JACOB'S LADDER 2011 by Christopher Nicola

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Ancient Astronaut Hypothesis postulates that the records of antiquity are riddled with accounts of extraterrestial activity. From “angels” descending and ascending to and from the heavens, and that they often had “wings”. Would angels NEED wings if they are “spiritual” in nature as many people affirm? Or did the ancients use wings as an iconic signifier for their understanding of the beings ability to fly too and from the earth? Anyways, here is my playfull tribute to this interpretation of history.
Medium: Adobe Photoshop CS4
Stock: Public domain shots of earth and moon. Everything else rendered from scratch by me.



sun, earth, ufo, alien, jacob, bible, genesis


  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    fascinating, and a thought provoking video, angel wings and swords symbolic…makes sense

  • It’s one of my favorite t.v. programs (one of the only ones I watch.) Some of the contributors are more credible/scholarly than others. I’ve always had a more Western approach to religion and philosophy, but the more I am exposed to different world views, the more important I believe it is to consider what various cultures and periods of time have to teach us!

    – Christopher Nicola

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • WOW! For a group that’s dominated by Daz and Poser users, I’m VERY flattered my little Photoshop painting got some love! THANK YOU! :)

    – Christopher Nicola

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    doesn’t really matter to me what media is used, if it is provoking and inspiring it belongs here, hope to see more

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormover 3 years ago

    The wings are symbolic refering to the bird flight, the trance-state ability to fly! Wicked cretion Christopher! Bravo, bravo!!!…)o(

  • Christopher Hall
    Christopher Hallover 3 years ago

    Awesome work! I’ve been watching the series – really makes you wonder about our origins!

  • Thank you Mr. Hall! I’ve just about seen them all. I’ve read a few of their books, I appreciate Von Daniken’s enthusiasm, though how he can be a champion of the book of Enoch (and his interpretation of it) and the Book of Mormon for that matter…but fails to apply his standards of textual criticism to them that he does the Judaeo-Christian Bible is puzzling. For more thought provoking readings on alternative archaeology/science I’d suggest anything from the Atlantis Rising journal community…cf. “Forbidden Archaeology” J. Douglas Kenyon ed. And obviously I can rant and rave on such topics…they do thrill me to no end lol.

    – Christopher Nicola

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