Vampires and Faeries: the Unlikely Result of Fallen Angels
Shadow people are a common phenomena seen by individuals who suffer from sleep paralysis. While in their paralyzed state, people claim to see the dark outline of entities…watching them. Occasionally, shadow people attack…restricting the victim’s ability to breath and causing severe fear. In account after account, people theorized what these dark, terrifying entities could be. The answer was a resounding…no one knows.
People suggested they were demons, aliens, entities traveling between dimensions and more. Then one victim suggested that there may be a relationship between the incubus/succubus phenomena and shadow people. As you may know, an incubus or succubus sits on a person’s chest and restricts their breathing…cause terror to their victim. Sound familiar?
Well, there is a longstanding theoretical relationship between vampires and incubi and succubi. Makes sense, right? They both suck something….whether that is blood, life force, or energy. Similarly, theorists speculate that shadow people suck negativity and are attracted to people who are stressed, depressed, and who have that extra little something that people call sensitivity or a six sense.
So how does this relate to fallen angels? Well, there were two falls (or so some think). There was the fall of Satan and his followers, and then there is the fall of the Watchers.
This second fall is briefly mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 6:1-6:4.
“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God (aka Watchers) saw the daughters of men that they [were] fair…There were giants (aka Nephilim) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.”
These passages are not explained further in the Bible, however, when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, they contained religious texts that further explain this brief mention in the Bible. The associated Apocrypha writings explain that God had charged the Watchers with teaching mankind knowledge over time…slowly. But when the Watchers saw the “daughters of man” they decided to instead take them as wives, and naturally, or unnaturally, they produced kids!
The offspring of the fallen angel Watchers and mortal women were the Nephilim. In the Bible, they are described as “men of renown” but in the Apocrypha they are described as warring, lustful, and insatiable…even eating flesh and drinking the blood of man. Sound familiar…aka vampires.
After the Watchers taught man everything from creating weapons, to sorcery, to astrology, and even cosmetics, and their children, the Nephilim, caused even more havoc…God had enough…leading to Noah’s Arc and the Flood. The flood was to wipe out the Nephilim and the evil that the fallen Watchers had caused on Earth. Didn’t know that…right? (As a side note we all know one famous Nephilim…Goliath, as in “David and Goliath”.)
Ultimately, not only did some Nephilim survive, but those that died were earthbound. Because they were created through a forbidden relationship on Earth, they had no heavenly soul, cursing them to forever walk the earth. The dead Nephilim became the evil spirits and entities that since then have torment humans. They became the incubi and succubi, the vampires, and many of the other evil entities of mythology and folklore. The fallen angels who followed Satan, became the demons.
So that explains vampires, shadow people, and the like….so what about faeries? Well, it is a long-standing theory that faeries are in fact fallen angels not bad enough for hell but not good enough for heaven. With our culture’s current obsession with vampires and the growing interest in fallen angels, seen by Disney picking up the “Fallen” Series by Lauren Kate for a movie in 2012, it is easy to see that they are just different versions of the same phenomena.
Fallen Angel by Cabanel http://www.bartongalleries.com/examples/angel-oil-paintings.html
Nightmare by Henry Fuseli http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/consciousness-and-hypnagogia-part-iii.html