It’s quite reassuring to know that you’ve got your support team up in heaven. Yes, you read that right – you have your own support team. The lead of the team is the Lord. And His subordinates, who are also in this team, include Archangels, Guardian Angels, and spiritual masters. Basically, these masters are spiritual beings who’ve lived on the Earth. Besides, your support team may even include the souls of your loved ones who’ve passed away.
Most importantly, whenever you pray to the Lord, He’ll receive your prayers through this support team only.
Nine out of ten times, you’ll pray to the Lord whenever a challenge daunts you. But, sometimes, you may even call upon the support team that the Lord has established for you. Yes, you may call upon Archangels, who’ll help you under some circumstances. So, whenever you call upon Archangels, you’ll call for help to the appointed specialists of the Lord. Like everyone else in the support team, Archangels have some gifts that the Lord has bestowed on them. And that’s why Archangels always use these divine gifts to help people like you make better decisions and lead happy life.
In this explainer, we’re going to focus on one major component of your support team – Archangels. This explainer will shed light on the divine responsibility of Archangels in your life. But before that, let’s get to know who’s an Archangel.
Who’s An Archangel?
Archangels exist. If you have faith in them, then the presence of these heavenly beings will be the eternal truth for you. On top of that, the presence of Archangels is even confirmed in the Bible. Archangels are incorporeal beings, and they’re perfect. The perfection of Archangels is only because of the fact that the Lord has created them.
Archangels have been with you since the dawn of time. They’re the Lord’s messengers and servants. Not even for a single moment, Archangels have ceased singing the praises of the Lord. Because of that reason, Archangels always rush at His command. Every Archangel belongs to the high spiritual rank. The term “Archangel” is always associated with Abrahamic religions. Nonetheless, beings who are familiar with Archangels are found in numerous religious texts and traditions.
Now that you know a thing or two about Archangels, let’s discuss their sole responsibility.
The Divine Role Of Archangels
The chief responsibility of an Archangel is managing life on this planet. This management basically comprises the creation and nurturing of life paths, souls, and the divine order in the natural world. Besides, there are many Archangels – and everyone has their own areas of expertise.
When all Archangels come together to serve humanity, they bring together their expertise. And this conjunction of angelic expertise delivers the best outcomes. It’s needless to mention that these outcomes align well with God’s master plan.
To cut a long story short, Archangels exist so that they can assist humanity towards building a better tomorrow. These Archangels use their expertise and divine capabilities to help you live your life to the fullest. That’s why more and more people want to call these Archangels for help time and time again.
Summing It Up
Now, you know who an Archangel is. Besides, you even know the divine role of Archangels. So, if you’re stuck in a deadlock and need divine help, then Archangels will rush to serve you. The only thing is, you have to pray to Archangels without fail.
This ASMR meditation music therapy program is a dedication to the sephiroth Chokmah from the Kabbalah Tree of Life. It contains a pure sine frequency of 430Hz to accentuate resonance with this sephiroth.
Music to relax, meditate, study, read, massage, spa or sleep. This music is perfect to combat anxiety, stress or insomnia as it facilitates relaxation and helps us eliminate bad vibrations. You can also use this music as a background for guided meditation classes or sleep relaxation.
I personally love this music/video. “Goddess Song” (Awaken/Open Your Third Eye/Ajna/Brow Chakra 1 hour Stimulation/Meditation). In its softness, there is subtle yet extreme power. Stimulate the feminine energy, the divine female in you. Primarily for women, but it does work for men as well.
Great visual and audio meditation. See deeper into the world you live in and walk upon. The Third Eye closes over time if not used. Everything from the day-to-day stress of life, pressure from others that do not walk the same path, distractions such as media, developmental stages and the traps and basically data overload from all of the information we are barraged with on a daily basis. Billboards, cars passing us or us passing them, colors, sound, smells, they all are recorded in the vast database we call our brain.
The Third Eye allows us to see deeper into everything and gives us a deeper understanding of what we are seeing. It is a conduit to “the source,” or “the universe.” The ancient being that you are is accessible only through this portal. We lose connection to this ancient self, that is us, as we grow into young children and start mimicking what we see and hear, and over time, the years of our youth and sometimes beyond, we close that eye that allows us to look deep inward, and without even noticing, we begin to only see outwards.
