Kami, Prayer, Shinto

The Energy for Prayer: Formal vs Informal

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

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Kami, Personal, Shinto

“You must be rich to be Shinto”

This seems to be a toxic opinion I've seen around tumblr and facebook. It's common for younger members of the Shinto faith, or those who are simply dabbling in it to be told be older, 'more experienced' people that they are wrong. That they must obtain an expensive kamidana and attend shrines all over the… Continue reading “You must be rich to be Shinto”