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Monday, August 18, 2014
Casting A Taoist Magic Circle (保护圈)
other magic traditions in this world that a magic circle is cast to provide
protection, a Taoist magic circle is meant to ‘contain’ and to ‘capture’. Basically
there are two types of magic circle in Taoist magic:
The Taoist 28 houses and 5 stars representing Taoist view of our galaxy.
is the circle of constellation which is a representation of the 28 houses (廿八宿). This circle is cast for two reasons,
first in seeking the blessings of the ‘mother of stars’ (斗母) or better known as goddess Marichi
and the constellation (参星拜斗) for the purpose of prolong one’s life and to avert disasters.
reason is to trap demonic forces and hence to annihilate it using the 7 steps
The primordial bagua (先天八卦).
type of circle is called ‘bagua’ (八卦) which is used to trap an army of demons as well as for the Taoist to
escape from the chase of a more powerful spirit when the Taoist failed to
contain the entity he/she wish to destroy.
bagua can be used, a Taoist must be able to visualize the bagua clearly
otherwise the power of his protective circle will be less. When a bagua
assembles, the spirits will be trapped in and when the bagua disassembles; the
spirits too will also be disintegrated.
also has many levels, the one that emits golden red colors is of the highest
level; it is said that this type of bagua can even trap gods and goddesses too.