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Chinese Folk Religion

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Transcript of Chinese Folk Religion

Chinese Folk Religion (Shenism)
By: Marlene, Reece, Robert & Paul
History
Basic Leadership/Branches
Important fact
East Asia
Southeast Asia
South Asia
Sometimes categorized with Taoism
Basic Beliefs
Expectations of a follower
Holy Books
Tao Te Ching
Zhuangzi
Daozang
Other texts
The Chinese deities (gods and goddesses)
Shangdi
Pangu
Fuxi
Nüwa
Shennong
Huangdi
Guan Yu
Baosheng Dadi
Caishen
Shoushen
Fushen
Lushen
The Baxian
Huye
The Jiuhuang Dadi
Mazu
Qiye
Cheng Huang
Tudi Gong
Wenchangdi
Xi Wangmu
Yuexia Laoren
Zaoshen
Songzi Niangniang
Lu Ban
What do they teach?
Afterlife
sinners descend to hell
Human Nature
there are 2 souls (dual soul)
Hell
10 courts, each ruled by one of the 10 Yama Kings & 18 levels in which sinners are punished
Ch'i (Qi)
refers to the energy flow or life
Ghosts, spirits and demons
evil spirits travel in straight lines
not all spirits are evil
ghosts receive most attention during ghost month
avoid conflict and solve problems peacefully
How does one become a follower?
do not demand exclusive adherence to a particular religion
Bibliography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism#Texts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_folk_religion
http://www.orbisrpg.co.uk/chongsheng/chinesereligion.pdf
http://www.manhattannewschool.com/Manhattan_New_School/Waita_China_PPT_2013_files/Religion%20Project.pptx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_China#Taoism
Basic beliefs
History
Basic leadership/branches
Rituals & celebrations
Personal Impact
everything has a spirit
New Years
abuse
numbers
colors
new borns
marriage
Popular Beliefs & Superstitions
Nüwa
Po
" Ying"
Hun
"Yang"
Look at the roads!
Origin of Shenism
originated thousands of years ago
Neolithic period
What civilization was it a part of?
Han Chinese ethnic groups
Rituals & Celebrations
What kinds of rituals do they have?
talismans are inscribed on paper
sacrifices to ancestors or deities performed
temples
oracle bones
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_folk_religion#cite_note-4
http://prezi.com/miohnqkl3r4b/shenism/
http://interfaithnet.wordpress.com/world-religions-spiritual-traditions-2/chinese-traditional-religions/
Deities
Origin of Shenism
Personal Impact
Chinese Temple
Chinese folk religion-inspired society
ritual economy
Shenism is a branch of Taoism
more than 30% Shenism/Taoism
Folk religion/Chinese philosophy
no leadership
Taoism focuses on living in peace with "tao"
Yin Yang
Taoism rituals
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_religion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_religion#Chinese_folk_religion
Enjoy this Video!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_religion#Chinese_folk_religion
http://boxspin.com/pav2/shenism-an-article-by-kami-newton/
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