But, there are those of us who seek to see clearly, and have understanding for the self and the world. Opening the third eye once again, and allowing once again the magic and curiosity that once was part of our lives and is vital to us all.
The “third eye,” or pineal gland, is located at the center of our mind, and can be activated by certain frequencies, and that is the foundation of this music/soundscape; that particular frequency. I have studied the effects of different frequencies on our bodies and minds for over thirty years and have found that sound waves of certain frequencies can alter the frequency patterns in our brains. Patterns caused mostly by external stimuli, can shift into “not so healthy” frequencies and cause depression, lethargy, etc.. Opening/stimulating the “third eye” can allow us to see much deeper into the world around us, and give us far more understanding of it. It can enhance empathy, compassion and understanding. With no one else around, relax, dim the lights, and listen to and watch this video (preferably with headphones). Watch it more than once, watch it daily over a period of a week and you will start to see different patterns in the visuals. The patterns are along the same lines as “The Rorschach test” (inkblot test) which is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed. You can understand a lot about an individual, or yourself, based on the perception you have of the inkblot imagery. Same with the imagery in this video; what do you see, what images dominate, stand out? This can give you an understanding of your perception of the world you live in. Perception creates attitude, attitude becomes character. Who you are is based firmly in how you perceive the world around you. By opening/stimulating the third eye, you can look deeper into yourself and your world.
(excerpt from Wiki) | The third eye (the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions such as Hinduism, the third eye refers to the ajna, or brow, chakra. In Theosophy it is related to the pineal gland. The third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal spiritual or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with religious visions, clairvoyance, the ability to observe chakras and auras, precognition, and out-of-body experiences. People who are claimed to have the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers.
Daily Meditation Technique: Open Your Third Eye in 1 hour.
To comprehend how the Ray of Creation works through the four manifested worlds of Kabbalah within the universe, imagine an overflowing fountain with lots of steps.
Each level depends on the level above. All come from the Ain Soph, the Absolute, the Unknown.
Each world above influences the ones below.
The World of Yetzirah is the World of Formation and of Angels.
The 10 Sephiroth in the World of Yetzirah are related to the four elements.
Kether, the first Sephirah in the world of Yetzirah receives the name of Chaioth Ha Kadosh (Hebrew: The Holy Creatures).
And round about the throne, were four beasts (creatures) full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion (fire), and the second beast like a calf (or an ox, symbol of the element earth), and the third beast had a face as a man (water), and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle (air). And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy (Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh), Lord God Almighty (Adonia, El Shaddai), which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, (Oh Adonia) O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
For a more in depth comprehension, let us study the Book of Ezekiel, Chapter 1: 4-28:
And I looked (spiritually in the World of Yetzirah), and, behold, a whirlwind (a Ruach Elohim of Binah, the Holy Spirit, an Angel of Yetzirah) came out of the north (the upper part of the Tree of Life, Daath in the world of Yetzirah), a great cloud (of transmuted sexual libido), and a (bright) fire (the Angel) enfolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber (that contains the three primary forces: Father, Son and Holy Spirit), out of the midst of the fire (of chastity).
Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures (Chaioth Ha Kadosh, the Four Animas of Alchemy). And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man (an Angel, intelligence).
And every one had four faces (because they manifest the intelligence of Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malkuth), and every one had four wings (because their energy manifests in the physical, vital, astral and mental planes).
And their feet (in Malkuth) were straight feet (upright action); and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the color of burnished brass (because the base where these elements rest is the flaming forge of Vulcan; here the ‘lead’ of Saturn, Binah, the Holy Spirit, the “Man” and the ‘copper’ of Venus, Urania Venus, the Divine Mother Kundalini, the “Woman” are united to lift the Serpent of ‘Brass’).
And they had the hands (actions) of a man (of Yesod, the Angel that is born from the waters of chastity) under their wings on their four sides (on the physical, vital, astral and mental dimensions); and they four (solar bodies) had their faces and their wings (they share the same powers of the fire of chastity).
