Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

September/October Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

The Archangels

This article was written by Richard Webster
posted under Angels & Spirit Guides

A short while ago, a friend of mine called on Raphael for healing. Elaine had been suffering from chronic back pain for several years and was tired of living on painkillers. One evening the pain was so bad that she prayed to Raphael and experienced an almost instantaneous release from pain. Although Elaine still suffers at times, the quality of her life has improved enormously since she began communicating with the angelic kingdom. She asked me, “Why hasn’t anyone written a book on how to communicate with Raphael?”

One of my former students had a dream of setting up a catering business. Duncan was an excellent cook, but memories of an earlier business failure held him back from pursuing his dream. He worked long hours in a job he hated, and daydreamed about the business he would own “one day.” Finally, he called on Gabriel, because of this archangel’s interest in hopes and aspirations. He developed an action plan and started a business that ultimately became successful. Duncan credits Gabriel for finally turning his life around. “He helped me focus on what I really wanted,” he told me. “Why doesn’t someone write a book about Gabriel?”

I promptly forgot his question, but the conversation came back to me a few years later when I first thought of writing a series of books on archangels. Over the years, several people have asked me similar questions. When Elaine asked her question about Raphael, I was finally able to reply that my book on the subject would be available soon.

I can’t remember when I was first introduced to the angelic kingdom. I remember a Sunday school teacher telling me that Gabriel and Raphael were the most reassuring archangels. Not surprisingly, I immediately wondered why the other archangels were not reassuring.

A few years later, I learned that Raphael looked after the east, and Gabriel the west. Consequently, if you stand facing east, Raphael will be in front of you, while Gabriel will be behind you. You will also have Michael on your right hand side (south), and Uriel on your left (north). Consequently, you are protected on all four sides.

My mother told me that Raphael was always jovial because he looked after the Sun, and that gave him a sunny disposition. Gabriel looks after the Moon, so is therefore more serious, and has many important tasks, including selecting souls to be born in human form. While the baby is in the womb, Gabriel teaches the fetus what he or she needs to know on Earth. Just before the baby is born, Gabriel removes all memory of this, and presses her finger on the child’s lips to reinforce this, creating the cleft below the nose.

In the Judaic tradition, Gabriel is the Angel of Judgment. She’s still waiting to blow her trumpet on judgment day, but in the Christian tradition she’s considered the Angel of Mercy.

You can ask the archangels for help whenever necessary. Obviously, you shouldn’t bother them with trivial matters or problems that you can resolve on your own. Usually, you will want to communicate with a specific archangel. If your problem concerns purification, clairvoyance, or changes in your life, you should ask Gabriel for help. Raphael is the archangel to contact if your problem relates to physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual healing.

Richard WebsterRichard Webster
Richard Webster was born and raised in New Zealand. He has been interested in the psychic world since he was nine years old. As a teenager, he became involved in hypnotism and later became a professional stage hypnotist. After school, he worked in the...  Read more

RELATED PRODUCTS

Gabriel
Gabriel
Communicating with the Archangel for Inspiration & Reconciliation
Richard Webster
$12.95 US,  $14.95 CAN
$9.07 US,  $10.47 CAN On Sale! | Add to Cart
Michael
Michael
Communicating with the Archangel for Guidance & Protection
Richard Webster
$12.99 US,  $14.99 CAN | Add to Cart
Raphael
Raphael
Communicating with the Archangel for Healing & Creativity
Richard Webster
$12.95 US,  $14.95 CAN | Add to Cart

Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

While Llewellyn's Classic Tarot has my name on the cover, I did not so much design this project as direct it. Llewellyn wanted a deck that was designed to be faithful to the traditional tarot images, symbols, and meanings recognizable to most modern tarot readers and students. Creating a faithful yet new expression of timeless tarot imagery is... read this article
The Union Screaming House: The Haunting Continues...Long After the Doors Are Shut
365 Ways to Attract Good Luck
The Oracle of the Angels
Tarot: Group Dynamics Spread
Evolutionary Astrology: What the Moon's Nodes Mean in Your Chart

Most recent posts:
Part 1: Why is Satan in the Grimoires?
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Aaron Leitch, author of several books, including Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical...

A Spread About You
This spread, called Alive, Dead, and Undead, is from the Vampires Tarot of the Eternal Night book. It was created as a companion to the deck and thus...

A "Thank You" to BKS Iyengar
BKS Iyengar passed away today. In the midst of a frantic morning I heard the news and suddenly paused, realizing the great impact one person can...





Easy Tarot Reading Easy Tarot Reading
The Process Revealed in Ten True Readings

By: Josephine Ellershaw
Price: $14.95 US,  $16.95 CAN
$10.47 US,  $11.87 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
82nd Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar

By: Llewellyn
Price: $14.99 US,  $16.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook
By: Llewellyn
Price: $10.99 US,  $12.50 CAN
You Are the Answer You Are the Answer
Discovering and Fulfilling Your Soul's Purpose

By: Michael J Tamura
Price: $16.95 US,  $19.50 CAN
Llewellyn's 2015 Daily Planetary Guide Llewellyn's 2015 Daily Planetary Guide
Complete Astrology At-A-Glance

By: Llewellyn
Price: $12.99 US,  $14.95 CAN