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3Novices:Hong Kong’s Taoist funerals: the superstition, symbolism and how to stop your soul being dragged into the coffin

Mourners are dressed in loose white clothing, the women hiding their sadness behind large pointy hoods. The ear-piercing, discordant sound from the suona, a woodwind instrument, is played by a priest. At some point, swords will be waved, tiles will be smashed, and paper models of houses, servants and various other objects will be set on fire.
This is the eerie spectacle of a Chinese Taoist funeral ceremony, with rituals, symbolism and ghostly superstitions dating back to ancient times. The most…
July 18, 2017 at 10:18AM http://ift.tt/2u3pQaS
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