Their wings were (harmoniously) joined one to another (in the four solar bodies of the Angel); they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward (always performing the will of Kether).
As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man (symbol of the Causal Body that exercise power over the water of Yesod), and the face of a lion (the Fire, Astral Body, Hod), on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox (the Earth, the physical body, Malkuth) on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle (the Air, the Mental Body, Netzach).
Thus were their (Angelic) faces (with symbolic attributes): and their (fiery) wings were stretched upward (because they are the outcome of the sublimation of the sexual libido); two (fiery spiritual) wings of every one were joined one to another (in the flaming forge of Vulcan), and two (Pingala and Ida, Od and Ob, the Two Witnesses) covered their bodies.
And they went every one straight forward (always performing the will of Kether): whither the spirit (the Angel) was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went (because they are the “Mercabah” “to Soma Heliakon” the garment of the Being).
As for the likeness of the living creatures (the four Animas of Alchemy), their appearance was like burning coals of fire (of chastity), and like the appearance of lamps that went over and over again in the middle (of the spinal medulla) of the living creatures; and the fire (of chastity) was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightnings (through the seven chakras of their spinal medulla).
And the living creatures ran and returned (in all of the World of Yetzirah) as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
“Now as I beheld (within the spiritual nature of) the living creatures (or solar bodies of the Angel of Yetzirah), behold one wheel (active element) upon the earth (or divine nature of the solar bodies) by each one of the living creatures (or solar bodies) with his four faces.
The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the color of a beryl (the Cubic Stone of Yesod): and they four (active elements) had one likeness (within the Brute Mercury, the semen or raw matter of the Great Work): and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel (atomic creative solar elements contained within the Mixture, the semen, or Mercury of the Wise base of the four wheels: Netzach, Hod, Yesod, Malkuth).
When they (through sexual alchemy) went, they went upon their four sides (or four solar bodies): and they turned not when they went (when their sexual hydrogens were transmuted).
As for their rings (or vertebrae within which these four active elements manifest throughout the spinal medulla of the Angels), they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings (or vertebrae) were full of eyes (chakras, powers) round about them four (solar bodies).
And when the living creatures (or solar bodies) went, the wheels (active elements) went by them (because the wheels and the living creatures are the same solar bodies that manifest the four elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth in the Angel): and when the living creatures (or solar bodies) were lifted up (exercise power) from the earth (nature), the wheels were lifted up (because they are lifted up thanks to the sexual potency of the same solar bodies of the Angel).
Whithersoever the spirit (the Angel) was to go, they went, thither was their spirit (the Angel) to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the (Holy) Spirit of the living creatures was in their wheels (or active sexual elements).
When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the (Holy) Spirit (that rises throughout the spinal medulla) of each living creature (or each solar body of the Angel) was in the wheels (active creative elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth of Nature).
And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the color of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above (the chakra Sahasrara that connects all the solar bodies to Kether, the Glorian and the Ain Soph).
And under the firmament (Kether, the Glorian) were their (Fiery) wings straight (upright action), the one toward the other (harmoniously with Binah the Holy Spirit): every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their (Angelic) bodies.
And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings (as in the forge of the Cyclops), like the noise of great (transmuted seminal) waters, as the voice of the Almighty (El Shaddai), the voice of a crowd (of solar and lunar forces), as the noise of a (cosmic) host (of solar forces): when they rested (from their transmutation), they let down their wings (their alchemical activities).
And there was a voice (the Word) from the firmament (Kether) that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their (fiery) wings.
And above the firmament (Kether) that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne (Binah), as the appearance of a sapphire stone (because it has its foundation on Yesod): and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man (the Ancient of Days, the Angel) above upon it.
And I saw as the color of amber (that contains the three primary forces: Father, Son and Holy Spirit), as the appearance of fire (of chastity) round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of (solar transmuted) fire, and it had brightness round about (his aura).
