THE CLASSIC OF MOUNTAINS AND OCEANS – CHINESE MYTHOLOGY

Celestial Dog and Sun Eclipse – In Chinese mythology, solar eclipse is caused by a vicious and hungry celestial dog who swallows the sun. Below is a description about celestial dog and its eating habit in The Classic of Mountains and Oceans (山海经), an encyclopedia of ancient Chinese mythology about natural landscape compiled during Warring States Era 2,500 years ago: […]

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A NINE STOREY PAGODA IN A DAOIST TEMPLE

Shibaozhi Pagoda (石宝寨塔), the centrepiece architecture in Daoist Temple Precious Stone Fortress (石宝寨) built against a 200m high rocky hill facing the Yangtze River in Chongqing, is one of the largest wooden pagodas in China. Legend has it that the rocky hill was a stone among those collected by Goddess Nuva to repair the sky damaged by rebell Gonggong. After […]

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MAOSHAN SECT – A MYSTERIOUS DAOIST SCHOOL

Maoshan Daoist Sect

Maoshan Daoist sect is one of the most mysterious Daoist schools, known as the inheritor of Supreme Purity camp (上清派) with its principles and cultivation methods explained in Sutra of Supreme Purity (上清经). The statue atop the hill behind the premises is Laozi (Lao Tse, 604 bC – 531 BC), considered as the founder of the modern Chinese Daoism. The […]

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