8 Immortals Foldable Screen Art - Energy
Material: Lacquered Wood
Color: Lacquer, Multicolored
Featured on a foldable screen that decorates any table
conveniently is one of the most common renditions of this group
of eight known as "Eight Immortals Cross the Sea" (Baxian
guohai). This scene shows the group on their way to attend a banquet
for Queen Mother of the West (Xi Wangmu"), each using their
own magical powers. This picture has thus come to mean "each
according to his/her own abilities". The 8 Immortals are
legendary beings of Taoist sect, said to have lived at various
times and attained immortality through their studies of "Nature's
Secrets". The 8 Immortals each represent a different condition
in life i.e poverty, wealth, aristocracy, plebianism, age, youth,
masculinity and feminity. They periodically appear on earth to
help bless families with positive energy, good health, good fortune,
wealth, fame luck, longevity and good descendants luck. The 8
Immortals become even more important in Period 8 as the symbol
of good fortune and prosperity. Their presence will ensure smooth
sailing in all your endeavours, pursuits and 8 life aspirations.
They will bless you with happiness, trouble-free career and safety.
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What the 8 Immortals symbolize?
Consists of seven males and one female, the
Eight Immortals (Baxian) represent the attainment of the Daoist
ideal, immortality. The search for immortality and all its stories
of magic peaches, elixirs of longevity and mortals who succeeded
in their quest for immortality, are encapsulated in the stories
and iconography of Eight Immortals. Having abandoned the civilized
world, they retreated to live in harmony in nature, practicing
spiritual and mental discipline, and shunning cooked food to live
on pinecones and dew in order to achieve immortality. The Eight
Immortals reside in a paradise known as the Isles of the Blest
in pavilions of silver and gold. This paradise was believed to
consist of three or more mountains isolated in the Eastern Sea.
They were originally chartered to come down from the paradise
to assist mankind and help us achieve our goals. Each of them
carry a special auspicious object (used widely in feng shui like
wulou, fan, flute, sword etc) and each of them has a special ability.
They help mankind to fulfill the following aspirations of life:
wealth luck, recognition luck, reputation and fame, literary luck,
military/business sharpness skills, humanity, integrity and discipline.
Inviting them into our homes and workplace would help us in all
They possess supernatural powers and are capable of performing
magic. Their presence bestow good health, happiness and extremely
good fortune in Period 8 especially.
The team is led by Chuan Chung Li , who holds a magical fan which
he uses to revive sick people and the soul of the dead. He is
the symbol of good health, longevity and possesses curative powers.
Being the chief of the Eight Immortals he obtained the secrets
of elixir in life and powder of transmutation during the Chou
dynasty 1122-249B.C. He is said to visit earth on a Chi Lin very
often till today from his heaven realm. Having his image at home
also benefits those who are experiencing bad luck from the Tai
Sui (Grand Duke Jupiter). His direction is the East and element
The 2nd Immortal is Chang Kuo-Lao , who carries the bamboo tube
(Yu Ku) and can render himself invisible. He is depicted on a
magical horse. He possesses the wisdom of ages and is regarded
as a sage who will bestow wisdom on the family patriach. He blesses
childless couples so that couples can conceive children when placed
in bedrooms. He obtained his supernatural powers in the 7th and
8th century AD and is believed to have assisted those who have
passed away to reincarnate into good realms. His direction is
the north and is water element.
The 3rd Immortal is Lu Dong-Pin, who uses a sword to overcome
evil spirits and slice through bad energies caused by bad "chi".
The sword was given to him by a dragon. He also holds the fly
whisk which he uses to cure illnesses. He also blesses scholastic
luck to the family. His animal is tiger. He learnt Taoism magic
from the chief Chung Li Chuan in AD750 and attained immortality
at the age of 50. He had successfully rid the world with his sword
from various forms of evils for over 400 years and still visits
earth till today. Taoist mediums can communicate with him through
meditative means and his image at home will ward off any evil
spirits. His direction is West and metal element.
The 4th Immortal is Tsao Guao-chiu, who dressed in official robes
who holds a pair of castanets to symbolize his noble birth. His
animal is a horse. He bestows recognition and high ranking authority
to the patriach in the family. He is a patron saint of the theatrical
profession. He was the sone of Tsao Pin AD930-999 who was a military
commander and the brother of empress Tsao Hou of the Sung Dynasty.
He is believed to still live on earth and blesses one with scholastic
luck and protect them from harm. His direction is NE and element
The 5th Immortal is Tieh Guai Li, who is the master of supernatural
ability.He is represented as a beggar leaning on an iron staff
for the following reasons. He attained so much proficiency in
magic during his life that he was frequently visits the heaven.
When his spirit leaves his body to the heaven, his disciple that
he was truely dead and burned his body. On his return he discovered
he had no way to enter back his burnt body and had no choice but
to enter into the body of a dead beggar in the woods. He is therefore
always represented as a beggar with iron crutch and a pilgrim's
wulou from which a scroll is escaping, emblematic of his powerf
to set his spirit free from the body. He blesses one who needs
money and cure any hard to cure illnesses from anyone sick. His
animal is a lion which he used to visit the earth frequently.
His direction is South and element is fire.
The 6th Immortal is Han Hsian Tzu, who makes sounds with his flute
to attract good chi around him to induce healing energies. He
is said to make flowers grow and blossom instantaneously. He studied
under Lu Dong Pin and became an immortal himself in AD820. His
emblem is the flute, able to provide six healing sounds and he
is the patron of musicians. He wandered around the country playing
his flute and attracting birds and beasts of prey by the sweet
sound. He is depicted riding on an Ox, a mythical beast. He had
mastered the Five Elements and Yin and Yang theories.
The 7th Immortal is Lan Tsai Ho who carries a flower basket and
she brings luck to young women. Generally being regarded as a
woman, she continually chanted a doggerel verse denouncing this
fleeting life and its delusive pleasures. She is the patron saint
of the florist. She carries with her flowers of chrysanthemum,
peach blossom, pine and bamboo to bless everyone with longevity.
Having her at home brings happiness and beautiful people into
your life. She is depicted seated on an elephant. Her direction
is NW and is metal element.
The last immortal is Ho Hsien Ku, who carries the holy lotus and
fly whisk and who bestows family and marriage luck for the whole
family. She became an immortal in the 7th century AD after eating
a peach. She was saved from a demon by Lu Dong Pin during a critical
moment in the woods. Her emblem is the lotus and the fly whisk
which represents her purity and power. She is still alive today
and blesses people with love, relationship luck and family luck.
She assists in house management. She sits on a deer an excellent
symbol of longevity and good fortune. Her direction is SW and
her element is earth.
Where to display the foldable screen
You may display the art in the following
areas to fulfill your aspirations:
1. Display in your living room to ensure success in all areas
of your life, leading to fulfillment and abundance. The 8 Immortals
will help you in your endeavours, help your children in their
studies and generate family harmony.
2. For managers, corporate leaders and businessmen, display the
art behind you or on your desk to ensure success and protect you
from luck reversals.
3. Display at your personal "Sheng Chi"
direction to smoothen your career, improve investments and increase
your money luck.
4. Display in the east for family luck and southeast for wealth
5. To magnify new wealth opportunities,
display in the southeast universal wealth corner or the Annual
Wealth Star #8 corner.
Note: Do not place the art in the toilet