Shinto: a book I can read or something?

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  1. Saponification

    Saponification Happiness to all

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    I'm getting myself copies of Tao te Ching and I Ching, mainly because I want to learn more about the religions that influenced and were influenced by particular schools of Buddhism. Anyway, I'm looking at Shintoism. Are they are... holy books or texts avaliable for it? As in, easily avaliable. I'm interested in the mythology and the stories. I can lift basic beliefs from those.
     
  2. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    I don't know of any holy books sacred to Shinto. However, here's a place where you can start:
    REVERED TEXTS IN SHINTO:

    (Containing ancient histories, laws, traditions, mythology and ceremonies and prayers. These are not “holy” texts!)
    The Kojiki “Record of Ancient Matters” *
    http://www.comparative-religion.com/shinto/kojiki/
    The Nihon-Shoki “Chronicles of Japan” *
    http://www.comparative-religion.com/shinto/nihongi/
    The Kujiki “Chronicle of Ancient Events”
    The Kogoshui “Gleanings from Ancient Stories”
    The Engi Shiki “Detailed Laws of the Engi Period”
    http://www.comparative-religion.com/shinto/yengishiki/

    Here is a cool Shinto website, that tells of some of the legends associated with the Shinto festivals:
    http://www.thelema.net/hml/00Shinto/ShintoINDEX.html
    :)
     
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