Five Epidemic Demons

In Chinese mythology, epidemics are caused by Five Epidemic Demons with five pairs of evil eyes, all having a human body but the head of a man, a tiger, a horse, a bird or a rooster. According to the Encyclopedia on The Origin of the Mysterious Figures from Confucius, Buddhism and Daoist (三教源流搜神大全), a work compiled during the Ming Dynasty, […]

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People Who Communicate with Hidden Forces

In the mountainous west Hunan Province in China’s southern inland region, there are many remote villages where the mysterious practice to communicate with hidden forces is still very much part of the daily reality. A family in the village. COMMENTS FROM MINDS.COM Eric Hmmmmm…. that is fascinating. Are they forces of evil? 😨😭 All Things Chinese Pure “evil” forces are rare […]

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White Deer Studio, a 1,000-Year-Old Chinese College

White Deer College (白鹿书院), in Jiangxi Province, was a private university established 1,000 years ago with its heyday during Song and Ming dynasties. In classic China (before the middle 17th century), there were two kinds of tertiary education facilities: state-sponsored university and private colleges. The students of the former were selected nationwide. Not only they needed to pay no tuition […]

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The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra is one of the most important Buddhist classics, while hand-copying Heart Surra is a popular practice among Buddhist followers in China historically. The practice mainly serves two purposes: to help distribute Buddhist classics in an era when printing was expensive, and most importantly, to function as a meditative learning process that allows the message easily entering the […]

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