вторник, 18 октомври 2011 г.


The name Raguel (also Raguil or Rasuil, among other variant spellings)
means “friend of God.” According to the Book of Enoch, Raguel is an
archangel charged with overseeing the good behavior of the other
angels. He is also said to be an angel of Earth and a guardian of the second
heaven, and is supposed to have brought Enoch to heaven.
In Gnosticism, Raguel is placed on the same level as Thelesis, another
high-ranking angel. Despite his exalted position, for some unexplained
reason Raguel was reprobated in 745 A.D. by the Roman church (along
with some other high-level angels, including Uriel). At this time Pope
Zachary described Raguel as a demon who “passed himself off as a saint.”
Generally speaking, however, Raguel occupies a much more prestigious
position, and in the Revelation of John the following account
of Raguel in his place as assistant to God appears: “Then shall He send
the angel Raguel, saying: Go and sound the trumpet for the angels of
cold and snow and ice, and bring together every kind of wrath upon
them that stand on the left.”

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