What is Shinto? An Overview of Ancient Japanese Mythology
Shinto began in ancient times as a shamanistic practice of nature worship much like the early druids.
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#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)
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#2 Feb 3, 2010
Thanks! I've always been intersted in the nature aspects of SHinto. I want to see their similarity to Paganism.
#3 Feb 5, 2010
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;
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