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Raphael in script

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February 22nd, 2008, 5:39 am #1



Raphael's "creation symbol" or primary symbol is:



The swastika (sanskrit for: "well being") or tetra-gammadion (as it was called in ancient Greece), is a combination of four gimel (or "gammas" in Greek), which are symbols of movement towards reward or punishment.

Gimel is associated with a person in motion; symbolically, a rich man running after a poor man to give him charity, or divine assistance or retribution (some forms of the swastika suggest left facing gimel to be retribution). Either form of "gift" is for the well-being of the receiver (a form of regulation & balance), whether curse or blessing. This defines the swastika as a constant motion of the restoration and maintenance of life (or spiritual growth).

This is the basis for it's associations with the sun, and with Raphael (who is the angel of restoration, good will and blessing). Although it can easily be identified as a simple solar model, it's translation is more than portrait.

The "arms" of the symbol are either 3 or 4 in number. The "turning" impression that the symbol displays is a cycle of rejuvenation or return. Raphael is the angel over healing, because he is a personification of restoration. That is, restoration of anything to it's intended, created, or pure form. The symbol expresses this in it's cycle of "returning" & has been used as much to represent homecomings & migration, or the coming of spring in the year... etc.

All throughout history and all over the world, it has also been associated with travels (especially the "return home" - which is also a form of restoration), fortune, harvest and healing. All of these attributes are also properties of Raphael, and universal symbolisms of the sun.

The symbol can be seen in such variations:



...and in an example of the left-facing, or reverse.



Also, this coin has a couple variations, two of them left-facing...



I have heard several other interpretations of the symbol in regards to Raphael, but none of them which are widely referenced.

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The swastika was used in several ancient pagan religions & states. With the growth of Christianity & angelology within it, the use of the swastika was discouraged by some (probably because of it's widespread use in pagan Greece), and Raphael was commonly credited with the symbol:



...is a sign for the planet Mercury, with which Raphael is associated.

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These older sigils are actually attributed to Labbiel, or Rabiel; which is the first known name for the entity Raphael. (The Sumerian Labbiel was renamed Raphael by the Jews).



They both contain the symbols for "progression," "heaven" and "return."

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Two sigils based on Raphael's name are the line sigil:



and the straight sigil:



These both contain multiple symbols relating to Raphael. The line sigil (the first) is a gimel with a point of power (the circle). The straight sigil contains the angelic script for transposition (in return to Heaven), and also for "goodness," "benefactor" and "hope." It is used during invocations as a "signature" of Raphael, representing his name.

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In Raphael's association with the sun, he is also connected with the script in the line sigils below. These are used to represent the sun in astrological and esoteric mysticism.



AND



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Here is Raphael's seal... It is a combination of several of his symbols. It even contains symbols for the other Archangels which are combined with Raphael's symbols to make sigils present within the main circle. Seals such as this are usually used during invocations and petitions or prayer.



I have only briefly covered the translations of these symbols, if anyone wants clarification on any of these, please post and I will go into further detail Although relevant, a full breakdown of deciphering the meanings on such script is tedious and often not what individuals are looking for when they browse the forum.

~Ari'el

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April 20th, 2010, 3:27 am #2

Two sigils based on Raphael's name are the line sigil:



and the straight sigil:



These both contain multiple symbols relating to Raphael. The line sigil (the first) is a gimel with a point of power (the circle). The straight sigil contains the angelic script for transposition (in return to Heaven), and also for "goodness," "benefactor" and "hope." It is used during invocations as a "signature" of Raphael, representing his name.
i'd like to know more about this please if you would. thank you in advance for the information.
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December 28th, 2010, 5:56 pm #3



In Raphael's association with the sun, he is also connected with the script in the line sigils below. These are used to represent the sun in astrological and esoteric mysticism.



AND



--

Here is Raphael's seal... It is a combination of several of his symbols. It even contains symbols for the other Archangels which are combined with Raphael's symbols to make sigils present within the main circle. Seals such as this are usually used during invocations and petitions or prayer.



I have only briefly covered the translations of these symbols, if anyone wants clarification on any of these, please post and I will go into further detail Although relevant, a full breakdown of deciphering the meanings on such script is tedious and often not what individuals are looking for when they browse the forum.

