Angels make frequent appearances in the holy scriptures and continue to play an active role in the popular imagination. While many people believe that these beings are either symbolic or supernatural figures, others believe that angels could be extra-terrestrials. The Book of Enoch gives an intriguing view on this controversial position.
While most people associated angels with the Christian faith, they are actually a mainstay of many ancient cultural traditions. Many of the earliest known civilizations in the Near East, including the ancient Sumerians, the Babylonians, and the Egyptians had their own narratives surrounding angelic beings. These beings tended to manifest themselves as beings with wings which served as the agents of higher gods. The higher gods utilized the angels as messengers and watchers who would visit the Earthly dimension at their behest.
One of the most explicit descriptions of angels serving in this capacity comes from the Book of Enoch in the Old Testament. The Book of Enoch describes a vast number of angels settling on the planet Earth who set out to teach Enoch various disciplines. These include meteorology, astronomy, and metalwork. This is a fairly unusual story, and it appears to chime with a theory known as the Ancient Astronaut theory. Many people believe that the ancients were lent a helping hand in the progression of human civilization on account of the fact that a number of ancient monuments and texts display extraordinary sophistication which is completely unexplained by the cultural and social circumstances of historical record. Could the Book of Enoch be confirmation of this controversial theory?
The Book of Enoch also describes ‘fallen angels’ arriving on Mount Hermon with the intention of living on Earth and assuming power over the planet. These angels are said to have eventually integrated into human society and even interbreeding with human beings to create human-angel hybrids. It was this action that incited the wrath of God.
For many people, this seems to indicate that human beings were unwittingly placed in the center of a power struggle between two distinct alien breeds – the masterful creator gods and their former servants who sought to take their own path with regards to the planet Earth. If this is the case, then it should be of some concern to human beings currently living on this planet. Both the Old and the New Testament make frequent references to a battle which is to come between opposing forces of good and evil. Could it be the case that this battle will involve an almighty struggle between two separate species of powerful alien beings?