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The Fallen Archangel

14 March 2010
10:17 PM

The Fallen Archangel

The War in Heaven

The Fallen Archangel

The Fallen Watchers -


Grigori

Why they Chose to Fall?

The Sin of the Fallen


Angels

The Punishment
Lucifer
The name "Lucifer" means "Light Giver" or "Light Bearer".
Light giver referring to the morning or evening star, Venus. Actually the name meant to
mean the "Brightest Star".

That later was translated to "Eosphorus" (Greek word for Morning Star) and finally to
Lucifer. In mythology he is the son of Aurora (the Roman personification of dawn) and
the father Ceyx (Greek). Contrary to popular belief, Satan and Lucifer are two separate
fallen angels. His banishment was because of his complete egotism and pure malice --
his sin, pride. This then indicates that Lucifer, not Satan was indeed the first angel to
have sinned. Lucifer has been equated to Satan due to the misreading of the passage
Isaiah 14:12 that was applied to the King of Babylon --
..."How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut
down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! ...
First concept of this passage is that is was a mention to a man, a king who ruled the city
of Babylon on that time.
The second concept is that it was also a reference to Samael, a cosmic being and the
Seraphim of Purity, who descended from Heaven to oversee Hell.

The Isaiah's passage, as far as it is related to Lucifer (and in this case it is originally to
Samael) is actually a lament when the "Son of the Dawn", the brightest Light from
Heaven descend from his former position of Seraphim of Purity to rule also over the
Underworld (Sheol) and Hell and oversee the punishment of the iniquitous.
The fact is that Samael descended, **he did not fall**. The lament is that when a being
of his height and light had to descend from his original place in Heaven to work for God
in Hell, shook the nations! Samael is also the sovereign of the 5th, 6th and 7th Heavens.
The actual name "Devil" was applied to Lucifer when early theologians identified him
with the falling star in the passage from Isaiah, hence how Satan and Lucifer started to
become interchangeable. We must point out here that writers of that time, did not know
of fallen angels yet, through some passages point to the behavior of angels as less than
"holly" from time to time throughout the Old Testament.

Lucifer was a "great" Archangel, Prince, and the anointed Cherub (7th Dimension -
Cherubim). Ever after his fall he still seems to retain some of his power and ancient title.
There are many different variations of stories and legends on Lucifer.
WHO IS HE?
Is Lucifer the opposite of God?
Lucifer cannot be God's opposite because he was created by God.
Lucifer is the opposite of Michael. (the Head Archangel)
Satan
Satan's name is believed to originate from the term satan which connotes the idea of
opposition and adversary.
Before his fall, it's believed that he was one of the Ruling Prince's of the Celestial Orders
(specifically Seraphim, Cherubim, Powers, and Archangels), chief of the Seraphim and
Head of the Order of Virtues.
St. Thomas Aquinas had a different important point on this matter, he believed that
Satan was a Cherubim more than anything else... More about this subject read in the
chapter: Why they Chose to Fall?
Instead of being depicted as a six winged Seraphim, he was shown as having twelve
wings. It has also been written by theologians that Satan was created on the 6th day of
Creation. Representing more of an abstract entity than an evil one. He was in charge of
testing "humans integrity", though God had the power to set limits on what Satan could
and could not do.
The traditional theory is that Satan was the angel that betrayed and then led the revolt
against God. It boils down to Satan that he was very jealous of the love that God felt
towards Adam. Either by transforming into a snake or just using the snake as a tool,
Satan tempted Eve with the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. By 3rd century A.D. it was
fully established by the Christian philosopher Origenis the association between the
snake and Satan. In following centuries, the snake has been believed to be the
incarnation of Satan. God then banished Satan from the Heavens... or did he? He
banished him to Earth, but the working theory is that Hell is actually located within the
Northern boundaries of the 3rd Heaven. Within the 2nd Heaven the fallen angels are
imprisoned awaiting final judgment in complete darkness.
So it's here that Satan walks between Heaven and Earth. Primary staying here on Earth,
seeking to destroy the lives of human beings and to keep them separated from God.
Here is when Satan is now known by his other name, the Devil.

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Angelic Orders
14 March 2010
10:23 PM

The 12 Angelic Orders / Hierarchy

The Number Twelve (12)


To understand about the celestial orders/hierarchy it is important to know exactly what
an angel is (see What's Angels). Briefly it can be described as: a spiritual being that is
believed to be much more powerful than a human. In Christian, Muslim, Jewish and
other theologies an angel can be one who acts as a messenger, attendant or agent of
God.

Regarding the celestial orders/hierarchy, the majority of scholars believe that angels
are divided into clearly defined ranks and depending on the rank of the angel it will
have separate honors and duties.
To understand better how this number of Twelve Orders list was form see "The Number
Twelve (12)" section.
Each Angelic Order has its special purpose for existing, and now lets see some
details about them.
Orders of the First Choir are:
Supernals - Celestials - Illuminations

Orders of the Second Choir are:


Seraphim - Cherubim - Thrones

Orders of the Third Choir are:


Dominations - Virtues - Powers

Orders of the Fourth Choir are:


Principalities - Archangels - Angels
At the end of this page you will find some more references about the number, the
hierarchy, and the names of the Angelic Orders.
No one can really say which is the correct number of the Angelic Orders but
personally I find the number 12 and this list more mystical and appealing to the
whole subject as 12 is the number of completion.
The portrayal of the synthesis for - The 12 Orders - was made by me using as much as
possible the information in hand. Steli :-)
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The First Choir
ANGELS OF PURE ENERGY:
The Will of the Source:
The First Choir is the non-tangible "invisible" one and the expression of the loving
intention of the Source of the Whole of Existence. Within the 1st Choir are three Orders
of Beings of Pure Light which are everywhere and nowhere at the same time, and thus
an "extension" of God Himself - The Source of the Whole of Existence.
This first Choir forms a kind of Trinity and the means for The Source of the Whole of
Existence to extent his Divine Will, Wisdom and Light downward to the next Orders of
Angels and so on to the physical realms.
These Angelic Orders are listed each as they came into being and into there Choirs.
The first order of angels were the first companions for the Source of the Whole of
Existence also known as the Holy Twelve or the Angels of Presence.
Then the second order came into being and so on in the same capacity. In actuality
they came into being simultaneously before there was time.
Each order took on different roles and a variety of duties as they interacted with the
universes.
The first angels existed as brilliant shinning light, and radiated tremendous loving
everywhere.
The Angelic Orders of the First Choir are:
The Supernals, the Celestials and the Illuminations.
SUPERNALS:
The First Order of Angels are of brilliant gold light and are companions to The Source of
the Whole of Existence.
They form what are known as the Holly Twelve or the Angels of the Presence.
They are known as the Supernals.
There are always 12 Supernals at any given time that serve in this capacity, as 12 is
the number of completion within physical orders. Their presence forms within it, the
abode of the Source of the Whole of Existence.

