By Michael R. Saso
Until eventually his dying in 1976 grasp Chuang, a descendant of 35 generations of Taoist clergymen, performed his old rituals for the good thing about a small band of believers in Taiwan. His kin, who claimed to have come from Hua Shan, the Taoist mountain in western China, the observances of the Dragon-Tiger Mountain sect in southeastern China. even if there are lots of conflicting Taoist faculties, the antiquity and authenticity of grasp Chuang's traditions can't be doubted. Michael Saso, a Western disciple of grasp Chuang, recounts the teachings of Taoist grasp Chuang, together with Taoist historical past as grasp Chuang understood it, the position of Taoist monks in sleek chinese language society, and grasp Chuang's personal rituals of Taoist black magic, meditation, and infrequently mentioned exorcistic thunder magic.
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I gave a paper on the Korean practice of bible-copying at a conference on spirituality which was held at Lancaster University in January 2006 (C. 18 Until then, the Cultural Blending in Korean Death Rites 20 idea of interpreting the practice as a death ritual had not occurred to me and the conference paper was prepared as an extra to my doctoral research. Soon after the conference, I began to consider the practice of bible-copying among old people as a form of death ritual, a ritual practice in preparation for death.
In the very beginning, I did not know anything about the Korean movement of copying the bible and was only aware that some people were copying the bible as part of their religious practice. I myself was surprised when I discovered the scale and popularity of the movement through my Internet search. This prompted the inclusion in this study of the practice among old people as a chapter on ritual before death. In the absence of existing studies of the movement, online research played a significant role from the discovery of the movement to its inclusion in the present study, with the process being complemented by field research.
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