William Henry



Notes and commentary from my presentation at the Gaia Ancient Civilizations Conference, September, 2022

Did a secret race of perfect light beings survive Noah’s Flood and re-start civilization? Do they provide a secret for us to survive the changes in our world?

Ancient Gnostic texts refer to a hidden pre-Flood race called the Perfect Ones, the Righteous Ones, and the Perfect Light Humans who possessed a mysterious cloak or sheath of light that enfolded their bodies and enabled them to phase between the material and immaterial world. This mysterious race possessed advanced spiritual powers and are credited with restarting civilization after the Flood. Who were they? Where did they come from? Immortals of the Sheath explores this pre-diluvian race of beings rarely spoken of, but who secretly exist beyond the veil of history and who have an important message for our times.

According to Essene and Gnostic texts, during the pre-Flood era, a group of god-like beings known as Perfect Light Humans lived along side yet separate from humans. 

Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library and the Berlin Coptic Codex, Papyrus Berolinensis 8502 (first published in 1955), the designation “perfect light humans” was unknown to the modern mind. The Berlin Codex refers to them as “the race of the perfect, eternal Light-Human: the immovable race of the perfect Light Human.” 

Jesus spoke of (t)his race in The Apocryphon of John.


As I first discussed in my 2012 book, “The Secret of Sion”, these immortal perfect ones were distinguished by a sheath or cloak that made them luminous or radiant and gave them extraordinary powers called sidhe that included instant manifestation of wishes, invisibility and healing abilities.

Symbolized by a white linen robe, this sheath, called ‘the Beaming Garment’ in Iran, was transmittable to ordinary humans via an oil called the Oil of Joy or Christos.

(My current work is centered on discovering the secrets of the Oil of Joy (For more please see 


This sheath (and the Oil that produced it) was the ultimate secret of the pre-Flood world. It was brought over to the ‘new world’ and, say the Gnostics, and will be used in the ‘End Times’ to assist in the soul’s journey home. 

I have commented on this Robe of Light, here  and here.

The Essenes, the mystical tribe out of which Jesus and Mary Magdalene emerged, were known for their white dress and understanding of this Oil. It symbolized purity and also the attainment of the light body; the bright dress worn by angels.…on earth and in the celestial realms.  


The pre-flood sage, Enoch, also attained this garment:

“When I ascended into the heavens I saw the holy sons of God moving in flames of fire, wearing white clothes, whose countenances shone like snow.” Book of Enoch, Chapter 71. 

The Book of Enoch explicitly describes the transformation of Enoch as one which blurs the boundaries between human and angelic existence.

As told in 2 Enoch 22:8-10: And the Lord said to Michael, “Go, and extract Enoch from his earthly clothing. And anoint him with my delightful oil, and put him into the clothes of my glory. And so Michael did, just as the Lord had said to him. He anointed me with oil and he clothed me. And the appearance of that oil is greater than the greatest light, and its ointment is like sweet dew, and its fragrance myrrh; and it is like the rays of the glistening sun. And I looked at myself, and I had become like one of the glorious ones, and there was no observable difference. 

The Oil of Joy manifested the Sheath. The glorious appearance of the angels which it engenders is described as rainbow hued. 

A ‘glorified’ body or a body of shining, rainbow light is the form which the early Church believed not only Christ possessed after his anointing by Mary Magdalene, and Resurrection, but also ‘saved’ (whole, holy) humans will, one day, also share this form. In 2 Corinthians 3:18 Paul remarks that Christians are, in fact, in the process of “transfiguring” into heavenly beings of light. 

The great promise of Christianity is that when Christos appears at the Second Coming, “we shall be like Him”. We will be transformed into bodies of glory mirroring that of Christ. “We shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trump will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).

(In my talk I remarked how Transhumanism is a demonic mocking or mimicking or our organic capabilities to transform and attain this ‘light body’.)

After discussing how all biblical and other radiance accounts are based on the Sumerian originals, and exploring the little known belief among academics that the Anunnaki were, in fact, rainbow beings, I provided a chronology of images of the robe of light in Buddhist, Christian and other traditions. 


The presentation then returns to the pre-flood world (the topic of the conference) and I examine the story of Noah through the lens of the perfect light humans. It turns out there are remarkable literary references to Noah and Seth possessing this sheath or garment of light.

 According to Zostrianos, another Gnostic document from the Nag Hammadi cache, Seth is the father of the immovable race of Perfect Light Humans. Seth is the third, spiritual, mystical or esoteric, son of Adam and Eve. He existed before the Flood, which means so did the Perfect Light Humans the Gnostics were describing. 

The Hebrew name we spell as Seth is actually closer to sheeth or sheyth in sound, and was derived from a verb with a wide semantic range, encompassing actions like put, place, set down, lay hands on, apply, i.e. to position something manually. The ‘laying on of hands’ refers to the transmission of the Sheath.

