The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart by Motohisa Yamakage, Paul de Leeuw, Aidan Rankin
The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart
Author: Motohisa Yamakage, Paul de Leeuw, Aidan Rankin
Title: The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart
ISBN10: 4770030444
ISBN13: 978-4770030443
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Kodansha USA; 1 edition (May 1, 2007)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1426 kb
Size epub: 1850 kb
Rating: 4.0 ✪
Votes: 313
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Other Eastern Religions & Sacred Texts
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. He shows how the long history of Shintoism is deeply woven into the fabric of Japanese spirituality and mythology--indeed, it is regarded as Japan's very spiritual roots--and discusses its role in modern Japan and the world. He also carefully analyzes the relationship of the spirit and the soul, which will provide informed and invaluable insight into how spirituality affects our daily existence. Through the author's emphasis on the universality of Shinto and its prevalence in the natural world, the book will appeal to all readers with an appreciation of humanity's place in nature and the individual's role in the larger society.