Fringe Paranormal Research Guide: Part V Angels

Welcome to back to Fringe Paranormal.   It’s time to learn a little about ghosts, demons, and angels as well as gnomes, fairies and other “wee people”.  The following was compiled by Agent  Scott S. from a variety of sources.
At the conclusion of this series you can find the full compendium at Fringe University.

This is the final part of our compendium.  Today we focus on angels.  The complete Fringe Paranormal research Guide will be available over at Fringe University.

Angels in Different Religions

For millennium there has been evidence of existence of Angels in many religions and cultures. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Mormon are just a few belief systems that refer to Angels in some way.

In the Buddhist religion, Devas are spiritual/celestial beings by nature with bodies or emanations of light or energy. They are also known as dharmapalas or dharma protectors. These angels are usually shown In physical form and do not interfere with the human world. However, devas do rejoice and applaud for good deeds done by humans.

The first known existence of angels emerged in 1000 BC with the Persian religion Zoroastrianism. This is the Sister or brother religion of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Jewish concept of Angels stem from the influence of the Persian culture. In Judaism, the concept of angels was begotten from the Dead Sea scrolls and the book of Enoch. Also, the book of Talmud and Zohar dealt with the relationship of angels with God and humans.

Islam, a monotheistic religion, refers to Maliaka. The dusty of Milaika, messenger, was to carry messages to Allah in 622 AD in Arabia. This angel is a protector, deliverer of messages, and wages war against evil.

Angels: Popular Misconceptions and Truths

Truth: Angels have been around BEFORE the Christian God or Jesus Christ was born. Ethereal beings have been around since the dawn of time. If people took the time to do some research before angel’s known time, they would see that angel: existed long before the birth of Christ back to ancient times, where cave paintings showed winged beings present.

Truth: Angels are among us. They walk amongst humans every day. Angels can look just like humans. Some are here to help us, bring encouragement, hope, or guide those who need it.

A popular misconception is that angels only show up when we need them, or listen when we “invoke” them. This is untrue. They hear/see us through the good and the bad. They watch us on a constant basis. It is not only when we have faith in God or when we pray. Angels are there when we laugh, and enjoy the little things in life that make us happy. You don’t even have to be Christian. In the “old ways” angels were among the people to help, protect, and guide them very much as they do today. Just because the people of that time were not as vocal about their communications with the angels as we are today, does not mean they did not exist will before the written time of Christ.

Guardian angels, well, I believe that everyone has one. Does this mean they cannot help someone else and that the angel belongs to you and no one else ????? No, if they hear a call, they answer. Sorry, guardian angels are just that…they guard and protect all, even if they are with you most of the time. Another popular misconception Is that If you are not religious in any way or not Christian, you cannot have a guardian angel. This is also an untrue statement. I, for one, am Wiccan, what is MY excuse???? Many people who are not religious or have lost faith within themselves have come to find themselves having interactions with an angel at some time. Then again, some people just don’t believe in them, and that’s OK too, but it still doesn’t mean that angels are not around them.

Also, can someone have more than one angel? Yes, in fact, aside from have a guardian angel there are many angels that are with you through various many experiences you may have. They will come and go, sometimes without US even realizing it. But sure enough, Angels of many different kinds guide us through many different experiences be it, matters of the mind, family work or love.

Another popular misconception is that angels have names like Luke, Jacob, or Mark. Michael and Gabriel are probably the closest to common names that you will find. Also, you should know that there could be more than one angel of a same name, such as Gabriel. Now, a lot of people claim the name Gabriel, such as the Archangel Gabriel as their personal guide. I’m sorry but I would have to disagree with that person. Archangels have a different role, to believe that they act solely for one’s personal well-being is insanity.

The truth is that there is still much we have yet to learn about the Ethereal or Celestial ones. But the fact that we know acknowledge that they are among us makes them all the more real, alive.

Celestial Who’s Who

A’albiel: Services the Archangel Michael.

Abaddon: Angel meaning “destruction”, sometimes known as a good angel that servers God or a fallen angel. Abaddon has been seen as an angel of the judgment of heaven or an angel that hell claims as an ally.

Abariel: An angel called upon in ceremonial magic, for invoking spirits and other angels

Abathar Muzania: an angel-like being, existing in Mandean culture (a Gnostic following that prospered in the first and second century AD). This angel weighs the souls of the dead and determines their worthiness.

Abariel: An angel used in invoking, during ceremonial magic

Abdals: Seventy different spirits who only God knows their identity. They are a group of mysterious beings in Islamic lore.

