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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-7 Buddhist Temples
Korea's Top-21 Buddhist Temples
Korea's Top-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)
Sobaek-san Sosu-seowon in Punggi

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 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 --

Mountain-Spikes Controversy

Doseon Guksa, Korea's great Geomancer

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
Korea's Wise Genius
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)
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.  
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
Sacred Earth: Places of Peace and Power.
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Wonhyo Pilgrimage Trail
inaugural trek Dec 2011
2nd Trip  for Video Sept 2012!
Launch of the Trek!
Ancient Spiritual Forest Culture of the Baekdu-daegan Range
booklet distributed at a U.N. Conference
Green Shinto Blog
fascinating views of Japanese culture
free counters
Virtual & Real Guided Tours that I offer in and around Korea:
Tours By Locals .com     and Context Travel
Living in South Korea
Naju City's Bulhoe-sa
Chuncheon's Samak-san
the Home-Root Mountain of my heart