E D N A S A R A H B E A R D S L E Y
from THE WORD: A PHILOSOPHY OF WORDS
THE WORD, Angel
The word angel comes from the Greek angello (angellein), I bring tidings; angelos, messenger; angellos (angel), an holy messenger. Thus an angel is a purely spiritual entity I, or identity bringing tidings or word (divine words or messages) from The Word (Logos or God).
An archangel is of highest order, chief, head, leader and foremost in authority. They are authorized, appointed and sent out to man—the purely spiritual thinker—to convey divine intelligence, information or tidings. They are a means of communication by way of worded thoughts. They function as divine impartations from The Logos to the wholly (holy) spiritual logician; from The Word, in worded form, to the divinely literate, attentive, intuitive and devoted ones.
In the realm of human imagination, angels are usually portrayed as babes, maidens, or virgins having white wings to symbolize purity and innocence; as heavenly or ethereal things out of this world (this unspiritual world). Humanity may believe angels to be idle, decorative things or creatures that do little else than to sit in heaven, where they play golden harps. Humanity may believe that angels are imaginary forms flying through the ether in an effortless fashion, wearing long, filmy, flowing robes. They are the rational and spiritual faculties ever at work, ever moved and energized or spirited, even as consciousness is ever at work. They are elements of intuition and wisdom off-setting human nature's sensuality. They are immortal, immutable, universal elements of The Logos-Mynde supplanting the finite elements of the human intellect.
Angels are the evangelists, ever at work, ever bringing good tidings, ever proclaiming the good story, or The story of Good or God; ever evangelizing, through conscience, and thus ever speaking to the human ear. This is the work of ministering angels. In this work con-science is preacher or speaker addressing himself to human perception.
Angels do not communicate with humanity directly. Conscience does. Humanity is familiar with conscience and its moral science, while it is not familiar with the angels who bring divine messages, divinely worded tidings or angelic communications. Humanity is familiar with moral instincts and intuitions as presented by con-science, but humanity is unfamiliar with angelic, spiritual or divine instincts and intuitions. Humanity can understand the messages as they are iterated, reiterated, translated and interpreted by con-science, and thus the angels minister.
The angels may be symbolized by the sunbeams that bring light and warmth from the sol (sun). Angels bring word, light, love, warmth, and enlightenment from Soul.
An angel is as near and as dear to one as one's tutelar spirit. It is one's spiritual genius acting as tutor; one's own intuition; one's guardian sent from Divinity. The thinker who adores and obeys the angels is adoring and worshipping or serving his own deific Principle as disciple or as offspring, under the parental discipline of his Creator. He is following the recipes brought to him by the angels. He is the recipient of these beneficial recipes, remedies or directions (direct messages). He understands these divinely worded directions.
Angels are not fragile things. They are able or capable tutors; leaders in all fields of Divine Logic, literacy and law (the infinite, universal sphere of The Logos). They convey and present all of the divine, immutable graces which conquer the transcient and mundane conceptions of grace. They teach love, beauty and dignity of speech in harmony with The Logos' excellence or quality. They convey these graces to Realm II or to the sphere of divine reality or spirituality. Then in turn they are reconveyed to Realm III by means of the faculties of conscience, as the following table will indicate:
Realm I DIVINITY: The Logos; The Word.
Realm II SPIRITUALITY: wisdom, the logician; the
divinely literate and legitimate man; the
wholly intelligent thinker.
Realm III MORALITY: humanity; human ethics; the
realm of orthodox human precepts and
practices; human intellect.
Realm IV PHYSICALITY: the realm of the physical
sciences; the world of human nature and
Realm III is tempered, restrained and tutored by conscience, while Realm IV is untouched by conscience. It stands on its own physical feet or foundations, and observes only its own sciences. Angels, having no physical form or significance, are believed to be spirits, ghosts, fantoms or ghastly specters visiting the physical Earth to bring messages or portentous significance.
Angels signify and constitute the all-pervading and all-prevailing divine influence speaking or dictating the God-sent word or messages to the spiritual mentality or to the spiritually minded. Conscience and its spiritual sciences constitute the all-pervading influence of wisdom dictating to the morally minded, or teaching the rules of rightness.
The angel's didactic nature or spiritual abilities are too logically harmonious or heavenly to be acceptable to the human intellect of Realm III. Con-science is also didactic but has the human sense of directness, and the moral sense of commandment or mandatory nature as well.
The angels have a gentle aptness to teach. The human intellect is obstinate and, therefore, the angels' method or manner of teaching is too gentle to be effective in Realm III. Conscience is a more compelling force; an irresistible, incessant, dogmatic and doctrinal urge or force that is well equipped to teach, influence, command and control in the realm of the moral instincts, where human nature and its natural sciences attract attention, and where human intellect claims to have authority.
The angel conveys thought from its Root or Source to the thinker who is attribute derived from this radical Source, which is Source of all true and absolute logic. This logic is the spiritual or divine science of correct and accurate thinking, which accurate thinking makes cured, makes accured, or makes accurate and maintains the state and condition of spiritual correctness or perfection. Conscience makes morally accurate or accured and maintains the condition of moral order.
So it is that angels are industrious and prosperous; that they are energetic—spiritual energy itself—working with conscience to promote moralization in Realm III, and working with wisdom to promote spiritualization which follows moralization; working by contraceiving fiction.
Angels are—in their office—agents of intelligence. Their function is to convey or to carry purely logical thoughts from The Logos to the logician, from The Word to the literate reader or intelligent thinker, and from the Logos-Principle to the true thinker who entertains and who practices this precept or Logos-Principle.
Angels are no less real and no more ethereal, spiritual or heavenly than wisdom and his ideas, because angels are elements and agents of wisdom's realm of complete understanding, which understanding is also the whole sub-stance (understance and understancing) which the Logos substantiates.
Angels bring word from The Word. They bring ideas or elements of logic from The Logos. They bring instructions, specifications, directions and outlines for perfect concepts. They bring the divine design to the thinker who is demonstrating what he is perceiving and conceiving.
Angels are composed of angelic qualities such as spiritual or infinite, divine or universal purity (with no taint of humanly sensual sentiment). They are the ideate consequence of The Divine creative Word—beneficence or Love. They are spiritual wisdom and perfection in action. They are ever living, ever acting goodness sent to the realm of Good's heaven or haven to bring thoughts of Good.
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