The Angelic Prism

prisms for almanackMy last Almanack entry Soul-Less Angels by the Oak  was inspired by Carl Jung’s statement

Angels are: "Soulless beings who represent nothing but the thoughts and intuitions of their Lord."

I then finished the entry with a statement of my own

"Angels are the Gateway and the prism through which we can see the full spectrum of God". 

If you look at the illustration here and imagine that the prism is an Angel, I think my statement becomes clear. An angel does not (according to Jung) have a Soul, because the Angel’s soul is in fact a gateway and a focus to the Soul of God. An Angel enables us to see, not simply white light, but the full spectrum of the Divine.

Newton experimented with prisms and discovered that the prism did not colour the light, as had previously been thought. People had been experimenting with prisms and light for many years, but thought that the prism itself coloured the light in some way. Newton proved that in fact, the prism allows us to see the colour ‘within’, or more exactly ‘that is’ the light.

prismTherefore, viewing an Angel as a prism is compatible with the Angel’s main function (as the name angelus implies) namely that of a messenger or transmitter of ‘The All.’ In other words, the angel interprets but does not add (his) own colour to the transmission.

Despite amazing advances in science and technology, I think that we as human beings, still only tend to believe what we can perceive through our five senses. Any sixth (and more) senses are regarded with suspicion and are usually at best palmed off as ‘instinct’ or at best ‘intuition’. There is a line of thought however, which equates ‘instinct’ or intuitive hunches  with angelic influence. Richard Webster "spirit guides guardian angels" states: "Are these (intuitive) messages from our angel guardians? I would have to say "yes."  It follows then that we perceive that part of the physical and spiritual spectrum which is visible within the limitations of our human senses - we tend to think that what we cannot perceive or register through our known senses, does not exist - despite knowing, through acquired knowledge, that the full spectrum of light ranges from infra-red to ultra-violet.

roygbivI’m sure you’re ahead of me in relating the visible spectrum to that most beautiful of natural phenomena, the rainbow.  A rainbow is comprised of seven (yes seven again) colours: Red, Orange, Yellow,Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. The illustration here gives the British mnemonic for the colours, but since 48% of this blog’s readership comes from the United States and Canada, perhaps you have your own memory-aid (or make one up and leave it in ‘comments’ :))


There was some dismay when Newton published his findings. Many people thought that the scientist had taken away the mystery and the holiness associated with God’s Covenant, failing to appreciate the natural miracle because it took away the personified image of God as a grey-bearded craftsman/creator, making a rainbow as a direct result of Noah and the Flood. The more feminine religions of the East however had naturally woven what could be described as a spiritual science which can be found in the 7 energy centres or Chakras of the human body and it’s holistic relationship to the world and the universe.

Angel Guardians

300px-All_Gizah_PyramidsAs well as being a Gateway to the All, Angels are the filters or guardians of our perceptions and contacts beyond the Gate. The triangular shape of the prism has long been regarded as the entrance to the spiritual plane; from the pyramids to the Holy Trinity, the number three and it’s triangular construction is regarded as sacred throughout humanity.

The Need for an Angel Guardian

Part of my motivation to start this series of posts on Angels and what I will call the "Otherworld" is to show that there is actually no division between the two. The division is caused by our inability to see and experience what is all around and within us. Not all influences beyond our five senses are safe however and ‘going it alone’ on a spiritual search can lead us into great danger.

Ouja (Weegee) Board

This is usually played at university or summer school after a good night out and with a cut-out alphabet and an empty wine glass (empty because it’s usually played when the red wine has run out). So the scenario is already perilous; slightly tipsy people having ‘fun’ with ghosts. This is the reverse peril of ‘personification’ - because the old images of the Devil, Pan, Cernunnos, Fairies and other Elementals are rejected by our ‘advanced’ society, people therefore fail to see that the forces that make up the old images are very real and conscious and existing at a level beyond our ability to easily perceive them.

The Planchette

Usually this is the wine glass or tumbler, but on a manufactured board, it is likely to be triangular. Therefore the participants in a Ouija-Séance are going it alone through their own unguarded gateway, without angelic protection. My advice is to not do it. The results are real, no matter if you ‘believe’ or not. You may be lucky and meet a benign presence - or you may find that your angel guardian has been replaced by the hounds of hell. If you are serious, I cannot in all honesty dissuade you from trying - just don’t mess around with it.

