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Term: Raziel

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Raziel: (“Secret of God”) The wise angel who felt sorry for Adam and Eve when they were banished from the Garden of Eden and gave Adam The Book of the Angel Raziel. This book contained all the knowledge of the universe, and enabled Adam to make a life for himself outside the garden. After Adam’s death, the book was eventually found by Enoch, who memorized it and became the wisest man of his time. Later still, it came into the hands of Noah, who used it to help build his ark. Hundreds of years later, the book belonged to King Solomon, who used it to create magic.

Unfortunately, after his death, the book disappeared. You should contact Raziel whenever you need answers to imponderable questions. Raziel particularly enjoys helping original thinkers develop their ideas.
source: Praying with Angels, by Richard Webster


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