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Chinese Mysticism

From Medieval Tantra To Modern Times

The following snippet of recitation (from a 600-year-old text) was performed in the 1990s in Fukien, China, for local Daoist rites: "… with complete obedience [to] … Perfected Lord Wu/ … Wrote talismans, let fall seal-scripts … that his Sacred Spell would have awesome power.…"

SOURCE: Taoist Ritual, translated by Kenneth Dean, p. 93.

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