Ordain Ceremony for Taoism - What is Involved

Ordain Ceremony for Taoism - What is Involved

Ordination in Taoism

Many people have been ordaining into our lineage this year and we have close to 100 disciples now, what a big surprise! At the same time, many people asked about our ceremony and want to know what is involved in the ceremony. While trying to not be too technical and frying our reader’s brain, we came up with this short article that summarizes the work that is done on the ordination ceremony, just to give you a better idea of what is involved.  If you are interested in learnng Taoist magic, feel free to get ordained today too!

Here is the brief outline of the 10 stages that are required to be done for a normal Saam Law Disciple to be ordained into the system (stage 1). Stage 2, 3 and 4 requires more work on top of this, which is too complex to explain due to the technical-complexity, and so we decided to leave it out for now.

1.      Getting Approval

2.      Getting the Taoist Name

3.      Connecting Submitting Request

4.      Getting the Resources

5.      Passing on the Resources

6.      Program the Body System

7.      Activating the Powers

8.      Empowerments and Protection

9.      Sending off and Concluding

10.   Back to Disciple

In our article of “what is Taoism”, you should have already learned that every sect or lineage of Taoism is different, because they are connected to the different higher powers which they will call it their “Tao”. In our lineage, we also connect to our own “Tao”, which is where all our knowledge and powers come from.  In short, there is the higher power which are like “energies” in the pre-heaven, but at the same time, there are also other “beings” in the other world that is giving us guidance, support and teachings too. The Tao is the energy part of things, and not the “people”. However, this energy must be treated like “as if” it is human, in order to communicate with it and work with it.

1.      Getting Approval

The first step is to ask the Tao for approval, and that will require the information of the person who wants to get ordained, and we will take this information and create a “representative” of the person and use it to ask the Tao and see if this disciple can be accepted or not. Usually the fee is already paid in this step.

 

2.      Getting the Taoist Name

After the person is accepted, we will follow up with asking the Tao to grant this person a Taoist name, which is not given by the human master but the Tao itself. This is also why the master must be qualified enough to accept disciples, since they will need to be able to communicate with the higher powers directly to even get this name down. Once the name is down and we confirm the answer, then the name is verified and recorded in the system.

 

3.      Connecting Submitting Request

This step and onward will all be done in one ceremony at the altar. We will first open altar, Cheng Sun, and do all the work to invite the higher powers to the ceremony. After that, we will be officially submitting the “form” which is sort of like the “oath form” but it is for the submission of accepting a disciple into the lineage, making a bond between the disciple and the lineage for real.   The disciple will also get a form later on to burn it on their side to complete this process too.

 

4.      Getting the Resources

With the use of FU Talismans and such, we will request the Tao to grant the first batch of resources or what you can call the “magic seed” for the disciple. This will be the first injection of our magic power into the disciple’s system (body, soul and Yuen Sun), which will set him off and now he is officially a Taoist with power.

 

5.      Passing on the Resources

After getting the powers packed up into the FU and other things, we will send the power off to the person, and so they will be drinking the FU water and such later on in most cases, since they are doing it by distance.

 

6.      Program the Body System

We will then be doing “fa jee” and other things on the person’s body (by distance) to program in powers all over their different body parts using a distance-method, and that will set the energy body structure to flow and operate according to how our magic work operates. This is like a programming of your body parts, and it sets power and features into them. At the same time, your body parts are also registered into the lineage’s higher powers and so you can draw power from the lineage with these body parts.

 

7.      Activating the Powers

After the symbols and such, programming the body, we will now go through an activation process to make them go LIVE and activate them, so the body parts will now work as we wanted.

 

8.      Empowerments and Protection

After all the ceremony is done, we will give extra empowerments and protections to the disciple by using rites, extra power infuses, and also including their representative paper on our altar with a special magic that is done to connect them to this altar here, which will let them absorb some of our energy daily as a top up. This will also serve as a form of protection too.

 

9.      Sending off and Concluding

After things are all transferred and done, we conclude the ceremony and will send off things to the disciples to continue on their part – such as the FUs for drinking, some FU HEADs, the oath form, and such. There will be tons of things going to the disciple with their “newbie package”.

 

10.   Back to Disciple

Now that the ceremony is done, we will go back to the disciple and provide them the congratz e-mail and set them off to learn. Our sifu(s) in the lineage will also be giving out things to them such as FUs for consuming and such. We will get connected to the disciple through line, e-mail and set them off to learn and open their access to our Google Drive and such to get their hands-on learning.

 

The whole ceremony explained here is mega-simplified to make sure people can understand the whole process without getting their brain fried with technical terms. However, the whole ceremony does take a lot of work to do and will require at least 1 day of prep time and 1 day to execute the magic ceremony, and 1 day to get the disciple started on their path of learning.  After that, we still have to have the other sifu(s) in the lineage guiding them, and shipping them things to help them get started.  It’s a LOT of work involved for just one disciple ordaining into the lineage.

Taoism cannot be self-taught, and it cannot be just ordained because someone says so. It’s a real ordination, which means you are being accepted by the higher powers of the lineage, and you are being connected and going into this lineage, inheriting the blood of the lineage. It’s a serious matter between the human world and the pre-heaven world, and not just a human-to-human agreement. This is the agreement and inheriting of power between humans and the higher powers of the lineage, which is not something you can do by yourself. 

After one is ordained, there is still a long way to go, with us all teaching, guiding and helping the disciple to learn. Taking care of the disciple with love, and real care, real teachings, and helping them when they need help, treating them really like a disciple, and not a “client” or a “student”.  We take it VERY seriously here, and we expect that our disciples-to-be also treat this seriously too.

 

Distance Ordination Is Not Impossible

Many stubborn old folks will say that you CANNOT ordain someone into the Tao and pass on magic without a face-to-face session, and that is totally not true. We cannot talk to each other without seeing each other in the old days too, and guess what was invented?  Phones, radio, internet, and you get the idea. With true WISDOM and knowing how things work, you can do anything that is impossible, just like now we can “fly in the air” with airplanes and the stubborn old folks still think it is “impossible” and laugh at people thinking about this idea.

Too bad, because many people learning Taoist magic or magic are only a “follower” and don’t really know what is going on and cannot explain the real mechanics behind magic work at all. So what is taught to them is the stuff they have today, you can only DECREASE and never INCREASE knowledge from then on. Nothing new can come out, because “it was not there before” and so it is “wrong”.  You get the idea and problem behind those so called old masters.

In our lineage, we know exactly what we are doing and understand the real mechanics behind magic, therefore, you are lucky to have found this path. There is no need to travel to get ordained, and we have many good examples of successful and happy disciples in the lineage. Once you are ordained, you will see them on LINE (chat app) and hear stories from them and how their magic worked and such too. There is nothing impossible in this world, what you lack is only the WISDOM to work things around and it will become possible. Once again, I have to thank Saam Law and the masters in Dai Law Tin for teaching us all this awesome wisdom too. Without them, even I would be one of those “stubborn old folks” soon or later, LOL!

Get ordained today and start learning our Taoist magic!