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The country we know today as Iran might not at first seem the most likely source for angels, but it is a fact that the exiled Jews were heavily exposed to its religious faiths after the Persian king Cyrus the Great took Babylon in 539 BC. These included not only Zoroastrianism, after the prophet Zoroaster or Zarathustra, but also the much older religion of the Magi, the elite priestly caste of Media in north-west Iran. They believed in a whole pantheon of supernatural beings called ahuras, or ‘shining ones’, and daevas - ahuras who had fallen from grace because of their corruption of mankind.
Visage Like A Viper
Yet aside from this still very fragmentary treatise, other Enochian texts have surfaced among the Dead Sea Scrolls which in my opinion are just as important. One of these is the Testament of Amram.
Amram was the father of the lawgiver Moses, although any biblical time-frame to this story is irrelevant. What is much more significant is the appearance of the two Watchers who appear to him in a dream-vision as he rests in his bed, for as the heavily reconstructed text reads:
[I saw Watchers] in my vision, the dream-vision. Two (men) were fighting over me, saying... and holding a great contest over me. I asked them, ‘Who are you, that you are thus empo[wered over me?’ They answered me, ‘We have been empowered and rule over all mankind.’
They said to me, ‘Which of us do yo[u choose to rule (you)?’ I raised my eyes and looked.] [One] of them was terrifying in his appearance, [like a serpent, [his] cloak many-coloured yet very dark... [And I looked again], and... in his appearance, his visage like a viper, and [wearing...] [exceedingly, and all his eyes...].
The text identifies this last Watcher as Belial, the Prince of Darkness and King of Evil, while his companion is revealed as Michael, the Prince of Light, who is also named as Melchizedek, the King of Righteousness. It is, however, Belial’s frightful appearance that took my attention, for he is seen as terrifying to look upon and like a ‘serpent’, the very synonym so often used when describing both the Watchers and the Nephilim.
If the textual fragment had ended here, then I would not have known why this synonym had been used by the Jewish scribe in question. Fortunately, however, the text goes on to say that the Watcher possessed a visage, or face, "like a viper". Since he also wears a cloak "many-coloured yet very dark", I had also to presume that he was anthropomorphic, in other words he possessed human form.
And there appeared to me two men very tall, such as I have never seen on earth. And their faces shone like the sun, and their eyes were like burning lamps; and fire came forth from their lips. Their dress had the appearance of feathers:... [purple], their wings were brighter than gold; their hands whiter than snow. They stood at the head of my bed and called me by my name.
Kenneth Grant, in ALEISTER CROWLEY AND THE HIDDEN GOD, pays lip service to the Yezidi. He urges that the Peacock Angel is identical to the Hawk of Gold, which is a symbol of Ra Hoor Khuit, the Horus of the Two Horizons. This very well could be a correct identification, or syncretization, since we find in Horus, or in some of the Horus divinities, an identification with Nergal. In Grant's glossary to the above mentioned work
"The phonetic similarity between Cutha and KUTU and Cthonic, as well as Cthuhlu, is striking. Judging by a Sumerian grammar at hand, the word KUTULU or CUTHALU (Lovecraft's CTHUHLU Sumerianized) would mean 'The Man of KUTU' (Cutha); The Man of the Underworld; Satan or Shaitan, as he is known to the Yezidis (whom Crowley considered to be the remnants of the Sumerian tradition)." -- Necronomicon, Intro, Section on Sumeria, p. xix.
Could be. But as we found in Sitchin's writings, the word KUTU also means the Bright Uplands, i.e., the Gold Country where the Red Dirt is. Red Dirt is Arali. So either KUTULU Points to Oil, or he points to Gold. Either way, rather than being a pain god, in a painful pose, as Lovecraft depicts him, he is a most powerful shaman - warrior - chieftain, and a very ancient ancestor deity. Imagine using the Temples to the Underworld to contact the oil spirits. .
Notice in this passage, "In the company of Bright Angels." That could imply what the name Yezidi refers to. The Yezidi from what we gather, are an angelic cultus, the Angels being the Nephilim that we run into in the Book of Enoch. "We have survived on tops of mountains and beneath the feet of mountains" -- consider that the mountainous regions in Northern Iraq / Southern Turkey / North-Eastern Syria / Armenia, N. W. Iran, would facilitate such a statement. Indeed the first post-diluvial cultures in the region were cave communities such as that of Shanidar cave. The Barda-Balka culture goes back 120,000 years. The earliest strata of the Shanidar culture, also goes back that far. But, when the famous Deluge of History took place, circa 10,973 B. C. E., (rather than the 10,500 B. C. E. of the Hancock / Bauval crowd) Shanidar was still going. We recommend the work, Ancient Iraq, by Georges Roux. We have been informed that some of the finds in that place included burials of goats' heads with vulture wings, and that the early priests / shamans of the area wore vulture wings as a part of their uniform, and that this was to signify the appearance of the Nephilim, or the Angels. Did our Nephilim have wings, or does it signify that they flew?
