New Dawn Special Issue 8
September 22, 2009
is put under the charge of an
This was an attempt to counter the influence of unnamed New Age groups who were allegedly recruiting new members within the Roman Catholic Church. In future, prayers were only to be directed to the three archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael who are mentioned in the Bible.
According to the apocryphal and banned Book of Enoch these were the angelic beings responsible for binding the wicked fallen angels or Watchers who had transgressed God's law.
The news report said that
the early Church had excluded the book, attributed to the Old
Testament prophet and
patriarch Enoch, from the authorized version
of the Bible because it described these fallen angels and their
Traditionally the Ben Eloha or 'sons of God' numbered several hundred and they descended to Earth on Mount Harmon.
Significantly this was a sacred place to
both the Canaanites and the Hebrews who invaded their land. In later
times shrines to the gods Baal, Zeus, Helios and Pan and the goddess
Astarte were built on its slopes.
The title 'Watcher' simply means 'one
who watches', 'those who watch', 'those who are awake' or 'those who
do not sleep'. These titles reflect the unique relationship between
the Watchers and the human race since ancient times.
However they were confined by the divine
prime directive not to interfere in human evolution. Unfortunately
they decided to ignore God's command and defy his orders and become
teachers to the human race, with unfortunate repercussions for both
themselves and humanity.
In Genesis 4:16-23 he is described as the son of Cain, the "first murderer," and the first city built by his father is named after him.
Further on in Genesis 5:18-19, and
several generations later, Enoch is named as the son of Jared, and
it is during his lifetime that the Watchers either arrive or
incarnate in human bodies.
It says that Enoch wrote down "the signs of Heaven" (the zodiac signs) according to their months in a book. This was so human beings would know the seasons of the years in relation to the order of the months and their respective stellar and planetary influences.
The indication is that Enoch received this information from extraterrestrial angelic sources, i.e. the Watchers, and therefore he was a cultural exemplar.
This further incurred
Yahweh's wrath and,
according to the Bible, the consequence of this miscegenation
between the Fallen Ones and mortals led to the creation of
half-angelic, half-human offspring (Genesis 6:4).
The fallen angels taught their wives and children a variety of new technological skills, magical knowledge and occult wisdom. This suggests that psychic abilities and magical powers were originally an ancient inheritance from the angelic realm given to early humans.
In the Luciferian
tradition this is known in spiritual and metaphorical terms as the
'witch blood', 'elven blood' or 'faery blood' that is possessed by
witches and wizards.
Azazel also taught them metallurgy and how to mine from the earth and use different metals. To the women he taught the art of making bracelets, ornaments, rings and necklaces from precious metals and stones. He also showed them how to 'beautify their eyelids' with kohl and the use of cosmetic tricks to attract and seduce the opposite sex.
From these practices Enoch says there came much
'godlessness' and men and women committed fornication, were led
astray and became corrupt in their ways.
This was because the
fallen angels were supposed to be attracted to human females with
long flowing hair. The custom of women covering their hair in
churches is still found in Roman Catholicism and also in the customs
It is obvious from these descriptions of the teaching abilities of the Watchers that they were cultural exemplars and the bringers of civilization to the early human race.
It is therefore strange that
in orthodox Judeo-Christian religious texts they are misrepresented
as evil corrupters of humanity.
For instance, Kokabiel is described as,
the Sibylline Oracles, Araqiel is one of the fallen angels who
guides the souls of the dead to judgment in the underworld.
This reference may be to
spiritual treasures rather than physical gold and jewels. In the
Jewish Zohar he is named as the chief aide-de-camp to the mighty
Archangel Uriel and bore his standard into battle.
In the Quran it is said that Lucifer-Lumiel (Iblis) rebelled against Allah because he was told to bow down and worship the clay-born "man of earth" Adam and refused. He was forced to fight a battle in Heaven with the Archangel Mikael or Michael and his Army of the Lord. As a result Lumiel and his rebel angels were cast out of Heaven and fell down to Earth.
Here Lumiel became the "Lord of the World" and in Christian mythology he was falsely identified with the bogeyman Satan.
However, esoterically in the Luciferian tradition, Lumiel or Lumial is not an evil satanic figure luring humankind into temptation and acts of evil as the Church represents him.
It is possible that Lumiel may have originated in Canaan as Shahar, the god of the morning star (Venus).
He had a twin called Shalem, who was also symbolized by the planet Venus, but as the evening star. These divine bright and dark twins represented the solar light emerging from the darkness of night at dawn and descending into it at dusk.
They were the children of the goddess Asherah, and there is archaeological evidence from the Middle East that the Hebrews adopted her worship when they settled in Canaan and practiced it alongside reverence of the tribal storm god Yahweh.
The Old Testament has several references to the continued worship of Asherah as "Queen of Heaven" by the allegedly monotheistic Hebrews.
