did we get
the concept of a
halo in Christian
think there is evidence for halos in the Bible, but
not as envisioned by most artists. Revelation 10:1
describes an angel clothed in clouds and a “rainbow” over
his head.The angels that visited Ezekiel had what
he described as “…something like an expanse,
like the awesome gleam of crystal, extended over
their heads.” Ezekiel 1:22 (NAS) That could
very possibly be describing a glass-like helmet,
something worn by many of our modern-day visitors.
One artist's depiction
of Ezekiel's four-faced angel Illustration reveals just how literal some interpretations are and enfluenced by the artist's prejudices and knowledge.
winged Egyptian goddess Isis predates Christianity
by over one thousands years. Note sphere over her
head which is a representation of the sun god, as
opposed to the Son of God.
Isis with sphere suspended over her head,
Isis is usually winged. The winged, haloed goddess
is the precursor of the modern prevalent winged female
angel, which has little to do with the Bible's account.
The Clock Tower,
part of the Grand Mosque compound in Mecca, Saudi
Arabia, desti-nation to sojourners called hajji
during the annual 'Month of The Hajj' ceremony.
The trek is required of every able-bodied adult
Muslim at least once in their lifetime.
The massive golden decora- tion atop the Clock
Tower in Mecca represents the new moon of Islam,
as well as the horns of fertility.
Replica of the golden calf idol worshipped by
the ancient Egyptians. Note the headdress ornament
matches that of Goddess Isis representing fertility.
Roman deptiction of
In Early ChristianArt first
appeared in the fourth century and artists were likely
enfluenced by the “nimbus” or “aureole” of
the Greeks (see god Neptune above) which predates
Christianity by several centuries.
Christ as the sun-god
Helios or Sol Invictus riding in his chariot. Dated
to the 3rd century AD.- under St. Peter's Basilica,
on the ceiling of the tomb of the Julii (Pope Julius
I) circa 352 AD
earliest halos represented in Christian art
looked much more like glass helmets as the Early
Byzantine mosaic (above) illustrates.
Duccio di Buoninsegna circa 1308-1311
the Renaissance period, halos were not reserved
just for deity and angels, but were applied to
the apostles (above) and Mary and other biblical
characters and eventually church officials and
notable good citizens.
Mainardi Sebastiano • Madonna & child
with infant St.John (1466-1513)
modern times – Halos eventually evolved to simple
ovals or flat discs over the heads of deity, angels
Mythology? Alien life forms? Demon spirits?
many years ago, now, that the subject of UFOs was
off limits. Too much ridicule was associated with
the claim of having witnessed this "outer
space" anomaly. Like untold millions of Americans,
I saw a UFO as a teenager but didn’t know
how to process the experience. I waited many years
before fixing my stare back on the elusive UFO.
Why? Candidly, I was more concerned with my own
small grasp on reality and struggled to make sense
of life. It made no sense until I rediscovered
my faith in God. But if I saw and believed in UFOs,
how could I simultaneously keep my belief in the
uniqueness of mankind and the God of the Bible,
whom I'd never seen? Alien life forms from planet-X
seemed highly antithetical.
showed us, through his Son, that He loved us enough
to forgive our humanity. A straightforward plan.
Brilliant in its simplicity. It was all-inclusive
and covered the multitude of mankind's shortcomings,
all based on God's merciful foregiveness. And He
gave us an owner's manual to make it easily accessible.
His divinely preserved Word covered everything. What
about UFOs? How could He have missed this one…the
greatest enigma on the planet? Didn't God have an
explanation either? And wouldn't it be in His book?
Something like: it's the Devil at work producing
little green men to get us off track. But, no, not
even that. If the Devil is a fallen angel, then isn't
there the possibility, or rather, a great likelihood
that some of the so-called "aliens" riding
in UFOs might actually be unfallen
angels? If Satan’s goal is to misdirect us
with thoughts of creatures, quite unlike ourselves,
living on other planets who may, or may not, have
their own ideas of God, then why hasn’t he
directed his aliens (demons) to actually interact
with us...to meet with top scientists or politicians
and explain their false ideas of God? Wouldn’t
that actually substantiate their claims in most people’s
minds? And wouldn’t that achieve Satan’s
goal of destroying believers' faith in the Christian
God on our planet?
far, I haven’t met any pastors or teachers
who can offer more than, “It’s the Devil’s
work.” To attach a kind of voodoo status to
the UFO seems totally out of character to legitimate
close encounter experiences. The overwhelming majority
of reports indicate they exhibit nonintervention
in their interactions with humans, or curiosity at
best (excluding the sensational lies by those who
desire to profit or gain notoriety from the phenomenon).
