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The Deadly Feng Shui Taboos Of Feng Shui Masters

This article is referring to the Genuine, Authentic, Chinese Classical  Feng Shui, not the "Western" /  New-Age / Back Hat Fake Feng Shui.

The Feng Shui Taboos of Feng Shui Masters are not told and not taught to the westerners and not found in "Western" Feng Shui / Black Hat / New-Age Fake Feng Shui, but it is very important part of  Chinese Classical  Feng Shui, therefore it is my duty to share , or at least make-known to the Westerners and English-Educated Chinese Folks who are searching for information and knowledge on Chinese Classical  Feng Shui.

This article will cover the basic understanding  of Mastering Killing Days, Master Killing Time and Master Killing Places of Classically-Trained Feng Shui Masters.

There are rules for Opening (Using / Commencing) the Luo Pan (Feng Shui Compass) . There are Open Luo Pan Incantation for Yang Zhai Feng Shui and also Open Luo Pan Incantation for Yin Zhai Feng Shui.

Open Luo Pan Incantation for using on Yang Zhai Feng Shui Reading (阳宅开盘咒):


Meaning -  The sky spins and the earth spins, and the nine stars spin, and the yin and yang are aligned and reversed, showing the divine dignity. Each of the five elements is in position, seeking good luck and avoiding bad luck.

Open Luo Pan Incantation for Yin Zhai Feng Shui Reading (阴宅开盘咒):


Meaning - The sky has three wonders, the earth has six instruments , The spirit is strange, the old hero lies dead, Yellow sand, red soil, rubble tomb foundations, Within a radius of one hundred steps, you can see it by following the needle.

"Luo Hou Day"(罗睺日)  & Master Killing Time (杀师时) 

*Luo Hou (罗睺) is the Chinese transliteration of the name “Rahu” borrowed from Vedic Astrology.

In the Chinese Classic Feng Shui, there are  certain days called "Luo Hou Day"(罗睺日) , which specifically prohibits Feng Shui Masters from using the Luo-Pan (Feng Shui Compass) to conduct Feng Shui measurements, otherwise it will be unfavorable  for the Feng Shui master, in serious cases, disasters will occur on the Feng Shui Master. This is  especially the case while doing  Yin Zhai Feng Shui (Graveyard / Cemetery Feng Shui) Audit.

Feng Shui masters who use Luo-Pan (Feng Shui Compass)  on Luo Hou Days are prone to committing Luo Hou Evils, especially when the Luo Pan is placed on the ground. 

The "Luo Hou Days" are determined by the year, season, and month and  is called the "Luo Hou Day"(罗睺日) ,that is, the "Master Killing Day" (杀师日). The "Luo Hou Time" determined by the day is called the "Master Killing Time" (杀师时). 

Take Note: All dates are based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Luo Hou Day Determined By Year (年罗侯日):




The year of Zi — Guiyou Day,   the year of Chou — Jiaxu Day,   the year of Yin — Dinghai Day, the year of Mao — Jiazi Day

The year of Chen — Yichou Day,   the year of Si — Jiayin Day,   the year of Wu — Dingmao Day,   the year of Wei — Jiachen Day

The Year of the Shen - Yisi Day,   the Year of  You - Jiawu Day,   the Year of  Xu - Dingwei Day,    the Year of the Hai - Jiashen Day

Luo Hou Day Determined By Four Seasons (季罗侯日):


Spring - Yimao Day, Summer - Bingwu Day, Autumn - Gengshen Day, Winter - Xinyou Day

Luo Hou Day Determined By Month (月罗睺日): 

寅月—亥日    卯月—子日    辰月—丑日 
巳月—寅日    午月—卯日    未月—辰日 
申月—巳日    酉月—午日    戌月—未日 
亥月—申日    子月—酉日    丑月—戌日 

Yin month - Hai day              Mao month -  Zi day                 Chen month - Chou day 
Si month -  Yin day              Wu month -  Mao day               Wei month -  Chen day 
Shen month - Si day              You month - Wu day                  Xu month - Wei day 
Hai month - Shen day            Zi month - You day                    Chou month - Xu day 

Master Killing Time Determined By Day(杀师时):

子日—丑、午时     丑日—巳、亥时    寅日—寅、午时 
卯日—辰、戌时     辰日—巳、丑时    巳日—辰、戌时 
午日—卯、申时     未日—午、辰时    申日—戌、丑时 
酉日—子、午时     戌日—卯、午时    亥日—辰、卯时 

Zi day - Chou, Wu Hour           Chou day - Si, Hai Hour            Yin day- Yin, Wu Hour 
Mao day - Chen, Xu hour         Chen day - Si, Chou hour          Si day -    Chen, Xu hour 
Wu day - Mao, Shen hour         Wei day - Wu, Chen hours        Shen day- Xu, Chou hour 
You day - Zi, Wu hour              Xu day - Mao, Wu hour             Hai day - Chen, Mao hour 

It is best not to "open" (use) the Luo Pan to do consultation at this time.  Feng Shui Masters shall stay far away from the construction sites, otherwise,  it will put the Feng Shui Masters in unfavourable positions, such as  suffering from mishaps.

