Sydney Solis talks about her Mythic Yoga Journey to Japan on Valerie Carruther's Podcast, The Shazam Show. Myth and Transformation covers everything from Shinto, Joseph Campbell, Faith in Nature, and war and sex. Have a listen!
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō, Faith in Nature and The Mythic Return
The grand finale of the 熊野古道 Kumano Kodō prilgimage was a close-up view of the 那智滝Nachi Waterfall at the 飛瀧神社Hiro Jinja Shinto Shrine.
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō: Nachi Taisha Shinto Shrine and 青岸渡寺 Seiganto-ji Buddhist Temple
Mirrors 鏡, kagami, have a magical element to them in Japan. You see them everywhere at Shinto as well as Buddhist Shrines.
The Torii Gate approaching Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine on the Kumano Kodo, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
My Pilgrimage on Japan's Kumano 熊野古道 Kodo with Sensei continues by climing to Kumano Kamikura Jinja 熊野神倉神社 where the Gods originally descended to Mt. Gongen and inhabited the rocks.
Sensei and I continue our pilgrimage on the Kumano Kodō and arrive at Kumano Hatayama Taisha Shinto Shrine in Shingu, Japan.
Keep calm and read some haiku by the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō as translated by Jeff Robbins of Basho4humanity;
Walking the Kumano Kodo beings at 熊野本宮大社, Kumano Hongū Taisha. It serves as the head shrine of more than 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan and is part of the san-zen - three famous shrines that cover the route. Hongu Taisha enshrines its own deity and the deities of the other two Kumano shrines, Hayatama Taisha, Nachi Taisha, as well asthe sun goddess Amaterasu.