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Angel of the Day

psPast Life Reading

      Your angels can help you remember your past lives. By understanding the journey that your soul has made, you can help yourself heal from emotional, spiritual, and physical wounds.

Past Life Reading contains:

        Your past; Your path;
        Previous incarnation; Your lessons.

Reading length: approx 11 pages.

Price: $14.90

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Archangel

Archangels Reading

      A complete reading about your life covering a period of a year, between two birthdays. Find out what is out there for you: opportunities, dangers and how to avoid them, how to improve yourself and your relations.

Archangels Reading contains:

      Prevision for a year (between two birthdays)
      Important events of the year
      Message from your Guardian Angel

Reading length: approx 20 pages.

Price: $19.90

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Angel Card

      A divine message form the Angel of the moment. Please wait 5 minutes before asking the next question. Every Angel rules approximately 5 minutes of the day (after 6 hours they repeat). Don’t abuse the Angel Oracle.

How to do it

  1. Clear your mind.
  2. Think about your question.
  3. Click on the picture.

The answer will be revealed for you.

Your Angels

Your Angels

Contains: the Incarnation Angel (with description), the Heart Angel and the Intellect Angel.

Price: $9.95

Love Reading

Love Reading

Contains: your current situation regarding your love life, marriage, hidden things, attitude and future.

Price: $9.95

Career Reading

Job Career Reading

Contains: your current situation, business partnership, your career, attitude and future.

Price: $9.95

MARY

From her status as a lowly handmaiden in the early Christian community, Mary, the mother of Jesus, grew in popularity until by the early Middle Ages she surpassed her son as a subject for piety. As a compassionate intercessor between God and humanity, Mary played a role that in certain ways resembled that of angels. This link seems to have been at least partially responsible for her promotion to “queen of angels” by the ninth century. In her role as ruler of the angels, Mary is the source of the name of the city of Los Angeles (The Angels), whose Spanish founders named their new settlement Nuestra Senora, la Reina de los Angeles (Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels).

Mary has been countlessly depicted by artists throughout the centuries-often represented in the company of angels. The various Marionic legends, in particular, have served as popular themes.

The first legend, the Annunciation (Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear the Messiah), has been a particularly favored subject, and is one of the eleven scenes of the Bible collectively known as The Acts of the Holy Angels.

Information about the birth of Jesus Christ is reported to a certain extent only in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Luke interweaves the story of Jesus’ birth with the account of the birth of John the Baptist, whose parents were Zechariah and Elizabeth (a cousin of Mary’s). According to Luke, the angel Gabriel announced the birth of John to Zechariah even before conception took place. Since both he and his wife were very old, Zechariah was highly skeptical, and for this reason he was struck mute.

When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, the same angel visited Mary and announced that she too would give birth to a son by the Holy Spirit. The source of this material may have been the followers of John the Baptist, and if so, the annunciation originally came to Elizabeth rather than to Mary. This would explain how Elizabeth knows the name of Mary’s child.

The heavenly actor again is Gabriel, and the appearance occurs in Nazareth, a town in Galilee. According to Luke (1:26-38):

In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Some sources add the phrase “Blessed are you among women,” which has contributed to the formulation of the “Ave Maria.”

The mission of Gabriel is to announce to Mary that she will bear a son, whose name shall be Jesus, the Greek form of the ancient Semitic name Joshua, meaning “the Lord is salvation.” When the angel breaks into song, the main theme surrounds the messianic role of the promised child, who will inherit the kingdom of David, and will fulfill the Jewish hope of the reestablishment of the Davidic reign, the resulting kingdom being eternal.

In earlier depictions, Mary is usually the submissive recipient of Gabriel’s tidings. After the fourteenth century, however, Mary equals the stature of her angelic host. Gabriel, who traditionally is pictured holding a scepter, instead holds a lily, which becomes the symbol for Mary’s purity, or a scroll bearing her good news.

Later in Luke Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to pay the tax decreed by Caesar Augustus. The journey to Bethlehem is an ancient motif dating back to the early Church. The throne of the Roman emperor Maximilian in Ravenna depicts an obviously pregnant Mary seated on a donkey being led by an angel.

The second Marionic Legend surrounds the Nativity of Christ. While in Bethlehem Mary gives birth, and because she and Joseph can find “no room in the inn” she wraps Jesus in swaddling clothes and lays him in a manger. The Nativity of Christ is one of the oldest themes in the New Testament, as is the Adoration of the Magi:

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God…. (Luke 2:8-13)

This legend has been represented in mosaics in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity (fourth century). The Virgin, sitting or reclining on a mattress, Joseph sitting, and Jesus in the cradle were joined after the sixth century by shepherds and magi bearing gifts. The scene was depicted in Byzantine churches because the Nativity of Christ is one of the major feast days of the Eastern Church. From the fourteenth century on, the Adoration of the Child became the most sacred representation in the West. In this representation, the Virgin kneels before the child, and there are often adoring angels hovering above the scene, or like the Virgin, kneeling before him.

The third Marionic Legend is the Dormition and Funeral of the Blessed Virgin. The various episodes of the dormition (death resembling sleep) of Mary are inspired by apocryphal accounts. In Legends of the Madonna (1903) Anna Brownell Jameson recounts an oriental legend in which Michael has cut off the hands of a “wicked” Jewish high priest who has attempted to overturn the funeral bier of the deceased Mary; at the intercession of St. Peter, however, the hands of the “audacious Jew” were reattached to his arms.

Attending angels are found in sacred art depicting the dormition of Mary. The annunciation of her death is made by Gabriel, or more often by Michael the psychopomp in his role as angel of the final reckoning and the weigher of souls. Legends of the Madonna contains a sketch by Fra Filippo Lippi showing Michael kneeling and offering a taper to Mary as he announces her approaching death. The earliest preserved monument to Mary’s annunciation, a fresco in S. Mario de Gradellis, shows a rare instance in which Christ appears to his aged mother, who is stretched out in bed. The Apostles appear in largescale compositions of the tenth century and later. They are positioned on clouds singly or in small groups and are usually escorted by angels. (This scene is rarely found in Western art.)

The Death of Our Lady or the Dormition is a major theme in Byzantine iconography, found in all churches celebrating the Great Feasts. The event is also depicted on artifacts. On tenth-century carvings Mary is shown reclining and surrounded by the apostles, with Peter censing her. Christ stands behind her, holding aloft her soul in the form of a doll swaddled in white, as one or two angels descend from heaven to receive her.

The fourth Marionic Legend, which includes the Resurrection and Assumption (the taking of the Virgin to heaven), is rarely treated in early art. The scene of the disciples finding her tomb empty on the third day does not commonly appear until the twelfth or thirteenth century in Western art. As Mary rises from the tomb she is assisted by angels.

The Assumption is a the more commonly held, and the most widely depicted of the latter two legends. A beatific Mary is usually depicted rising to heaven on a cloud borne by a multitude of angels. This scene is countlessly represented throughout Italian art in particular.

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