Master Killing  Day On Monthly Basis(逐月杀风水师日)

寅月-申日    卯月-酉日    辰月-戌日    巳月-亥日
午月-子日    未月-丑日    申月-寅日    酉月-卯日
戌月-辰日    亥月-巳日    子月-午日    丑月-未日

Yin Month- Shen Day      Mao Month - You Day     Chen Month-Xu Day    Si Month - Hai Day
Wu Month - Zi Day         Wei Month - Chou Day     Shen Month-Yin Day    Chou Month-Wei day
Xu Month- Chen Day       Hai Month- Si Day           Zi Month-Wu Day        Chou Month- Wei Day

Master Killing Time On Monthly Basis(逐月杀风水师时)

寅月-卯时    卯月-申时    辰月-辰时    巳月-辰时
午月-子时    未月-寅时    申月-酉时    酉月-巳时
戌月-巳时    亥月-未时    子月-未时    丑月-未时

Yin Month-Mao Hour    Mao Monrh-Shen Hour      Chen Month-Chen Hour    Si Month-Chen Hour
Wu Month-Zi Hour        Wei Month-Shen Hour        Shen Month-Xu Hour      You Month-Si Hour
Xu Month- Si Hour        Hai Month-Wei Hour          Zi Month-Wei Hour        Chou Month-Wei Hour

Forbidden days for Yin and Yang houses (阴阳宅禁日) 


13th Day of 1st Month, 9th Day of 3rd Month, 6th Day of Ninth Month , 2nd Day of 12th Month

Take Note: The above shown are just some important  lists of unfavourable days and time for Feng Shui Masters (who are trained in Authentic, Genuine /  Classical Chinese Feng Shui). 

There are still huge lists of unfavourable days and time for Feng Shui Masters to Open Luo Pan to do Feng Shui Audit.  

If I have the time, then I (Taoist Sorcery Master a.k.a Kumantong 4D Master) shall continue to add on the list, if not, You may consult Your own Genuine Classical Feng Shui Teacher / Coach / Master.  

The Master Killing Places / Grounds (杀师地) :

Other than 'Master Killing Days' & 'Master Killing Time' , there are also the 'Master Killing Places / Grounds ' (杀师地) !  After avoiding 'Master Killing Days' & 'Master Killing Time', Classical Feng Shui Masters need to take note of  'Master Killing Places / Grounds'! 

'Master Killing Place' means the Feng Shui Master able to pin-point the exact 'Dragon Spot'  (for living or burial) and then the Feng Shui Master died from it.

There are several types of places / grounds that can ‘Kill The Feng Shui Master': 
  • Sword-Ridge Dragon Cave (剑脊龙穴
  • Bei Chen Guarding The Water Mouth (北辰守水口
  • Dragon With Sword and Knife Cave (龙带刀剑穴地)
  • Centipede-Shaped Cave Ground (蜈蚣形穴地
  • Snake-shaped cave ground (蛇形穴地
  • Dragon-shaped Cave Ground (龙形穴地
  • Tiger-shaped Cave Ground (虎形穴地)
  • Lion-shaped Cave (狮形穴地)
  • etc. 
If the shape of the cave is very realistic and resembles a certain animal, it is a cave that will kill the Feng Shui Master (The key is to bury the Feng Shui Master in it in the real cave for it to be fulfilled).

This is a huge topic to be covered by itself. It is best to learn from Your own Classical Feng Shui Master / Coach / Teacher. 

Fast Death or Slow Death in 'Master Killing'

There are 2 types of 'Master Killing': 'Open killing' and 'Hidden Killing'. Open killing means dying directly by accident and avoiding pain. Hidden killing means dying by disease and being tortured to death by illness.

Important Note: There  are many essential topics taught in Genuine / Proper Classical Chinese Feng Shui, which are not taught to the Western World of Feng Shui Enthusiasts.  You can't learn everything from an article alone. If You are interest to find out more, it is best to search from the Chinese Language Feng Shui Websites, or read up Classical Chinese  Feng Shui Books,  or seek knowledge directly and be a disciple of a Classical Chinese Feng Shui Master / Coach / Teacher. Yes. mastering the Chinese Language is important in order to learn Chinese Metaphysics.

Never know before but Now You Know...

Feng Shui Students / Disciples who are attending, or already trained, in Classical Chinese Feng Shui, shall be, or already been told / taught / informed,  about the Feng Shui Taboo Days, Timing and Grounds for being a Classical Feng Shui Master / Practitioner.

If You are just a lay-person, or  just seeking general information  on Feng Shui, at the very least, now You know there are Taboo Days and Timing and the type of Taboo Grounds for Classical Feng Shui Masters, which are not covered in "Western" /  New-Age / Black Hat Fake Feng Shui, not even discussed in Western Feng Shui Magazines and Websites.

Classically-Trained Feng Shui Masters might postpone the appointment during  the unfavourable days and timing of  themselves.

Classically-Trained Feng Shui masters might postpone the appointment, either because they are really busy or because of the Luo Hou Days and Killing Master Time. Sometimes we also hear that a certain Feng Shui master had problems after doing a Feng Shui calculation. 

People who don’t know the truth may discuss that they are Feng Shui masters but still have bad luck. In fact, it may be because they have offended Luo Hou.

Real Life Examples Of Master Killing Days , Time and Places

1 Example: According to Hong Kong's Sing Tao Daily, Zheng Guoqiang, a famous Hong Kong Feng Shui master who was very popular among Hong Kong artists, went to a cemetery in Zhaoqing, Guangdong on 30th March 2014 at about 3 pm, in the rain with a Hong Konger named Nanmo to check Feng Shui for a customer. Unexpectedly, they encountered a landslide. The two and five inland people who were traveling with them were buried alive by the mudslide. 200 rescue workers rescued seven people, but six were killed and one was injured. The Feng Shui master - Zheng Guoqiang and the Hong Konger named Nanmo were both killed. The families of the two have rushed to the local area to deal with the aftermath. 

