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THE ARCHANGELS – A BASIC PRIMER
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The ARCHANGELS are the heads of the Angelic Hosts. They stand midway between the primal, archetypal level of force contacted with the Hebraic God Names and the building, actively working level of the Angelic Hosts.
ANGELS are the symbolic builders of the universe, the construction workers who serve the One Divine Architect-Source under the direction of "Foremen", who are the Archangels. Angels have specific duties and responsibilities in correspondence with their particular Sephira upon the Tree of Life. Angels are a part of what are called the Angelic Hosts, also known as the Malakhim, the and Cherubim.
METATRON is the Archangel of Kether, whose name translates as "near Thy throne" ie, the Source of all things in the universe. The function of Metatron is to filter the pure energy of the Godhead into a form or vibration which can be used in physical form without the destruction of the physical form. You can look at it like an electrical transformer which takes the high voltage energy from the electric plant and steps it down into 110 and 220 which we can then use in our homes.
RATZIEL is the Archangel of Chockmah, whose name translates as "messenger or envoy of the Divine". The function of Ratziel is to reveal divinity as it emmanates in everything, and to allow human consciousness to expand to the degree that it can comprehend the existence of divinity.
TZAPHKIEL is the Archangel of Binah, whose name translates as "beholder of the Divine". Tzaphkiel’s function is to aid contemplation, meditation and trance work to enable the seeker to understand divinity on an intuitive level.
AURIEL is the Archangel of Da'ath, whose name translates as "fire of the Divine". The function of Auriel is to facilitate change and transformation and to put one into contact with True Will.
TZADKIEL is the Archangel of Chesed, whose name translates as "scribe of the Divine." Tzadkiel’s function is to bring the divine laws into physical manifestation and expression.
KHAMAEL is the Archangel of Geburah, whose name translates as "the seer of the Divine." The function of Khamael is to bring divine order and justice into physical being so that purification occurs and balance is achieved.
MICHAEL is the Archangel of Tiphareth, whose name translates as "who is as the Divine". Michael’s function is to protect the soul of the individual and the planet and help bring the individual into balance within so that s/he can express their innate divinity.
HANIEL is the Archangel of Netzach, whose name translates as "grace of the Divine". The function of Haniel is to aid the individual in knowing divinity thru the physical senses and to be able to express love purely. Haniel also works to keep the ecological balance of the Earth so that she is fertile and creative.
RAPHAEL is the Archangel of Hod, whose name translates as "healer of the Divine". Raphael’s function is to maintain the atmosphere of the planet in balance, in healing of both the planet and her inhabitants and in teaching inner mysteries and translating them into conscious thought.
GABRIEL is the Archangel of Yesod, whose name translates as "power of the Divine". The function of Gabriel is to maintain the purity of the water of the planet; fertility of humans, plant life and animals and as a direct messenger of the divine.
SANDALPHON is the Archangel of Malkuth, whose name translates as "wearer of sandals", meaning the one who leads the aspirant in his/her soulful journey back to the Divine Source. Sandalphon’s function is to organize energy so that it can manifest physically. Sandalphon is also the direct protector of the planet Earth.
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