Fallen Angels

MYSTICISM: The Throne Of Lucifer by John Ryan Haule

August 18, 2016

From The Ecstasies of St. Francis In the morning Brother Pacificus was caught up in ecstasy and saw a host of thrones in the sky; one, higher than all the others, was radiant with the glory and brilliance of all kinds of precious stones.  Admiring its splendor, he wondered what this throne was and for whom it was prepared.  Suddenly he heard a voice say to him: “This was Lucifer’s throne.  Blessed Francis will occupy it in his stead.” Pretending that nothing had happened, for he did not want to reveal his vision, he asked blessed Francis: “Brother, what do you think of yourself?”  “I think,” he answered, “that I am the greatest of sinners.”  Immediately Brother Pacificus heard [...]

POETRY: Lucifer In Starlight by George Meredith

August 17, 2016

On a starr’d night Prince Lucifer uprose. Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend Above the rolling ball in cloud part screen’d, Where sinners hugg’d their spectre of repose. Poor prey to his hot fit of pride were those. And now upon his western wing he lean’d, Now his huge bulk o’er Afric’s sands careen’d, Now the black planet shadow’d Arctic snows. Soaring through wider zones that prick’d his scars With memory of the old revolt from Awe, He reach’d a middle height, and at the stars, Which are the brain of heaven, he look’d, and sank. Around the ancient track march’d, rank on rank, The army of unalterable [...]

POETRY: Lucifer In The Train by Adrienne Rich

August 17, 2016

Riding the black express from heaven to hell He bit his fingers, watched the countryside, Vernal and crystalline, forever slide Beyond his gaze: the long cascades that fell Ribboned in sunshine from their sparkling height, The fishers fastened to their pools of green By silver lines; the birds in sudden flight— All things the diabolic eye had seen Since heaven’s cockcrow. Imperceptibly That landscape altered: now in paler air Tree, hill and rock stood out resigned, severe, Beside the strangled field, the stream run dry. Lucifer, we are yours who stiff and mute Ride out of worlds we shall not see again, And watch from windows of a smoking train The ashen prairies of the absolute. Once out of heaven, to an angel’s eye Where is the [...]

POETRY: The Fall Of Lucifer from Piers Plowman

August 16, 2016

Lucifer with his legions · learned it in Heaven, But because he obeyed not · his bliss he did lose, And fell from that fellowship · in a fiend’s likeness Into a deep dark hell · to dwell there for ever; And more thousands with him · than man could number Leapt out with Lucifer · in loathly form: For they believed in him · that lied in this manner— Ponam pedem in alquilone, et similis ero altissimo. And all that hoped it might be so · no Heaven might hold them; They fell out in fiend’s likeness · nine days together, Till God of his goodness · steadied and stayed Made the heavens to be shut · and stand so in quiet. When these wicked went out · wonderwise they fell; Some in air, some in earth · and some in deep [...]

SIN: The Seven Deadly Sins by Carol K. and Dinah Mack

August 15, 2016

From Demons, Vampires, Fallen Angels, and other subversive spirits The Christian West The seven deadly sins were grouped together by Saint Gregory the Great in the sixth century.  The seven later appear importantly in the Summa Theologica of the thirteenth century, where they are defined and described by Saint Thomas Aquinas as “appetites.”  The Sins are agents of serious moral offences, transgressions of the divine law that lead to eternal damnation.  They are one of the most virulent and chronic of the possession species that roost within the psyche.  They are seen as tendencies, temptations, passions – all interconnected strands of the fabric of the human condition, the stuff of exaggerated cravings that cause mortal [...]

PRAYER: Prayer For Defeat Of The Luciferian New World Order

August 15, 2016

Author unknown Almighty Alpha-Omega, Most High I-Am, Great Spirit, Creator of Love and Light, we pray not as beggars, but as sons and daughters to your majesty. You have gifted to us free will. We pray for wisdom, that we will use our free will righteously and courageously towards protecting the weak, and pulling down the wicked oppressors who in vain presume to judge others by choosing what groups will live and what groups will die. They think they are fit to rule the world. They call themselves elite. They plot the death of your children, Oh Lord. They mock the Lord God. They are empowered by fallen angels. Lord, in Christ’s name we pray for protection against fell demons and their vile followers. We pray for guidance, Lord. Help [...]