The incident of Zheng Guoqiang's death was in the Month of Mao (卯月) and the Hour of Shen (申时), which violated the 'Master Killing Time'. 

*Article is not yet complete*

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Lu Ban Black Magic (鲁班邪术) - The Hidden Taoist Sorcery Skills Of Chinese Carpenters / Craftmen and even Chinese Feng Shui Masters

     Lu Ban (鲁班) (507 BC - 444 BC) was historically well-known as a famous craftsman of the late Spring and Autumn Period, and was revered as the God / Ancestor / Grand Master / Founder / Patriarch of Chinese carpentry and masonry by later generations. 

       This article is not about the history of  Lu Ban (鲁班) but about the hidden secrets of Chinese / Taoist Sorcery / Black Magic skills that the Chinese Carpenters / Craftmens that they might know and use it on You.

    This article is written to share and make known to the Westerners,  especially those Western folks who are practicing Feng-Shui, what the Chinese Carpenters / Craftmen (and some Chinese Feng Shui Masters) know and You don't know.

    Westerners who are practicing Feng Shui, never know that when a house with Good Feng Shui is being  "Hexed" by Black Magic, the house is already doomed.  Yes.... A house or premises with good Feng Shui can be destroyed by Black Magic - Lu Ban Black  Magic (鲁班术)  that brings bad luck upon more bad luck, unless a well-trained Sorcery Master or the Sorcerer who put the Hex , return to clear away the Hex. This is the part whereby the Westerners , even the Western Feng Shui Practitioners from the Western World never heard nor know about. 

    While Western side of the world is already practicing 'half-baked'  level of Feng Shui , let alone knowing about the Black Magic side of 'Hexing' a Home, or even "such things" (Feng Shui Black Magic) exist.

     In fact, this piece of information is not much written (or ever written) in English to the Western World because the Chinese Folks , don't even bother to share such information to the Western World. (However, soon some folks will just simply 'copy and paste' what is shared here  (written by me - Taoist Sorcery Master a.k.a Kumantong 4D Master) and then re-appear on other websites).

    During ancient time since Ming Dynasty , Chinese craftsman / carpenters etc had compiled several books of Chinese Carpentry Texts, which also include the Black Magic Spells to protect self-interests (or to disturb or harm other people) and attribute it to the name of "Lu Ban" (鲁班) - which  end up giving "Lu Ban" (鲁班) a bad name.

    Often times, when transfering knowledge and skills of Chinese Carpentry, the Chinese Master Carpenters / Craftmen will also secretly impart the Sorcery Skills to the disciples ,  just in case anyone who seek their service and then witheld or cut their wages / fees, not paying their dues, abusing them during work, short changing / try to cheat / bargain upon completion of their work, etc… ,   and they could 'punish' (play tricks)or disturb the home owners or business owners, by making their homes or business premises restless with Black Magic Spells. 

    Some Chinese Folks will just go straight to learn only the Black Magic portion of the books - "Missing One Door" (缺一门) and forgo the Knowledge and Skills of Chinese Carpentry. 

    However, many of the Chinese Folks don't even dare to practice what were taught in the "Back Magic " portion of  the Books , due to the rumours about the curse given to  them if they start to practice them.

The 'Hidden Taoist Sorcery Skills (Chinese Black Magic) Of Chinese Carpenters / Craftmen' come from these 2 different titles of books: 

The Lu Ban Jing (鲁班经)  and Lu Ban Shu (鲁班书)

* Westerners can don't bother to find the English Version of these Books because none of them are translated into English.  Even if  the Chinese Sorcery Books were translated into English, the Magic Spells and Talismans drawings and rituals must be done in Chinese Language. 

Take Note: Lu Ban Jing (鲁班经)  and Lu Ban Shu (鲁班书) are two different books. Most later generations confuse the above two books.

"Lu Ban Jing" (鲁班经)  - "The Treatise of Lu Ban", or  "Lu Ban's classic" or "Lu Ban Sutra" is also known as "Lu Ban Jing Jia Ji Jing"(鲁班经匠家境) , and has Chongzhen (崇祯) version and various reprinted versions in the Qing Dynasty. The Chongzhen (崇祯) version has 3 volumes only, which were compiled by Wu Rong and corrected by Zhou Yan. However, there are  4th  version that have been handed down to this day. It is fully combiled as a complete book of 4 Volumes, during the Ming Dynasty.

"Lu Ban Jing" (鲁班经) is currently preserved in the Palace Museum and can be seen by the world. It has four volumes in total, including three in Chinese and one with pictures.

Volume 1 and Volume 2 of "Lu Ban Jing" (鲁班经) respectively record everything from logging and material preparation, groundbreaking, erection and leveling, and painting samples. They also introduce pure civil construction techniques and industry standards such as the application of Luban rulers. 

Volume 3 is "Luban Jing's secrets of building a house" (鲁班经相宅秘诀). ", which introduces the good and bad luck of house location and orientation, which is the Feng Shui numerology theory of house construction.

The more controversial one is the 4th volume. The content of this volume is far different from the 1st 3 volumes, and it contains some Black Magic spells to disturb and harm people.

The 4th volume of the "Luban Sutra" (鲁班经) was actually added when the "Luban Sutra" (鲁班经) was compiled in the Ming Dynasty, that is, the contents of the two books "The New Carved Master's Selection Record" (新刻法师选择纪) and "The True Words of the Spiritual Expulsion" (灵驱解法洞名真言) .

