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Archangel n : in medieval
angelology archangels were high ranking angels who belonged to the eighth
of the nine ranks of the Celestial Hierarchy. The word from
Middle English and from Old French is 'archangele' and 'archangelus' from
Late Latin. 'Arkhangelos' from Late Greek.
Pseudo-Dionysis, a scholar who gave us the possibly one of the best known
forms of the Celestial Hierarchy,
lists the following angels
as being among the highest ranking: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel,
Chamuel, Jophiel and Zadkiel. Although depending upon which scholar
or listing is used variations and additions can occur. Some listings
give mention to Raguel, Remiel,
Sariel, and Raziel among others. However,
Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel are nearly always given the post.
It is is generally thought that Michael is foremost among angels. He
is considered to be of the class of seraphim and also known as the angel
of the burning bush through
which God spoke to Moses. He ranks as the highest of the host
regardless of which major faith is being followed and also appears in the book of Daniel,
where God states him as being the highest within the angelic ranks.
He was responsible not only for fighting and enchaining Satan during the
war, but he also leads the celestial armies. Although classed
as the chief angel, Michael also heads up other
ranks within the hierarchy:
"the ruler of the archangels, leader of the
virtues, and head of the principalities in his role as protector of
Israel. Although other angels have been attributed with the title of
Angel of Death, it is Michael who weighs the souls on judgment day, after his
battle once more with the forces of evil. He is mentioned as both an angel
of destruction and vengeance in the name of God, but also as a protector
and the angel
who kept Satan from claiming the body of Moses after the
Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police, and
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"First defender of Jesus Christ in his Sacred Humanity and of the Blessed
Virgin Mary in the Mystery of the Incarnation.
Associated with the miracles manifesting the almighty power of God with
the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Daniel 10:12 ; 12:1 ; Apoc. 12:7)
Regardless of which major faith's angelic beings is being followed,
Michael ranks as the highest of the host. With Gabriel, Michael is the
only angel mentioned in the Bible. In the Aggadah, he is seen as the
guardian of Israel. He is the head of all the great warring angels who do
battle against evil. Michael is often depicted as winged and with
unsheathed sword. In the Renaissance period, he is shown as young, strong,
and handsome, wearing a splendid coat of mail and equipped with sword,
shield and spear. His wings are generally conspicuous and very grand. He
usually holds in his hand the scales of justice.
In Muslim lore, Michael's wings are said to be "the color of green
emerald," and he is covered with "Saffron hairs, each of them
containing a million faces and mouths and as many tongues which, in a
million dialects, implore the pardon of Allah."
The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was
the war cry of the angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and
his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the
chief princes," and as leader of the forces of heaven in their
triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and
invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the
Apostles. Although he is always called "the Archangel," the
Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the Angels - as Prince of
Michael is the protection Archangel, patron of policemen and bringer of
the gift of patience. Angel of careers, courage, achievements, ambitions,
motivation, and life tasks. He is the great prince charged to defend the
Legend tells that the Cherubim were formed from the tears Michael shed
over the sins of the faithful.
God has created the Archangel Michael and put him in charge of nature,
rain, snow, thunder, lightning, wind, and clouds. God has appointed a
complete creation of angels to assist him and placed them under his
command. These angels are countless and no-one other than God knows their
number. God has given Michael power to see the entire span of the created
universes at once, with no interference of other universes. He knows at
all times where he has to send rain, wind, snow, and clouds without effort
on his part. The angels who assist him range in size from the hugest size
imaginable to man to that of the smallest species living on this earth.
They fill the entire atmosphere of every star and planet in every
universe. Their praise to God can be heard by the other angels, by
prophets, by saints, and by young children.
Michael is the angel of mercy which is another name for rain in Arabic. He
is created from the light of God's attribute al-Rahman, "the
Merciful." He was never seen smiling after hell was created. He was
created before Gabriel.
Archangel Michael is believed to have appeared to Moses as the fire in the
burning bush, and to have rescued Daniel from the lions' den. To
Christians, he's the angel who informed Mary of her approaching death.