The Holy Twelve - Supernals - are those beings, who are extensions and the first
intentions of the Source of the Whole of Existence. Each of these twelve possesses an
ascending and descending principle of creation in balance, harmony and
synchronization with each of the twelve. The Holy Twelve assisted the angels in
becoming aware of the wisdom of all things.
Members of this Angelic Order :
Michael
Metatron
Suriel
Sandalphon
Astanphaeus
Saraqael
Phanuel
Jehoel
Zagzagael
Uriel
Yefeiah
Akatriel.
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CELESTIALS:
The Second Order of Angels maintain the connections between Divine Thought and
Wisdom and its manifestation into the physical realms.
They appear as shinning silver light. They are known as the Celestials.
Few ever appear to humans or 3rd density realms.
They are present throughout all of existence.
Member of this Angelic Order :
Celestiel (Astarael)
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ILLUMINATIONS:
Those of the Third Order of Angels are of the highest physical form and maintain and
accomplish the emulations of divine light and wisdom throughout the physical realms.
They appear as iridescent light and are known as Illuminations.
They are present within all physical realms.
Member of this Angelic Order :
Sandalphon (Ilaniel)

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The Second Choir
ANGELS OF PURE CONTEMPLATION:
Govern All Creation:
The second Choir of angels is collectively concerned with the universe and the
manifestations of divinity within it, operating at the highest level of the astral. Some
see these as the angels of pure contemplation. This means that they manifest energy
through pure thought. These angels possess the deepest knowledge of Divinity, and its
inner workings and manifestations.
The angels of the first Choir are:
The Seraphim, the Cherubim and the Thrones.
SERAPHIM:
The Fourth Order of Angels manifests so rapidly within the physical realms that they
appear as 6 wings of light with eyes.
They are known as Seraphim, their very name means ardor and are in charge of
maintaining the presence of the Source of the Whole of Existence within the physical
worlds. They are the guardians of the various universes.

Quote from Dionysius the


Areopagite text:

"The name Seraphim clearly indicates their ceaseless and eternal revolution about
Divine Principles, their heat and keenness, the exuberance of their intense, perpetual,
tireless activity, and their elevative and energetic assimilation of those below, kindling
them and firing them to their own heat, and wholly purifying them by a burning and all-
consuming flame; and by the unhidden, unquenchable, changeless, radiant and
enlightening power, dispelling and destroying the shadows of darkness."
The Seraphim are primarily concerned with vibrational manifestations which keep
Divinity in perfect order. They have been described as being the angels of love, light
and fire.
They help to carry positive energy through the orders of the angels to us in the physical
realms. Supposedly they are so bright and powerful that to look at them would instill
one with pure fright. Because of this, the only beings known to interact with the
Seraphim are The Lord and Lady, and the Archangel Michael. These angels work with
consuming divine love and compassion.
The Seraphim without question they are the closest in all of heaven to the very throne
of God, and their primary function is to circle the incomprehensibly beautiful throne in
perpetual adoration of the Lord. This is a task that is not nearly as monotonous as it
may seem to mortals, given the nature of the angels (who have perfect powers of
concentration) and the delight that such an honor actually brings to the spirits.
The Seraphim are almost always identified with fire-not the burning, painful flames and
heat of hell, but the healing flame of Love. They are literally living flames. The intensity
of their adoration and pure Love of God pure out of them as a flawless reflection of the
Divine Love that emanates from the Lord. Like the rising sun, each angel radiates such
light that even the other Holy Beings, the Cherubim and the Thrones, cannot look upon
them.
According to Enoch, each Seraphim has six wings. In the Old Testament Book of Isaiah
(6:1-3) he writes "...I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his
train filled the temple. Above him stood the Seraphim; each had six wings: with two he
covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew." In the Book
of Revelation (4:8) is another possible reference: "And the four living creatures, each of
them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they
never cease to sing 'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty who was and is and is to
come!"
In Isaiah 6, we read that the Seraphim have 6 wings
Magically, work with the Seraphim when you wish to raise energy for humanitarian or
planetary causes. They listen to group ritual. To reach the Seraphim, burn a white
candle for Divinity, and a purple candle for the Seraphim.
Members of this Angelic Order :
Michael
Seraphiel
Gabriel
Metatron
Uriel
Nathanael
Jehoel
Chamuel (Kemuel, Shemuel)
Metatron
Satan (before his fall)
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CHERUBIM:
Members of the Fifth Order of Angels are youthful and appear as faces of light or very
childlike forms. They are the reminders of joy, happiness and the essence of creation.
They are known as Cherubim.
They appear when humanity remembers its own joy and allows happiness to be
present.

Their name signifies "fullness of knowledge". Characterized by a deep insight into God's
secrets, the cherubim hold the knowledge of God and they truly possess the fullness of
the divine science of heaven. "It is also they who are often sent to earth with the
greatest of tasks; the expulsion of Man from the Garden of Eden and the Annunciation
of Christ were both performed by cherubim". They enlighten the lesser orders of angels
and are to them the Voice of Divine Wisdom.
Quote from Dionysius the
Areopagite text:
"The name Cherubim denotes their power of knowing and beholding God, their
receptivity to the highest Gift of Light, their contemplation of the Beauty of the
Godhead in Its First Manifestation, and that they are filled by participation in
Divine Wisdom, and bounteously outpour to those below them from their own
fount of wisdom."
The Cherubim have been described as the guardians of the fixed stars, keepers of
celestial records, best owners of knowledge. They are also said to be the guardians of
light. They create and channel positive energy from Divinity and appear in exquisite
form. They supposedly outshine all the other angels. The Cherubim watch over all the
galaxies, and guard any religious temples.
An older description places the Cherubim with four faces and four wings, which could be
a mythical representation associating them with the four winds. In the Renaissance
period they somehow got shrunk into little baby-face angels now known as Cherubs.
Function and Philosophy
The Cherubim Order is the fifth of the 12 accepted Orders of angels, placed fifth as well
in the second Choir of the angelic hierarchy (with the Seraphim and Thrones).
They are some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring of all angels, standing below the
Seraphim in direct closeness to God. Their illuminative knowledge and wisdom are thus
so great as to be utterly incomprehensible to the mortal mind, blinding the blessed
human who has the honor of actually beholding them in this world.
Only a step below the Seraphim in Divinity, the Cherubim have always been much more
active on Earth, protecting all God's creations. No other Order works harder (only the
Powers are their equals in relentless devotion to duty). If humans knew just how much
the Cherubim have done for them, they would occupy the most privileged station in
Angelic Lore.
In Islamic lore, the Cherubim was allegedly created out of the tears shed by the
Archangel Michael for all the sins of humanity. They are the first angels to be
encountered in the Old Testament, being posted in the Book of Genesis in the east of
Eden to ensure that no one entered after the expulsion of Adam and Eve.
Their chief task in the celestial hierarchy is to sing the praises of God, but they are also
declared in occult lore to have the responsibility of driving the Chariot of the Lord
(Merkabah), a key symbol of heaven. They are described as the Charioteers of God,
steering the Ophanim/Wheels (another name use for the order of Thrones).
The Cherubim are also given the task of maintaining the records of heaven and seeing
to the details necessary to keep order in the Heavenly Host.
Characteristics:
Cherubim had the bodies of a winged bull, an eagle, or a sphinx and the faces of men
or lions. As is clear from Ezekiel's encounter, the Cherubim possess four wings and four
faces, symbolizing their eternal vigilance and knowledge, which reaches every direction
of Creation. They are also often presented with peacock feathers bearing a host of eyes,
again in reference to their all-seeing omniscience.
Contrary to paintings on greeting cards and new age book covers, the cherubim are not
depicted as fat, winged babies. Instead they are described as sphinx like creatures in
Assyrian lore, or the angels gracing the Ark of the Covenant and Solomon's temple in
biblical terms.
Magically, seek the Cherubim when you need divine protection, wisdom, and
knowledge. To reach the Cherubim burn a white candle for Divinity and a blue candle
for the Cherubim.
Members of this Angelic Order

Cherubiel
Gabriel
Ophaniel
Raphael
Uriel
Zophiel
Lucifer (before his fall)
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THRONES:
Angels of the Sixth Order are beings of tremendous power and movement.
They are the keepers of higher more expanded energies. They ensure that these
energies maintain connections and flows through the realms.
They are known as Thrones.
They act as the conduits of the physical worlds and tend to be more stationary in their
existence.

