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.


  1. Comment by Scott Sheperd on June 16, 2008 1:40 am

    You are truly a gift. I love reading your thoughts and looking at your visions. I am grateful for the opportunity to experience you even in a small way. Thank you
    Scott Sheperd

  2. Comment by surjit on June 16, 2008 4:31 pm

    A wonderful post.You have rightly said that Angels are the Gateway and the prism through which we can see the full spectrum of God..
    Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
    God bless.

  3. Comment by RainforestRobin on June 17, 2008 7:23 pm

    Hi henry, this is a fascinating post. I never thought about it this clearly. I am going to have to read your previous post on angles as well. I like the idea of actually picking one and asking directly for help or guidance. That not only sounds fun but gives more focus to the request for guidance. The photos here are great as well. I enjoyed reading the facts about prisms and light. I did not know any of that, and have often asked various people how they work and what makes the colors. So Thank you thank you for having answers to those questions. Always such interesting writing on this site. I have to come to this one more often. Hugs and many many thanks my friend. R

  4. Comment by Ambrosiality on June 18, 2008 2:56 am

    hmm… interesting. hmm I’m not sure if I agree 100% with Carl Jung’s statement. if they (angels) only represent the thoughts of the Lord, then from a biblical perspective it doesn’t match up, because didn’t some angels have bad thoughts etc, and were banished & became fallen angels. So I guess they mostly try to be, or should be prisms.

    lol in school I mostly went with Roy G. Biv, lol worked for me, some people went with Vibgyor though, I guess it sounds like vigour.

  5. Comment by soulMerlin on June 18, 2008 3:05 am

    Thanks Scott, Surjit and Robin….

    I’ve read through my post again and it is hard going, but it’s something I’ve come to realise about life and I reckon I’m going to blog about it from time to time - until it becomes more simple and clear in my head (although it already is ~ beyond words as yet).

    When I first received the spirit messages to write about three years ago, I really didn’t know what to write about. So I started (and still do) to write about my mother. Now I feel that I have found my main theme….but don’t worry, I’ll still vary my posts with stories and humour (sorry usa - humor)

    People wonder if a ’soul’ exists…and then fail to recognise that the DNA spiral may be its physical aspect….it’s things like that which I find really exciting.

    The other gift that writing has given me, is to sit here and answer your kind comments (the spirit world knew what they were doing) :)

  6. Comment by soulMerlin on June 18, 2008 3:30 am

    At one point Ambriosality, I considered the possibility that the Devil was the only angel who had a soul. Then I realised that I was over-personifying God, the Devil and the Angels. If “they” are viewed as forces, then we have two opposing forces…with us as a mix of the two.

    It is almost impossible to conceive of dimensions which cosmologists like Stephen Hawking have virtually proved to exist…Salvador Dali tried with his painting of Jesus hung on a Tesseract (a four-dimensional cross)…it would be like a two dimensional fly crawling around an apple…because the fly could only conceive and experience it’s two dimensions of, say: side-side and forward-backward, it would have no comprehension of up and down (even though it existed) therefore when the fly was crawling “up” all it would feel was that for some reason, the going was hard…and vice-versa when it got to go down the other side.

    Religion and Faith are hampered when three dimensional thought limits the conception of the All and the Universe…at a time when cosmologists are discovering seven and more dimensions (I think the discovery of heaven will come from science, rather than the priesthood establishment, as many rites and practices would be abandoned….after all Jesus was considered a threat and a blasphemer by Annas and Ciaiphas, because of his new ideas.

    I’m going to write about this soon

    henry (ps I’m knackered and need to get to bed…apologies for any bad spelling. I’ll visit your blog tomorrow when I’m awake. Thanks for the visit.


  7. Comment by soulMerlin on June 18, 2008 3:33 am

    see…..ambrosality…not ambrio..sorry :)

  8. Comment by Susie on June 18, 2008 3:53 pm

    I just stumbled across you through BlogCatalog, what I have been missing! yes, wonderful, is my vote! There are so many questions that we can not answer on this plane - and giving the insight that you do above, makes us question even more but within those questions there are alot of answers we can find.

    No matter what we believe in, if we don’t discuss it and research it, we can not form a decision appropriately. I for one believe in guides of all kinds, spirit, animal, angel - I can not allow myself to think that it’s simply scientific - that intuition comes from somewhere, and that’s what keeps my faith !

  9. Comment by Janet on July 6, 2008 3:42 am

    I just love all of your blogs, I am sorry I have not had time to visit them all on a daily basis. I have been busy taking care of my father in law now that my mother in law has passed. I will try to take more time to visit, because your blogs are inspirational and beautiful. I also believe Angels are Gods messengers and do help us out in our time of need. Weather or not they have a soul, I would like to think they do. Otherwise they might not be able to keep us with our needs and wants. Keep up the good writing,
    Thank you,
    Janet :)

  10. Comment by Liara Covert on July 11, 2008 1:25 am

    This is a fascinating reflection. Human beings will often refer to a “logical” or scientific view of the physics of light refraction. The inner desire to explain doesn’t have to be grounded in what people think they know, in what appears “rational” or what has been conditioned by the world.

  11. Comment by DC on July 26, 2008 6:02 am

  12. Comment by DC on July 26, 2008 7:30 pm

    Hey thanks for the comment — will you please say more about this? (impossibility of variegated heaven colors)

    If it was meant just as a friendly poetic gesture I apologize for over-analyzing, but my guess is you meant something specific.


  13. Comment by DC on July 26, 2008 7:51 pm

    Reading your work and seeing more…

  14. Comment by Liara Covert on October 22, 2008 9:27 am

    Henry, as I re-read this post, I wondered if you have ever read any Dawn Hill books. I believe you will resonate with her stuff. Let me know which books you find and your impressions.

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