“The soul’s purpose in each incarnation is to wake up and realise it is at one with the divine, with source, with all that is.”
“Every single culture identifies with spirit animals at some level. And I think every indigenous culture that I’m aware of honours and respects the spirit animal world. But you can also work with them personally.”
“I think people in Kyrgyzstan still haven’t faced that modernisation that other countries are going through. 60% of the population are still farmers and still follow the traditions that they came before. They’re following the three pre-existing traditions.”
Sunim’s book inspired me to re-read Religion in Korea: Harmony and Co-Existence. It’s a little book that I borrowed a while back from the library. I mainly picked it up because I was interested in studying about Korean Shamanism–a practise that prehistoric Koreans brought with them as they migrated to the peninsula from Central Asia.