Quote from Dionysius the


Areopagite text:
"The name of the most glorious and exalted Thrones denotes that which is exempt from
and untainted by any base and earthly thing, and the super mundane ascent up the
steep. For these have no part in that which is lowest, but dwell in fullest power,
immovably and perfectly established in the Most High, and receive the Divine
Immanence above all passion and matter, and manifest God, being attentively open to
divine participations."
Known in scripture as the bringers of justice, but their
status in hierarchy is often confused, sometimes placing them above the Seraphim, and
sometimes placing them as the Cherubim. They do however, come in the second Choir,
and are assigned to planets.
This position makes them some of the most powerful angels in service to the Lord.
According to St. Thomas Aquinas, the Thrones have the task of pondering the
disposition of divine judgments. In other words, they carry out or fulfill the divine
justice of the Lord.
They create, channel and collect incoming and outgoing positive energies. Dispensation
of justice is important to the Thrones and they send healing energies to victims while
shining a light on injustice to bring it's presence to our attention.

Like their counterparts in the second angelic triad, they come the closest of all Angels
to spiritual perfection and emanate the light of God with mirror-like goodness. They,
despite their greatness, are intensely humble, an attribute that allows them to dispense
justice with perfect objectivity and without fear of pride or ambition. Because they are
living symbols of God's justice and authority, they are called Thrones and have as one
of their symbols the throne.
Function and Philosophy
This group of Angelic Princes are often also called "Ophanim, Wheels or Galgallin." It
is said that they were the actual wheels of the Lord's Heavenly Chariot (Merkabah).
"The four wheels had rims and they had spokes, and their rims were full of eyes round
about."
They are also frequently referred to as "many-eyed ones."

God's spirit is conveyed in a certain manner to these angels, who in turn pass on the
message to men and the inferior angels.

Characteristics

Having the most bizarre physical appearance of the celestial host, they are described a
great wheels, covered with a great many eyes and glowing with light. One explanation
given for this (besides them acting as God's chariot), is that they mark the end of the
first Choir, where the emanations of God begin to take on more material forms and as
such exist in a state of transition.
Magically, call on the Thrones when you need assistance in smoothing relations with
groups of people or between two individuals. For any issue involving a need for
stability, or planets or planetary energies, call on the Thrones. To reach them, burn a
white candle for Divinity and a green candle for the Thrones.
Members of this Angelic Order
Bodiel
Jophiel
Zaphkiel
Oriphiel
Raziel
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The Third Choir
ANGELS OF THE COSMOS:
Govern All The Cosmos:
The third Choir Angelic Orders (the Dominions, Virtues and the Powers) concern
themselves with the governing of a specific planet, as well as those angels assigned
tasks below them. These angels flow in an intensity of power. They also carry out the
orders they get from the Angels of the above Choirs. Third Choir angels deal with the
cosmos and its interconnectedness.
DOMINATIONS:
Within the Seventh Order of Angels are those beings that distribute and maintain
connections between all beings and things within physical realms.
They are known as Dominations or Dominions.
They are so called because "they rule over all the angelic orders charged with the
execution of the commands of the Great Monarch."

They are also known as the Lords, Kyriotetes or Hashmallim, whose purpose is to
regulate the duties of the lower angels.
They act as a form of middle management between the upper Choir and the lower.
Receiving their orders from the seraphim and cherubim these bright spirits make known
to us the commands of God and ensure the cosmos remains in order. Their main virtue
is zeal for the maintenance of the King's authority. Only on very rare occasions do they
reveal themselves to mortals, instead they quietly concern themselves with the details
of existence.
They integrate the material world with the spiritual, continuing balance and order
between the two. They are described as carrying an orb or scepter as their emblem of
authority.
Function and Philosophy
Also called the Dominions and the Lords, Dominations are one of the 12 accepted
orders of Angelic Princes, ranked seventh overall. They belonged to the Third Choir with
the Virtues and Powers.

