baalberitharchive: A Seraph is a member of the choir of Seraphim. An immensely powerful light is emanated by Seraphs, making it impossible for people to look at them. When St. Francis of Assisi received his stigmata in 1224, he became one of the few humans to see a seraph.
Nephilim (Nephillim or Nefilim)
baalberitharchive: The Nephilim were the children born after the Grigori mated with human women. They were argumentative, fierce, ravenous giants who fought against each other and humans. When people refused to give them food, they began eating humans. Jewish legend says it was the Nephilim who built the Tower of Babel. The last of the Nephilim (there were 409,000 of them) died in the Great...
Gather Your Amulets and Wits: Angel of Death →
baalberitharchive: The concept of an angel of death in widespread, and there are several references to destroying angels in the Bible. The angel of death has been associated with Satan, and this connection is reflected in the folktales of many countries. In many Jewish stories, the angel of death arrives on a…
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;– Psalm 91:11 (via abeautifulembrace)
Gather Your Amulets and Wits: Enochian Angels →
baalberitharchive: The Enochian angels are the angels that Dr. John Dee and his scryer, Edward Kelley, communicated with between 1581 and 1587. Most of the information was communicated in the Enochian language. The Great Angel Ave dictated the information that came through. However, these were others, including…
baalberitharchive: In Jewish mysticism, the Erelim are huge angels who look after plants and vegetation. They observe what it happening in the natural world and report their findings directly to God. This is easy for them to do, as they apparently have seventy thousand heads, each head having seventy thousand mouths. Each mouth has seventy thousand tongues, and each tongue then has seventy...
Gather Your Amulets and Wits: Feast Days →
baalberitharchive: Until 1969, the Roman Catholic Church had special days to celebrate the great Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. The feast day for Michael was September 29; Gabriel’s was March 24; and Raphael’s October 24. Since 1969, all three Archangels are venerated on September 29. Because he is not…
Gather Your Amulets and Wits: Fallen Angels →
baalberitharchive: The fallen angels are angels who have fallen from grace and are now imprisoned in Hell or one of the two punishment areas of Heaven. There are two main groups of fallen angels. The Grigori, or watchers, were angels who became so fascinated with human women that they came to earth and copulated…
baalberitharchive: St. John of Damascus created a hierarchy of angels that placed a choir of angels he called Forces in fourth position. Their role is to look after earthly concerns.
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with...– REVELATION 8:13 1769 Oxford King James Bible “Authorized Version” (via para9on)
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountain of waters. And there followed...
Knowing the God above god: Archangel Raziel: The... →
knowgnosis: Raziel works very closely with the Creator and its believed he knows all of the secrets of the Universe and how it operates. He wrote down all of these secrets in a tome of symbols and Divine magic called “The Book of the Angel Raziel”. After Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden, Raziel gave…
Every angel is terrifying. And yet, alas, I invoke you, almost deadly birds of...– Rainer Maria Rilke
The Archangel Gabriel
In Christian scripture, Gabriel is a harbinger, a messenger from God. Most importantly he brings the news of her Immaculate Conception by the Holy Spirit to the Virgin Mary. He appears to Daniel in Babylon In art, Gabriel is almost always instantly recognisable by the situation he is most commonly portrayed in; namely, the Annunciation. The Annunciation is almost as popular a subject as the...