Taigu school

The Taigu school (太谷学派 Tàigǔ xuépài), also Great Perfection (大成教 Dàchéng jiào) or Yellow Cliff teaching (黄崖教 Huángyá jiào), is a mystical folk religious sect of Confucianism spread especially in Jiangsu, Anhui and Shandong. It was founded by Zhou Xingyuan, a man with shamanic skills entitled Taigu (太谷 "Great Valley") by followers.[1]

The purpose of the school is to help those who practice it to develop a clear and enlightened state of mind, in which man apprehends his true nature and recovers original simplicity.[2]

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References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Ma (2007), p. 239.
  2. ^ Ma (2007), p. 233.

Sources [ edit ]

  • Ma, Xisha; Huiying Meng (2011). Popular Religion and Shamanism § "The Taigu School and the Yellow Cliff Teaching: Another Case of Transformation from Confucian Academic Group to Religious Sect". Brill. ISBN 9004174559. CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Jiang, Feng (2007). "Taigu School: Folk Confucian School Entering into the Horizon of Cultural Studies". Philosophical Trends (12). CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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