According to Dionysius, the Dominations have the duty in the Heavenly Host of
regulating the activities of the angels. Through the efforts of these spirits, the very
order of the cosmos is maintained. They handle the minute details of cosmic life and
existence, designating tasks to the lower orders of angels.
The Dominations are gifted with the ability to take part in the different corporeal
aspects of the Symphony; seeing the world through an endless array of eyes. They are
the most alien of all of the Orders, capable of experiencing life in ways other angels can
only imagine, but they are also closest to the human experience in many ways.
Quote from Dionysius the
Areopagite text:
"The name given to the holy Dominions signifies, I think, a certain unbounded
elevation to that which is above, freedom from all that is of the earth, and from all
inward inclination to the bondage of discord, a liberal superiority to harsh tyranny,
an exemptness from degrading servility and from all that is low: for they are
untouched by any inconsistency. They are true Lords, perpetually aspiring to true
lordship, and to the Source of lordship, and they providentially fashion themselves
and those below them, as far as possible, into the likeness of true lordship. They
do not turn towards vain shadows, but wholly give themselves to that true
Authority, forever one with the Godlike Source of lordship."
In the traditions of Angelology, Dominations are the first Angels (and therefore the
oldest Angels) created by God.
Characteristics
They are sometimes perceived as travelers, appearing in widely separated spaces and
times. By custom Dominations are believed to wear green and gold, and their symbols
are the sword and scepter. This denotes their lordship over all created things. In turn,
the dominations receive their instructions from the Cherubim or Thrones.
On a magical basis, anything concerning leadership falls under the area of the
Dominations. To reach the Dominations burn a white candle for Divinity and a pink
candle for the Dominions.
Members of this Angelic Order:
Hashmal
Zadkiel
Muriel
Zacharael (Yahriel)
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VIRTUES:
Those beings of light that act as generators within the physical realms belong to the
Eighth Order of Angels.
They manifest in this Universe as astronomically large beings, and generate various
amounts of light.
They are called Virtues and also known as the Malakim and the Tarshishim, they
commune directly with
stars and the nebulae which give stars birth, and with even larger astronomical
phenomena.
Said to work miracles on earth, the Virtues bestow grace and valor to those worthy.
The Virtues' primary job is to move massive quantities of spiritual energy to the earth
plane and the collective human consciousness. The Virtues are said to be very fond of
those striving to achieve more than people say they can. They love all the go-getters
and the positive people who try to enlighten and lead others toward harmony. Virtues
work with movement, guiding the elemental energies that affect the planet. When you
work with elemental energies, it is the Virtues who listen to you and assist you. When
you are sick or scared call on the Virtues.
Quote from Dionysius the
Areopagite text:
"The name of the holy Virtues signifies a certain powerful and unshakable virility
welling forth into all their Godlike energies; not being weak and feeble for any
reception of the divine Illuminations granted to it; mounting upwards in fullness of
power to an assimilation with God; never falling away from the Divine Life through
its own weakness, but ascending unwaveringly to the super essential Virtue which
is the Source of virtue: fashioning itself, as far as it may, in virtue; perfectly
turned towards the Source of virtue, and flowing forth providentially to those
below it, abundantly filling them with virtue."
Function and Philosophy
The virtues are ranked eighth in the heavenly host out of the 12 Orders of Angels.
There is a little mixed-up in the ranking of Virtues, some places them above Powers and
some below, whichever, they are members of the third Choir with Dominations and
Powers. As a member of this triad, they take part in the duties given to the Choir,
namely the ordering of the universe. The virtues specifically preside over the elements
of the world and the process of celestial life. Thus all heavenly bodies-from the stars
and planets to the galaxies themselves-are kept in their divinely appointed routes and
progress. On earth the angels maintain a watch over nature, marking and guiding every
facet of natural life: rain, snow, wind, etc. It has also be speculated that Virtues are in
charge of miracles.
As if these duties were not enough, the angels also assist humanity by stowing grace
and valor within the mortal heart. They encourage humans to turn always to the good
and help enhance the person's will to endure hardship and suffering and to have the
personal strength to turn ever toward God. As the angels in charge of miracles, they
receive their orders from the Order above them, but they are also closely interlaced
with the saints.
To reach the Virtues burn a white candle for Divinity and an orange candle for the
Virtues.
Members of this Angelic Order:
Chamuel
Uriel
Gabriel
Michael
Tarshish
Peliel
Barbiel
Sabriel
Haniel
Hamaliel
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POWERS:
The Ninth Order of Angels are those beings who maintain the laws set into motion we
call the physical realms.
They are keepers and teachers of the laws and are known as Powers. These are
information gatherers and depositors of truth and information to all things that exist.
According to tradition, the Powers are Guardians of order (peace & order), a form of
Celestial Police
Force, who attempt to assure order in the World (according to God's will).
In scripture the Powers are said to stop the efforts of "demons" to overthrow the world,
or else they preside over demons, making them "evil", as claimed by St. Paul. They are
however, the keepers of human history. They are known as the angels of birth and
death and they organize the world's religions and send divine energy to keep the
positive aspects of religion growing. Powers work through the human 6th sense, and
are the angels of warning.
The Powers are Virtues embodied. They were not created with the other Angelic Orders,
but came into being during Lucifer's rebellion. The noblest and purest angels, led by
Archangel Uriel, became a new kind of celestial, warrior angels so resolute that they
could not Fall. Since then, they have been Heaven's first and last line of defense against
the diabolical hordes.
Quote from Dionysius the
Areopagite text:
"The name of the holy Powers, co-equal with the Divine Dominions and Virtues,
signifies an orderly and unconfined order in the divine receptions, and the
regulation of intellectual and super mundane power which never debases its
authority by tyrannical force, but is irresistibly urged onward in due order to the
Divine. It beneficently leads those below it, as far as possible, to the Supreme
Power which is the Source of Power, which it manifests after the manner of Angels
in the well ordered ranks of its own authoritative power."
Function and Philosophy
One of the 12 Angelic Orders, Powers are also known as Potentates, Authorities,
Dynamics, and Forces. They are placed in the third Choir along with Dominations and
Virtues, numbered ninth overall. Some believe that the Powers like the Thrones were
supposedly the very first of the angels created by God. However, this disagrees with
the theory that all angels came into existence at a single moment and with the believe
that they came into being during the Angels war with the evil forces.
Powers have the task of defeating the efforts of the demons in overthrowing the world.
They are declared awesome defenders of the cosmos against all evil and the
maintainers of all cosmic order and equilibrium. They are the guardians of the heavenly
paths, policing the routes to and from heaven to the earth. This means they concern
themselves with humanity as well. The great harmonizers, they assist each soul to
overcome the temptations place before it to do evil and to lean instead toward the
proper action (that being to Love and worship God.)
During heavenly warfare they are a major line of defense. They are also tasked with
guarding the celestial byways between the two realms and ensuring that souls which
leave the mortal world reach heaven safely. Perhaps not surpassingly, given their
proximity to the nether regions, there are more angels from the ranks of the powers
listed as fallen than from any other member of the hierarchy.
Characteristics

Powers' colors are green and gold, and their symbol is a flaming sword.
On a magical basis, the Powers are warrior angels, and you can call on them when
you're in trouble. These angels will defend your home, property, children or any group
of people who call on them for protection and defense. To reach the Powers, burn a
white candle for Divinity and a yellow candle for the Powers.
Members of this Angelic Order:
Gabriel
Raphael
Camael
Verchiel
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The Fourth Choir
ANGELS OF THE WORLD:
Govern All The World:
The Fourth Choir Angels find themselves intricately involved in human affairs and are
considered the Angels of the Earth and the friends of man. They constantly weave in
and out of our lives, listening closely to human affairs. The Fourth Choir Angels include
the Principalities, the Archangels, and those simply called the Angels."
These three Angelic Orders are charged with relations with mankind, and thus the "least
Divine" of all the Angelic Orders. From Divine Diplomats to Heavenly Socialites.
The Fourth Choir Orders are the developers of politics and the arbiters of taste, bringing
the discipline of abstract structures to the corporeal realm.
PRINCIPALITIES :
Those angels of the Tenth Order of Angels are governors and administrators of various
systems within the physical realms.
They have been known to become patrons of whole areas, countries or cities. They are
known as Principalities.
They work with and conjoin their energies with larger groups of various types or
species.

The Principalities are said to be the guardians of large groups, such as continents,
countries, cities, and other human creations on a grand scale (such as U.N. - NATO).
They work toward global reform. You can find them anywhere, such as boardrooms,
conference-rooms, swimming pools, and wherever groups of people congregate for
learning, or just for fun.
Principalities watch over the mortal world and are executive in regard to the visible
world of men. Religion and of politics are also guarded by them and, "as such, they are
assumed to be given more freedom to act than the lesser angels below them and are
responsible for carrying out divine acts concerning their area of jurisdiction. Finally,
they are given to the task of managing the duties of the angels."
St. Thomas says of them:
"The execution of the angelic ministrations consists in announcing divine things.
Now, in the execution of any action there are beginners and leaders; this-the
leadership-belongs to the Principalities."