They’re hardly out in the open. In fact, UFOs
give new meaning to stealth – except when they
are responding to something on our planet, the specifics
to which we are not privy. Yet, Gallup Poll put the
number of Americans who have seen UFOs at nearly
30 million. Peter Jennings and ABC in a special report
put the number at closer to 80 million who believe
UFOs exist. They're real and millions know it. Unfortunately,
a host of charlatans are eager to tell us all about
our long-lost "space brothers" with home
planets hidden behind the sun, or alien impregnations
from a dying remote world eager to reseed their progeny.
The foolishness goes on endlessly. And many poor,
confused souls are mislead by those who wish
to profit from their less-than-honest assessments.
Science fiction writers who are advanced $1 million
by their publisher to write a book on alien abduction,
as an example. And, of course, a whole host of Eastern
occultists who have made a cottage industry out of
exploiting the phenomenon and distorting it to fit
clergy, however, seems unable,
or at least unwilling, to discuss
the matter beyond the “it’s
the Devil“ thing. And their
pat answers are less than forthright.
I have an answer. But then, I bothered
to actually investigate the UFO
inigma in depth. I investigated
the stories behind all the common
myths about UFOs, detached from
their non-interventionist reality.
There are a lot of whacky explanations
given, even by those who are in
authority in our government. Things
like the infamous “swamp
gas” explanation in Michigan.
The lack of understanding and colorful
imaginations of reporters and debunkers
has created a whole host of misconceptions.
But there are plenty of myths out
there about the Bible, too. Things
like seven-headed beasts with ten
horns, a giant sea monster called
leviathan that breathes out fire,
four-headed beasts in wheels “with
eyes ‘round about” (read
Ezekiel chpts. 1 and 10), and humanoids
with big flappy wings like a bird.
The illustrations I’ve seen
are often laughable, others have
become accepted as the norm, as
with angels. When the prophets
spoke of “wings” they
were only describing the method
used by these humanoid beings to
fly up into the sky. Whether they
identified them metaphorically
as wings or wheels, they used the
limited scientific knowledge and
terminology of the day.
are willing to believe these misguided interpretations
and fabrications from the imaginations of primitive
artists, many relying on pagan images of winged creatures,
especially the half-bird-half-human goddess of the
Egyptians, Isis, who, incidentally, also had a round
globe (the sun) over her head, often misinterpreted
as a halo. These are accepted orthodoxy, so why not
the fact that what we call 'aliens' are, in actuality,
angels. There...I’ve said it.
Now prove it, you say? Well I have, as my research
details in Aliens & In-laws.
The normal worldly view is quite the opposite.
Many, many false teachers are saying that angels,
which were described by unsophisticated men in
the Bible, were actually aliens from some other
planet or plane in a far away galaxy, or they may
even be interdimensional, or plasma creatures.
The hypothesis was even expounded upon by a television
documentary on the History channel. “Were
the Bible's angels actually aliens?” they
ask rhetorically, and then build their case by
discrediting a creature called an angel, while
building the case for aliens. I suggest it’s
their choice of lifestyle which simply prevents
them from entertaining the proposition that maybe
the Bible is the Word of God. And when I say that,
I mean the complete Word. All the answers are there.
that many are hidden in allegory or revealed in
strange forms too mysterious for past generations
of technologically ignorant men to understand.
UFOs and the demon
that there is no misunderstanding, I do think many
of the creatures in UFOs are demonic. I do not
discredit that conclusion by many. I am saying simply
that you can know them by the messages they profess.
