ARCHANGELS OF THE SEVEN RAYS
From the book 'Angels of Love and Light" by Linn Fisher
and illustrated by Marius Michael-George
Protection, Deliverance, and the Power and the Will of God
Michael is the most powerful, celebrated and well-known angel in history,
scripture, art and literature. He and his complement, Faith, stand for
protection, deliverance and faith. Working from the first ray of blue, they
magnify God's power and strength. Archangel Michael uses a warrior's
strength to provide protection for mankind.
working with Archangel Michael, he shows us how to increase our ability to
deal with problems. He helps us cut through all distractions, and negotiate
a path to serenity. While he is a warrior, his victory is obtained with
gentleness. He helps us to be as Jesus said, "wiley as a serpent and gentle
as a dove."
Michael works with Archeia Faith, as power works with faith. Power is the
will behind all action. Faith is the ability to know that your needs will be
manifested. It is necessary to know that your actions will be successful.
Without faith, action would be impossible. The active male energy of
Archangel Michael is sustained by the female nurturing energy of Archeia
Faith. Together they help us to manifest our greatest desires. Michael and
Faith, the leading angels and rulers of the first ray, protect us from evil
intentions and false illusions. They cut away all that is unreal.
ray, as already discussed, is one of three flames that reside within the
secret chamber of the heart as part of the Three-fold Flame, which is
central to God's divine spark and workings within us.
ray is most strongly beamed down to earth on Tuesday, creating dazzling
sunbeams of energetic light from the "great central sun," known to be the
center of the universe, the source of all love, all healing and all growth.
The angels of the first ray rule the throat chakra. Archangel Michael and
Archeia Faith shine over the earth from their celestial retreat over Banff
and Lake Louise in Canada, in the Temple of Faith and Protection.
lore ranks Michael as the master of all angels. As an archangel, he is on
the second lowest of the nine ranks of angels. Yet his leadership role is
undisputed. He is called the prince, or greater lord, director of the
angelic kingdom, commander of the heavenly host and the viceroy of the
heavens. In Hebrew the name Michael means nothing less than "Who is God" or
"Who is as God."
famous War in Heaven, Michael is the legendary angel who cast the rebellious
Satan out of Heaven after defeating him. This is one example of how Michael
plays the role of defeating evil forces. Michael is most commonly depicted
in classical art with an unsheathed sword. He is also pictured as a dragon
slayer. Pope Pius XII designated him the patron angel of policemen and Roman
Catholics call St. Michael the patron saint of Germany, grocers,
paratroopers, radiologists and the sick according to Butler in his book,
Lives of the Saints.
Moolenburg, author of, A Handbook of Angels, says Michael's role as the
dragon slayer is analogous to the battle between the spirit and the flesh.
The dragon is the symbol for the imprisonment of matter, "the desire to give
material objects lasting character." Michael tell us it is a losing
proposition to try to give permanence to the temporal plane of matter. It is
the ultimate windmill tilting, the worship of false idols. In short, it is
heading in the opposite direction of spiritual evolution.
is thus the inexorable opponent of Satan, he who tried to make of man a
materialist. The controversy between these two has lasted since the
beginning of creation if we are to believe the old stories," says Moolenburg.
Moolenburg also tells a story about World War I that puts Michael's presence
on earth into very material terms. During a battle between the German and
the British army, the Germans were defeating the British, when suddenly the
British warriors saw their fierce opponents retreating in a panicked chaos.
British took a number of German prisoners that day. Each of the prisoners
told the same story. They were firing nonstop at the English when suddenly a
terrifying vision of an army loomed on the British front. The warriors were
wearing white and riding spotless white horses. The Germans thought the army
might be reinforcement troops sent from Morocco. But when they started
attacking them with bullets, not a single man appeared to be touched. Then
they noticed the army was lead by a powerful soldier capped with gold hair
and a halo around his head. The Germans fled in utter terror. But the
British never saw a thing. This vision was documented in both British and
German annals as the miracle of the white cavalry of Ypes.
Michael is known for more than his warrior qualities. As the angel of
deliverance, he announced to Mother Mary her approaching death. He was
sketched by Fra Filippo Lippi as a winged angel holding a candle to the
Virgin as he tells her of her impending death, according to Gustav Davidson
in, A Dictionary of Angels.
Ronner's, Know Your Angels, Michael takes the souls of the dead to the
afterlife. A gospel song, "Michael, row the boat ashore," seems to refer to
Michael helping souls cross the waters from earth to Heaven.
Christians invoke St. Michael as the angel of death, in the sense of
deliverance and immortality for he leads the souls of the faithful "into the
eternal light," says Davidson.
when humans describe an experience with angels, they identify the heavenly
being as Michael. Joan of Arc said Michael and other celestial spirits
helped her lead the French to victory over the English in the Hundred Years
War. And again, it was Michael who stayed the hand of Abraham when the
patriarch was about to slay his son Isaac, though others say this was the
work of Zadkiel. In Jewish mythology Moses saw the image of Michael in the
Book of Adam and Eve, Michael leads the angels to the Garden of Eden to look
at the newly formed creation of Adam. Satan, while still among the rank of
angels, says it should be man that bows before the messengers of God. For
this arrogant stance, God threw Satan and his followers out of paradise.
when Adam and Eve are also expelled, Michael teaches Adam to survive by
farming. When Adam dies, Michael cleanses the first man's soul.
Michael plays a leading role in angelic lore, so does the ray he governs
hold a starring part in the Mystery Schools' theory of the enlightening fire
known as the Three-fold Flame. He is power, desire and action. His crucial
abilities are tempered by faith and love. In fact, every action we do,
should be tempered by the same qualities of consideration and compassion.
and Faith, like all angels, are able to embody a pure form of God's energy.
Their blended qualities work together to lift the veil of illusion. This
veil, which has fallen over man, is our fall from grace. Faith, the right
use of God's will, and God's eternal protection and care, can bring us back
to our original state of oneness with God.
the loving energy of Archangel Michael and Archeia Faith when you need
courage to achieve success in any venture, or are in need of strength and
protection from adversity. They will cut away the veil of illusion or
negativity that surrounds you.
feel a special desire to wear blue, or are attracted in general to this
color, you may naturally operate on the first ray and feel a kinship with
Michael and Faith. You operate at your maximum potential by using the
qualities of faith, will, power, and protection. Just as everyone is suited
to a particular style, job, spouse etcetera, each of us has one or more
archangel that will be of special help to us. Many policemen, for example,
will be attracted to the qualities of Michael and Faith. Who is a better
policeman, proudly and honorably wearing the blue uniform, than one who is
comfortable with his or her power, and who is also bound with a strong faith
or belief in righteousness?