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An Historical Summary of Angelic Hierarchies from Part VII: The “Seven” Thrones in In Operibus Sigillo Dei Aemeth by David Richard Jones.

“A similar, though less elaborate nine-fold celestial hierarchy was proposed by Pope Gregory I in his Gospel Homilies and in his Moralia on Job by collecting the Old Testament and Pauline references to angelic orders and arranging them by logical inference.

We speak of nine orders of Angels, because we know, by the testimony of Holy Scripture, that there are the following: Angels, Archangels, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Dominations, Thrones, Cherumbim and Seraphim. Nearly every page of Scripture is witness to the fact that there are Angels and Archangels. The prophetic books, as has been noted often, speak of Cherubim and Seraphim. Four more orders are enumerated by Paul the Apostle, writing to the Ephesians, when he says, ‘Above every Principality and Power and Virtue and Domination.’ And again writing to the Colossians, he says, ‘Whether Thrones, or Powers, or Principalities, or Dominations.’ When, then, we add the Thrones to those he mentions to the Ephesians, there are five orders, to which are to be added Angels, Archangels, Cherubim and Seraphim, certainly making nine orders of Angels in all.

Homily XXIV — Pope St. Gregory I” [via]

An Historical Summary of Angelic Hierarchies from Part VII: The “Seven” Thrones in In Operibus Sigillo Dei Aemeth by David Richard Jones.

“It is important to understand that there was, for Dee and Kelly, a standard Renaissance view of the divine order and the place of the various echelons of angels within that hierarchy. This view was defined primarily from scripture, but drew the precise form that it did from the Celestial Hierarchy of St. Denis, the Aereopagite, so-called.” [via]

Hierarchies Recapitulated from Part VII: The “Seven” Thrones in In Operibus Sigillo Dei Aemeth by David Richard Jones.

“We add the following as a demonstration of the consistency of this division in regard to the Thrones.

Mi: Of those seven Seals and the seven semicircles than contain them “the 7 angles next unto the uppermost Circumference”

Ur: “Those 7 letters, are the 7 Seats of the One everlasting GOD. His 7 secret Angels proceeding from every letter and Cross so formed.”

Michael & Uriel, Liber Mysteriorum Secundus 20 March 1582″ [via, see]

The Lesbian Hell in The Gate of the Sanctuary from The Temple of the Holy Ghost (Collected Works, Vol I) by Aleister Crowley.

“One far above the heavens crowned alone,
Immitigable, intangible, a maid,
Incomprehensible, divine, unknown,
Who loves your love, and to high God hath said:
‘To me these songs are made!’
So in a little from the silent Hell
Rises a spectre, disanointed now,
Who bears a cup of poison terrible,
The seal of God upon his blasted brow,
To whom His angels bow.” [via]

Hallowed Light

“Hallowed Light” is a recent track by T. Thorn Coyle. This track is being offered on a “name your price” basis, but proceeds from donations go to support the various projects by Solar Cross Temple.

“This is my gift to you, for Winter Solstice. If you wish to make a donation to Solar Cross Temple, know that it will support our projects: prison ministry, winter fuel for native elders and other good ventures!”

 

“We are stars fallen down to earth
Kissed-cold with darkness, burning.
We reckon out each moment from our birth.
Finding new ways to shine.

Band together, earthly ones!
Blend your brightness whole, and sing!
Reclaim the wings of angels, strong,
Bring forth now, the change!

(We are the ones)

We seed the earth,
With hallowed light.
The core burns through
This longest night.

There is no apocalypse to come,
No messiah leads our journey
There is now this chance to turn the wheel,
For sleeping ones to rise!

Band together, earthly ones!
Blend your brightness whole, and sing!
Reclaim the wings of angels, strong,
Bring forth now, the change!

(We are the ones)

We seed the earth,
With hallowed light.
The core burns through
This longest night.

(We are these sleepers, waking from long night.
We are anointed ones who claim this sun
Dawn now. Shine now. Burn brightly. Live.)”

In Operibus Sigillo Dei Aemeth, Part 0, “The Seal of God’s Truth” by David Richard Jones

“Dee was himself told originally to adapt the form from several in his own collection of Grimoires; but which one, was not made clear either by Dee or the Angels. A number of variations on the Seal of God or Seal of God’s Truth are to be found in MSS owned by Dee.” [via]