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Basic Conditions of Taoist Thunder Magic

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Basic Conditions of Taoist Thunder Magic presents most basic concepts and practices of Thunder Magic (Wu-lei fa). In the Song period (12th ct.) Wu-lei fa was a label given to a vast section of specialised ritual practices in religious Taoism. These rituals incorporated and continued older exorcist ways and means that were part of the practical range of religious Taoisms, meeting the demands of an agrarian society that suffered from natural disasters (for example droughts and inundations). Thunder specialist were asked to ...

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Basic Conditions of Taoist Thunder Magic
2007, Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden

ISBN-13: 9783447055932

Trade paperback

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