From the Ashes of Angels:
The Forbidden Legacy of a Fallen Race
Provides convincing evidence that angels, demons, and fallen angels were flesh-and-blood members of a giant race predating humanity, spoken of in the Bible as the Nephilim.
Our mythology describes how beings of great beauty and intelligence, who served as messengers of gods, fell from grace through pride. These angels, also known as Watchers, are spoken of in the Bible and other religious texts as lusting after human women, who lay with them and gave birth to giant offspring called the Nephilim. These religious sources also record how these beings revealed forbidden arts and sciences to humanity--transgressions that led to their destruction in the Great Flood.
Andrew Collins reveals that these angels, demons, and fallen angels were flesh-and-blood members of a race predating our own. He offers evidence that they lived in Egypt (prior to the ancient Egyptians), where they built the Sphinx and other megalithic monuments, before leaving the region for what is now eastern Turkey following the cataclysms that accompanied the last Ice Age. Here they lived in isolation before gradually establishing contact with the developing human societies of the Mesopotamian plains below. Humanity regarded these angels--described as tall, white-haired beings with viper-like faces and burning eyes--as gods and their realm the paradise wherein grew the tree of knowledge. Andrew Collins demonstrates how the legends behind the fall of the Watchers echo the faded memory of actual historical events and that the legacy they have left humanity is one we can afford to ignore only at our own peril.
This book is fascinating. Few authors explore the ramifications, implications and echoes of a myth with the skill and intellectual honesty that Andrew Collins displays here,admitting he has very few and feeble proofs sustaining his hypotheses.The myth of Fallen Angels could well be the reminiscence of facts of ancient and near forgotten history. I'm sorry,then, to see him plunge in the mire of Egyptomania, and the absolutely unwarranted assertion that the Sphinx is the product of an alleged and absolutely unattested for "Ancient Super advanced Civilization". If they existed at all, the "Watchers", tall, blonde and fair-skinned are much more likely to come from Ukraina through now drowned lands of the Black Sea than Egypt. Anyway, I think so. Still, Andrew Collins' is a remarkable book."
-- Angelo Ventura, Brescia, Lombardia Italy