30 Days of Shinto

I found this ’30 days of Paganism’ meme floating around and thought it would be especially good to talk about some of the things on this list. It is from a neo-pagan point of view, so I have changed it to Shinto. The original meme is found here.

  1. Beliefs – Why Shinto?
  2. Beliefs – Types of Shinto
  3. Beliefs – Kami
  4. Beliefs – Cosmology
  5. Beliefs – Purity and Impurity
  6. Beliefs – Kotodama
  7. Beliefs – Matsuri/Holidays
  8. Beliefs – Solitary Shinto
  9. Deity Gender
  10. Patrons
  11. Pantheon – Shinto overview
  12. Pantheon – Inari Okami
  13. Pantheon – Amaterasu-Omikami
  14. Pantheon – Ryujin-sama
  15. Pantheon  – Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto
  16. The meaning of terms like “Earth-based” and what they mean to this path
  17. My ways of worship
  18. Community in Shinto
  19. Shinto and my family/friends
  20. Shinto and my relationship
  21. Other paths I’ve explored
  22. Shinto and major life events
  23. Shinto ethics
  24. Personal aesthetics with magic and ritual
  25. Priest? Clergy? One or both? Neither?
  26. Any “secular” pastimes with religious significance, and why
  27. How your faith has helped you in difficult times
  28. One misconception about Shinto you’d like to clear up
  29. The future of Shinto
  30. Places of spiritual significance
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