Once upon a time, Gabriel and Michael visited the Prophet Muhammad, Peace
be upon him. The latter had a toothstick in hand which he immediately
handed to Gabriel, the angel who constantly brought him Revelation.
Gabriel said: "O Muhammad! give it to the elder angel." The
Prophet gave it to Michael.
The Prophet said: "God gave me two celestial assistants to help me
deliver my Message: Gabriel and Michael." He used always to send for
Gabriel and Michael concerning matters important to human beings.
The caller to prayer (muezzin) in the heavens is Gabriel and the
prayer-leader (imam) is Michael. God created a house for Himself in
Paradise (al-Bayt al-Ma`mur) to which the angels make pilgrimage every day
five times. There, five prayer-services are held and every service is
heralded by Gabriel and led by Michael. The angels all come with their
lights and ornaments, their jewels and fragrances, chanting and praising
God with their heavenly music. Some people on earth, especially children,
are able to hear their voices. This sound gives them indescribable
pleasure. Every angel chants and praises in a different language without
clash or disharmony. All are pleading to God for mercy for human beings
and asking Him to elevate the state of people so that they can hear and
see these daily ceremonies. To reward the angels for their praise, for the
sincerity of their intercession, and to show them the great extent of His
mercy, God at every moment showers His mercy on human beings.
Until the time of the Prophet Noah the House of God existed on the face of
the earth. People came from all over the world to walk ceremoniously
around it the way pilgrims walk around the Ka`ba in Mecca today. When God
set His face on sending the flood to drown the entire world, He ordered
His angels to transport the Heavenly House up into the fourth heaven. It
stands there until now with the angels walking continually around in
solemn state. It was transformed into a Palace of Paradise. Its only
remnant on earth is the Black Stone in the Holy Kaaba: it used to be white
like the Palace it came from but has been clouded over blackened by the
sins of mankind. It has been left on earth for the sake of remembrance.
All who kiss it, it is as if they are kissing the right hand of God on
In the Catholic Epistle of St. Jude: "When Michael the Archangel,
disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses", etc.
St. Jude alludes to an ancient Jewish tradition of a dispute between
Michael and Satan over the body of Moses, an account of which is also
found in the apocryphal book on the assumption of Moses (Origen, "De
principiis", III, 2, 2). St. Michael concealed the tomb of Moses;
Satan, however, by disclosing it, tried to seduce the Jewish people to the
sin of hero-worship. St. Michael also guards the body of Eve, according to
the "Revelation of Moses" ("Apocryphal Gospels", etc.,
ed. A. Walker, Edinburgh, p. 647).
It was from early times the centre of the true cult of the holy angels,
particularly of St. Michael. Tradition relates that St. Michael in the
earliest ages caused a medicinal spring to spout at Chairotopa near
Colossae, where all the sick who bathed there, invoking the Blessed
Trinity and St. Michael, were cured.
The Christians of Egypt placed their life-giving river, the Nile under the
protection of St. Michael; they adopted the Greek feast and kept it 12
November; on the twelfth of every month they celebrate a special
commemoration of the archangel, but 12 June, when the river commences to
rise, they keep as a holiday of obligation the feast of St. Michael
"for the rising of the Nile", euche eis ten symmetron anabasin
ton potamion hydaton.
Chief among the angel-princes, appearing as such in the Old Testament books
of Enoch and Daniel. In Revelations, it is Michael who leads an army of
God's angels against Satan. He is an angel of repentance, mercy, and
righteousness, appearing in Islamic, Jewish, and Christian
"angelology". He is often depicted with a sword...
The feast of St. Michael is 8 Nov.
The Archangel Michael, whose name means 'who is as God', is generally
considered to be the foremost of the seven archangels and the leader of
the Host of Heaven. He derives originally from the Chaldeans by who he was
worshiped as something of a god. He is the chief of the order of virtues,
Prince of the presence, angel of repentance, righteousness, mercy and
sanctification: also ruler of the 4th Heaven, tutelary sar (angelic
prince). He is the prince who defended the Israelites and later, it was
claimed, the Christian Church, when as guardian he may be called on
(sometimes with Gabriel) to defend church doors against the evil angels.
