May 2020 – Angelic Wars

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Behind the Scenes Secrets of the Making of the Angelic Wars, First Rebellion musical novel–Thyatira’s Great Hall (Page 143)

Uriel and Azarias enter the Great Hall in Thyatira, Heaven through the over-sized doubled doors.  They find it eerily empty with large, odd paintings of angels flaunting colorful borders, which Azarias assumes signifies their high statuses.  

In designing the exterior, the Author uses a compilation of medieval castles to describe the structure, including a large Keep standing tall over the courtyard.

The picture above is inside the Great Hall.  Without spoiling the plot, the scene in the Great Hall is inspired by the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. The author experienced the ride when it first opened in 1969 leaving a lasting impression on him that inspired this part of the novel—he was twelve years old at the time.

      The author draws upon Revelation 2:20;22; 24-25 for other parts of the series relating to Thyatira.

      “…I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. I will cast her on a bed of suffering…  Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, ‘I will not impose any other burden on you,  except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”

Thyatira also has a “Jezebel,” who appears in this Hall during the series. The challenge for the reader is to determine who this character is in the Angelic Wars series. She does not appear in “First Rebellion,” but appears in other forthcoming books, “Into the Mind of Lucifer” and “End of the Beginning,” where this illustration is relevant.

Illustrator: Judith Stepan-Norris

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Behind the Scenes Secrets of the Making of the Angelic Wars, First Rebellion musical novel–Smyrna’s Paestra–Where Angels Play (Page 102)

This diagram is displayed on page 81 in Chapter 8.  The vision, seen by the Septemviri, is the enemy’s battle plan on one of the spirals of Heaven (see Author’s Tome posting #3 on the website blog regarding Heaven’s structure). The dark circle in the middle is the Siq, the portal to the material world. The author incorporated the traditional Satanic pentagram into the enemy’s strategy, the star representing invasion points towards God’s Throne which encircles it.

The dots are Heaven’s districts. Starting at the bottom, the lowest dot is Al Birka, the Septemviri headquarters. Directly above that is Thyatira.  Moving clockwise are districts: Smyrna, Philadelphia, and Laodicea on top of the spiral. Just below Laodicea, closest to the Siq (and barely visible) is Pergamum.  Moving clockwise to the right are Sardis and Ephesus.  These district dots are not to scale since this Heavenly spiral is so large, it baffles our imagination.

The district names can be found in Revelation 2-3 in their earthly forms.

Illustration: Judith Stepan-Norris

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Behind the Scenes Secrets of the Making of the Angelic Wars, First Rebellion musical novel–Satan’s Battle Strategy, Page 81

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This diagram is displayed on page 81 in Chapter 8.  The vision, seen by the Septemviri, is the enemy’s battle plan on one of the spirals of Heaven (see Author’s Tome posting #3 on the website blog regarding Heaven’s structure). The dark circle in the middle is the Siq, the portal to the material world. The author incorporated the traditional Satanic pentagram into the enemy’s strategy, the star representing invasion points towards God’s Throne which encircles it.

The dots are Heaven’s districts. Starting at the bottom, the lowest dot is Al Birka, the Septemviri headquarters. Directly above that is Thyatira.  Moving clockwise are districts: Smyrna, Philadelphia, and Laodicea on top of the spiral. Just below Laodicea, closest to the Siq (and barely visible) is Pergamum.  Moving clockwise to the right are Sardis and Ephesus.  These district dots are not to scale since this Heavenly spiral is so large, it baffles our imagination.

The district names can be found in Revelation 2-3 in their earthly forms.

Illustration: Judith Stepan-Norris

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