~Ari'el



hello Ariel

could you please walk me through the meanings of those glyphs/sigils?

thanks

namaste

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December 29th, 2010, 6:06 am #4

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January 3rd, 2011, 2:39 am #5

i'd like to know more about this please if you would. thank you in advance for the information.




The line sigil (the first) is a gimel with a point of power (the circle)... If you look at Raphael's primary symbol you will see that the 'swastika' is a combination of four gimel (or "gammas" in Greek), which are symbols of movement towards reward or punishment.

In the description of Raphael's primary symbol I give a description for how the combination of gimel relate to Raphael. The swastika represents a constant motion of the restoration and maintenance of life (or growth).

This is the basis for it's associations with the sun, and with Raphael (who is the angel of restoration, the sun, good will and blessing). Although it can easily be identified as a simple solar model, it's translation is more than portrait.

As seen above, the "arms" of Raphael's primary symbol are either 3 or 4 in number. However, they can also be interpreted as neither, because the symbol represents the motion of a "turning" impression. (Such as the spokes of a wheel could appear many while it is in motion.) Essentially, the line sigil is a representation of one of those "spokes" of Raphael's primary symbol. Since sigils represent a more specific 'quality' of the angel, the focus of this sigil is Raphael's association with gimel.

Raphael is the angel over healing, because he is a personification of restoration. He is also the angel of travel. It is a common theory today that his relation to 'travel' comes both from his role in the Book of Tobit (where he disguises himself as a traveller) & from the ancient (almost universal) association with physicians being travelers by trade. This correlation can be seen in other deities of the ancient world who were associated with both healing and travel (take Hermes, for example). However, it is not simply that Raphael was an angel of healing who 'became' associated with travel. His origins are as a deity of healing, travel & the sun - three properties which were highly associated.

Gimel is associated with all three. It has three possible origins which are all related to these three properties. The letter is said to be a pictorial representation of a walking stick (or travelers defending stick), a camel or a foot. All three were associated with healing, traveling and the sun. Though primarily, the focus seems to be motion and traveling. It is not motion in a purely general sense, however, and represents a note of charity (such as the common symbolism of a rich man (gimel) running after a poor man (dalet) to offer assistance.)

Gimel is also associated with the number 3, the number of holiness and free will (in division and independence from God). It represents freedom which is alluded in travel and return home. Essentially, the line sigil in question represents Raphael as a 'character of gimel.' As a sigil, it focuses on a specific area of the nature of Raphael to request his assistance or 'summon' his authority. If one was using the line sigil above, they COULD use it to petition for any matter related to Raphael, but would be most successful in using it for matters involving traveling and charity. The sigil is also said to represent a man bent in charity. It (& gimel) are also likely associated with the origins of the symbols of the traveling shepherd deity Andjety, the crook and flail. (Which represented divine punishment and reward, as the crook & flail were used to bless/curse ancient livestock. Both were used to reprimand and the crook also saved lost sheep/goats, while the flail also swatted flies from their faces.)



This straight sigil contains the angelic script for transposition (in return to Heaven), and also for "goodness", "benefactor" and "hope."

The line running down the length is actually a symbol used to represent ascension, usually of angels from earth to Heaven. This particular variation represents transposition from earthly to holy (or corrupt to righteous)...



It also has a right angle on the left end, the right angle in this position just compounds the original meaning:



Raphael's role is primarily as an angel of restoration. He and the order under him, called the Labbim, are healing angels. However, they were healing angels before earthly creatures existed, preconditioned to the restoration of angels who had fallen into Tartarus (the abyss) during the First War but who were not evil. These angels restore and maintain purity in the angels who dwell in Heaven who contact or are exposed to earth, hell, pain and corruption(especially the Powers). This sigil alludes to Raphael's role as their leader (and possibly his role as an angel who has been on Earth many times & has been seen ascending by several witnesses including Noah, Solomon, and the family of Tobias.)

Here are some other symbols associated with the Labbim. They are similar to Raphael's primary symbol and represent a similar meaning (though the central power point represents their unity as a single order). These variations of the Labbim 'cross' are not to be confused with the Haath cross (commonly called the Archangel's cross) where the crossing lines are horizontal and vertical rather than diagonal.



