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Korean Shamanism(신교, 神教) is based on the belief in Gods, Ancestors, and Spirits and the power of the Shamans to communicate with them.
It has been around since prehistory and despite being persecuted for centuries, it’s still alive in the country.
Some estimates even consider Shamanism the single most popular religion in North Korea.
However, Shamanism has no centralized structure or formal membership, so it is almost impossible to confirm this.
Yet we do know that most North Korean shamans are kangshinmu (not hereditary) and that many fled to the South to avoid persecution.
Some affirm that shamanism in North Korea is ineradicable and that people (including top elites) consult Shamans before making important decisions.
Shamanism is not even mentioned on the official page of DPR Korea, so I guess the only way to get more info is to go there and get it yourself.
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