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Happy 칠성날 (Chil-seong day)
Chil-seong is the Korean shamanic Heavenly deity/gods of longevity specifically for the wellbeing of children. It also literally means 7 stars, referencing the 7 brightest star of the Great Bear constellation also known as the Big Dipper.
Although Chil-seong is depicted as 7 individual but treated as one deity. Chil-seong the shamanic deity later absorbed into Buddhism, Taoism, etc. Because Chil-seong is very prominent, it is easier to find them at a Buddhist temple than other shamanic gods/deities.
Today is a day of Chil-seong (칠성), usually any family with children would visit the mudang, ask to be included in the Chil-seong ceremony. Each child name is written on a long piece of white cloth to represent their life line. We put up offerings, we drum and pray for those children. Ask for the heavenly Chil-seong god to hear our prayers, our songs. That each child whom we pray for grows big, healthy and strong.
칠성 Chil-seong is one of the oldest worship god/deity in the Korean shamanism.

To protect the families and their children the names have been blurred out

#mudang #manshin #bosal #spiritualawakening #spirituality #koreanshamanism #nyc #temple #altar #sacredspace #koreanshaman #shamanicceremony #shaman #ceremony #spirits #gods #deities #meditation #mugyo #musok #indigenous #stars #biggerdipper #무당 #범당 #신당 #칠성 #기도 #뉴욕무당 #뉴욕보살

Interview with shaman Lee Hae Kyeong and me by the Finnish researcher Vesa Asikainen. We talked about shaman research, the relationship between researcher and shaman, my photographic work and the Korean Shaman Institute in Berlin. (August 2018) #musok #photoanthropos #instituteforkoreanshamanism #shaman #shamanism #koreanshamanism #muism #interview #berlin #schamanismus #schamanin #research

Shaman Lee Hae Kyeong visiting us in the Institute for Korean Shamanism in Berlin. She liked our work and the shrine what made us very happy. #photoanthropos #koreanshamanism #musok #shamanism #Schamanismus #Instituteforkoreanshamanism #Berlin #mudang #mansin #shrine #research #muism #korea

As promised, Mudang or Musok Monday.
Someone asked if a shaman is the same as a fortune teller and vice versa.
No, not everyone can do both. 🌸Some mudang shaman can do fortune/jeom (점) reading, but cannot peform in a kut ceremony. 🌸Or some shamans can do kut (굿) ceremonies but can't do any fortune 점 jeom reading.
🌸And there are mudang shaman who can do BOTH fortune 점 and 굿 ceremonies. .
Why?
Not every Mudang Shaman serve the same gods, every pantheon is different. There are also many different levels/tiers within the positions of the gods. So not every god may be the same. Every Shaman gifts varies as it all depends on the pantheon. Some shaman are just born with innate abilities while other must diligently work hard polishing their rock to develop it.
For example, just like a pizza slice 🍕 from NY is NOT the same as a pizza in Texas. They are both pizza, but one is better than other. It's kinda of the same thing, while there are a lot of mudangs or shamans....everyone's gifts varies. 💬What distinguishes a shaman from a fortune teller?
Well, a shaman is someone who had a properly initiation kut 굿 ceremony and a fortune teller comes in many forms. With the popularity of new agers like tarot, reiki astrology, etc. It's inspired alot of people to get in touch with the spirituality but now everyone is learning these things. Just like there are many astrologers or tarot reader, you can learn through classes and books. Not saying anyone can learn to be a shaman but it's different.
For example, an organic vs gmo 🍅 tomato. one was naturally born to be a tomato, while other was created.
Oh dear hope my examples makes sense and not confused you even more.
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we will be performing as 미친년 (translation: crazy out of line girls) with @saewwwon #dylanmira, korean shamanic ancestral channeling improvised sounds as part of “Night Vision” - “Mira’s video on shamanism and ecofeminist ritual practices across the Asian diaspora. The work was recorded with a broken infrared camera during travels to Jeju Island and the DMZ where tigers are rumored to live. Viewable only in the dark hours through @actualsizela gallery’s windows, the video is accompanied by a sculpture that first appeared in the artist’s dream, and a temporary bar further activated by a sound program.” THIS WEDNESDAY AUG 8th 9PM-10PM // #koreanshamanism #performanceart #ancestralhealing #losangelesartists

