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Summoning (Chikara-jutsu)
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Chikara-jutsu: Theoretical and Practical Summoning
Kikuchi Shoichi, Professor

事務所時間: 月曜日と水曜日、午後4時〜午後6時、部屋308、天守城
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Office 308, Castle Keep

Office hours are available for students who need further clarification of concept presented in lecture. Students are highly encouraged to rework misunderstood problems from returned exams and then discuss them with the professor during office hours.

第八期間: 水曜日、午後2時〜午後3時、主要室、西道場
Eighth Session: Wednesdays, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Shuyō Hall, Nishi Dojo

The eighth session is available for students who have made solid attempts on the homework assignment or other practice problems and require further assistance understanding how to approach such problems. On occasion the eighth session will be reserved for private tutoring by the professor.

Course Description

精霊を召喚する芸術は、共通の時代よりずっと前から、良いものと悪いものの両方のために利用されてきました。しかし、七世紀後半の陰陽道宇宙論の一環として開発された「力術」という慣行は。陰陽道の召喚様相は威信と知識の兆候となりました。 後程、「陰陽師」は必要に応じて召喚を引き続き利用したが、「召喚師」は召喚の専門家の称号となった。このコースの目的は、同じ名前の科目でカバーされている陰陽道の他の側面を勉強することなく、学生が「力術」の高水準の概観に慣れるのを助けることです。生徒はさまざまな種類の精神を学び、精神を呼び出すための適切な手続きを学び、と式神を結び付けるための協定を作ります。
The art of summoning spirits has been utilised for good and for ill since well before the common era, though the practise that we now call chikara-jutsu developed as part of the Onmyōdō cosmology in the late 7th century. The summoning aspect of Onmyōdō was a sign of prestige and knowledge; eventually, although “onmyōji” continued to utilise Summoning when necessary, “shōkanji” became the title of a summoning specialist. The aim of this course is to familiarise students with an overview of Summoning without dwelling on other aspects of Onmyōdō which are covered in the Mahoutokoro course of the same name. Students will study the different types of kami and learn the proper procedures for summoning kami and making the Pact with them to conjure shikigami.



Summoning is available to all students third-year to seventh-year as an elective course of study. In order to truly comprehend the subject matter, however, a solid understanding of Onmyōdō is practically a necessity, and at least some background in Makimono is also recommended. Students who are contemplating the art of Summoning should consider their performance in these courses during their first few years at Mahoutokoro.

召喚は陰陽道と巻物の両方と並行して意図的に教えられます。 生徒は、これらのコースで学んだことを超えて何かを達成するよう求められません。しかし、少数の学生だけが別のコースですでに学んだはずの概念を習得するために、残りの学生から授業時間の一部を取り除くことはしません。
Summoning will be actively taught in conjunction with Onmyōdō and Makimono; students will not be asked to accomplish anything beyond what they have studied in these courses, but no portion of the class time will be taken away from the rest of the student body in order to familiarise just a few students with a concept they should already have been taught in another course.

Learning Goals

人生のあらゆる場面と同様に、「何と」だけでなく、「なぜ」も考慮することが重要です。 力術の目的は、召喚師(及び/また陰陽師)を自然に近づけることであり、また、課題に適した精神によって困難な仕事をする道を提供することです。 力術の目的は怠惰を促進することではない。 単にあなたの雑用のすべてを行うように精神を捉えてはいけません。 実際、これは不可能です。 これは、適切な召喚には相互に有益な「祈誓」を呼び出す必要があるからです。 式神に自分勝手な戒めを与えようとする召喚師は、彼らが征服しようとしている精神の怒りの下で滅びる可能性が非常に高い。
As in all walks of life, not only the “how” but also the “why” is important to consider. The purpose of Summoning is to bring the shōkanji (and/or onmyōji) closer to nature and to provide an avenue with which to have difficult tasks performed by a spirit more suited to the task. It is NOT to promote laziness by capturing spirits and having them do everything for you, and in fact this is impossible to do since proper Summoning involves invoking a mutually beneficial Pact. A shōkanji who presumes to order kami around is much more likely to perish beneath the ire of the spirit they are attempting to subjugate.

In absorbing this important principle, the well-meaning shōkanji will learn his or her own strengths and weaknesses and what they are capable of on their own, promoting the development of not only their magical skill but also their very character.

Readings, Materials, and Resources

To every class session, students should bring their wand, a quill, and their course readings.

Theory lectures will also require a supply of ordinary parchment for note-taking and writing assignments.

Practical sessions will also require two blank handscrolls.

