(Mago Pilgrimage video 2) Ganghwa Island by Robert (Taffy) Seaborne


The first day of Mago Pilgrimage 2014 to Korea, organised by Dr.Helen Hwang, was to Ganghwa Island, starting actually on Gyodong Peace Island: the group included locals, and together we walked up to the Rock of Constellation Marks located atop the Ruin of Hwagae “Castle”/Stronghold. The scenic view up there is from the Ruin of Gwanmi Stronghold (not a fortress, as present minds may think, but a “strong” place). I state all this here about the name because there was a bit of confusion in my mind when making the video. Along our way we came across an ancient sweat lodge – named Hanjeung-mak – shaped like a womb and similar to ancient constructions in other lands. As we walked we could also at some points, see across to the Demilitarized Zone and North Korea, and some in our group expressed deep distress about the loss and splitting of families, with this division.

For more information about the Mago Pilgrimage 2014, see https://magoism.net/mago-academy/2014-…
For more on Dr.Helen Hwang’s research on Mago, Primordial Mother of East Asia: https://magoism.net/about/magoism/

The music is “Moonlight Gaya” by Hae Kyoung Ahn, who gave it generously from her CD Magaiawomb. Gaya means one of the ancient states, and the song sings of its founder Heo Hwangok.


Read Meet Mago Contributor Robert (Taffy) Seaborne.


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