By Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
‘Think for a minute approximately what electrical energy is and the way we use it, and you'll have a few concept, in spite of the fact that approximate, of God. We use electrical energy to heat and light our homes, and gear every kind of machines and home equipment, yet we need to be very cautious of the way we deal with it, for possible reason an twist of fate. Direct touch with an electrical present could be deadly. that allows you to harness and use it with out probability, we need to channel it via transformers. an analogous will be acknowledged of God: God is sort of a natural present of electrical energy which has to go through transformers earlier than it reaches us. And the transformers that God makes use of are the numerous luminous beings that populate the heavens, recognized to culture because the choirs of angels or angelic hierarchies. it truly is via them that we obtain divine lifestyles; it truly is via them that we will keep up a correspondence with God.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
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At the head of the order of the Ophanim is the archangel Raziel. According to tradition it was Raziel who gave Adam a book, the Sepher Yetzirah, which revealed the secrets of creation to him. When Adam committed the first fault, however, this book was taken from him. The angels of Binah are the Thrones. Their name in Hebrew, Aralim, means Lions. In Revelations St John associates the presence of the Thrones with that of the Holy Living Creatures, the Seraphim: Around the throne are twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones are twenty four elders dressed in white robes, with golden crowns on their heads .
We have thirty-two teeth with which to chew our food, and the thirty-two paths can be seen metaphorically as teeth with which we chew the psychic and spiritual nourishment we receive each day. It is by means of such spiritual 'mastication' that we acquire wisdom. To become wise is to chew the experiences we encounter each day so as to extract the nutrients they contain. The thirty-two paths of wisdom link the ten sephiroth, each of which has five divisions. Thus the Cabbalah speaks of the fifty gates of intelligence or understanding, and these gates are attributed symbolically to the sephirah Binah.
The Dominations, the angels o f Chesed (mercy), pour out their blessings under the direction of the archangel Tzadkiel, whose name means 'God is my justice . ah (strength), aflame with zeal for the Creator, are under the leadership of Kamael, Desire of God. Their work, which is to restore order wherever it is in danger in the universe, can be compared with that of the human organism as it strives to rid itself of wastes and toxins. The Virtues, the angels of Tiphareth (beauty), are led by the archangel Mikhael.
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