John the Baptist = Lao-zi


Manda<i^ (Mandaean)

Lao Tzu "23 ... Appearing as the Master on the River" (GD, p. 173).

Yo^h.anan appeared at the river, in order to baptize.

Lao Tzu had, before he departed at Wu-Wei, 2 disciples:

Yo^h.anan the Baptist had 2 disciples:

one competent (Yin Xi) who accepted that his master had come to redeem the lost sheep (black sheep), and

one good (who taught others to worship Yo^h.anan the Baptist, who declared his disciple to be "the Lamb of God"), and

one incompetent (Xu Jia):

one bad (who taught others to worship not Yo^h.anan the Baptist, but himself -- this is the Yes^uwa< Mas^iyah. worshipped by the Christians):

the incompetent disciple died & was resurrected (GD, p. 262).

Yes^uwa< Mas^iyah. died & was resurrected.

The incompetent disciple received, as "ritual implements, a buffalo horn and a bell" (GD, p. 263): these are the implements of the "red-head" clergy.

Catholic churches have a bell-tower; catholic cardinals wear a red hat.

The "red-head" clergy perform caerimonies only on behalf of the living, not of the dead.

Yes^uwa< Mas^iyah. declareth himself to serve only the living, not the dead (Mark 12:27).

The 3rd disciple, made of the gate-keeper at Wu-Wei, was the one who delivered the scripture to mankind.

The most principal good character, however, is Manda< d-H.ayya "Word of Life" = the "Living Word which hath come down from Heaven" (which was, apparently, imitation, i.e., plagiarism, of a Manda< Gospel).

A gate-keeper is to stand sentinel, and otherwise "not do" (wu wei) anything.

This "Word of Life" = "the free gift of God is aeternal life" (= Dosi-theos, praedecessor of S^imon Magos, each known as "the Standing").

[According Z^uan Z^ou, humans are re-incarnated as wheels.]

Genuine followers of Yo^h.anan the Baptist deny (Acts of the Apostles 19:2-3) (= "blaspheme against") the Holy Ghost [who is mentioned in the Wisdom of Jesus 7:22; 9:17, and in the Thlym 51:13 -- hence they must deny the authority of the Thlym (tahlah "bluster, fatuity"), replacing it, perhaps, with the Odes of S^lomoh]. [The Odes of S^lomoh 23:10-14 describe the career of a divine wheel.]

Lao-zi with "His hair and temples were white" already at his birth (GD, p. 268).

The Ancient of Days hath his head and his hair white like wool, white as snow (Dani>el 7:9).

Lord Lao -- "From his belt hang the talisman of the divine tiger" (GD, p. 126) [?which might repraesent one of his disciples].

This is the "Lion of the tribe of Yhudah", who praevailed to open the seals (Revelation of St. John 5:5) [the "talisman" being perhaps a seal-remover].

After the apocalypse, "One sowing will yield nine crops, and people will live up to 3,000 years." (GD, p. 119)

Similarly large crop-yields, according to Papias.

So "to establish a new universe peopled only with the chosen or "seed people" (zhongmin) of the Dao." (loc. cit.)

From the great yield of such sowing, educational "seminaries" (seed-places) are named.

GD = Livia Kohn: God of the Dao. Center for Chinese Studies, U. of MI, Ann Arbor, 1998.

There is apparently a relation with the Kemetian categories:--


Kemetian [& Hellenic]


Bharatiya [et al.]

The rn ("name") may be repraesented in a cartouche, viz. a roped-in region.

The Tantrik three-dimensional man.d.ala (model of heaven) is enclosed by string-fence.

The k3 is depicted as a pair of arms opened to form right-angles (square).

City built four-square (Revelation of St. John 21:16) = house inhabited by spirits (Matthew 12:44-45).

The body is metaphorically described (in the Bhagavata Purana) as a city inhabited by deities.

The sh^m is depicted as a rod.

City was measured with rod (Revelation of St. John 11:1); rod shall rule (Revelation of St. John 19:15).

Daoist saints were typically resurrected, as was Xu Jia from "white bones".

The B3 is depicted as a human-headed hawk [= +Seirenes (in Odyssey) surrounded with bones of human victims].

The patriarchs are described as yet living (Matthew 22:32), implying that they were resurrected.

[Akan BLA "soul"; Kayan (of Borneo) BLuA> "soul".]

The gate-keeper at Wu Wei saw Lao-zi as a luminous spirit.

The luminous spirit (depicted as a bird) H^W = <arabi^ H^aWa> "hungry".

The Holy Spirit is described as a griffon-vulture in Dbrym 32:11.

The preta is the "hungry ghost" of Astika & Bauddha religion.

The "shade" (depicted as a parasol) H^3yBy-t = <arabi^ H^iLB "talon", H^aLaBa "to bewitch, enchant" [-- cf. Hellenic +Kirke "falcon", who (in Odyssey) enchanted mariners].

YhWh is a "shade" (Thlym 121:5) = parasol & paralune (ibid., 121:6).

The talon of Garutman, shot off by Kr.s`anu, became a soma-plant [cf. the molu-plant which quelled the enchantments by +Kirke].

[Daoist sigils]

Eye of H.r the falcon [-- cf. Argos Pan-optes, the unsleeping brother of the unsleeping +Pheme].

The s^o^mer ("keeper") shall neither slumber nor sleep (Thlym 121:4): this S^o^mer (lord-keeper of the great seal) is brother (Dbry h-Ymym 1st 7:32) to H.o^tam ("signet") & +S^u<a> "shout" [=+Pheme "rumor"].

Buddha ("awake") never slept.