The Leg­end of “The Sage of the Ghost Val­ley”

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There is a leg­end that says dur­ing the War­ring States pe­riod (5 BC to 221 BC) a sage named Guiguzi lived at Tian­men Moun­tain. He was the founder of the School of ver­ti­cal & Hor­i­zon­tal Al­liances, also known as the School of diplo­macy and he was also known as the fa­ther of for­tune telling. He had many renowned mil­i­tary strate­gists such as Su Qin, Zhang yi, Sun Bin and Pang Juan as his dis­ci­ples.

Guiguzi also stud­ied the art of yi and de­voted years of his life to the prac­tice. He hid in a cave hid­den be­hind trees and a water­fall at Baizhang. Even­tu­ally Guiguzi de­vel­oped the Guigu divine Prac­tice, along with a se­cret mar­tial arts man­ual. The cave was later named Guigu Cave af­ter this wise old sage.

Tian­men Moun­tain split open in the year 263 Ad, re­veal­ing a large glow­ing hole. The Wu king­dom’s lord Sun Xiu came to see the hole af­ter hear­ing the re­ports. He be­lieved it was an aus­pi­cious sign, nam­ing the hole “Heav­enly Gate”. There is a leg­end that says the Heav­enly Gate was cre­ated to al­low Guiguzi to fly up to the heav­ens.

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