The history of
Chinese Taoist talismans stretches back over 5000 years into the mists of time.
The symbols that cover the talisman contain the secrets of the Universe.
Although they were
conceived thousands of years ago they are based on sound scientific principles
of the creative and destructive processes of the
and the psychological makeup of the human race. The symbols are pictorial representations,
e.g. one stroke equals one heaven; one dot equals one universe.
To explain how
Talismans work, we must first explore the theories and concepts behind them:
When the first
caveman drew the first stick figure on a cave wall, he was using a symbol. He
was using a symbol to represent part of his world. Ever since then, Man has used
symbols not only to illustrate concepts, but to manipulate his reality. Because
our world is constantly changing, we have used words and names to record what
has happened. Every name is a symbol; your name written down symbolises you. Where
and when your name is written has an effect on your life and reality.
Everything on Earth
is just like a symbol, for example the Tai Chi sign represents the whole Universe;
One straight line represents Yang, the male energy of the Universe, and a Broken
line represents Yin the female energy of the Universe.
instance the Pa Qua represents the 8 Directions, different people, parts of your
body, elements, seasons, natural phenomenon (like Fire, wind, Earth, Forests,
Sun, Moon, lake, thunder, Earth etc.), family relationships etc, it also represents
change and non-change.
The talisman uses
the whole universal form, transformed into a symbol and changes the way things
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