Iron and Myth 4: The Fall of the Watchers

THE SONS OF GOD saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took as their wives any they chose.

This story is at the root of many of the spiritual practices of the ancient world—pagan, Jewish, and Christian.

But when did the transgression of the bene ha-elohim take place?

We’re joined again by screenwriter and novelist Brian Godawa, pastor and author Doug Van Dorn (https://douglasvandorn.com/), and archaeologist and author Dr. Judd Burton (burtonbeyond.com/) for our latest edition of Iron and Myth. We discuss the fall of the Watchers, including some fascinating passages in Numbers and Isaiah that may be prophecies of the ultimate destruction of the rebellious Watchers and their hybrid offspring, the Nephilim.

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Panel Discussion: Ancient Myths, Legends, the Bible and the Shocking Truth. Part 1

From Derek’s Channel: It’s a virtual roundtable this week as we’re joined by three men who have invested a lot of time and energy into untangling scripture from myths and legends of the ancient world to understand why the Hebrew prophets and apostles were led to include giants in the Bible.

Taking part in the discussion, which may well become a regular feature, are:
* Author and screenwriter Brian Godawa (www.godawa.com)
* Pastor and author Doug Van Dorn (www.douglasvandorn.com)
* Archaeologist, historian, author, and teacher Dr. Judd Burton (www.burtonbeyond.com, www.tioba.org)

Among other topics, we discuss the motives of the rebellious “sons of God” referred to in Genesis 6:1–4, how they hope to escape the sentence of death God proclaimed in Psalm 82, and whether verse 1 of that psalm describes a courtroom scene in God’s divine council or His intrusion into the “council of El,” creator-god of the pagan Canaanites.

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Paranormal Podcast: DMT, Psychedelics, Religious Mysticism, and Paranormal Experiences

Join Dr. Mike Heiser, Pastor Doug Van DornDoug OvermyerBrian Godawa and Natalina as we discuss entheogens—psychedelic drugs that are known to cause “mystical states” of consciousness.

Our hosts discuss Rick Strassman’s work on DMT, but that is merely a subset of entheogen study. Current research in the fields of brain science, psychology, and religion are struggling to explain how entheogens and the experiences they cause should be understood. The dilemma of consciousness, more popularly known as the mind-body problem, is at the heart of the struggle. Do entheogens simply affect part of the brain and its chemistry triggering new states of consciousness from inside your head? Or do these drugs separate consciousness from the organ of the body we call the brain, verifying that consciousness is distinct from the brain? Are God and other supernal beings experienced by people under the effect of entheogens just a product of the brain, or are they entities to be experienced by unhindered consciousness?

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