THE WATCHERS FROM AFAR
By Timothy Green Beckley
They are known as The Watchers. The Protectors. Heavenly Benefactors. Or simply God’s Angels. And each one of us is said to have one or more personal “Guardian Angels” sent to observe, guide, and remove us from harm’s way. They are invisible, but yet we are lead to believe they are never far from our side. In fact, if we are to accept as factual the Scriptures, the Creator has given us the power to command Angels to do our bidding. . .and they CANNOT refuse!
Ok let me say first off – and anyone who knows me can verify this – I am not a religious person in any way, means or form. Seldom go to church. Don’t watch televangelists, and haven’t picked up a Bible unless it’s to check out some reference to what might have been an ancient UFO sighting described in the Holy Book. I did visit the Vatican and produced a 90 minute documentary SECRETS OF THE VATICAN.
Let me explain that I am not an atheist, but I am prone to wanting to examine the evidence and demand proof from scholars, not religious rhetoric. To me, some of the Good Book is just absurd. But I am interested in the supernatural and in miracles, and in visions, and the Bible is a great reference, a fabulous study of a great deal of paranormal activity. And Angels, of course, are as supernatural as you can get.
To prove that we practice “individuality” at the Conspiracy Journal/Bizarre Bazarre which I publish, not everyone on our staff is of like mind. Associate and the author/co-author of numerous books for Inner Light/Global Communications, California-based Sean Casteel expresses his Christianity openly. While he does not have any actual degrees in Biblical studies, he is about as well-versed on the Bible as a layman is likely to get. In addition, he has cultivated friendships with several Christian clergy and even fundamentalists. He is one of the few researchers to have a close Christian connection that he manages to relate to UFOs, though most of his writings are of a secular nature, not being one to proselytize.
Recently, Sean and I worked on a book together that has caused a certain degree of controversy, it being a topic that is a bit out of the scope of what I normally would tackle to either research or write on. Round Trip To Hell In A Flying Saucer pertains to what I call “the dark side of UFOlogy,” i.e. demonic influences, blood rituals, animal and human mutilations, the Nazi tie-in, the shape shifting powers of aliens as well as the morphing of their craft, the Jinn, and a host of other horrifying, shadowy aspects that seem to go hand and hand with the sightings, encounters and abductions. Some UFO witnesses, it turns out, are literally pulled down to hell after what they have experienced. UFOlogists, for the most part not wishing to deal with the possible “Satanic influences,” have avoided this area of investigation like the plague. Its UFOlogy’s “dirty little secret,” but one Sean and I were not willing to sweep under the rug. So, with the help of a number of other luminaries in the field such as Nick Redfern, Chris O’Brien, Allen Greenfield, Tim Swartz, and Scott Corrales, among others, we tackled the subject head on, offering up some pretty starting and frightening conclusions as to what sinister force might be behind this phenomenon.
From the outset of our laboring to edit this material together in a comprehensive manner, Sean was concerned that we might be giving only one side of the story – that we hadn’t told the entire tale. He felt that if some of the UFOs are occupied by “demons,” there have to be others coming here of good will that are of a highly evolved spiritual nature. These beings, whether of a flesh and blood consistency or of a pure etheric serenity in form, are what apparently are referred to in the Bible as Angels that would be part of God’s Heavenly forces.
WAS MY LIFE SAVED BY A GUARDIAN ANGEL
During the time I have been involved in UFO research and in publishing books on what I like to term “alternative studies,” several people have asked me if I have ever had an abduction experience or feel that I am being guided to do this work since hardly anyone else can claim they have made a career since the age of 14 out of publishing such diverse, almost inspired, books and magazines, resulting in printing hundreds of titles which would probably otherwise never have seen the light of day. Well, the only missing time I can recall was in first grade when I tripped over my own two feet while playing a game of kickball in the school playground and ended up in the hospital with a loss of memory and my late sister looking down over me when I came to. I could have been lifted out of my body in some astral way then, but let’s not go that far. Early on, at the age of three or four, I did have a “near death” experience of sorts which I haven’t related previously and which may have involved a guardian angel or some other corporal being.