Abel (Meadow): Judges Souls entering heaven. He is one of the 12 Powers

Achaiah: A seraphim of patience and discoverer of the secrets of nature.

Af Bri: An angel who controls the rain

Aha: an angel of Dominions who is a spirit of power. He is used in cabalistic magical ceremonies.

Ahadiel: Enforcer of the law.

Akattrielah Yelod Sabaoth: “Lord of Hosts” Jews believe this angel to be powerful and stands above other angels

Al- Zabamiyah: Nineteen angels in the Koran. They are the Islamic guards in their view of hell.

Anael: One of the seven angels of creation. He is Prince of the Archangels.

Anahila: An angel in the Zoroastrian religion that is high ranking

Angels of Childbirth: Seventy Amulet angels

Angels of Fire: Nathaniel, Arel, Atuniel, Johoel, Ardarel, Gabriel, Seraph, Uriel

Angels of Love: Rahmiel, Raphael, Donquel

Angels of Mysteries: Raziel, Gabriel

Angels of Prayer: Akatriel, Gabriel, Metatron, Rachael, Sandalphon, Sizouse, Michael

Angels of Rain: Matriel, Matarel, Matariel

Angels of Wind: Moriel, Ruhiel, Rujiel

Anthriel: an angel representing balance and harmony. This angel can keep someone calm in extreme circumstances

Aralim: An angel that brings protection to the home and loved ones. Gives confidence, ego, pride, and self esteem

Arariel: One of the Dominions and curer of stupidity. According to the Talmudists Arariel presides over the waters of the earth.

Aratheil: Angel of the first hour of the night

Arel: an angel called in ritual magic that represents fire.

Beburoa: According to the Book of Revelation of Esdras, Beburoa will be one of the nine angels to rule over the end of the world.

Cassiel (Kafziel): A leader of the Powers and is a high ranking angel that rules tears, temperance, and the day of Saturday.

Cerviel: a member of the Principalities. According to the Catholic religion, he was sent to help David defeat Goliath.

Chamuel (Camael, Kemuel): “He who seeks God”. He is an Archangel that had visited Christ in the garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, giving him comfort before his crucifixion. This angel is supposed to have authority over the Angels of destruction and is a chief of the Powers.

Djibril (Jibril): The Arabic word for Gabriel

Gabriel: “Hero of God or “God is my strength” Gabriel is the messenger angel who is the “voice of God”. Muslims believe that Gabriel is the spirit of truth who dictated the Koran to Mohammed.

Habriel: Member of the choir of angels called the Powers. This angel is often summoned during magical rites in the Hebrew religion.

Israfel: Angel of the Last Judgment and the Resurrection in Islamic lore. On judgment day, this angel is supposed to descend onto the earth, stand upon the holy rock in Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet to awaken the dead and the living to be judged. He is covered with hair and has several mouths and four wings. He sings the praises of Allah.

Izrael: An angel of Islamic lore that will descend to earth with Israfel on Judgment Day.

Michael: ” Who is God” or “Who is like God”. He is considered the warrior angle, for he defeated Lucifer in a heavenly battle. In Jewish tradition, he is the Guardian angel of Israel. In the Islam religion Michael has “…wings the color of green emeralds…covered with saffron hairs, each of them containing a million effaces which implore pardon of Allah”.

Metatron: (Metatetron, Merraton, Metaraon) A great angel honored as the angel of presence, chief of ministering angels, chancellor of heaven, and who maintained the world.

Mik’ail: Arabic name for the Archangel Michael

Phanuel: an angel of presence. Actually beholding faces of God and spends time in his presence

Raphael: “God heals” or “The shining one who heals”. Raphael is the guardian of the human race, especially the youth or those embarking on a spiritual quest. He represents haling and creativity.

Satan: Also considered the leader of the fallen angels. He was seen as a “tempting angel”, serving the Lord. Satan stands for “the adversary”. He was appointed by God to tempt people and provide the Lord with a picture of their true faith. He was the most knowledgeable, beautiful, and beloved angel. He heads the angelic choirs of the Seraphim, Cherubim (depending on the source), and the Virtues. Satan, also known as Lucifer, had a large amount of pride; too much in fact. When God created man and commanded all the angels to bow down to humanity, Satan refused. He was the first angel to sin, to cross that barrier of obedience, for this he was cast down from Heaven.

Semyaza: according to Jewish mythology, he is the leader of the fallen angels who descended into heaven and entered into unions with human women.

