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錄像 VIDEO

“道教符籙選“  2006  HD五頻道錄影  06分49秒

“Excerpts from the Taoist Protective Talisman”  2006  5 Channel HD Videos  06m49s

 

「道教符籙選」是一部使用五個螢幕的錄像作品,狗在垂直的黃色紙卷上用嘴書寫出如書法般的咒文。道教的符籙被認為是一種具有法力且能趨疾避凶的符咒,作品中的紙卷模擬出一般中國家庭將符咒貼在牆上的形式。在這裡還採用了一些較不常用的、貓狗相關的符籙,例如:“ 防夜聞犬吠聲符”。當看見狗用舌頭舔出這些符籙時,觀者便不禁露出狡猾的會心一笑。

Excerpts from the Taoist Protective Talisman is a five-screen video where the dog writes out calligraphic scriptures on vertical, yellow scrolls. The Taoist Talisman is a series of magic spells that are believed to ward off disaster and evil energy. The video’s scrolls mimic how the texts commonly appear on the walls of many Chinese homes. Some of the less popular ones directly address animal matters, often relating to dogs and cats. One, for example, reads: “Spell to prevent hearing dog barks at night.” When the dog phrases these words in licks and laps, one cannot help but detect a sly, knowing smile.

 

 

符籙選 The Excerpted Spells:

 

防犬吠咬符
Spell of Prevention for Dog Barks and Bits

 
 

五鬼煞符
Spell for Expelling Five Evil Spirits

 
 

五雷卻殺符
Spell for Employing Five Thunders Magic to Prevent Bloodshed Disaster

 
 

天狗煞符
Spell for Expelling Celestial Dog (name for a Chinese constellation)

 
 

北斗七星諱
Spell for Calling Polaris

 
 

防犬雞上灶符
Spell for Guarding Kitchen Rang from Dogs and Chicken

 
 

防夜聞犬吠聲符
Spell of Prevention from Hearing Dog Barks at Night

 
 

保胎吞符
Spell for Protecting Foetus

 
 

南斗六星諱
Spell for Calling South Star

 
 

白虎煞符
Spell for Expelling White Tiger (name for a Chinese constellation)

 
 

救產難符
Spell for Relieving a Difficult Delivery

 
 

斷犬貓精立去符
Spell for Rapid Expelling of Dog and Cat Spirits

 
 

斷瘟疫鬼王符
Spell for Expelling Evil Spirit of Pestilence

 
 

度厄消災符
Spell for Eliminating Hardship and Disaster

 

 

 

特別感謝 正一道教 丹心弘道會 會長 李游坤 道長提供親筆符籙 / 周貞徵 英文翻譯 / 張暉明 助理剪接 / 英文簡介 Sarah Lookofsky
Special Thanks to Director and Senior Priest You-Kun Lee of Zheng Yi Taoist Society for providing the writing of the Talisman / Jenny C. Chou for English translation / Chang Huei-Ming for editing assistance / English Introduction by Susan Lookofsky

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