The sacred Taishan mountain

The sacred Taishan mountain

The Sacred Taishan mountain Taishan Mountain, life and death in Chinese culture, according to the work of Edouard Chavannes  Mountains are, in China, divinities. They are considered as nature powers who act in a conscious way and who can, therefore, be made favourable...
The Temple of the Soul Retreat in Hangzhou In 1930s

The Temple of the Soul Retreat in Hangzhou In 1930s

The Temple of the soul retreat in Hangzhou in 1930s On the left side was a densely wooded rocky hill. Its steep slope was carved into fantastic figures of unicorns, leogryphs and other mythological animals, and statues of gods and saints. They had been fashioned out...
A Taoist exorcism séance

A Taoist exorcism séance

a taoist exorcisme seance ‘My friend is going to conclude an exorcism service this morning and, if you are really so interested, he hopes you can come and witness it.’ He paused uncertainly. ‘But I must warn 86 you that it is not a pretty sight....
Chinese superstitions before the birth

Chinese superstitions before the birth

Chinese superstitions before the birth To have five sons, rich, vigorous, literate and who become mandarins: this is the ideal of any Chinese family. From this matrix idea emerged the various types of popular images that are displayed in all households: Wu Zi Deng Ke...
Asking about Taoism

Asking about Taoism

Asking abou the Dao Now is the time to ask him something about Taoism, I decided, and I poured out my questions. He looked up at me with his innocent, childish eyes, his smile gentle but, I thought, slightly ironical. ‘Take time, observe and learn,’ he...

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