First....
I feel bad for losing my temper. Again, I must learn to polish my rock in these trying moments.
But I just wanted to put this out there. He reached out asking for my opinion on his altar for his Korean Shaman Center in Europe. I asked him about the altar and how it was set up, because it must be properly done to seat the gods. A proper ceremony must be done to activate a temple/sindang. If he had full intentions to properly respect my indigenous culture/traditions then we would of have an open discussion instead of blocking me like a bitchass punk.
If our culture and tradition truly inspire you, then please support the local mudang. As I always say, I am always thrilled and estatic that people want to learn more about the indigenous culture of Korea. Thank you appreciating our art, and beauty but if you use our songs then give back to the mudang, support them. If the mudang is your muse, then contribute. Here is a thought, for every CD purchase donate a dollar or two to a local mudang temple. To show that you respect us, to show that you understand us and value us. All I ask is for respect.
Studying Korean Shamanism for 20+ years that photojournalist/anthropologist sure have a way of showing respect to the Mudang of the very same traditions he loves and draws his art inspiration from. Open the conversation, unblock me and we can talk. These are real issues and real topics, don't run away. Let's engage in a real conversation.
#fuckculturalappropriation #indigenious #shaman #shamanism #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #protecttraditions #protectthesacred #cultralappropriation #mudang #manshin #musok #mugyo #mindfulness #spirits #spirituality #spiritual

WTFFFFF!!! Who the fuckkkkkk.
Please excuse my language, obviously I am utterly beyong pissed the FUCK off.
MUDANG rock.
How fucking dare you.
You take the sacred music of our ceremonies, the song of a mudang and fuck with it for the sake of your art project. If you find our culture to be that inspirational, find healing in our ceremonial music and mudang songs...THEN support the fucking MUDANG instead of ripping us off. As an anthropologist, as someone who study Korean Shamanism for so many years, you definitely would know about the struggles and sufferings of a mudang.
Your contributions isn't for the greater cause, or respect. I find it incredibly insulting I wish you would have made a mix music of jazz and traditional korea music..... Don't mess with my songs.
BTW the way, please take down the red-faced general Warrior on the bottom left tier of your altar. He is a God and deity that's usually worshiped and prayed by other Asian communities. I'm sorry not all Asians are the same.....
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None of the artists featured are Korean, none of them are initiated as a MUDANG. It's a title that is earned, despite many struggles/suffering as a MUDANG....I am proud to be the keeper of my traditions. Take MUDANG off your cover. None of you are a mudang and this diminished my value as Mudang. As an anthropologist, you study our culture. As a photojournalist, you document our daily lives and struggles. Help preserve it to share it's beauty with you and everyone else.
#notsorry #indigenious #protectthesacred #protecttraditions #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #mudang #manshin #shaman #mytruth #dontfuckwithme #mugyo #fake #fakers #entitlement #culturalappropriation #spirts #gods #musok #indigeniousculture #respect #dontstealwhatsnotyours #cherrypickers #preservetraditions #standup

<젊고 용감한 워크샵 - 디자이너가 세상을 추모하는 방법>
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내일 세계가 멸망한다. 각지의 그래픽 디자이너들은 마지막 날을 기념하자며 마지막 깃발을 만들기 위해 모이기 시작하는데... 국제규격 304*192mm, 제한시간 1시간.
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죽음을 생각했을때 가장 먼저 떠오른 것은 ‘한’이었습니다. 떠나는 길 몸과 마음에 남아있는 매듭진 삶의 굴곡을 풀기를 바라는 마음에서 한국 무교의 진혼제와 불교의 세계관을 합했습니다. 토속적 살풀이에서 쓰이는 정원형의 부채는 유무형의 바람을 불러일으키는데 사용되는데, 깃발은 그 자체로 바람을 뜻하며 불교에서 원은 세상과 우주를 상징합니다. 세 가지의 의미를 담아 원을 사용했으며 자색 헤일로는 부처의 자비를 뜻합니다.
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각각의 수인은 시무외인(施無畏印)과 여원인(與願印)으로 시무외인은 중생의 두려움을 없애 우환과 고난을 위로하고 해소한다는 뜻을, 여원인은 부처가 중생에게 자비를 베풀고 원하는 바를 달성하게 하는 덕을 표시합니다. 대칭으로 놓인 흰색 구는 지장보살의 지물인 명주(明珠)를 상징하는데, 지장보살은 지옥에서 고통받는 중생들을 구원하기 위하여 자신의 성불을 포기하고 지옥에 몸소 들어가 죄지은 중생들을 교화, 구제하는 지옥세계의 부처님입니다. 배경으로 사용된 적, 황, 록, 청, 백색은 민간신앙의 신체로서 오래 사용되어 온 오색기의 색이며 오간색에서 색의 유래를 찾을 수 있습니다.

