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INTRODUCTION


1. WHAT IS KABBALAH?

2. OTHER PATHS TO KNOWLEDGE

3. PYTHAGORAS

4. THE TAROT

5. ADAM KADMON

6. ACT OF CREATION

7. THE TREE OF LIFE

8. THE FOUR WORLDS

9. HOD & NETZAH

 10. LIFE IS EVERYWHERE

11. LIFE AND DEATH

12. REINCARNATION

13. PSYCHOLOGY

14. THE VITAL PRINCIPLE

15. SYNCHRONICITY

16. TZIM-TZUM

17. BODIES OF MAN

18. HUMAN MIND

19. LILITH

20. KNOWLEDGE

21. OF ANGELS AND MEN

22. CREATION IN  GENESIS 2

23. THE LETTER YOD

24. TWENTY-TWO LETTERS

25. THE NAME OF GOD

26. THE ZOHAR

27. ABRAHAM AND SARAH

28. THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

29. THE PATRIARCHS

30. MALKHUT - THE LAST SEPHIRA

31 THE MYSTICAL KABBALAH

32. BETH – THE FIRST LETTER










INTRODUCTION


1. WHAT IS KABBALAH?

2. OTHER PATHS TO KNOWLEDGE

3. PYTHAGORAS

4. THE TAROT

5. ADAM KADMON

6. ACT OF CREATION

7. THE TREE OF LIFE

8. THE FOUR WORLDS

9. HOD & NETZAH

 10. LIFE IS EVERYWHERE

11. LIFE AND DEATH

12. REINCARNATION

13. PSYCHOLOGY

14. THE VITAL PRINCIPLE

15. SYNCHRONICITY

16. TZIM-TZUM

17. BODIES OF MAN

18. HUMAN MIND

19. LILITH

20. KNOWLEDGE

21. OF ANGELS AND MEN

22. CREATION IN  GENESIS 2

23. THE LETTER YOD

24. TWENTY-TWO LETTERS

25. THE NAME OF GOD

26. THE ZOHAR

27. ABRAHAM AND SARAH

28. THE HEBREW LANGUAGE

29. THE PATRIARCHS

30. MALKHUT - THE LAST SEPHIRA

31 THE MYSTICAL KABBALAH

32. BETH – THE FIRST LETTER





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21. OF ANGELS AND MEN 

 

When I recently tried to search on Google for “angels” I got some 475 million entries. That was about three times as many as I received for Beyoncé and Justin Bieber together! This not only proves that more people believe in angels than they do in Beyoncé or Bieber; it also shows that despite all the advances of technology in the 21st century, the pop music, pop culture, sex appeal, etc., angels still retain their popularity. Who or what, then, are the angels?

They appear in most religions in some guise or another, including, as we will see, the UFO religion. In the Old Testament the angels are mentioned 108 times, and in the New Testament 175 times, altogether 283 times. Strangely enough, the first mention of an angel comes in Genesis 16, verses 7 to 11, and it is in connection with Hagar, Abraham’s concubine:

 

(Gen 16:7) And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

(Gen 16:9) And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

(Gen 16:10) And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

(Gen 16:11) And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.

 

Rembrandt van Rijn: Abraham and Three Angels

Only after he had dealt with the matter of Abraham’s illegitimate son, the messenger of God would speak to the patriarch himself. Meanwhile, a pair of angels had also helped Lot and his two daughters out of the burning Sodom. Then:

 

(Gen 22:11) And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I

According to the Kabbalistic tradition, Abraham was the first man to have received the Kabbalah, though some say that the first recipient was Adam. Abraham was also said to have received the Kabbalah from angels. So, who are the angels? Angels and their counterparts from the Vedic literature and lore, known as devas (from Sanskrit, meaning shining one), are beings on a higher level of spirituality, however they do not appear to have the same opportunities that men have, of experiencing the life in material conditions. Therefore, as some maintain, their overall spiritual development might be somewhat limited in comparison to those humans who have reached a similar level.

Angels do not appear be born or die like humans do, neither do they marry or reproduce; it seems that a certain (obviously very large) number of them were created sometime early in the process, and it has stayed that way ever since.

Judged from the many accounts, angels and devas must also have a rather limited fields of activity (or jurisdiction). They are confined to certain tasks, from which they are not supposed to stray. These might be individual missions, like contacting certain people, or perhaps duties of a more permanent nature, such as guarding a certain realm, looking after a species of animals or plants, etc. Some might be concerned purely with the natural phenomena and forces of nature, others with the humans, while all angels or devas appear to be ranked hierarchically. Stories about the guardian angels and their interventions in certain, usually dangerous situations, abound throughout history, so it seems reasonable to assume that some angels at least might be looking after us, perhaps even on a full time basis. Other angels, perhaps those ranked higher, such as the cherubim or seraphim, and the highest rank known to us as archangels, seem to be more closely connected with the moral or spiritual concepts.

All the above would seem to indicate that angels couldn’t possibly have the same amount of free will such as we enjoy. Many people who have had some experience with the spiritual life, such as the psychics or spiritualist media, will tell you that they were either taught or protected by beings that are not of this world. Some psychologists however insist that what we call the “angels” are in fact aspects of our personality that really belong to our higher selves.

Nevertheless, some people insist that they have met angels in flesh, so to speak, and when we look in the Bible there are such meetings described or at least hinted at. The three men that came to visit Abraham and were entertained by him are such example, and note that the “men” who came to see him were eating:

 

(Gen 18:8) And he took butter, and milk, and the calf, which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

 

After this the “men” walk with Abraham towards Sodom, with obvious intentions to destroy the city, while he intercedes for Sodom with God, asking him to spare it for the sake of fifty, forty, thirty, twenty and ten righteous people, all in vain, as it turns out.

The angels of the Book of Genesis appear to be men of flesh, or beings not of this world, which nonetheless have the power to appear in human form, or at least are able to convince those who they choose to appear to that they are meeting them on this material level. However, the angel Jacob wrestled with certainly does appear to have been a creature of flesh and bone, at least temporarily, as he managed to cause quite a severe injury to the patriarch.

Which brings us to another question - are all angels good? At this point we might make a slight diversion to the so-called UFOs and the related phenomena. I do not intend to dwell much on this subject, as there is plentiful literature available. What I wish to say however is that what is known from the Bible as angels, might well be a manifestation of the same or similar forces that are described by many of those who have had the experience of encountering alien creatures, or who were even abducted (or appeared to be) by them. Having read a fair amount of the UFO literature, I am practically convinced of the existence of these phenomena, while I don’t believe that they are of an extra-terrestrial origin. They have always been present in the realm of this planet; only the ways in which we humans perceive them might vary, depending mainly on the time in history, technological development of mankind, as well as on the state of mind of individuals, and even on the collective unconscious. Some of the UFO abductees insist that the occupants of the UFOs mean no harm to us at all, and that whatever they do is done for the future benefit of human race. However, there are others who had found their methods evasive, painful, and menacing. Here we don’t need to go far from the field of our original investigation, though. The three men-angels, who visited Abraham, as well as the two angels who subsequently came to Lot in Sodom, to tell him that the city must be destroyed, don’t come across as pussycats either.

If we have to have some conclusion than we might perhaps define the angels as a Divine force, ever loyal to its cause, which might be mostly (but perhaps not exclusively) assisting mankind in its own development.

22. CREATION IN  GENESIS 2


Distruction of Sodom by John Martin


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