The feng shui of the main door is the primary criterion that will determine the fortune and misfortune of a house. These stunning door plaques are powerful means of protecting and improving the door feng shui, securing your homes from misfortune, robbery, violence, nagas and evil spirits. Your door will therefore be protected every year against any detrimental effects. Whether you have a single or double door, you can display the pair on the left and right sides respectively by either taping them or screwing them on the door panel facing out. The salient features and the importance of other auspicious symbols on this door plaques can be explained and elaborated as follows:
- Military Door Gods – more vigorous when in full military uniform, they protect your home from misfortune and evil spirits. They will correct and subdue any harmful chi keeping them out of your house at all times. Displaying the door gods can also resolve insomnia problems caused by dark energies. They will also keep robbers out of your homes.
- Fu Dogs – The male has a globe under his paws while the female has a child under her paws. This pair of dogs are smiley and are extremely obedient creatures to their owners. This ancient guardians have been used as potent protectors in imperial palaces, homes of high officials and rich merchants. In modern times, they are invited into homes to protect against theft and robbery, to help out working people who are not at home most of the time. They can also subdue the Violent Star #7.
- Vertical stacks of protective talismans, depicting symbols of the nagas, earth spirits, mountain spirits, gods and goddesses who influence all divisions of time – These are composed of protective seals and tetragrams formed by the addition of one horizontal line to each of the eight trigrams of the King Wen system. These create pictographs of each of the eight trigrams depicting the eight “elementals” of fire, earth, lake, heaven, water, mountain, thunder and wood. This powerful cure sought the assistance of “Cosmic Energies” to pulverize negative forces and clear blocked pathways paving you to a smoother and less aggravating year. Having great control over the cosmic elements, these symbols wield their miraculous power and exert authority over many of the more powerful spirits that bring earth, water and fire disasters. Their presence will cause surrounding spirits, who may otherwise bring mischief, to instead keep your home protected. Natural disasters such as tsunamis, thunderous storms, landslides, earthquakes and eruptions will cause no harm to your home. Appeasing your local spirits will usually at the same time get them to help you see through negativities you face at home including suppressing hostility, minimizing temperaments, subduing violence, warding off burglary and people with evil intention from harming you. You can count on its cosmic powers which are quite considerable.
- Empowered by the Mantra of “White Umbrella Goddess” – the powerful Buddha of Protection who carries a white umbrella has the power to symbolically dispel any evil intentions of people who may want to hurt you. Be mindful that everyone is vulnerable to jealous intentions of unscrupulous people, enemies or competitors, so it is better safe than to be sorry. This mantra can also ward off black spells casted by the underlying currents of jealousy and making them harmless. The mantra is “Tadyatha Om Anale Anale, Khasame Khasame Bhaire Bhaire, Sume Sume Sarva Buddha, Adhishthana Adhishtite Svaha” which can be recited 108 times to empower the plaques..
- Two Taoist Incantations – 1. Prevent Fire Disasters; 2. Stop Ghost from Entering the House
- Five Element Pagoda – Signifying 5 Elements. A symbol to subdue #5-Yellow.
- Bagua – It repels, diminishes and dissipates poison arrow pointing to your door.
Note: These pieces are energy infused and emit energy unendingly. They come with a certificate of authenticity.
The legends of Door Gods
Door Gods originated in the eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), where they were engraved on peachwood and hung at doors of homes. Then in Song Dynasty (960-1279), they were drawn on red paper and later machine printed.
According to “Classic of Mountains and Sea”, evil spirits passed between the spirit world and earth on Dusu Mountain. Fearing for the safety of humans, the Jade Emperor assigned Shen Tu and Yu Lei to guard the gate. If the spirits create troubles, they will be captured by them and fed to tigers at the foot of Dusu Mountain. Later, humans engraved their images onto peachwood and hung them on doors for protection.
Another legend said Emperor Tai Zong of Tang Dynasty (618-907) was disturbed by ghosts while he was asleep. Two generals who could succumb to nocturnal duties were then summoned to guard the door of the emperor’s bedroom. They were Qin Qiong and Yu Chi Gong who were not afraid of ghosts Their presence solved the emperor’s sleeping problems. The portrait of the officials were then drawn and displayed at door of the emperor’s bedroom and palace gates. No further commotion was heard from the spirits since then. These two brave generals were venerated as door gods and soon many homes display their images.
For those who have stayed in the Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong, you will notice there are immaculate portraits of door gods guarding thie hotel. Hanging outside the hotel’s front entrance between two sheets of plate glass are two enormous gilded “Door Gods” who perform the same task and protect all those who sleep in the house from footloose evil spirits. British artist David Gillespie created the original Door Gods in 1965 and the new versions were later installed during the hotel’s renovation in 1994. Affectionately known as “Huffer and Puffer”, the modern door gods are made from bronze-woven mesh with an applique of copper and bronze foil, which was then gilded with gold leaf and painted. It took six weeks to make the new Door Gods, and there are, in fact, four of them – two on each side of the glass.
The door gods usually come in pairs, facing each other.
What Fu Dogs symbolize?
The name Fu Dogs are actually derived chinese “foh” (recited in chinese as Buddha) because these beings are found as stone mounting guardians at Buddhist temples. They are considered sacred in Buddhism, where most deities are depicted sitting on it. It is the emblem of wisdom, power and protection, which could be the reason why they are being embroidered on ancient chinese official robes. These powerful guardians are fun to own like a lovely pair of real dogs at our homes and are easy to tame. This powerful symbol provides potent protection and demon scaring for ancient palaces, banks, mansions, shops, malls, businesses, hotels and jewellery shops. Their faces may look like lions, but take note that they are different from the actual lions. The male is usually depicted holding a ball to signify important global network for business people outside and external protection, while the female holding a child signifies protection of members of the household or premise. The male is placed on the left (from inside looking out of your premise) and the female holding a child is placed on the right (from inside looking out of your premise).
Ancient legend revealed that the Fu Dogs produce milk from their paws and enjoyed sporting with hollow balls. Therefore, ancient people place hollow balls in the jungle in hope of them leaving some milk onto the hollow balls. This is the reason why many chinese artpieces would show two Fu Dogs playing with the hollow balls. And these two Fu Dogs actually have the same significance as the two supreme Dragons playing with the pearl.
The Fu Dogs are popularly known as defender of law and protector of buildings. The Fu Dogs provide ultimate protection, wards of evil spirits and harmful people, nourishes chi that enters homes, bring in happy blessings and dissolves bad chi from neighbourly formations when placed in front of your main door at either sides or raised high up on both sides of your main door.
We have seen many success stories of business people, high ranked politicians and important people whom have told us how their grand pair of the Fu Dogs brought them remarkable results in their premises (homes or shops or business buildings). They prevent robbery/theft, ward off harmful people, bring in more good fortune/ better sales and improve feng shui of entrances.
Protective Seals and Tetragrams
One side beneath a jewelled parasol is the protective seal for the twelve-year cycle, with a triangular metal dagger vase, and treasure vase at its base – symbolizing stability and good fortune. Beneath this and below another parasol is the protective seal for the retinue of gods and goddesses of the “serpently-belly lords of the soil”. Very much like the nagas in appearance, these are earth spirits which control the positive and negative geomantic influences of any location.
The other side, again a parasol, is the protective seal against malevolent influences caused by the three classes of spirits: the spirits of the underworld, spirits of the soil or earth, and the spirits that inhabit all places on or above earth. Beneath this are three jewel-topped talismans, which represent protection for the whole field of astrology itself.