Take Note: Lu Ban's time was in the late Spring and Autumn Period and the early Warring States Period, and "Lu Ban Jing" (鲁班经) was written in the Ming Dynasty. Therefore, "Lu Ban Jing" was not written by Lu Ban himself.

And when did "Lu Ban Shu"(鲁班书) appear?

"Lu Ban Shu"(鲁班书)  - "The Books of Lu Ban" - is also known as "Missing One Door" (缺一门), "The Upper and Lower Books Of Lu Ban" (鲁班书上下册), "The Complete Book of Lu Ban" (鲁班全书) and "The Secret Book of Lu Ban" (鲁班秘书). 

"Lu Ban Shu"(鲁班书)  - "The Books of Lu Ban" are divided into Upper (1st) Book and Lower (2nd) Book and catergorised into 3 Scrolls (卷)  -   Upper (1st) Scroll , Middle (2nd) Scroll and Lower (3rd) Scroll. 

The predecessor of "The Upper (1st) Book of Lu Ban" (鲁班书上册) is the Chong Zhen (崇祯) version of "The Family of Lu Ban Classical Craftsmen" (鲁班经匠家境). This version of "Lu Ban Jing Jia Ji Jing"(鲁班经匠家境) only has 3 volumes, which all record the skills of civil craftsmen, and "Lu Ban Shu Lower (2nd) Book" (鲁班书下册) is not only the content of the 4th volume of the Ming Dynasty version of "Lu Ban Jing" (鲁班经) but even more Spells and Incantations were added.

"The Lower (2nd) Book of Lu Ban's Book" (鲁班书下册) records all evil spells that are used to play tricks on and harm people. 

In order to learn and apply the Magical Spells from  the "Lu Ban Book" (鲁班书), it is publicly thought-to-be and believed that the Spiritually-Trained Master Craftman will order his  disciple / apprentice to opt for 1 choice -  Choose 1 of the 5 Curses -  End up being a Widower (鳏), End Up being a Widow (寡), Growing Old without Descendents (孤), Both Parents died and become an Orphan while still Young (独), Becoming Disabled (残). This is the reason why it is called  "Missing One Door" (缺一门) .

The rumours about the curse of learning Lu Ban Black Magic (鲁班邪术) came from this source:  It 1st appeared on a 2010 supernatural urban novel -《我当阴阳先生那几年》(The Years I Was a Yin-Yang Master) ,  by a China Online Author Cui Zou Shao (崔走召).

On the contrary, the beginning of the 1st page of "Lu Ban Book" (鲁班书actually  written "此书到家中、人兴财也旺、千叫必千应、万呼定万灵" -  meaning: When this book comes to your home, people will prosper, thousands of calls will be answered, and every call will calm all souls.

Take Note: There are many versions of "The Book of Lu Ban" - "Lu Ban Shu" (鲁班书)  now, but none of them were written by Lu Ban (鲁班). It was only in order to highlight the authority of "The Book of Lu Ban" (鲁班书) that later generations used Lu Ban's name.

It was natural for historical ancient old man Lu Ban to bear the blame, and he did so for thousands of years, so much so that when people mention Lu Ban today, the first thing that comes to mind is the evil spells that were used to play pranks and harm people. Lu Ban won't able to return back and sue the modern days folks for defamation.

Do the Black Magic Spells Of Lu Ban - (鲁班术) work?

It is better to be safe than sorry, by giving people (not just Chinese Carpenters / Craftmen ) the respect they deserve while engaging their services. In these modern days era, there are still stories and news about  difficult clients being "played" by supernatural forces  and suffering from bad lucks at home and at business premises, due to their ill-treating towards the Chinese craftmen / carpenters they have engaged for their services.

During Olden Days, Chinese Folks will automatically give proper threatment and respect to the Chinese Skilled Labourers and pay them the proper fees that are due , because they know these folks were highly skilled in  Black Magic , just in case they might add extra "goodies" (spiritual tampering) to their homes. 

This article is to make known and remind the Western Folks and Modern Days Westernized Chinese Folks to take precaution when dealing with Chinese Carpenters / Craftmen, who are well-trained in Ancient Chinese Carpentry Skills  and also the Spiritually-Trained Feng Shui Masters  that are high chance to be well-versed in Lu Ban Black  Magic (鲁班邪术) as well.

A Spiritually-Trained Feng Shui Master, not only have Feng Shui Knowledge  but also well-trained in Taoist Sorcery pertaining to Feng Shui. They can enhance Positive Feng Shui with Taoist Sorcery or apply it to counter / rectify Bad Feng Shui, like wise, they can also use Taoist Sorcery to destroy Good Feng Shui (for self-interest or deliberately wanting to disturb the Clients as punishment, or constantly digging out more money from clients). 

Yes... Some unscrupulous Spiritually-Trained Professional Chinese Feng Shui Masters may apply Lu Ban Black Magic  on already good Feng Shui Houses / Premises , usually targeting on the Rich / Wealthy Clients to keep on engaging them back for more Feng Shui Consultations / Services.

This is the part that Westerners, who are learning and practicing Feng Shui, don't know - The Spiritual Black Magic Feng Shui. 

The significance of Lu Ban Books (鲁班书) :

1. It divides the levels of ordinary carpenters / craftsmen and master  carpenters / craftsmen . Ordinary  carpenters / craftsmen take three years to become masters, and their masters only teach them the basic skills. Master carpenters / craftsmen learn for at least six years and master the profound skills and the "Lu Ban Books" (鲁班书).

