Hi everyone, my new ritual robe has recently arrived and I think people would be interested in knowing its rich history. This robe is known as “The Authority Over Heaven and Earth Robe” the design was famously used in 208 AD during The Battle Of The Red Cliffs in China. Its main use is Taoist weather magick, communication with weather Gods, storm summoning and nature manipulation and it is usually worn by a senior Taoist priest. You will notice that the robe is square and made entirely from one piece of fabric, it has no sleeves. The square shape represents Earth, when the priest opens up his arms the four corners of the robe represent the four directions. Unlike many other Taoist robes, this one is mostly black. Weather practitioners wear black to help manifest dark stormy clouds during rituals. The border decoration consists of clouds, swirls, and fenghuangs (mystical birds) Clouds are viewed as auspicious because they bring us rain and they are strongly associated with dragons. The silver colour represents the source of all qi, silver is the colour of energy in its purest form.
Black absorbs light and qi whilst white deflects it. When wearing a black robe the practitioner will be able to “take in” more energy which in turn creates better results during the ritual. Combined with white and grey, the practitioner will become one with the energies of the Taiji. I look forward to wearing this for my future workings and I will keep you all updated with my magick.