72 Angels: the 4 Angels of Light
The 72 Angels have their origin and root in the Kabbalistic system. In 1975, the excavation of a medieval Spanish grotto yielded Kabalistic manuscripts from an 11th-15th century which revealed a way to connect and interact directly with the Divine.
These 72 names that bear the name of God are also known as Shemhamphorasch. For this reason each Angel is considered an aspect of the Divine intelligence, they are energetic embodiments and vibratory expressions of the qualities and person of the divine and their purpose is to awaken our consciousness to the presence of the divine that already exist within us. They act as a step down transformer of the energy of the high voltage source of the Divine/God so that it can be received into our human system harmoniously, when we invoke, pray or appeal to it and by partaking of them, we activate aspects of the divine within us becoming more conscious of our potential.
The 72 angels stem from three phrases in the Old Testament from the second book of Moses, called Shemot. Shemot means ‘Names’ referring to the importance of divine names within Chapter 14, verses 19, 20 and 21. This chapter describes the exodus of the ‘people hood’ of Israel (Is-Real) from Egypt or Mizrayim, the land of duality and materialism, and their journey through the Red Sea (or red spectrum, which is representative of the visual reality) and the peninsula of Sinai, to the promised land of Palestine, Canaan, Israel, representing Oneness, the world beyond separation or duality, where milk and honey flow.
It is at this point of the Bible there are three phrases of 72 letters each, one after the other, which describe a moment where the pillar of Light, the ladder of ascension or tool of transformation, representing the Divine presence, the Holy Spirit, coming down to the Earth and being visible to all, taking the form of a cloud in the daytime and a light pillar at night time.
By taking the first letter of the first phrase, the last letter of the second phrase and the first letter of the third phrase, and putting them together, the name of the first angel is created. It continues in this way forming 72 triplets, names and living beings, all being part of the body of God.
Each Hebrew letter they are made of is very important not only because it relates to a specific path of the Kabalistic Tree of Life and to a Tarot card, but because recent studies have demonstrated that each of them, when rotated, has the same shape of an amino acid of the human DNA, which are 22 like the 22 Hebrew letters.
Working with the Angels becomes then a real opportunity to bring Light, consciousness, into our physicality. Originally the word Angel meant “fiery messenger”, where the fire was seen as a medium between humanity and the divine. And the word 'Kabbalah' means 'receiving, being receptive to the Light'.
Each of us has three Angels - the Guardian Angel, the Heart Angel and the Intellectual Angel – which can be defined thanks to our date and time of birth. They are an expression of the way we think about things on the Mental and Spiritual level, but they also talk about our thinking process and what we need to shift to reflect more of our true nature.
The 72 Angels of the Kabbalah: Embodying the 4 Angels of Light
“After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth,
holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or upon any tree.”
- Revelation 7:1
Kabbalah is an ancient wisdom teaching that reveals how Life works by uncovering the hidden mysteries of the Bible and this is also why it has been referred to as the “Wisdom of Truth”. It offers an explanation into the deepest essence of God, His relationship with the world and man, highlighting the purpose of Creation. It is a sacred map of the consciousness of man with the aim of supporting us in reconnection with the Source so that man may become an instrument of God’s Will on earth, an instrument of the Light in the process of manifesting Heaven on Earth. This map has also been referred to as the Tree of Life as, since the old times, trees have been used in sacred literature to depict the existing connection between man and the divine; the Buddha enlightened under a tree, Odin gained his supernatural abilities under a tree, Pacal Votan, the famous Mayan king, was portrayed on monuments with an emergent world tree on his headdress, etc.
In the Book of Revelations it is written:
“…To him that overcometh [achieves enlightenment] will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God”
- Rev. 2:7
Through the Bible God’s holy men have been described as trees, like strong oaks with many branches and leaves bearing fruits, as symbolic of those who have devoted themselves to the unfoldment of God’s plan on earth by committing to their own inner soul – the mediator between Heaven and earth. The oak represents courage, strength, perseverance, long life and the protective power of faith. The Hebrew name for oak comes from the word providence which means divine guidance and it has been associated with God’s ability to see ahead.
Symbolically at the 4 corners of the tree we have the 4 angels of the Kabbalah supporting the inner connection to the Spirit and the manifestation of our light on the planet so that we may fully attune to the Divine qualities that we have come here to master. The 4 Angels personify the different levels of our being: the Guardian Angel carries the quality of our mission and purpose, the Heart Angel expresses the way we feel and relates to the world from the feeling point of view, the two Intellect Angels reflect our way of thinking, both in relation to our Higher Self/soul and our daily life.
During this 4-day course we will talk about the development of the Light Body in relation to the 72 angel names, the concept of the transformation of the Homo Sapiens into the Homo Luminous described in the Mayan prophecies, as referred by the anthropologist Alberto Villoldo; we will explore the 72 angel names in relation to their triplets made up of the 22 Hebrew letters in order to connect with the heavenly divine-consciousness they carry with the purpose of revealing the qualities that we have come here to embody so that we may become the instrument of the Light that we have chosen to be.