I had an interesting debate with some I know who's very interested in all things metaphysical. A few things got me thinking about an interesting
angle on Angels.
To explain this properly, I'll have to walk through a few steps here. Since I'm going to have to gloss over a lot, just hang on for the ride if you
don't know what I'm talking about.
First off, there's the belief in "energy plane". This is a dimension undivided from our own. The source of all things truly "magical". Our souls
are made up of that energy that temporarily inhabits a living brain. Belief in that energy plan gives you the ability to tap it. The way you chose to
believe in it determines how and what you can tap. In essence, you manipulate that plane by the way you perceive it.
Then there's the belief in beings formed on the energy plane. In a nutshell, these are discorpeal beings that may or may not have the ability to
manifest themselves or various abilities. These can be either formed by or only seen through human perception, meaning that we either create them with
our beliefs OR we can only see them if we allow ourselves to believe. I take no side on the argument as to which you could call "correct". It's
very chicken and eggish. Regardless, we can assume that Angels are one of these.
Most Angels predate the "bible". Many names, characters, and avatars from Sumerian, Islamic, and Babylonian writings were adopted. So, Angels
Now here's the issue:
Given that belief/perception is power and that angels exist, would it not make sense that beings of this sort would attempt to manipulate us into
giving them power through our beliefs? Would they not strive to keep their base alive and well empowered? Could their beliefs effect us? Did THEY make
up the Christian God and did they dictate it to us?
An interesting spin on this is that it supports the theory that Christ was an avatar of Humanity. Truly a human son of the energy plane.
Yes, that's a big jump, but hang on.
In the Old Testament you can see Angelic manipulation running rampant. They were vengeful and strict. They destroyed cities, caused plagues, and
committed mass genocide. The word of "god" as they dictated it was LAW. Sounds like slavery to me.
Then came this ultra-powerful being born as a man. The bible doesn't tell us a lot about the interactions between Christ and Angels, but some of it
seems rather rocky. Lucifer tries to tempt him, but so does Micheal. He refuses BOTH sides and stays his path. His message, broken down, is of
individualistic responsibility. To Paraphrase: "Believe in a Good God, but empower yourself by virtue of your value, faith, and own good actions".
He doesn't tell people to believe in Angels or that the God they've been taught to believe in needs to be bowed to.
This is very contrary to the previous attitude of fear and submission. It takes power away from Angels and places it in the hands of man. Suddenly, we
are placed "first, above all else". The Angels themselves would have to work like crazy to avoid losing the attention of man. They would have to
re-define themselves in a new way or be faced with being forgotten or attacked outright. So they, through influencing mankind, edit the record. They
put a little spin on things to make Christ the son of their
god instead if a pure representation of mankind.
Since then, they've been much better behaved. Seems that Christ may very well have overthrown the rule of Angels. Now they are our
Which is true from the Christian point of view since if they are the servants of god and we are first above all, logic dictates that they serve us...
but people forget that, so it's easy to lose reign on them.
That's all I got for you at the moment.
[edit on 29-11-2005 by BitRaiser]