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Archangel Raphael – Angel of Healing

Translated as ‘God heals’ or ‘It is God who heals’, Archangel Raphael is one of the most widely recognized angels. Worldwide, there are many places that have been named after him, including the San Rafael city in California and the San Rafael Desert in Utah.

And small wonder – he’s the angel most strongly associated with healing and divine love. Continue reading

Archangel Michael – Angel of Protection

The word ‘Michael’ translates to ‘Who is Like God?” It’s no coincidence that this name has been given to the very Archangel who is the defender of faith, justice and righteousness.

He is believed to be in charge of the host of God’s armies.

Revelation 12:7 describes how Michael and his angels battled with the dragon. He’s also mentioned in The Torah and the Qur’an, often envisaged as the angel stood to the right hand of God. Archangel Michael is the angel of protection, believed to be the most powerful of all angels.

He’s often depicted as carrying a sword in his hand, able to cut through any negative energies or attachments. Some Catholics believe that he’s also the angel of death who helps escort people’s souls into the afterlife. Continue reading

Archangel Gabriel – The Divine Messenger

Archangel Gabriel is perceived as the divine messenger of God or the angel of revelation.

He was the one who appeared to the Prophet Daniel, to help him interpret a vision of the birth of Christ (Daniel 8:16). He also appeared to Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, to announce John’s forthcoming birth (Luke 1:11, 19). And it is believed that angel Gabriel was the one who announced the birth of Jesus to Mary (Luke 1:26-28). Continue reading

Archangel Metatron – The Universe’s Scribe

Once upon a time, Archangel Metatron walked the plains of Earth as a human being before ascending into heaven and joining the realm of angels. Some believe that, in his human form, Archangel Metatron was the prophet Enoch, mentioned in the Torah and the Bible. Genesis 5:24 gives an account of his ascent into heaven “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”

Having experienced life as a human being, with its many ups and downs, Archangel Metatron is better able to relate to us and understand our journey through life. He can help us let go of unhealthy thoughts and establish a closer connection to God and the Universe. Continue reading