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Monday, June 3, 2013
Moon Worship Of Foxes (拜月煉形)
A photo from "Fox Immortal Of Heavenly Gate" (天门狐仙)
thought to be the most cunning animal and fox spirits were very much feared for
in many parts of Northeastern parts of old China. Many of the Taoist magic
practices are said to be related to fox spirits. In fact, fox spirit is
worshipped as “the one who watch over the seal”.
It is said
that a fox has to practise for 200 years before it can take the shape of a
human. An ordinary fox spirit can live up to 400 years; whatever lives beyond
that can be considered as fox immortals and possesses 9 tails… according to
folk tales of course.
The Taoist believes
that in order for a fox to be able to take the shape of a human, it must
undergo some meditative practices to absorb the energy of the moon. Although
the method is for foxes, Taoist copied it to supplement and empower magic
rituals. The method would be as follows:
out to an open field, best if it is at a hill top at midnight. Sit, squat or
stand as you feel comfortable. Raise both of your hands on top of your head in
a prayer’s gesture and now stare at the moon with the intention of in taking
its energy. Hold this position for about 5 minutes or so.
imagine that you are sucking the moon’s energy with the tip of your tongue. Think
that the moon energy forms a golden ball on your tongue. Once you are firmed
with your visualization, swallow this golden ball into your stomach or more
precisely the ‘dantian’ position.
must meditate for as long as you visualizing the ball of golden energy grow and
glow in the dantian. Once you are comfortable, circulate this golden ball all
over your body and you should feel extremely relax.
energy can only be absorbed one day before, on the full moon and one day after
the full moon. It is not advisable to take in moon energy after that as its
energy has already weakened.
golden ball of energy is formed, then you must guard it well as other spiritual
entity will try to steal it to increase its spiritual power. Once this energy
ball is lost, it is believed that a spiritual being such as a fox spirit may