answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

" By the second century�C.E., Taoism became organized. A certain Chang Ling, or Chang Tao-ling, established a Taoist secret society in western China and practiced magical cures and alchemy. Because each member was levied a fee of five pecks of rice, his movement came to be known as the Five-Pecks-of-Rice Taoism (wu-tou-mi tao). Claiming that he received a personal revelation from Lao-tzu, Chang became the first �celestial master.� Finally, it was said that he succeeded in making the elixir of life and ascended alive to heaven, riding a tiger, from Mount Lung-hu (Dragon-Tiger Mountain) in Kiangsi Province. With Chang Tao-ling there started a centuries-long succession of Taoist �celestial masters,� each said to be a reincarnation of Chang." I hope this helps This is mysticism which is in all ancient philosophies - around this time blacksmithing was considered a kind of sorcery, everything was magical. These things are not believed by modern taoists, and taoism is a naturalistic worldview which does not reject gods, but does not consider them the ultimate cause (if they exist). From the tao: "The Tao (the "all-that is" or the way) is like an empty container: it can never be emptied and can never be filled. Infinitely deep, it is the source of all things. It dulls the sharp, unties the knotted, shades the lighted, and unites all of creation with dust. It is hidden but always present. I don't know who gave birth to it . It is older than the concept of God." Alternately translated as "it is older than the gods". The Tao is a great read, I highly recommend it. You can read it in an hour or so. Here is my fav translation: http://www.wright-house.com/religions/taoism/tao-te-ching.html

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-05-19 14:56:45
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What are the Taoists beliefs in supernatural powers and deities?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

Can supernatural powers be seen?

There is no such thing as supernatural powers.


What were Athena's supernatural powers?

Athena's supernatural powers are wisdom and battle strategy.


How would you know if you were a witch?

This depends on your personal beliefs. If you can cast spells and have supernatural powers some may call you a witch.


Is it impossible to get supernatural powers?

Ah! Mere mortals thus we be...No supernatural powers for you... or for me.... Drat!


Are there supernatural powers for real?

There is plenty of proof for supernatural powers.There is even a science for it. It is called parapsychology.


Is the sentence spiritualists commune in supernatural powers grammatically correct?

No, it should be "Spiritualists commune with supernatural powers."


How do you use supernatural in a sentence?

The main characters of H2o had supernatural powers.


Are supernatural powers true or false?

Some people say that supernatural powers do or don't exist. In actuality supernatural powers do exist. People like ghost hunters and priests who perform exorcists encounter supernatural powers or beings such as ghosts, demons, and angels. If you are part of Christianity or almost any other religion they speak of some god. In my case I am a Christian so I believe in God. I also believe in angels which are supernatural beings, as well as demons. So supernatural powers do exist, but I don't believe that you should mess with supernatural powers because they can be really dangerous.


How do you get supernatural powers?

cargo cults.


Do wolves have supernatural powers?

They can fly


What supernatural powers does Hephaestus?

Godly.


Do I have supernatural powers?

If you had them you wouldn't be asking


What is the strongest supernatural power?

Supernatural powers are the works of fictional authors and do not exist.


Is there any human with supernatural power?

People have supernatural powers... but we call them talents ;)


What is Aphrodite supernatural powers?

well they weren't really supernatural powers but it was to make people fall in love with her cause she was the goddess of love and beauty


How are supernatural powers involved in Beowulf?

the lake


Did Ares have any supernatural powers?

nope


What is the definition for superstitious?

Believing in supernatural powers


What animal do the Dogon people think have supernatural powers?

The Dogon are an ethnic group that live in the plateau region of Mali. They believe that the fox has supernatural powers.


What where hades powers?

Ruler of the Underworld, it's deities and the ghosts of the dead.


What is the easiest way to acquire supernatural power?

one cannot aquire supernatural powers, hence the description "supernatural" meaning beyond nature.


What is the song titanium about?

Its about a boy with supernatural powers.


How do supernatural powers work?

No one knows ... that's why they're supernatural. They could also be called imaginary.


What is a meaning of supernatural powers?

"Supernatural powers" are anything that a person can do that falls outside of the realm of understood science- this can include dowsing, esp, telepathy, spell casting, etc.


How could humans have supernatural powers?

Every human can have that supernatural powers but it is all bout knowing how develop your inner energy and knowing how to control it. That can help you to do extra ordinary things.