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minzoku NEO-shinto: A Book of Little Traditions
Author: edited by Volkhvy
Publisher: Stone Dragon Press
Category: Folk Religion Level: All
What is minzoku NEO-shintô? The technical answer is, "A universalist approach to existential Japanese folk religion practices." But what does that mean? To break it down, universalist means it's open to anyone who's sincerely interested, it's not just for people of Japanese ancestory. Existential means it's based on personal experience, not on scripture or dogma. Folk religion means it's a religion as practiced by the commons – the everyday people – and on a local basis; it's not a religion as taught in the seminaries, universities, or on a national or international basis.
It is Existentialist; the mind-set of the Existentialist being: "Because I do these things I am a member."* It's not Essentialist, that is based on doctrines, creeds, scripture, or theology; the mind-set of an Essentialist being, "If I call myself a member, I must do these things."
* Note: Member of the set of people who practice a particular religion or culture. This is not the same thing as being a member of a specific community. Membership in the set of practitioners in no way entitles you to membership in any particular community; that needs to be negotiated between you and the community.
Where To Buy: Available online at: http://www.stonedragonpress.com/minzoku_neo_shinto/title_intro.html
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