Hell Bank Note Petition Service

Price: $10.99
  • Item #: HBNS
Availability: Out-of-Stock

This listing is for ONE request. Your petition will be written on a Hell Bank note and burned on my altar. This ensures your request be released to the spirits and paid for simultaneously!

**********************PLEASE ENTER your request/petition in the "special instructions" area so I can enter it onto Hell note. IF THERE ARE NO INSTRUCTIONS IN THE "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS" YOUR ORDER WILL BE CANCELLED. 

Hell bank notes are a more modern form of joss paper, an afterlife monetary paper offering used in traditional Chinese ancestor veneration, that can be printed in the style of western or Chinese paper bank notes. In Chinese cultures, the hell bank note has no special name or status, and is simply regarded and referred to as yet another form of joss paper (冥幣, 紙錢, 金紙).

Regardless of the presentation, Hell Bank Notes are also known for their large denominations, ranging from $10,000, $100,000, $1,000,000 or even $500,000,000. In Singapore, it is extremely common to find 10 billion dollar banknotes in shops. On every bill, it features an image of the Jade Emperor, the presiding monarch of heaven in Taoism and his Western signature (Yu Wong, or Yuk Wong) countersigned by Yanluo, King of Hell (Yen Loo). On the back of each bill, it features a portrait of the bank of Hell."

The word hell on hell bank notes refers to Diyu meaning "Underworld Court." In traditional Chinese beliefs, it is thought to be where the souls of the dead are first judged by the Lord of the Earthly Court . After being judged they are either escorted to heaven or sent into the maze of underground levels and chambers to atone for their sins. People believe that even in the earthy court, spirits need to use money. 

A story says that the word hell was introduced to China by Christian missionaries, who preached that all non-Christian Chinese people would "go to hell" when they died, and through a case of misinterpretation, it was believed that the word "Hell" was the proper English term for the afterlife, and hence the word was adopted.

Joss Paper is used in some Asian rituals and holiday observances, and sometimes for Feng Shui. 


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