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The Evolution of the Way of the Celestial Masters
An overview of the history of Daoism, also known as The Way of the Celestial Masters.
# 138929 | 1,250 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Eastern)


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In this paper, the history of Daoism, also known as The Way of the Celestial Masters, is discussed from 142 C.E. The paper draws from two of the assigned readings to make observations on the way the practice and structure of Daoism has changed from its creation to its current practice in China and Taiwan. The paper shows how what started as an administrative structure has evolved to a series of rituals.

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"Taishang Laojun and the first Celestial Master, Zhang Daoling, established "The Way of the Celestial Masters," aka Daoism, later Taoism, in 142 C.E., as a way to provide "a correct religious alternative to (these) popular sacrificial cults." (Abridged Codes p. 348). The founders of Daoism clearly had grand ambition. It was their aim to reduce conflict and violence, teach individuals and communities how to live in harmony, bring an administrative system into governance which would function in part as a genealogical record of society, and also to provide an alternative religion to the prevailing beliefs in demons, Buddhism, and Confucianism."

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