Posted 00:09 January 3, 2007
Azazel is now believed to be an extraterrestrial, fallen, demonic angel.
The story behind this image is nothing short of amazing. This horrifying
specter became the inspiration for the main character of Azazel in both of my
novels, The Great Harpazo Deception and Invasion: Israel, but I have never
before explained how I obtained this image of what I now believe to be an
extraterrestrial, fallen, demonic angel. Now you can read the rest of the
story for the first time.
Over twenty years ago in 1983, I was the State Director of the Jewish National
Fund. Since leaving the University of Arizona the year before, I had
unexpectedly turned my career path from being a Professor to being a
fundraiser for Israel. The common thread that ran through both pursuits was my
long time interest in Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah. Several years earlier, I had
obtained a multivolume English translation of the Zohar, The Book of Splendor,
written by Moses DeLeon in 1588 and the bible of Kabbalah. I had read it
through several times. As it had advocated, I meditated, sought universal
knowledge (gnosis), studied astrology, reincarnation (gilgul) and spirit
guides. If many famous rabbis of old had done it, what could be the harm?
In 1978, I had written a novel, The Other World, which glorified Samael
(Satan) and his first mate Lilith. That novel had bounced around publishers in
New York for years but was never published. I had even read a portion of it to
a group of people in a loft in Greenwich Village. Suddenly one day in 1983 as
I sat at my desk at the JNF, I found myself doodling on a piece of paper. Over
the next few months I 'drew' scores of
drawings like the one attached above. I have no artistic ability but these
drawings were elaborate. I went and showed them to my friends Rabbi Plotkin
and Rabbi Rebbibo and they both were very impressed. They both encouraged me
to publish them. They both also loved Kabbalah and believed that these
drawings were from the yenne velt, Yiddish for 'the other world'. I did get
them published in a University of California Journal, DreamWorks, vol.4, no.3,
1984 pg. 180-181 as well as in Kabbalistic journal. This article still appears
under my name at Amazon.com? It says out of print but has an ASIN number and
says Human Sciences Press, 1984? But that is only part of this ongoing story.
The article was as follows: An Excursion into the Yenne Velt, by Stephen Malcolm Yulish.
"There are many worlds that intersect our own "reality normal waking
consciousness. We encounter these worlds for brief moments while asleep or in
altered states of awareness, and then spend a great deal of time denying
either their existence or their validity. Of course, they do not need our
acceptance to exist, and so they are there no matter what we choose to
I have always paid a great deal of attention to states of consciousness other
than normal waking reality. My dreams, especially, have provided me with a
wellspring of creative imagery that connects me with my inner self as well as
with my other self. Dreams are not only mirrors for our psyche, but also
looking glasses into worlds that don't often see the light of day, yet are
part of us all.
The images that I have transported to this reality by way of pen and ink
drawings were done so in a state of waking dream. I was not asleep in the
ordinary usage of the term, but my body was still and my mind was quiet. I
have made use of dream images in my poetry and other writings, but I have
never drawn anything like the images you see here. One day last year, I
decided to pick up a pen and draw. I had no idea what I was drawing until it
These are images from the other world - "the Yenne Velt".
After reading psychic Ruth Montgomery's book, Aliens Among Us, in 1986, I
decided to send her my drawings. She liked them so much that she put me in
touch with a fellow psychic in Phoenix, Anne Puryear, and her husband Herb who
ran Logos Center. They were a spin off of Edgar Cayce's Association for
Research and Enlightenment. After Anne did a life reading of me and my charkas
and auras, she became convinced that I was an old soul, a highly evolved
spiritual being, an avatar. I began attending their meetings. Dr.Herb Puryear
was setting up a Metaphysical University in Phoenix and wanted me to teach
Kabbalah. I also attended a Kabbalah retreat in Los Angeles run by Rabbi Berg,
now famous for working with Madonna and others. I was into Kabbalah before it
was fashionable to do so.
