Taoist Cleansing Magic: Altar 淨壇

Altar cleansing is the sixth spell in the “Cleansing and Purification Spells Book,” there is also an MP3 Tag-along that you can download to learn how to chant the spell in Saamlawnese. This article will be a detailed lesson for those who have initiated or ordained. It will let you further understand the purpose and usage of the spell and pass on some wisdom of Saam Law Tao to you!  Enjoy the detailed lesson!

There are two sets of “Jing Spells.” One is the longer one named “Purification Spells,” and the shorter one named “Cleansing Spells.” The shorter one is easier to learn for newbies.

General Purpose

Altar Purifying Spell 淨壇法咒 (long) is for cleansing the altar! It sets the area to become a place suitable for connecting and channelling the power from the Tao.  Any statue or “bodies” that will soon have a god reside inside should be cleansed with this spell, just like you must cleanse and condition the water before putting the fish into the tank.

Altar Cleansing Spell (short) can be done for the same purpose, but the short spells are more useful for daily objects and small things that you might want to put a god into with the Sun Kuet.

Advance Wisdom

What is an altar, to be exact? An altar is a system used for communicating between the PreHeaven and PostHeaven dimensions, between the human and the gods. The altar with the incense pot and statue is a good example, but anything could become an altar if a god goes inside the physical object as a body.

Whenever we fire the sun kuet 身訣 into things, we send our gods into it. After the god enters the object or subject, it stays inside as a fish enters the tank. If the fish tank is dirty or full of bacteria, the fish will get sick and eventually dies. Imagine what happens if the body is like that for the god? If the energy isn’t conditioned properly and cleanly, the god will turn weird and sick too. The body’s “water “is the energy already there. It’s external for the god, which affects the god’s internal. As a result, the god will have negative thoughts and feelings, or its attitude will change negatively toward you, which can turn your god “evil” to you.  Anything treated poorly can turn even just like a bad pet owner can turn their pet into an angry pet and end up biting people too. If you are creating gods and putting them into things, you must use this magic to clean up the “tank” for the god to go inside peacefully and happily.

Sometimes, you might feel the gods are angry or not happy at the altar; this spell can also be something that you can use to clean up the energy and condition the altar for the gods so they feel better inside. The altar conditioned for Saam Law gods will not be comfortable for other religious gods. By cleansing and purifying the altar with this spell, you also avoid evil gods from other places trying to hijack your altar and claim it as theirs.

Your body is also a “tank” for the fish or the “altar” for the god. There are gods inside your body, like those you can call up with HS0 and HS1 (heart spells). Your soul energy is the water, and the gods are like the fish in the water. If your soul energy condition is bad for the gods, your gods would also be affected. If you are doing palm divination or magic for something, wouldn’t you want to cleanse and condition the energy in your body before you use god’s power to ensure they are doing their best?

When would you feel your soul energy is not in the best condition? When you are angry, emotional, negative, frustrated or even “biased” when trying to do divination or ask the god for advice, the god would also be unstable and give you the wrong advice because of the energy “distortion” from your soul energy. By purifying your “altar” (the energy in the body), you are giving the gods a refresh and neutralizing everything back to “default” of how they should be, which is always a good thing to do before any serious magic work if time allows. For example, if you are writing FU, why not do this magic before you bring the gods out, and why not cleanse the object that will hold the god during the session, such as the coiled incense you are burning for that FU work session? Disciples in the lineage would know what I am talking about here.

Another bonus for this magic is that we sometimes use it to purify statues for other people if their altar is weird. Sometimes we have clients who have altars at their houses but are not consecrated, just normal statues being worshipped. As we have said in the “What is God” post, this could also work, and there is a god inside. However, the god could be going bad because of the lack of cleansing and purifying, or the god got “hacked” by the evil spirits. In this case, we can use charge in this magic to clean up the statue and force the evil one to leave, and what’s left would be only the god that belongs to the owner (which means it should not harm the owner). Combined with the Jing God spell, it will work wonderfully to clean up the statue by forcefully cleansing and exorcising the evil spirits and their energy.

Ordain today to learn more, and don’t forget to cultivate the spells at least twice daily. One in the morning to start your day off, and one at night when you are back home and settled down! It is also inside our mandatory daily chanting in the “Daily Rite”!