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Welcome to  David A. Mason's San-shin Website
all about Korean Mountain-spirits and their shrines,
Korea's sacred peaks and mountain-veneration traditions
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.
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
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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
free counters
Guided Tours that I offer in and around Seoul:  Tours By Locals .com
Solitary Sage:  Life, Wisdom and Legacy of "Go-un" Choi Chi-won
2016  --  ebook and printed versions -- all-color-photos Ebook now available!
Living in South Korea
Public Lecture on the Ten Sybols of Longevity!  십장생
Saturday May 26th, 2-4pm,  free of charge!
Seoul Global Cultural Center,  in Myeongdong
A Casual Conversation with a Zen Master, in Seoul
June 15th
Naju City's Bulhoe-sa