Curtis Papp, husband, father and corporal in the Canadian Air force stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia is sent to Israel for a pioneering Canadian/Israeli joint training exercise. While there, Curtis gets an overwhelming desire to visit the historical city Kiriath Arba (Hebron). When stepping upon the ancient grounds of the 'Tombs of the Patriarchs', Curtis is thrust 3300 years into the past and observed the massacre of its Nephilim citizenry (half angel/half human hybrids of the Old Testament) and its eventual conquering. Once this "remembering" occurs, Curtis' entire life is changed as he discovers that he too has Nephilim ancestry and consequently divine DNA. He immediately befriends a military journalist Eavery Parker.
Eavery explains to Curtis his history and what to expect as his now awakened angelic DNA begins to manifest unique gifts. And how Curtis must now watch out for the 'KRÁJCÁR', a clandestine, hyper religion created by Attila the Hun in the 5th Century AD. Headed by Gergõ Mátyás, a direct descendant of Attila, whose only goal is to rid the world of the Nephilim abomination.
Nephilim - The Remembering will take you on a global ride of religious extremism, angelic intervention and demonic possession. Curtis Papp, may have went to bed as an average husband, father and corporal in the Canadian Air force, but he will soon discover he is made up of a whole lot more.
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NEPHILIM THE REMEMBERING
By Kirk Allen Kreitzer
iUniverse, Inc.Copyright © 2011 Kirk Allen Kreitzer
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Chapter OneEl Omari, Lower Egypt. 3700 BC
The night air was cooler than the last several, but it was more refreshing than unpleasant — an excellent night for offerings and prayers. Memlis bent over and filled a pouch made from dried fish skins with sand and ashes from a consecrated fire that was still smoldering. As the bright moon began to rise above the horizon, the holy man, wearing his ceremonial wrap and strung beads dipped his right hand into the pouch. Facing north, he stretched out his arm and prayed for a healthy harvest to the Sacred Breath, allowing the purified earth to run through his fingers and blessing all the land to the north. For three years, his tribe has faced many hardships from the flooding of their noble river. He continued the blessings facing east, south and west. Nunchintet, the tribe's high priest and Memlis's father, knelt down at an already ancient altar made of sandstone. Undoing a shoulder bag tied across his chest, he poured milk into a bowl made from woven reeds and sealed with beeswax. He held the bowl of milk, symbolizing the full, harvest moon in both hands, and looked up to the bright celestial orb.
"Offerings to you, Oh Great One," he said as he poured the milk onto the altar. "I ask for wisdom and knowledge of the earth, and of the heavens, for this life and the next."
In the puddle of milk, Nunchintet took a reed that had been frayed on the one end. He began to sketch a picture of mountains and palm trees framed within a square. Then, a second frame with a moon surrounded by dots and finally a third with one stick figure walking towards an open door, as another figure walked away from the door. Nunchintet bowed his head and raised both his hands up to the moon.
"Goddess, I am Nunchintet thy servant, command thee, and share thy great wisdom." Nunchintet's head began to spin and he had to reach out to the sandstone table to steady himself.
"I must have eaten something that has set my head a spin," Memlis said aloud behind him, expressing their shared physical symptoms and mimicking Nunchintet's own thoughts. Then both of their hearts began to race. A curse that has been spreading throughout the other tribes may have finally reached theirs.
No, Nunchintet thought, centering himself. This has come about too quickly.
The high priest felt as if he was in mortal danger, and his instincts were telling him to leave the altar. Just then the moon began to glow brighter. It continued until it had the brilliance of the sun at midday but without any of its searing heat. Memlis, dropping his sacred pouch of ash and earth at his feet, shielded his eyes with his hands, and he quickly knelt down beside his priestly father at the altar. Together they chanted for forgiveness and mercy. Suddenly, a crack of lightning lit up the area around the two men, and a thunderous blast echoed off the limestone mountain range hundreds of kilometers away. Both men, too afraid to open their eyes, continued to pray with their palms up in a surrendering pose.
Then a voice took on a sound as if all the stars in the universe sang in harmony, like an orchestra playing the same note and covering all octaves. It flowed in and out of the ground. It passed through the altar, and penetrated the two men. Jackals and wild animals off in the distance joined in the chorus. The two priests were overwhelmed with emotions: love, hate, joy, sorrow. They swelled with memories from their childhood, both the wonderful and the tragic. Then it stopped abruptly, leaving them cold and alone, as if they were naked standing within a room of strangers. When they opened their eyes, a giant of a man stood before them. His skin looked metallic, like a mixture of liquid mercury and gold flakes. The giant easily stood taller than the two priests combined. He had the head of an Ibis bird, with a long narrow beak. From his waste to his knees, he was covered in a silk wrap that had golden symbols embroidered throughout it. In his left hand he held a scroll.
The priest's senses were confused. The Being glistened like the sun striking the water on a moving brook, or a sudden release of stray sparks from dried twigs set aflame. The air held the scent similar to the air after a violent lightning storm.
