One of the few items directly related to Empress Wu Zetian (Wu-hou; 624-705), “The Golden Tablet of Wu Zetian” (Wu Zetian jin jian; 武則天金簡) is extremely important for the study of this period in Chinese history for several reasons. Firstly, Wu Zetian was the only woman in the history of China to establish a new dynasty (Zhou; 周, 690-705) and obtain the male Emperor title Huangdi (皇帝). Naturally, this did not meet with approval among Confucian historians who authored the dynastic chronicles Jiu Tang shu (The Old Tang History; 舊唐書) and Xin Tang Shu (The New Tang History, 新唐書) - these being the main narrative sources for this period of Chinese history, informing our perceptions of it as a whole. The study of epigraphic data, and specifically The Golden Tablet, is therefore of particular interest to historians. Secondly, it is known that Wu Zetian strived to legitimize her claims to the imperial throne and to that end cleverly employed some ideas from Buddhist teachings. It is believed that Wu-hou had favored exclusively Buddhism, while Taoist teachings remained outside the scope of her interests. However, the text of the Golden Tablet allows us to make other assumptions both about religious policies of this period and Wu Zetian’s personal religious preferences, as well as to obtain new evidence of the growing popularity of the Taoist toulong ritual and its transition to the category of state cults.