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From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race Paperback – September 1, 2001
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"An exciting and original intellectual quest . . . important new facts concerning the mysterious origins of human civilization." (Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods)
"A magnificently researched work; its startling conclusions will undoubtedly reverberate over the coming decades." (Nigel Jackson, author of The Horned Piper)
"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." (David Rohl, Egyptologist and author of A Test of Time)
"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." (Barbara Ardinger, Whole Life Times, May 2002)
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“An exciting and original quest...important new facts concerning the mysterious origins of human civilization.”
--Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods
“A magnificently researched work; its startling conclusions will undoubtedly reverberate over the coming decades.”
--Nigel Jackson, author of The Horned Piper
“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.”
--David Rohl, Egyptologist and author of A Test of Time
Our mythology describes how beings of great beauty and intelligence, who served as messengers of God, 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 Nephilim. Religious sources also record how these beings shared forbidden arts and sciences with humanity--a transgression 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 and built the Sphinx and other megalithic monuments. Following the cataclysms that accompanied the last Ice Age they left the region for what is now eastern Turkey where they lived in isolation before gradually establishing contact with the developing human societies of the Mesopotamian plains below. Humanity regarded these angels--described as tall, white-haired beings with viperlike faces and burning eyes--as 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.
ANDREW COLLINS has spent more than twenty years investigating the relationship between paranormal phenomena, ancient sites, and the human mind. He is also the widely heralded author of Gods of Eden and Gateway to Atlantis. He lives in England.
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Andrew Collins has delivered here an extraordinary book when one considers the painstaking research he's invested in it. I do feel however, that he's probably arrived to the wrong conclusions.
Collins professes that the Nephilim were the giant offspring of a preancient gigantic humanlike being that mated with humans and his research focuses on the Watchers (the Nephilim's ancestors) and the territories they lived. Remarkably, if not shockingly, he arrives at the conclusion that the Watchers originated somewhere in ancient Kazahkstan but he fails to explain their strange (to put it very mildly) features: burning, sometimes red eyes, massive in size compared to humans and with very possibly "special qualities, which again humans did not and do not, possess.
What makes this book great -whether you agree or not with its conclusions- is that the trek it takes you for is full of priceless revelations and a plethora of incredible facts ranging from Asia to eastern Europe to northern Africa, revelations and facts that will put certain questions in a new perspective while they leave others still open.
I, for one, dont agree with the final analysis of "From the Ashes of Angels" but was astounded with what i read in it.There were certain things i read for the very first time allthough i spend quite a lot of my reading on alternative archaelogy. That should speak for itself.Read more ›
In his effort to distance himself from any theological position and make himself, as if it were, acceptable to mainstream academic thought, he constructs the greatest shoe-string argument I've ever seen. I don't understand why some people feel the need to write books with one hand tied behind their backs.
The book starts brilliantly and continues well for the first 200 pages but then the prejudices he brought into the book start to close him in and in the end its a bit of an anti-climax. He seems to be very unaware - (maybe intentionally unaware) of the biblical evidence; he mentions Gen:6v1-4, and Og of Bashan, but doesn't explore the cryptic teem running through the bible, he doesn't explore Josephus either.
However, he can't be faulted for his research into minority religions in the Iran-Iraq-Kurdistan area and the tentitive links to an Eygptian elder culture, the colossal structures such as the sphinx and the valley temples might well be what remains of the "mighty men of old...the men of renown", even though he never says it.
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Researching angels, fallen angels, and the like is a fun hobby for me. This was an interesting book. Some of the items within it were familiar to me, while other myths were new. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mo
Very interesting book. I bought it after seeing the movie Prometheus. If you're not a believer, this book will change your mind.Published 15 months ago by William C. Burton
Not at all Christian! The author makes up his ideas based not on the Bible that he likes to quote but on mysticism and demonology.Published 16 months ago by carole l graham
I have discovered Andrew Collins in recent months and I've been absorbing everything he says and writes with a voraciousness. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ronnie Gonzalez