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Angels: Angel Information
Historical, traditional and spiritual information about angels...
Angels, or the belief in higher spirits - guardians from the invisible
spirit world, have subsisted within many cultures since what may
seem to be the beginning of time. The word "angel," in its simplest
form means "messenger"; one who brings information to another.
We have found that by comparing differing religious ideals,
historical information, biblical references and spiritual beliefs
concerning angels, there is one solid core belief that underlies
varying opinions: benevolant spirits exist around all of us. This
seems to be the one common thread found within all angelic lore.
Angels: Ancient & Tribal Cultures
Guardian Angels, or angels in general,
are widely believed within Christian
theology to be assigned to every person
for the duration of their life on earth,
providing protection as well as guidance
from the other side. Although shocking,
the idea that angels exist and interact
with us is not a concept unique to major
religions; beliefs in wise interactive
spirits can also be found within various
Western beliefs in angels, though spread
through Christian and Hebrew theology,
first originated from ancient cultures
such as the Assyrians who taught about
the Karabu; the Greeks who believed in
the Daimones; and the Romans who told
of the Genii. Karabu, from which the
words cherubim and cherub are derived,
were winged protective deities.
Daimones were divine beings who
worked between gods and mankind in
Greek mythology and religion; while the
Roman Genii (different from the Arabic
djinn) were believed to be assigned to
every person in pairs, with one being
good and the other evil. Modern-day
ideas of guardian angels seem to have
incorporated a bit from all three of these
ancient types of spirits.
Yet, these were not the only influences
that shaped angelic beliefs. Primitive
tribal cultures also influenced ideas
concerning angels. Tribes commonly
hold teachings of nature spirits and
guardian spirits of different sorts, though
often appearing in animal form. Like
angels, these spirits are typically helpers
who watch over tribe members, assisting
in spiritual development while providing
Angels or Spirit Guides?
Angels also have commonality with spirit
guides, benevolant spirits who protect,
guide and provide spiritual insight to
those on earth. Like angels, they are
good spirits believed to be assigned to a
person from birth until death, assisting
him or her in their life pilgrimage. Like
archangels, spirit guides may also
appear in a person's life for a short
period to bring special guidance and
assistance for special concerns. These
angels are often believed to be the souls
of people who once lived on the earth
but have elevated in consciousness -
having ascended, spiritually speaking,
unto enlightened, imbued with spiritual
wisdom. Many believe spirit guides can
only be Native American, Chinese or
Egyptian in origin, due to perceived
spiritual wisdom found within those
cultures; but that seems more of a
stereotypcal point of view. Spirit guides
have been mentioned within gnosticism,
spiritualism, and other beliefs, as well as
being a term used by psychics and
mediums to describe spiritual counselors
of all persons living in a physical body.
Guardian Angels: Origins
The Christian teaching of guardian
angels can also be traced to New
Testament writings found within the
Bible. The most prolific is a quote from
Jesus concerning the treatment of
children: "...for I tell you that in heaven,
their angels always behold the face of
my Father who is in heaven." We can
also read in Acts 12 about an angel who
comes and wakes Peter up from sleeping
while in prison. The angel then proceeds
to free him from his chains and provide
rescue, all after we are told Peter prayed
to God without ceasing. This passage
obviously also influenced the idea of
angels as being guardians of the good
Origins of Beliefs in Angels:
The History of Angels
It's a complicated history to deduce, but common beliefs in
spirits, ghosts and angels certainly evolved into Western religious
ideas concerning angels.
People's perceptions, insights and experiences with angels point
to something more personal.
Angels in Religion
Angels within different religious teachings have
borrowed certain ideas from one another, including
angelic classes and names. Interestingly, artistic
renderings of angels also shaped, over time, our
beliefs of how angels look in appearance.
Angel Terms A few different traditional, religious and spiritual angelic
words and ideas.
Angel Heirarchy Some ideas concerning angel ranking and classification,
Angel Names Comprehensive list of angel names found within religion and
Fallen Angels A rough synopsis of angelic lore, with a more thorough
explanation of angels who are lost.
Fallen Angel Names Comprehensive list of the "not-so-good" angels in
Resurrection Angels Amazing account of angels and humanity.
Angels In Early Christian Art How angels were depicted in early Christian
frescos before the 4th Century.
Angels Quotes We examine what others have said about angels. This might
change your view of angels!
Angel Wings A closer look at how wings came to be placed upon angels.
Angels: Avatars Avatars are similar to angels as divine messengers.
Spiritual Ideas of Angels
We look at angels in spirituality, beyond the
traditions of men and religious dogma. What are
people experiencing during angelic encounters?
How are angels interacting with us in everyday life?
What are Angels? Article looks at spiritual interpretion of the Bible to
see an often untaught link between angels & mankind.
Why Are Angels Watching Us? Is there a bigger meaning behind spirit
Angels & Higher Consciousness What is the purpose behind angel
Healing Angels Learn about angel rays of light that heal.
Angel Awakening How can we become aware of angels?
Spirit Guides We answer the questions about guiding spirits and their
likeness to angels.
Beliefs in Angels Are beliefs in angels and spirits evolving?
Angels Q & A Questions and answers about angels, from traditional
beliefs to observations and facts.
Angels...Messengers More ideas concerning angels, spirits and ghosts
regarding their relationship with mankind and with each other.
Angels Live Where are angels residing?
Angelophany Angelophany is the perception of angels.
Angelology Angelology is the mystical study of angels.
Archangel Is there a hidden meaning behind these angels?
Angelic Can humans be angels? We explore the idea.
Elohim & Angels What are elohim? Are angels & elohim the same thing?
Angels...Heaven Learn how angels communicate with us from the
Heavenly Angels Short history and ideas concerning angels.
Angels in Dreams Can angels visit us while we are sleeping?
Angels...Demons Thoughts on breaking down angels & demons into
messengers...both fallen and enlightened.
Angels of Death Angels seen by many while a loved one is preparing to
pass from this plane of existence unto the next.
More Angel Information
There are more sections on the Angels & Ghosts
website concerning angels and enlightened spirits.
You may also want to study their antithesis, demons,
for some contrast and deeper understanding of the
origin of Western Christian beliefs.
Angel Stories Stories of angels that were sent to Angels & Ghosts. Learn
more through others' personal experiences with angel visitations.
Angel Encounters Watch and listen to stories of coming face to face with
Angel Pictures Pictures of angels sent to Angels & Ghosts. Study different
images of angels to further study angelic presences.
Demons The origin of the demonic is explored and explained.
Angel T-Shirts Buy angel t-shirts, coffee mugs and more!
Angels: Myths, Fables & Legends
The following pages deal with fables, myths and lore
of angels associated with certain things such as
angels in charge of the hour, month or season.
Communicating with enlightened spirits: what
they may say; how to hear angels.