This took place at shrines in sacred groves on hills where they made offerings of cakes and incense to the goddess. In Canaanite mythology, Shahar, as the Lord of the Morning Star, was cast down from heaven for defying the high god El in the form of a lightning bolt.
In that form he fertilized Mother Earth with his divine
The actual name Azazel has variously been translated as 'god of victory', 'the strength of God', 'the strong god' and even 'the goat god'.
In the apocryphal Apocalypse of Abraham, he is called "the lord of heathens" suggesting he was originally a pagan god. He has also been identified with the serpent in the Edenic myth that seduced the first woman and "Mother of All Living," Eve.
In a Persian text known as the Urm al-Khibab or The Primordial Book, dating from the 8th century CE, the angel Azazil or Azazel is said to have refused to acknowledge the superiority of Adam over the angels. As a result Allah expelled him and his rebel angels from the heavenly realm to live on Earth.
More generally in Islamic lore Azazel or Azrael is the angel of death and he acts as a guide for
the souls of the dead.
It says that the high priest Aaron took two goats from the flock and cast lots (practiced divination) to choose which one would be the scapegoat and sacrificed as a "sin offering."
The Scrolls say that the high priest confessed all the "impurities of the children of Israel" over the head of the Azazel goat.
By this ritually symbolic act he
transferred to the unfortunate animal all their guilt and sins so
they could be absolved of them. The goat was then either cast out
into the wilderness to die or thrown over a cliff to be dashed to
pieces on the rocks below.
In one Jewish legend the wise King Solomon, a powerful magician who could summon and control demons, fell from grace because he "whored after foreign gods."
was forced by God to leave Jerusalem and wander in the desert
disguised as a beggar.
In the New Testament Jesus wandered in the wilderness for forty days and nights. He was not accepted as a teacher in his own town of Nazareth and was rejected as the promised messiah by his people.
When Jesus was 'crucified' he symbolically took
on the role of the sacrificial scapegoat who dies to cleanse the
sins of the human race.
Eventually the sacrifice was made to Yahweh as a petition to forgive the sins of his followers.
Azazel was popularly believed to
have a retinue of hairy he-goat demons known as the se'irim who,
like the Watchers, lusted after human women. It cannot be a total
coincidence that the Church imagined the Devil or Satan in the form
of a hairy half-human he-goat with a massive erect phallus who had
sexual intercourse with his female worshippers at the Witches
He not only fell in love with human women, but also with the Babylonian deity Ishtar, the goddess of love and war. She promised to have sex with him if he would in return reveal to her the secret name of God. When Shemyaza told her, Ishtar used this forbidden knowledge to ascend to the stars and she reigned over the constellation of Pleiades or the Seven Sisters.
While the other Watchers were rounded up by the archangels and punished by God, Shemyaza voluntarily repented his error and sentenced himself to hang upside down in the constellation of Orion the Hunter, with whom he is sometimes identified in the Luciferian tradition.
In the Qabalistic tradition, Naamah, the sister of the biblical first smith Tubal-Cain, seduced Azazel and she has been associated with Ishtar.4
Genesis 6:4 less dramatically describes them as,
At first they were fed manna (ambrosia or the
food of the Gods?) by Yahweh to stop them consuming human flesh, but
they rejected it. They slaughtered animals for food instead and then
began to hunt down and eat human prey.
In the biblical myth of Cain and Abel the dispute between the two brothers that led to the first murder is over the nature of the offerings made to Yahweh.
Abel's burnt offerings of animal flesh and blood were pleasing to Yahweh, but he rejected the vegetables, cereal and fruit offered by his brother.
a purely material level, as opposed to a mythic and spiritual
metaphor, this story may reflect the struggle for dominance between
nomadic herdsmen and the early farmers of the Neolithic Age in the
In the Dead Sea Scrolls the terrible human-eating Nephilim are in fact described as the guardians of arcane knowledge who,
There are also
oblique references to the breeding techniques they taught that
suggest they instructed early humans in the domestication and
rearing of animals.
In our own time scientists are experimenting with genetic research and animal cloning experiments.
It is widely rumored that in China there have recently been abortive attempts to create a new half-human, half-animal hybrid species. These unnatural experiments led to the cataclysmic disaster that destroyed Atlantis.
This also relates to the destruction of the Nephilim and the early human race in the biblical Flood. Records of such an event can also be found in the mythology of ancient peoples worldwide and especially among the Babylonians in the Middle East.
In fact, it is claimed that the story of Noah and the Flood in the Old Testament originated in Babylonian and Sumerian myths.
At the end of the last Ice Age the first signs of agriculture appeared in the Middle East with a shift from a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle to that of settled farming. This marked the beginning of civilization in this area. As early as 9500 BCE barley, wheat and rye were being cultivated and oats, peas and lentils were being grown by our Neolithic ancestors in what is now modern Kurdistan, between Turkey and Iraq.
At the same time dogs, goats and sheep were also domesticated.
