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Good evening [Jan. 25th, 2007|12:50 am]
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Hello, everyone. My name is Christina, and I've just started on my path of Shintoism after many years of spiritual uncertainty. I was a generic pagan in the past year or so, but nothing seemed to feel "right" to me, whereas Shintoism seems to call to my heart and soul. I'm a big fan of mythology and religious legends in general, so I figured this community suits me like an expensive...um...suit. Heh.

Since this community is a plethora of religion, I was wondering if anyone could recommend me some good books on Shintoism, particular for someone who wants to learn the religion of her calling but lacks any nearby shrine to learn form. At least...I don't think there's a Shrine in Tennessee, or at least in a part of Tennessee I can afford the trip to, is there?

Anyway, thank you for having me. I hope I can contribute to and learn much from this community.

(partially cross-posted to shintoism)

[User Picture]From: ananda_ren
2007-01-25 03:48 pm (UTC)
Welcome to our quiet little group!

I haven't read them yet, but they've been on my to-read list for quite a while:

A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine, John Nelson (U Washington Press, 1996).

Shinto and the Religions of Japan, Littleton (Oxford UP, 2002).

Hopefully someone else will chime in with ideas.
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From: shiromatsuri
2007-01-27 08:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendations!
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