Those who still believe

Information on the Yezidis at Wikipedia
"The Yazidi worship Malak Ta'us, apparently a pre-Islamic peacock angel who has fallen into disgrace. Malak Ta'us has links to Mithraism and, through it, to Zoroastrianism. The Yazidi maintain a well-preserved culture, rich in traditions and customs. In the region that is now Iraq, the Yazidi have been oppressed and labeled as devil worshippers for centuries."

Information on the Yezidis at
"In Yezidi cosmology, the universal Spirit (the Supreme deity) created a pearl (Durre), which became broken after forty thousand years. Melek, (Lucifer), used the remains of the pearl to create the material world. After this creation, the Spirit created the remaining Angels. Yezidi theology claims that Lucifer was forgiven for his transgressions, and those who revere him are the spiritual elect of humanity. They are forbidden from referring to him as Satan."

The Yezidi: the Angelick Cultus in the Middle East
"It places Melek Ta'us at the head of the Haftan (Heptad), or seven angels in charge of administering the world and the sacredness therein. Second, it makes him protector of the Throne and Seat of God - the agent of the Almighty. Third, it positions him within their creation myth, as the earth symbolically rests between the horns of a Bull which stood on the back of a Fish."

Information and writings on Catal Huyuk, where temples of vulture shamans have been found
"To the ancients, death was a passage; a transition. The vulture was the Goddess who could actually transmute flesh. She had chosen priestesses to assist Her in this task."

Andrew Collins
"Indeed, various figurines of serpent-headed individuals found among Ubaid graves in Lower Iraq have been used to support the contention that the Anunnaki, or builder gods, of Sumerian and Akkadian mythology belonged to this earlier culture. In one set of texts known as the Kharsag Tablets these gods of heaven and earth are described as serpents, or to have eyes like serpents."

Storm Constantine
"In a way, everything in between, over some eleven novels and numerous short stories can be seen as leading almost inevitably to this point: Storm's long fascination with angels, mythology, the recurrent themes of magic and sexuality, secret knowledge, dark and charismatic figures on the edge of society and outside convention."

Fields of the Nephilim
"There's a particular kind of Old Testament fundamentalism in the Neph's music. McCoy actually dug through Genesis and Numbers to discover the Nephilim, the 'giants of the earth.' There are elements of scriptural exegesis that don't get screamed at you by garden-variety televangelists or even white picket fence Methodists. Neph lyrics prove the Bible a dangerous and radical gnostic text, much weirder than anything Poe or Burroughs or Kafka ever scribbled."

The Seven Angels, by Semjaaza
"Try to imagine, if you can, living for an eternity. Not five, six hundred years. There are those whose names are famous for such feats. Comte St. Germain. Nagarjuna. Cagliostro. Thousands of years. Suck here. Watching. Waiting for something to happen. Living on the sheer faith that it will."

Dark Gift: The Truth behind the Legends of the 'Fallen Angels'
"'The Watchers' (extra-terrestrial observers, perhaps?) became so sexually aroused by human females that they could no longer constrain themselves, but descended from the Heavens to Earth (touching down on Mount Hermon), forfeiting their 'first estate' forever, and enjoying the human females sexually so abundantly as to cause fornication to become rampant despite the strict religious laws forbidding same. Evidently these 'fallen angels' were so sexually unique from local males as to be almost irresistible to the females of the area, thereby incurring the 'wrath of God' upon them for having so completely 'corrupted' such females and thereafter taking from among them 'wives of all that they chose.'"

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