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The Book of Fallen Angels Paperback – 15 Feb 2004

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Capall Bann Publishing (15 Feb. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861632363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861632364
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 14.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 684,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In some ways this book is a sequel to The Pillars of Tubal Cain by Nigel Jackson and Michael Howard, in another way it is a prequel in the sense that it expands on the material and themes specifically contributed by the author to that book. However it also stands on its own as a concise, popular and reader-friendly introduction to this mysterious, and sometimes obscure and sinister, subject. This book challenges the concept that the fallen angels, or OEBen Elohim' fell from grace and became demons, with their leader Azazel or Shemyaza, identified with the rebel angel Lucifer, becoming, according to the Christian texts, the Prince of Darkness and supreme principal of evil.

Topics covered include what angels are and what they represent; their ancient origins; the major differences between Lucifer/Lumiel and Satan and how the early church demonised Lumiel and the pagan deities of the Middle East; the fallen angels and their stellar lore; the belief that the fallen angels are the same as the faeries and djinns of European and Arabian folklore; the universal myth of the great flood; the Nephelim or Anakim; the female consort of Lucifer, frequently associated in mythology with the dark moon goddesses and sorcery - Lilith, Hecate, Ishtar, Astarte, Asherah, Diana, the Shekinah and Sophia.

Also, the mystical symbolism of the rose in occult tradition; the process of cosmic redemption manifesting as a series of incarnations in human form; heretical cults and secret societies through history and in modern times claiming to follow Luciferian beliefs including the Sethians, the Essenes, Knights Templars, the Yezedi, the Ophites, the Mandean, the Order of the Morning Star and the Our Lady of Endor Coven amongst others; Arabic influences on the medieval witch cult; Renaissance angelic magic; the OEteaching angels' or archangels who feature prominently in angelic magick - Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Two appendices are included with invocations to the Lord Lumiel.


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Customer VINE VOICE on 26 July 2008
Format: Paperback
So I've just finished reading this book and I'm absolutely ecstatic to have read it. I became interested in the origins of Lucifer and Christo-Pagan concepts when reading some of Micheal Howard's other articles where he mentioned the Pagan roots of myths like the Flood and the Garden of Eden.

If you're looking for a book on Lucifer and his associations in Traditional Witchcraft and other occult groups then 'The Book of Fallen Angels' is just the work for you! The book is 190 pages long and includes a fairly extensive bibliography at the end of the book, as well as an appendix with invocations to the Lord Lumiel.

The contents of the book is as follows: 'From Apes to Angels', 'The Tree of Gnosis', 'The Fallen Ones', 'The Myths of the Great Flood', 'Lady of the Evening Star', 'Avatars of Light', 'The Children of Cain' and 'The Teaching Angels'. Every chapter is dense with information and expounds the history and links regarding Lucifer and other Fall Angels throughout history, and examines Lucifer's role as a Witch-God, Light bearer and an enlightener of man. Howard also examines the various consorts of Lucifer known mainly as Hecate, Lilith and Diana among others.

Overall the book is interesting, enlightening, inspiring, and despite its length, extremely thick with information and connections wading through examination of rich imagery and myth of a misunderstood and much maligned being. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone and everyone, as it most definitely exists as an accessible and demystifying look at Lucifer in his various aspects throughout various cultural histories and mythologies.

'The Book of Fallen Angels' expands on the information in 'The Pillars of Tubal Cain' by Micheal Howard and Nigel Jackson, so Pillars is recommened as further reading after this one or reading prior to this one.
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Utterly Fascinating 22 Dec. 2011
By Garnet - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read and re-read this book, but only the first time through did I read the whole thing from end to end. Instead, I keep coming back to explore bits and pieces of it that then lead me into looking more deeply at many aspects of the Craft.

This book, in conjunction with modern Craft practice and other material (be it traditional Witchcraft or Wicca) fills in many missing pieces and leads you to seeing the big picture in a different and ever-evolving way. It has historical information in it, yes, but the greater service it performs is tapping into your subconscious understanding of the Craft and its origins...read it with a mythological and symbolic sensibility and you will come away with so much more.

This book is highly placed on my recommended reading list, along with "Pillars" which I consider a companion work. Read them together and they will expand your understanding of magick and mystery.
19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Magnificent 13 April 2009
By RootedHand - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Every now and then a book is published that opens the eyes and helps one gain a new level of understanding about the Old Faith. This book, along with Pillars of Tubal Cain demonstrates the direct Red Thread of Traditional Witchery and will aid the reader in discovering the roots of many practices today. Not for "wiccans".
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Lilith and Samael 14 Jun. 2011
By S. Cranow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The author Michael Howard studie under Madeline Montalban, one of greatest teacher of the Luciferian Witchcraft's greatest teachers. Luciferian Witchcraft, however is not to be confused with Satanism as it is something that is far different.

To begin with let us examine the myth of the Garden of Eden. Where is it? and exactly who was Adam and Eve? We cannot locate the actual Garden of Eden in physical terms. The teaching of Luciferian witch craft teach that The Garden of Eden was created in the astral realms and that the first people were notr being with physical bodies but rather spiritual being Madeline Montalban called "Ray people". THis could be the people behind the faeiries. Of course human being now have physical bodies

In that Garden lived a serpent. The author does a great job of showing us that in the ancient literature of many cultures, Sumeria, Greek, Roman and Norse , that important trees were guarded by serpents or snakes. In the bible legend thing get changed around a bit. THe snake who is often identified as Azazel, Samael or Satan tricks eve into eating from the tree of knowledge. This opens her eyes and enlightens her. Humanity now has a consionce. It was for enlightening and teaching mankind that Lucifer was cast down from heaven.

