What Is True?

September 17, 2003

Book on Alternative History: From the Ashes of Angels
Disclaimer Concerning Occultism In retrospect, I tend to think that this book is biased in the wrong direction. I remember thinking it was well-sourced, but that doesn't mean the conclusions are correct.

From the Ashes of Angels: The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race
by Andrew Collins, 1996

One of the most satisfying books on ancient history I have ever read. Detailed and solid, plenty of facts and reasoning. Ties together several important topics for those interested in biblical and esoteric versions of history and mythology. Topics include the Book of Enoch, the location of the Garden of Eden (very interesting), the actual landing place for Noah's Ark (not Mount Ararat), the Serpent (guaranteed controversy unfortunately), the Yezidis, and the angels who talked to Abraham.

Basically, From the Ashes of Angels presents the alternative theory that the survivors of a pre-Flood or pre-Ice Age megalith-building civilization became identified as "angels".

Even though the author's theory in this particular book is down-to-earth, his research may be of interest to those who subscribe to a range of beliefs about ancient history, whether biblical, paranormal, or mainstream.

Contradicting this in 2018: Disclaimer Concerning Occultism