The marvelous creature exuded power. It radiated strength; both gentle and terrifying, filling the men with a sense of invulnerability that can be imaged when having thousands of soldiers standing at your side.
"I am Thoth," the giant said. "Lord of the Heavens. Beautiful of Night. I am God of Learning and Wisdom."
Nunchintet raised his gaze to Thoth. "Lord Thoth, what dost thou command thy servant?"
Thoth looked down at both priests. Contact with the mortals was forbidden, but he and the others had been watching them stumble blindly for a millennia, and he pitied them. Ever since the First One had lost his favour with the Creator, his children have suffered.
"Your deeds and prayers have been witnessed by the God of Gods," he lied. "And you have been honoured as His chosen people. I will grant you wisdom and knowledge of the sacred language spoken in the heavens, so that your mind can think it, your tongue will speak it, and your hands will scribe it to papyrus and chisel it in stone. You will pass this wisdom to your brothers and sons. But guard it, for as long as you hold this knowledge, your people will flourish and your nation will be the greatest nation among nations."
Chapter TwoAnd Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel ... And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain: And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many; And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there.
Kiriath Arba (Hebron), 1325 BC. Palace of Arba
Both doors of the Great Hall violently swung open. A large man wearing a bronze helmet with wings carved on the sides, holding a giant shield in his left arm and a shaft with a sharpened bronze tip in his right, quickly walked past the sixteen marble pillars (eight per side). Between each pillar were lit drums of oil hanging from a colossal ceiling casting glowing warmth throughout the cavernous hall.
At the far end of the hall were two giant marble statues. Chiseled within the base of each statue, in a strange symbolic language alien to most visitors and guests, were ARBA and ANAK. Both figures had solid gold wings sprouting out their back. In between the two figures was a large throne made of polished cherry wood. Adorning the feet of the throne were paws of a lion made of gold. The sides of the throne bore a gold disk with wings etched into it, similar to the design on the shield.
The man with the shield excitedly yelled down the hall, "Brother, we will soon be under attack."
"Ahiman," said the man sitting on the throne. "Is this how thou greets thy brother? No blessings? No peace granted?"
With a large smile on his face he looked to his servant far off to his right. "Rabdebar, bring my brother wine and meat. Begin kneading the flour, tonight the Gods have favoured us. We feast!"
"No, Sheshai!" cries Ahiman, angry his brother is not heeding his words. "Tonight we prepare for war." Sheshai, looking perplexed, stands to greet his brother.
"Brother, what curses have caused thou to be so excited. Have the marketers haggled thou unfairly again this harvest?" Sheshai asks, slapping his brother in the arm.
"Let us eat and drink. I haven't seen or heard word in two full moons, and nothing of thy family. How is Rachima, my brother's wife? And my brother's son, Bedezee, he must be almost ..."
"Sheshai!" his brother cuts him off. "Talmai has been killed!"
"What?" A look of concern spread across the elder brother's face. Talmai was the youngest and more adventurous of the three Nephilim princes. He was also the largest of the royal giants; three times the size of a full grown man.
"What is this news of our brother thou speaks?"
With the weight of his message, the exhaustion of three days of straight travel and the loss of his brother, Ahiman's excited stance drained from him. He shifted his eyes from the floor back to his older brother.
"He went ahead of us to meet Anak and Arba while he was lying with his wife."
Now fully into focus, Sheshai asks, "Who did this? How has thou come into this knowledge?"
"Bartal, our brother's eldest, fled from his palace and came to me as all of Talmai's land was set aflame. He barely escaped, ran on foot the full way — two days' length by chariot."
Just then the servant Rabdebar approached the throne with two men carrying a large table with a flask of wine and a roasted pig. He looked like a child next to the two serving men that stood almost three meters tall. The two giant servants were still a full head shorter than the royal brothers.
"Who did this?" Sheshai asks his brother. "And why?"
Looking towards the servants he softened his tone. "Bring water, we will need a clear head tonight."
Sheshai grabbed the shield and staff from his brother and leaned them against the throne. "Eat brother, we will need our strength."
Eager to eat, Ahiman grabbed the thigh of the beast and pulled it easily away.
"The Hebrew slaves from Egypt did this," Ahiman said as he took a bite of the leg, the tender meat filling his mouth.
"Those men whom were greeted and fed at the brook of Eshcol some thirty harvests past?" Sheshai asked trying to thinking back.
"The same," Ahiman muffled between stuffed cheeks. He dipped his chalice into a large caldron of water the servants had just brought out. Taking a drink to clear his mouth and coughing at his own gluttony, "Joshua, son of Nun, and Caleb, son of Jophunneh, have been plaguing the land. They have conquered the east bank of the Sea of The Arabah, from the River of Arnon to the land of Bashan."
Sheshai looked down at his brother's shield and staff. "Bashan?"
