The poem Shaman at the University 《大学里的萨满》 from this book (#11) was recited and performed at the ASC Campus Campaign talent show, 2016. Professor Chan Park (DEALL) was the Korean professor who felt into a reverie; and Lauren Barrett (Flpubs) and Hanning Chen (NEALRC) recited the poem in English and Chinese, accompanied by beautiful Korean drum.
Shaman at the University
|In a classroom at an American university
a female Korean professor
is graphically lecturing about
shamans in Korea.
It is said that the Department of Shaman Studies
has been set up in Korean universities.The shaman tells us that
the sound of the Heavens is the Great Sound,
and Nature is the Great Law.
In explaining the truth of life,
the world is not divided into strong or weak.
has their own subtle way of thinking
and unconstrained expression
for revealing the wisdom of Nature,
and the truth of the soul.Peeling away the mysterious cloak,
Shamanism, in fact,
is but a normal means for our ancestors
to know the world.