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[Taoist manual : Chinese manuscript]
Bib ID 6614983
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
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Description [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [between 1700 and 1800?] 
1 volume [58 leaves] : illustrations ; 24 cm 
Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on content.

Oriental style, thread stitched binding.

"A Taoist manual giving instructions on arrangement and use ot the 'charm of the God of Primal Eminence' (Yuan-hwang-shen lu). No place or date. About 1800 (?). Description: Format: 24 x 14cm. 58 leaves folded in the oriental manner. The first half of the leaves are reinforced by white paper (some minor repairs), Bound in old silk cloth, somewhat rubbed. With 61 drawings, of which 14 in red. A manual describing the ritual connected with the drawing of taoist charms. The text starts with 'instructions by Grand Master Hsü', explaining the nature and use of different charms of the luan-bird and the deer, as well as the application of the seal of the God of Primal Eminence. It is followed by a description of a prolonged meditative session, in which the charms play an important role. At the end further more models for a number of seals and charms, all carefully described" - described from the seller's catalogue.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-302569893

Subjects Taoism -- China.  |  Divination -- China.  |  Fortune-telling -- China.

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