So today, December 23, 2010 I did a search using the 2 words ‘swastika raphael’
Of the ’10’ returns given on the FIRST page, ‘8’ were postings by me.
(as a matter of fact, the top six returns were writings of mine.)
Of the other two, what follows below was return #7.
I wrote NOTHING of what follows this intro.
But it is interesting to say the least considering my personal awakening involving the swastika these past 9+ years, an awakening I can trace going back to sEtEMbEr 11th, 2001.
Of course that date holds much significance for the entire world, not just me.
But who else has promoted the swastika as I do?
In the entire world?
Nobody compares to a fella called Raphael when it comes to promoting the 12,000 year old Swastika.
ANY INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE WILL CONFIRM THIS CLAIM OF MINE.
ALL of what follows can be found at this website:
http://z8.invisionfree.com/Megadriel/in … wtopic=183
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Hope you enjoyed that folks.
Another confirmation that my swastika journey does in fact resonate to my angelic core.
And that would be good news for everybody…because if a ‘devil’ like me has an angel at his core, with a name that resonates goodness, you ALL do too!!!
I came across this entry also on the same website.
Another uncanny coincidence.
Both of my daughters are Gemini and my mother is a Virgo.
And in regards to those other AIR signs, (namely Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, associated with the numbers 3, 7, and 11), didn’t I already produce a KEY found in the Tarot written by C.C. Zain that references those specific 3 signs of the zodiac?
I may want to contact this Ariel person and engage them.
And that is exactly what I did.
I joined the forum, and starting asking questions.
Ari’el has presented me with more Raphael associations.
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.