Ahiman wiped his mouth on a silk cloth provided at the table. "They have destroyed the cities of Aroer, Gilead and Bashan. They killed the Great King Og and slaughtered all of his people, even their wives and children. They have taken their flocks of sheep and any gold, whether it be fastened down or less."
Sheshai reached down and grabbed Ahiman's staff in his mighty hand, feeling its weight, the density of the wood. He stared at his distorted reflection on the polished bronze tip; a tip that had never seen battle, a tip that had never drawn blood. A feeling of rage and a sense of desperation began to well up inside the giant.
"Why? We have flourished here for thousands of harvests. We have marketed and celebrated life with man. We have honoured their women and given them great sons. Why would these slaves take land that is rightfully ours?" Looking at Ahiman he clenched his jaws and squeezed his mighty hand around the stem of the staff. "How could they? How was it even possible?"
Then he thought, Our cities have great walls that tower over them. How can the simple tribes of man defeat a Nephilim city? Surely, the great tribes of Zamzummins have not been defeated, a tribe far greater than our own.
Ahiman reached into a sack that was strapped across his chest and fitted under the arm and pulled out a small rolled up papyrus map, and as if hearing his brother's thoughts continued, "They have all been taken. Bartal, killed a man while escaping and the man was carrying this scroll. It describes in detail the lands of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Bashan and Canaan."
Sheshai, still holding the staff, slammed the blunt end against the marble floor with rage. "So that Joshua was a spy and his kind words were false."
"That is not all, brother," Ahiman said as he walked away from the table. Even though he had not eaten in several days, the gravity of the situation killed his appetite. "Bartal overheard some of Joshua's men speaking to each other. They say they cannot lose because Joshua's leader speaks directly to Yahweh."
"What?" Sheshai shouted. "Yahweh speaks directly to no man. Even the blessed man Noah was guided by the Malakh Adonai, one of only seven Angels of Presence that have actually seen the face of Yahweh."
Ahiman reached over and grabbed his brother's arm. "It matters little which Elohim has tricked their leader ... Moses," he said searching for the name. "His people are encouraged and they fight like wild dogs pulling meat from a fresh kill. When men believe themselves to be truly blessed, they will take whatever prize they feel they are entitled."
Sheshai turned and looked up at the statues of his father and grandfather. Still holding the spear he knelt down. "Anak, Arba, hear my words. The glory days of battle have not honoured thy sons as they have honoured thou. We have had no need for it. Those glories have died with thou. But that time has come once again. Grant me thy hand and heart that I may lead the children of Arba against this enemy that dishonours thy name."
As Sheshai finished his prayer, the ceiling high above the throne began to shimmer like looking through the heat trails escaping off a hot surface. The distortion descended and before the brothers eyes a form of golden static started to take shape. The hall was filled with the sound of raw electricity. Small arcs reached the gold tips of the throne and fingered out a meter in all directions on the marble floor. A large intense flash engulfed the princes. When the brothers looked up they met the eyes of a large majestic figure standing at the base of the throne. The being emitted an energy that was felt more than seen. It was ancient and peaceful but a sense of dominance radiated from it. The divine spark that is part of the soul understood this creature to be loving and deadly.
Immediately Ahiman knelt down beside his brother and the two bowed their heads.
"Sheshai, Ahiman. Stand! I am Uriel."
The two royal brothers stood. The Archangel was a golden, almost translucent giant. He stood five meters tall and the surface of his body seemed to flow and wave like the bottom of a pool of water. "Your prayers have not fallen on deaf ears proud Nephilim."
Sheshai's sense of urgency was beginning to overtake his sense of awe and respect. "Please, cousin, grant us the sword to smite those that dost dishonour thy children."
The archangel looked down at Sheshai. "The time of the Nephilim have come and gone Sheshai. Your dominant reign has lasted 2000 years, but will not carry on until morning."
Just then Rabdebar the servant approached the throne in a hysteric fury. Seeing only the two brothers and not the angel he ran to Sheshai.
"Your Highness!" the servant barely got out. "The city is aflame. Men are coming over the city's walls, killing everyone."
Sheshai put his hand on the servant's shoulder, covering it like a father would his adolescent son. Rabdebar, born into slavery like his parents before him, was ready to fight with honour at his master's side.
"Go Rabdebar, if thou can. Take thy family and leave Kiriath Arba. Thou art free." Rabdebar touched his former master's hand and then left quickly out the servant's door for the last time.
"He was blind to thou?" Ahiman asked Uriel.
Uriel nodded. "Yes, only those whose eyes have been opened can see us, only those who hold the knowledge. You, Nephilim, have been conceived with divine seed within a human woman. You will always hold the sacred knowledge. Now, you must send away your children and give them as much of the library as they can carry, so that your knowledge and seed will live on."
A large pounding reverberated from the massive doors at the front of the Great Hall. Axes and fists were slamming against the mighty oak frame. Sheshai turned towards Ahiman.
"Brother, thou must leave the Great Hall from the servant's entrance. Save my family."
Ahiman stared into his brother's grief-stricken face, knowing what he is being asked to do.
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