Raziel Archangel Prince of the Cherubim Angels
Raziel Archangel Power of Love and Knowledge, His Name means God is my pleasure. This Archangel inspires the pleasure of seeking and knowing God. The path to Self-Knowledge is intended to lead us to understand the One. Love ruled by Raziel leads us to desire unity and therefore to find delight in spiritual research itself. At the apex of the angelic Hierarchy, the Archangel Metatron represents the total and invisible will that lies at the origin and the end of all things.
But when this Will must be manifested in the concrete it is expressed through the energy of Raziel, who has the face of Love and Wisdom. His energy gives man the knowledge he seeks before mysteries: from the answers we ask about the cause of a disease or self-destructive behavior, to those about universal truths.
According to Tradition, when, after the fall from Eden, Adam (humanity) went to meet the disease, Raziel offered him the book of herbs and medicinal recipes. This Archangel, which visibly applies the invisible will, represents for human beings the comprehensible and revealing aspect of God, the one to whom we must discover essential discoveries. He is the enemy of ignorance that tramples the cosmic rules and his energy is aimed at nullifying everything that hinders the Divine Work and hinders human evolution. But the human path to Knowledge can be tiring and painful.
In the drive of love to elevate us to the High, there is a fracture between us and what is located down (that is, the material basis in which we are rooted); this can free a destructive force and conflagrate in a crisis that generates suffering. Yet, beyond appearances, this suffering may not be just evil, but the spy of a deeper need: precisely the consequence of a boost of elevation about the most material level in which one is immersed. On this level Raziel can certainly represent a destructive aspect; but only of all that which is deceptive because it is multiple: perverse as it obscures the perception of Unity.
In a sense, darkness converges on darkness precisely because the Light re-emerges. Invoked, Raziel facilitates this journey by illuminating the road: guiding, granting wisdom and knowledge, and inducing to apply, with love within society, the knowledge acquired through his own experiences of suffering. He is, in fact, the Initiator, the permanent spark destined one day to light up our conscience; the vector instrument of the desires to know, the one who directs them and instills in them the will. As such it also has the task of giving the providential reward to the efforts of the researchers.
By invoking it, those in search of Knowledge will obtain it, provided they have a sincere and moral aspiration. When it is obtained, the gift of knowledge of Raziel is not revealed through the active intelligence of thought but is expressed in direct and sudden intuitive revelation, with the gift of revelation or mystical illumination. Raziel exhorts us to use our intuition to be in harmony with the higher consciousness that lies beyond the teachings to which we are attracted. Its action causes meaning and feeling to generate a powerful vibration in the body and in the mind: a resonance that makes it directly experience knowledge, harmony, and truth to awaken completely.