Ah, I see. I think I understand. So binding is potentially comparable to the Shinto/Taoist concept of sealing, no?
No,its not quite the same.
Our binding,is binding something TO something else. Be it a person place or thing,but its usually a person .
Women stupidly do binding magick on men they want,and end up with a nutty stalker .
In Asia,binding is more like the concept of making something ,usually an evil something,incapable of wreaking havoc.
So its sealed to make it unable to do what it usually does . Think more of the movies where some evil thing,is put in a coffin,with special chains and spells on it,then buried ,and covered in lead ,and then concrete .
That's sealing .
In Japan,evil yokai would be sealed by monks ,into a place,where they couldn't move out of that place .
Like that . There are the little white slips with kanji prayers on them,that they put on the foreheads of creatures they want to keep in limbo.
Ghosts demons vampires. They sealed them all the time.
Edited by Simbi Laveau, 08 September 2012 - 04:57 PM.