2. It reflects the status of the ancient carpenters / craftsmen .  Carpenters / Craftsmen sometimes encounter safety accidents and strange events when they are working. The ancients were very taboo about these things. The "Lu Ban Books" (鲁班书) can be used to ward off disasters and pray for blessings, which reflects this situation.

3. It is a means for carpenters / craftsmen  to protect themselves . In ancient times, carpenters / craftsmen had a low status. Sometimes some clients (Home Owners / Bosses etc) not just provide coarse food to them but also would withhold wages /  fees. The spiritual methods of pranking / disturbing and harming people in "Lu Ban Book" (鲁班书) are helpful to punish difficult clients (Home Owners / Bosses etc)  and protect their  legitimate interests from being infringed upon.

Lastly, whether Lu Ban Magic is Black or White , depends on the reason "why" and "how" a person  uses it.

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Halloween is a Good Time To Burn Hell Notes (Ancestors Money) and Joss Papers to the Western Ghosts and Ancestors

Get together to burn Hell Notes

        Halloween is a festival celebrated  on 31st October every year. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. 

        In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day (1st November) incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats. 

Allhallowtide - After  Halloween Festival (31st October) and All Saints Day (1st November), on the 2nd November will be the All Souls' Day.

Halloween Festival - Good time to BURN Hell Notes and Joss Papers to the Western Ghosts and Ancestors.

        Over here, You will learn how You can apply Chinese Culture of Burning Hell Notes & Joss Papers in every Halloween Festival.

        To most common folks, even the Westerners, Halloween is just a night to party and nothing to benefit the Ghosts. Chinese Folk Religion and Religious Taoism have the answer to really benefit the wandering ghosts on earth and the souls  in the underworld.

        While the Chinese Ghosts & Ancestors have many different days to collect their Ghost Money, let Halloween be the day for Western Ghosts to collect their share of Goodies.

Ideas for Burning Hell (Bank) Notes during Halloween Festival (31st October):

Children Party - During Halloween Party, Children of different races and religions can get together to BURN Hell Notes (Ancestors Money) and Joss Papers to the ghosts. Parents and other adults attending the Halloween Party can also join the children to burn the Paper Offerings. It is a Fun Activity for Children and Parents to do together.

The activity of Burning Hell Notes / Joss Papers can be a mini-scale version of "Bon Fire" outside the house, or it can be Burned as a huge version of Bonfire at the Open Field.

        Hell Notes / Joss Papers, Candies and Chocolates can be stuffed into Hell Goodie Bags and hung up as Hell Pinatas. Children , as well as adults, can whack the hell out of themselves with Wooden Sticks.

        The Hell Notes / Joss Papers and Titbit Goodies will drop down and scatter on the floor. Children can keep the Titbit Goodies. The Hell Notes / Joss Papers will be brought to the Burning Comtainer to be burned away as Spirit Offerings to Ghosts.
HAlloween Pinata Stuffed with Hell Notes (Ancestor Money) , Candies and Chocolates

Pubs and Clubs -  Pubs and Clubs who are organising Halloween Parties, can set up a "Hell Notes / Joss Papers“ Burning Container near the entrance / exit for the Club Goers to BURN to ghosts.

Burning Hell Notes (Ancestor Money)  

What the Chinese Folks Of Chinese Folk Religion and Religious Taoism Can Do:

Chinese Folks can also add-on Halloween as another important day ( not just on the Joss Paper Burning Days of the Chinese Folk Religion / Taoist Festivals) to burn Hell Notes & Joss Papers, strictly to the Western Ghosts only.

Chinese Folks Burn Hell Bank Notes (Ancestors Money) and Joss Papers

Extra Information - Here are the other Joss Paper Burning Days by the Chinese:
  • Chinese Folks will burn Joss Papers to their Deceased Loved Ones / Ancestors during Qing Ming Festival.
  • Chinese Folks will burn Joss Papers to Wandering Spirits / Ghosts (and also their Loved Ones and Ancestors) during Zhong Yuan Festival - Chinese Hungry Ghosts Festival.
  • Chinese Folks will burn Joss Papers to the Chinese Deities on every 1st and 15th of every month of Chinese Lunar Calender.
Interesting Information: Western ghosts are only given one night (Halloween) on earth to enjoy their time, while Chinese Ghosts are given one month of freedom on earth during Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival - Zhong Yuan Festival.

All Saints' Day (1st November) - A Christian solemnity celebrated in honor of all the saints of Christianity, whether they are known or unknown, who have attained heaven. It is celebrated on 1st November by the Roman Catholic Churches, as well as many Protestant churches.

Important Points To Take Note: If You intent to Burn Paper Offerings to Saints, do not offer Hell Notes (Ancestors Money). "Hell Notes" are Spiritual offerings to ghosts, not to Heavenly Beings. Burn the Correct Joss Papers to the Saints, such as the *Golden Joss Papers*.

Burn Golden Joss Papers during All Saints' Day

All Souls' Day (2nd November) - A day of prayer and remembrance for the faithful departed, observed by certain Christian denominations, including Roman Catholicism and certain parts of Lutheranism and Anglicanism on 2nd November. Through prayer, intercessions, alms and visits to cemeteries, people commemorate the poor souls in purgatory and gain them indulgences.

All Souls' Day is a day to pray for the souls of deceased family members / ancestors.

Folks around the world who observe All Souls' Day, may include the activity of burning Hell (Bank) Notes (Ancestor Money) and *Ancestor Joss Papers*  to their Deceased Loved Ones / Ancestors.

