It’s the one-year anniversary of this blog, and I couldn’t have asked for a better year… There have been over 170.000 hits, far more than expected, and the positive feedback has given me the incentive to keep posting and to try and improve the content…
However, I’ll now be taking a break for a while as I’ll be travelling to Europe to do a comparative study of paganism and Shinto. I plan to attend the Earth Goddess festival in Glastonbury, as well as explore the Avebury stone circle with a noted earth mysteries expert. If I’m lucky, I’ll also be taking part in a full moon drumming circle in a neolithic burial chamber. I’ll be away for three months in all, and while I may be able to make the occasional posting, the blog will certainly not be updated as frequently as heretofore.
One of Shinto’s salient characteristics is the cultivation of gratitude, and it’s a great merit of the Japanese that they are so aware of and grateful for their blessings. Mindful of this, I would like to express my own gratitude to all the readers of this blog and to hope that they will continue coming back in future.