"In spiritual life of Vietnam, the belief of worshiping the Four Temples (TU PHU) is an endogenous belief that imbued with Vietnamese culture’s identity. The ups and downs and sometimes prohibited, this belief is quietly preserved, practiced in a certain community of nations. Today, it has become one of the symbols of Vietnamese culture as well as the intangible cultural heritage of mankind. The book that you are holding is made by a group of authors including many researchers, many famous instrumentalists (for a trance), male & female media and other persons who directly take part in the worship. With its well-structured content, a fairly explicit narrative of the shrine & temple’s system, the saints in the belief, detailed instructions on the most important shrines & temples, as well as basic information on practicing rituals that are at risk of being disfigured or deformed, the book is really necessary for those who are interested in learning about the belief in general and the Mother Goddess worship in particular. The book also contains nearly 100 color photos by the photographer Nguyen Long Hung, recording the true and lively moments of the practice of the faith. "