The Great Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, often talked of the ‘Ancient Ones’ in his writings, much as Confucius did. They were wise and knowledgeable, human beings that were as gods – powerful, good, loving, and all-knowing. These ancients apparently lived in a secret, remote area of China or Tibet, guarding the wisdom of the ages.

Born around 604BC, Lao Tzu wrote the book which is still perhaps the most famous Chinese classic of all time the Tao Te Ching. When he finally left China, at the close of his very long life, he journeyed to the west, to the legendary land of His Wang Mu, to seek the headquarters of the Ancient Ones, the Great White Brotherhood. It was as he was leaving, at one of the border posts of China, that a guard persuaded him to write down the Tao Te Ching, so that Lao Tzu’s wisdom would not bee lost.

The Ancient Masters were subtle,
Mysterious, profound, responsive
The depth of their knowledge is unfathomable.
Because it is unfathomable,
All we can do it so describe their appearance.
Watchful, like men crossing a winter stream.
Alert, like men aware of danger.
Courteous, like visiting guests.
Yielding, like ice about to melt
Simple, like uncarved blocks of wood.
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (Chapter 15)

No one ever heard of Lao Tzu again, and it presumed that he made it to the Land of His Wang Mu. His Wang Mu is another name for the popular Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, the “Merciful Guardian” and “Queen Mother of the West.” Her land, traditionally located in the Kun Lun mountains, was known as the “Abode of the Immortals” and “The Western Paradise.”

David Hatcher Childress, Technology of the Gods 331


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