What is an Angel?
…. a class of God’s individualized BEING, separated off for a specific purpose. Both closer to GOD in that it immediately knows, understands and will act on GOD’s plan. It will also have the ability to perceive and reflect on, bless and enjoy GOD’s creation and blessings.
They are less than Humans, in that lacking Free Will, their obedience to GOD is no challenge to them. Humans are superior to Angels in that they may CHOOSE to succeed or fail in seeking, knowing, understanding acting upon and appreciating GOD’s plan.
Several “messengers” (the actual word for Angels in Hebrew is the same, really) get individual NAMEs, not in the Bible itself, but in the Talmud, Apocrypha books and folklore. Some Qabalists specialized in the hierarchy of Angels, and Magicians were interested for similar reasons.. For general information, study the various versions of the Bible and Quoron, and download a copy of the Testiment of Solomon. To study the Rabbi’s approach, study the Baal Shem of London, Rabbi Abraham Aben Ezra, Eleazar Ben Judah of Worms, Moses ben Jacob Cordovero, Isaac Luria, his student Chaim Vital, and especially Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. For the Western approach, see Simon Magus, Pietro d’Abano, Dr. John Dee, Thomas Lake Harris, Johann Georg Gichtel, Athanasius Kircher, Ebenezer Sibly, John Heydon, Emma Hardinge Britten, Geoffrey Hodson, Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, Migene Gonzalez-Wippler, and Michael Howard‘s upcoming book looks promising. For many years the only available reference was A Dictionary Of Angels by , Gustav Davidson, which has rarely been sufficient.
Does each of us have an individualized part of GOD which watches over us, a Holy Guardian Angel? http://chuckfurnace.com/hga_01_frontc.html is one manual for discovering the answer yourself, as is Book of Abramelin , used by Nicolas Flamel, MacGregor Mathers, Aleister Crowley and many others.
Or, is there no one who cares when a sparrow falls? How significant, or insignificant is our life? Can we affect the World around us, will our contributions (or mistakes) be remembered after we are gone? These are some of the esoteric questions which have fueled our inquiry for centuries.
Since this answer is unknowable in our lifetime, the truth is subjective, and we all decide every day whether we are significant, whether our actions have consequences, and whether our overall lives will have meaning, or simply be the conversion of air to CO2 and food to shit. HOW we decide to answer this question has great implications for our ability to marshal our Will, integrate our emotions, make plans for the future, follow through with action, reassess our results and modify our actions towards greater success, happiness and survival. The wrong choice, often brought on by outward stresses or inner conflict, leads to depression, failure, darkness and the death of the Spiritual aspect of the Soul.
To approach your Angel, you must first become “yourself made perfect”, to be worthy of such knowledge and active conversation with your Bridge to GOD. This process not only has intrinsic value, but improvement leads to increased confidence, taking on increased challenges, and growing satisfaction. Active concentration chases away depression, and when alternated with activity (30 -45 minutes of walking or weights) leads to oxygenated blood, heart, brain and better mental abilities. As we chart our improvement, each effort is offered in “sacrifice” to our Holy Guardian Angel, and each success taken as HER /HIS / THEIR blessing.