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E11: Kami and Spirits - Shinto and Shamanism

The Great Courses Presents: Cultural Literacy for Religion | Lectures

Professor Berkson takes you to Japan and the tradition of Shinto. Here you'll see how the Kami (gods/spirits) relate to everyday life in Japan, including agriculture and the role of the emperor. You'll then explore Shamanism, especially the characteristics of the Korean and Hmong traditions.

Speakers:Mark Berkson

Writers:Mark Berkson

Topics:ShintoComparative ReligionsThe Great Courses

Source:The Great Courses