with optional English and French language tracks; optional subtitles in English and French.