• Indicates that the earthly paradise of Eden was a realm in the mountains of Kurdistan.
• By the author of Gateway to Atlantis.
Our mythology describes how beings of great beauty and intelligence, who served as messengers of gods, fell from grace through pride. These angels, also known as Watchers, are spoken of in the Bible and other religious texts as lusting after human women, who lay with them and gave birth to giant offspring called the Nephilim. These religious sources also record how these beings revealed forbidden arts and sciences to humanitytransgressions that led to their destruction in the Great Flood.
Andrew Collins reveals that these angels, demons, and fallen angels were flesh-and-blood members of a race predating our own. He offers evidence that they lived in Egypt (prior to the ancient Egyptians), where they built the Sphinx and other megalithic monuments, before leaving the region for what is now eastern Turkey following the cataclysms that accompanied the last Ice Age. Here they lived in isolation before gradually establishing contact with the developing human societies of the Mesopotamian plains below. Humanity regarded these angelsdescribed as tall, white-haired beings with viperlike faces and burning eyesas gods and their realm the paradise wherein grew the tree of knowledge. Andrew Collins demonstrates how the legends behind the fall of the Watchers echo the faded memory of actual historical events and that the legacy they have left humanity is one we can afford to ignore only at our own peril.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsAuthor's Note
List of Figures
List of Charts
List of Maps
1. I Have Begotten a Strange Son
2. The Search for the Source
3. Demonic Doctrine
4. Insane Blasphemy
5. Visage Like a Viper
6. When Giants Walked the Earth
7. Angels in Exile
8. Terrible Lie
9. Born of the Demon Race
10. On the Edge of Death
11. In the Realm of the Immortals
12. Eastward, in Eden
13. The Peacock Angel
14. Children of the Djinn
15. Where Heaven and Earth Meet
16. Sleeping with Gods
17. In the Footsteps of the Watchers
18. Shaman-like Demon
19. Born of Fire
20. Hell-fire and Flood
21. Egyptian Genesis
22. Father of Terrors
24. Tragedy of the Fall
25. Amnesia of the Masses
Notes and References
What People are Saying About This
"An exciting and original intellectual quest . . . important new facts concerning the mysterious origins of human civilization.
"Tracking down angels both heavenly and fallen, Collins’s detective work takes him through entire libraries. . . . His conclusion is that we humans are not the first race to live on the planet. Reading books like this one can be as much fun as reading Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie.
"A fascinating and in-depth look at . . . how actual events inevitably evolve into the stuff of indecipherable legend as centuries pass.
"A magnificently researched work; its startling conclusions will undoubtedly reverberate over the coming decades.
"A fascinating piece of research which does much to bring the biblical world of Eden back into the historical spotlight . . . a major contribution to the study of the genesis of civilization.