I went a local Chinese Temple in Thailand last night.
My wife wanted to dedicate some Feng Shui mirrors.
I don't really understand quite what happened, but it was apparently a mixture of Tao and Buddhist ceremony. Two men with a forked stick traced Chinese letters with a forked stick, another dictated them, a third who recorded them. These gave answers to people's questions.
From what I could gather, a representative of the 8 Immortals was interceding to give the answers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Immortals
They gave a blessing for new cars, motorbikes, statues for household shrines and Feng Shui items.
Does anyone know any more about this sort of ceremony?