My father was raised in Kentucky, in the small town of Shelbyville, located about 30 or 35 miles from Louisville. It’s the home of the king of fried chicken, Colonel Sanders .My parents met and married in Kentucky, but soon relocated back to my mom’s home state of New Jersey. My mother had asthma and other allergies, which were relieved by a yearly trip to Kentucky in the family Oldsmobile. Naturally, I went along on the trip, which lasted three or four days, nestled in the back seat with my blanket and toys. One time, as the family “legend” goes, it was getting really late and there were still a few hours of driving to do. My father was at the wheel and wanted to continue right through to their destination. But it was getting increasingly foggy and my mother insisted he pull over to the side of the road right away so as not to meet any unseen traffic.
The next morning, when the sun came up and cut through the fog, it turns out the vehicle we were in was on the cusp of going over the side of a mountain cliff. If they had driven another two feet, I would not be here today to tell you this story or to be the publisher of so many works on spiritual and paranormal subjects. Of course, I can’t prove it, but with all the other things that have happened in my life, there is a good possibility that angels and UFOs are related. I do believe that they are inter-dimensional beings and come from another realm. So it’s quite possible that my life was actually saved by an “angelic being” of some type so that I could carry out my life’s work, which might in turn benefit their overall mission. I guess it wasn’t my turn to go. Someone is sort of sitting “up there,” to see that we don’t end up dying before our allotted time.
GOD CREATED ANGELS TO DO OUR BIDDING
Of course it’s all well and good that Angels are assisting us in our personal lives, as well as protecting the planet from Satan’s ravages. Sometimes they come in the whispering of the wind, wielding their fiery swords. At other times they may enter our world using craft known to us as UFOs or flying saucers. Many of the old religious paintings show beings surrounded in light, thus the concept of Angels having halos. Adding wings was a good indication that they flew about one way or another. They were said to look just like you and me, but were always bathed in a golden aura.
One of the things most people don’t fully realize is that God created Angels to do our bidding. It’s not a sin to push them to help you out. But one of the primary things is that you know HOW to contact them and WHEN it is the best time.
My late friend, William Alexander Oribello, is one of the most advanced spiritists to have ever served the planet. His works, such as Candle Burning With The Psalms, God Spells and Master Book Of Spiritual Power, have provided a great deal of enlightenment and satisfaction to those who have diligently studied his study guides. Because of the continued demand for his work, we have updated and considerably expanded a previous edition of ANGELS OF THE LORD – CALLING UPON YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL FOR GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION. In this rejuvenated edition, Oribello discusses not only his own ongoing relationship with Angels that started visiting him, materializing on the street and in his bedroom at an early age, but how with a few simple rituals which include burning different colored candles and knowing what is the best time of day to attempt to communicate, makes them highly receptive to our demands. Your Guardian Angel MUST assist you – he has been created by God to do so and nothing else!
ANGELS OF THE LORD tells you how to make use of your own angels and so much more.
SEAN CASTEEL SPEAKS OUT ABOUT ANGELS
But I defer to Sean Casteel to assist in putting together this edition as he is the “expert” on matters of this nature. In fact, I was inquisitive myself, so I recently conducted a mini interview on the subject of Angels to expand on my own knowledge and am hereby sharing his responses with you.
