How do Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto demonstrate a reverence for nature?
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Shintoism and Reverance for Nature
Shintoism consists of the worshipping of the kami, which when translated means Gods, spirits of nature, or just spiritual presences. A striking theme in the Shinto religion is a great love and reverence for nature. For example a waterfall, the moon, or just an oddly shaped rock might come to be regarded as a kami; so might charismatic persons or more abstract entities like growth and fertility.
Further kami, while loosely referred to as a kind of nature god or spirit, is more accurately understood as a force or energy that is experienced within a particular aspect of nature, such as a mountain, tree or river, or in a specific locale. Kamis pervade the natural world and, over time, particular places in Japan have ...