This post is based on last year’s Grand Duke Talisman charity drive post with some additions and new twists.

If you have just read my previous message about functions of Grand Duke, you know that there are two Grand Dukes watching over your shoulder and counting the good and bad deeds that you have done and execute rewards and misfortunes accordingly. This is a major rationale that donation to get your Grand Duke talisman.  When your talisman is grounded with a charity deed, GD is less likely to execute any misfortunes due from your karma account.

2012 is Ren-Chen or year of water-dragon. Grand Duke for the year is General Peng Tai who was born in 13th century during the Ming Dynasty. Peng was intelligent and smart since childhood.  In 1394, he had passed the Imperial Examination and become a high level official.  Yet he still lived an average and frugal life like ordinary citizens and was keen at improving government services for the public.

Before passing the Imperial Examination, Peng was engaged to a poor village girl.  After becoming a government official, Peng’s family thought that his fiancee’s social status was not compatible with his newfound status.  They also thought she was physically unattractive to be the wife of an official and wanted to cancel the engagement.

When General Peng heard his family’s intention, he had strongly opposed the idea and married the original poor girl anyway. The couple lived a happy and loving life together.  Therefore, people who have problem getting married due to physical characteristics and/or financial situations may get the sympathetic ears and help of General Peng this year.


With all the end of the world predictions about 2012, I have prepared an “extra strength” Grand Duke Talisman for you.  It is 30% bigger in size.  It invokes protection, blessings and treasures from Buddha, Lord of Sun, Moon, North Dipper, South Dipper, Thunder, Grand Duke and two Celestial armies.  It may make the end of the world impossible (I guarantee it or your money back!)

Here are the four groups of people who need Grand Duke Talismans:

1. “Fu-yin” or same animal sign of Grand Duke– people with DRAGON sign (also “xing” or penalizing GD)
BIRTH YEARS: 1928, 1932, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
SYMPTOMS: obstacles, stagnation or running “reverse” instead of forward
2. “Fan-yin” or “clashing” the animal sign of Grand Duke– people with DOG sign
BIRTH YEARS: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
SYMPTOMS: this is the worst case scenario– accident, sickness, surgery, losing competitions/wealth, moving, death, changing job
3. “Hai” or “harming” the animal sign of Grand Duke– people with RABBIT sign
BIRTH YEARS: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
SYMPTOMS: minor obstacles
4. “Po” or “breaking” the animal sign of Grand Duke– people with OX sign
BIRTH YEARS: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
SYMPTOMS: minor obstacles and sickness
If your house faces Chen mountain or SE direction, you need to put up a Grand Duke talisman facing that direction and avoid construction, earth-digging and demolition there.
If your desk or wherever you sit for an extended time faces SE direction, you can put up a Grand Duke talisman there for protection.  It is not auspicious to face the Grand Duke direction.  It weakens your competition power in business/career and examinations.
The offer is: your charity donation of US$30 or more to any legitimate local or international charity will get you a specially blessed Grand Duke talisman. Here are some examples of donations already done:
  • animal protection shelter
  • homeless shelter
  • Save-the-Children
  • children hospital
  • food shelves/soup kitchen
  • and more…..

If you are worried about privacy issues and future solicitations– please be assured that I will not email you in the future other than sending a note that your talisman is sent. You will send me no money. You send your money directly to your favorite local or international charity. You do not even need to pay me postage. You do NOT need to purchase any additional item from me or anyone else. No future solicitation of any type will be sent to you.  This offer is for people who have no access to Daoist temples.  Please support your local temple if you have access to one.

If you need more than one Grand Duke Talismans, here is the discount schedule:

–one talisman US$30 donation (US$5 if you are unemployed/under-employed)
–two talismans US$50 donation ($10 if unemployed /under-employed )
–three talismans US$60 donation ($15 if unemployed /under-employed )
(you may go to to calculate the equivalent of US$30 to your local currency)
Talisman that is grounded with a charity event works more effectively because it has an exchange of one type of energy to protection energy.
All talismans sent are individually purified, bless and stamped with the seal of a major deity.  The ritual itself normally has a suggested donation of US$50- 100.
To claim your talismans and application instructions, please forward your donation receipt with the talisman recipient names and address to:
All talisman claims will be sent by First Class mail in USA and air-mail outside USA.
Happy Holidays!
Ken Lai