Within a thousand years copper and lead smelting was
being practiced in Anatolia (modern Turkey) and archaeologists
believe this process was first discovered in Kurdistan, along with
weaving and pottery making. The ancient Kurdish culture was also the
first to develop a script and was one of the earliest literate
societies in the Middle East.
Although anthropologists believe they may be of ancient
European ancestry, popular folk belief among the Kurds says they are
descendants of the 'Children of the Djinn', who in ancient times
brought civilization to early humankind.
Babylonians and Assyrians followed them and in the mythology of all
these races are stories of how the Gods descended to Earth and
taught them the arts of civilization.
He commanded Raphael to bind Azazel hand and foot like a sacrificial goat and cast him into a deep ravine in the desert.
Gabriel was sent on a divine mission to destroy,
Archangel Michael, the commander of the Army of God, was sent to
arrest Shemyaza and bind him "under the earth" until
As we have seen, the fallen angel repented his sins and sentenced
himself to cosmic exile among the stars.
There they are said to lie in state
"with shield and spear intact."
With the coming of Christianity,
the Tuatha De
Danann was banished into the 'hollow hills' and became the
or 'Shining Ones', the elves and faeries of Irish folklore. There
has always been a strong belief among the peasantry in Ireland that
the Good People or faeries were originally the fallen angels who
sided with Lucifer in the Battle of Heaven.
Popular best-selling authors such as Andrew Collins,7 Graham Hancock and Ian Lawson have claimed that the biblical myth of the Watchers represents memories of a primeval 'elder race' of super-humans belonging to a lost civilization who taught their technology to more primitive people.
Lawson has claimed that this (unknown) ancient race may have been spiritually advanced souls who incarnated to help early humankind and were corrupted by them in the process.
Collins has also recently launched a new project to investigate the magical aspects of the legend.
In the Bible Lucifer is often depicted in the reptilian form of a dragon or serpent and in the West this creature is symbolic of evil and the powers of chaos.
...myths, all describe in various forms a struggle between a supreme father-god, representing cosmic order and harmony, and a younger rebellious god who challenges and tries to overthrow divine authority.
Although these conflicts usually take place in a
pre-human epoch, they are also sometimes depicted as occurring in
world history and are often connected with the creation and early
development of the human species and the rise of ancient
The founder of the modern Theosophical Society, Madame Helena Blavatsky, described the Lightbringer as,
In the Bible Lucifer (or Satan as he is mistakenly called) is often depicted in reptilian form as either a dragon or a serpent.
In Western mythologies this creature is commonly misrepresented as a symbol of the powers of darkness, chaos and evil. In contrast, in Eastern mythology the dragon is a good omen representing fertility and good fortune. Lumiel-Lucifer is often identified with the serpent in the Edenic myth described in Genesis.
In the Luciferian
tradition, the biblical serpent is regarded as the personification
of knowledge, wisdom and enlightenment who liberated the first
humans from the spiritual ignorance imposed on them by Yahweh. The
serpent is seen as the symbol of an outside liberating force that
quite literally opened the eyes of Adam and Eve to the reality of
the created universe and the wonders of the material world.
When the first man and woman ate the forbidden fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the astral or heavenly garden, they became consciously aware.
first realization was that their physical 'cloaks of flesh' were
naked. They rushed to cover their genitals as they had become aware
of the so-called 'serpent power' or kundalini that can be raised by
sexual intercourse and non-reproductive sex acts. They also ate from
the Tree of Life which initiated the cycle of birth, life, death and
rebirth and of human souls incarnating in physical form.
He had a vision of a dragon-prowed ship with a crew of bird-headed humans.
He then encountered an ancient race of reptilian entities that he believes exist within each human being in the brain stem at the base of the skull and the top of the spinal column. These reptilian life forms told Dr. Harner they had arrived on Earth eons ago from the stars.
Allegedly, they created life here so they had
somewhere to hide and were the true masters of the planet. The
anthropologist mentioned this to an old Indian shaman and he said he
knew about these entities and called them the "Masters of the Outer
It is the symbolic or actual physical destruction of this heavenly or earthly paradise, where humans and animals lived together and communicated by a universal language, which is reflected in such myths and legends. In shamanic terms it is known as the Great Separation when humans no longer knew or understood the language of the animals.
It was also a time when humans began to communicate
together in different languages and this is represented by the
biblical story of the Tower of Babel.
On a symbolic and metaphorical level, as well as a physical one, it is also connected to the separation of humans from nature and their natural environment that is manifesting in our modern times. It was the deliberate intervention of Lucifer and the fallen angels in human evolution, rather than any defiance of cosmic authority, which ultimately lead to their fall from heavenly grace.
The Watchers' only 'crime' was that they wanted to help the progress
of their human flock. However, the refusal of Lucifer-Iblis to
recognize the creation of human beings means that the Fall from
heavenly grace was inevitable.
The relationship between humanity and the leader of the
Fallen Ones is therefore very much a symbiotic one, as they need