Village Life: Praying at the Temple

A man praying at the Beigang Chaotian Temple. He is holding incense sticks before a large smoky innocent burner/cauldron as he prays. He then place burning sticks in the cauldron. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 4, 2018

A man praying at the Beigang Chaotian Temple. He is holding incense sticks before a large smoky incense burner/cauldron as he prays. He then place burning sticks in the cauldron. Beigang, Yunlin County, Taiwan May 4, 2018

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Obon Festival Enmanji Buddhist Temple Sebastopol, CA, U.S.A.

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Possessed

A Taoist spirit medium is possessed by deity from his Taoist temple in Pingdong. Some of the temple gods are on a visit to the Cheng-long temple in Taiwan. He is surrounded by red papers from exploded firecrackers. Cheng-long, Yunlin County, Taiwan April 25, 2015

A Taoist spirit medium is possessed by a deity from his Taoist temple in Pingdong. Some of the temple gods are on a visit to the Cheng-long temple in Taiwan. He is surrounded by red papers from exploded firecrackers. Cheng-long, Yunlin County, Taiwan April 25, 2015

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Sunrise Over Keelung

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Keelung City, Taiwan May 13, 2016

Spiritual Leader from the Hindu Temple

Arya & Dewi at Their Wedding Banquette Bali, Indonesia May 3, 2016

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Shrine to Buddha Angor Wat, Cambodia January 18, 2012

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Angor Wat, Cambodia
January 18, 2012

Gold Mountain Village – Taoist Temple

NIK Color Flex 4 enhanced image, Taiwan, May 18, 2015

NIK Color Efex Pro 4 enhanced image,
Taiwan, May 18, 2015

TEMPLE GOD VISITS AND TANGJI – HUMANS POSSESSED BY THEIR TAOIST GOD – PART 3

At the temple's altar the Tangji or possessed visitor begins to communicate with the god of the Cheng long Village temple. April 24, 2015

At the temple’s altar the Tangji or possessed visitor begins to communicate with the god of the Cheng long Village temple.
April 24, 2015

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

Two Guardians of the World of the Dead

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Two of Eight Guardians of the World of the Dead. They were part of the parade where the god from the Taoist temple in Pingdong County was visiting the gods in the Cheng long Village temple in Taiwan.
April 24, 2015
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Pingdong County Taoist God Proceeding to Visit the Cheng Long Village Temple God

Bearers of the god parade along the Cheng long Village streets toward the Village's temple.

Bearers of the god parade along the Cheng long Village streets toward the Village’s temple.

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