As the appearance of the rainbow (with its seven solar colors within their seven chakras) that is in the cloud (or seminal vapors) in the day of rain (of Genesic waters through sexual transmutation), so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory (Hod, or transmuted Prana) of Jehovah Elohim (the Holy Spirit in Yetzirah). And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice (the Word) of one (Angel of Yetzirah) that spoke.”
Ezekiel 1: 4-28
The World of Yetzirah is related to third triangle of the Tree of Life:
This third triangle and Malkuth receive influences of Yetzirah.
This is the Magical triangle.
Mag means priest. Priesthood.
Magic is the art of influencing nature with willpower, controlling the elements.
Netzach = Air
Hod = Fire
Yesod = Water
Malkuth = Earth
In this World of Yetzirah the name of God is manifested in different ways, represented by the four elements or four creatures with wings.
Chaioth ha kadosh: Hebrew for “The Holy Creatures.” Chai = creature.
These four holy creatures are related to Kether, the top of the tree in the World of Yetzirah.
Yetzirah and the worlds above:
Atziluth = World of God, governed by Kether, represented in every Monad by the superior part of the Being.
In Yetzirah the superior part of the Being is named Yew, that places us in direct contact with our own particular superior part (also Jah). That part is in direct contact with the world of Atziluth. Every Monad has its own Yew.
Briah is the World of Archangels, governed by Chokmah, the Son, the Cosmic Chrestos. Christ is Universal; Christ has no form, but is individually manifested through all Archangels. Chokmah represented by the Zodiac.
Yetzirah is the World of Angels is governed by Binah: In Yetzirah all the forces of the Zodiac, “Briah,” are represented by the 24 Elders; Two for each constellation.
Archangels from Briah channel the energy of Atziluth into the World of Yetzirah:
From the galaxy, the zodiac belt goes into the solar system.
Archangels from Briah are messengers of the World of Atziluth.
All the Angels of every solar system are governed by the Law of Seven. This is how intelligence is organized.
7 eyes of the Lamb = 7 chakras that penetrate the four worlds.
7 horns = 7 mighty Rays governed by the 7 mighty Archangels.
Yetzirah: The Angels, through the 7 mighty Rays, govern the energies of the worlds of the solar systems.
The 12 constellations are related to the 7 Mighty Archangels:
Aries is the House of Samael (Mars).
Scorpio is the House of Samael.
Raphael (Mercury) is in Houses of Virgo, Gemini.
Uriel is in Libra and Taurus.
Michael is in Leo.
Zachariel is in Sagittarius and Pisces (Neptune, Jupiter).
Orifiel is in Capricorn, Aquarius.
Gabriel is in Cancer, etc.
The 12 Planets are related to the 7 mighty Archangels. There are 12 planets; the other 3 are after Pluto.
Elohim (Hebrew) means Gods and Goddesses.
Third triangle is the House of Binah, Holy Spirit.
The name of God in Atziluth related to Binah is YHVH Elohim.
YHVH Elohim has his center of gravity in Yesod.
In Atziluth this represents the Monad in each God that is divided into two.
The Holy Spirit in Yetzirah works through Yesod.
The particular YHVH Elohim of all Archangels works through the 7 mighty Rays.
The 7 mighty Rays connect all Monads that exist.
In Yetzirah we find all the billions and trillions of Angels.
All the billions and trillions of Angels are self-generated Monads = Self-realized.
This means that they have the four solar bodies: Astral (Lion), Mental (Eagle), Causal (Man), Physical (Bull).
These Monads are called Angels in Christianity, Devas in Hinduism, Gods in many other Religions.
When we talk of non-generated Monads then we name the vital body as a symbol of the man and not the causal body.
Non-generated Monads are those who do not have solar bodies.
Whether or not a Monad is a self- or non-generated Monad, it is always connected to one Ray of the 7 mighty Rays.
Certain Archangels are related to certain elements.
Samael = Fire
Gabriel = Water
Raphael = Air
These Angels also control elements of Nature.
Angels are under control of Archangels (Cosmocreators), the channels of Atziluth.
The energy of Atziluth is channeled through Archangels into Angels.
In Yesod (fourth dimension), we find Eden, the Terrestrial Paradise of all the Angels.
