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I recently learned about an interesting website called The Book of Xian and Shen (BOXS), which catalogs information and pictures for Chinese gods from all over the world. There are currently 2,000 listings and counting. https://www.bookofxianshen.com/ It is based on the work of religious scholar Keith Stevens (d. 2016), who wrote the amazing Chinese Gods: The Unseen Worlds of Spirits and Demons (Collins & Brown, 1997) (fig. 1). I recently volunteered to help the project. So far, I’ve written two articles (see reference no. W1001 and W1011) and updated two other existing listings with information and pictures (see the bottom of W8620 and W9305). Fig. 1 – My well-worn personal copy of Chinese Gods (larger version). Due to the great number of listings, there are no direct links. Instead, the site has adopted a somewhat confusing (but necessary) cataloging system based around reference numbers, pinyin, Mandarin, and Wade-Giles. However, it’s easy to use once you get used to it. For example, if you were going to search for Sanqing, the “Three Pure Ones“, using, say, Pinyin, I recommend first getting the reference number (RefNo). Deities —> Tabular Listing of Xian Shen Deities —> Field: Pinyin —> Type: Contains —> Value: San qing (you may have to play around with the spacing like I did here) —> Filter —> Then look for the correct listing (since other listings mentioning them might appear in the list) —> ☰ —> copy the “RefNo”, in this case W5540 (fig. 2) —> Deities —> Deities Page with Full Listing Side Bar —> Field: RefNo —> Type: Contains —> Value: W5540 —> Filter (fig. 3) —> The listing (fig. 4) If you know the Mandarin or Wade-Giles for the deity you are looking for, the process would be similar. You would just need to change the field to “Mandarin” or “Wade-Giles”. You could just jump to “Deities Page with Full Listing Side Bar” to search using pinyin, mandarin, and Wade-Giles, but it’s been my experience that a different listing will pop up first based on a higher RefNo or Romanized spelling. First finding the reference number seems to be the easiest method for me. I can’t recommend this website enough. New gods, as well as new stories or beliefs associated with more established deities, are appearing all the time, so it is very important to catalog everything as soon as new information becomes available. If you would like to volunteer in some way, please contact Ronni Pinsler using the “contact” form on the BOXS website. Fig. 2 – How to acquire the reference number (RefNo) (larger version). Fig. 3 – How to navigate to the listing (larger version). Fig. 4 – The listing as seen from the top of the page (larger version).
THIS IS VERY INTERESTING.IF U MAKE COMPARISONS ON THEIR LIFE, CHARACTERISTICS & RELATIONSHIPS, U WILL FIND INCREDIBLE SIMILARITIES !!!THE SAME CREATOR GODS PRESENTED THEMSELVES (APPEARED/INCARNATED) IN DIFFERENT CULTURES WITH DIFFERENT NAMES.NIBIRUAN / Annunaki / Egyptian / SUMERIAN GODS = HINDU / Vedic / Jain / Persian GODS = GREEK / Roman GODS AND SOME VATICAN (Elohim / Nephilim) AND BUDDHIST GODS AS WELL !!!SEKHMET = DURGA = ARTEMIS = Mut = Athena = Frigg = White Jaguar Lady = White Buffalo Calf Woman = Vaishno Devi = DevanaALCYONE = SATYANARAYANA = APOLLO = Vishnu(1) = Rama = Amen RaEnlil = Garbhodakasayi = JEHOVAH(1) = Vishnu(2)Leontocephalus = Narasimha = Merlin = Vishnu(3)Amun Ra = Krishna = Vishnu(4)ANAT = ERESHKIGAL = KALI = BLACK MADONNA = BLACK TARA = Demeter = Hecate = Ceres = Lilith = Nuit= Nepthys = Baba YagaBaphomet = Ardhanareshwara Astarte = Parvati = White Tara = Madonna = Mandodari = Shekinah = Uma = Kamakhya = Naamah = Goddess of Spring = Lalita = Kamakshi = Meenakshi = Kamakhya = Persephone = Rudrani = Proserpina = Bhairavi = Flora = ClorisMaia = Sati = Dakshayani = Damkina = Goddess Of The MountainsEnki = SadaShiva = Mahadeva = Holy Spirit = Chakrasamvara = Avalokiteshwara = Ptah = Chenrezig = Lucifer = Ea = Geb = Adonai = Hadad = Cain = Ba'al = Esu/Ishwara = HaraHades = Rudra = Boreas = Aquilo = Logi = Loki = Veles = SetAgni = VaishRavas = VaishvanaRa Raphael = Uranus = Varuna(1) = Guardian of the WestCronus = MahaKaal= Khandoba = Neptune = Varuna(2) = Poseidon = Nu = Yamm = Nechtan = Nethuns = Apam Napat = AegirApep = Kalasura = Ahriman = ChoronzonPluto = Pavan/VayuDev = Anubis = Mot = Kala Bhairava = Favonius = Zephyrus = KariMoon God = Chandra = NannaUriel = Dharma Dev = Yama = Guardian of the SouthAmphitrite = Salacia = Ran = Ganga = Goddess of Salt WatersAn = Anu = Adam = BRahma = Ra = Yahveh = Allah = Ahura Mazda = SvetovidThe One = PaRa BRahma = The Force = Source of All That Is!The Great Ra = Atum Ra = PRakash BRahma = Father Of The GodsEnoch = Metatron = Marichi (1 of 10 Prajapatis, Mind Born Sons of Brahma)Methuselah = KashyapaAnsar = Abzu = Abba = Apsu = Helios = Aditya = Surya = Sun God = Sol = Shamash = Utu = Aten = Aton = Rod = Lamech = Vivasvan = SwayambhuDuas Pita = Vywamus Noah = Satyavat/Vaivasvat Manu = UtnapishtimNoah's Arc landing site Mount Kardu/Godash = Malayan HillsChaya = AaAshwins = DioscuriGaia = Aditi = Bhu = Bhoomi Devi = Koumudhi = Kamadhenu = Ninhursag = Ki = Uras = Cybele = Rozanica =Earth GoddessJupiter = Brihaspati = Zeus(1) = SvarogNergal = Orion = Narakasura = Agdistis = AttisTiamat = TarakaTyphon = PulomanGabriel = Consus = Kubera = THOTH = GANESHA = HERMES = Mercury = Wodan/Wotan = Bud(d)ha = Progenitor of the Lunar Dynasty (Chandravamsi) = Dažbog = Guardian of the NorthIla = Tiresias = Djehuty = Jehuti = Tahuti = Tehuti = Zehuti = Techu = Lord of the KhemenuKalki = Maitreya = Vishnu(5) = Imam MahdiEmperor of Atlantis = Ravana = MundakeshaMarduk = Murugan = Karthikeya = Nimrod = Ares = Mars = Tyr = Svetovid = Jarovit = Jehovah(2)Osirius - Horus = Krishna - Pradyumna = Abraham - Isaac = Dionysus - Eros = Bacchus - Cupid = Wesir - Heru = Amun - Min = Narayana - Nara(da)Christ Michael = Shem = Ikshvaku = Progenitor of Solar Dynasty (Suryavamsi) = Ancient Of Days = Mithra = Siva Goraksha Babaji = Sanat Kumara = Dazbog = Dipankara = El Khdir = Asar = Ausir = Guardian of the EastAbel = Tammuz = Min = Freyr = Kamdev = Pradyumna = Adonis = Thotmes = Indra = Odin = Pan = Vajrapani = Zeus(2) = PerunSheshnag = Thor = Balram = Laxman = AnantaParasuram = Gilgamesh = Hercules = Narayana = Vishnu(6) = Iolaus = PirithousHeracles = Enkidu = Arjuna = Nara = Narada = Perseus = Theseus = Paris(Apollonius of Tyana) Jesus Christ = Sananda Kumara = Jeshua Emmanuel = Baldr = Aniruddha = Asclepius= Dumuzi = Damu = BragiAyyappa = ImhotepInanna = Selene = Mohini = Iðunn = MahalasaSiddhi= TycheIsis = Mary = Mariamma = Koumari = Venus = Freyja = Aphrodite = Semiramis = Hathor = Mayavati = Kanyakumari = Tripura Sundari = Rati= Sarah = Zorya = Gerðr = 16 Year Old Goddess = Mary Magdalene = Ishtar = Lakshmi = Fortuna = Aset = Tyche = Ninlil = Goddess Of GrainHera = IndraniEos = Savita/Sandhya/SaranyaPsyche = Radha = LadaÞjazi = Brahmasura = SurpanakaShani = Saturn = Wrathful Tibetan Deity7 ArchAngels = 7 SaptaRishis = 7 Amesha Spentas = Council of SevenAtlas = Himavan = Daksha = El = Shukra = Dhadhichi = PenurPleione = Menaka7 Pleiades' sisters = 7 krittikas = 7 sapta matrikasIliad = MahabharataDeianira = Draupadi = Andromeda = Ariadne = HelenHecuba = KuntiEurytion = JayadhrataAlcmene = kunti = Danae = Aethra = HercubaAmphitryon = Pandu = Aegeus = PriamPolymester = DhritarashtraMenelaus = DushasanaTroilus = AbhimanyuHector = YudhishtirParis = ArjunaAchilles = karnaAgamemnon = DuryodhanaWild Cow Goddess = Ninsun = Nininsina = RenukaHumbaba = Trishanku = KalmashapadaSaraswati = Seshat = SophiaEve = Kheba = Nuit = Ninti = NinkiAurora = Usha = GayathriMoses = AkhenatenZipporah = NefertitiMithra = ZoroasterDivine Architect of the Universe = VishwakarmaTvastri = Haphaestos = Bunene = SvarogAesir = Annunaki = Seraphim = SiriansVanir = Venusians = Cherubim = Lyrans Asteroid Belt = MaldekAtala = Antartica/MarsVitala = VegaSutala = LyraTalatala = RigelRasatala = BetelgeuseMahatala = OrionPatala = DracoBhuloka = 3D Earth PlaneBhuvaloka = 4D Astral Plane - Astral travel, OBE and NDE experiences, spirits, pisachas (vampires) and dis-incarnatesSwahaloka = Lower 5D