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 idea, even though approximate, of God. We use electrical energy to warmth and light our homes, and tool all types of machines and home equipment, yet we need to be very cautious of the way we deal with it, for one can reason an twist of fate. Direct touch with an electrical present might be deadly. to be able to harness and use it with out threat, we need to channel it via transformers. a similar should be acknowledged of God: God is sort of a natural present of electrical energy which has to go through transformers sooner than it reaches us. And the transformers that God makes use of are the numerous luminous beings that populate the heavens, identified to culture because the choirs of angels or angelic hierarchies. it really is via them that we obtain divine lifestyles; it truly is via them that we will keep in touch with God.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
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The angelic hierarchies of the third triad, composed of Netzach, Hod, and Yesod, are: the Principalities, Elohim (Gods) ; the Archangels, Bnei Elohim (Sons of the Gods); the Angels, Kerubim (Strong Ones). The Elohim, under the leadership of Haniel (Grace of God), represent the entities that created the world, as related in Genesis: 'Bereshith (in the beginning) bara (created) Elohim (the gods) eth-ha-shamaim (heaven) ve eth ha-aretz (and the earth). ' The blueprint for creation was drawn up by the Architect of the universe in Chokmah, and the Elohim are the workers who constructed the building.
Hayoth is the plural of haya which means life. At the beginning of the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament there is a description of the four Holy Living Creatures, which is very similar to the one given by St John in the Book of Revelations: At once I was in the spirit, and there in heaven stood a throne, with one seated on the throne . . Around the throne, and on each side of the throne, are four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with a face like a human face, and the fourth living creature like a 44 Angels and other Mysteries.
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 .