Hod/Netzach is the fifth dimension.
Eden in the physical body is the sex that is related to the vital body in the fourth dimension, the place where all the Monads are working.
In the Maya, Aztec, Hindu, Egyptian cultures we find all the Angels related to the elements.
In Judaism (Hebrew) they call the Angels Malachim: Malachim means “Kings and Queens of Nature.” In the Sepher Yetzirah (Book of Formation) we find lots of names related to Angels.
The four elements channel the energy of the 24 Elders.
In this solar system there is one God that governs all of the moons. Our moon organizes all the forces of the whole planet in the four kingdoms (four elements).
The Monad or God that controls (in the fourth dimension) all the forces that descend into the planet Earth, above all the Angels, is YHVH. Nobody can do anything without consent of YHVH.
Do not confuse the Individual YHVH Elohim of every Angel with the Lord YHVH. Each of us has our own YHVH Elohim.
In Buddhism we learn that each person has their own Buddha (Monad). Gautama the Buddha taught this.
We have our own particular Jesus Christ (He develops, has to be formed within each of us). Jesus of Nazareth taught this mystery.
We have also our own Moses within: will power.
The Lord YHVH teaches about our own particular YHVH Elohim.
The Lord YHVH was the highest initiate of the past cosmic day.
YHVH controls all the moons of this solar system. Jehovah controls the Positive Ray of Moon. Gabriel controls our moon (Selene). YHVH controls all moons.
No energy reaches earth except through YHVH.
All Angels control all the non-generated Monads.
These non-generated Monads are not Masters, but Elementals.
Monads in the process of evolution control the forces of nature under the guidance of the Angels of Yetzirah.
Every Monad is related to a Ray, and every Ray is related to the elements.
Angels do no work except under the directions of Jehovah.
Jehovah created the earth under the direction of the Elohim.
This work was through the Angels, not “by his own hands.”
When we enter into initiation, we enter into the commands of Jehovah.
The Gods punish this humanity because we destroy nature, they try to balance nature, and so many bodies must die.
The planet Earth must give birth to two more root races.
There will be many earthquakes, etc., in the last effort to help us.
This humanity mocks the Gods (Angels), and thinks that the Gods (Angels) are merely the fabrication of ancient civilizations.
But the Gods (Angels) give us the opportunity to enter into the higher worlds to meet them.
The Pennate Gods control different parts of earth; lakes, rivers, cities etc.
Angels of certain families gives you according to your deeds. They are doing their duty.
Everything is connected in Nature.
YHVH Elohim works with forces of the moon.
24 Elders work with forces of the galaxy.
7 Mighty Rays work with forces of the solar system.
YHVH works with forces of the moon.
The Monads whether self- or non-generated work under the direction of the Angels who are commanded by YHVH.
The Monads are connected to the Rays through the three atoms; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
The Monad has these three parts connected to its Ray.
Consider an electric utensil which uses the three forces. When it is connected, then electricity passes through.
Three forces = positive, negative, neutral.
The Ray with which your Monad is connected determines how the forces are coming into your Spirit.
The different names of Hierarchies or Angels related to the 9 Heavens:
(“Archangels” is used here in a different way to how we are otherwise using it. Here it is in relation to the World of Hod.)
In Kabbalah we study the 10 names of the legions/Angels or self-generated Monads.
The non-generated Monads are failures; they belong to the World of Assiah.
In Malkuth the legions are called Ischim.
Ish = Man
Isha = Woman
Ischim = Plurality of Human Beings. Monads that have created the four bodies.
These Ischim are the Initiates who are commanded by their own particular individual Moses.
These are Monads that have already overcome the circle of Nahemah; adultery and fornication and all the aggregates related to this circle, lust, anger…
In the case when the Monad does not control the four elements related to the four bodies of sin, the Monad becomes a hasnamuss.
A hasnamuss is a Monad that has created the four solar bodies but did not kill the ego: a hasnamuss is an angel above (the Monad) and a demon below (the Ego).
The centaur represents this double center of gravity.