Quote from Dionysius the


Areopagite text:
"The name of the Celestial Principalities signifies their Godlike princeliness and
authoritativeness in an Order which is holy and most fitting to the princely Powers,
and that they are wholly turned towards the Prince of Princes, and lead others in
princely fashion, and that they are formed, as far as possible, in the likeness of
the Source of Principality, and reveal Its superessential order by the good Order of
the princely Powers."
Function and Philosophy

The Principalities are placed first in the Fourth Choir of Angels among Archangels and
Angels. They are ranked tenth overall. Also called Princedoms and Princes, these
angels are the first of the Choir most concerned with earth and are traditionally
declared to have roles of caretakers over every nation, province, county, district, city,
town, village, and house. According to tradition, the Principalities also protect religion
under their care.
They work with Guardian Angels who are also assigned to every spot and person. It is
debated that the Guardian Angels function as the personal angelic protectors and the
principalities are the administrative or technical writers. They are supposedly
empowered with greater strength by God than the Guardian Angels and thus receive
permission more frequently to have a direct involvement in the affairs of humanity.
They use their incalculable strength of heaven to move the hearts and minds of those
mortals with whom they have direct contact.
Characteristics
The symbols of principalities are the scepter, the cross, and the sword.
Magically, you can call on the Principalities in times of discrimination, extinction of
animals or people, inadequate leadership or another from a town to a company. Human
rights and economic reform are top priorities for these angels. To reach the
Principalities burn a white candle for Divinity and a red one for the Principalities.
Members of this Angelic Order:
Anael
Haniel
Cerviel
Amael
Nisroc
Requel
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ARCHANGELS:
Those angels who govern the affairs of the messengers of the various realms and
dimensions are known as the Angels of the Eleventh Order. They are very large and
radiant spiritual beings.
They are called Archangels.
Their presence signals great change. They sometimes take human form in order to
cause occurrences or change the tide of events for humanity.

The archangels are known to work on several different levels in the Orders... they often
belong to one of the other Choirs or Orders, and yet they enjoy working with humans
when they can. They create and funnel energies both ways up and down the divine
channel.
The confusion about the collective celestial rank of archangels and archangels arises
from "the ancient Hebraic way of defining angels which was simple angel and
archangel. It was not until later that the hierarchy was defined, and many of the angels
previous named as simply archangels were given new posts."
Function and Philosophy
One of the accepted Orders of Angels, Archangels are ranked eleventh: above angels
and below principalities. In the division of the Angelic Hierarchy into 4 Choirs of 3
Orders each, the Archangels belong to the fourth and lowest Choir. The Archangels are
perhaps the most confusing of the Angelic Orders, for aside from being a distinct part of
the heavenly host, their name is used frequently for virtually every angelic being
superior to the ordinary angels.
Quote from Dionysius the
Areopagite text:
"The Order of the holy Archangels is placed in the same threefold Choir as the
Celestial Principalities; for, as has been said, there is one Hierarchy which includes
these and the Angels. But since each Hierarchy has first, middle and last ranks,
the holy Order of Archangels, through its middle position, participates in the two
extremes, being joined with the most holy Principalities and with the holy Angels."
Archangels are among the few angelic beings mentioned specifically by name in the Old
Testament. Even more specific are references in the New Testament, such as the Letter
of Jude (1:9): "But when the Archangel Michael, contending with the devil, disputed
about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a reviling judgment upon
him, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you.'"
As is clear from their appearances in Scripture, the primary duty of the Archangels is to
carry out the will of God as it relates directly to humanity. They bring to the world the
prayerful blessings of the Lord. It is for that reason that the Archangels - like their close
counterparts the Angels - are said to intervene so regularly in the affairs of men and
women.
Archangels liaises between God & Man and are in charge of Heaven's armies in their
Battle against Hell. Also they oversee Guardian Angels.
Members of this Angelic Order:
The number of Archangels has long been a source of great discussion among
angelologists. Traditionally there are seven Archangels although who they are and what
they do has been given variously in different sources. Islam recognizes only 4
Archangels, and other customs say twelve but there are much more than these. I have
compiled the list of Dionysius the Areopagite, which is the best-known list.
Gabriel
Raphael
Michael
Metatron
Uriel
Chamuel
Zadkiel
Jophiel
Barbiel
Jehudiel
Barachiel
Jeremiel (depending on reference)
Satan (before his fall)
Many more (see Archangels & Angels section)
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ANGELS:
Those angels of the Twelfth Order of Angels are the messengers that commune with
various life forms within the physical worlds.
These include the Guardian Angels of humankind.
They are called Angels. These are the most accessible angels to humans and other life
forms.
They are constantly present.

Large groups of them may appear at tragic events as they accompany their charges to
their next level or dimensional area. They also at times inspire through thoughts and
ideas.
Quote from Dionysius the
Areopagite text:
"For the Angels, as we have said, fill up and complete the lowest order of all the
Choirs of the Celestial Intelligences since they are the last of the Celestial Beings
possessing the angelic nature. And they, indeed, are more properly named Angels
by us than are those of a higher rank because their order is more directly in
contact With manifested and mundane things.

The highest Choir, as we have said, being in the foremost place near the Hidden
One, must be regarded as hierarchically ordering in a bidden manner the second
Choir; and the Choir of Dominions, Virtues and Powers, leads the Principalities,
Archangels and Angels more manifestly, indeed, than the first Choir, but in a more
hidden manner than the Choir below it; and the revealing Choir of the
Principalities, Archangels and Angels presides one through the other over the
human hierarchies so that their elevation and turning to God and their communion
and union with Him may be in order; and moreover, that the procession from God,
beneficently granted to all the Hierarchies, and visiting them all in common, may
be with the most holy order.

Accordingly the Word of God has given our hierarchy into the care of Angels, for
Archangel Michael is called Lord of the people of Judah, and other Archangels are
assigned to other peoples. For the Most High established the boundaries of the
nations according to the number of the Angels of God."
Guardians are the Angels that are assigned to a particular human being. Our own
Personal Guardian Angel! They join us at birth, and help s move over into the
otherworld when we part the earthly plane. They defend us when we're in trouble,
guide us in the right direction according to our life plan, give us small insights into how
things are, and inspire us to live better lives. Our Guardian Angels are constantly in
touch with any and all of the angels in the 12 Orders. They pass messages along to the
relevant parties, and if we ask for help from our Guardian Angel, they assist us, and call
on other angels too to help. Guardian Angels can come from any of the 12 Orders. Each
angel has his/her (or its) function. None is better or more important than the others.
Function and Philosophy
The twelfth and final order of angels belongs to the fourth and final Choir, their primary
focus of their existence being the caretaker-ship of humanity and the world. While the
lowest ranked of all angelic beings (if one accepts the idea of a regulated angelic
organization), angels are nevertheless members of the heavenly host and thus possess
the profound and beautiful attributes given to them by their Creator. They are beings of
pure spirituality and exist to fulfill the tasks given to them by God. Chief among these
are to act as messengers of the Lord to the earth and guardians of the human soul.
The Guardian Angel is the angelic being supposedly assigned not only to every living
soul, but to places, churches, and even nations. They proclaimed the birth of Christ and
spoke to Abraham, Moses, and a host of other prophets and patriarchies in the Old
Testament. It is precisely the humans that the members of the twelfth Order are most
often concerned with. They deliver new or word of impending destruction and woe. This
is done through both physical and spiritual means. Angels also observe all of human
history, perhaps recording every human act to provide a clear statement of the
development of each soul.
In heaven angels provide valuable service, in proper fulfillment of their natures as
purely spiritual beings and the will of the the Creator.
To reach your guardian angel, burn your favorite color candle. Add a white one beside it
for Divinity.
Members of this Angelic Order:
Gabriel
Raphael
Chayyliel
Phaleg
Adnachiel (Advachief)
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There are personal and group messages and scientific accomplishments
attained through the messages that come through the various orders of
angels. At the dawn of each new age or cycle, Angelic–messages are brought
to the minds of the beings of all classes and orders. These messages for
humankind at this time contain information about the messengers and their
messages, purposes and what they wish to share with all humanity.
More References on the Orders' Number