Plane - Angels / Aliens / ZetasMahaloka = Higher 5D Plane - Devas /Aliens/Extra Terrestrials - Sirians/Pleyades/Arcturus/AndromedansJanaloka = 6D Plane - Devas / SaptaRishis/ArchAngels / RA Group / Cassiopaeans / Future Earth Humans/Over SoulsTapaloka = 7D Plane - Swayambhu / Linga RoopaSatyaloka = 9D/12D Sagittarius A/ II Octave / Nirvana / Anti-Matter UniverseAnnamaya Kosha = Physical Body - Governed by EarthPranamaya Kosha = Life Force Body (Tachyons) - Governed by Shiva (Holy Spirit)Manomaya Kosha = Mental / Emotional Body - Governed by Brahma (Father)Vignanamaya Kosha = Intellectual Body - Governed by Vishnu (Son)Anandamayakosha = Bliss Body - Governed by Devi/ParaShakti (Mother Goddess)Holy Grail = Amritam = Ambrosia = Soma = Life Elixir = Nectar Of Immortality....................................The list is endless!The Annunaki gods ( Nibiru = Nebadon = Vulcan = Vaikuntha = Planet X = Wormwood from Sirius B ) have always been here.All the religions (Ra's (& Ka's) Legions) have the same source !( bible -> by-bal -> by Ba'al( Enki))( quran -> Qur-an / Anu )MANY OF THE COMPARED CHARACTERS/INCIDENTS MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED AT ONE PLACE AND THEN IMPLANTED INTO ANOTHER CULTURE FOR THEIR BENEFIT.
No matter how auspicious an idea may appear as it is known by a knower from within the mind, identification with being anything in particular is essentially self-imposed limitation. The guru admonishes to leave concepts behind, to relinquish the identity of doership and acting, to be free of burdens not needful which may become to us as obstacles. Being is without doing. One can not help but simply Be oneself. All that must be done is then done rightly and naturally. Simply be as one has been, as one already is and as one will forever be. Be as you are, for the naturalness of this being that we are is that which makes the supposed becoming of anything in particular possible. Being this being, is to naturally abandon this or that identity. In this being, it's revealed that one is the knowing-ness of knowledge, the doing-ness of that which is done; the essence, the very being-ness of being itself. The Power of power. There's no being of this or that, there is only this-ness or that-ness, through and through. The heart of being, which is being, and beyond it. The Paramakash, so far removed from what the mind can imagine, that even the pure consciousness "I AM" seems to be an almost alien thing. From Paramakash, to Mahadakash: The gods and devas may possess names and forms, but the "light" of consciousness is completely attributeless. Without a body, it embodies all. That "light" which illuminates the mind as a reflection, is no more the mind or its contents than the Sun is equal to the daylight it provides. Lord Krishna: "By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them. And yet everything that is created does not rest in Me. Behold My mystic opulence! Although I am the maintainer of all living entities and although I am everywhere, I am not a part of this cosmic manifestation, for My Self is the very source of creation." Innumerable states seem to appear upon or within this "light", along with the appearance of one(s) who appear(s) to traverse them. Eternally back and forth, seesawing up and down, the actions and inaction of the apparent many is reflected in the waking dream and deep sleep states. One can get comfortable in a dream of one's own making, lucid even, yet become mesmerized by the powers of awareness in the dream. One can become engrossed in the indulgences of physicality, unsatiated by desires of experiencing waking life to its presumed fullest potential. These states come and these states go. Yet there exists a "state" which never comes and never goes, beyond even the self-love that is undifferentiated bliss experienced in deep sleep. It is all there is. Conscious, unconscious, both conscious and unconscious, and Neither. The original being, experienceless, stateless in its state, in which all states and all experiences appear as if they were themselves dreams of a dreamer unknown.