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The essence of Shinto : Japan's spiritual heart

Author: Motohisa Yamakage; Paul de Leeuw; Aidan Rankin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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The long history of Shinto is deeply bound to Japanese spirituality and mythology, and indeed the religion is regarded as Japan's very spiritual roots. In [this book, the author] explains the core values of Japan's unique religion, paying particular attention to its spiritual aspects, as well as exploring the very profound roots of the original Shinto of ancient times.-Dust jacket.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Motohisa Yamakage; Paul de Leeuw; Aidan Rankin
OCLC Number: 234085656
Notes: Originally published: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, ©2006. 1st ed.
Translated from the Japanese.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Shinto for the new millennium --
What is Shinto? --
What is Jinja? --
Idea of Misogi (purification) --
Idea of Harai --
Koshinto, theory of one spirit, four souls --
Koshinto, view of the "other world" --
Systematic training method of Chinkon --
Afterword --
Appendix I: Many names of Kami; Hierarchy of Kami; Polytheism and monotheism --
Appendix II: Practice of Chinkon at Yamakage Shinto training center; Misogiharai no Kotoba; Ohara no Kotoba; Daijinju and Ajimarikan; Ama no Kazoeuta; Dedication of gratitude toward Kami --
Additional terms.
Other Titles: Shintō no shinpi.
Responsibility: Motohisa Yamakage ; translators, Mineko S. Gillespie, Gerald L. Gillespie, Yoshitsugu Komuro ; editors, Paul de Leeuw, Aidan Rankin.

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The long history of Shinto is deeply bound to Japanese spirituality and mythology, and indeed the religion is regarded as Japan's very spiritual roots. In [this book, the author] explains the core values of Japan's unique religion, paying particular attention to its spiritual aspects, as well as exploring the very profound roots of the original Shinto of ancient times.-Dust jacket.

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