ST. AMBROSE ST. JEROME


1. Seraphim 1. Seraphim
2. Cherubim 2. Cherubim
3. Dominations 3. Powers
4. Thrones 4. Dominions (Dominations)
5. Principalities 5. Thrones
6. Potentates (Powers) 6. Archangels
7. Virtues 7. Angels
8. Archangels
9. Angels
GREGORY
THE GREAT DIONYSIUS
1. Seraphim THE AREOPAGITE
2. Cherubim 1. Seraphim
3. Thrones 2. Cherubim
4. Dominations 3. Thrones
5. Principalities 4. Dominations
6. Powers 5. Virtues
7. Virtues 6. Powers
8. Archangels 7. Principalities
9. Angels 8. Archangels
CONSTITUTIONS 9. Angels
OF APOSTLES ISIDORE
1. Seraphim OF SEVILLE
2. Cherubim 1. Seraphim
3. Acons 2. Cherubim
4. Hosts 3. Powers
5. Powers 4. Principalities
6. Authorities 5. Virtues
7. Principalities 6. Dominations
8. Thrones 7. Thrones
9. Archangels 8. Archangels
10. Angels 9. Angels
11. Dominions
MOSES
1. Chaioth ha-Qadesh MAIMONIDES THE ZOHAR
2. Auphanim 1. Malachim
3. Aralim (Erelim) 2. Erelim
4. Chasmalim 3. Seraphim
5. Seraphim 4. Hayyoth
6. Malachim 5. Ophanim
7. Elohim 6. Hamshalim
8. Bene Elohim 7. Elim
9. Kerubim 8. Elohim
10. Ishim 9. Bene Elohim
MASEKET AZILUT 10. Ishim
1. Seraphim JOHN OF DAMASCUS
2. Ofanim 1. Seraphim
3. Cherubim 2. Cherubim
4. Shinnanim 3. Throne
5. Tarshishim 4. Dominations
6. Ishim 5. Powers
7. Hashmallim 6. Authorities (Virtues)
8. Malakim 7. Rulers (Principalities)
9. Bene Elohim 8. Archangels
10. Arelim 9. Angels
BERITH MENUCHA
1. Arelim DANTE
2. Ishim 1. Seraphim
3. Bene Elohim 2. Cherubim
4. Malakim 3. Thrones
5. Hashmallim 4. Dominations
6. Tarshishim 5. Virtues
7. Shinnanim 6. Powers
8. Cheribum 7. Archangels
9. Ofanim 8. Principalities
10. Seraphim 9. Angels
BARRETT, The Magus
1. Seraphim
2. Cherubim
3. Thrones
4. Dominations
5. Powers
6. Virtues
7. Principalities
8. Archangels
9. Angels
10. Innocents
11. Martyrs
12. Confessors

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The Number Twelve (12)


14 March 2010
10:27 PM

The Number Twelve (12)

The 12 Angelic Orders/Hierarchy


Until the New Testament there were only two orders of angels (duality); the Seraphim
and Cherubim. St. Paul extended the number by adding seven new orders bringing-up
the number to nine orders (spiritual development).
They are, arranged according to their importance: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones,
Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels and Angels.
In many Angelic Information you will find that the number of the Angelic Orders ranges
from 7 to 12, with 9 been the most common, and in some way this is correct, if we
understand that these information were written in the middle ages and at the beginning
of the Christian church.
The listing of the Angelic Hierarchy presented here has a total of twelve distinct orders
of angels which in turn fall under four major headings known as Choirs.
- But why this list contains twelve orders?
- How did this number of Orders came into light.
Each age of our development has brought with it information of an extraordinary kind,
and now we are able to understand much more than what was understood on those
ages.
Knowledge was never a sin of any kind.
In Cabala, numbers have a meaning. It is not mystic it is scientific. There are no
mysteries we just don't remember. We are a part of what is eternal and therefore have
access to it all.
Remember that the number of things have a meaning of there own. Sets of things relate
just as progressions relate. In science these things are observable as in chemistry and
biology.
You can discern the number of a particle element and its properties, so too with all
things that have been in existence. There has been a pattern that all of life follows to
become life. Mankind has not had as much knowledge as they have learned of today.
On this planet there are wide gaps in who knows what! Yet the knowledge is here.
In ancient times great libraries existed in Alexandria in Egypt and Persepolis in Persia. In
these places, great histories and scientific knowledge that have been lost to us today
were stored, and yet we have gone on and possibly through remembering rediscovered
many of these things again. Nothing is ever truly lost and erasure is never completely
erased. At least as far as the human structure is concerned. It was formed in likeness of
something or someone much more whole and complete.
As the first humans awoke and looked around, the only “number” they knew was ONE.
Each person perceived one self, one Sun, one Moon, one meal at a time. One was the
number of the age.

As humans became more evolved, and looked out into the Universe, they began to
perceive Duality. There was night and day, summer and winter, male and female, good
and evil. As ages passed and philosophies developed, there was yin and yang. Now
TWO was the number of the age, and working with that concept brought people to the
idea that, where there is two, neither of the pair can exist without the other. On a planet
with no night, there is no meaningful day. In a world without evil, there can be no good.
These are profound insights; and pondering them helped develop the society in which
we live.

The next big number was SEVEN. The Hindus described seven chakras (energy points
on the body), people pondered the Seven Ages of Man, and sailed the Seven Seas.
Seven is a number of Discovery; it took mankind from the childhood of Two into a world
which, while being admittedly more complex than the world of primitive man, was still
knowable and therefore not so frightening.

Note that the world hadn’t changed: Man’s perception of it changed. With more finely-
tuned cognitive faculties, people could perceive finer gradations of experience; and
many of those experiences seemed to fall into patterns of Seven.
As St. Paul increased the number of Angelic Orders from two to nine it was very clear to
many that NINE was the number of Spiritual Development.

Still, something like 5,000 years ago, the ancient Sumerians began working with the
number TWELVE. They perceived twelve Signs of the Zodiac—signs we still use today.
They perceived twelve heavenly bodies in our Solar System, including, accurately,
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, which cannot be seen without a rather strong telescope.
And their governmental bodies were always composed of twelve individuals.

Sumerian politics eventually became Egyptian, Greek, and Roman mythology; and in
those cultures’ tales of the gods, there were always twelve primary gods at a time. The
myths tell stories of one god leaving the primary group and being replaced by another;
that’s how important it was to have twelve gods seated in Olympus, or wherever.

More recently, Jesus chose to have twelve apostles—and, when one turned out to be a
poor choice, the remaining apostles immediately hired a new replacement.

At a level closer to home, we humans (and all vertebrates) have twelve major joints in
our bodies: two ankles, two knees, two hips, two wrists, two elbows, and two in the
neck.