For the most part, I am inclined to disbelieve those
who make such claims as aliens are impregnating
Earth's women, or have come to prevent man from destroying
our world and possibly theirs. I think it is primarily
the mindset of the observer which is being professed;
that they didn't really speak with a "space
all. Yes, we call them liars. Liars with big imaginations.
is no stranger to the odd or mysterious. So why do
most of it’s major leaders avoid the subject
of extraterrestrials? What is it that makes them
so uncomfortable? I sent letters to several men of
notoriety from different denominations without any
response. I tried to get two pastors that I’d
known for many years to read my manuscripts. One
took copies which he never read. The other flatly
refused to even entertain the subject, something
about he was, “...too busy.” Too busy?
Too busy to contemplate the most significant mystery
on planet earth? No, I think more like afraid. Afraid
to have their own paradigm of religion challenged.
Afraid of ridicule from their colleagues. I don’t
get it. And trying to have a conversation about religion
with the 'churched' and then work in the divine plan
behind the UFO phenomenon is all but impossible.
You can actually feel the walls go up.
I have always
challenged “orthodoxy” without
fear or trepedation. All I seek is Truth. But that
must make me highly unusual. Highly offensive to
the dogmatic. If you’ve stayed with me this
long, I suspect you’re “highly unusual”,
as well. Some would even say, “Special."
Why are we special?
Because we are not like most of the mundane living
in this world. It’s
the inability of most to accept any concepts that
aren’t already put in their heads by the norms
of society. Adherents to peer pressure. Slaves of
their possessions. Members of 'Jackass, the Generation'
(my term) who'd rather ridicule, or destroy than
actually reason. God forbid, they should read a book!
As for me, I don’t especially like the “norms” of
this society. I’m old enough to have seen the
decline of decency in America. What we call normal
would shock our grandparents. It’s difficult
to find anyone with integrity and decency any more.
Everyone in my life, with few exceptions, has let
me down with a thud. How about you? I want to avoid
that outcome in my dealings with others. It’s
about forgiveness. About unconditional love and unending
charity. That’s what we aspire to on this website
and I think that’s what God wants us to aspire
to in life. Faith. Hope. Charity. “...but the
greatest of these is charity,” Paul tell us
Corinthians 13:13 ). “But
greed gets in the way,” as one angel put it. “We
could be so much farther evolved in our understanding
of the universe if we weren’t so self-absorbed.
The knowledge is available in the spiritual realm,
but man will not seek out this realm” (re:
how to gain revelatory knowledge, as paraphrased
from the volunteer abductee, Betty Andreasson, in
her conversation with an HFO / UFO's
occupants). The spiritual side of the human experience
is all that really matters. We need to seek out and
develop that aspect of our existence. I’m not
sure why this desire lives in me in a deep, quiet
place. Even when my external man is crying out, my
inner man says, “listen and learn.”
what do you need to have heard? What deep fear or
need drove you to this website? If it were just curiosity
you would have left a long time ago, right about
the first mention of God, I would guess. But you
are here for a purpose. One only God knows. I’d
love to hear from you if you think it would be helpful.
But it would be much more effective for you to read Aliens & In-laws.
I’ve spent years contemplating your questions
and concerns. Having a UFO experience can be quite
troubling. You need answers. But if it’s not
in the Bible, then you probably don’t need
to hear it. Certainly not inadequate advice from
a mere mortal. That’s why Aliens & In-laws focuses
on Scriptural explanations to the most perplexing
of questions about UFOs and aliens, and uses commentary
and anecdotal stories to help you understand that
God is in everything. Even in the UFO. I like to
call them HFOs, heavenly flying objects, because
we can certainly know what they are, as well as understand
their purpose, if we use the holy Bible as our reference.
We can know, but we won’t be told the truth
by those in the carnal world.
have purposely misinformed us and have perpetrated
an ongoing and extensive coverup of the phenomenon.
They use ridicule to impose their objective. The
objective is to make the whole thing go away. They
don’t want to deal with those of us in the
public who seek answers. And therein lies the rub.
They have no answers. Rest assured, there are answers.
They may not be the ones you want to hear, but they
are the ones you need to know. To get the answers
I would like to direct you to the book Aliens & In-laws.
Once you have gotten a more complete understanding
of the phenomenon, then you may enjoy reading the
story of Reed Conners, astronaut to the stars. The
story reveals their purpose…and there's a
happy ending. For more on KEEPERS
OF THE FIELD go to this link.