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Shugendō is a mystical-spiritual ascetic practice originating in pre-feudal Japan. It has its origins in the 12th century and over time evolved into a blend of esoteric Buddhism, Shintoism and Taoism with primitive animistic beliefs and shamanic practices.

Shugendō

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Shugendō is a Japanese religious tradition that combines elements of different religious traditions, such as Buddhism and Shinto.

It focuses on the practice of asceticism and meditation in nature, with the goal of achieving a state of enlightenment and union with the divine. Shugendō also includes elements of Japanese folk religion and is practiced primarily on Mount Fuji and other sacred mountains in Japan.

Shugendō is a practice originating in pre-feudal Japan. It has its origins in the 12th century and over time evolved into a blend of esoteric Buddhism, Shintoism and Taoism with primitive animistic beliefs and shamanic practices.

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