Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Archangels: Auriel (Uriel)

More from William G. Gray's Inner Traditions of Magic


Great intro :) Kate Bush - Lily (click link for more info on the song)

Oh thou, who givest sustenance to the universe
From whom all things proceed
To whom all things return
Unveil to us the face of the true spiritual sun
Hidden by a disc of golden light
That we may know the truth
And do our whole duty
As we journey to thy sacred feet

Well I said
"Lily, Oh Lily I don't feel safe
I feel that life has blown a great big hole
Through me"
And she said
"Child, you must protect yourself
You can protect yourself
I'll show you how with fire"

Gabriel before me
Raphael behind me
Michael to my right
Uriel on my left side
In the circle of fire
(Gabriel & Uriel are switched from their normal positions in the song)

I said
"Lily, Oh Lily I'm so afraid
I fear I am walking in the Veil of Darkness"
And she said
"Child, take what I say
With a pinch of salt
And protect yourself with fire"

Gabriel before me
Raphael behind me
Michael to my right
Uriel on my left side
In the circle of fire

Light of God. Unless properly understood, might seem rather a dark Angel indeed.
An Angel of Light. He is the Light shining in Darkness, that the Darkness did not understand and could not extinguish.
Consciousness in Unconsciousness, Knowledge in Ignorance, Being in Unbeing.
The Light of Experience and Wisdom.
Typifies the Seed of Light that manifests in us.
Tolerance, wisdom, development that should come with sheer experience of life and death until a soul grows enough to take such matters in its spiritual stride and seek better forms of being.
He rightly belongs to Earth because when we live on Earth as we should in Heaven, our object as humans will be attained, and both Heaven and Earth will 'pass away'. An unlikely event in our predictable future, but attainable in individual instances. Humanity will never achieve 'salvation' en masse, but only in single file through the narrow Gates leading to Light. Correct Pillar passage in any Temple should be for one person only.
The Magic Mirror of Auriel reflects us to ourselves, showing up our mistakes, and picturing whatever we could learn.
His Shield is supposed to protect us from adversity by cushioning our consciousness against shocks and blows, or sparing us from knowing what would hurt us needlessly because we had no means of dealing with it. Auriel is a kind Angel, who attempts to enlighten the Children of Light, but sees no advantage in allowing them to suffer senselessly. It is he that tries to stop us making the same mistakes over and over again. Altogether, Auriel is the Light of Law and Learning, without which we shall never grow up in Spirit.

North.
Symbol: Shield and Mirror, Book of Wisdom
Element: Earth.
Sephirah: Malkuth
Circuit: 1
Visualised: Kindly Elder with greying black hair and beard, dark eyes, and a deep deliberate voice.
Colours: Blacks, dark browns, greys, though lightened by the sparkle of frost and the shining of stars in brilliant moonlight.
Girdle: Black, relieved with silver.


Earth