The Study on the Motivation and Religious Enlightenment of Mazu Believers in Drawing Divinatory Sticks in Taipei Guandu Temple
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- Mazu, Taipei Kuandu Temple, divinatory sticks, religious enlightenment
Taipei Kuandu Temple, the main worship of Mazu, was the earliest Mazu temple in northern Taiwan. When Mazu believers encounter dilemma, they longed for the resolution and entered Taipei Kuandu Temple to ask for divinatory sticks. Based on the field investigation of Taipei Kuandu Temple from January to July in 2020, the researcher asked 358 believers’ motivation and religious enlightenment after they understood the text of divinatory stick. In this paper, we found that the Mazu divinatory sticks can hearten up the believers, and motivate them to overcome adversity. Some believers acquired financial or marriage advice from the Mazu divinatory sticks. In conclusion, the Mazu divinatory sticks of Taipei Kuandu Temple possess the social function to instruct the public to be patient and optimistic.
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TY - CONF AU - Syping Chen AU - Shihui Pan AU - Leo Tsui AU - Jianjiang Zhang PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - The Study on the Motivation and Religious Enlightenment of Mazu Believers in Drawing Divinatory Sticks in Taipei Guandu Temple BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 658 EP - 661 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.520 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.520 ID - Chen2020 ER -