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Music in Korean shaman ritual.

Mills, Simon R.S.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Korea Arts Management Service
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
It is hard to sum up Korean Shamanism in a few sentences but, in short, it could be described as the traditional syncretic folk religion of Korea. It mixes together ritual practices, beliefs, symbols and myths from Buddhism, Taoism, and folklore and adds elements commonly associated with nature religions and shamanism – including the use of techniques such as divination, trance, and mediumship. As with many other syncretic folk religions around the globe, there is very little in the way of dogma, codified rules, or centralized leadership, which means that a great diversity of practices and beliefs can be found.
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