Why does a genuine FU talismans require a bunch of stamps over it, and what happen if there are no stamps on the FU talismans? Many people do not understand the secrets of Taoist magic, because it’s never exposed to trusted disciples, and so there are many low level masters out there who doesn’t even know the truth about it, because they have not got the secret master-key from their masters yet, and already started teaching or spreading their sects’ content. Just like all things in the Chinese culture, Taoism is always taught in two ways, one is for the outsiders and normal disciples, and one is for the insiders and inner disciples, or what we called the “closed door disciples”, with secrets that is not to be told to the outsiders, because no one will understand it anyway.
In this article, we will leak this secret to you and tell you why we have stamps in Taoist magic and what does the stamps do, and how important it is to stamp the FU talismans properly and not just randomly toss in any stamps then expect the FU talisman to work.
What is a Taoist Magic Stamp
There are different kinds of stamps, and we basically categorizes them into two groups. One we call the “sky stamps” which is round and one is called the “earth stamps” which is anything that is not round. The sky stamps are used for empowering, or giving permissions and linking things up, but it does not do things as in performing any process. The earth stamps are for doing work, processing and consuming elements or resources.
Stamps, in general is like a road map, or the lines on an electric circuit board. It sets the way how this magic is going to be done and teach the FU to operate. Your FU itself is like your computer’s motherboard with the CPU, ram, and all that stuff installed. If you don’t stamp it, then it will have no boards installed, then there is no way to execute the power out of the system. As you can see, stamping is a critical part of how the FU should use it’s energy, and if the stamps are not there, the FU is basically rendered pretty useless, because energies are flying all over the place.
There is also one way to stamp without a physical stamp, and we call that the heart stamp. By using a bunch of hand signs, spells, and such, we can “stamp” it with our pre-heaven energy heart’s stamp and give the FU a “stamp” that is invisible, and now the FU can also operate. This is one procedure that we do with our FU talismans before the actual physical ink-stamping is done too.
Why do we need a stamp? Well, it’s like why do we need a road map? If you live in a country and you don’t have a map, you have no way to find the place you want to go, in another word, you are lost. You cannot just go everywhere, you must have a leading force that leads you to the right place for doing such work.
Stamping allows the FU to do work properly, and know how to do a specific kind of work with the resources given. If you stamp it wrong, it will not execute the work as you wish, because it doesn’t know how to do so.
The “surface saying” for outsiders is that the stamps gives authority of some “gods” to the FU so that the FU can work. Well, it’s correct in a way, but not the truth, because it’s all a metaphor for the outsiders to understand it the easy way only, and the message is clear enough for the disciples to understand - no stamp, no power, FU is rendered useless. However, here you know more beyond this surface meaning and why it’s so important to stamp properly too.
Placement and Number of Stamps
As mentioned in our earlier article on “how to burn a FU Talisman properly”, a FU is like a container with energies and it’s settled into two section, the yang goes to the top, and yin goes to the bottom. Stamping different locations will install your “map” for the upper or lower portion of the FU, creating different results. One must understand the stamp’s meaning and property in order to know how to stamp on the right spot and not just stamp it anywhere for fun.
The number of stamps can vary, but basically one stamp in the center will help you “start” doing the work or acknowledging a command inside the FU talisman itself. The stamp on the very top will determine what the FU will do with the resources given, and the stamp on the bottom will determine how the FU will execute the “process” or work to be done. In short, you have a one stamp setup for a command to execute, or 3 stamps for a full project to be done that includes the taking of resources, executing of a command, and how to process or do the work instructed. There are also a 2 stamps method which we use for our FU that we use for cultivation, such as the “Dai Jee Fu” with one stamp on the top, and one stamp on the bottom. This will give resources into the processing zone but not start the work. In another word, you are transferring elements over only, and not starting anything in the middle of the project.
There is also a 2 stamps method which we use for our FU that we use for cultivation, such as the “Dai Jee Fu” with one stamp on the top, and one stamp on the bottom. This will give resources into the processing zone but not start the work. In another word, you are transferring elements over only, and not starting anything in the middle of the project.
The stamp on the very top will determine what the FU will do with the resources given, and the stamp on the bottom will determine how the FU will execute the “process” or work to be done. In short, you have a one stamp setup for a command to execute, or 3 stamps for a full project to be done that includes the taking of resources, executing of a command, and how to process or do the work instructed. There are also a 2 stamps method which we use for our FU that we use for cultivation, such as the “Dai Jee Fu” with one stamp on the top, and one stamp on the bottom. This will give resources into the processing zone but not start the work. In another word, you are transferring elements over only, and not starting anything in the middle of the project.
There are also some FUs with 4 stamps, 5 stamps or even more, which depends on how we want to program the FU and what we want to do with the FU itself. If you stamp the FU on the wrong spot, then you might not be able to command the right energy to do the job for you.
Example of Stamping on a FU Talismans
Here I will introduce 3 stamps of our lineage which is very important. There is a Ling Sum stamp 靈心印, Tin Yat stamp 天一印, and a Saam Law Stamp三羅印. There over 50 stamps in the lineage, but it all starts with the basics.