I need more time to go over the rest of the line sigil, which is a symbol representing both "benefactor" / "kindness" and the altars of the Labbim in Heaven... I will also go over the last two sigils and seal.

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January 6th, 2011, 1:39 am #6

Ariel of Megadriel @ Jan 2 2011, 08:39 PM wrote:
i'd like to know more about this please if you would. thank you in advance for the information.




The line sigil (the first) is a gimel with a point of power (the circle)... If you look at Raphael's primary symbol you will see that the 'swastika' is a combination of four gimel (or "gammas" in Greek), which are symbols of movement towards reward or punishment.

In the description of Raphael's primary symbol I give a description for how the combination of gimel relate to Raphael. The swastika represents a constant motion of the restoration and maintenance of life (or growth).

This is the basis for it's associations with the sun, and with Raphael (who is the angel of restoration, the sun, good will and blessing). Although it can easily be identified as a simple solar model, it's translation is more than portrait.

As seen above, the "arms" of Raphael's primary symbol are either 3 or 4 in number. However, they can also be interpreted as neither, because the symbol represents the motion of a "turning" impression. (Such as the spokes of a wheel could appear many while it is in motion.) Essentially, the line sigil is a representation of one of those "spokes" of Raphael's primary symbol. Since sigils represent a more specific 'quality' of the angel, the focus of this sigil is Raphael's association with gimel.

Raphael is the angel over healing, because he is a personification of restoration. He is also the angel of travel. It is a common theory today that his relation to 'travel' comes both from his role in the Book of Tobit (where he disguises himself as a traveller) & from the ancient (almost universal) association with physicians being travelers by trade. This correlation can be seen in other deities of the ancient world who were associated with both healing and travel (take Hermes, for example). However, it is not simply that Raphael was an angel of healing who 'became' associated with travel. His origins are as a deity of healing, travel & the sun - three properties which were highly associated.

Gimel is associated with all three. It has three possible origins which are all related to these three properties. The letter is said to be a pictorial representation of a walking stick (or travelers defending stick), a camel or a foot. All three were associated with healing, traveling and the sun. Though primarily, the focus seems to be motion and traveling. It is not motion in a purely general sense, however, and represents a note of charity (such as the common symbolism of a rich man (gimel) running after a poor man (dalet) to offer assistance.)

Gimel is also associated with the number 3, the number of holiness and free will (in division and independence from God). It represents freedom which is alluded in travel and return home. Essentially, the line sigil in question represents Raphael as a 'character of gimel.' As a sigil, it focuses on a specific area of the nature of Raphael to request his assistance or 'summon' his authority. If one was using the line sigil above, they COULD use it to petition for any matter related to Raphael, but would be most successful in using it for matters involving traveling and charity. The sigil is also said to represent a man bent in charity. It (& gimel) are also likely associated with the origins of the symbols of the traveling shepherd deity Andjety, the crook and flail. (Which represented divine punishment and reward, as the crook & flail were used to bless/curse ancient livestock. Both were used to reprimand and the crook also saved lost sheep/goats, while the flail also swatted flies from their faces.)



This straight sigil contains the angelic script for transposition (in return to Heaven), and also for "goodness", "benefactor" and "hope."

The line running down the length is actually a symbol used to represent ascension, usually of angels from earth to Heaven. This particular variation represents transposition from earthly to holy (or corrupt to righteous)...



It also has a right angle on the left end, the right angle in this position just compounds the original meaning:



Raphael's role is primarily as an angel of restoration. He and the order under him, called the Labbim, are healing angels. However, they were healing angels before earthly creatures existed, preconditioned to the restoration of angels who had fallen into Tartarus (the abyss) during the First War but who were not evil. These angels restore and maintain purity in the angels who dwell in Heaven who contact or are exposed to earth, hell, pain and corruption(especially the Powers). This sigil alludes to Raphael's role as their leader (and possibly his role as an angel who has been on Earth many times & has been seen ascending by several witnesses including Noah, Solomon, and the family of Tobias.)

Here are some other symbols associated with the Labbim. They are similar to Raphael's primary symbol and represent a similar meaning (though the central power point represents their unity as a single order). These variations of the Labbim 'cross' are not to be confused with the Haath cross (commonly called the Archangel's cross) where the crossing lines are horizontal and vertical rather than diagonal.



