Eric Swanson

Eric Swanson is a PhD candidate in Religion and Philosophy at Harvard University. His studies focus on the ritual activities of Japanese Tendai Buddhism.
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IdeasMagazine | Feature

The Subjugation of Evil

In the esoteric Japanese tradition, subduing the external evils of the world as well as the inner evils of one’s own mind is a central element of practice. A scholar explains why we shouldn’t dismiss it so quickly.

By Eric Swanson

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