FALLEN ANGELS: Our Other Side by Harold Bloom

August 11, 2016

From Fallen Angels We want demons and devils to entertain us, at rather a safe distance, and angels to comfort or look after us, again at a safe remove.  But fallen angels can be uncomfortably close, since they are ourselves, in whole and in part.  Our Frankenstein movies have given us a famous monster who simply does not exist as such in Mary Shelley’s Romantic novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.  In that book, Frankenstein is the Promethean scientist who creates not a monster, but a daemon, who makes a remarkable appeal to his morally obtuse maker: “Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other, and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency, and affection, is most due.  Remember [...]

SPIRITUAL WARFARE: The Fallen Angels by Ignatius Brianchaninov

August 9, 2016

From Eternal Mysteries Beyond the Grave The evil spirits are fallen angels.  God created them along with the other angels, and at first they all were pure, good, and holy, and generously endowed with many gifts, both natural and given by the grace of God.  But some of the angelic spirits became darkened by pride and began to attribute their profusion of various gifts, their excellent qualities, and even the gifts of grace to themselves.  They no longer considered themselves created beings.  Instead, they began to think of themselves as self-sufficient, and forgot that they had been made by God.  Such was the disastrous cause of their disregard of their sacred obligations to God their Creator.  Among the most eminent angels, there was [...]

DEMONS: How Angels Fell by Vinita Hampton Wright

August 9, 2016

From A Catalogue of Angels I watched Satan fall from Heaven like a flash of lightning.  See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you. (Luke 10:18-19) No matter which holy text, legend, or theory you believe, all versions of the angels’ fall have one thing in common: the angels’ relationship to human beings.  The Christian story is possibly the most kind, in terms of the beginning of the strife.  The first we hear of the devil, or Satan, he is in the form of a serpent in the Garden of Eden, convincing Eve that all is not as God says it is.  We get hints of the devil’s beginning – Satan had once been an angel – in one or two [...]

FALLEN ANGELS: A War In Heaven by David Albert Jones

August 8, 2016

From Angels: A History Now war arose in Heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in Heaven.  And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – he was thrown down to the Earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.  And I heard a loud voice in Heaven, saying, “Now the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. Rejoice then, O Heaven and you that dwell there!  But woe to you, O Earth and sea, for the Devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is [...]

PRAYER: Fallen Angel’s Prayer 

August 8, 2016

Author unknown Lord, may I go back to being an instrument of your peace. Where there is loathing in me, fill me with devotion. Where there is accusation in me, fill me with forgiveness. Where there is discord in me, fill me with harmony. Where there is doubt in me, fill me with faith. Where there is error in me, fill me with truth. Where there is despair in me, fill me with hope. Where there is sadness in me, fill me with joy. Where there is darkness in me, fill me with light. Lord, help me to console the wounds I have caused. Help me to understand the consequences of my pride and ignorance. Teach me to sow love where I have planted hate. And in this way make me worthy to return to the bosom of your Holy Spirit. Amen. [...]

FALLEN ANGELS: The Creation of the World and Other Business, Act III by Arthur Miller

October 12, 2013

Third: When every man wants justice, why does he go on creating injustice? God sits watching the sleeping Adam and his family.  They have built a crude shelter and there is evidence that they have learned to cook their food.  God is unhappy because apparently his people have forgotten him, scarcely ever mentioning or thinking about, let alone praising, their creator.  God orders Azrael to blow visions of death into the minds of the sleeping family, so that in their fear they may turn to thoughts of God. God departs and Lucifer enters.  He sees how content Eve has become with her life; he fears that “they’ll turn the whole Earth into this smug suburb of Heaven!”  Cain is jealous of Abel, Lucifer knows, and when he [...]

SERMON: The Great Humility Of Saint John The Baptist by Francis de Sales

December 16, 2012

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 1620, concerning pride and ambition as the most powerful temptations, the excellent humility of Saint John the Baptist in renouncing the most dangerous and subtle temptation to pride and ambition, his immediate and succinct denial that he was the messiah, the desire of angels and of all men (even pagans) for the Incarnation, our foolish and untruthful acceptance of honors, Saint John’s humility in skillfully denying even the honored status that rightly belonged to him — without, however, being untruthful; how we should not excuse ourselves of the very faults we accuse ourselves of but confess them straightforwardly, humility’s excellence, affinity with charity, and necessity in [...]