According to the Book of Revelations, Michael and his angels' are
described as fighting the dragon and his angels. Hence Michael is often
shown fighting or overcoming a dragon armed with spear or sword as God's
Michael is the spirit of the planet Mercury, Governor of the North and the
element of Earth. He is ruler over Sunday and Thursday. He is the alchemy
of motivation, activation and achievement.
Michael's candle colors are orange, white and gold. His color energies are
orange, violet, white, crystal, gold, and brown.
Invoke Michael in the North for motivation and empowerment in your work.
Call on him to protect you from day to day."
Is probably most well known for the Annunciation where he told Mary of the impending birth of Christ.
Generally Gabriel is seen as a slightly more benevolent spirit than his ally
Michael. He was also the messenger that brought news of the coming birth
of John the Baptist and appeared to
"Within all of the legends of
birthing, Gabriel as been accredited as the angel
who selects souls from
heaven to be birthed into the material world and spends the nine months as
the child is being developed informing the new person of what he or she
will need to know on Earth, only to silence the child before birth by
pressing his finger onto the child's lips, thus producing the cleft below
a person's nose. Besides births however, Gabriel is also the angel
came before Daniel and told him of the future as well as the angel
responsible for strengthening Christ prior to the Crucifixion."
Gabriel is the patron of communications & postal workers.
"The bearer of God's secret messages to His chosen ones.
One of the two highest ranking angels. He is the leading angel who stands
in the presence of the God/Goddess as a co-ordinator. He is the Archangel
of annunciation, humanity, resurrection, heavenly mercy, vengeance, death,
revelation, truth, and hope. Bringer of news and heralds the revealing of
answers. Maker of changes. He is the Patron Saint of Communications
The name Gabriel means "Man of God" or
Has Shown Himself Mightily." It appears first in the prophecies
of Daniel in the Old Testament. This Angel announced to Daniel the
prophecy of the seventy weeks, (Daniel 9, 21-27). His name also occurs in
the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the Angel who appeared to Zechariah
to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer, (Luke 1, 11), the
messenger Angel who announced to Mary that she would bear a Son who would
be conceived of the Holy Spirit, Son of the Most High, and the Saviour of
the world, (Luke 1, 26), and the angel who buried Moses.
Within all of the legends of birthing, Gabriel as been accredited as the
angel who selects souls from heaven to be birthed into the material world
and spends the nine months as the child is being developed informing the
new person of what he or she will need to know on Earth, only to silence
the child before birth by pressing his finger onto the child's lips, thus
producing the cleft below a person's nose.
Gabriel explained to Daniel his vision of a ram and a billy-goat
foretelling Alexander the Great's conquest of Persia and a prophecy
foretelling the freeing of the Israelites. In both these cases the
Archangel is mentioned by name, but it has also been suggested that
Gabriel is the angel who wrestles with Jacob in the form of a man and that
he was involved in the destruction of Sodom and Gommorah. Enoch says that
Gabriel was sent to destroy the giant children of the fallen 'watchers'
and did so by turning them against each other In 'Paradise Lost'.
It was Gabriel who dictated the Koran to Muhammad, and according to
Babylonian legend, Gabriel fell from grace for not obeying a command
exactly as given and remained outside the heavenly curtain for a time.
Gabriel is the angel of the moon who brings man the gift of hope. He is
the spirit of truth and the prince of justice. He is the alchemy of
psychism, intuition, and receptivity.
According to legend, it is Gabriel who will blow the horn announcing
the second coming of Christ.
Gabriel is the Governor of the West and the element of Water. Ruler of
Monday, psychic gifts, intuition, visions, magick, clairvoyance, scrying,
astral travel, herbal medicine, the cycles of women, and female aspects of
men. His symbols are the lily and the trumpet, and his stone is the
Gabriel's candle colors are silver, white and blue.