After the murder of Abel, the texts make clear, the Perfect Light Humans are a group of spiritual or  just/righteous humans who are set-apart from the offspring of Seth’s murderous brother, Cain, and the dangerous and homicidal giants (Genesis 6:1-4) who roamed, and ruled, the earth at the time of the Flood. Genesis 6, verses 11 and 12 says God determined (judged) that, “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.” 

All except Noah. “Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord” (verse 8). What was so special about him? What did God see in Noah? The answer may surprise, especially those who think of the ‘cartoon’ version of this character who built a wooden ark, put two of everything inside and floated to a mountain top. 

Not only do we learn that Noah was special in the eyes of the Lord, but in Zostrianos we are told the immovable perfect ones accompanied Noah the Righteous on the ‘ark’. They covered themselves with a cloud of light. 

Not Noah alone, but people from the immovable race entered into a place. They covered themselves with a cloud of light.” They called themselves ‘perfect ones’ and covered themselves with a cloud of light? Possibly rainbow colored light?

They rode out the Flood with Noah? (Who saw the arching Rainbow Sign?)

Noah covered himself with a (rainbow?) cloud of light like the Perfect Light Humans?

We can only be talking about one thing here. 

Noah put on the Sheath or the perfect rainbow light body.

Did Noah survive the Flood because he transformed himself into a Perfect One? 

The Book of Genesis suggests the answer is yes. “Noah was a righteous man, perfect in his generation; Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6:9) 

In the Bible only two people walked with God: 

Enoch walked with God, and was not, because God took him” (Genesis 5:24) By this we understand that Enoch ascended. 

In my unique take I proposed Enoch (star) walked with God because he attained the perfect light body via the oil of Michael, which is equated with the Oil of Joy. So did Noah.

Enoch is the grandson of Seth. In 3 Enoch Metatron-Enoch describes to Rabbi Ishmael how he lived before the Great Flood (the Atlantean civilization, some say) and was transubstantiated from mortal to angelic form. 

What this means is that Noah may have survived the Flood not because he crafted a wooden ark, but because he manifested his perfect rainbow light body.

This has enormous implications for our times. 


Many believe we are living in an End Time. It most certainly is the change of an age. A bifurcation, forced by the introduction of Transhuman technology, is occurring. Will we see the return of ancient avatars, including Jesus, as prophecies suggest?

When Jesus described the events that will surround His second coming in Matthew 24:37-39, he said:

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Second Timothy 3:1-4 clarifies the picture of the state of the world before Jesus returns and most likely also describes the world in the days of Noah before the Biblical flood (now also known as the greatest climate change event in recent history).

That verse says, “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”

The unholiness that happened before the Flood was of Atlantean proportions and will happen again. Plato warned against this in his allegory of Atlantis, telling of a people who drifted from their divinity into amorality and were destroyed.

Old Atlantis sounds a lot like what we are seeing in our selfie-obsessed, demonic AI-powered ‘new Atlantis’ where God is being driven from the public square or belief in God is being mocked and equated with superstition and people gladly line up for the Mark of the Beast.

Some view this as a cyclical and recurring event. God routinely lifts humanity to a high height, tests and evaluates us, and presses the reset button when we stray from spirituality to materialism. 

If the biblical flood corresponds to the end of the Younger Dryas period, the abrupt climate change event that occurred around 12,000 years ago, as science suggests, it is possible the source of this catastrophe came from outer space.

It was a cosmic intervention.


In the days of Noah, God judged the world and it meant he evaluated (diagnosed), weighed and sentenced us.

“the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:5).

This describes an evaluation and diagnosis. He saw wickedness and diagnosed that every intention of humanity was focused on evil. It is commonly assumed that Jesus’s point in comparing his return to the days of Noah was that, like then, people would be unaware of the judgment that was coming. Judgment day will arise suddenly, without warning. Like the ultimate pop quiz.

One’s definition of ‘judge’ and ‘judgement’ makes all the difference in the way Jesus’s words are understood. Is it a noun synonymous with a court official? Is he ‘the judge’? Or, does judge mean to determine? Decide? Diagnose? Sentence? Justify? Balance?

What is he judging?

In my view, it is how much do we mirror the Perfect Light Humans. Is the image of God within us lit up and glowing? Or is it tarred with nano-particles of sticky black goo?

Putting on our sheaths and flooding the earth, and human consciousness, with light, love and righteousness is the only way to avert the potential Earth changes and AI catastrophe now upon us.

All we need to manifest it is the Oil of Joy (Christos).

For more, please see The Days of Noah : The (Second) Coming Flood of Love and Light.

William Henry is a Nashville-based author, investigative mythologist, and TV presenter. He is an internationally recognized authority on human spiritual potential, transformation and ascension


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