About the Author
My name is Ken Morita and I was born in Tokyo in 1951. I
entered the electrical and electronic engineering department of Sophia
University and took many religious classes because I wanted to learn about
deities. Much of my journey was inspired by a book by D. T. Suzuki that I was
given by my priest, who was also a professor. Sophia University is a true
Catholic university established by the Vatican, but there is a love there that
After working for Fujitsu, I established my own IT company
at the age of 26 and won the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications’
Award for communication software that I developed.
I opened a supernatural laboratory at the age of 43 and
have since travelled the world studying phenomena that are unexplained by
science. At the Monroe Institute in the USA, I had an out-of-body experience,
read a letter that had been placed in another dimension and amazed people with
the accuracy of what I had read. When I injured my arm in a car crash in Brazil,
I underwent a special surgery by a possessed doctor, where he made a 15cm cut
without anaesthetic. I didn’t feel any pain and the after-effects of the injury
disappeared, but I still have a big scar. I connected with my unconscious
through the Taoist teaching “doing without doing” and felt that I was living
with deities. I continued my investigations, letting things be, and by chance I
encountered the Village of the Reborn. There was talk of a movie about it and
all of a sudden, at the age of 64, I wrote and composed my first song.
Morita’s favourite songs he has written:
SOUP, Ribbon, SATORI, Hello CQ,
Morita’s original mottos:
“Take your hands off the wheel of your consciousness and
everything will be like playing”.
“Life is the result of questions”.
My family had a puppy that we named Verl, because the
Japanese pronunciation of ‘Verl’ sounds like the word furifuri, a word
for shaking that came to mind every time she wagged her tail.
Verl was a golden retriever, and was four months old when
we got her. We had never had a pet before, so at first we didn’t have a clue
what to do. The first thing we did was take her to the vet, where we found out
that she had roundworms in her stomach. The vet gave us a laxative to get rid of
the worms. We gave it to her on the veranda and the worms crawled over the
Once the worms were gone, Verl began tearing around the
living room, back and forth from one end to the other. My family got up on the
dining room table and waited for her to settle down. After about five minutes,
Verl stopped running, lay down on the sofa and went to sleep, and we could
gingerly climb down from the table.
When I phoned the breeder, she said, ‘That often happens
when a dog has had worms. And all puppies run around.’
When I hung up and looked over at Verl, she looked up at me
with a sad face.
‘This puppy was meant to be a part of our family,’ I told
the others. ‘Let’s take good care of her.’ At that, Verl grinned.
This happened to be right at the time I had set up my
supernatural laboratory. I started it because before I died I wanted to carry
out scientific investigations of things that were thus far unexplained by
science. First, I took out an ad in a Chinese newspaper:
‘Seeking supernatural phenomena.
I set off for China the next day and shortly after I
arrived at my hotel, someone was knocking on the door of my room. He introduced
‘I love the supernatural too,’ he said. ‘We could study it
And so we began studying the supernatural together. I will
call this man Tiger, because he was born in the Year of the Tiger.
‘Many people in the village where I’m from have memories of
their past life,’ he said. ‘Will you do a study?’
‘Of course,’ I said.
Tiger took me to his village. It took three days to get
there. High up on a steep, 2000m-high cliff are caves, and this is where the
villagers live. I named this village the Village of the Reborn.
I heard one thing after another that could not be explained
by today’s science. But while such matters are not considered to be science
today, I believe that writing about them will lead to the advancement of mankind
in future. So as soon as I arrived, I leapt straight into interviewing the