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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2007
May 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
232
Pages
PUBLISHER
Kodansha USA
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
26.1
MB

Customer Reviews

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Yamakage is openly anti-Semitic

This is a beautiful book that presents a new religion called Yamakage Shinto, which is more systematic and theological than actual Shrine Shinto or the ersatz popular folk practices. But the kicker is that this eloquent priest believes that Jews are involved in a large plan for world domination. For example, see Yamakage’s 1985 book ‘The Jews’ Plan for World Domination.’ Google it and then wonder why Yamakage’s book is being sold by a respectable publisher on iBooks. (???)