BECKLEY: When we were putting together Round Trip To Hell In A Flying Saucer you mentioned how you felt that we should provide evidence for the "other side of the coin," to tell people that not all UFOs are operated by negative beings, but that some of them harbor positive forces and angelic beings. Do you think we have completed our task with Angels Of The Lord And why do you feel this was so essential when there have been hordes of books about angels before this one
CASTEEL: I guess I felt that we needed to make a personal statement about angelic, righteous UFOs to sort of shine a little light into all the darkness involved in our work on Round Trip To Hell In A Flying Saucer. I freely admit that there are hordes of books that argue for angelic UFOs, but I also wanted to reaffirm my own angel karma, so to speak, so that the benevolent Watchers would know for sure where I stood on the issue. BECKLEY: You are one of the few fulltime UFOlogists who seem to allow for bringing religious concepts into their writing. It’s a subject that most researchers shy away from, with the exception of the Reverend Barry Downing and Professor G.C. Schellhorn. Why do you think this is And what are your general feelings about UFOs that lead you to conclude that we should venture down this path, a path which is certainly outside of the boundaries of a normal scientific investigation
CASTEEL: To answer that question is sort of a complicated undertaking. Let’s just say that I had a profound conversion to Christianity shortly after I suffered a near fatal industrial accident over 30 years ago, and I’ve perceived the world in religious terms ever since. And even though I didn’t begin studying UFOlogy until many years after that, I was always open to things like Erich Von Daniken’s “Chariots of the Gods” approach to human history, that aliens were the gods of our more technological age, what the ancient Jews used to call Elohim or God in a kind of collective sense. It took a while to put everything together, but reading Whitley Strieber’s “Communion” back in 1989 sort of put the last brick in place. As to why this is such a minority opinion, that’s a question I don’t really know how to answer. It seems to be the obvious one to me and maybe it will appear to be obvious to everyone eventually. BECKLEY: What personal experiences have you had in the UFO arena
CASTEEL: I sighted a pair of ships over my apartment house in 1982. They were a shiny, metallic kind of green and gold and totally silent except for a faint sound of wind as they moved through the air. But no kind of engine or propulsion sound at all. I’ve also got some “screen memories” of very strange moments in my life, where I do think there was a kind of telepathic contact happening. But I don’t have any memories of seeing grays or Nordics face to face or anything like that.
BECKLEY: Have you had any negative experiences that would draw you closer to a Christian path in life
CASTEEL: Yeah, like I said, I had a near fatal industrial accident and was actually baptized while I was in the hospital recuperating. I had a lot of the typical teenage angst and depression as well around that same time, so converting to Christianity was kind of a response to all that, a lifeline to another way of seeing the world.
BECKLEY: Have you had any angelic experiences Why are you so convinced these Messengers of God really exist CASTEEL: I think I have angelic experiences every day. I definitely believe someone angelic is there helping me cope with day to day existence, keeping me from going around the bend with anxiety or depression or whatever. I think I can feel them sometimes correcting my thinking and keeping me straight. I can also literally feel a sense of peace and love, a truly physical sense of well-being that I believe is spiritually separate from my consciousness and is not just something my mind is conjuring up.
BECKLEY: What exactly are angels Are they flesh and blood What do they look like Can we touch them In the Bible they are said to enter homes and eat alongside of humans. Don't their wings get in the way CASTEEL: I think those questions are impossible to answer really. I don’t think anyone truly knows whether angels are flesh and blood and can be touched like any physical creature or what they look like. I do think it’s good to be hospitable, however. As the Bible says, some have entertained angels unaware.
BECKLEY: Have there been incidents where angels might have changed the course of history or at least influenced it
CASTEEL: In Angels Of The Lord, there’s a section that deals with a prophetic vision that was experienced by George Washington. Washington would pray often, with tears running down his face, asking for God to help him cope with the poor condition of his soldiers and for victory in battle. At one point, he saw a beautiful female as he sat at his table preparing a dispatch. He asked her who she was then found himself unable to speak. The figure addressed him as “Son of the Republic,” then showed him a series of visions of America being settled from one coast to the other with beautiful towns and cities and defeating a vast array of enemies from throughout the world. It’s a fascinating part of the book.
There’s also the story of the Angels of Mons told in the book, which took place in France in August of 1914, in a famous battle of World War I. The British forces were greatly outnumbered by the Germans, and it was a terrible time of retreat and utter weariness on the part of the British. A British soldier later reported seeing a strange light over the battlefield with a shape in the center that looked like spread wings. The soldier said that all those present with him also saw the light, which they watched for forty-five minutes. A yellowish mist was seen rising up before the Germans, which revealed a tall man with yellow hair and golden armor on a white horse brandishing a sword. Instantly the Germans turned and retreated in panic and confusion. The intervention of the Angel of Mons turned the tide of battle and gave new strength to the British war effort.
BECKLEY: How are people able to communicate with their personal angel
CASTEEL: That’s a question that everyone must answer for themselves. I think the kind of communication you’re talking about is different for everybody. Contact with angels comes in all kinds of forms and through all kinds of methods of communication. One simply has to be open to the possibility, to show enough faith that contact with angels can really happen in the real world. An angel will manifest in many different ways, depending on what the given situation calls for. Often an angel is there helping you before you even realize you need help at all.
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