Burning Hell (Bank) Notes (Ancestor Money) and *Ancestor Joss Papers*  to their Deceased Loved Ones / Ancestors

Extra Information - Folks from different countries have their own unique ways of observing this day:
  1. In Mexico, people create private altars for their ancestors and decorate them with photographs, flowers, candy skulls, and candles.
  2. In the Philippines, people cook their deceased loved one’s favorite foods for a feast with friends and relatives. Many visit their ancestors’ tombs, light candles, and even spend the night there.
  3. In Hungary, people keep the lights on in their homes for the duration of the night and leave food on the table in memory of their loved ones.
  4. In Poland, families visit the cemeteries where their ancestors are buried and set the night aglow with a veritable bonfire of candles.
  5. In Peru, people share a loaf of t’anta wawa with a friend or relative. T’anta wawa is a sweet bread baked into the shape of a doll or small child.
Notice the similarity of All Souls' Day compare to Chinese Version of Qing Ming Festival (清明节) - Tomb-Sweeping Day -  A Day to remember their Deceased Loved Ones / Ancestors. 

The Saints, Your Ancestors and other Spirit Beings Will Bless You

        From the Chinese Folk Religion Point Of View, by Burning Paper Offerings to Deities (Saints), Ancestors and Ghosts, in return, they will bless You with Good Lottery Luck , Good Sales and Businesses (生意兴隆), Good Job Opportunities and also LOOK OVER YOU and Your Love Ones to give You Peace & Safety on whatever You do and wherever You go (出入平安).

In Summary, Western Folks will have 3 consecutive days of burning Hell Notes / Joss Papers:   
  • Halloween  Festival  - 31st October - Burn Hell Notes (Ancestor Money) & *Silver Joss Papers* to Ghosts
  • All Saints' Day  - 1st November - Burn *Golden Joss Papers* to Saints
  • All Souls' Day - 2nd November - Burn Hell Notes (Ancestor Money) & Ancestor Joss Papers to Deceased Loved Ones / Ancestors
Chinese Folks can also take part to Burn Hell Money (Ancestor Money) and Joss Papers as Offerings to Western Ghosts and Western Saints during the 3 days of Allhallowtide. 

Interesting InformationChinese Filipinos (Chinoys) observe All Souls' Day as an important day to pay respect to their ancestors. On this day, they have their own unique ways of praying compare to Westerners and other Pinoy Folks, but very similar to other typical Chinese Folks in Chinese Version of Qing Ming Festival (清明节). Joss Sticks are lighted up, food are offered to Deceased Love Ones and Joss Papers are burned as Spirit Offerings.  

In fact, Chinoys are great source of information to be sought after by Westerners to learn how to Burn Joss Papers during Allhallowtide Events (Halloween on October 31, All Saints Day on November 1, and All Souls Day of November 2).  

Chinese Temples in the Philippines include the statues and images of The Cross, Jesus and Mother Mary, placed side by side with other Chinese Deities. - Jesus Christ In Taoist Temple

Many Chinese Filipinos practice the traditional Chinese religions side by side with Catholicism, due to the openness of the Roman Catholic Church in accommodating Chinese beliefs, such as ancestor veneration.

Important Points To Take Note:  

In Chinese Folk Religion and Religious Taoism, there are different types of Joss Papers for different level of Spirit Beings - Deities Level, Ancestors Level and Ghosts / Spirits Level. Westerners may find them confusing and complicated. 

Explaining the different types of Joss Papers will be a long topic to write, which will be another article by itself.

Simple Rules to follow:
  1. *Golden Joss Papers* are burned as offerings to the Deities Level (Saints).
  2. Hell Notes (Ancestors Money)  and *Silver Joss Papers* are burned as offerings to the Wandering Ghosts on earth & Spirits in the underworld (Souls in Purgatory).
  3. *Ancestor Joss Papers* There are a certain type of Golden Joss Papers & also Silver Joss Papers  catered for Ancestors.
These distinctions between the three categories of spirit money must be followed precisely to avoid confusing or insulting the spirits. The same rules shall be followed while burning Hell Notes / Joss Papers to the Western Saints, Western Ancestors and Western Ghosts.

If You're unsure of what Joss Papers to burn, You can always drop by at a Chinese Joss Paper Shop in Chinatown of  Your own country and consult the Joss Paper Shop Owner / Assistant. (Or email Taoist Sorcery Master).

The Taoist Version Of KARMA - “Cheng Fu” (承负)

When people learn about "Karma", it is base on the Buddhism's and Hinduism's Perspective.  If You search information online, many articles will mention that Karma will only affect ownself and not onto family members. This is not the same as Taoist Version of Karma.

Over here will reveal the Taoist Version of KARMA , known as “Cheng Fu” (承负) - "Inherited Burden". 

Many Westerners don't know that there is "Karma" in Taoism, because they only know about Philosophy Taoism  from Dao De Jing (道德经).

The Taoist Version Of "KARMA" is found in The Taoist Scripture - Tai Ping Jing (太平经) -  'Scriptures of the Great Peace' or 'Scripture On Great Peace'.

There are 2 Explanations :

The 1st Explanation:  善恶承负 -  The Responsibility of Good and Evil

Volume 39 of the Tai Ping Jing (太平经)  says: "承者为前,负者为后。承者,乃谓先人本承天心而行,小小过失不自知,用日积久,相聚为多,令后生人反无辜蒙其过谪,连传被其灾,故前为承,后为负也。负者,流灾亦不由一人之治,比连不平,前后更相负,故名之为负。负者,乃先人负于后生者也,病更相承负也,言灾害未当能善绝也. - "The inheritor is the front, the one who loses is at the back. The inheritor means that the ancestors acted with the heart of heaven, and made small mistakes without knowing it. Over time, they accumulated the mistakes together. In the future, people will have negative consequences. Innocent descendants are relegated due to their faults, and they suffer disasters due to them. Those who lose are those who have been harmed by the ancestors."

