Dosojin or “road blocking spirits” is a type of spirit, including Daruma and Chimata. They are roadside deities who offer aid to travelers. Their images are often small to medium sized carved stone statues. These images are sometimes placed at crossroads to ward off danger, malicious spirits, and accidents. They often appear in pairs, usually as an elderly married couple. This type of Dosojin represents both the protection of the crossroads spirits and the image of a happy, fertile marriage.
Originates: Spiritual Realm
Occupies: Earthen, Spiritual
see Realms page for more information
STRENGTHS/WHY KEEP THEM?
They provide warnings of danger, protection, and guidance... as well as empowering relationships; family, lover, & friend.
Protection, happiness, counsel
LISTINGS IN THE ONLINE STORE
See available listings: Dosojin
Associations can be used to create a closer connection with the entity. By recognizing their associations with the Earth and Universe you can use any combination of these tools to create treats, rituals, and bonding exercises between you.
You can purchase candles, incense, cones, oils, sprays, etc scented with the Scent, Herb, or Foliage they are associated with. You can purchase statuary, paintings, prints, textiles, etc with the Color, Animal, or Foliage they are associated with and keep them in your home where the entity will see them.
To boost their presence and give them a natural feeding of Earthen core energy you can buy raw, polished or cut specimens of the Gemstone they are associated with. Place the gemstones where you keep their vessel or wear the jewelry with the gemstones when you wear the vessel.
To have peak results it is best to meditate, perform rituals, invocations or spells for the entity on the Weekday they are associated with. The Month they are associated with is a block of time to celebrate and show your appreciation for your entity!
METHODS OF CONNECTING
Φ Time spent closely with the Dosojin the first 30 days of coming to the Keeper's home.
Φ Treats include any hand-made offering; whether an item, food, oil, etc.
CHARACTERISTICS & MANIFESTATIONS
Φ Protective, strong-minded, counselor of life.
Φ Can manifest as thoughts, premonitions, streaks of bright light, orbs of multiple colors, tangible touching of shoulder, back of head, or back.
Average size: Small: 1-5ft
As Spiritual beings their actual size is unknown, however in most manifestations they appear in human-like form in average, human height, , read Size page for more information
Lifespan: Extended: 1,000 years+
They have been assigned an "Average" lifespan for supernatural entities/beings, read Lifespan page for more information