What is Shinto? An Overview of Ancien...

What is Shinto? An Overview of Ancient Japanese Mythology

There are 3 comments on the Associated Content story from Feb 2, 2010, titled What is Shinto? An Overview of Ancient Japanese Mythology. In it, Associated Content reports that:

Shinto began in ancient times as a shamanistic practice of nature worship much like the early druids.

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Malaz

Beijing, China

#1 Feb 3, 2010
I left a comment to the author of this piece, please ref: M, Beijing.

If anyone reading this is interested in Shinto, you'll learn more if you go to:

"The Encyclopedia of Shinto"

(Sorry, not allowed to post the actual link)

“Skeptic to the Bone”

Since: Jan 10

Springfield. Man, it sucks!

#2 Feb 3, 2010
Malaz wrote:
I left a comment to the author of this piece, please ref: M, Beijing.
If anyone reading this is interested in Shinto, you'll learn more if you go to:
"The Encyclopedia of Shinto"
(Sorry, not allowed to post the actual link)
Thanks! I've always been intersted in the nature aspects of SHinto. I want to see their similarity to Paganism.
Malaz

Beijing, China

#3 Feb 5, 2010
Actually,

Other than folk Hinduism,(and what's left of Indigenous tribal faiths) it's the oldest form of Paganism in the world...and like the Japanese themselves, highly specialized and streamlined.:)

It does have what I consider to be the three requirements for Indigenism (paganism)(ie... three elements which distinguish a faith from monotheism) which are;

Nature Worship
Goddess Worship
and
Ancestor Worship

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