Wudang sect

   武当山原名太和山,明朝时由于皇家对于武当山和张三丰推崇,称武当为'太岳',名位在五
Wudang mountain was named Taihe mountain when the time of ancient China, by the time
岳之上,唐代杜光庭《洞天福地岳渎名山记》将其列入七十二福地中的第九福地。武当山人
of Ming Dynasty the mountain was won undivided admiration from the Chinese imperial
称“仙室”,是中国道教的发源地之一,为中原道教的活动中心,为此中国道教各教派诞生之
family and the grand master Zhang San Feng, it had revered as “Tai Yue” and become the
后均相继传入武当,至使武当为成为了一个多派系同修的场所。武当玄武派以《真武经》为
top of other five great mountain. In Tang Dynasty, in the book of 《The record of promised
主要经典,奉真武为“玄天上帝”,奉张三丰为祖师。主张三教合 一,尊真武为“三教祖师”,
land and mountain》, had mark the Wudang mountain as the 9th from 72 promised land.
重修内丹,演习武当武术,尊真武为“万法教主 ”。此派古称“真武玄武派”。因为,武当山
From the local of Wudang they also call the mountain as “the room has god lives in”, the
供奉的是玄武神,为此,最早建立的门派为玄武。武当山原名太和山,参上山,为火山,玄
 Wudang also as the beginning of Taoist culture, that join the Daoist history there has
武神为水神,唯水能克火,此山有“非真武而不足当之”之意,故改名:“武当山”,随着玄武
different type of Daoist ideology and Gongfu come into Wudang, then Wudang came an
神的显赫,武当山的知名度也就越来越大,而后便成玄武神的代名,甚至取代了玄武神的知
area that has diversified Taoist culture. Wudang Xuanwu sect using the 《Zhen wu lection》
名度,为此,在“玄武派”传至第十二代时武当山又诞生了“武当派”,此时武当山大量的道人
as the main scripture, they believe in Zhenwu (god), and Zhang san feng as the
都皈依于”武当派“玄武派”从此暂时断传。此后武当山高道倍出,从而又出现在了如:“武当
founder. The Daoist advocated that the three ideology which as “Yu” “Shi(Buddhism)” 
清微派”、”新武当派“、武当玄武派第十三代传人:王光德会长“武当榔梅派”、“武当三丰派”、
“Dao” should syncretism for inprove and perfect. Zhenwu also is the “founder of three
“武当龙门派”等十几个派系。

ideology” and “Master of thousands laws”, he emphases on inner alchemy and Wudang Kungfu.
“Zhenwu Xuanwu sect” is the olden name of Xuanwu sect. Because the Wudang mountain is the
place that shrine of the Xuanwu, therefore the earliest sect in Wudang mountain is Xuanwu sect.
The original name of Wudang mountain were Taihe mountain, Sanshang mountain and Weihuo
mountain, the Xuanwu(god) is the god of water, in the Chinese element that water extinguishes
fire, so the Wudang mountain has the meaning as “insufficient when only Zhenwu”. Because of
the power of Xuanwu, Wudang mountain has become more famous, and then Wudang mountain
had became the synonym for Xuanwu. When the Xuanwu sect up to the 12th generation the had
Wudang has emerged, then large number of Taoist wew converted to Wudang sect, then Xuanwu
sect had tarnsitorily disappear. After that there has many master coming out in Wudang,
accordingly some other Gongfu sect had come out, for example “Wudang Qingwei sect”,
“Wudang Sanfeng sect”, Wudang Xuanwu 13th successor: President Wang Guang De”Wudang
langmei sect”, Wudang Sanfeng sect”, “Wudang Longmen sect” and a dozens different sects.

 改革以后,宗教政策得到了落实。武当各派也恢复了传承,为了使各派系能在武当和
After Chinese economic reform, the religion policy has been implemented. The smriti of
蔼相处、共同发展,同时也是便于武当道教协会的总一管理,一九八九年九月九日,武当山
Wudang each sect can be continue, for all the Wudang sects can work and stay together in
道教协会王光德会长以此派名称意义重复,会同公议,改为“武当玄武派”,并在原有二十
peace,also for the Wudang Daoist Association can easily manage them.In 9th Sept 1989,
字宗谱之后 ,又续四十字,同时在太和、紫宵二宫举行了传派仪式。
Wang Guang De the leader of Wudang Taoist Association had change the sect name as
“Wudang Xuanwu sect”, also add 40 more words in to the 20 words genealogy book, the
inheritance ceremony were at Purple cloud temple and Taihe temple.


Master Chen

武当首位中国道教学院硕士
Wudang first Chinese Taoist master’s degree
武当山玄武派第十五代传人
15th generation disciple of Wudang Xuan Wu sect
武当派内家拳宗传承人
Inheritor of Wudang internal boxing
道家文化资深研究专家
Expert of Taoist culture research
道家武术养生资深专家
Expert of Taoist Kungfu and health

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