It means that if ancestors accumulate virtues and do good deeds, they will be able to influence their descendants; if their ancestors repeatedly make mistakes and do evil, their descendants will suffer innocent disasters. 

That is what people often say: "Forefathers plant trees, and future generations enjoy the shade; forefathers cause trouble, and future generations suffer."  (前人惹祸,后人遭殃。如果是善的话则是前人种树,后人乘凉). 

The 2nd explanation: 天道循环 - The Cycle Of  Heaven's Way

Volumes 73 to 85 of 《太平经合校》(Tai Ping Jing He Xiao) says: “元气恍惚自然,共凝成一,名为天也;分而生阴而成地,名为二也,因为上天下地,阴阳相合施生人,名为三也。三统共生,长养凡物名为财,财共生欲,欲共生邪,邪共生奸,奸共生猾,猾共生害,而不止则乱败,败而不止,不可复理,因究还反其本,故名承负。-  " The 元气  (Yuan Qi) - 'Vitality Energy' is in a trance and natural, and it condenses into one, which is called heaven; when it divides and produces yin and forms the earth, it is called two, because the yin and yang are combined in the sky and the earth. Giving life to people is called “三” (San)- Three. The "Three systems" coexist, and the cultivation of all things is called ‘财’ (Cai) - Wealth. ‘财’ (Cai) - Wealth coexists with desire, desire coexists with '邪' (Xie) - evil,  '邪' (Xie) - evil coexists with '奸' (Jian) - evil,  '奸' (Jian)  - evil coexists with '猾‘ (Hua) -  Cunning, and '猾‘ (Hua) - cunning coexists with '害’ (Hai) - Harm. If it does  not stop, it will lead to chaos and failure. If the failure does not stop, it cannot be reorganized." , because it goes against its roots, hence the term / name: '承负' (Cheng Fu) - "Inherited Burden".

It means that the three systems of heaven, earth and man coexist and grow and nourish wealth. If there is too much desire, evil will arise, and it will become irreconcilable. Only when the wealth is exhausted will it return to the source of nothingness. 

The first one talks about The Responsibility of Good and Evil (善恶承负), and the second one talks about The Cycle of Heaven's Way (天道循环).

Other related topics from other Taoist Books:

In the Book of Zhou Yi (周易) , which contains 2 parts , Yi Jing (易经) and Yi Zhuan (易传) -  'The Commentary of the Book of Changes' , in the Kun (坤) chapter  - 《易传·文言传·坤文言》 (Yi Zhuan · Wen yan Zhuan ·Kun Wen yan) stated:" 积善之家,必有余庆,积不善之家,必有余殃" -  A family that accumulates good deeds will surely be blessed;  A family that accumulates bad deeds will surely have lingering disasters.. It means: Accumulating virtue and doing good will not only bring good luck to the family, but also bring blessings to the descendants. On the contrary, it will Bring disaster to the family and future generations.

Conclusion: It can be seen from this that the cycle of heaven carries retribution, which is caused by people's evil deeds and desires, and brings great harm to future generations and nature (including society). 

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The Spiritual Power Of Taoist "Middle Finger" Gesture - Ling Guan Jue (灵官诀)

This article is to share a very important Taoist Hand / Fingers Gesture that most Westerners and Lay Chinese Folks have never seen before. This Fingers Gesture is also not found in any other religions, be it Hinduism, nor Buddhism. It is uniquely found and used in Taoist Rituals and Sorcery Practice. 

The Taoist "Middle Finger" Gesture is called Ling Guan Jue (灵官诀). 'Ling guan Jue' Gesture is a gesture of the Taoist hand formula of the Taoist Dharma Protector - General Wang Ling Guan (王灵官). 

The Taoist "Ling Guan Jue" (灵官诀) is also called "Yu Shu Huo Zhi" (玉枢火指) - The "Fire Finger Of Jade Pivot". It represents knowing the sufferings of the people, saving the people from water and fire, telling the heavens, directing to the jade hub, manifesting spiritual life force energy, and eliminating evil.

Ling Guan Jue (灵官诀) is one of the very powerful 'martial' Hand Gestures that is commonly used during Taoist Spiritual Fighting / Battle to recover the Victims who are possessed by Evil Spirits / Demons. It is often applied on the Possessed Victim's Forehead, together with the recitation of Ling Guan Incantation. 

Take Note: Ling Guan Jue (灵官诀) is performed on the Left Hand. If the gesture is performed on the Right Hand, it is known as "Jing Gang Tie Bi Zhi" (金刚铁笔指) - "Diamond Iron Finger".

*Notice the shape of Taoist "Middle Finger" Gesture - Ling Guan Jue (灵官诀) looks like the beak of Taoist Thunder God*

Who is Wang Ling Guan (王灵官) - Numinous Official Wang ?

Wang Ling Guan (王灵官) is the most worshipped guardian deity in Taoism. Taoism has a saying of five hundred 'Ling Guans' (灵官) - Spiritual Officials , and Wang Ling Guan is the head of the five hundred spiritual officials, and he is called "Du Tian Da Ling Guan" (都天大灵官).

