The register-transmitting ritual of the celestial master movement: - A - critical study of Dunhuang manuscript S203

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TitleThe register-transmitting ritual of the celestial master movement: - A - critical study of Dunhuang manuscript S203
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLu, P. Z.
JournalBULLETIN - OF - THE - INSTITUTE - OF - HISTORY - AND - PHILOLOGY - ACADEMIA - SINICA
Volume77
Pagination79
Date Published2006
PublisherACADEMIA - SINICA-INST - HISTORY - PHILOLOGY
ISBN Number1012-4195
KeywordsCelestial Master Movement, registers of immortals and powers, Taoism, transmission ritual, Zhengyi registers
Abstract

Finally, this paper dates manuscript S203 - to the period between the Liu-Song (420479) and the Liang (502-557) of the Southern Dynasties. The manuscript must have been compiled after the Taishang dongxuan lingbao shoudu yi but before the Shangqing jinzhen yuhuang shangyuan jiutian zhenling sanbai liushi wu bu yuanlu (DZ1388). The Zhengyi text Zhengyi fawen dulu duzhi yi, from which S203 - was most likely copied, must have been completed during the same period. The dating of this lost original provides new evidence that the Zhengyi fawen corpus developed during the Southern and Northern Dynasties.