Then my life began to fall apart. My marriage collapsed, I was diagnosed with
MS, my father died, and I lost my job. I found myself working for a Christian
company where I was proselytized relentlessly by the people there. I fought
them tooth and nail using all my education, knowledge and experience. Finally,
one year later, I had an 'on the road to Damascus' revelation experience and
suddenly knew the Truth which was contrary to everything that I had based my
life on previously. When I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in
October of 1988, I broke off all contact with the Puryears, Ruth Montgomery,
my astrologer and my kabbalistic interests. My Jewish, family, friends,
colleagues, as well as my Rabbi friends simultaneously broke off all contact
In January of 1990, I was talking one day to my friend and future wife Paula
about hell. While I knew that God was real because of my revelation conversion
experience, I still was not convinced of the absolute reality of Satan and His
dominions-probably because I had served them for so long and was in denial.
Anyway, Paula told me to get rid of my novel, The Other World as well as my
channeled drawings because they were demonic. I had not wanted to do so
because I had given birth to them and they were special to me. That night,
however, I had a dream where I was holding my novel. I had said, 'if there are
any demons in here let them come out!' Well, I was bombarded by demonic forces
that pummeled me until I honestly thought that I would die. I summoned up my
last ounce of strength and yelled, 'I rebuke you in the name of Jesus!' They
all disappeared. The next day I destroyed my novel and all of my drawings. I
was now convinced of the reality of Satan and his minions.
Five years later, the Lord encouraged me to write a story about UFOs and the
rapture. He laid on my heart that the sudden disappearance of millions of
Christians would be explained to those left behind as an abduction by
extraterrestrials in UFOs. He told me that these so called aliens are really
fallen angels who are working with Satan to deceive the masses.
I wrote a spec treatment for the then popular X-Files TV show entitled "The
Catching Away". I sent it off to Producer Chris Carter on May 30, 1995. On
September 7, I received a letter from his assistant Kitty Brophy that they had
reviewed it but they were unable to use it. Kitty had then said "We appreciate
the opportunity to get acquainted with your writing and wish you the best of
luck in your future efforts."
It was not surprising that they did not want to use such a religious theme but
they did not return the manuscript? Then, nearly a year later on July 9, 1996,
I received a letter from the Senior Counsel at 20th Century Fox, Anatole
Klebanow, telling me that it was their policy not to read any unsolicited
manuscripts and they were returning it to me "unread". I thought Ms.Brophy had
said a year before that they enjoyed the opportunity to get acquainted with my
writing. Oh well.
I then decided that I might have something and so I began to write a
novel with new characters surrounding this concept of the rapture (Gr.Harpazo)
being explained as an abduction by fallen angels disguised as ETs in UFOs
which became The Great Harpazo Deception.
Around that time circa 1996-1997, I received the image above from a member of
my local community who had followed my Letters to the Editor for years
and sadly had not been very impressed. He sent me the article attached with
the note, "I thought that you were a Christian?"
I used the demonic image attached as the image for my character of Azazel, the
main fallen, demonic angel in my novel. What I (Satan) had meant for evil, God
used for good. Not that Azazel was good by any means, but my novels The Great
Harpazo Deception and Invasion: Israel both reveal the evil nature of this
fallen angel. The novels shed light on the dark side, the hidden shadows of
evil. I took the name Azazel from the pseudopigraphal work, The Apocalypse of
Abraham. It described Azazel as a fallen angel that had scattered over the
earth the secrets of heaven and was one who had rebelled against the Mighty
Azazel was also a 'watcher' a heavenly being that has kept an eye on humanity.
The Prophet Daniel spoke of them as did Enoch. In my novel The Great Harpazo
Deception, Azazel is first discovered by a remote viewer, who after leaving
the CIA's disbanded spying project, joined the Lazant Institute and turned his
talents to scanning the heavens for extraterrestrial life. He, along with a
psychic and a Harvard theologian, make a startling discovery. An Israeli
Colonel re trained at West Point becomes the counterpoint for them working
with a cadre of former U.S. army officers and intelligence figures. Col. Judah
Meire attempts to stop this deceptive onslaught of Azazel and his minions as
the sudden abduction (catching away) prepares to unfold.
Behold Azazel-the extraterrestrial, fallen angel, watcher. Behold the face of
unbridled evil who will lead mankind smiling into the fires of hell. It is not
our friend but is instead our worst enemy. As military aviation historian,
Trevor James Constable warned us, 'the battle with UFOs is not for the planet
of man but for the soul of man'. Beware!