Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

The Study on the Motivation and Religious Enlightenment of Mazu Believers in Drawing Divinatory Sticks in Taipei Guandu Temple

Authors
Syping Chen, Shihui Pan, Leo Tsui, Jianjiang Zhang
Corresponding Author
Syping Chen
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.520How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mazu, Taipei Kuandu Temple, divinatory sticks, religious enlightenment
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.520How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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