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||Angel: Supernatural beings found in most religions and believed to have abilities to assist and guide
people on earth. Angels are considered to be servants of God. Many think angels have different
classes and hierarchies which are directly related to their tasks and responsibilities. In the bible,
angels reveal themselves to people, and act as mediums between God and man. The word "angel" is
derived from Angelus (Latin);
Angelos (Greek) and from Hebrew for “on going” or “one sent” -
a divine or human messenger. Angels are human messengers from either side of the grave. Anyone can be
a "messenger," whether physical or spiritual - maybe even thoughts passed from one person to
another may be considered "messengers." Many regard
angels as the term for guardian angels.
Angelos: Greek word which means, “messenger.”
Anyone can be a "messenger," whether a person here on
earth or a spirit on the other side of the grave. It is
the word "angel" was derived from.
Cherubim: “The ones who proclaim defense” (beneath
the throne). The word cherub means "to be
near," thus it refers to near ones, familiar persons, or even servants. The name has been commonly
used to define
heavenly spirits, hence it came to also mean "angelic spirit,"
especially those just under the throne of God. Some
believe the throne to be with the mind of man...
Choirs: In angel heirarchy, it is a way to
divide different angel classes by assignment and
Daimones: Ancient Greek
word for "divine beings" believed to be between God and man,
benevolant, ministering spirits, who later were transformed
into the modern day "demons" by bible
Devas: Celestial beings, also known as Dharma Alas or Dharma protectors in the Buddhist and Hindu
religion. They are spiritual beings by nature that are seen as bodies or emanations of light or energy
called “shining ones”. There are three types of Devas that Hinduism recognizes: mortals living on a
higher realm than other mortals; enlightened people who have realized God; and Brahman in the form
of a personal God.
Arabic lore, djinns are simply "spirits" that can be good or
bad, Islam having adopted them into the religion. Other
names for djinn are jinn, ginn and genii - where the
western word "genie" is derived
word for "powers," used to describe the invisible
force of gods, stars, elements, spirit beings,
El: Hebrew word which means “of God.” It is the suffix used at the end of most angelic name.
Elementals: Lower order of spirit beings
governed by angels, who are believed by some to be the
life-force in nature. Most are considered benevolant,
while some are able to take on animal
Elohim: Hebrew word meaning, "gods." Often mis-translated in the bible as God.
mis-translated as "hell" in the bible, thought it appears to
be a trash dump outside of Jerusalem used for illustration
purposes by Jesus. Some believe it to be a place
purgatory, where subtle fires can burn off the bad deeds of
the sinner, before they are able to move
Hades: Place of the dead, not a place of
punishment (see Sheol).
Intelligences: Type of astral power or intercessor,
such as an angel.
Guardian Angel: Many believe guardian angels to be
attached to a person from birth until death. The belief
in guardian spirits is ancient and universal, though guardian
angels are prominant in christianity and catholicism
Malaika: The Islamic term for angel; responsible for carrying messages to Allah (God).
Sedim: Guardian spirits found within
Seraphim: “Ones that burn” (above the
throne). Angels believed to be closest to God in rank.
Shekinah: Hebrew term for the divine presence of
God on earth.
Sheol: Hebrew word for a place after
death. It is the equivalent to the Greek word "hades,"
neither of which mean a place of punishment. Both words
were mis-translated into hell in christian
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