Shinto, the Way of the Gods

W. G. Aston

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Shinto, the Way of the Gods is a book by William George Aston, first published in 1905. The author was a scholar-expert in the language and history of Japan and Korea and served in the British consular service in Tokyo, Kobe and Nagasaki. Chapter subjects include: Materials for the Study of Shinto; Personification; Deification of Men; Functions of Gods; Myth; The Mythical Narrative; Nature-Deities; Man-Deities; The Priesthood; Worship; Morals, Law, and Purity; Ceremonial; Magic, Divination, Inspiration; and, Decay of Shinto.

This book has 114,151 words, 181 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1905.

Production notes: This ebook of Shinto, the Way of the Gods was published by Global Grey on the 11th May 2018, and updated on the 5th June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool' by Claude Monet.

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