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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Angelology in New York

I'm almost finished with Angelology: A Novel and finally I can see why some reviewers compared it to the movie National Treasure ..... the main characters (chased by bad guys) are following obscure clues left by someone deceased (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller) that lead to three well known public places (The Cloisters, the Museum of Modern Art, and Riverside Church), one of which might be the secret repository of an object that could transform the earth into paradise or hell - a lyre that once belonged to the archangel Gabriel :)

Some photos from the three places mentioned ...

- Head by Alexei Jawlensky at the Museum of Modern Art (website)

- The Unicorn in Captivity at The Cloisters (website)

- a gargoyle (Flicker) on Riverside Church (website)


Anonymous Henry said...

Hi Crystal,

Thanks for the e-mail. Did you like the book? You don't say. BTW, the three sites you mentioned are beautiful, have you ever seen them?



7:15 AM  
Blogger Liam said...

I'll definitely have to read that.

10:10 AM  
Blogger crystal said...


I sort of like the book. It's not great but it's entertaining. The basic idea is that the nephilim mentioned in Genesis 6:4, the descendants of bad angels and human women, still exist here, that the bad angels are imprisoned in a cave in Bulgaria, and that angelologists, like Thomas Aquinas was, still exist too, and are trying to find a lyre that belonged to the archangel Gabriel before the nephilim do, or they migh use it to take over the earth - so a mixture of fantasy and religion.

I've not been to any of the sites mentioned. The Cloisters museum sounds especially interesting.

10:32 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Liam,

Hope I haven't over sold it :)

10:32 AM  
Blogger Liam said...

It sounds like good fun.

The cloisters is wonderful. It's sort of like Disneyland for medievalists. It's in a beautiful park that looks out over the meeting of the Hudson and Harlem Rivers in the north of Manhattan.

It's also where I proposed to Romelle.

9:11 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

So romantic :)

1:12 PM  

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