I was wondering, if you had background about the Concept of Angels. for Example Gabriel :Gabriel is understood to be the angel that was sent to destroy Jerusalem, According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, Gabriel takes the form of a man, and stands at the left hand of God. so does anyone have remarks regarding these gestures
Opinion on Question:
the best way to describe Gabriel is in connection with his relationship to Michael.
Michael impulses are of a kind to enter deeply and intensely into the whole being of man. The ruler ship of Michael, if so we may call it, beginning for earthly life at the end of the 1870’s, was preceded by the ruler-ship of Gabriel; the ruler-ship of Gabriel is connected with forces that go through the line of physical inheritance — forces related to physical reproduction.
The forces of Michael are the very opposite of this. The ruler ship of Gabriel is characterized by the fact that his impulses enter strongly into the physical bodily nature of man. Michael, on the other hand, works intensely into the spiritual being of man. You can tell this from the very fact that he is the administrator of the Cosmic Intelligence. But Michael’s impulses are strong and powerful. Taking their start from the spiritual, they work through and through the human being. They work into the spiritual, thence into the soul-nature, and thence again into the bodily nature of man. Now in the karmic connections of life, these super-earthly forces are constantly at work. Beings of the higher Hierarchies are working with man and upon him. It is thus that the karma of a man takes shape. And so it is with the Michael-forces. Working as they do upon the whole human being, they work also very strongly into his karma. Gabriel-forces work only very little — I do not say not at all — but very little into the essential karma of a human being. Michael-forces on the other hand work very strongly into his karma.
God, in the old testament is not the God-head – it is Yahweh, one of the seven ruling Elohim of this epoch – which is why when you read the 10 commandments in its original Hebrew it says:
anki ieue alei-k ashr eutzathi-k m-artz mtzrim m-bith obdim
“I Yahweh Elohim-of you who I brought forth you from [the] land of Egypt form [the] house -of servants …
la ieie -l-k aleim schrim ol-phn-i
not he-shall-become to you Elohim other ones on faces of me – or, more clearly “You are to have no other Elohim above me.”
So, to the Hebrew people, of the seven Elohim that are tasked with the earth’s evolution, Yahweh made special recompense to bring about man’s spiritual evolution by separating himself from the other sun beings and ruling from the moon, so that the “light” of the “sun” was with man, even at night.
Trying to keep this brief – the whole point of this Epoch is for man to develop his higher EGOself – his “I am” – his spirit.
So, now you have a background of who God is to the Hebrew people – the highest of the Elohim, but is a being lower than the Christ being… Christ being a Macocosmic being.
Of course, Yahweh is a very powerful being – tasked with forming the earth and man’s existence on it.
So, you have Gabriel (tasked with physical existence and reproduction) standing at the left hand (knowledge path) of Yahweh (creative god).
Gabriel is a servant of Yahweh whereby man gains knowledge of his higher self through physical existence.
Could you elaborate on this paragraph, please?
“Michael impulses are of a kind to enter deeply and intensely into the whole being of man. The ruler ship of Michael, if so we may call it, beginning for earthly life at the end of the 1870’s, was preceded by the ruler-ship of Gabriel; the ruler-ship of Gabriel is connected with forces that go through the line of physical inheritance — forces related to physical reproduction.”
I am not sure what you mean by elaborate so I’ll just kind of go with the flow…
There are certain arch-angels (Michael ascended to the rank of Archai in the 1870’s so it is a bit of a misnomer to call him an Arch Angel still but for the purposes of this discussion, I’ll stick with arch-angel because otherwise I’ll be more confusing than I already am).
Every 200-400 years, a different arch-angel assumes rulership over mankind so that every (roughly) 2000 years or so, the same arch-angel comes back into the rulership role.
Michael assumed rulership in 1879, he was preceded by the rulership of Gabriel, who was preceded by Samael, who was preceded by Raphael, who was preceded by Zachariel, who was preceded by Anael, who was preceded by Oriphiel, who was preceded by Michael… The last time Michael was tasked with rulership was during the age of Alexander the Great.
As I have mentioned, Gabriel is the Divine Guardian of the process of physical propagation… The forces of Gabriel work in the spiritual processes underlying the physical process of propagation. And so it is only since this recent Gabriel rulership that the physical propagation of mankind on Earth has come into connection in the real sense with the Christ Impulse.
When you understand the role of each of the arch angel rulerships and their role for the development of mankind, one is able to see the impulses that will fill this age.
We are 125 years into Michael’s rulership – who will rule for another 275-375 years depending on mankinds progress.
During this rulership – we find a deep awakening of the true spiritual impulses. Don’t believe me? There is a decline in religion you say? – True… but not a decline in the spiritual. Even the Pew Research Center has found this: Link
People are feeling the Michael impulses and feeling “there has got to be more to life than just making money, having sex, and dying.”
It will get even better – a new dawn of all kinds of artistic movements will reawaken.
For you ritualist out there – your rituals will become more powerful.
Now is the time to put down the books for a little bit and do the work.