The image of Wang Ling Guan (王灵官) depicts a red-faced warrior with a warping goatee, a third eye on his forehead, his long-toothed mouth open, wearing a suit of armor, a iron baton in his hand.

Brief Introduction of Wang Ling Guan (王灵官): According to the "Shen Xian Zhuan" (神仙传) - 'Biography Of The Gods' in the Ming and Qing Dynasties: Wang Tian Jun (王天君), the Great Lingguan under the jurisdiction of Nantian (南天辖落大灵官), was originally named Wang E (王恶) - "The Evil Wang", and he was a god gathered from the "Nantian Lihuo Zi Qi" (南天离火之气) - The Energy derived from  Li Fire of Southern Heaven / Sky. Ordered by the Jade Emperor to be the temple god of Xiangyin County, Hunan Province (湖南湘阴县). 

One day, Sa Shoujian (萨守坚), a disciple of the 30th generation of Celestial Master Xujing Zhenren (虚靖真人) in Xihe (西河), also known as Sa Zhenren (萨真人), saw local villagers killing pigs and cattle, and even Sacrificing boys and girls to the temple, which hurt the peace of heaven, so he sent fire talismans, burned the temple, and burned Wang Tian Jun (王天君) with blazing eyes. 

Unwilling to be burned innocently, Wang Tian Jun (王天君)  appealed to the Heavenly Court and asked the Jade Emperor to judge him. The Jade Emperor believed that his feelings were merciful, so he gave him wisdom eyes and a golden whip, and allowed him to follow Sa Zhenren (萨真人) in the shadows. If he found any mistakes, he could avenge his former enemy.

Wang E (王恶) had been following Sa Zhenren (萨真人) for twelve years, observing with discerning eyes, but he had never made any mistakes. Wang Tian Jun (王天君) admired him, not only ignores the previous suspicions, but also worshipped the real person as his teacher, and vowed to follow him.

At this moment, Sa Zhenren (萨真人) changed his name to "Wang Shan" (王善)- "The Virtuous Wang", and also reported to the Jade Emperor to confer him the title of  "Lei Bu San Wu Huo Che Lei Gong (雷部三五火車雷公) - 'Fire carriage numbers Three Five Thunder Duke', also known as "Huo Luo Ling Guan" (豁落灵官).

Although Wang Tian Jun (王天君) divine character is not high, his traces can be seen in various Taoist temples and venues. Most of his shapes are three-eyed, and the one on his forehead is the "wisdom eye" bestowed by the "Jade Emperor". With face as red as fire, he holds a "Golden Whip (Baton)", has a majestic posture, and his eyes are glaring, making people who do wrong and evil in the world feel frightened when they see it, and dare not do evil again.

Video Of Taoist "Middle Finger" Gesture - Ling Guan Jue (灵官诀)

The Incantation To Invite Wang Ling Guan (王灵官) - (灵官启请咒)

(Yang Qi Shen Wei Huo Luo Jiang)

Requesting the revelation of the descent of the Spirit Might General

(Du Tian Jiu Cha Da Ling Guan)

All Heavens are maintained and ordered by the Great Divine Official

(Huo Che San Wu Hao Lei Gong)

Fire carriage numbers Three Five Thunder Duke

(Shou Ming San Qing Xiang Gui Chong)

Receiving orders of the Three Purities, subduing ghosts into worship

(Shou Zhi Jin Bian Xun Shi Jie)

Hand holding a golden Baton, patrolling the world

(Shen Pi Jin Jia Xian Wei Ling)

Body draped in golden armour, displaying mighty divinity

(Lü Xue Feng Dai Hu Shen Xing)

Green boots, wind belt, protecting the physical form

(Shuang Mu Huo Jing Yao Tian Di)

Two eyes, fiery pupils, shining upon Heaven and Earth

(Qing Ke San Tian Chao Shang Di)

In one instant in the Three Heavens prostrating to the High Sovereign

(Xu Yu Jiu Di Jiu Sheng Ling)

In one moment in the Nine Earths saving living souls

(Yin Ya Feng Zui Jiang San Qian)

Silver teeth, phoenix beak, commanding three thousands

(Hu Shou Pi Xiu Bing Bai Wan)

Tiger head Pi Xiu soldiers in millions

(Zou Huo Xing Feng Qian Hou Wei)

Walking fire, travelling wind, protecting front and back

(Chuan Shan Po Shi Zhuo Yao Jing)

Piercing mountains, crushing stones, capturing evil spirits

(Qi Qing Dao Yu Ji Shi Jian)

Praying for clear skies, requesting rain, benefiting in the world

(Fu Ti Yuan Guang Tong Shi Yi)

Attached to the body a spherical radiance connecting matter and intention

(Zhi Bing Qu Xie Ru Dian Shan)

Healing diseases, expelling evil like lightning flashes

(Shou Wen She Du Fu Qun Mo)

Restraining plagues, absorbing poisons, subduing swarms of demons

(Fei Teng Yun Wu Bian Xu Kong)

Flying and soaring amongst clouds and mist all over the void

(Hao Ling Lei Ting Hong Pi Li)

Ordering thunderbolts and rumbling thunderclaps

(San Jie Da Mo Jie Gong Shou)

In the Three Realms the great demons all pay obedience clasping their hands

(Shi Fang Wai Dao Xi Gui Yi)

In the Ten Directions what is outside the Dao all takes refuge

(Di Zi Qi Qing Wang Lai Lin)

The disciple awakens, requests and hopes for (his) coming

(Da Ci Lei Wei Jia Yong Hu)

Great bestowments of the Thunder Might confer support and protection

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