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magic

TAO MAGIC THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF DIAGRAMS & CALLIGRAPHY BY LASZLO LEGEZA

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…marbled pattern of ch’i painted on the forehead in theatrical make-up…recalls the shamanistic masks used in Taoist magic.

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Exorcist charm of a Heavenly Messenger riding a Dragon, to be used against the evil influences of Darkness

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75: Talisman to repel demons

77: ‘Tao penetrates Heaven and Earth and has qualities beyond Form’

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Ekkeko / Ekeko

This is a postcard stolen from this Slovakian blog featuring an Ekeko statue. From the Royal Ontario Museum:

“…an Andean pre-Christian deity known as Ekkeko, the god of abundance, money, and luck. Similar statues are also made and sold in Peru. As is customary, Ekkeko (pronounced ey-kay-koh) is dressed in modern clothes with a real knit cap made of wool; he has outstretched arms, an open mouth, and a painted moustache. According to ancient legends, if you put a miniature of something you want on Ekkeko by noon on January 24, he will help you to get your wish in the year to come. You never remove the miniatures, so over the years Ekkeko becomes laden with your hopes and dreams. As you may have noticed, Ekkeko’s mouth is open; this is so that he may receive his offering, which is a lit cigarette. The cigarette is put into his mouth after the miniature objects are tied to him. As he smokes the offering, the length of the ash that forms without breaking off is a seen as a sign of how much good fortune Ekkeko will grant the asker during the coming year.”

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