Now, presumably, someday we’ll realize that some higher number has a great
significance to the human experience. Will it be number 16? Maybe number 24? or even
the number 144? Who knows?
For now, it appears that the number TWELVE still has much to teach us. Remember,
moving to Seven from Two didn’t put an end to Day and Night. It just allowed us to
perceive additional, more subtle, phenomena... just as our present preoccupation with
Twelve affords us.
TWELVE (12) is the number of completion and wholeness. 7 and 9 are levels of spiritual
development each having their own properties.
After twelve you must do something that has not been done before to be able to
understand or comprehend what is to come.
12 is just the beginning point. There is a great deal of information concerning this and
much disinformation that runs on an agenda of againstness. Beware those that make
enemies of other groups and people. Beware of the process of againstness. It leads to
disillusionment and the belief in separation. These folks would have us all believe that
wars are options of the very best and that we need to fight against others.
By taking in consideration the above and if we could understand the existence of one
more higher but non-tangible "invisible" Choir (due to its nature) with three more Orders
then we can start realizing why number TWELVE (12) is the most likely to be the
number of the Angelic Orders.
Having in mind this non-tangible "invisible" Choir we can now say that there are four
Choirs of Angelic Orders and they deal with everything in existence from humans, to the
workings of the universe.
In each Angelic Choir there are three Angelic Orders (4x3=12) bringing up the number
of the Orders to twelve. So now we can say that there are 12 Orders of Angels. Each
order presents' an awareness or gift to human kind.
The twelve orders or realms relate to mankind as densities of energy or fields of reality.
The human form or body was intended to be created in the likeness of the Holy Twelve,
the twelve Orders of Angels and the twelve Angels of The Presence.
Each order dwells, reign or govern a realm, heaven or plane of existence. A region or
abode of an order of angels has been called, Yetsirah meaning formation. The
formations were the first realms created from the emanations of the Source of the
Whole of Existence. They are the chief domains or angelic realms. They were formed as
twelve domains. The spiritual structure of each domain contains twelve orbs of light.

Each orb of light within a formation or domain is called, a Sefira or Sephira, which
means an aspect or principal of the Source of the Whole of Existence or a portal of light.
Cabalistic tradition speaks of the ten portals of light that are the doorways of eternity. In
actuality there are twelve. In combination, all twelve are called the Sefiroth or
Sephiroth. These twelve portals of light combine aspects or principals of the source of
the Whole of Existence within each.

All forms are made up of their own combined energies or Sephiroth. The Sephiroth is
also known as the Tree of Life. It is explained in scriptures that the Tree of Life has
twelve braches and resides in the center portion of a living being next to or alongside of
its "river of life". This would be the center area, portion or position of any living being.
The structure of the twelve Sefira
combine the complete Sefiroth

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The 7 Heavens
14 March 2010
10:29 PM

The 7 Heaven's and Earth's Below


This section of the angels story has been given different names by different
theologians. It has been called:
- The seven heavens and the 7 hells
- The 7 celestial mansions and the 7 palaces
of darkness
- The 7 heavens and the seven earths.
These would be similar to the lowlands and highlands of our world. The seven heavens
stack one over the top of each other in a straight line.
I am presenting this information by combining in order both 7 Heavens & 7 Earths.
The portrayal of the synthesis for - The 7 Heavens - was made by me using as much
as possible the information in hand. Steli :-)

The First Heaven


Shamayim or Shamain
The 1st heaven, Shamayim borders the Earth and is ruled by Archangel Gabriel.
This is the lowest of the heavens. It borders our world and is thought to be the dwelling
place of Adam and Eve. This heaven being the first and closest to Earth acts as a
shading agent for the Earth.
This heaven has clouds, wind and upper waters. It is the home to two hundred
astronomer angels who keep watch over the stars.
To complete the visual picture of this heaven one would see legions of guardian angels
of snow, ice and dew living in this vicinity.
In the Apocalypse of St. Paul this region is called the "promised land." It is described as ,
"Now every tree bore twelve harvests each year, and they had various and diverse
fruits, and I saw the fashion of that place and all the work of God, and I saw there palm-
trees of twenty cubits and others of ten cubits, and the land was seven times brighter
than silver".
The First Earth
The inhabitants of this world are the descendants of Adam. It was said to be dull and
cheerless but little is known about it.
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The Second Heaven


Raquia or Raqia
The 2nd heaven Raquia is ruled by the Archangels Raphael and Zachariel, and,
according to Enoch, it is within this heaven that the fallen angels are imprisoned waiting
final judgment in complete darkness. This was at one time suppose to be the dwelling
place of John the Baptist.
The Second Earth
The people of this world, also descendants of Adam, were hunters and cultivators. The
were cursed with almost constant sadness. When not sad they were at war. It was also
believed that visitors here came in with a memory and left with no recall of prior events.
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The Third Heaven


Sagun or Shehaquim
The 3rd heaven is unique for many reasons. According to Enoch, hell lies within the
northern boundaries of the third heaven. Sagun (or Shehaqim) is ruled over by
Archangel Anahel and three subordinate saraim: Jagniel, Rabacyel, and Dalquiel, and is
the residence for Archangel Azrael, the Islamic Angel of death.
The northern region of this heaven has a river of flame that flows through the land of
cold and ice, here the wicked are punished by the angels.
The southern lands are a bountiful paradise, thought to be the Garden of Eden, where
the souls of the righteous will come after death. Two rivers, the river of milk and honey
and the river of wine and oil flow here. This heaven if where the "Tree of Life can be
found. The beautiful celestial garden is where all perfect souls go after death and is
guarded by 300 angels of light. It was also recorded that the entrance to this heaven is
a gate of gold.
The Third Earth
Although this world was one of shadows it also had woods, jungles, forests and
orchards. The inhabitants lived off the fruit of the trees.
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The Fourth Heaven


Machanon or Machen
The 4th heaven Machanon it is ruled by Archangel Michael, "Is the site of the heavenly
Jerusalem, the holy Temple and its Altar" (Godwin, p. 122). It is here that, according to
Enoch, that the Garden of Eden is actually housed, not in the third heaven.
It is said to house the city of Christ and is the native seat of the angels.
St. Paul's Apocalypse describes it as " It was all gold, and 12 walls encircled I and there
were 12 walls inside. There were 12 gates of great beauty in the circuit of the city and 4
rivers encircled it. There was a river of honey and a river of milk and a river of wine and
a river of oil. "
The Forth Earth
This world has two suns and is very dry. The cities here were rich and wondrous, but the
dwellers were constantly looking for a source of underground water. It was said that
these people had fair features and were full of spiritual faith.
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The Fifth Heaven
Mathey or Machon
The 5th heaven Mathey is the seat/home of God, Aaron, and the Avenging Angels.
The beautiful southern region is where God can be found while the northern boundaries
are said to be ruled by Metatron's twin brother Archangel Sandalphon or Samael
(Camael, Chamuel). This region was like a great void of fire and smoke, which had no
firm ground above or below.
A terrible desolate place where it is said the fallen Grigori (watchers) angels who sinned
and cohabited with woman were imprisoned; hmm !!!
"Well personally I find this to be very unlikely so, as we, mankind, have been
blessed with His greatest gift - Free Will - I would have expected at least the
Angels to have been blessed with the same gift also. I believe that if an angel
chooses to "fall" down to mankind to experience life and follow the paths of re-
incarnation there is nothing wrong in that, let's not forget that we are angels too
which have forgotten how to fly."
In the southern regions, on the other hand, reside the ministering angels who endlessly
change the praises of the Lord.
The Fifth Earth
The people here live off the land and seem to be a bit simple minded. There world has a
red sun and is very dry. The people have two holes in theirs heads instead of noses
making it easier for them to breath the dry thin air.
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The Sixth Heaven


