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  • Besides Archangel Raphael, Michael and Gabriel are the only Archangels mentioned in the Bible. 
  • Archangel Raphael is a merciful healer, sent by God to comfort the sick and the sorrowful. (Tip: ask Raphael for help when you are in any kind of pain, whether it be physical, emotional, romantic, intellectual or spiritual. He will inspire you with sudden ideas and thoughts, giving you just the right information to help the healing. Also, ask for Raphael's participation to promote healing in rocky marriages, grief, loss, family relationships and stressful lifestyles). 
  • Archangel Raphael is the Angel to call upon for any matters associated with the planet Mercury. (Note: The best day for dealing with Mercury related matters is on a Wednesday). 
  • Raphael leads us to achieve health and vitality and will guide us to the proper healers, therapists and counselors who will do their best to help encourage and cure us. 
  • Archangel Raphael helps us to see the healing lessons that come our way when we face any illness. 
  • Raphael can help us understand what suffering can teach us about ourselves and others. He can help us overcome that suffering and transform it to a higher energy. 
  • Raphael is at the level of consciousness that is connected to beauty and harmony. (Note: This center can give us victory over any adversity and awakens devotion to the Christ Consciousness). 
  • Raphael is found in the Apocryphal writings. In Tobit 12:15, he is described as one of the Archangels who stands before God and enters into the presence of the Holy One to bring Him the petitions of holy men. 
  • Raphael is also referred to in connection with the healing of sight and the binding of a demon in Tobit 3:17. 
  • The angel Raphael, as well as many other prominent angels appear in John Milton's Paradise Lost. 
  • Archangel Raphael's represents the ability contained within each of us to heal ourselves if only we can shift our consciousness into a state where we truly believe that Spirit has gifted each of us with it's vast creative and healing powers. (Note: Spirit held nothing of itself back when we were birthed into the Universe). 
  • All people in need of protection from crime or from physical or spiritual enemies may petition the Archangel Raphael for help. Working with Raphael offers protection both for the healer and the person seeking healing. 
  • Raphael seeks to help us get in touch with the shadow side of ourselves so that we may bring it into the light. 



  • Geographic/Nations
  • United States
  • San Rafaels, inherited from Mexico, survives in California (where besides the city there are San Rafael Mountains).
  • In New Mexico and Utah, the San Rafael River flows seasonally in the San Rafael Desert.




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-- John Milton

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