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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Cheating Death With Sea Water (海水避死)
Taoist hiding method is
meant to “avoid death”. This ritual is normally carried out when an
astrological reading shows that a person is expected to have life threatening
incidents within a period of three years. A person can use this method to
extend his or her life span for a total of three years every time. However, if
the life span of a person has come to an end, then this method will not be
There are many ways to
carry out a “Cheating Death” ritual; we have already gone through the “Rock
Ritual”. Now let us review the “Water Ritual” as below:
·This ritual must
be carried out in the requester’s house.
·First you must set
up an altar to honor the “North Plough” (北斗)
·Prepare a big earth
urn and fill half of the urn with sea water.
·Make a small boat from
wood or bamboo, and then cut some of the person’s hair and finger nails. Wrap
these personal belongings with a piece of red paper. Put this wrapping on the
boat and followed by put the small boat in to the urn. You must make sure that
the boat floats steadily on the sea water. Now, close the mouth of the urn with
a piece of red cloth.
·Finally put a bow
and seven pieces of arrows on the urn.
·Place the urn
under the North Plough altar.
the urn for a period of three years.
The person who is “cheating
death” must perform a simple exercise every month to see if his or her trouble is
over. This person must observe his or her shadow to find out if the “cheating
death” ritual has taken effect:
·If the shadow is
complete and bright, then the ritual is effective.
·If the shadow has
no head, then this person will die soon.
There are many follow up
rituals such as praying to the North Plough to prolonged life, or further “hiding”
rituals depending on the situation of the person.