TEMPLE GOD VISITS AND TANGJI – HUMANS POSSESSED BY THEIR TAOIST GOD Part 2

Humans, referred to as Tangki are dressed in special costumes with blackened faces become possessed by their god when entering the temple they are visiting. For Part 1 go to https://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/temple-god-visits-and-tangji-humans-possessed-by-their-taoist-god/

This is one of two Tangji who were dressed in special costumes with blackened faces who came with their god and many member of their Taoist temple from Pingdong County to visit the gods of Cheng long Village temple. The Tangji became possessed by their god prior to entering the Cheng long Village temple. For Part 1 of this four part series go to https://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/temple-god-visits-and-tangji-humans-possessed-by-their-taoist-god/

Temple god visits and Tangji – Humans Possessed by their Taoist god

It is common for one Taoist temple god to visit another Taoist temple god. A Pingdong County temple visitors approach the Chenglong Village Temple in Yunlin County, Taiwan. Two particular participants with blackened faces are Tangki. They become possessed by their temple god as they march in the parade to the temple they are visiting. "Tangki are considered shaman or spirit medium as the earthly vehicles for devine expression."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongji_(spirit_medium)

It is common for one Taoist temple god to visit another Taoist temple god. A Pingdong County temple visitors approach the Chenglong Village Temple in Yunlin County, Taiwan. Two particular participants with blackened faces are Tangji. They become possessed by their temple god as they march in the parade to the temple they are visiting. “Tangki are considered shaman or spirit medium as the earthly vehicles for devine expression.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongji_(spirit_medium) The women on the left holding the flag appears to have been possessed as well. April 24, 2015

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