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Shinto: (the Way of the Gods)

by William George Aston

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Published by Longmans, Green .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL23455101M
OCLC/WorldCa19641185

The Essence of Shinto was written by a practicing Yamakage Shinto grand master (actually, these days his son is the acting grand master). It's a book written by a person of faith, explaining his sect of Shinto from that viewpoint, not from an academic viewpoint, so know that going in/5. "Shinto contains aspects of worship of nature, because the kami are tied to nature." "Kami is a term that encompasses traditional western separations of gods, spirits, and daemons of greek mythology. On the surface, there are some aesthetic similarities with native american religions.".

  This book presents, for the first time, a collection of ancient Japanese Shinto prayers in a format where English speaking readers can both understand the deep meaning of the translated text and can also pronounce the original Japanese words. Shinto is an ancient spiritual tradition, primarily practiced in Japan, which is now spreading its traditions to the western world. This book presents, for the first time, a collection of ancient Japanese Shinto prayers in a format where English speaking readers can both understand the deep meaning of the translated text and can also pronounce the original Japanese words. Shinto is an ancient spiritual tradition, primarily.

  "Shinto: A History is a well written and interesting book, worth the time of readers with an interest in Shinto or Japanese history in general." — Kenneth J. Valencich, Reading Religion "This brilliant study is a welcome addition a source of valuable teaching material, and more in general a must-read" — Ugo Dessi, Religious Studies ReviewBrand: Oxford University Press. Find a huge variety of new & used Shinto books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop Shinto books at Alibris.


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Shinto: (the Way of the Gods) by William George Aston Download PDF EPUB FB2

Discover the best Shintoism in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Please if you have comments about the Prologue and Chapter one of "The Shinto" go to the "Contact Me" page and send me an email.

I would love to hear any and all comments regarding the beginning of the book. Shinto followers believe that these divine rituals help in aligning the supernatural, human, and the natural worlds harmoniously together to achieve prosperity.

This book is intended to give a basic, yet detailed Shinto: book of the Shinto world for a beginner. This book traces the path of Shinto starting from its ancient origins to its present day/5(10). Books shelved as shinto: Shinto: The Kami Way by Sokyo Ono, Shinto: Origins, Rituals, Festivals, Spirits, Sacred Places by C.

Scott Littleton, The Essenc. Shinto holy books The holy books of Shinto are the Kojiki or 'Records of Ancient Matters' ( CE) and the Nihon-gi or 'Chronicles of Japan' ( CE).

These books. "Shinto: A History is a well written and interesting book, worth the time of readers with an interest in Shinto or Japanese history in general." -- Kenneth J. Valencich, Reading Religion "This brilliant study is a welcome addition a source of valuable teaching material, and more in general a must-read" -- Ugo Dessi, Religious Studies Review/5(9).

A Shinto shrine, unaffected by other religious influences, is a simple unpainted wooden building, having some object within it that is believed to be the dwelling place of the kami. After Buddhism entered Japan in the 6th cent. AD, it had some influence on Shinto.

About the Author MOTOHISA YAMAKAGE was born in and brought up in an old Shinto: book family. At the age of eighteen he was initiated into the mysteries of Shinto, and in became the 79th Grand Master of Yamakage Shinto.

Grand Master Yamakage has played a leading role in introducing Shinto to people around the by: 9. One of Hearn's last books, this substantial volume is a highly readable history of Shinto in Japan, and its interaction with Buddhism and Christianity; highly recommended for outsiders who want to understand the Japanese sprit and culture.

KAKUZO OKAKURA The Ideals of the East by Kakuzo Okakura []. This book is a careful investigation about the history and traditions on Shinto in Japan. It enables the reader to know not only the history of Japan's indigenous spiritual traditions but how they aproach to the spiritual. The reader enter a world quite different from the spirtual western by:   This book is perfect for a quick introduction to the topic of Shinto.

It goes over roughly the history of the religion, from ancient times through State Shinto to the modern era. It gives a brief but understandable interpretation of how things changed during that time and how Shinto has adapted to /5.

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second-oldest book of classical Japanese book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀, "Japanese Chronicles").It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical.

The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart 1st Edition In The Essence of Shinto, revered Shinto master Motohisa Yamakage explains the core values of Shinto and explores both basic tenets and its more esoteric points in terms readily accessible to the modern Western reader.

the first half of this book explains the authors understanding of Shinto beliefs (an interesting take, in my opinion), the second half explains the history of Shinto, and specifically how an animist/polytheist belief system can come to be used to promote fascism/5.

Thus, this book approaches Shinto as a series of historical 'religious systems' rather than attempting to identify a timeless 'Shinto essence'. This history focuses on three aspects of Shinto practice: the people involved in shrine worship, the institutional networks that ensured continuity, and teachings and by:   Shinto does not have any philosophical literature or official scripture that can be compared to texts like the Bible or the Qur'an.

But the Kojiki(Records of Ancient Matters) and the Nihongior Nihon shoki (Chronicles of Japan), are in a sense the sacred books of were written in and CE, respectively, and are compilations of the oral traditions, mythology and.

Distinguished scholar of Japanese religions and culture Helen Hardacre offers the first comprehensive history of Shinto, the ancient and vibrant tradition whose colorful rituals are still practiced today.

Under the ideal of Shinto, a divinely descended emperor governs through rituals offered to deities called Kami.

These rituals are practiced in innumerable shrines across the realm, so that. Shinto, also known as kami-no-michi, is a religion originating from fied as an East Asian religion by scholars of religion, its practitioners often regard it as Japan's indigenous religion and as a nature rs sometimes call its practitioners Shintoists, although adherents rarely use that term is no central authority in control of the movement and much.

This book is "Shinto: The Kami Way" by the Shinto priest and scholar Sokyo Ono, in PDF, EPUB, and AZW3 formats. Book Description: Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. Shinto is a religion but unlike others, it has no known founder nor are there any sacred texts or formalized teachings.

The foundation of Shintoism is a belief in Kami: the spiritual elements of nature that exist in waterways, trees, mountains, and geographical regions. Shinto: A History, by Helen Hardacre covers a range of history from the Yayoi Period ( BCE- CE) until the present.A point that should first be mentioned is that this book does not engage with the doctrines of Shinto.

While the mythology and theories of certain ideologues are explored, the purpose of this text is to clarify their position in history.Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Shintoism Books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.The essays in this volume cover a wide range of topics on Shinto and kami in history, including the profound formative influence of Taoism on Shinto in early Japan; the relationship between shrine cults and nature; and the role of shrine and temple ritual in the Japanese state of the Heian period.3/5(2).