このクラスで必要な教科書は、「金烏玉兎集・三国相伝陰陽輨轄簠簋内伝金烏玉兎集」 (緑石兎と黄金色鴉のあ本)と、「占事略决」(占いの判断の要約)。 他の読みを割り当てることもできますが、テキストはインストラクターによって提供されるか、生徒は授業に先立ってコピーをうまく調達するよう指示されます。
The course readings are Kin’ugyokuto-shū, “The Book of the Golden Crow and Jade Rabbit;” and Senji Ryakketsu, “The Summary to Judgements of Divinations.” Other readings may be assigned, but the texts will be provided by the instructor or the students will be instructed to procure a copy well in advance of the class meeting.

Assignments, Evaluations, and Grading

出席: 講義と実践会の両方の出席は、あなたの学年の25%を占めます、教授が今年のあなたの作品を審査するとき。 階級の会期中に与えられたすべての情報は、主題に関連するだけでなく、あなたの理解と安全にとって重要です。 故にあなたが可能なすべての会議のために教室にいることが不可欠です、召喚師としての成功を確実にし、痛みを伴って死ぬ可能性を低くする。 時折の遅滞は時には避けられないものと理解され、罰則を課さない。 しかし、繰り返される遅れや不在のパターンを示すと、それはあなたの貧弱な性格を反映します。
Attendance: Attendance of both lecture and session periods constitutes 25% of your grade when the instructor reviews your performance for the year. All information given during meetings of the class is relevant to the subject matter, as well as important to your understanding and safety. As such it is imperative that you are in the classroom for all possible meetings to ensure your success as a shōkanji and to lower your chances of dying painfully. Occasional tardiness is understood as sometimes unavoidable and will incur no penalties, but a pattern of repeated tardiness or absence will reflect poorly upon you.

参与: 講義と実際会の合に積極的に参加することは、あなたの学年の25%を構成します、教授が今年のあなたの作品を審査するとき。 この対話は、生徒がインストラクターの説明を求めるための教育ツールです。 このダイアログはまた、あなたの教授に、提示されている資料を学生が理解しているかどうかを見て聞く機会を与えます。 関連する質問が強く推奨されます講義と実際の会合の両方で。 また、他の学生との共同作業は完全に受け入れられます、互いの教育開発に貢献し、中断を引き起こさないことを条件に。
Participation: Active participation in both lecture and session periods constitutes 25% of your grade when the instructor reviews your performance for the year. The dialogue is an educational tool that allows for students to ask for clarification from their instructor, as well as for the instructor to see and hear for himself that his students are comprehending the subject matter. Relevant questions are strongly encouraged during both theoretical and practical class sessions, and working with other students will not be frowned on provided that you are contributing to each other’s educational development and not causing an interruption.

<*>あなたの講師は、あなたが出席ポイントを失うと、参加ポイントも失っていることを指摘したいと思います。 もう一度、故に、あなたが可能なすべての会議のために教室にいることが不可欠です、召喚師としての成功を確実にし、痛みを伴って死ぬ可能性を低くする。
<*>Your instructor would also like to point out that if you lose attendance points, you are also losing participation points. Thus, once again, it is imperative that you are in the classroom for all possible meetings to ensure your success as a shōkanji and to lower your chances of dying painfully.

理論研究: 理論的な割り当ての完了は、あなたの学年の25%を構成します、教授が今年のあなたの作品を審査するとき。 理論研究の例は、後の講義で見直される教科書からの読書の割り当て、提示される資料に関するエッセイ、と神と式神の観察ジャーナルです。
Theory Assignments: Completion of theoretical assignments constitutes 25% of your grade when the instructor reviews your performance for the year. Examples of theory assignments are assigned readings from the textbooks to be reviewed in a later lecture, essays on subject matter, and observation journals of kami and shikigami.

実践的な課題: 実践的な課題の完成は、あなたの学年の25%を構成します、教授が今年のあなたの作品を審査するとき。 生徒はクラスで実行するための実践的な演習を与えられます、教授が彼らを監督している間。 これらの演習は、インストラクターが別途指示しない限り、会期の最後までに完了する必要があります。 等級練習の例としては、召喚スクロールの作成、要素魔法の移動気力、完全な召喚などがあります。
Practical Assignments: Completion of practical assignments constitutes 25% of your grade when the instructor reviews your performance for the year. Students will be given in-class practises during their sessions with the instructor; these exercises must be completed by the end of the session unless otherwise indicated by the instructor. Examples of in-class practises are writing summoning scrolls, moving the energies of elemental magics, and complete summonings themselves.