Gabriel's color energies are white, silver, rose, blue, crystal, and
Invoke Gabriel in the west for
stronger powers of intuition and psychic gifts."
"His most notable appearance in scripture is his
guiding of young Tobias in the apocryphal book of Tobit where he teaches
the lad about medicine and demon exorcising among other things. Also in
his role as healer, it is Raphael who eases the pain of Abraham after his
circumcision, and healing Jacob's thigh after Jacob wrestles with another
Raphael is considered to be the patron
of travelers, the sciences as well as medicine.
"God has healed", is one of the seven chief
angels. He is known as the Semitic God of Air and one of the four
presences set over all the diseases and all the wounds of the children of
Raphael is charged to heal the earth and has a special charge of
protecting the young, the innocent, and travelers. He is the regent of the
sun, Patron of Travelers, Chief of the order of virtues and overseer of
the evening winds. He is the angel of prayer, love, joy, providence,
healing, light, science, and knowledge. He is associated with Spring and
rebirth. Golden vial of balm, aids in healing and master of healing the
earth. Above all, he is the angel of healing.
This Angel first appears in Holy Scripture in the Book of Tobit. He acts
as a guide to young Tobiah on his journey to Rages, a city in the country
of Medes, east of Nineveh, to collect a debt owed to his father. The Angel
binds the demon Asasel in the desert of Egypt, helps Tobiah to find a wife
and recover the debt, and heals Tobit from his blindness. He then reveals
his identity: "I am the Angel Raphael, one of the seven who stand
before the throne of God."
St. Raphael is one of seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the
Lord. He was sent by God to help Tobit, Tobiah and Sarah. At the time,
Tobit was blind and Tobiah's betrothed, Sarah, had had seven bridegrooms
perish on the night of their weddings. Raphael accompanied Tobiah into
Media disguised as a man named Azariah. Raphael helped him through his
difficulties and taught him how to safely enter marriage with Sarah.
Tobiah said that Raphael caused him to have his wife and that he gave joy
to Sarah's parents for driving out the evil spirit in her. He also gave
Raphael credit for his father's seeing the light of heaven and for
receiving all good things through his intercession.
Besides Raphael, Michael and Gabriel are the only Archangels mentioned by
name in the bible. Raphael's name means "God heals." This
identity came about because of the biblical story which claims that he
"healed" the earth when it was defiled by the sins of the fallen
angels in the apocryphal book of Enoch. Raphael is also identified as the
angel who moved the waters of the healing sheep pool. He is also the
patron of the blind, of happy meetings, of nurses, of physicians and of
travelers. His feast day is celebrated on September 29th.
In the Book of Euocb, Raphael is the guide to Sheol, the Judaic
underworld, and it was he who was sent to bind the fallen 'watcher'
Azazel, burying him under rocks in a desert place on earth. According to
the Talmud, he is one of the three angels who visited Abraham after his
A legend taken from the book of Solomon says that when Solomon prayed to
God for help in the building of a temple, God answered with the gift of a
magic ring brought to the Hebrew king personally by Raphael. The ring,
engraved with the pentalpha, (5-pointed star), had the power to subdue all
demons. It was with the "slave labor" of demons that Solomon was
able to complete the building of the temple. It was also Raphael who gave
Noah, after the flood, a medical book said to have been the famous
"The Book of the Angel Raziel".
Raphael rules over Mercury, Wednesday and Saturday. He is the governor of
the South and the element of Fire. He is often shown carrying a pilgrim's
Raphael's candle colors are yellow, white and gray.
Raphael's color energies are yellow, white, gray, black, crystal, and
Is one of the most dedicated and faithful members of the host and as such
was put in charge of Tartarus (another name for
Hades), He Identified as both a seraph and
a cherub and is most well known for his appearance in
the book of Revelation where he calls forth the birds of the air to feast
upon the fallen. Here his role was as Regent of the Sun. Although
Raphael is credited
with teaching the building of the ark, Uriel warned Noah of the impending flood.