Ling Sump Stamp – What is ling sum? The property of this stamp is to trigger the heart, or the connect the heart. The heart here is the center of the Yin and Yang or the top and bottom. If you take an hourglass and flip it upside down, you see the sand flowing through the little hole in the center. This will be the heart of the hourglass. If the heart is stuck, or blocked, then it won’t start to move. This can connect the FU or energy to any heart, including your own energy body’s heart or an object’s heart. Therefore, the stamp can start a command to be executed, start work, relay a message or store in things into the deep storage of an object.
Tin Yat Stamp – Tin (sky) is referred to the sky elements, which is not really the sky you see up above your head. Sky is referring to the resources pool, the place where all the resources or ‘pre-heaven” things starts, it can be anywhere as the Tin. It just means, where things start to input from. Yat (one) is to connect and when things are connected, then resources can flow through. Tin Yat is to tap into a line to things and make resources flow into the operation. For example, if you want to connect the altar as your powerhouse for the FU to operate, then Tin Yat can connect the altar as the Tin and your FU is the “ground” to be connected to.
Saam Law Stamp – Saam is three. In nature, anything goes to three then it is “ready to be born”. Law is to input elements so that it will go into something or onto something, and start interacting to give birth to something new. You can sum it up as simple as – it’s a stamp to start doing work with the given resources and elements. It’s a stamp to start any magic completely. It’s a stamp of operation, or execution of the magic work.
A practical usage example is an exorcism FU that is for carrying on your body to repel evil spirits. The top with Tin Yat, middle is Ling Sum, and bottom is Saam Law. With the three stamps, now the FU knows that first thing they do is to connect the FU to take resources from pre-heaven, which is where the FU gets it power from, and that is the FU maker’s altar. To execute the FU’s work, it will connect to the user’s own heart (mind) and so if the person feels danger, or felt/sense anything not right, the FU will start the action and connect resources in. When the FU executes the work and start doing things, it will perform in the action of Saam Law, meaning that it will get into action and start doing the work.
Let’s say we stamped the FU in a reversed order, what can happen to the same FU? Saam Law, Tin Yat, Ling Sum, how about that?
First the FU will have its own resources start to push down (and not connecting to another place for resources), then it will start to connect to another Tin or sky, or a place waiting for the resources, and that might be the user carrying the FU, and then at the end you will be triggering the heart and protecting the heart of the person.
As you can see, the whole project is already done differently even it’s the same exorcism FU.
Magic Stamps Versus Non-Magic Stamps
The stamps are magical only because there are magic works done on the stamps. Just having a stamp and copying the artwork or stamp face won’t work. You need to empower, program and activate the stamp in order for it to have the magical power as we said.
A magic stamp is only working, because there is magic power and elements in it. In another word, the stamp is a container for the magic energies and program, and just the stamp alone does not have magic power, you need to install the magic into the stamp! Lots of work done behind a small thing, which most people outside the lineage can’t even understand!
How to Stamp a FU Correctly?
You can be ensured to be stamping your FUs correctly when you ordained into the lineage, because we will have some basic guidelines and examples for you to start with, and teach you the basic stamping methods in order for you to follow and work with. Just like cooking, you start from following some professional’s recipes and as you learn more and do more, you will start to understand and get the hang of it, then you can do your own variations when your skills are more developed!
Even the same stamping method or order can vary in effect with a change of the mindset and spells combination. Stamping can be a big game changer, because even with the same FU talismans, but stamping it differently, it’s like you are given the same idea, same pool of resources, but doing the whole project differently, which can lead to a different result and ending. Maybe we should take another example from something you can understand. Let’s talk about eating!
The intention is to eat and finish all the food, that is what the FU talisman instructed. Okay, that sounds great, we will be having a good meal, huh? Now the chef puts in all the ingredients and such, so the food is all cooked up and placed on the kitchen table, ready to be served. There are 5 things in total, a salad, hot soup, steak, dessert, and coffee. Pretty typical! The waiter then executes the FU, meaning that the waiter will do the job to serve what is given. The waiter then come to you with a cup of coffee, then plate of steak, then a desert, then hot soup, and then salad at the end. How is that meal? Maybe we should take a step forward, and sorry, the forks and knives are given at the end when you have the salad, so you can have fun ripping the steak up with your hands and drinking soup with your palm if you like doing so. There is no spoons given. Oh mine. A nice meal prepared by a good chef can be totally ruined because of a bad “stamp”, which is the map that sets how things are served and executed to the consumer end!
When you ordained into our lineage and start learning Saam Law Sun Gung, you will know that we have things set in the lineage system, and so when you are doing your FU talismans as instructed by your sifu in the lineage, you won’t get anything wrong much, because even you made a mistake by accident, the lineage system have things preset there to ensure the auto-correct feature is turned on, and it will try to correct the work for you, and do what you intended to do. Before you get mature, you have these assisting features that ensures your work is effective while you are learning and experimenting. As long as you are a true disciple of our lineage, you will know what to do to get that insurance running, and that is your “heart spells” when you infused them into your FU talismans, and the power from your magic altar.
As your skills and knowledge advances, then you will start to enjoy and love the stamps, because you will then know how many things you can do with the stamps in magic, and how useful they can be! Stamping can also be done to incense, or even symbols that you have just drawn over things to activate the symbols etc. There is a lot of things you can do with them! Want to learn it for real? Welcome to come in and start learning today!