These were the outward symbols of demonolatry and superstition invented by scheming priests as the fabric of their sacerdotalism.
It was pliant and amalgamated easily with local observances, in China with funeral rites, in Tibet with demonolatry.
Not infrequently the fear of the devil was transformed into indifference, and sometimes even into demonolatry.
The Burmese are really as devoted to demonolatry as the hill-tribes who are labelled plain spirit-worshippers.
The sacred vessels of the church are said to play an important part in demonolatry.