The 7 capital sins are the opposites of the 7 mighty forces.
When the Lamb does not have the 7 horns then it still has defects.
The Human Soul has to be perfect to reach even the first level of Yetzirah.
Krishnamurti was Ischim, preparing to climb to other spheres.
We create the solar bodies, eliminate the ego, and so enter into the mysteries of the nine spheres.
Cherubim = Strong Ones (Yesod).
Beni Elohim = Children of God.
Elohim (have control of the mind).
Malachim (in the world of Tiphereth).
[Above all: Chaioth ha Kadosh: The Four Holy Creatures.]
This is the scale that Jacob saw when dreaming: the Ladder to Heaven.
The Chaioth ha Kadosh are the Seraphim of Christianity, these are beings that prepare themselves to enter into the World of Briah, Cosmocreators.
Nirvana is related to all these levels where Angels are trying to perfect themselves.
The Invocation of Solomon calls all the powers of the four worlds of Kabbalah, invoking all legions of Divinity in accordance to your Ray to perform your magical work.
In Netzach: (Mind) we find Hermetic magic, of Hermes, Mercury. The way we work in secrecy to help others, using the forces of the Elohim for the many. Build Solar Mind.
In Hod (Astral) we find Natural magic – ritualistic, sharing the forces. This is Emotional, the rituals of all religions. We find rituals in all religions; this is the way we share these forces. We need to awaken the forces of the Monad. The highest type of magic is when the Innermost is acting through it.
In Yesod (Vital body) we find Sexual Magic – the Secret of Secrets.
The Monad has to work in all these three forms of magic according to the Order of Melchizedeck.
The highest initiates can control the elements and even have to go into the earth and control the evil forces; this is a much harder work.
Any Angel has its powers in the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit gives power to every single Monad.
In Hod we also have ceremonial magic, the Transubstantiation, the Eucharist, the Last Supper of Yeshua: a powerful magical ceremony.
But for this it is necessary to be skillful in sexual transmutation.
The energy of the Holy Spirit controls Nature.
Angels with the power of the Holy Spirit can control the elements.
We work with the energy of the Holy Spirit to be born again, to be born in different spheres.
In Hermetic magic we have Theurgy; it is possible to even materialise the Angels in the physical world, as for instance in the work of the Great Initiate Iamblicus.
The ego performs Necromancy – the invocations of demons – utilising the forces of the infradimensions.
As soon as we are in chastity, the Angels according to your Hierarchal Ray are helping you.
Lots of practices do not work because we do not deserve the results.
Many priests in many religions perform rituals and there are no forces present because they do not transmute the sexual energy.
To be able to invoke, we have to work with sexual transmutation.
We perform the Conjuration of the Four to get the positive side of the elements.
There is a good mantra to start with, to develop intuition, which awakens the doors for the Monad to guide you. Om Mani Padme Hum opens the chakra of the heart.
YHVH: the formula Tetragrammaton refers to the four-letter Hebrew name of God, Yeshua, or Yod, He, Vau, He (יהוה). These letters have been attributed to numerous four-part symbols, including the classic elements, cardinal directions, Tarot suits, and so on. The formula is often represented by the Father (Yod) joining with the Mother (He), to produce the Son (Vau) and the Daughter (He-final). Within Yoga it is possible to see this formula as describing the union of the subject and the object to produce the exalted state of mind and the resulting ecstasy.
Within a ceremonial magic framework, the first letter can also be interpreted as the original creative force, or Hadit, who “marries” the eternally fertile, co-equal female force, Nuit, resulting in the twins, Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-Par-Kraat (both of whom make up the deity Heru-ra-ha, perhaps meaning “Horus and Ra be Praised!”). There are many other uses of this formula within the realm of mysticism.
Here is a fascinating story about a man who became an angel, not just an ordinary angel – but the minister in charge of all the other Serafim.
His face appears on one of the King Solomon seals, named “The First Pentacle of the Sun“. On this seal – his radiant horned figure is drawn.
Alongside the figure are the Hebrew words “El Shadai” (אל שד”י) (One of the holy names of God).
Who is this divine figure?
