Judaism, and Islam all express devotion to
Archangel Raphael. (There are writings about him in
all three religions).
- Raphael, whose
story is told in the Book of Tobit, is also
believed to be the angel who stirred the healing
waters of Bethsaida.
- In the
Catholic tradition, the archangel Raphael
is the Healer and one who blesses
- The feast
day of Saint Raphael was included for the
first time in the General Roman Calendar in
the year 1921, for celebration on October
Hebrew word for a doctor of medicine is
Rophe connected to the same root as
- Raphael's name in
Hebrew means, "God has
Qur'an, Michael is one of the four
archangels (with Izrail, Israfil and
Jibrail), and one of the two Angels
named in Qur'an. (The other was
Gabriel). According to the Hadith,
Raphael (Israfil in Arabic) is the
Angel responsible for signaling the
coming of Judgment Day by blowing the
horn and sending out a "Blast of
- The caduceus
represents the authority to quickly deliver vital
information or wisdom to aid, assist and enlighten.
It is no surprise then that the
caduceus is used by a variety of professions
who have a connection with Hermes or Mercury
in his traditional roles. The medical
profession adopted this symbol for its healing
connotations. Contemporary users of this
symbol include merchants, journalists, and
- In the Hermetic
Tradition, the caduceus is a symbol of spiritual
awakening, and represents the transcendence of the
lower nature to the Higher
- Raphael is the angel sent
by God to cure Jacob's thigh injury after Jacob's battle
with a dark enemy.
- In the famous legend of
the flood, Raphael handed Noah a "medical book" when the
rain had stopped. It is said to be the famous book called,
"The Book of the Angel Raziel."
- Raphael was sent by God
to help Tobit, Tobiah and Sarah. At the time, Tobit was
blind and Tobiah's betrothed, Sarah, had had seven
bridegrooms perish on the night of their weddings.
Archangel Raphael accompanied Tobiah into Media disguised
as a man named Azariah. Raphael helped him through his
difficulties and taught him how to safely enter marriage
with Sarah. Tobiah said that Archangel Raphael caused him
to have his wife and that he gave joy to Sarah's parents
for driving out the evil spirit in her. He also gave
Raphael credit for his father's seeing the light of heaven
and for receiving all good things through his
- A legend
taken from the book of Solomon says that when Solomon
prayed to God for help in the building of a temple,
God answered with the gift of a magic ring brought to
the Hebrew king personally by Raphael. The ring,
engraved with the pentalpha, (5-pointed star a.k.a.
had the power to subdue all demons. It was with the
"slave labor” of demons that Solomon was able to
complete the building of the temple.
The best way to ask Archangel
Raphael and your personal guides to work with you is from a
meditative or quite state of mind.
- To prepare, you might
want to take a few slow deep breaths and say a prayer to
God to help you be as open to the healing as you can be and
to please join in the healing work and support you through
your healing process. When you are ready to begin, you can
invite Archangel Raphael, your own personal Spiritual
Guides and Guardian Angels, and your Higher Self in to work
with you. State your intentions clearly.
- Ask Raphael to begin by
healing and opening your heart, embrace the energy that
begins to flow to you through this Angel's love for you!
The key is the energy that comes from within you and the
way to access that energy is to accept responsibility for
your own life and everything that happens in it. All the
tools you need and the instructions on how to use them will
be handed you if you are really willing to accept
- The healing process need
not be long or difficult. In fact, far from it! It can all
happen in the twinkling of an eye when one is open and
willing to receive healing from Archangel
- If you are facing a
serious or even life threatening illness or issue, ask
Raphael to come to you to support you in the healing
process. You are never alone! Raphael will, if you but ask,
help you to find the appropriate healers and tools that
would be most beneficial for you at this
Write Raphael a letter asking to understand why the
circumstance is happening in your life and what you can do to
help heal yourself. Raphael will bring you the answers and even
though they may not be the ones you want to hear, trust that
Raphael will also show you how to resolve these things so that
you can heal and move on in your life.
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