A nice and extraordinary music project mixing Korean shaman music with Jazz. The photos for the CD and the booklet are from my musok collection. I am proud to be a part of this art project.
#shamanism #shamanritual #shaman #music #musok #koreanshamanism #korea #jazz #jazzmusic #schamanismus #mudang #rock #cd #artwork #art #kunstprojekt #photoanthropos #photography

Kut 굿 ceremony ritual preparation. Usually when the client enters everything is all prepared and set up. Most are unaware, that it takes 2-3 days to prepare everything for a ritual. This is the ancestor table, this table will have their offerings. A ritual has about 5 or more tables of offerings similar to this, and each table is meant for different spiritual guest.
Next week is the first Monday in the month of August, it will also be my first post that's specifically targeted to educate those interested in Korean shamanism.
If you have any questions about Korean shamanism, or just questions in general about shamanism, spirits or you're just plain old curious. Like I've mentioned I have many projects in the works, your questions will help support and shape how these projects come along.
Thank you IG tribe.
#shamanism #koreanshamanism #mugyo #koreanshaman
#spirits #spirituality #questions #qanda #gratitude #indigenious #awakening #mindfulness #ceremonialrites #ritual #ancestor #offerings #무당 #만산 #무속인 #굿 #기도 #감사합니다

Let's do something different.
I'm going to start something like Mudang Monday or Mugyo Monday to talk about 🇰🇷 Korean Shamanism, or our god/deities.
This is going to be different than the content that I normally post, these will be more educational and informative. It will be specific, and talk about one topic only.
Also, I want anyone to submit any questions ✉️✏️📝 to me that you may be curious about. Don't worry I can make it anonymous, so your secret is safe with me. So shoot me a DM, or email me. I will message you back, just give me time to reply.
I have alot of fun Mugyo related project in the works, which probably be released Spring 2019.
Many things are happening.
Let's see where it takes us.
Thank you IG tribe.
#gratitude #Mudangmonday #Mugyomonday #askamudang #askashaman #Q&;A #koreanshamanism #shamanism #mudang #manshin #mugyo #spirits #gods #deities #indigenious #spirituality #polytheism #witch #무당 #만산 #보살

Pic taken at Soda Dam Natural Hot Spring, New Mexico.
Whenever someone approches me asking to be initiated, I always proceed with caution. I don't lightly just bring anyone into my spiritual lineage and family. I'm always curious to see the intentions of a person before I initiate them.
An initiation ceremony is an intense process. It's literally a fight between life and death, to the mudang. Before initiation, the shaman to be is at the mercy of the spirits, and it's not glitters and rainbows. It's agonizing torture, suffering, it feels like my soul was slowly suffocating.
The mudang and other indigenous shamans that I know, never went this path willingly. If anything, we fought the calling of the spirits for most of our lives until we were barely hanging by a thread. So when someone comes to me and say please initiate me. WHY?! What intentions do you harbor that you desire to be initiated? What false misinformation did you read online that made you think, this was for you.
Some have this fantasy misguided thought, that once initiated they will have almighty magical powers.
Umm No.
This isn't the X-Men.
After initiation, you will learn to pour water in the same cup over and over. It's called being humble and learning humility. Ever see karate kid, yeah he didn't learn those Flying Kicks on first day of class.
So when someone approached me asking to be initiated, I usually a raise my eyebrow asking Why? This path is difficult, and involves rock polishing, walking in a path of mindfulness. No one is ready for this
#intention #responsibility
#protectthesacred #indigenious #shaman #shamanism #koreanshaman #mudang #manshin #spirits #gods #deities #spirituality #manifestation #thoughtoftheday #shamanicceremony #ritual #koreanshamanism

터고사 지내드리고 왔습니다.
없는 금전으로 마련한 작은 정성이지만 크게 크게 받으시고 태산같이 받으시어 우리 사람좋은 기주님 소원성취 이루어주세요.
터주님이 잘 받아주시니 그저 감사했습니다.
공수대로만 이루어주세요 🙇‍♂️🙇‍♀️
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#터고사 #치성 #기도 #기도스타그램 #무당 #소율보살 #무당스타그램 #무속인 #shaman #shamanism #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #마녀웬즈데이 #pagan #wicca #wiccan #witchcraft #소원성취

기도할때가 ‥
나는. 제일 편안하고 좋다 ‥

나는‥ 무당이 되기 이전에도‥ 어릴적부터
신병과 함께 무불통신으로 트이면서도 기도를 정말 많이 하며 지내왔다. 그것이‥ 습이되고‥ 오랫동안 이미 베어있는‥ 내 모습이다.


