Kami are the spirit of everything in existence, and they display differing degrees of spiritual integrity and advancement. The majority of kami are peaceful, exhibiting s sort of citizenship in the great community of the spirit world. But there are kami that of their own nature add burden to the human spirit, usually linked to various forms of profanity. They bring illness in the simplest cases.
Misfortune is often found to be gifts in disguise as the dark kami don’t break the spiritual order. They arise from strain in the order. Dark kami perceive themselves and their actions to be gracious.
“Do not forget the profound goodness of the kami, through which calamity and misfortunes are averted and sickness is healed.” Shinto Wisdom
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