Shinto followers worship a huge array of kami (gods or spirits) which personify all aspects of nature, such as the sky, the earth, heavenly bodies, and natural phenomena. Sacred objects, such as rocks or trees, can be recognized by the shimenawa ropes and white paper strips attached to them. Many of the matsuri (festivals) held all over Japan originated from Shinto rites, including prayers of Thanksgiving, offerings of food and valuables, and purification rituals.
Books in PDF format to read:Aleister Crowley - Rosa Inferni
Marcus Bottomley - Nine Proven Magical Rites
Tuesday Lobsang Rampa - You Forever