기도는‥ 앉으면 그곳이 기도 도량이다.
내 안의 법당세계에, 더 많은. 못 뵈었던
새로운 신령님들을 맞이하는 은혜로운 순간이다.


2018년 6월 9일 토요일
서울 강북구 미아동 #해연신당
( 전화상담 가능 ) 애동제자 ‥ 일기기록ㅡ

#경주 #경주기도터 #prayer #prayers #shamanism #shaman #prayerwarrior #祈禱 #祈禱🙏 #祈禱一切順利 #祈禱好天氣 #祈禱文 #자아성찰 #마음정화 #정신수양 #정신정화 #정념 #기도성찰 #초심 #일념 #일심 #감내 #감내의시간 #무당 #무속인 #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #韓国 #巫女

신령님들께서 부르셔서
가게된 경주. 모를 그 기도터를 찾아바던 길.
중간에 우연히 발견한 경주 서출지 이요당 무량사.


경주여행에서 많은 사람들이
절을 생각하면 "불국사"를 떠올리겠지만‥

‥ 죽기전에 꼭 가봐야 할 1001중‥ 한곳인 경주 서출지...

신라의 전설이 담긴 곳이다.
이요당은 조선시대에 만들어진 정자.
이요당은 조선현종5년에 임적이 지은 건물로, 가뭄이 심했을때 땅 밑의 물줄기를 찾아내 이웃마을까지 물이 부족하지 않도록 했고, 평소 가난한 사람들을 많이 도와 덕망이 높았다고 기록되어 전해진다.


이곳은 원래는 절이 아니라 "풍천 임씨의 종택"이였다고 하는데, 오래된 전통한옥이 1972년부터 절로 바뀌어 조계종의 사찰로 된 곳 이며 법당으로 쓰이고 있는 대웅전 건물은 400년도 더 오래된 건물이다.

이번에도 기도하며 임하는동안 신령님께 받아
갔던 기도터도 ‥ 역시나, 잘 알려지지 않은
곳이였어서 더욱더 새로웠고‥ 그저,
신령님들께 너무 감사했습니다.



2018년 6월 9일 토요일
서울 강북구 미아동 #해연신당
( 전화상담 가능 ) 애동제자 ‥ 일기기록ㅡ

#경주 #경주기도터 #shamanism #shaman #스스로가 #찾는 #성불기도 #깨찰음 #성불 #자아성찰 #마음정진 #마음정화 #정신수양 #정신다스림 #정신정화 #정념 #기도성찰 #초심 #일념 #일심 #감내의시간 #무당 #무속인 #신점 #운명을점치다 #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #韓国 #巫女

서출지 이요당 무량사.

신라의 전설이 담긴 곳.
이요당은 조선시대에 만들어진 정자.
이요당은 조선현종5년에 임적이 지은 건물로, 가뭄이 심했을때 땅 밑의 물줄기를 찾아내 이웃마을까지 물이 부족하지 않도록 했고, 평소 가난한 사람들을 많이 도와 덕망이 높았다고 기록되어 전해진다.

이곳은 원래는 절이 아니라 "풍천 임씨의 종택"이였다고 하는데, 오래된 전통한옥이 1972년부터 절로 바뀌어 조계종의 사찰로 된 곳 이며 법당으로 쓰이고 있는 대웅전 건물은 400년도 더 오래된 건물이다.

이번에도 기도하며 임하는동안 신령님께 받아
갔던 기도터도 ‥ 역시나, 잘 알려지지 않은
곳이였어서 더욱더 새로웠고‥ 그저,
신령님들께 너무 감사합니다.



2018년 6월 9일 토요일
서울 강북구 미아동 #해연신당
( 전화상담 가능 ) 애동제자 ‥ 일기기록ㅡ

#경주 #경주기도터 #shamanism #shaman #스스로가 #찾는 #성불기도 #깨찰음 #성불 #자기성찰 #마음정진 #마음정화 #정신수양 #정신다스림 #정신정화 #정념 #기도성찰 #초심 #일념 #감내 #감내의시간 #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #韓国 #巫女 #무당 #무속인 #신점 #운명을점치다

신령님들께서 부르셔서
가게된 경주. 가던길 중간에 우연히
발견한 경주 서출지 이요당 무량사.


