Doorway Protectors, Door Gods, or otherwise known as Menshen. Have been used throughout Asia to act as the spiritual protectors of the Doorway.
The Doorway Protectors act as a way to generate greater spiritual awareness of the self. Adding a further emphasis of Importance on the doorway.
Shen Thu and Yulu were the most commonly used Door Gods historically. But with The Dragon Philosophy, Dragons can be used since they embody a more universal quality which is much more easier to understand.
The primary purpose of a Doorway Protector is to "shock" the mind into reawakening through the use of art.
This conditions the self to generate a greater sense of awareness.