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 concept, even if approximate, of God. We use electrical energy to warmth and light our homes, and tool every kind of machines and home equipment, yet we need to be very cautious of the way we deal with it, for one could reason an twist of fate. Direct touch with an electrical present could be deadly. in an effort to harness and use it with no possibility, we need to channel it via transformers. a similar may be stated of God: God is sort of a natural present of electrical energy which has to go through transformers prior to it reaches us. And the transformers that God makes use of are the numerous luminous beings that populate the heavens, recognized to culture because the choirs of angels or angelic hierarchies. it's via them that we obtain divine existence; it truly is via them that we will be able to keep up a correspondence with God.’
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The Holy Living Creatures obey the commands of the spirit and communicate movement to the Wheels. The symbolism of a wheel (a perfect circle in motion) reveals the special function of the The Angelic Hierarchies 47 Cherubim, which is to stir up and organize primeval matter-symbolized by the holy creatures-so that it becomes fit to serve God' s purpose. This is why the world of the Ophanim is said to be the region of the music of the spheres (here, too, we find the idea of a circle or wheel). In this context, of course, music must be understood as meaning more than an arrangement of sounds created by human beings and perceptible to human ears.
The Cherubim will give you wisdom and harmony. The Seraphim will give you love, the love that surpasses all knowledge, the love that is fulfilment and total freedom. The Angelic Hierarchies 57 But how can I dare to speak about these entities, before whom it behoves us only to bow in reverent silence? I do so in order to inspire you with the desire to reject the ease of a prosaic, unconscious existence. A person who does not know that these sublime regions exist can be content with a mediocre life.
See Figure 2. Pillar of",ercy Pillar ofseverity Figure 2 38 Angels and other Mysteries. . these notions i n the right way . Quite apart from those who will try to use them in the worst kinds of magical practices, there are many who, failing to understand their sacred nature, will imagine that they can stroll among these names as they would stroll through a public park, and juggle with the sephiroth as though they were balls. You must approach this knowledge with great humility and reverence if you are to gain any real enlightenment from it.
Angels and Other Mysteries of the Tree of Life by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov