Cleansing, Kami, Moon, Personal, Prayer, Shinto

Solitary Shinto

Hello everyone! I am back from hiatus and will be updating this blog twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays! To start, I am going to continue the '30 Days of Shinto' series, this week: Solitary Shinto. Many Shinto practitioners are from outside of Japan and may not have access to a local shrine or… Continue reading Solitary Shinto

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Cleansing, Equinox, Matsuri, Sabbats

秋分の日 – Shūbun no Hi

Shūbun no Hi is the Autumn equinox - at this time, light and dark are equal. This is an important time of year in which we can restore balance in our lives. It is the perfect time for self-reflection, gratitude and to give offerings to O-Kami. In the Pagan calender, this event is known as… Continue reading 秋分の日 – Shūbun no Hi

Cleansing, Prayer, Shinto

Purity and Impurity in Shinto

The Concept of Purity in Shinto Purity is an important concept in Shinto. It is believed that humans are not inherently bad and are born pure. We pick up impurities throughout life in various ways. This pollution is caused by physical pollution, disease, negative energies, people, events and things associated with death.It can also be… Continue reading Purity and Impurity in Shinto