reply to post by ChemBreather
This is just a hypothesis of mine, so don't take it as any absolute truth.
G-d is the Infinite Singularity. For more speculation on that I refer you to my "Divine Singularity" thread.
The "Angels" are more accurately called Celestials or the Sabaoth. "Angels" technically are only one type of Celestial called the Malakhim or
messengers in English. The Sabaoth, also spelled Tzevaot, are various types of entities that serve G-d.
The Sabaoth themselves come in many shapes and sizes. Some are humanoid and some have more beastial forms. Some are even weirder with forms like orbs
Personally I don't think they are energy beings composed of electromagnetic radiation or photons . I think they are more likely to be
extradimensional infomorphs. Infomorphs are beings whose consciousness exists solely as data on an information network. I could speculate further on
the panpsychic network, but you didn't ask about that, so I'll wait.
Ha-Satan, or The Satan is another servant of G-d. He is a member of the Sabaoth. The Bible isn't clear on what kind of celestial he is. There are
hints that he is a Seraph, especially from the imagery from the Apocalypse of John.
It is clear he is in some type of leadership role from Job, as the Bnai Ha Elohim or "Sons of G-d" follow him. In the Christian testament he is
called in the Greek, the Cosmic Archon and the Prince of the Powers of the Aer.
It can be infered that he is also the Chief of the Sarim or Princes of the Nations mentioned in Daniel, who are called the Powers and Principalities
in the Christian Testament.
It is a common error to assume he has fallen. Jesus refers numerous times to Satan's fall as a future event. The fall of the Pyros Drakon in the
Apocalypse of John is a prophetic vision of the future.
So at this point, he and his celestials still rule from the lower heavens over the earth and the nations of man.
What is real fascinating is the fact that a "king of the gods" who rules from a cosmic axis in a lower heaven over the earth and its people can be
found all over the place. Another aspect is the consistent association with storms. En'Lil, Baal'Hadad, Zeus, Jupiter, Teshub, Taru, Tarhun,
Perkunas, Perun, Shango, Indra, Sakra and the August Jade Emperor are all examples of this archetypal figure that I believe is the same as Ha-Satan.
Each of them are ruler of the earth and its peoples. Each are the chief of a pantheon.
The pantheon is the Powers and Principalities, the Sarim that rule the nations. The number of Sarim or Principalities is normally 70. According to
Jewish lore there are seventy nations that descended from Noah. In the Great Sanhedrin of Jerusalem there were Seventy members, Heaven is often
thought to have archetypal analogs to Jerusalem. Canaanite myth has El having seventy sons known as the Elohim.
Based on other traditions, notably Hindu and Buddhist, there is also a significance of 33. Both traditions have 33 devas who serve Indra or Sakra.
This may be the number of the "Powers" distinct from the 70 "Principalities".
I don't wish to digress too far, but what it boils down to is G-d is Supreme Being and Ultimate Reality. Satan is archon of the Earth. The Angels or
Celestials are agents of G-d.
"Fallen angels" on the other hand are damned and bound on earth, some possibly in mortal flesh. Some are damned and bound beyond earth in the Tehom.
Those bound on earth likley become Genius Loci, spirits of a place. The best example of this is the Fallen One, Azazel.
Azazel is often confused with Ha-Satan. They are two distinct beings though. Azazel is a Promethean trickster, teacher, and culture figure. He is the
one who "stole fire from the gods". He is often thought of as a chief of unclean nature spirits or "demons".
Ha-Satan, sometimes called Samael, is not a Promethean figure but an agent of destruction and death. He is wrath without mercy. He is Prosecutor and
Executioner. He isn't bound on earth, but instead rules from the lower heavens, travelling to earth and back.
Again this is just a hypothesis, but its one I have confidence in after almost ten years of research and study.