|Upper Natural Shrine-Altars
Between the Benevolent King and Tiger Crags
|Highest sacred sites accessible to the public on the highly-sacred "Benevolent King" Mountain,
Shamanic center of Korea's Capital, an important part of the Bukhan-san Sub-Range. Further up
behind them is, most unfortunately, a military-police base, because this most sacred peak overlooks the
Gyeongbok-gung Palace (main royal seat 1392-1910) and Korea's Presidential Mansion (the "Blue House").
|Myself leading a group up the path from the View Crags to the Upper Altars in 2010,
and the fantastic twisted pine-trees along the upper pathway -- gateposts of sacred space.
|my group watching a pair of worshippers at the lower central altar
|a group performing a ritual in the upper central altar
|In 2008, a pair of Shamanic women perform a ritual at one of the upper-right altars (below the Great Tiger)