Kannagara is a core principle of Shinto and can be interpreted in a number of ways. It can be written with many kanji including 随神、神随、神在随、随在天神、乍神、神長柄、神奈我良、and 可牟奈我良. It is a concept that is difficult to pin down, as with much of Shinto. The expression ‘kannagara no ōmichi’, meaning ‘the way in accordance with the will of… Continue reading Kannagara: Our Pale Blue Dot
I made this post on my personal Facebook account, but I felt that it is really something I'd like to share with my readers here. Recently there has been a lot of negativity in my life, lots of stress too and it's been wearing me down, clouding my heart and making me and most likely… Continue reading Negativity is a part of life
I hope everyone had an amazing New Year and New Year's Day! For me, I did my offerings and ceremony at 10.30am on New Year's day, praying for good luck and prosperity in 2018. I also prayed on behalf of my friends and partners, who all submitted a prayer slip as mentioned in my previous… Continue reading January Monthly Spiritual Goals
New year has always been special to me in that it represents a new beginning, a releasing of the old and bringing in of the new. Even in the West, new year inspires us to make new years resolutions or goals - even if we rarely stick to them! Of course many people choose to… Continue reading New Year: A Time for New Beginnings
I would like to thank everyone who has been visiting, reading and commenting on my blog this year. I am sorry for the lack of updates and content, especially in the later months and I can't really say anything other than the usual 'life got in the way'. I really want to make a much… Continue reading Update!
The hare is a very popular animal symbol in the new age and pagan community. It's common to see many 'moon gazing' hare statues, paintings, figures and everything else you can imagine. It's become more and more popular, and this year especially seems to have an explosion of hare-related merchandise! So what does the hare… Continue reading Animal Oracles: The Hare
The past week has been a blur. Although I didn't have much on, I was constantly exhausted from chronic pain and it disturbed most my sleep. As a Shintoist, I usually pray at the kamidana at least once a day, usually in the mornings. This week I found myself forgetting to on two days and… Continue reading The Energy for Prayer: Formal vs Informal