무량사의 산신각에서 인사발원, 기도발원,
마지막에 내 기도도하고‥ 준비해온 시주비를
산신불전함에 올렸다. 기도도 잘 하고 공수도 받고오고. 잘 다녀온 의미로운 시간이였다.



이렇게 비나이다. 같은하늘 아래. 제가 만나는 인연들 마다‥ 살아가는 날 들 동안‥ 바라는 거 없이‥ 쭉ㅡ 빌고 빈다면‥ 인연들의 마음속에 불도의 등불을 스스로 킬 줄 알고, 스스로 지키도록‥ 그 강건함을 갖게 해 주 세요. 자신을 이기는 시간을 누구나 잘 지나오길‥

제가 그런 작은 빛으로 라도‥ 남는 존재이기를‥ 비나이다. 부디, 뜻 내려주소서‥ 길 밝혀주소서 ㅡ

나만 잘되는 것은 의미가 없듯‥‥ 내가 기억하고 있는, 내가 아는 주변에 모두가 다 탈이 없고 잘 되는 것이, 더 행복하고 의미로운 세상입니다‥


이곳은 신라의 전설이 담긴 곳이다.
이요당은 조선시대에 만들어진 정자로
이요당은 조선현종5년에 임적이 지은 건물로, 가뭄이 심했을때 땅 밑의 물줄기를 찾아내 이웃마을까지 물이 부족하지 않도록 했고, 평소 가난한 사람들을 많이 도와 덕망이 높았다고 기록되어 전해진다.

이곳은 원래는 절이 아니라 "풍천 임씨의 종택"이였다고 하는데, 오래된 전통한옥이 1972년부터 절로 바뀌어 조계종의 사찰로 된 곳 이며 법당으로 쓰이고 있는 대웅전 건물은, 400년도 더 오래된 건물이다.



2018년 6월 9일 토요일
서울 강북구 미아동 #해연신당
( 전화상담 가능 ) 애동제자 ‥ 일기기록ㅡ

#경주 #경주기도터 #기도수양 #정진 #shamanism #shaman #스스로가 #찾는 #성불기도 #깨찰음 #성불 #자아성찰 #마음정화 #정신수양 #정신정화 #정념 #기도성찰 #초심 #일심 #감내 #감내의시간 #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #韓国 #巫女 #무당 #무속인 #신점 #사주팔자

기도할때가 ‥
나는. 제일 편안하고 좋다 ‥

나는‥ 무당이 되기 이전에도‥ 어릴적부터
신병과 함께 무불통신으로 트이면서도 기도를 정말 많이 하며 지내왔다. 그것이‥ 습이되고‥ 오랫동안 이미 베어있는‥ 내 모습이다.


기도는‥ 앉으면 그곳이 기도 도량이다.
내 안의 법당세계에, 더 많은. 못 뵈었던
새로운 신령님들을 맞이하는 은혜로운 순간이다.


2018년 6월 9일 토요일
서울 강북구 미아동 #해연신당
( 전화상담 가능 ) 애동제자 ‥ 일기기록ㅡ

#경주 #경주기도터 #청렴 #불심 #shamanism #shaman #스스로가 #찾는 #성불기도 #깨찰음 #성불 #자아성찰 #마음정진 #마음정화 #정신수양 #정신정화 #정념 #초심 #일념 #일심 #감내의시간 #무당 #무속인 #신점 #운명을점치다 #koreanshaman #koreanshamanism #韓国 #巫女

My very first YouTube video... for those of you who missed my talk last night, here's the entire lecture:
https://youtu.be/IcYmBWPOEto
You can find the talk by the title, "Contemporary Shamanism: Life Stories of Modern Day Shamans." Let me know what you think! 😉 #contemporaryshamanism #modernshamanism #neoshamanism #globalshamanism #koreanshamanism #naerimgut #shamanicinitiation #transpersonalpsychology #narrativeresearch

Decided to wear my traditional costume for the talk I'm giving tonight... the gods want me to represent myself as a shaman, not just as a scholar. First time wearing hanbok since initiation. Feels special... 😊
#koreanshamanism #divineclothing #modernshaman #transpersonalpsychology #psychologyresearch #healing

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