Villains

Villains.

I need some villains for the start of the book.  So I have chosen the Otheymm.  They are humans that have learned how to use Seer (the substance that all things are made of) as a weapon.

The Otheymm are a group of super wealthy individuals that have used a book called the Sefer Raziel HaMalach to search for immortality.  The book was written by the Angel Raziel and given to Adam and Eve when they left Eden, after eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Raziel had given them the book to help them find their way back to God.  Other Angel got upset about it and took the book back and threw it into the ocean.  God got the back out of the ocean and gave it back to Adam and Eve.

The book is filled with Secrets and Mysteries.  So for my story, what if this book was kept by the families of Adam and Eve and passed down through generations until these four villains have it today?

What if they want to use this book to find their way back into Heaven and into the Garden of Eden to find the second tree, the Tree of Life, so that they can eat from it and gain immortality?

I’ve decided to also tie them to other books about magic and the Kabbalah.  If you don’t know what the Kabbalah is, it’s a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an eternal and mysterious Creator and the mortal and finite universe (His creation).

It’s very complicated and involved but it’s mysterious and interesting.  In it is the idea that souls have different elements, the nefeshru’ach, and neshamah. The nefesh is found in all humans, and enters the physical body at birth. It is the source of one’s physical and psychological nature. The next two parts of the soul are not implanted at birth, but can be developed over time; their development depends on the actions and beliefs of the individual. They are said to only fully exist in people awakened spiritually.

Nefesh is the lower part, or “animal part”, of the soul. It is linked to instincts and bodily cravings. Ru’ach is the middle soul, the “spirit”. It contains the moral virtues and the ability to distinguish between good and evil.  And Neshamah is the higher soul, or “super-soul”. This separates man from all other life-forms. It is related to the intellect and allows man to enjoy and benefit from the afterlife. This part of the soul is provided at birth and allows one to have some awareness of the existence and presence of God.

There is also the Chayah, Transcendent unconscious level of soul, and the Yechida or Essential, transcendent root of soul.  If I take these elements or their teachings I think I can add a level of realism to my myth.

If these villains are after immortality, they would have read many magical texts and works and they would have a working knowledge about the soul, especially if they are using the Seer to make weapons so that they can fight Demons and Angels.

As I mentioned I thought it would be interesting to have the main character need to protect his ex from some trouble and I think the four villains will be excellent for that.

The main character will be Cormac and his ex will be Kayla.  Kayla was once given a necklace from her grandmother that’s very important to her.  This necklace will be the missing element that the villains need to break into Heaven.  So they will be after Kayla from the start and it will be up to Cormac to figure out how to protect her without stepping over the boundaries of their recent break up.

The villains will be Andrew, the leader, Jessica, the second in command, James, the muscle of the group, and Michelle, the fourth person with the ancient heritage that they are pursuing.

I still have to figure out their powers and weapons, plus all the powers for the Angels and Demons but I’ve got Cormac, and who is father really was, and I figured out my main player to get Cormac going in his adventure.

It all begins with a dream, that awakens certain things in the hero and the adventure begins with him starting to see ghosts or spirits.  Then there’s a strange man hanging around his apartment building and he has to figure out who that is.

I’ll probably start posting a few chapters up here and on my other site, but now you have the beginning ideas.

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