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Watchers

kkbeastcollageWatchers are a type of angel, high in the hierarchy of angelic beings. The most frequently mentioned watchers in the Bible are the ones first mentioned in Genesis chapter 6. They are the fallen angels. They came to earth and began “taking women” impregnating them to produce giant babies, the nephilim. The word nephilim means the “fallen ones”,  further indicating that their fathers were fallen angels.

The particular word for the “watcher”, who gives King the message from God in his dream used in Daniel chapter 4 is used no where else in the entire Bible! There must be something different about this watcher, or type of watcher, since it is a different word. I have spent hours researching and still know little about because surprisingly, to me at least,  no one seems to know much about them? In Daniel 4:23 KJV it says, “the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven”. I can only deduce since the watcher was issuing the decree of God that unlike the others, this watcher at least, did not rebel against God, and was not a fallen angel. The good part about this particular kind of watcher being so mysterious is that is leaves room for imagination 🙂 There are several other cool things about this verse that are a mysterious as well like why does the KJV have ‘and a holy one’ implying that there was a watcher and a holy one?

There are also fascinating connections between the time of Noah in Genesis 6 and the end times according to Matt 24: 37 – 39, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Of all the distinguishing points to make about the end times, Jesus says it will be as it was in the days of Noah. And the only unique thing about the days of Noah compared to many other times in history is the watchers getting women pregnant and the children being part fallen angel and part human. Author, Speaker & Researcher LA Marzuli believes that the increase in alien sightings and human abductions is the watchers coming again to create more nephilim. He has created films and books, and has many you tube videos chock full of proof gathered from all over the world.

Here is a short introduction on the fascinating topic – check it out!

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One of my favorite things about reading is that I get to use my imagination to see the characters, places, and events that happen in a story. One of the main things to help me decide if I am interested in reading a story is if I can visualize some part of it. Perhaps it is set in a place I’ve always loved, or I am curious to visit? Perhaps the main character has curly hair, like me, so I already feel a connection,… you get the idea.

As a writer, using pinterest helps me to compile pics of different people, places, things, and animals which I then combine to create the characters, scenes, and props in the story. Plus, before I started using Scrivener, it was a very fast way to go back and double-check if the horse is supposed to white, roan, or dapple 75 pages later! Now that I am using Scrivener, I simply pull the best from pinterest into my chapters.

So without further ado – welcome to the pinterest page for King.

I have boards like;

  • Music to inspire – featuring music from that time played with traditional instruments, nice to listen to while writing or reading
  • Characters – a collection of pics used to create each character
  • Connection to Now – there are many connections between ancient Babylon and now (Bagdad, ISIS, current events etc,..)
  • Neighborhood Finds – Scenes from around the palace, Ishtar Gate, Hanging Gardens etc,..
  • My Style – snippets of accessories and fashion for different characters
  • Favorite Places and Spaces – pics combined to create fictional locations in the book
  • Everyday Things – collection of artifacts that would have been used during the story
  • Books to read – other great books that inspire my writing

Explore, enjoy and happy pinning 😉

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Five Min Party – take 1

vs85_15[NOTE: I’m incorporating a new writing challenge called Five Min Friday. Each week a topic is given to inspire a 5 min blog post. This week the topic is ‘messenger’. I’m adding the challenge of using each of the inspiration words for the book only. I think it will be a cool way for me to think about the book in different ways and for readers to learn more about the characters and story.]

As I thought about how the word “messenger” relates to the book, (click here to learn about the book), I realized that the sign that the actual story itself comes from is a messenger! King Nebuchadnezzar himself wrote his story which was duplicated  and posted all over Babylon and the surrounding territories. That sign then became Daniel chapter 4, which in turn became this story, (along with several other sources confirming its validity). King’s letter even begins, “to all the people, nations, and languages of the world…” There were no phones, billboards, TV or radio, and definitely no Facebook, e-mail, or Internet in 560 B.C. so his written words being duplicated and posted all over the kingdom was the means of communicating his message to everyone.

The most amazing part is that his message is still relevant today!

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FalcoPeregrinusBabalonicus – say what?

Last week, while writing I realized that a new character had emerged, a falcon. Daniel’s friend, and hunting companion.  And then I quickly realized I know close to nothing about falcons,… So, I begin researching to find out what it’s called when you use falcons’ to hunt, so I can find out how it works.  I remember seeing it in that cool horse movie set in the desert with the dude from LOTR, Hidalgo I think it’s called?

Anyway, I quickly find out that hunting with falcons or other predatory birds is called falconry.  Which leads me to several cool you tube videos about it, and links with lots of info. Oh, and it was all the rage back in the day in Babylon, so yet again, a perfectly historically accurate piece.  But, … I still have questions.  So, just like every other time when I need to research something new, I simply start talking about it, anytime it naturally comes up, or I’m randomly led to bring it up, and the information comes rolling in.  Through a series of connections, I end up getting ahold of a guy that does falconry shows for a living, and he’s local!  Plus, he’s kind enough to call me back and answer lots of questions.  But, as we all know, nothing beats experiencing it yourself, so he is also COOL enough to invite me to go on a hunt with him – whoo hoo :).  I’m going to get the opportunity to go out and not only see his falcon in action but will get to ‘do it’ (I’m still not sure what that entails?) myself!

So back to google and I quickly found the very species of falcons that live in Babylon, and still do.

FalcoPeregrinusBabalonicus is the ‘proper name’, isn’t he handsome?

Then I found a good Hebrew name for him, (because Daniel likes to name his animals in his native language), Bo, which means swift and strong. Turns out Bo and King have quite a bizarre relationship, but then I guess King has rather bizarre relationships with everyone,…

Have I mentioned lately how much I love writing this book? 🙂

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