Working with Angels

I thought I’d finish this overview by suggesting a way of working with your angel guardians: Go to the previous post and look at the list of the seven archangels. Choose the archangel  who you think will help you with a specific problem and invite that angel to help you. For example, if you need clarity of thought, focus on and ask Uriel for help: 

Uriel ~ {clear thinking,earth,north,summer,white,Taurus,Virgo,Capricorn}.

Try it, you may be pleasantly surprised with the results.




(the Fire It button looks a little dangerous)


All images are linked to source material from wikipedia to the met office. highlighted text will take you to source documents.

Mohammad the Teacher and the Teddy Bear

almanack teddy bear news shotI’m so angry about the Sudanese Teddy Bear Gillian Gibbons situation. The initial threat of forty lashes, six months in prison and a possible heavy fine was disgusting. It may have made people relax when it was reduced to fifteen days in reasonable accommodation, but even the notion of punishing her for allowing her pupils to name the teddy bear Mohammad; not directly after the Prophet but after a school-boy in her class, is as dangerous as it is ridiculous.

The hardliners in any branch of society usually win and the subdued and politically-correct response of the British Government to this Sudanese political side-show seems to have been bland. Amanda Platell in the Mail wrote: the British Government could have suspended the 300+ million we give in aid and threatened the 2000 visas we give to Sudan each year.”

The Muslim Council of Great Britain is shocked; I watched their representative on BBC News 24, listening in incredulity and disbelief, to a Sudanese representative as he defended this most stupid and hurtful of convictions.

There is also the possibility that the Sudanese government now finds itself between a rock and a hard place. Extreme fundamentalist religious pressure has forced them to imprison an innocent woman over the naming of a symbol of Love after the Prophet and founder of Islam; if they release her too early, they will alienate the fundamentalists in the society they govern; if they keep her in captivity for the offence of accepting the name chosen by the children in her care, they will attract widespread derision and damage even if only slightly, the international perception and standing of what is one of the largest and most devout religions in the world.1. OSAMA BIN LADEN

It is counter-productive to see extremist Muslim behaviour as in any way representative of the Muslim faith, which preaches tolerance. There are too many examples of religious/political terrorism world-wide, but the extreme level of the violence shown in the twin towers and the London bombings has cast a shadow. Christianity, Judaism and Islam spring from the same root and are related to each other. Relatives however often understand each other least - and fight the most.

The teddy bear saga is as relevant to the Christian as it is to the Muslim, and it would be well for the Christian who thinks that Jesus was a fair-haired aesthetic handsome Nordic man of perfect western morals, to consider what he must have really looked like and to look at how the Christian and Muslim forms of worship interlink - Nuh (Noah), Ibrahim (Abraham), Musa (Moses), Isa and (Jesus) Jesus is very special, no matter what religion is practiced.

jesus-face-29 As long as it is sincere and from the heart, people of any faith or belief must have the right to say what they think, believe in what they desire and worship as they please and their actions should be seen in the light of the intention behind them - as should the actions of the unfortunate Gillian Gibbons. The Teddy Bear is a symbol of Love which has been responded to with hostility. The Sudanese should have sought to understand that symbol before denouncing it and in consequence, damaging a world religion even if only slightly, through the actions of a few who have the power to control the many.

One of the chief tools of the Priest or the Politician is Fear, aided by Indifference. The punishment of God and the Fear of Hell has kept congregations under control until recently. Now that only a relatively few people really believe in eternal damnation and the punishment of God; church attendance has declined, except for weddings, funerals and other theatrical events. I have been to many excellent churches however - it’s just that in relation to the number of people who don’t attend…

I received a reply from a theoretical physicist in response to my question about the existence of God: (search for thread 77816 ~ A God for an Atheist)

“If God exists, and I firmly believe he does, He is a matter of definition. His existence is implicit to the 800px-OurLittleTeddiescosmos, and in certain very definitive ways, very explicit too. [……] I compare God with a “Shark” out of deference to my atheistic friends…to let them and everybody know that 1. God is not the property of any religion, 2. to infer that God is inscrutable…we can not understand his ways, which sometimes seem “shark-like” to us, and 3. to emphasize that God is in total control of what goes on in the universe…that at its core, the universe is a very deterministic place…QM (quantum mechanics) notwithstanding!”

“God is not the property of any religion…”

But Love is Universal.

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