In the BOA, Azazel also talks about how he was “set loose upon the Earth” by Enoch (meaning Ascended souls who have achieved absolute liberation) as a momentary embodiment of the forbidden. In other words, the enlightened saw great use for him.
Just what I mean, energy without form.
All living things react to foreign energy. It doesn’t mean they are reacting to spirits though. Animals have no conception of spirits.
Another quote from Azazel: "I have appeared to men as they have considered me. I have taught them that which they were on the brink of learning themselves. I concatenated their realisation. I would say that I have always existed as this Promethean, Pandorian figure because all time for me is present. However, I have not existed at all until this moment. But neither have you. "