Visit Kanda-Myojin Shinto shrine near Akihabara and perform a ritual to protect your computer ๐Ÿ™‚

The ritual consisted of prayers, drums, and the swishing of branches. I sit on a stool and am handed a small branch with leaves attached. I receive it with both hands and place it on a small altar with the end pointing to the back of the shrine. I bow twice, and clap my hands twice, I bow again and sit down. (Source)

Source: Inventor Spot


7 thoughts on “Bless Your Computer at Shinto Shrine

  1. i wish that’s possible. but some how i think it’s not… well any way.. that’s great you know… a personal thing can be blessed by the priest…

  2. In the old Rituale Romanum, there’s a special blessing for beer:

    “Benedic, Domine, creaturam istam cerevisiae, quam ex adipe frumenti producere dignatus es: ut sit remedium salutare humano generi, et praesta per invocationem nominis tui sancti; ut, quicumque ex ea biberint, sanitatem corpus et animae tutelam percipiant.”

    (Bless, O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul.)

    If you can’t avoid being drunk, at least make sure the stuff you’re getting drunk on is holy. (^_^)

  3. haha Diego, that is an interesting example – thank you for sharing it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kanzeon, blessing will help you and your paraphernalia by giving you a boost in confidence and peace of mind that you are protected by supernatural powers and bare less responsibility for your own actions.

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