Well Mandlyon ,what about magic in Japanese religion!?
As far i am concerned,magic, occult and knowledge all in all are as far as important in the west and the east of our beautiful planet.This forum is about religion...in Japan...well tell me about it...please
Your avatar for example,is the so called "sacra sindone" wich is supposed to be the veil that covered jesus body after his death,
a very holy and magical icon of the christian church.
It is kept on heavy custody in a church in Tourin Italy,
It keeps millions of people believe in jesus and his supposed teachings....a very effective work of manipualative magic from the catholic institution.
Actually noone knows who's that guy in the sheet and in the past thousand years there are been many supposed holy nails and cross residue and different copy's of the sindone.
A whole lot of work to keep a huge mass of people "believe".
Are there in Japan actually many christians?
what about magic in Shintoism?
What about in traditional Buddhism,
What about Nichiren Daishonin,and how come that he's so popular here in the west.
please enlighten me....
(thehaze:i dont know much about satanism but if you define your believe atagonistic to the xtian one you should be glad that so many ppl revere things like the veil of veronica...i understood it that most satanists rather lay the emphasis on individualism and personal freedom though...)
whatever, though i wouldnt be as polemic thaze still has a point. im also interested to learn about jap magic eg onmyou dou (yinyang school), and shintou practises etc...cause its really hard to find info...esp on the net- i did a search in japanese and nearly all sites that turn up deal w computer games...
so mandylion or anyone:if you have info on good sites (窶愿ｺ窶怒ﾅ津ｪ窶堙??堙?ok) links or even book recommendations-theyd be greatly appreciated...
I di'dn't mean to be polemic,nor i am interested in religious debates.I am curious and i'd like to know more about ainu practices too,alltogether it would be nice to meet people who share my one.
Satanism is not really a "belief"on the contrary it is based in not believing at all,expecially to the concept of god or the devil as it is pictured in most of other religions.Satanism is a man centered-life loving religion,wich recognize magic as an important side of nature and stimulates earthly achievements in all directions.
for anyone interested www.churchofsatan.com is the right address to get more info.I am not anyway one of their spokesmen.
I share the same ideas as an individual,and i still want find new inspiring people from this beautiful planet.
all the best.
Haze: While your interpretation of what Satanism is thought to be, you are also under a cloak of misconceptions.
There are different forms of Satanists, and Satanistic belief systems. The one I belong to, while there are those who literally worship the dark lord, is more of an ideology and philosophy. Most of my 'brethren' dont worship anything, be it nature or supreme deities, and we focus more on a concept of political structures in everyday life, not just politics.
Church of Satan site is probably the best out there, as it combines the more philosophical beleivers, and literal believers, so its good that you already know that site. There are others out there, but I think posting links to sites is considered spam, so I can PM you links if you want.
And really, if there is a being to be worshipped, its not Satan. Its definately Lucifer.