(THE GIANTOLOGY SERIES WILL RESUME SOON)
Sorcery—the practice of evil magic, anathema in every way to what a society considers moral. Essentially, this is the anthropological definition of sorcery (or witchcraft, with which it is often used synonymously). The characterization is also true from a Biblical perspective, with the qualification that the devil is the root source. As it was to the prehistoric and ancient worlds, sorcery is still problematic today.
To fully understand sorcery and its threat, we must more completely grasp the origins and the conveyance of sorcery from its beginnings through history. Students of the Bible and the history of giants understand what I am getting at. The Bible implies in Genesis and works like Enoch and the apocryphal texts enumerate that sorcery began in the antediluvian world. The Fallen Angels—Watchers, whom Genesis 6 refers to as the Sons of God—descended on Mt. Hermon in the days of Jared. They mated with human females and produced the Nephilim, the first generation of giants and chimerae. In exchange for this genetic access, the Watchers taught a combination of practical sciences and sorcery. All these events contributed to the corruption of humanity, the wide-spread wickedness on the earth, predicating the great flood.
After the flood, despite the fact that the Watchers had been punished and imprisoned, additional generations of giants emerged and the knowledge of sorcery and science disseminated, with the giants of the post-flood world being the gods of ancient polytheistic religions and often, the founders of societies and civilizations.
This series will examine in brief the emergence of Watchers and giants, their role in the creation of sorcery, and the survival of sorcery in later traditions and practitioners. We will look at—if you will—the connective tissue. At the source of it all, is understanding the tutelage of sorcery. A Watcher (and later demons) taught these skills to people, just as we know people who become demonized are taught and used by their oppressors.
We will continue with a look at the antediluvian origins of sorcery next time.
© 2016 Judd Burton
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