Kami, Personal, Shinto

My Travel Altar

I've been meaning to make a post about my travel altar for a while and this morning I saw a post by ravenamber87 on theirs, which reminded me! And so here is my travel altar in pictures! The storage I use for my travel altar is currently a box I received a tarot deck in.… Continue reading My Travel Altar

Personal

Negativity is a part of life

I made this post on my personal Facebook account, but I felt that it is really something I'd like to share with my readers here. Recently there has been a lot of negativity in my life, lots of stress too and it's been wearing me down, clouding my heart and making me and most likely… Continue reading Negativity is a part of life

Druidry, Personal

The Simple Power of Walking

Hey everyone, I am sorry for the extended absence from this blog. It has become apparent to me that trying to create a blog schedule is not something I am adept at! Since this blog has always intended to be a personal record of my spiritual journey I feel that sporadic posts may just be… Continue reading The Simple Power of Walking

Personal, Uncategorized

My Faith and Chronic Illness

Recently I read a particularly inspiring post called 'Devotional tips for those with chronic illnesses and limited energy' by Michelle at Northern Tamarisk. It really helped me remember that I am certainly not alone with chronic illness and it also encouraged me to write about my own illnesses and how I deal with it interfering with my… Continue reading My Faith and Chronic Illness

Kami, Personal

The Signs of the Underground

Signs of the kami can appear literally anywhere; in our dreams, in our homes, out and about, even in the London Underground. Yes, you read that right. It seems unlikely that a kami would let their presence known in such a busy, urban (and occasionally smelly) place as the London underground. As a country boy,… Continue reading The Signs of the Underground

Personal

My Path – Revised

Hello all, I hope you are doing well! I felt like I needed to make a new entry regarding my spiritual path. Although I am a Shintoist and Shinto forms a great deal of my belief system, I have always identified as an eclectic pagan. My path currently consists of Shinto, Wicca and Druidry, though… Continue reading My Path – Revised

Kami, Personal, Shinto

“You must be rich to be Shinto”

This seems to be a toxic opinion I've seen around tumblr and facebook. It's common for younger members of the Shinto faith, or those who are simply dabbling in it to be told be older, 'more experienced' people that they are wrong. That they must obtain an expensive kamidana and attend shrines all over the… Continue reading “You must be rich to be Shinto”