There are values in Korean shamanism we can absorb and apply: such as respect for ancestors, care for our indigenous beliefs, love and appreciation for nature and compassion. Shamanism is not linked with the elite, social classes or power. Likewise, I believe that true art comes from the bottom: not from those with wealth and power, but from those who seek deeply in their own souls and can represent the ideas and values they find within.
…linking. He sucks on his hand rolled cigarette, plucks it from his mouth and stares at it a moment. He slowly exhales a plume of blue-grey smoke, curling out of his nostrils like a hard boiled dragon. Casually, he picks an errant piece of loose tobacco from his teeth.