Horsetail Whisk

The Horsetail Whisk (拂尘) is a special weapon. It is made by binding the hair from a horse’s tail to a long wooden handle. The horsetail whisk is associated with spiritual power. It is said that the person who holds the whisk is not an ordinary person. Practical The horsetail whisk originated as a fly…

Why Priests Use Weapons

Weapons are associated with violence.  They exist to help someone defeat an opponent quickly and from a distance.  Because of their connection to brutality, many people ask why Daoist priests train weapons. The answer is that many of the Daoist weapons were objects that the Daoist happened to have on hand for other purposes. Most…