Of course Lucifer is the bringer of kight and kight is often equated with knowledge or spirituality. Luifer and his angels taught mankind before God thought that they were ready. This was Luifer's sin. According to legend he descended with seven other angels who each took control of a different planet and taught human being different things. This allwed them to advance and become more sophisticated. These angel in time became enamored with human females and couple with them. This created a race of giants called the Nephilim or Annunakim. The four arch angels according to the bible were the ones hwo defeated Lucifer and his minions and drove them into the nether regions. Thier offspring hid in the hills and forests and also maybe the origin of the faerie folk. Supposedly according to Christian doctrine the faerie folk and the angels have nop chance at redemption.

Lucifer's name is several. At time he is called Samael, Azazel, Azrael or Satan. He is depicted with horns, hairy legs and hooves. He comes equipped with the upper torso of a man. Looks much like Pan or Dionysus. He is said top be the father of Cain. When Even bore the child she said he was a child of God, not of Adam and he had the angelic shine upon his face. According to the legend Samael was the father. Some Jewish legends support this. Lucifer's real name is Lumiel. He is the God of Witchcraft.

Lilith was Adam's first wife in the Bible. She was created from clay just like he was. Of course she left the Garden dues to her refusal; to be submissive. She lived in the desert and had demon babies with animals. According to Jewish legend 3 angels were send to bringer her back to Eden but she refused. She was then informed that they would kill 100 of her offspring daily. She of course became the killer of new born babies and had sway over them for the first seven days of their birth. An agreement was made were in she retained her freedom but any child wearing an amulet with the names of the three angels inscribed their on would be safe.

In Sumerian literature she is describes as the queen of the incubi and succubi. Vapire demon spirits that drink blood and fornicate with people in their sleep. Lilith is often described as a moon goddess and a goddess of love. She is associated with Venus, Diana and Hecate.

THe book later on explores the roots of the Luciferian craft by uncovering the Middle Eastern origins especially with the Sabians and their worship of the stars. In their city they a temple for each planetery deity and would worhsip in that on the appropriate day, buring the appropriate incense, and wearing the appropriately colored robes. It was said that by going through the star gods one could get to know or be added to the supreme God head.

Yezidism worships Melek Taus, the peaccok angel. He is lucifer and it is believed that he was the one who fashioned the world and mouled it. THe Supreme God was above him being very distant and remote. Melek Taus will be redeemed whwen all of humanity is redeemed. Lucifer suffers for mankind and has had many avatars including Dionysus, Adonis Cernunno and even Jesus himself.

THe feminine aspect of divinitly is discussed at length. This ultimate emanations is seen a as mediator between the cold and distant God and humanity. Request go thorough her. Magic is more responsive to feminine vibrations. She also protects mankind from divine wrath as well.

Last but not least is Cain. He is a good guy. He is the blacksmith trhe builder who creates civilization. It was during his wandering that the first cities were build. His progeny were musicians, metal smiths and builders. It is thorugh his line that the magic flows.

This is one awesome book. I advise you read it because tehre is much to learn. Michael Howard backs and supports his writing with footnotes from very schaloarly sources and he definitely knows his stuff. 5 stars out of five.
Another Grab Bag of Hints and Notations 16 May 2015
By The Mysterious Mr. E. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Billed as either a prequel or sequel to The Pillars of Tubal Cain this book further threads together Mr. Howard's bits of research. I can just see a collation of index cards going on here. Howard is an easy read though if you don't find your self questioning much of this, you should. It doesn't discuss the Watchers or the Fallen to the extent that one might expect but it does dwell on a lot of 'linkages' through a hodgepodge of dubious conflations and occasionally pithy hints or suggestive speculation.

If you value some of the information and the leads in Pillars of Tubal Cain you'll enjoy this book as well. I note how many book marks I've placed here and there are quite a few. That isn't a testament to the book so much as it is to the subject matter. The place where this book speaks substantively and directly to a Luciferian Current in a stream of Traditional Witchcraft is in the lengthy inclusions from Andrew Chumbley. The information regarding the Luciferian current in other streams of Traditional Craft otherwise is minimal if present at all.

To be clear Ms. Montalban was not to anyone's knowledge a witch of any sort. Nor were any of the Hermeticist, Judaic, Theosophical or Masonic authors in question here of any sort of Traditional Witchcraft outlook or lineage. The mythos of the Books of Enoch is actually a minor element here in this book, but that is a passage through which much understanding can be gleaned though you need not be a believer per se.

As with Pillars what this book attempts to do to some fair degree is tie a lot of disparate notions into some connection with attempted reconstructions or recensions of Traditional Craft. It beats around the bush so much that one can begin to surmise the shape of said bush in his view. And in skirting around the titular subject as much he does, while adding so many speculative or possibly analogous overlays, the author provisionally liberates this amorphous subject from a singular historical, cultural or religious grounding while focusing on the psychical and spiritual principles involved. And that actually lays some creative groundwork.

I'm not sure how history will remember this author's work but for me it generally feels like a ticket for passage rather than an authoritative work to be referenced as such in the future. His work popularizes or calls attention to certain things that are deserving of as much but doesn't always deal with the matter in a thorough or verifiable manner. Always a pleasure to read in style and subject matter, but there is much to find fault with and to question the veracity of along the way. As usual the editing is terrible though. It is a grab bag of clues and a fun read, if you don't expect anything terribly definitive.
This book had a major impact on me and was ... 13 Nov. 2014
By Arete - Published on Amazon.com
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This book had a major impact on me and was instrumental to my spiritual growth. Mr. Howard's works are extremely interesting, and his magazine The Cauldron is unparalleled, but this book is essential for those who wish to understand deeper mysteries of the Watchers.
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