Healing Rhythms: The World of South Korea's East Coast Hereditary Shamans

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Still today, in South Korea, many people pay for the services of mudang - the intermediaries of Korea's syncretic folk religion. The majority of mudang are called to the profession by gods; their clients are individuals or small groups and they focus on the use of spirit-power ('possession') for diagnosis and problem-solving. There is, however, a tiny minority of mudang who are born or adopted into the ritual life and who have no spirit-power. These ritualists perform in large family groups, conducting rituals for whole ...

Healing Rhythms: The World of South Korea's East Coast Hereditary Shamans 2007, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754658450

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