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Shamanism Endures In Both Koreas — But In The North, Shamans Risk Arrest Or Worse

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posted on May, 8 2021 @ 01:07 PM

"In South Korea, shamanistic rituals are visually flashy and involve a lot of sound," he says, "whereas in the North, from what I've heard, they are very small-scale and quieter."

In fact, shamanism in the North is completely underground and without formal organization, defectors and rights groups report. Practitioners can be jailed, sent to reeducation and labor camps or executed for taking part in what's considered an illegal superstition.

communism continues to plague the innocent.
hoping for a regime change in North Korea.

what does it say about a government that feels threatened by costumed folk dancing appeals for a good harvest?

interesting to see old faiths surviving into the 21st century.

posted on May, 8 2021 @ 01:33 PM
While it is intersting to see old faiths surviving into the twenty first century, South Korea is well known as a breeding place for cults and messiahs. He is one of many articles commenting on their abundance.

One book that is mentioned, written half a century ago states.

The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies, journalist Michael Breen reported that one church minister in the early 1960s identified some 70 Koreans who claimed to be the messiah and had followers.

At least one of those proclaimed messiahs escaped Korea and made it to the west where he took up residence, bought the Washington Times and UPS and messed around in DC for decades stirring up the political landscape with huge bribes and financial gifts to struggling conservative organizations. He organized speaking tours of Asia and paid Daddy Bush great sums of money to speak on those tours then when he wanted to buy a big newspaper in Brazil, went to Daddy BUsh for a charcater reference.

Moon is dead now, but his family lives on. His widow now claims to be the Messiah and his son does as well. The son is a staunch Trump supporter and wears a crown that is ringed with bullets.

Yeah its good to see those old faiths surviving into the twenty first century.

posted on May, 8 2021 @ 03:16 PM
a reply to: ElGoobero

Political cultism should be an illegal superstition lol

Did think Hancock raised some interesting points here about shamanism though.

edit on 8-5-2021 by karl 12 because: (no reason given)


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