Unique cultural Talisman NFT
As it is generally well known, NFT has a financial aspect implying irreplaceable tokens. The majority of the most famous NFT works are currently in the form of artwork. The reason is that artworks, as well as their aesthetic impacts are extremely valuable. Taoist charms are ideal for creating NFT in this regard.
To begin with, talismans have an abstract painting and artisticization quality which has a significant influence. Taoist talismans that are difficult to understand just like Cheonseo (Book of Heaven) are mostly made up of letters, stars and objects that push the negative energy with more powerful energy. Some of them are God statues, but for the most part written in characters. This is a transformation of Chinese characters worshipping, which has abstract features while also possessing picture properties. According to legends, Chinese characters were invented by Saint Chang Hill back in ancient times and are the only hieroglyphs still in use today. As shown in the picture below, most oracle bone scripts from the Shang dynasty portray nature elaborately.
The hieroglyphs carved into the gauntlets and cow bones have a magical quality about them that seems to possess the soul. At a glance it could appear just like paintings, but it carries enigmatic ancient memories. The Chinese people have long held the belief that these characters contain mystical power and directly connected to nature. It is documented as “Written by Saint Chang Hill, And rain in the sky, ghosts cry at night”, in the Huananzi (Laozi). When Chang Hill wrote letters in the past, it meant that grains would fall from the sky and the spirits would sing all night. “Ghosts cried for fear all night that they might be suppressed by the letters”, said in Huananzi (Laozi).
Next, this kind of talisman NFT fills the vacancy of the traditional NFTs. Let’s take the best-selling NFT works at OpenSea as an example. It can be categorized into the following types based on its function, whether it is a collection, an art form, or music.
- It is a product that emphasizes dignity and a positive attitude toward life. The overall narrative and characters are perfectly set by these NFTs. In post-metabus period, BAYC, for instance, demonstrates a rich, refined, yet cynical perspective on life. Such works are appropriate for use as profile pictures and logos, as well as for expressing the dignity and attitude of holders in their own homes in the future sandbox world.
- It’s a compact and exhibition-focused product. The 3D Chinese bonsai (tree in a container) series and artworks that transform actual art into NFT are a great illustration.
- It is a product designed for investment purposes. Indeed, all NFTs provide investment potential. Some items may not have such a big artistic impact, but these NFT works particularly have strong financial property thanks to their successful operation and often collaboration-limited NFTs. A fine NFT piece cannot have only one function. For example, ‘BAYC’, the most successful NFT project to date, is a remarkable masterpiece which combines all three aspects.
The talisman NFT developed an innovative path, connecting modern science and technology with a long history, based on the existing three-function NFT. Imagine a mysterious talisman that was turned into a digital record on the blockchain thousands of years ago. Amulets always function as positive psychological indications in the electronic wallets of mobile phones, and we feel the warmth of ancient culture once more while we move through the jungle of modern science. It is claimed that the Taoist talisman “太上秘法鎮宅七十二符” has been carried down for more than 2000 years from the Western Emperor time to the present days.
Ordinary people’s lives are reflected in these talismans. With the metaverse sweeping the globe, it’s evident that burning amulets into the blockchain to protect us is far more beautiful than wearing a lucky bead bracelet or tattooing a god’s image on our body.