ON THE eight floor in a gritty suburb of the capital, Taipei, Taiwan, sits the ten-year-old Wei-Ming temple, a Taoist house of worship-but an unusual one. Nearly all the visitors buying bundles of prayers or bringing handwritten ones of their own to be burnt by the priest at the altar.The deity receiving the prayers, and to whom the shrine is dedicated is the Rabbit Spirit, a 17th-century folk deity from.