Okay, so a little background story. Only a few days ago, a Youtube account with the username “SuperKumangtong” commented on mine and multiple other Tin Yat Lineage student’s videos which were about Taoist scams. He didn’t seem to particularly enjoy our videos and offered us a challenge. Here is what he said on our videos:
“You have shown the stuns performed by the fake taoist masters.
You may like to do a search on ‘ taoist piercing’ and ‘vegetarian festival’ and do what they do.”
The stun is , take a long knife or sword, poke through both of Your cheeks. Then let the wound heal on it’s own. You can prove to people, everybody can do that too.”
“You can try this and prove these are fake too: /watch?v=GYuvDngsrAM
Or do a search ‘Taoist Piercing’ or ‘vegetalian festival’. <— (can’t spell vegetarian)
What You do is take a long knife or a long pole and sharp point at the end and poke through both of your cheeks.”
Here is the link to the comments themselves:
Okay, those of you unfamiliar with what this “Taoist piercing” is, he is referring to this:
Wow, okay, so first off, when the hell did this ever become a part of Taoism? Those who have even the most basic understanding of Taoism know that we intend to lead healthy, enjoyable lives, not poking holes in our bodies. This is not Taoism, so lets just clear that up. This is something that does not even fit into the “idea” of Taoism. These “Taoist Piercings” and “Vegetable Festivals” are likely the result of some street performer using the Taoist reputation to attract attention to what they are doing. Those of you doubtful, that is fine. You may freely read even the most crap of Taoist history books and you won’t find a hint of “Taoist Piercing”. However, I will save you the effort. Here is a link to history of Taoism as described by Wiki:
Even they have things wrong but where do you see any hint of poking holes of any kind in anyone’s body?
Here is the actual history of Taoism:
In both of these, you will not find any mention of “Taoist Piercings” or “Vegetable Festivals”. Even fake Taoist sects like Mao Shan and Luk Yam know that! Just know that this guy is wrongly connecting Taoism to street performances and practices that are not affiliated what so ever and never were.
Okay, lets talk about the man himself. Lets start with the username shall we? “SuperKumantong”, now the first thing I note is “Kumongtong”. That is an immediate Red Flag to me. Why? Kumongtong is the practice of “babyghosts”. Now, those of you who don’t know what this is, time for a wake up call.
“Babyghost” is a practice that involves the literal “cooking” or BBQ of a fetus in order to attain the oil that it produces. Now some of you may wonder what mother would allow that, well this is involuntary. The process in a couple sentences is cutting open the mother in order to obtain the growing fetus while allowing the mother to die of bleeding, pain, whatever it may be. Then, they will take that fetus and grill it to obtain the oil. Once they receive their oil, they take a nail or couple strands of hair from the dead mother and place the contents (oil included) into a jar or bottle. They will then begin to “chant” to use evil gods to capture souls into the jar and then “tame” them to do anybody’s bidding once they purchase it. Yes that’s right “purchase” it. Anyone who buys these enchanted jars are essentially buying baby oil and a dead woman’s bodily parts. Marketers of this crap will advertise that you will be able to use this babyghost to do whatever you want such as curse people etc. If you did not know this, well welcome to the real world of Kumongtong.
Now that we understand what his username stands for, we can take a look at his comments. He challenges us to poke holes in our cheeks and let it heal to see if we “non taoist” can prove this is not a scam. So one, he just said that “we” are not Taoist and two, told us that these street performers heal on their own.
Lets start with number two. He claims that performers like those in the photo can pierce their skin and the wound will heal on its on. Well, this is very easy to understand. Those of you familiar with tongue piercings, lip piercings, etc. will know exactly what I am talking about. When you take out a piercing in your tongue or anything like that, will people notice it at first glance? Probably not. That is the same story we have here. This is just street performing extremist that have done this so much that those hole in their cheeks are healed over with the hole still present. Our cheeks are also very flexible. You may say “Well, if they are putting huge knives into their cheeks shouldn’t the hole be as big as well?” Our cheeks have a great ability to stretch and contract depending on the mass in our mouths. If you hold your breath and blow up your cheeks, they will expand. Once you release that pressure, your cheeks return to normal correct? Same story here, the hole is ever present in their cheeks but unnoticeable once they remove whatever object they may be sticking in there, giving the impression that they are magically “healing” when in reality, it is already healed, they are just stretching the holes already present. This is also what accounts for the lack of blood. Your ear stops bleeding after you wear an earring for a while right? Same story here. Main idea is that these guys are fake and are not using magic to heal but are stretching holes already on their cheeks to place objects through them.
Number one, this man essentially tells us that he is real, we are not, and since we are fake we cannot prove he isn’t. Well… not much need be said. If you believe a guy who cooks babies and markets their oil for personal benefit is a Taoist, you need to wake up! Here is a link to his “Taoist/Kumong Tong” blog.
When you take a look, note the babies at the top and the Bagwa FU behind them. He advertises Kumong Tong and uses a fake FU in the background, what the heck? Once again, Kumong Tong and Taoism have NOTHING in common so the fact he has a FU doesn’t make much sense at all, especially claiming to be a real Taoist.
Another note is the FU design. First off, the seoncd picture on his blog is a wrong Yin Yang symbol so lets hear his explanation on that. Secondly is his FU design. I don’t know if he was drunk and thought they would look cool but what kind of FU is a giant square with a backwards Yin Yang symbol in the middle? None in Taoism I will tell you that. Now take a look here.
WOW… I am SPEECHLESS. First and foremost, WHAT THE FREAK? Taoist are nothing if not moral and righteous. We don’t ever have FU to “self come” girls or attractive women, the hell. Real Taoism does not involve low crap like that and definitely does not have FU that are in any way shape or form, focused on manipulating others. I say that because these type of magic will use brainwashing magic to influence those women to “self come” to you. SICK!
Bottomline, this guy is not only a fake Taoist, but has no clue about Taoism history and has no clue about Taoism itself. He practices Kumong Tong, which is one of the most sick practices on Earth, and has backward FU on his FU. What a sick man. Do not fall for his street performer an tikes and please do not go around trying to stick things in your cheeks because it will hurt and it is not simple “magic” to heal it. You will hurt yourself.
Here are more blogs exposing this guy and his sinister nature: