Grieving For Robots And Dolls: Animism Or Materialism Gone Mad?

Since Sony stopped repairing AIBOs, the robot dogs have been slowly “dying out.” In response to this, Buddhist priests have been holding funeral services for them. [Read more…]

What Do Gods And Mascots Have In Common?

There is of course a big difference between the Gods and Goddesses of old and the mascots of today. But I think they both play one key, similar role. [Read more…]

7 Suggestions For A Shinto-Pagan Spring Equinox

The Spring Equinox is an important occasion for both Shintoists and Pagans, so here’s some ideas from Japan to inspire your Ostara celebrations. [Read more…]

My Daily Shinto and Pagan Practices

I have previously written about my experiences acquiring a kamidana – a Shinto shrine for home worship – and the different items that make up the kamidana. In this post, I’d like to talk about what I do at the kamidana and my daily routine for honouring the Powers That Be, be they kami, spirits, [Read More…]

Pagan, Shinto & Spiritual Book Reviews February 2017

Four books about four different paths this month – Shinto, Shamanism, Druidry and Luciferianism! [Read more…]

Rocks, Trees and Foxes – The Inari Faith Around The World

The stories of five Inari devotees from around the world. [Read more…]

Pagan, Shinto & Spiritual Book Reviews January 2017

Including the classic novel recently adapted for the big screen, Shusaku Endo’s “Silence.” [Read more…]

A Group Imbolc Ritual And Candlelit Meditation

Call upon Brigid’s energy for healing and light in this group ritual [Read more…]

Brigid and Jizo – Saint, Goddess, Kami

What do the Goddess Brigid and the Japanese Jizo have in common – and what can they teach us? [Read more…]

Anatomy of a Kamidana (Shinto Home Shrine)

An explanations of the various tools that you’ll find in a kamidana [Read more…]