28 DoBR: Fallen Angels, the Watchers, and the Origins of Evil by Joseph Lumpkin
Another one of those buys that I knew, or hoped, I could add to my other many research books. I love the idea of fallen angels, no I’m not a demon worshipper or devil worshipper, I’m fascinated by what happened in the great fall. It even became part of the story in my own written book Maxwell Demon. This book is very good, but what got my attention the most was the referenced sources within it. Those are the sources that helped me the most, but I’d not know of many of them without. I also like having them all together if I want to go back to them on this subject.
This may not be for everyone, but for me this is a gem. It helped me understand things from The Bible I didn’t understand.
Evil walked the earth when angels fell. Evil stalks us now in disembodied spirits; immortal wraiths once clothed in flesh when angel and women bred; spirits released from their fleshly prisons when their bodies were destroyed for drinking the blood of men. Evil also lives inside of the common man; set free when pride kills reason and eats integrity whole. There is evil that entraps us and evil that tugs from within. But neither have control until we choose to relent. Evil is a choice of action, of thoughts entertained too long, of arrogance pushing aside the last vestiges of compassion. Evil resides within the problem of choice. What is evil? Could it be as simple as pernicious selfishness? Could it be the drive for immediate gratification without regard for others? Man’s life is limited; one hundred years or less. But, the souls of angel and watcher are eternal. Consider how much evil can be wrought through the millennia of immediate gratification on an eternal scale. By contrasting and comparing ancient texts such as Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, the Bible, and various others containing stories of the creation of angels, demons, and man, a full and panoramic history of evil is produced. In this history the startling revelation of the descent of man and angels, and the evolution of evil on earth is clearly revealed.