Yesterday I posted about the first six of the twelve Archangels with the proviso that I usually don't post blogs of a religious nature, however, I do make an exception for angels. Here is my post, for what it's worth, on the last 6 of the archangels listed on the site beliefnet.com. After all, you never know when you might need to know the name Metatron and how to contact him :) The descriptions are from Beliefnet. My comments are below the details.
7. Metatron is not a subway, computer game's character or fairy tale ogre. He is an archangel with an interesting name and occupation.
Meaning of Name: Little YHWH (a variant of Yahweh)
Message to the Contemporary World: Behold the Spirit of God that is beautiful and benevolent and dwells within the heart of every child.
Patron Angel Of: Children, teachers, librarians,
archivists, scribes, storytellers, nannies, babysitters, child
psychologists, pediatricians, accountants, bankers.
Usually Arrives in Your Life: When you are embarking upon new, uncharted territory in your spiritual journey and are in need of company and security.
I will mention this to my kids when they are out at night or even in the morning when they are rushing to work. Our subway or Metro rarely runs smoothly, if it is running at all. They may want to ask Metatron for some help. Now I have to smile at the fact that those bankers have a patron. Well, everyone needs someone to love them!!
8. Ramiel is a great name for a short stop or anyone else who plays baseball, regardless of the position!! However, he is also an archangel:
Meaning of Name: God’s mercy
Message to the Contemporary World: The only history a human can ever be certain of is that which he makes himself.
Patron Angel Of: Tribal elders, shamans, prophets, family
elders, archivists, librarians, historians, educators, history museum
curators, archeologists, forensic specialists, statisticians,
stenographers, and stock market and economic analysts.
Usually Arrives in Your Life: When it’s time to revisit your past and recognize your life’s patterns in order to facilitate future healing and growth.
I rarely think of my past. I'm glad I had it, but it's over and probably recorded in more pictures than I will ever have time to look at. I am, though, fascinated by other people's past. Skeletons in the closets of neighbours, political personalities, historical figures, etc. never cease to amaze me. However, I would not consider invoking Ramiel for some titillating gossip!!
9. Raguel is another name and angel I have never heard of. He may be the arch organizer of everything, though.
Meaning of Name: Friend of God
Message to the Contemporary World: The presence of anger is the absence of wisdom. The presence of greed is the absence of God.
Patron Angel Of: Land owners, farmers, manual
laborers, community leaders, agricultural workers, industry workers,
community planners, managers, foremen, supervisors, multitaskers.
Usually Arrives in Your Life: When it’s time to reorganize your priorities and get down to business.
Every once in a while I need a foreman or two in my life, just to help me get things done. I could spend days just dreaming; you know wiling away the hours, doing nothing. Good to know that Raguel is there when the dishes need to be washed, the house cleaned and dinner made. He probably could recommend a good housekeeper or two, as well.
10. One of my favourite Archangels has to be Gabriel. I once met a woman who introduced herself this way: "Hi, I'm Gabriel, like the angel, but no relation." I have never forgotten her!
Meaning of Name: God Is my strength
Message to the Contemporary World: True liberation comes not by surrendering to either humans or machines, but to the Divine Order of the universe.
Patron Angel Of: Writers, orators, philosophers, theologians, actors, poets, physicists, computer geeks, bloggers, entrepreneurs, life coaches, motivational speakers.
Usually Arrives in Your Life: When you begin to
question your place in God’s Great Equation and want to take a conscious
role in fulfilling your life’s purpose.
I guess I'm in hot water now. My religion, for the most part, is a combination of spirits, real or imagined, with a dash of bitters!! My blog, again for the most part, is an expression of that cocktail. However, now I have to face, Gabriel, the higher authority for bloggers. What am I going to say? I am both shaken and stirred!!
11. Sandalphon I have never met, though I love his name. He is described below:
Meaning of Name: Brother
Message to the Contemporary World: If humans didn’t shield the radiance of the Spirit in their hearts, there would be no need for sunlight.
Patron Angel Of: Prayer,
music, law, youth, unborn children, children with disabilities,
midwives, concentration, mathematics, playfulness and games (board
games, video games), puzzles, riddles, secrets, academics, school exams,
gifts and charity, florists.
Usually Arrives in Your Life: When you need to find
common ground between work and play. Not all work has to be arduous,
and not all play is merely a way to pass the time. To discover the
middle ground between the two is to discover a life of perfect harmony.
He oversees an odd mix of people, as well. These are the people who puzzle out problems or bring a hope into reality. Maybe a kind of Yin and Yang of celestial realms - always trying to find a balance or a harmony. I'll remember him!!
12. Last but not least is Azreal described below:
Meaning of Name: God helps
Message to the Contemporary World: To eliminate the
fear of death, one must first eliminate the desire to control life.
Death is not a call to judgment. It is merely a call home.
Patron Angel Of: The dying and the dead, caretakers,
morticians, pallbearers (to secure their steps in a procession), grief
counselors, funeral home directors, death.
Usually Arrives in Your Life: When you are
struggling with any notion of death, be it your own or that of someone
you know or love. Azrael is not to be feared, but to be embraced as a
guide to lead us from one existence to the next. He doesn’t just show up
when death is approaching; he also comes to us to allay our fears of
death when it is still so far away.
Enough said!! When you have to go gentle into that good night, you will have a friend in Azrael!!
It's not that I actually believe in angels, it's more that I believe in a helpful cosmos. I am also fascinated by the way people have organized the spiritual world. The folklore and literary references to higher beings, as well as evil beings - there may be as many devils - is amazing. Knowing these names enriches poetry, allegorical writing, even simple conversation. I hope that you didn't mind the post!!
Have another angelic day!!