<*>初心者、特に監督なしで試みると召喚が危険になることがあるため、初期の生徒は、クラス外の実践的な課題は与えられませんが、そして実際に、私はそうすることからあなたを禁止しています。 教授は通常、コースの4学期に非常に限られたクラス外実践課題を割り当て始めます。 ただし、コースの第7学期の初めに、学生は自分自身のクラス外の実践的なタスクを実行するだけでなく、完全で適切な安全手順を実証し、インストラクターのレビューのためにこれらの手順を文書化します。
<*>Because summoning can be very dangerous when attempted by a novice and especially without supervision, early students will not be given out-of-class practical assignments and in fact are discouraged from doing so. The instructor will usually begin assigning out-of-class practises in the fourth semester of the course in a limited scope. By the beginning of the seventh semester of the course, students will be expected to not only conduct out-of-class practises of their own but also demonstrate complete and proper safety procedures, and document these procedures for the instructor’s review.

優等生試験: 彼または彼女のランクに関係なく、召喚にまだ登録されている出七年目生徒、書面によるテストと実証優等生試験を受けなければならない。
NEWT Examinations: All departing seventh year students still enrolled in Summoning, regardless of their rank, are required to take both written and practical NEWT examinations in the subject.

Class Schedule

第3講義: 火曜日、午前11時〜午前11時55分、高尚塔
第3期間: 火曜日、午後1時〜午後1時55分、二次室、西道場
Third Lecture: Tuesdays, 11:00am – 11:55am, Kōshō Pagoda
Third Session: Tuesdays, 1:00pm – 1:55pm, Niji Room, Nishi Dōjō

第4講義: 金曜日、午前10時〜午前10時55分、高尚塔
第4期間: 金曜日、午後2時〜午後2時55分、主要室、西道場
Fourth Lecture: Fridays, 10:00am – 10:55am, Kōshō Pagoda
Fourth Session: Fridays, 2:00pm – 2:55pm, Shuyō Room, Nishi Dojo

第5講義: 月曜日、午前10時〜午前10時55分、高尚塔
第5期間: 月曜日、午後2時〜午後2時55分、主要室、西道場
Fifth Lecture: Mondays, 10:00am – 10:55am, Kōshō Pagoda
Fifth Session: Mondays, 2:00pm – 2:55pm, Shuyō Room, Nishi Dojo

第6講義: 水曜日、午前11時〜午前11時55分、高尚塔
第6期間: 水曜日、午後1時〜午後1時55分、主要室、西道場
Sixth Lecture: Wednesdays, 11:00am – 11:55am, Kōshō Pagoda
Sixth Session: Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 1:55pm, Shuyō Room, Nishi Dojo

第7講義: 木曜日、午後7時30分〜午後10時、部屋208、東館
第7期間: 木曜日、午後2時〜午後2時55分、主要室、西道場
Seventh Lecture: Thursdays, 7:30pm – 10:00pm, Room 208, Higashi Class Hall
Seventh Session: Thursdays, 2:00pm – 2:55pm, Shuyō Room, Nishi Dojo

A Note on the First Rank Test

Students who wish to participate in the First Rank Test each April must meet the following criteria across their entire educational experience at Mahoutokoro:

<*>Have a working knowledge at or above the expected level of your class year in all subjects
<*>Demonstrate analytical problem solving in coursework
<*>Perform and endure physical tasks that challenge your physique and mindpower
<*>Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of advanced offensive spells, focus, and technique
<*>Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of defensive spells, concentration, and multitasking

In addition, a professor must endorse the student for testing in order for the application to move forward.

あなたの召喚の頭からの支持を得るには、基本的な召喚手続きと安全性に精通し、その要素によって神を特定でき、援助なしで第8位または第7位の式神を召還するのに十分な習熟を示す必要があります。 このような理由から、非常にまれな状況を除いて、あなたの召喚の頭は、4年目以下のいかなる学生にも裏書を提供しません。 支持を求める典型的な学生は、すでに5学期を修了し、召喚教育の6学期中でなければなりません。
If you wish to earn an endorsement from your Summoning instructor, you must exhibit great familiarity with basic summoning procedure and safety, be able to identify kami by their element, and demonstrate sufficient mastery to independently summon an eighth- or seventh-rank shikigami. For this reason, except in exceedingly rare circumstances, your instructor will not provide an endorsement to any fourth-year or younger student; a typical student must have completed five semesters and be in your sixth semester of Summoning to request an endorsement.
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