This is the Archangel Metatron, the Minister of the Interior, who is the emissary and representative of God that instructs human beings from the upper worlds. According to various Kabbalistic sources, Metatron is said to be the most senior angel in the world of creation (Olam Yetzirah) — the realm where angels are created.
In the “book of Heichalot”, we can find comprehensive knowledge of the angel Metatron and how he received the highest role in the armies of angels:
Hanoch ben Yered was a human being, flesh and blood, a righteous and God-fearing man, who lived in the generation of the great flood (the seventh in the lineage after the first man). He was taken by the Creator and ascended miraculously (without actually dying) to the upper worlds:
” Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, for God took him” [Genesis 5]
This is what Rabbi Yishmael had said about him:
“Metatron, the angel of the interior, said to me: ‘When the Creator took me from the generation of the flood, it enveloped me in the wings of the Spirit of the Shekhina, to the upper firmament … and nominated me to serve the throne of glory every day.”
In the supreme process of coronation, Enoch (Hanoch) was granted many blessings from the Creator, his dimensions were magnified and intensified, and he received 72 wings (36 pairs of wings), 5360 eyes, “Each eye as the greatest light”. A chair was built for him, reminiscent of the Creator’s Throne of Glory, with all the lights of the world shining in it. The chair was placed at the entrance to the Seventh Divine hall and Hanoch was seated on it.
It was also told by Rabbi Yishmael:
“Metatron, the angel of the interior, told me,” Since then, all the secrets of the Torah have been revealed to me, and all the mysteries and deepness of wisdom, and all the thoughts of the hearts of creatures and all the mysteries of the world and all the ways of creation unfold before me, the way they are known by the Creator, and there is nothing in Heaven and the depth of the world that disappeared from me. ” [The book of Heichalot].
The Creator loved Hanoch most of all – he made him a garment that shone with all kinds of lights, dressed him in a coat of honor, and gave him a crown of kingship, in which there were 49 stones shining like the sunlight. On the crown the Creator wrote in fire the Hebrew letters through which the world was created. When this crown was tied to Metatron’s head, all the ministering angels in front of the throne of glory moved away from him with dignity and fear.
“And they all fall upon their faces when they see me and cannot look at me from the glory and splendor of beauty”.
Metatron was given seventy names to the seventy languages of the world. Some of these names may be familiar to you from various kabbalistic writings and talismans: זב”יה, צפצפ”יה, טפטפ”יה , etc. Every name conveys supreme lights.
The Zohar tells about Metatron that he controls all the angels responsible for this world, and has direct linkage with the Creator.
Metatron is also considered the redeeming angel to the world that protects mankind, and he is the one who summons blessings to the whole world, for he has received all the blessings of the Creator.
Why was Hanoch ben Yered chosen to play such an exalted role in the kingdom of heaven and earth?
In the Zohar it is explained that since Hanoch followed the path of truth when he lived in the physical world, he found the lights (sparks) that were lost by the first man because of the first sin (of the Tree of Knowledge). These lights were hidden in the lower heaven, among the trees of the Garden of Eden, where they remained concealed until the birth of Hanoch. Hanoch lived next to paradise, and the hidden light began to shine in him and so – he transcended spiritually.
Due to the spiritual radiance that emanated from him, he was allowed into the Garden of Eden, where he found the tree of life, smelled its fruits, absorbed its essence, and the spirit of the preliminary light of life entered into him.
Angels came from the upper worlds and taught him the supreme wisdom. He was given a book that was hidden in the Tree of Life, from which he learned and knew the ways of the Creator and the secrets of the universe. This is the reason why it was said about him “And Enoch walked with God”.Hanoch lived in the material world for 365 years. He fulfilled the spiritual ascension that every man is supposed to aspire to, and then he was elevated to the upper worlds to his rightful place, and became the great and powerful Metatron the Minister of the Interior. In practical Kabbalah, Metatron’s name and its seventy different names are used for testaments and whispers, and many Kabbalists have warned against pronouncing these names aloud.