He also attacked Moses for failing to
circumcise his son.
"Accepted as an archangel by the Church for many
centuries, he was finally removed from the records in 745 CE as the Church
became increasingly concerned with the prominence the public was placing
"Uriel is the spirit of
ministration and peace. He helps turn our worst disappointments into our
greatest blessings. He is the Archangel of salvation. The ruler over
magick, devotion, alchemy, sudden changes, ("The Winds Of
universal cosmic consciousness, divine order, distribution of power and
universal flow, emergencies, judgment, enlightenment and insights.
The name Uriel means God is my Light; or God is Light; or Radiation
of God; or God is the radiating principle of Light; or Fire
Uriel is one of the Archangels of rabbinical angelology. He was sent by
God to answer the questions of Esdras (II Esdras iv). He is mentioned in I
Enoch and IV Ezra, where he "watches over thunder and terror."
In the Midrash 1, Uriel is said to be one of the four guardians of God's
throne. In The Book of Adam and Eve he presides over repentance.
Uriel appears in Milton's Paradise Lost where he is the 'Regent of the
Sun' and 'sharpest-sighted spirit of all in heaven.'
Uriel is of the leading angels in noncanonical lore, and ranked variously
as a Seraph, Cherub, Regent of the Sun, Flame of God, and Angel of the
Presence. As one of the most faithful and dedicated members of the host,
Uriel was also placed in charge of Tartarus (another name for Hades).
Uriel has been identified as one of the angels who helped bury Adam and
Abel in Paradise. He is known as the dark angel who wrestled with Jacob at
Peniel; as the destroyer of the hosts of Sennacherib ; as the messenger
sent by God to Noah to warn him of the impending deluge, (although Raphael
is credited with teaching the building of the ark), all of which feats or
missions have been credited to other angels. In the view of Louis Ginzberg,
the "prince of lights" in The Manual of Discipline, refers to
Uriel. In addition, Uriel is said to have disclosed the mysteries of the
heavenly arcana to Ezra; interpreted prophecies, and led Abraham out of
In later Judaism we find Uriel instead of Phanuel" as one of the 4
angels of the presence. The Magus claims that alchemy "which is of
divine origin" was brought down to earth by Uriel, and that it was
Uriel who gave the cabala to man, although this "key to the mystical
interpretation of Scripture" is also said to have been the gift of
Legend tells us that Uriel stands at the gate of the Lost Eden with a
fiery sword. The Lost Eden is a term describing forgetting to Love God.
The fiery sword shows that negative matter (selfish and unpure desires)
are destroyed when one truly focuses their love on God. In this legend
Uriel reminds humanity to Love God by using the "fire of God"
(by using the fiery sword).
Uriel teaches the path of the heart, the fire of pure Love. Without this
pure Love and devotion to Spirit, all spiritual study remains an
intellectual pursuit, fairy gold. This understanding of true spiritual
study is further supported by the tradition that Uriel brought to Earth:
Alchemy, the heavenly arcana and was the giver of the Cabala to man.
It is through Noah's devotion and Love of God that Uriel is able to warn
him of the flood. Noah's pure love and devotion was the telephone number
of Uriel. If Noah had been unable to express divine love and devotion to
God, he would have been unable to hear Uriel's warning via the cosmic
phone. This is how another attribute associated with Uriel has arisen, the
attribute of Divine Vengeance and Judgement. Only if the heart is ignited
in devotion to God can one hear Yahweh's call. If one does not hear
Yahweh's call, one will perish (get caught in the flood). Without Yahweh's
guides and messages, one cannot find the Eternal Light. Uriel is said to
have been the interpreter of Ezra's visions which also explains why Uriel
means "God is the radiating principle of Light."
Uriel's symbol of an open hand holding a flame depicts a great gift to
humanity. It is the flame of Love to ignite the heart in service to God.
