And where does it begin? For all mudang, it starts with suffering. ... One does not CHOOSE to become a mudang. One is chosen by the gods. You are destined or you are not. And many will take advantage of you, saying you are meant to become one, when you are not.
During an appointment in the castle gardens Arcen, the clouds and the sunlight falling down now and then played a beautiful game with the budding green. Few people get to see it because there is a lock on the gate at the beginning of March, but also between cold and heat, between the desire for … Continue reading Shikibu’s “Mono no aware” predicts transient beauty
The gods are praised. On the 11th of February, 2008, Sungnyemun burned down the Southern Gate, from Seoul. King Yi T'aejo, the founder of the Choson Kingdom, had this gate built around 1400. He also built Kyongbok palace. Together with the Han River, these treasures of the world heritage form a Feng Sui constellation. Not … Continue reading Korean gardening