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  1. Supernatural Energy
  2. Life Energy / Spiritual Energy
  3. Psychic Energy
  4. Spirit / Soul
  5. Spirit / Spiritual Essence
  6. Demon / Ghost / Apparition
  7. Ghost / Apparition / Phantom
  8. Ghost / Soul / Spirit
  9. Tarot
10. Psychic


Supernatural Energy

China chāo néng lì
Japan chounouryoku
Supernatural Energy Wall Scroll

This word is used in both Japanese and Chinese to refer to the ability to comprehend supernatural power. Some may translate this as psychic ability, psychic power, ESP, or PSI.

Life Energy / Spiritual Energy

Chi Energy: Essence of Life / Energy Flow
China
Japan ki
Life Energy / Spiritual Energy Wall Scroll

This energy flow is a fundamental concept of traditional Asian culture.

This character is romanized as "Qi" or "Chi" in Chinese, "Gi" in Korean, and "Ki" in Japanese.
Chi is believed to be part of everything that exists, as in “life force” or “spiritual energy”. It is most often translated as “energy flow,” or literally as “air” or “breath”. Some people will simply translate this as “spirit” but you have to take into consideration the kind of spirit we're talking about. I think this is weighted more toward energy than spirit.

米The character itself is a representation of steam (or breath) rising from rice. To clarify, the character for rice is shown to the right.

Steam was apparently seen as visual evidence of the release of "life energy" when this concept was first developed. The Qi / Chi / Ki character is still used in compound words to mean steam or vapor.

氣氣The etymology of this character is a bit complicated. It's suggested that the first form of this character from bronze script (about 2500 years ago) looked like one the symbols shown to the right.

氣However, it was easy to confuse this with the character for the number three. So the rice radical was added by 221 B.C. (the exact time of this change is debated). This first version with the rice radical is shown to the right.

The idea of Qi / Chi / Ki is really a philosophical concept. It's often used to refer to the “flow” of metaphysical energy that sustains living beings. Yet there is much debate that has continued for thousands of years as to whether Qi / Chi / Ki is pure energy, or consists partially, or fully of matter.

You can also see the character for Qi / Chi / Ki in common compound words such as Tai Chi / Tai Qi, Aikido, Reiki and Qi Gong / Chi Kung.

In the modern Japanese Kanji, the rice radical has been changed into two strokes that form an X.


気The original and traditional Chinese form is still understood in Japanese but we can also offer that modern Kanji form in our custom calligraphy. If you want this Japanese Kanji, please click on the character to the right, instead of the “Select and Customize” button above.

More language notes: This is pronounced like “chee” in Mandarin Chinese, and like “key” in Japanese.
This is also the same way to write this in Korean Hanja where it is Romanized as “gi” and pronounced like “gee” but with a real G-sound, not a J-sound.
Though Vietnamese no longer use Chinese characters in their daily language, this character is still widely known in Vietnam.


See Also:  Energy | Life Force | Vitality | Life | Birth | Soul

Psychic Energy

China tōng líng
Psychic Energy Wall Scroll

通靈 is used to speak of something with supernatural essence, psychic power, or having magical power in Chinese.

Spirit / Soul

China líng
Japan ryou
Spirit / Soul Wall Scroll

靈 is spirit or soul in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

If you look in the dictionary, you'll also find definitions for this character like:
quick; alert; efficacious; effective; departed soul; coffin; spiritual; energy; effective; clever.


霊There is a modern Japanese version of this character. The button above will get you the traditional/ancient form. But, if you want the modern Japanese, click on the Kanji to the right instead.

Spirit / Spiritual Essence

China shén
Japan shin / kami
Spirit / Spiritual Essence Wall Scroll

神 is the simplest way to write spirit in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean.

This single character alone will conjure up ideas of the spiritual world. This character can also be translated as "vital awareness" as in the fact that one must know they exist to exist (I think, therefore, I am).

Other translations include:
God, deity, mysterious, divine essence, lively, spiritual being, divinity, supernatural, soul, mind, nerves, and energy. In some extended context it can mean genius or unusual.

Japanese romanizations vary a lot when this character is combined into other words. However, shin is the original pronunciation taken from Chinese into Japanese. You'll also see it romanized as kami, gami, jin, and a few others, depending on context.

Demon / Ghost / Apparition

China yāo mó
Japan you ma
Demon / Ghost / Apparition  Wall Scroll

妖魔 means demon in Chinese, and perhaps slanted towards ghost in Japanese.

Ghost / Apparition / Phantom

China yāo guài
Japan you kai
Ghost / Apparition / Phantom Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja word can be defined as devil, ghost, apparition, phantom, specter/spectre, demon, monster, or goblin.

Ghost / Soul / Spirit

China hún pò
Japan kon paku
Ghost / Soul / Spirit Wall Scroll

魂魄 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja term for ghost, soul, or spirit.

It's used in the context of Buddhism as:
Animus and anima; the spiritual nature or mind, and the animal soul; the two are defined as mind and body or mental and physical, the invisible soul inhabiting the visible body, the former being celestial, the latter terrestrial.

Tarot

China tǎ luó
Tarot Wall Scroll

塔羅 is the title for the practice of using tarot cards in Chinese.

Psychic

China tōng líng rén
Psychic Wall Scroll

This Chinese title refers to a person with psychic abilities, psychic powers, or ESP.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Supernatural Energy 超能力chounouryoku
chonoryoku
chāo néng lì
chao1 neng2 li4
chao neng li
chaonengli
ch`ao neng li
chaonengli
chao neng li
Life Energy
Spiritual Energy

气 / 気
kiqì / qi4 / qi ch`i / chi
Psychic Energy 通靈
通灵
tōng líng
tong1 ling2
tong ling
tongling
t`ung ling
tungling
tung ling
Spirit
Soul

ryou / ryolíng / ling2 / ling
Spirit
Spiritual Essence
shin / kamishén / shen2 / shen
Demon
Ghost
Apparition
妖魔you ma / youma / yo ma / yomayāo mó / yao1 mo2 / yao mo / yaomo
Ghost
Apparition
Phantom
妖怪you kai / youkai / yo kai / yokaiyāo guài / yao1 guai4 / yao guai / yaoguai yao kuai / yaokuai
Ghost
Soul
Spirit
魂魄kon paku / konpakuhún pò / hun2 po4 / hun po / hunpo hun p`o / hunpo / hun po
Tarot 塔羅
塔罗
tǎ luó / ta3 luo2 / ta luo / taluo t`a lo / talo / ta lo
Psychic 通靈人
通灵人
tōng líng rén
tong1 ling2 ren2
tong ling ren
tonglingren
t`ung ling jen
tunglingjen
tung ling jen
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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