3 Lights

In India, The three lights accompanying the three stages of consciousness are: Fires Moon Sun In the Mandaean traditon: Continuing in the Mandaean literature we read that: Then were seen three lights (lamps) which companied him. These three lights I am taking to be the three Uthras. Hibil Ziwa, Anush Uthra, and Manda-d-Hiia since these three commonly work together and often are interchangeable. It is Anush Uthra who takes John the Baptist away at the time of his birth for protection. These “beings of light” are also referred to as malki or kings. This term, in the form of the word prince, also appears to be placed on the angels Michael and Gabriel in the Old Testament. http://www.geocities.com/mandaeans/birth4.html