Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Angel Lore: part 1 by Toi Thomas #OurAuthorGang

from Pinterest via Toyas Tales: " I'll Be Watching You " by Beata Belanszky-Demko. Acrylic on Canvas. 
Here are a few things to know about me. I’m a huge Batman fan, I adore classic Betty Boop, and I love angels and angel lore. When I first started writing my book Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel, I knew I’d need more than my geek-girl fascination with angels to help me flesh out the characters of this story. I didn’t know exactly how my story and the characters would all congregate, after piecing together a reoccurring dream of a man who turns into an angel, but I was ready to take on this exciting research challenge. 

I’ll tell you, my first mistake was typing the word ‘angel’ into a Google search. You’d think I’d never done research before. I quickly began to conduct a different kind of search. I went to and searched for books on angels and angel lore. That too was a grueling process of elimination, but I soon found the book that suited my needs, Angels A to Z. With this new reference tool in hand, I now had some focus and direction for my research. 

Being only a fan of angel lore and a novice student of Angelology, I’m not going to try to wow you with everything I’ve learned, however, I will share some of the most interesting things I’ve come across. Today I’ll share one for each letter from A to E.

Angelolatry is what some might easily derive from its name, the worship of angels. 

The Buddhist faith was split at one point, developing the Theravada and Mahayana sects with the latter nurturing the idea of angel-like beings, the bodhisattva

While many of us in modern, western civilization think of Cherubim as chubby, winged babies, ancient scholars describe them as large winged creatures with animal bodies and human heads. The evolution of how they ended up on holiday greeting cards is a story for another day. 

Devas are either demigod of the Hinde and Buddhists religions or angel-like beings part of the New Age metaphysical culture. 

Enochian Magic is something any fan of the show, Supernaturalalready knows about, but they may not realize that the show didn’t make it up. It is the teachings of angelic magic executed in a special angel language.  

Well, I hope you found that interesting. I’ll be sharing more angel lore with you down the road. If you too have an appreciation for angels and angel-like beings, you may want to enter my giveaway.

Also, while you’re at it, why not try my Eternal Curse Series?

Book 1:
Giovanni is a creature out of time. Mira is a doctor trying to classify him. Beauty and the Beast meet Jekyll and Hyde in this paranormal tale with romantic and biblical influences.

Book 2:
A tale for fathers, sons, and daughters, this epic saga touches the past and future. The story of Giovanni will bring you to tears as loss and duty blur the lines of hope for what is to come.

The Eternal Curse series was my first book and series I ever wrote and to know that someone liked it meant the world to me. It's currently unavailable pending a rewrite in order to align it with new developments in the 3rd installment. If you'd like to read the first two books and offer me your feedback, please consider joining my email list to receive a free digital copy. 

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