And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their ow habitation, he hath reserved in everlastin chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despite dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. -- Jude: 6-9
Concerning "the angels which kept not their first estate" mentioned by Jude (brother of James), occult philosophy gives much pertinent information not known to most people. Their fall occurred in the Moon Period, when the present Angels were human.
"As our humanity and the other Kingdoms of Life on earth are variously affected by the present elements . . . so also in the Moon Period among the Angels, some had affinity for water, others abhorred it and loved fire.
"The continued cycles of condensation and evaporation of the moisture surroundhig the fiery center eventually caused incrustation, and it was the parpose of Jehovah to mold this 'red earth,' translated Adam, into forms wherein to imprison and quench the spirits in the fire. To this end He issued the creative fiat, and the prototypes of fish, fowl, and every living thing appeared, even including the primitive human form, which were all created by His Angels; thus he hoped to make all that lives and moves subservient to His will. Against this plan a minority of the Angels rebelled. They had too great an affinity for fire to bear contact with water, and refused to create the forms as ordered; but thereby they at the same time deprived themselves of an opportunity of evolution along the conve tional lines, and became an anomaly in nature. Having repudiated the authorty of Jehovah, they must work out their salvation in their own manner."
The manner in which Lucifer and His followers are working out the salvation is such that humanity is closely involved. Being demi-gods they could neither gather experience as the Angels are doing nor take a dense body like man. "They needed a brain and a spinal cord, and so, when man had built such an instrument, it was to their advantage to prompt him in the use of it." This occurred in the Lemurian Epoch when man had the dream consciousness.
"The Lucifers had no difficulty in manifesting to his inner consciousness and calling his attention to his outward shape, which he had not theretofore perceived. They told him how he could cease being simply the servant of external powers, and could become his own master and like unto the gods, 'knowing good and evil.' They also made clear to him that he need have no apprehension if his body died, inasmuch as he had within himself the creative ability to form new bodies without the mediation of the Angels. "
"Had man remained a God-guided automaton, he would have known no sickness, pain, nor death . . . but he would also have lacked the brain-consciousness and independence which. resulted from his enlightenment by the Lucifer Spirits .... who opened the eyes of his understanding and taught him to use his dim vision to gain knowledge of the Physical World which he was destined to conquer."
--Rays from the Rose Cross Magazine, April, 1950