Angelology Dictionary

This entry comprises a collection of terms, based on lore and legend, which the paranormal investigator is likely to encounter when dealing in angelology.

Anakim: Children believed to have been created when the fallen angels descended onto earth to enjoy humanly pleasures. They were giants who stood extremely high and brought much suffering to the earth. They were wiped out in the great flood of Noah.

Angel: A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth, especially in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism. (Dictionary.com) Angelus (Latin); Aggelos (Greek), from Hebrew for “ongoing” or “one sent” messenger. In Hebrew it means “Divine or human messenger

Angelology: A broad term for the study of angels and their hierarchy. Angelology began when humans first began inquiring about angels.

Angelos: Greek for “messenger”.

Book of Enoch: The Book of Enoch is a book written between the Old and New Testaments, around 150-80 B.C. Copies of the Book of Enoch have been found among the Dead Sea scrolls. Enoch means “learned one”. This book explains the many fallen angels who “fell to earth” and were stuck there. These angels were commanded not to mate, but when cast down to earth, did so anyway. This book, known as 1 Enoch, was recognized by Jews and Catholics, but is now denounced by both religions because of its contents and themes. These themes were regarding the fallen angels.

Cherubim: The Islamic religion believes they were created by tears shed by Michael for the sins of humans. In Babylon and Samaria they were statues that guarded temples and palaces. Normally, they had cases of men or lions and bodies of an eagle, sphinx, or bull.

Daniel: “God is my Judge”. Daniel could be a good angel or a fallen angel. Some believe he is a member of the Principalities, while others believe is a fallen angel. The First Book of Enoch lists him as a fallen angel.

Devas: A celestial beings, also known as dharma alas or Dharma protectors in the Buddhist and Hindu religion. They are spiritual beings by nature that are seen as bodies or emanations of light or energy called “shining ones”.

There are 3 types of Devas that Hinduism recognizes, they are: mortals living on a higher realm than other mortals, enlightened people who have realized God, and Brahman in the form of a personal God.

Dominions: Ranked fourth in the nine choirs of angels. Also called hash mallim.

Ei: “of God”, the suffix located at the end of every angelic name to represent their link to God.

Gabriel: “Hero of God or “God is my strength” Gabriel is the messenger angel who is the “voice of God”. Muslims believe that Gabriel is the spirit of truth who dictated the Koran to Mohammed. Jewish religions see Gabriel as the angel of judgment.

Lord of Hosts: God’s supreme command of angels.

Malaika (mah-lah-ee-kah): Islam term for angel, which were to carry the messages to Allah.

Michael: “Who is God” or “Who is like God”. He is considered the warrior angle, for he defeated Lucifer in a heavenly battle. In Jewish tradition, he is the Guardian angel of Israel. In the Islam religion Michael has “…wings the color of green emeralds…covered with saffron hairs, each of them containing a million of faces which implore pardon of Allah”.

Monotheistic: Worship of one God

Polytheistic: Worship of more than one God/Goddess.

Raphael: “God heals” or “The shining one who Heals”. Raphael is the guardian of the human race, especially the youth or those embarking on a spiritual quest. He represents healing and creativity.

Sabaoth: Heavenly army directly related to the “Lord of Hosts”. Some say that the word refers to the hosts of heaven, the angels, and by metaphor to the stars and entire universe (cf. Genesis 2:1).

Zoroastrianism: The Persian religion, founded by Zarathushtra, existing in 6000 BC shows evidence of the first angels emerging traditionally. Sister or brother religion of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Angel Societal Structure

The ranking of the angelic choirs vary depending upon the religious views and theories. There appear to be some discrepancies between which angels belong to which choir. Below are lists of commonly seen member and positions that may be found listed differently depending on the religion or theories that they refer to.

The Hebrews believed that there existed seven heavens, guarded by various angelic beings. God, who has appointed different angels to represent each heaven, controls all the heavens.

1. Shamayim, ruled by Gabriel

2. Raqua, which is co-ruled by Zachariel and Rapael

3. Shehaqim, ruled by Anahel. The third heaven is supposedly the location of the Garden of Eden and the tree of Life.

4. Machonon, ruled by Michael.

5. Mathey is ruled by Sandalphon

6. Zubul has three rulers, Zachiel, Zebul, and Sabath

7. The seventh heaven is Araboth, which is ruled by Cassiel

Angels exist in many different cultures, with many different ranking orders. One such ranking that is well known in the Catholic religion is called the Nine Choirs of Angels. Each group of angels has a specific role in society and the Catholic religion. Angles also exist in other religions such as Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam, Mormon, however this rank of angels are the most widely known.

Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are closest to God, while the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels reside closest to humans.

Seraphim Known as the highest order of angels “burning ones”. These angels are attendant guardians of God’s throne and regulate the heavens. Satan was a member of this order of angels, before he fell. Seraphim have six wings, two cover their face two cover their feet, and two are used to fly. Some Seraphim are Michael, Seraphiel, Jehoel, Uriel, Kemuel (or Shemuel), Metatron, Nathanael, and Satan (before his fall).

Cherubim the second highest choirs of angels are helpers of God and guardians of Eden. They are closely linked to God’s glory. They appear to be very manlike in appearance. Some Cherubim are Gabriel, Cherubiel, Ophaniel, Raphael, Uriel, Zophiel, and Satan (before his fall).

Thrones these angels represent pure humility, peace, and submission. They are the “Many Eyed Ones”, for they carry out God’s decisions. Some Thrones are Orifiel, Zaphkiel, Zabkiel, Jolhiel (or Zophiel), and Raziel.

Dominions dominion angels represent leadership as they regulate the duties of other angels. They have to be sure that God’s wishes are carried out. Some Dominions are Zadkiel, Hashmal, Zacharael, and Muriel.

Virtues- “The brilliant” or “the Shining ones” controls the elements. They govern all nature, controlling the seasons, thestars, and the sun. These angels provide courage, grace, and miracles to human beings. Some Virtues are Uzziel, Gabriel, Michael, Peliel, Barbiel, Sabriel, Haniel, Hamaliel, and Tarshish.

Powers- this important race of angels protects human beings from evil, for they are called the “warrior angel”. They prevent fallen angels from taking over the world and keep the universe in balance. Some Powers are Camael, Cabriel, Verchiel, an Satan (before his fall).

Principalities/Princes- these angels are a type of spiritual (metaphysical) being which are hostile towards God and humans. They are guardian angels of cities, nations, and rulers, who also guard against evil. Some Principalities are Nisroc, Naniel, Requel, Cerviel, and Amael.

Archangels- Archangels are the best known in the choir of angels, for they carry God’s messages to humans during critical times in history and salvation. They are in charge of guardian angels and help to fight against the “sons of darkness” or evil.

According to the Ethiopic Enoch, the seven archangels are:

1. Uriel

2. Raphael

3. Raguel, also called Ruhiel, Ruegel, or Ruahel

4. Michael

5. Zerachiel

6. Gabriel

7. Remiel

According to the Testament of Solomon, the seven Archangels are as follows

1. Mikael

2. Gabriel

3. Uriel

4. Sabrael

5. Arael

6. Laoth

7. Adonael

Angels- these celestial beings are closer to humans than any other angel. They act as the third party between God and the human race. These angels are mostly known as guardian angels. Some Angels are Phaleg, Adnachiel, Gabriel, and Chayyliel.

Fallen Angels- There are about 200 angels who where cast down from heaven during “The Fall”. The fall was lead by several angels, one being Semyaza. These angels descended from Heaven and begot children with mortal women. The outcome was the Anakim, or giants who stood several miles high and brought suffering to the mortal world. Also, several angels, including Lucifer were cast down and began a war against the heavens, after refusing to bow down to mortals. Some Fallen Angels are Semyaza and Satan.

Semyaza: according to Jewish mythology, he is the leader of the fallen angels who descended into heaven and entered into unions with human women. This angel participated in teaching the women of magic, spells and herbal remedies

Satan: Also considered the leader of the fallen angels. He was seen as a “tempting angel”, serving the Lord. Satan stands for “the adversary”. He was appointed by God to tempt people and provide the Lord with a picture of their true faith. He was the most knowledgeable, beautiful, and beloved angel. He heads the angelic choirs of the Seraphim, Cherubim (depending on the source), and the Virtues. Satan, also known as Lucifer, had a large amount of pride; too much in fact. When God created man and commanded all the angels to bow down to humanity, Satan refused. He was the first angel to sin, to cross that barrier of obedience, for this he was cast down from Heaven.

Ahiah: A fallen angel who descended down to earth to live with human women

Araqiel/Arkiel: In the First Book of Enoch Araquiel was a fallen angel whom taught the humans knowledge that was forbidden.

Exael: This angel was mentioned in the First Book of Enoch. He descended down to earth and took human wives. He participated in teaching humans magic and incantations.

We hope you enjoyed this five part series.  The complete Fringe Paranormal Research Guide is available on our Fringe University page.

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