Uriel holds out the flame of Love towards all souls. The soul by filling
with the flame of Love becomes devoted to serving Yahweh's plan. Uriel's
flame of Love, the fire of God, the Light of God, purifies emotional and
mental understanding transmuting the lower vibrations into frequencies
that can assimilate Spiritual Understanding. The planet that Uriel is
associated with is Venus, the planet symbolizing love.
Accepted as an archangel by the Church for many centuries, he was finally
removed from the records in 745 CE as the Church became increasingly
concerned with the prominence the public was placing upon angels.
Uriel rules over Monday and Wednesday and is the alchemy of universal
order. He is the Governor of the East and the element of Air. He is the
angel of September and may be invoked ritually by those born
in that month.
Uriel's candle colors are violet, white and indigo.
Uriel's color energies are violet, white, indigo, blue, silver, and
"He Who Sees
God". Also known as Chamuel, Kemuel, Shemuel, Seraphiel, Camiel,
Camiul, Khamael, Camniel, Cancel and Jahoel.
Camael appears as a warrior dressed in a red tunic. He wears green armour
plates, an iron helmet and has large green wings.
The Angel of Divine Love and the Patron Angel of all who love God. He is
traditionally regarded as chief of the Order of Powers and one of the
sefiroth. He is considered to be one of the seven archangels who stand
before God and one of the governing angels of the seven planets,
specifically ruler of the planet Mars.
A gatekeeper of Heaven, Camael is Chief of twelve-thousand fiery Angels of
Destruction, all posted there with Camael at the portals of the sky.
Originally the God of War, Camael personifies divine justice and governs
Heavenly singing. He grants Power, Invisibility, and invincibility. Camael
is responsible for holding in check Leviathan, the monster of evil who
will swallow the souls of sinners on Judgment Day. Camael brings to
mankind the gift of Godness, the Holy that exists within all women and
Camael gives power in interpersonal relationships and self-discipline, but
the most impressive trait of this Archangel is his knowledge of Karma.
Camael can show you how to make up for bad karma and how to purify
yourself in this incarnation. He acts as a judge and can, on your behalf,
make sure justice is served. He will only help, however, if he feels you
Legend tells of Moses destroying the archangel Camael when this great
hierarch tried to prevent the Lawgiver from receiving the Torah at the
hand of God.
Chamuel is considered, along side of Gabriel, to be one of the angels who
strengthened and comforted Jesus on Gethsemane.
Clara Clement in her 1898 book "Angels in Art" regards Camael as
the angel who wrestled with Jacob and also as the angel who appeared to
Jesus during his agony in the garden of Gethsemane."
"Also called Iophiel and
Zophiel, his name means "Beauty of God". Archangel of the Third
Ray, Jophiel is the Angel of Paradise and the Patron Angel of Artists.
Archangel of Illumination, he teaches the outer consciousness the Power of
Light within oneself, stirs the feelings, through Radiation of
Illumination, into aspiration for spiritual things. He helps in absorbing
information, studying for and passing tests, dissolution of ignorance,
pride, and narrow-mindedness, and exposure of wrongdoing in governments
and corporations. Jophiel helps in fighting pollution, cleaning up our
planet and brings to mankind the gift of Beauty. Jophiel is said in Jewish
lore to be a special friend to the angel Metatron, and is one of the
chiefs of the choir of Cherubim. He is a ruling prince of the Order of
Thrones and the first World Teacher for our world.
It was the Archangel Jophiel who drove Adam and Eve from the Garden of
Eden, after they ate the fruit of the forbidden tree. If this is the case,
Jophiel receives also the honor of being the first angel to be mentioned
in the Bible. In such a role, he is last left guarding the Tree of Life
with a flaming sword to prevent the return of man.
Jophiel is preceptor angel to the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japhet."
"It is he who holds back the hand of Abraham
to prevent the patriarch from sacrificing his son, and because of this is
usually shown holding a dagger. Also, Zadkiel is one of two standard
bearers (along with Zophiel) who follow directly behind Michael as the
head archangel enters battle."
