Superpowers are a big part of the mythology of China. However, not all of these myths are accurate. In this article we’ll talk about the Monkey Deity, Heaven Deity, Manichaean mythology, and Transcendent Physiology.
In Chinese mythology, the Monkey Deity is a protector of the Hie Shrine. The name means “Excellence”. In fact, it is considered the demon queller par excellence. It was invoked during the Koshin rituals of the Heian era.
The Japanese word “saru” for monkey is homonymous with “expel”, meaning to beat or push away. The monkey is associated with expulsion of demons, and many legends of the Mount Hiei shrine-temple multiplex attribute the monkey to the expulsion of demons. The monkey is also thought to ward off thieves. The founder of Tendai Buddhism chose this mountain as the site for his temple.
A Heaven Deity is a deity associated with the afterlife. It is not the same as a Heaven Lordship, Sky Father, or Monotheistic Deity, but is related to them. They possess a variety of powers that allow them to manipulate everything within the heavens, including angels and divine entities. Though, they may only be able to use their powers for good purposes.
This power is similar to a superpower, except that it is a higher level of divinity. A supreme deity has more abilities, and can be the ultimate ruler. This power is closely associated with the One True God, a mythological entity or a real entity, and can represent that entity within the universe.
As the title suggests, a Heaven Deity has power over the heavens. In a typical case, this means that he can control any aspect of the universe, including physical objects, as well as the forces of nature itself. As a result, these characters can have omnipotent and transcendent powers.
A person who is born with a Heaven Deity superpower may have the ability to turn into a cosmic deity when they wish to. They may also have the ability to control the afterlife realm, as well as its inhabitants. This ability is most commonly associated with polytheistic religions. They may be astral, solar, lunar, or magic deities. They may also have powers related to life.
Manichaean mythology blends Biblical characters with Persian deities to tell the story of the world’s origins. It presents the story of the creation as a colossal battle between good and evil. It begins with the abduction of the First Man, Adam, by the King of Darkness. The Father of Light then launches a redemption campaign to rescue Adam. Adam is urged to awaken his soul, which has been poisoned by the King of Darkness. As he does so, the awareness of his true state will ensure his resistance to the King of Darkness.
During the Middle Ages, the Manichaeans were persecuted by Christian emperors. Their followers were banished from cities and often killed, but they were not completely expelled. As a result, the Manichaeans gained significant support in the West. They even received secret support from the Church.
According to Manichaean mythology, Mani was born in the early third century AD. He was raised in a wealthy family and had charismatic abilities. At an early age, he organized a community of followers and sought to build his own Church modeled after the Christian model. The Manichaeans knew Christian scriptures, but had a particular affinity for apocryphal works.
In addition to its mythic origins, Manichaeism has a strong philosophical basis. Though its origins were not known for sure, many scholars have speculated that the Manichaeans may have been influenced by Buddhism. Regardless of the case, the Manichaean mythology exemplifies the concept of “redeeming the darkness.”
Manichaean literature includes many works by the philosopher Mani. These works were known to Mahommedan historians, but most have since been destroyed. Mani also penned many epistles and smaller treatises. As a result, the Manichaean literature must have been extensive.
Transcendent physiology is the process through which we become aware of and experience something beyond ourselves. This phenomenon occurs when different parts of our brains associate together and create a new perspective. The association occurs via synaptic strengthening, and we can even induce this experience by ingestion of certain psychotropic substances. Müller and Schumann propose that human and plant use of psychotropic plants is a coevolved mutualism. This mutualism can lead to the formation of new knowledge structures that are beneficial to survival.
Manichaeism was first introduced to China during the Tang dynasty, where it was practiced by communities from Central Asia. The Tang authorities treated Manichaeism as a branch of Buddhism, but did not outlaw it. However, the Chinese government did not allow it to be spread among the native population.
Manichaeism was a type of gnosticism that offered salvation through special knowledge. It taught that the soul is entangled in evil matter, but can be freed by the spirit. The religion focuses on two aspects of the human condition: a good deity of light battling an evil deity of darkness. The two sides are opposing opposites, and the good deity can only rescue the soul through special knowledge.