RELG 253 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Misogi, Harae, Technical Ecstasy
Course CodeRELG 253
ProfessorVictor S?gen Hori
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Supposed to be the indigenous religion of the nation
Pronounced like "dao"
So "shinto" is a Chinese word
Means "the way of the God"
God = kami
Also used to talk about big beautiful things, like trees
Ujigami = the god of a uji
Emphasis on natural
Painted red sometimes
Look like arches
Built on the road that leads to the shrine
Characters are the same as the characters for "shaman"
Born shinto, get married in a shinto temple, etc
Made from rice
The area behind that rope is sacred
On car hoods during New Year
Cut to form a zigzag pattern
Placed along the sacred ropes for the same purpose
One side is flat and polished
The other has some sort of artistic design
Still some reflection
An attempt to emulate the shape of a claw
A bird's talon was associated with the shamans
A bird claw was used in shamanistic rituals
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