As for the First Pentacle of the Sun:
The original seal, on which the image of Metatron is engraved, there is a Latin sentence translated into English in this language:
“Behold His face and form by Whom all things were made, and Whom all creatures obey.”
From this verse, we can innerstand that the purpose of the seal is to illuminate the face of the person who wishes to follow the path of the Creator (like Hanoch), a person who is in equilibrium with the Creator, who strives to give and influence the world. The glow of his face radiates far away, deters the dark forces, and thus he is protected against tormentors and dangers..
When one invests effort, transcends and acts with high awareness, he is able to equalize with the Creator (whose essence is infinite giving), and therefore all his wishes and desires are fulfilled.
This is the secret of the seal: Protection and fulfillment of the wishes of the person holding it.
It is said that in Biblical times, many prophets lived among us: but according to the Sages, since the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, all prophets disappeared from the arena.
In the Babylonian Talmud, in the book Baba Batra, it says:
“Rabbi Avdimi from Haifa said, since the day the Temple was destroyed, prophecy was taken from the prophets and given to the sages.”
“Rabbi Yochanan said, from the day the Temple was destroyed, prophecy was taken from the prophets and given to fools and children.”
Many interpretations have been written about these statements, but from what we know about prophecy throughout the generations, every congregation in exile had a wise sage who knew the secrets of practical Kabbalah to which people could turn for advice and guidance in any area of life.
There were Kabbalists who could read destinies in different methods, through biblical texts, the Psalms, the Zohar, and various destiny books that were written throughout history through which the commoner could counsel and tell the future.
Among the Kabbalah books dedicated to fate reading, were: the destiny of Rabbi Haim Vital, Rabbi Saadia Gaon, Avida Riddles, the fate of the tenth, and more.
One of the famous books for fate reading is the Book of Destiny of Ahithophel, which is related to the diaspora of Yemen.
The pages of Destinies were found written in an ancient manuscript, which read:
“It is a great, well-tested and experienced secret from the sages of Israel and will tell everyone an answer to a question asked.”
Some claim that this was the destiny book used by great assemblage, who concealed it for the favor of future generations, and the book was put back to use when the Kabbalistic sages immigrated to Israel and settled in Tiberias, copied the ancient pages and added clear instructions on how and when to use it.
Who was Ahithophel, and did his advice bring blessing or curse?
Ahithophel was a wise counselor in the kingdom of David, and, as different resources indicate, was the grandfather of Bat Sheva, wife Uriah.
The Bible talks about his great wisdom: “Now the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man inquired of the word of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.” [2 Samuel Chapter 16]
Ahithophel’s advice was always credible and accurate, but he was suspected of conspiring to oust King David by helping Avshalom in rebellion to take over the kingdom, probably out of a desire to get revenge on David for his affair with Bat Sheva.
This is how Ahithophel and his advice have become a controversial topic throughout the ages.
In different resources, he is condemned, claiming that he acted out of impure motives and pursuit of power.
At the same time, scholars of the Kabbalah in recent centuries have taught that the destinies by Ahithophel is a wonderful, tested and experienced secret, and can be asked any question and provide a correct and trustworthy answer.
And how what does it have to do with guidance and prediction today, as far as you personal affairs are concerned?
A book of destiny by Ahithophel was compiled hundreds of years ago, written in archaic language, and answered questions that preoccupied the common man in older days. Today, we need counseling tools that speak a simpler and more direct language that everyone can understand and associate with their personal lives.
We are not immune to the charms of a beautiful head of hair and the ancient Egyptians weren’t either.
But they took appreciation for hair, especially feminine hair, to a whole new level of magnitude. For them, hair was magical. And, of course, Who would have the most magical hair of all? The Goddess of Magic: Isis Herself.
I have always understood that the long hair of Isis in Egyptian tradition—disarrayed and covering Her face in mourning or falling in heavy, dark locks over Her shoulders—to be the predecessor of the famous Veil of Isis of later tradition. Ah, but there is so much more.
In ancient Egypt, it was a mourning custom for Egyptian women to dishevel their hair. They wore it long and unkempt, letting it fall across their tear-stained faces, blinding them in sympathy with the blindness first experienced by the dead…