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The Shinto Shrine

A group for those interested in or knowledgable about Traditional Japanese spirituality and mythology.

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Started by Sorchae (Fiachna). Last reply by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) Sep 6, 2011. 1 Reply

So, I have a question and this is the best place I can think of putting it in hopes of getting an answer. I have been trying to research on Wakahirume and I am not coming up with a lot of…Continue

What Is A Kami?

Started by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) Nov 29, 2010. 0 Replies

What is a Kami?Common misconceptions: A kami is a Japanese god. False.A kami is a nature spirit, like a nymph. False.A kami is an otherworldly being, like the Fae. False.The English langauge has no…Continue

Tags: shinto, kami

The Omikami

Started by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) Nov 29, 2010. 0 Replies

Amaterasu-ōmikami (天照). Supreme ruler of the celestial realm, and the Shinto deity of the sun. Born from Izanagi's left eye as he bathed in the river to cleanse himself after returning from the…Continue

Tags: izanagi, izanami, japan, shinto, okami

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Comment by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) on Wednesday

Lafcadio Hearn's Japan, An Attempt At Interpretation is likely the best work on the subject designed for outsiders. While it's nominally a historical work, it covers much of the history of Buddhism, Shinto, the Ainu and their interactions with Christianity and the western world.

Comment by Crimson Crown on February 23, 2012 at 18:55

Would there any practical texts on Shinto? As in, anything besides the sacred texts? 

Comment by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) on September 6, 2011 at 14:01

@Storm Raven: The only book I've ever found on the subject of Shgendo is a series of essays by Professor Hitoshi Miyake. The name is something to that degree as well. Good, but a poor read, likely due to translation or transliteration, I think it was originally published in Japanese.


Fiachna: Anything in particular you'd recommend for the articles?

Comment by Sorchae (Fiachna) on June 27, 2011 at 10:43
Hey all. :) Decided to join to learn more about Shinto/Neo-Shinto and anything of the sort dealing with Japanese Mythology and spirituality. I love the information provided so far, and can't wait to see more!
Comment by Storm Raven on February 22, 2011 at 13:29
Would you have any information on Shugendo, Mountain Asceticism or "Songs to Make the Dust Dance?" :D
Comment by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) on December 17, 2010 at 9:10

Welcome to the group Dee.

Comment by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) on December 1, 2010 at 0:33
Kami interaction with humanity...not something I'd considered. It'll be fun to write. :D Thankies Steffie.

Also, my Inarian Shrine blog is still in the making, I'll add the origin information into that instead and just crosslink it here. Or maybe the other way around.

And welcome Thorn! I'm always interested to here the opinions of native Japanese on Shinto, their views and experiences vary so much, it's fascinating.
Comment by Alorer Stefanos (The Gecko) on November 30, 2010 at 17:01
Hmmm I am interested in the Shinto views/methods/whatev on shrines since I know you draw from Shinto for your practices on that area regarding your Inarian system. I would also like to learn a bit more on how the Kami interact with those that venerate them e.g. what roles and what purpose such interactions may fulfill.
Comment by Jīn Fǎ Zǐ 金髮子 (Jai) on November 30, 2010 at 16:41
Anything else people would like to see for this group?

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