Guardian Angel (feat. Phora)
The four names of the other archangels come from tradition. One such tradition comes from the Jewish pseudepigrapha, namely the third century BCE Book of the Watchers, which at some point was merged with some other books in what is known today as 1 Enoch, and was made part of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church’s scriptural canon, although by the seventh century it was rejected by Christian leaders from all other denominations as canonical scripture, and despite having been prevalent in Jewish and early Christian apostolic traditions the book just fell from academic and religious status in regards to the rest of the canonical scripture, resulting in the text not being found in most parts of the world, as it was forbidden, from 7th century AD onwards. The earliest specific Christian references are in the late 5th to early 6th century: Pseudo-Dionysius gives them as Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Camael, Jophiel, and Zadkiel. In Yazidi religion, there are seven archangels, named Jabra’il, Mika’il, Rafa’il, Dadra’il, Azrail and Shamkil and Azazil, who are emanations from God and entrusted to care about the created world. In the Catholic Church, three archangels are mentioned by name in its canon of scripture: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
The Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine tradition, venerate seven archangels and sometimes an eighth. In the Coptic Orthodox tradition the seven archangels are named as Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Suriel, Zadkiel, Sarathiel, and Aniel. In Anglican and Episcopal tradition, there are three or four archangels in the calendar for September 29, the feast of St Michael and All Angels, namely Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, and often also Uriel. Seven angels or archangels are given as related to the seven days of the week: Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Selaphiel, Raguel or Jegudiel, and Barachiel. According to Rudolf Steiner, four important archangels also display periodic spiritual activity over the seasons: Spring is Raphael, summer is Uriel, autumn is Michael, and winter is Gabriel.
By association, Raphael is Mars, Uriel is the moon, Michael is Venus, and Gabriel is Saturn. Rudolf Steiner’s Northern Hemisphere indications regarding the seasons and their placement in the Zodiac will be the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere, making Michael the autumn archangel – with Mars in Aries; Raphael the spring archangel – with Venus in Libra; and in mid-winter Gabriel in Cancer; Uriel presides in Capricorn during mid-summer in the south.
The Pagan’s Path ~ Metaphysics 101
The Angelic Groupings: From a Metaphysical perspective there might be some differences in characteristics and communications between each Angelic Group, but for the most part Pagan Metaphysics holds a similar definition of these angels as is held by non-Pagan religions. The Angels associated with the Apocalypse Group are: Raphael – The archangel and guardian of the Tree of Life Michael – The archangel of mercy and repentance Gabriel – The archangel of vengeance Orifiel – The angel of chaos Anael – A fallen angel Samael – The Angel of Death, and of Demons, both good and evil Zacharael – The archangel and guardian of order Angels of Death This group governs the journey of human spirits into eternity, for better or worse. A few of the better known angels in this group are: Kemeuel Af Uriel Azriel Simkiel Angels of Peace & Truth Many religious foundations recant a time when the Universe was created by God. The name for the Angel of Peace has been long since forgotten or unknown However, the Angel of Truth was known as Amitiel. Another Angel of Truth in some early belief systems was known as Amanacus Angels of Mercy A human who broke the Divine Law of God would often find them self before an Angel of Mercy.
These angels understood the plight of humankind and often tried to guide the mis-guided back on the path of Divine order. The Angels of Mercy are often seen as: Rhaimel – St. Francis of Assisi’s angelic name Michael – The Archangel who rescues human souls from damnation Gabriel – The Archangel often seen with an olive branch of peace between the divine and the human kind Zehanpuyu – Known as the Messenger of Mercy Zadkiel – Who saved Abraham from killing his son. Angels of Fire / Angels of Energy As with most natural elements, Fire contains several aspects of burning, being burned and so on. Much like the Angels of Mercy they assist incarnated souls tap into the Divine energy of nature, but include all the elements Earth, Air, Water and Fire.
A few of the more well known are: Kushiel – The angel of stubborn rigidness, who governs with a whip of fire. One of the more well known Guardian Angels: Raphael – the Archangel who guards the Earth and Heals the ailments of Human kind. Angels of the Zodiac For every aspect or cycle of time, there is an angel guarding and directing spiritual lessons, or karmic events.