Proud Angel…

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“The Peacock Angel fomented a rebellion

among the Angels of Heaven,

where he had been a leading light.

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He declared that he would go

and establish a kingdom for himself.

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When going out at the Gates of Heaven,

the Peacock Angel brought ‘prickly lightning’

and ‘biting lightning’ from the posterns with his talons.

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Many of the Angels in Heaven followed him.

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So many, in fact, that the Son cried out,

‘Father, Father, our city is being emptied!’

The Father ordered the Gates of Heaven and the New Kingdom be shut.

The gates were shut.

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Those who were in, were in,

those who were not, were out.

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Those who had left Heaven

but not yet reached the New Kingdom

flew into the Holes of the Earth, like storm petrels,

and were doomed to live underground for ever after…”

 Ruaraidh-mac-Dhomhuil

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