October 14, 2019
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Review Category : Angels

Four Holy Living Creatures

The Place of the Holy Creatures in the Heavenly Realms The living creatures, living beings, or Hayyoth (Hebrew חַיּוֹת chayot, from חַיּ chai, “live”) are a class of heavenly beings described in the prophet Ezekiel‘s vision of the heavenly chariot in the first and tenth chapters of the Book of Ezekiel. References to the creatures recur in texts of Second Temple Judaism, in rabbinical merkabah (“chariot”) literature, in the Book of Daniel, and in the Book of Revelation in the New Testament. Ezekiel’s four living creatures ...

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Metatron

Significance of the Name ‘Metatron’ The angelic attribution for this Sephira is Metatron. [0] Metatron (Hebrew מטטרון) or Mattatron (a differentiation of Metatron) is an archangel in Judaism and in Christian folklore. According to Jewish medieval apocrypha, he is Enoch, ancestor of Noah, transformed into an angel. There are no references to Metatron as an angel in the Jewish Tanakh or Christian scriptures (Old and New Testament); however, Genesis 5:24 ...

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Auphanim

The Order of Angels is the Auphanium, or Wheels, their colour an iridescent grey.  The word grey is perhaps not a good one as it contains an allusion to nondescriptness or dirtyest, but it is the nearest verbal equivalent to the real colour intended.  The description of this Order of Angels as Wheels gives the conception of cyclic action, unending power through motion; and an idea of their mode of ...

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Raziel

This especially beautiful portrait, created in Seville, Spain in the mid-1600s, depicts Raziel with long hair, outspread wings, and jewel-adorned, flowing garments. In his right hand he holds a key, symbolizing his status as a keeper of secrets and divine mystery. The painting is attributed to the circle of Francisco de Zurbarán, a renowned 17th century Spanish painter.   The Place of Raziel in Jewish and Christian Lore Raziel (Hebrew: רזיאל‎ ...

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The Cardinal Points Angels

Tree of Life Attributions As Daath was not considered to be a Sephirah by the original Qabalists the sphere has no God Name, Archangels or Order of Angles traditionally assigned to it.  However the God Name can be considered a synthesis of the God Names of Chokmah and Binah.  Also as it is a refection of Kether it could be said to represent all three Supernal Sephiroth at the fount ...

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Seraphim

A seraph (pl. seraphim; Hebrew: שְׂרָפִים śərāfîm, singular שָׂרָף śārāf; Latin: seraphi[m], singular seraph[us]; Greek: σεραφείμ) is a type of celestial being in Judaism and Christianity. Literally “burning ones”, the word is normally a synonym for serpents when used in the Hebrew Bible, but they are mentioned in the Book of Isaiah as fiery six-winged beings attending on God. They appear again as celestial beings in an influential Hellenistic work, ...

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Raphael

The archangel of this sphere is Raphael, and the Malachim is the Angelic order.  Raphael(Standard Hebrew רָפָאֵל, Rāfāʾēl, “It is God who heals”, “God Heals”, “God, Please Heal”) is an archangel of Judaism and Christianity, who in the Judeo-Christian tradition performs all manners of healing. In Islam, Raphael is the fourth major angel; in Muslim tradition, he is known as Israfil. Raphael is mentioned in the Book of Tobit, which is accepted as canonical by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglo-Catholics, and as useful for ...

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Michael

The archangel of this sphere is Michael, and the Bene Elohim is the Angelic order. Michael (“who is like God?“, Hebrew: מִיכָאֵל‎ , Micha’el or Mîkhā’ēl; Greek: Μιχαήλ, Mikhaḗl; Latin: Michael; Arabic: ميخائيل‎, Mīkhā’īl) is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teachings. Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Lutheransrefer to him as “Saint Michael the Archangel” and also as “Saint Michael”. Orthodox Christians refer to him as the “Taxiarch Archangel Michael” or simply “Archangel Michael”. Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, once as a “great prince who stands up for the ...

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Gabriel

The archangel of this sphere is Gabriel, and the Cherubim is the Angelic order. In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel(Hebrew: גַּבְרִיאֵל, Modern Gavri’elTiberian Gaḇrîʼēl, God is my strength; Arabic: جبريل, Jibrīl or جبرائيل Jibrāʾīl) is an angel who typically serves as a messenger sent from God to certain people. In the Bible, Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, he appeared to the prophet Daniel, delivering explanations of Daniel’s visions (Daniel 8:15–26, 9:21–27). In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel appeared to Zecharias, and to the virgin Mary foretelling the births of John the ...

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