I need more time to go over the rest of the line sigil, which is a symbol representing both "benefactor" / "kindness" and the altars of the Labbim in Heaven... I will also go over the last two sigils and seal.

~Ari'el

thanks for your time Ariel

where are you getting this info?

namaste

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February 2nd, 2011, 8:36 pm #7

any sources re: Raphael the Archangel would be appreciated.
the older, more authentic the better.

thank you

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February 5th, 2011, 5:13 am #8

There are likely a few Grimoires / Medieval conjuring texts I have omitted that may have some of the zodiacal / solar sigils associated with Raphael, but this should be a good resource list, in that I believe everything covered in my post was derived from the same knowledge in these sources.

Much of these are basic symbol references which have decipherment based on the alchemical 'adoptions' of the symbols. Alchemy is derived from the ancient mysticism where these symbols were originally personified & associated specifically with deities / spirits / properties. During the medieval 'boom' in alchemy, the alchemical (physical property) associations of the symbols became the common reference.

Also, a couple of these texts are only really good as sources of information on the swastika and gamma (gimmel) cross. Many of the Grimoires are sources for the symbols, sigils, but offer no direct decipherment. There is much cross-referencing to translate script. Many of these may contain redundant information.

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Bartholomeus Cocles : Chyromantie ac phisionomie anastasis
Lehner, Ernst : Symbols, Signs and Signets
Armadel : Clavicules du Roi Salomon, Par Armadel. Livre Quatrieme. Des Esprits qui gouvernent sous les Ordres du Souverain Createur.
Mathers, S.L. MacGregor : The Grimoire of Armadel
Mathers, S.L. MacGregor : Clavicula Salomonis
Joseph H. Peterson (transcribed) : The Lemegeton
Alexander Wilder : Phallism in Ancient Worships
Thomas Inman, MD : Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism
Rabbi Abognazar (transcribed) : The Veritable Clavicles of Solomon
J. D. A. Eckhart (transcribed) : Symbols of the Rosicrucians
Robert Blanchard : Le Dragon Rouge
Arnold Whittick : Symbols
Henry Dreyfus : Symbol Sourcebook
Hans Beidermann : Dictionary of Symbolism
D. Mackenzie : Migration of Symbols
Eugene Goblet D'Avielle : Migration of Symbols
David H. Kelley and Eugene F. Milone : Exploring Ancient Skies, An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy
Frank C. Higgins : The cross of the Magi, An Unveiling of the Greatest of all the Ancient Mysteries
Jacob Wamberg : Art & Alchemy
Nevil Drury : The Watkins Dictionary of Magic
John Bell : Bell's New Pantheon
Mircea Eliade : The Forge and the Crucible, The Origins and Structure of Alchemy
Robert Leo Surles : Medieval Numerology, A Book of Essays
Louisa Twining : Symbols and emblems of early and mediaeval Christian art
Hans Jensen : Sign, symbol, script ; an exhibition on the origins of writing and the alphabet
Frédéric, baron de Portal : A comparison of Egyptian symbols with those of the Hebrews
Jeremy A. Black : Gods, demons, and symbols of ancient Mesopotamia, an illustrated dictionary
Adelaide S. Hall : A glossary of important symbols in their Hebrew, pagan and Christian Forms
Hargrave Jennings : The Rosicrucians, Their Rites and Mysteries
Maurice H. Farbridge : Studies in Biblical and Semitic Symbolism
Thomas Wilson : The Swastika
Carl G. Liungman : Dictionary of Symbols


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February 10th, 2011, 11:59 pm #9


thanks for your troubles
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in posting those sources.

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Ariel of Megadriel @ Feb 21 2008, 11:39 PM wrote:
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Here is Raphael's seal... It is a combination of several of his symbols. It even contains symbols for the other Archangels which are combined with Raphael's symbols to make sigils present within the main circle. Seals such as this are usually used during invocations and petitions or prayer.



I have only briefly covered the translations of these symbols, if anyone wants clarification on any of these, please post and I will go into further detail Although relevant, a full breakdown of deciphering the meanings on such script is tedious and often not what individuals are looking for when they browse the forum.

~Ari'el

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do we know what the markings on this seal are? the unreadable ones that look like words, I mean...
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