Shinto (Paperback)

Author: Reader, Ian

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This pocket-sized paperback is ideal for travellers, students and spiritual seekers. Simple Guides Shinto will help you to appreciate the cultural significance of Shinto, understand what goes on in Shinto Shrines and in Shinto rituals, recognize the key traditions and festivals of the Shinto year. The guide will also help you to gain insight into the controversies surrounding Shinto, politics and nationalism. Contents: Introduction (including New Years Festival and What Shinto Is Not) Shinto and its Japanese setting (including Threat of New Gods and Triumph of Buddhism) Kami, Myths and Meanings (including Important Kami in Shinto Tradition) Shinto in Japanese Religious History (including Shinto- Buddhist Interactions) Shinto Shrines (including Signs of the Sacred and Important Shrines and Locations) Life-cycles Festivals and Rituals (including Yearly Cycle of Events and Shinto Rituals) Prayers and Communication with Kami (including Symbolic Meanings and Sincerity and Gratitude) Shinto, Nationalism and Yasukuni Shrine (including Political Manoeuvres and opposition) Shinto in the Modern World (including Rise and Challenge of New Religions)


Publisher Kuperard Pub
Mfg Part# 9781857334333
SKU 204193255
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1857334337
Release Date 5/1/2007
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