Burning Offerings in Taoism

Burning offerings is a time-honored tradition among the Chinese. But have you ever wondered about the mechanics behind this practice? In this article, we’ll explore the essence of burning offerings and how it can be more than just a symbolic gesture.

The Purpose of Burning Offerings

Physical objects, including offerings, are vessels for soul energy. When these objects are destroyed, the energy is released and seeks a new vessel that it resonates with.

In our “Representative Magic” article, we discussed this concept. The energy within the offerings is directed by your intentions. For instance, if you intend to send energy to a deceased loved one, the energy will find and connect with their soul.

Alternative Methods for Apartment Dwellers

What if you live in an apartment where burning is not allowed? You can still release energy by physically destroying the object, such as ripping it apart. Though not as potent as burning, it’s a viable alternative.

Energy is also released when you detach your emotions from an object. This detachment allows the energy to be freed. In Taoism, especially in our lineage, you can draw the 火斗 symbol, convey your intentions, and then dispose of it. This method ensures the energy is released and reaches the intended recipient.

What Do the Recipients Receive?

You might be curious about what the recipients actually receive. If you burn a drawing of a cake, do they get a cake? The answer is nuanced.

Recipients receive soul energy, which they can use to create objects in their realm. The energy takes a form that is similar or equivalent to what you intended to send. It may not be an exact replica, but it will hold the same value or meaning.

For example, if you burn a microwave, they won’t receive a microwave per se, but something that serves a similar purpose in their realm.

The Significance of Burning Paper Money

Burning paper money is a common practice, but does it work? The answer is yes, but only if done correctly.

Ordinary paper money holds no value in the spiritual realm. However, when sanctified through a proper ceremony, it becomes a celestial currency.

In our lineage, we use paper money as “magic money”. It must be sanctified to become a legitimate form of currency associated with our celestial court. Once processed, it can be burnt for the gods or ancestors. Each type of magic money has its own meaning and purpose, which you can learn more about in our lineage.

Take the Next Step

To delve deeper into the mystical world of Taoism and learn more about the art of burning offerings, consider ordaining in our lineage. Also, don’t forget to check out our FIRST TAOISM BOOK for a comprehensive guide.