[quote=ybeayf]Good stuff, that.
It’s not that unusual among animistic religions. Shinto is the veneration of kami, which are usually ancestors or the spirits of natural landforms. Most indigenous religions are highly tied to specific places, such as the sacred grottos and wells of the ancient Celts, the Delphic oracle, the sacred mountains of the southwestern Indians and the sacred caves of the Mayans, etc.
Since your brother is interested in Japanese culture, you might have him check out the works of the Catholic novelist Shusaku Endo, especially The Samurai and Silence.
Yeah, after I sent the email I remembered “Native American Civilization” class from college and how the land is sacred. We Christians really could treat it better sometimes.
I like anime, too, thanks to DH. What are your favorites? I like Ranma, Magic Knight Rayearth, and one or two more. DH participated in an anime club in college and he’s watching an episode as I type.
Thanks for the book recommendations. I’ll email them to him.
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