"Angel of Freedom, benevolence, mercy, and the Patron Angel of all who
Belonging to the ranks of the dominations, and considered by some to be
chief, Zadkiel is considered an angel of mercy. It is he who holds back
the hand of Abraham to prevent the patriarch from sacrificing his son, and
because of this is usually shown holding a dagger. Also, Zadkiel is one of
two standard bearers (along with Zophiel) who follow directly behind
Michael as the head archangel enters battle."
Rasuil, Rufael, Suryan, Akrasiel -"Friend of God")
One of the 7 Archangels listed in the Enoch writings. Of the order of
Principalities, Raguel is an angel of earth, a guard of the 2nd (or 4th)
Heaven, and watching over the good behavior of his fellow angels. He
"takes vengeance on the world of luminaries," which is
interpreted to mean that, for cause, he brings other angels to account.
Raguel is also mentioned as being an angel of ice and snow, calling forth
other angels during the Final Judgment to deal with the unpure.
**RAG (from RAGUEL) was responsible with sentencing or bringing to justice
those who broke the laws. In ancient Babylonian "RAGUMU" was the
suit brought against the defendant. Similarly in Hungarian "RAGA-lom"
is the suit against the defendant. The "lom" is just a suffix of
abstract concepts. In Sumerian the RIG word, which is the source of RAGUEL,
simply meant to talk or speech, with which a case is typically presented
to a council. Similarly REGE in Hungarian is a story given in speech like
sing song fashion, like a saga. It is also related to the qualities of the
voice (rikkan,rekedt). In old Hungarian the REGOS were the bards who sang
or told stories of heroes and religion. The council of elders, and the
subject of knowledge they represented in Sumerian is called TAN, just as
in Hungarian and several other Ural-Altaian languages, including even
Japanese. The decision which they brought forward, based on deliberation
by a judge, is called BAR in Sumerian as it is in Hungarian BIRO=judge.
The word is also found in a close eastern relative of the Hungarian
language, the Chuvash, as BAR. The word was also adopted into English,
through the influence of the Huns. Even the remnant of the early Akkadian-Babylonian
word for lawyer UGIDU is found in modern Hungarian Ugyved."
**The Legends of the Garden of Eden and The Angels - Alfred Hamori
Copyright 1995, Alfred Hamori, all rights reserved
"This angel is the the
legendary author of The Book of the Angel Raziel --"wherein all
celestial and earthly knowledge is set down." The Book of the Angel
Raziel is reputed to contain the 1,500 keys to the mysteries of the
universe. Unfortunately, they are written in a language so arcane and
impossible to decifer (without presumably the aid of Raziel himself) that
not even the greatest angels of heaven are able to figure it out. Raziel
is also ranked as the special patron to the first human.
Raziel, called the angel of mysteries, is the possessor of a staggering
amount of information on all matters secret, arcane, and mysterious; his
knowledge stems from the fact that he stands at the curtain separating God
from the rest of Creation and hears and notes everything that is said
around His throne. He supposedly wrote it all down, and because of his
pity for the plight of Adam and Eve, gave the book to Adam that he might
better understand God. This did not go over well with some of the other
angels, and they stole the book from Adam and threw it into the sea. God,
instead of punishing Raziel, retrieved the book and returned it to Adam.
The book later passed to Enoch, who would become the angel Metatron.
He also the author of the tome from which Noah learns to build the ark.
This is not to be confused with Raphael, who is the angel to give Raziel's
tome to Noah, but did not write it himself.
His head is surrounded by a glowing yellow aura. He wears a robe of gray
material that seems to swirl as if made of liquid. Raziel appears quite
tall and has large sky-blue wings. He is the ruler of the planet Neptune.
Raziel is one of the cherubim, the guardian of originality and the realm
of pure ideas. He is knowledgeable in several mystical arts and can
explain the truth behind many occult truths in the universe. One of the
most interesting things Raziel can give you is an understanding of the
energy currents in the magickal universe and how to manipulate them to