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Shinto: The Way of the Gods William George Aston

Shinto: The Way of the Gods

William George Aston

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ISBN : 9781417948727
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400 pages
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1905. This work comprises an outline theory of the origin and earlier stages of the development of religion, prepared with special reference to the Shinto evidence. Contents: Materials for the Study of Shinto- General Features-Personification-More1905. This work comprises an outline theory of the origin and earlier stages of the development of religion, prepared with special reference to the Shinto evidence. Contents: Materials for the Study of Shinto- General Features-Personification- General Features-Deification of Men- General Features-Functions of Gods, etc.- Myth- The Mythical Narrative- The Pantheon-Nature-Deities- The Pantheon-Man-Deities- The Priesthood- Worship- Morals, Law and Purity- Ceremonial- Magic, Divination, Inspiration- and Decay of Shinto. Modern Sects.