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David A. Mason's San-shin Website
all about Korean Mountain-spirits and their shrines,
Korea's sacred peaks and mountain-veneration traditions
Books I have Published
about  David A. Mason
Interviews and Articles on my Research

Korea's Four "Golden Ages"
and their associated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites

All Korea's UNESCO World HeritAge Sites

Korea's Top-21 Buddhist Temples
Korea's Top-6 Temples
The "Great 108" Buddhist Temples!
the Nine Highest Korean Temples
Jeokmyeol Bogung Temples
Seonjong Gusan [9 Holy Zen Mountains],
Homes of the Gusan-Seonmun Temples
Hwaeom Shipchal -- Ten Avatamsaka Temples

the Nine Greatest Seowon
(Neo-Confucian Academies-with-Shrines) -- now UNESCO WCH Sites!
Sobaek-san Sosu-seowon in Punggi

Doryang
Korean "Residences" of Buddhist Deities
or Sites especially-dedicated to them

Special Lecture on Gangneung Dano-je
ToSSoK in Busan, July 2008
APTA in Bangkok, July 2008
ToSSoK on Anmyeon-do 2009
Bangkok Tourist Shots with Lou

Korea Times front-page Article on
Korea's Religious Tourism, October 2008

Tour to a Buddhist San-shin
Ceremony in Seoul, 2005, 06 & 07

History & Culture of
Korean Green Tea
the Best new Book on Korean Green Tea

Endorsement by "Doh-ol" Kim Yong-ok

The Baekdu-daegan
-- Korea's Mountain Energy-Spine --


Korea's version of Feng Shui
-- Pungsu-jiri --
Doseon-guksa, Korea's great Geomancer

Korean 1700s World-Map

Gangbuk-gu District Advisory Commission
and PR-Ambassador of Samgak-san
Shawn and Yu-mi's Wedding April 2007
Shamanism Seminar Nov 2007
North California Trip Feb 2008

Jang Bo-go Memorial in Seoul

Go-un Choi Chi-won
Seondo Choi Chi-won Seminar  Nov 2010
1903 RAS article on Choi Chi-won
Masan Seminar 2018

Dr. Zo Zayong, my mentor
Lauren Deutsch's Article on Zo Zayong
Our 2004 Visit to his Center & Tomb, and Rituals
BOOKS by Zo Zayong
Ship-jangsaeng -- Ten Symbols
of Longevity  (actually, 12)
SACRED  KOREAN  MOUNTAINS:
from north-to-south along the west side of this peninsula,
starting around Seoul, then south-to-north along the east side
At the San-shin-gak of Biseul-san
Nam-jijang-sa Temple south of
Daegu City, Autumn 1999.  Photo
by my old friend Kwon Soon-il.
Seondo Korean Daoism -- the International
Institute for Sundo Taoist Cultural Research, led by
Master Kim Hyeong-mun at Hanseo University in
Chungcheong-namdo.  AKA
Kuksundo [Guk-seondo]
Daoist practices -- very interesting stuff.
See my listing of Korea's 40 most sacred places on
Martin Gray's excellent Sacred Sites of the World
website, on
this page about Korea.
For plenty of information on and beautiful photos of the
world's holy pilgrimage destinations, get his excellent
new book:
Sacred Earth: Places of Peace and Power.
Sacred Mountains of CHINA
Trip to China's Tai-shan Oct 2006
China's Song-shan Shaolin Temple
North China's Buddhist Sites
China Tourism Day
the Western Inscription of Zhang Zai
Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate
Eight Trigrams of the I Ching
Chinese Daoist Artworks
China Ethnic Diversity Map
China's Belt-Road Project and
NE Asian Tourism Development

my visit to India Dec 2006

Tour to Gyeongju & Andong for US
Ambassador Vershbow Family, Dec 05


San-shin Ritual was held in
North Korea in March 2002!
with the Diamond Mountains


Myth and Iconography of Korea's
Founder-King Dan-gun
"Tomb of Dan-gun" in NK    1994    2011
and Paintings of Holy Hwan-ung
Dan-gun Myth Postal Stamps 2008
2008  Gasan-sa  Dangun-je  Festival

Ryongtong-sa Temple of Gaeseong City
Goryeo Artworks from North Korea
modern Sanshin Painting from NK !


Hyochang, Park of Heroes -- Kim Gu

Mongyu-dowon-do -- Korea's best landscape painting
"Dream-Journey to Immortal-Peach Orchard"

Old Korean Shamanic Fans
Shilla Kingdom Artworks
The Baekje Daehyangro Incense-Burner
Eulji Mundeok Saved Goguyeo

Seoul's "Temple of Heaven"

Korean Buddhist Art Collection

Great Master Wonhyo
Images of Wonhyo with Uisang
Founding Master Uisang-josa
Launch of the Wonhyo Pilgrimage Trail

Text & Photos on San-shin's Links
with Korean Zen Buddhism

More San-shin Folk-tales

San-shin and Korean Ginseng

Matched Tiger Folk-Paintings

Korean War Maps

Answers to Questions

Corrections to the First Printing

sacred mountains index


Korean Christianity

Alan Heyman's 80th Birthday

Bob Dylan & Band 1974 Tour
The Korean Art Society
Promoting Appreciation for Korean Art and Culture


Korean Art and Antiques
the largest and finest selection of Korean art and
antiques for sale outside Korea, with educational
information in English on Korean artifacts
Please donate towards the maintenance
and improvement of this free website --
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Wonhyo Pilgrimage Trail
inaugural trek Dec 2011
2nd Trip  for Video Sept 2012!
Launch of the Trek!
Green Shinto Blog
fascinating views of Japanese culture
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Private Guided Tours that I offer in and around Seoul:  Tours By Locals .com and Context Travel
(or contact me directly at mntnwolf@yahoo.com )

PUBLIC Lectures and Guided Tours that I'm offering in Seoul, Fall 2019
Solitary Sage:  Life, Wisdom and Legacy of "Go-un" Choi Chi-won
ebook and printed versions -- all-color-photos Ebook is available!
Living in South Korea
Naju City's Bulhoe-sa
Chuncheon's Samak-san
the Home-Root Mountain of my heart
OTHER  FEATURE  ARTICLES:
"Alone in a Crowd"
2019 Backpacker Magazine Article on Korean Hiking Style, with a quote from me