Zebul
The 6th heaven Zebul is ruled by Archangel Zachiel (Sachiel) and his subordinate
princes Zebul (during the day) and Sabath (during the night)
This stormy, snow ridden dwelling is home to the seven phoenixes and the seven
Cherubim who sing the praises of God. A multitude of other angelic beings also reside
here.
It is like the angels University of knowledge who study an array of subjects including
astronomy, ecology, the seasons, and mankind.
The Sixth Earth
Here the seasons are very long. These inhabitants can travel from earth to earth and
are credited with being able to speak all languages. This earth is said to be the place
where Hell can be found, all seven layers of it one on top of another. The topmost layer
being Sheol followed by, perdition, the gates of death, the gates of the shadow of death,
silence, the bilge and the lowest pit.
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The Seventh Heaven


Araboth
The 7th heaven is the holiest of the holy heavens. Araboth is ruled by Archangel Cassiel and
is home to God and his Divine Throne it is also the abode of human souls waiting to be born.
It is also home to the highest orders of angels - the Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones.
It is in the 7th Heaven that Isaiah has a glimpse of God and the Christ and "hears the Most
high dictating the program on his (Christs) earthly manifestation and return."
The Seventh Earth
This world's form is very much like that of Earth's, having hills, mountains, valleys and
flatlands. Here lies 365 different types of bizarre creatures. These creatures range from
having two heads, to having multiple bodies, but are considered to be righteous. They are
considered quite superior and live off the aquatic life found there. They have the unique
ability to prolong life or bring the dead back to life.
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More References
In Enoch 2,8, the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life are both found in the 3rd Heaven.
The Zohar mentions 390 Heavens and 70,000 worlds.
The gnostic Basilides vouched for 365 Heavens.
Jellenek (in Beth Ha-Midrasch) recalls a legend which tells of 955 Heavens.
In Enoch 2 the Heavens number 10. Here the 8th Heaven is called Muzaloth. The 9th
Heaven, home of the 12 signs of the zodiac, is called Kukhavim. The 10th, where Enoch
saw the "vision of the face of the Lord", is called Aravoth (Hebrew term for the 12 signs
of the Zodiac).
The confusion of the Heavens is clear here from the fact that the signs of the zodiac do
not lodge in the Heavens named after them.
The notion of the 7 Heavens appears in The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs and
other Jewish apocrypha, and was familiar to the ancient Persians and Babylonians.
The Persians pictured the Almighty in the highest of the 7 Heavens, "seated on a great
white throne, surrounded by winged cherubim."
The Koran also speaks of 7 Heavens.
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The Celestial Angel Wardens
1st Heaven 2nd Heaven 3rd Heaven
1. Suria 1. Tagriel 1. Sheburiel (chief)
2. Tutrechial (chief) 2. Retsutsiel
3. Tutrusiai 2. Maspiel 3. Shalmial
4. Zortek 3. Sahriel 4. Savlial
5. Mufar 4. Arfiel 5. Harhazial
6. Ashrulyai 5. Shahariel 6. Hadrial
7. Sabriel 6. Sakriel 7. Ragiel
8. Zahabriel 7. Ragiel
9. Tandal 8. Sehibiel
10. Shokad 9. Tandal
11. Huzia 10. Shokad
12. 11. Huzia
Deheboryn
13. Adririon
14. Khabiel
15. Tashriel
16. Nahuriel
17. Jekusiel
18. Tufiel
19. Dahariel
20. Maskiel
21. Shoel
22. Sheviel
4th Heaven

1. Pachdial (chief)
2. Gvurtial
3. Kzuial
4. Shchinial
5. Shtukial
6. Arvial (or Avial)
7. Kfial
8. Anfial
5th 6th Heaven 7th Heaven
Heaven
1. Techial 1. Rumial 1. Zeburial
2. Uzial 2. Katmial 2. Turtbebial
3. Gmial 3. Gehegial
4. Gamrial 4. Asabrsbial
5. Sefrial 5. Egrumial |Up|
6. Garfiel 6. Parzial
7. Grial 7. Machkial
8. Drial (Mrgial, Mrgivel)
9. Paltrial 8. Tufrial

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Archangels & Angels
14 March 2010
10:33 PM

The Archangels & Angels


All Archangels (except two) end with the "el" suffix. "El" meaning "in God" and the first
half of the name meaning what each individual Angel specializes in.

Archangels are able to be in many places at one time. You never have to feel that your
"problem" isn't important enough to bother them with. That is what they're there for, to
help you grow (Remember when you make your requests to an archangel, they are not
able to interfere with your karma). The most popular Archangels are Michael, Raphael,
Gabriel and Uriel who are depicted in the Christian Bible.
This website recognizes there are many Archangels, and there's much debate to who
they are, how many there actually are, their many different names, and the spelling
variations of their names, but I have listed as many as I could.
The portrayal of the synthesis for the Archangels & Angels section, was made by
me using as much as possible the information in hand. Steli :-)
The order in which they are presented starts with the 7 Archangels who stand before the
Throne of God, and continues alphabetically with more Archangels and Angels.

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Angels &
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Mich
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Gabr
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Rap
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Uriel

Cha
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Jophi
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Zad
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Anael
Anafi
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Ariel

Asari
el

Azrae
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Bodie
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Bara
kiel

Cassi
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Cele
stiel

Cha
yyiel

Galg
aliel

Israfe
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Jehoe
l

Jehu
diel

Mael
Met
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Nath
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Oph
aniel

Pha
nuel

Raziel

Rikbi
el

San
dalp
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Sop
heri
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Suriel

Zac
hari
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Zag
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Melc
hize
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Azbu
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The
Irins

Mihr

The
Qua
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Ram
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Shus
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Soq
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Hozi

Vretil

Yefe
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Angelic Scripts - Seals & Sigils


14 March 2010
10:42 PM

The Celestial Alphabet

Sigils of the 7 Archangels Rulers of the 7


Heavens

The 7 Seals of the Angels ruling the Provinces


of Heaven
The Symbols of the 7 Planets - Character -
Spirit - Demon

Other Angelic Symbols


Angelic Scripts - Seals - Sigils and Symbols
This is my personal Seal - Sigil - Symbol or what ever you like to call it. All that it means
is that I came up with this design, and to me, it represents who I am, is sort of like my
name, just in a different form.

My personal Sigil base on my name


Actually my Sigil is based on my christening Greek name, and I have used an old
mystical method to come-up with this design which is called Gematria.
In Gematria each letter of the alphabet is represented with a number according to its
phonetic order. What I did was to found the numeric equivalent for the letters in my
name and write them down. Then if some letters have a two digit number I added the
two numbers so that all letters are represented with a one digit number. The same I did
with the numbers total to come up with one final number which represents my name.
I then took a good close look of the symbols derived from this number, isolate some
parts, deleted some others, alter the shape of some else's until it felts right and became
mine.
There is no right or wrong way to design your personal sigil as long as the final result
feels that is representing you. Use anything, meditate on it, use your favorite colors,
shapes, symbols or even animal shapes, anything. Let your intuition guide you through
this, listen to your feelings, look at what the shapes or symbols are saying to you and
you will have your personal Sigil.

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