Spiritual Counseling and the Shinto Religion


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Spiritual Counseling and the Shinto Religion
This study will analyze the background of Shinto religion within the context of counseling perspectives within a cultural context. By evaluating its various practices, belief systems, and textual interpretations, a spiritual counseling perspective will be defined as a practice for followers of this faith in Japanese culture.
The Kojiki is the primary creationist text written in the 8th century that defines the presence of two gods, a male and female named Izanagi-no-Mikoto and Izanami-no-Mikoto. The island of modern day Japan is said to be created with a spear held by Izanagi. This type of mythology provides no written doctrines relating to dogma and the discourse of religious practices as found...
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.....ion in modern society. These are the primary aspects of spiritual counseling that can be applied to the Shinto religion in its various forms.
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