At any rate, the tops of mountains and beneath the feet of mountains gives us evidence of Yezidi culture, for there are shrines at the feet of mountains, in some of the Yezidi centres. Now are these people the followers of the Ancient Ones? If so, then is that so bad? Isn't it true, after all, that traditional family values, the perpetuation of lost, but fundamental truths, are to be considered as virtues by the people who condemn us and our kin for practicing Magick, Witchcraft, and the perpetuation of the oldest belief (and practice) system the world, and for that matter, the solar system, has ever known? Is it so bad to tap the primeval power that resides in the tectonic plates, in the gas-belts, in the atmosphere, in the vast reserves of oil and minerals that exist in and about our planet? Not as consumer goods to exploit and monopolize, mind you, but as vehicles of force, capable of performing a greater Magick than merely burning a wish scrawled on a piece of paper and given to the Priestess or Priest of the coven?
Originally posted by Shawn B.
from a dream i had years ago that i thought was a past life of mine, in it i had feathers and have been thinking about it a lot lately.
i know it's obviously not the accepted kind of evidence, but it is to me, very much so in fact.
The first would have been that of the Neteru or during the Zep Tepi or ) and who reigned for 13900 years. Semi-divine beings succeeded them (as other texts, like the Papyrus of Tulli, designate them as
The Shemsu Hor could be (according to what wrote, in 1894, the celebrated egyptologist Gaston Maspéro) those who had set up the Sphinx, employing all their knowledge to accomplish this task. Hieroglyphs, amongst the most ancient that are at our disposition, already discuss about the Shemsu Hor.
Curiously, we were equally mentioning in that manner the Biblical Elohim; they had not been, according to certain modern translations of the Bible, nothing more than one of these beings? Whatever it might be, the Egyptians say that the Shemsu Hor had known metallurgy (divined metal at that era) which was being presented to them by Horus, himself.
According to Manethon, the latter ruled for 300 years over Egypt, furthermore, the Shemsu Hor were sometimes described as beings with a leonine aspect .
In fact, one had been sometimes employing the name of Tepi-Aui (derived from which signifies ) to designate them. His hieroglyphic symbol is a lion whose body, claws and head are perfectly recognizable. Could the Sphinx be a monument in memory of the Shemsu Hor’s passage on Earth?
The legends relative to these are numerous and varied. They make a complete allusion to an indeterminate period during which Horus would have installed himself near the Nile, would have chased away the inhabitants who were finding themselves there, and instilled an order which must have been perpetuating itself during the dynastic epoque of the pharaohs. In as much, one attributed extraordinary astronomical knowledge to the Shemsu Hor.
According to paroles, its because of a that the tragedy arrived. Until now, most historians who are inclined towards this document think that the star cited in the tale had been a meteorite.
Probably because there existed not a concrete term, at that time, to define a meteorite or maybe because they were really thinking that this object had been truly a , the scribe opted for the word to designate this singular manifestation of the gods. Curiously, the two ultimate ideograms represent a star with five branches and a solar disc, are those utilized in hieroglyphic writing to designate a word belonging to a semantic field of astronomical knowledge.
On the other hand, there is something which does not tally with this hypothesis: its incoherent for Egyptian tradition that an object of such nature could have succeeded in its attempt to towards the omnipotent God Ra, supposed to be represented by the radiating serpent
Thou art beloved for thy words, [Which are] the satisfaction of the gods. Thou art the King of heaven, thou didst make the stars.
Thou art beloved for thy words, [Which are] the satisfaction of the gods. Thou art the King of heaven, thou didst make the stars. Thou art the tcham metal (gold) of the gods (i.e., the gold out of which the gods are made). p. 37
Originally posted by interestedalways
I guess what I am trying to establish or at least open for consideration a race of beings that brought knowledge and taught systems of teachings to the Egyptians.
Let's not forget that the experiments he facilitated were and are still being used by many other countries and the elite.