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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

RAPHAEL SANZIO

Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) was born in Urbino, Italy. While still a child, according to Giorgio Vasari, he was placed by his father, over the objections of his mother, in the shop of Perugino, a master of the Italian High Renaissance. His mother died in 1491, when Raphael was only eight. His father died in 1494. Raphael’s guardian then became his paternal uncle, Bartolomeo, a priest.

It is generally agreed that Raphael’s association with Perugino began at about the turn of the century, when Perugino was engaged in Perugia decorating the hall of the Corporation of Bankers (the Colle- gio del Cambio). At this age Raphael would have been an assistant rather than a pupil.

Raphael’s early paintings may be divided into altarpieces, made for Citta di Castello and Perugia, and smaller works, both devotional and secular, many of them made for the court at Urbino. Raphael seems to have traveled a great deal during the first eight years of the new century; he is recorded in Urbino in 1504 and 1506 and twice in 1507. He kept in contact with the court, which flourished after some troubles in 1502 and 1503.

Raphael arrived in Florence soon after October 1504, where he made friends with some young artists, including Aristotile da Sangallo and Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, and studied the works of Masaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. He was then hired by Pope Julius II to decorate one of his rooms, known as the Stanza della Signatura, and later the Stanza d’Eliodoro. His decorations established Raphael as one of the leading artists in Rome. His reputation was enhanced even more by the prints, made after his designs, that began to appear during the same period.

Angels are depicted in a number of Raphael’s paintings, such as the frescoes in the Vatican and his Madonna di San Sisto, which was painted for the high altar of the rebuilt church of St. Sixtus in Piacenza. Raphael’s angels, especially in his later works, are sexless, spiritual, graceful, and, at the same time, the personification of intelligence and power. These characteristics are found in the illustration of the archangel Michael, as well as in the Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple, which is found in the Stanza della Signatura in the Vatican.

The representation of St. Michael conquering Lucifer was a commission from Lorenzo de’ Medici, who presented it to Francis I. The subject was chosen by Raphael as a compliment to the sovereign, who was the grand master of the Order of St. Michael, the military patron saint of France. It was originally painted on wood, and in 1773 it was transferred to canvas and restored three years later. At the beginning of this century the restorations were removed.

The beautiful young angel hovers in the air and lightly touches with his foot the shoulder of the demon in vulgar human form, fiery in color, with horns and a serpent’s tail. The expression of the angel is serious and majestic as he gazes down upon the writhing Satan, whose face is full of malignant hate. Michael grasps his lance with both hands, and his head, with its light and floating hair, is juxtaposed against the background of his brilliant wings; his armor is gold and silver, a sword hangs by his side, and an azure scarf floats from his shoulders.

Raphael’s representation of angelic visitors to Abraham in the fourth arcade of the loggia of the Vatican is one of the best known and most beautiful pictures on this subject. Both light and color play a large part in Raphael’s Deliverance of St. Peter, the radiant angel in which has been described as compounded of air and light, without mortal weight. Above the Deliverance of St. Peter are the ladder and angels appearing to Jacob in his famous dream. Here Jacob’s face is turned toward the ladder, on which are six angels, and Jehovah appears above with outstretched arms and surrounded by glory.

Another significant painting is the Coronation of the Virgin in the Vatican Museum. In this two-part composition the coronation is painted on the upper register, and shown below are the apostles gathered around the empty tomb. The Virgin is surrounded by several angels, some of whom are represented with baby heads with little wings folded under the chin.

The Disputa del Sacramento, in the Stanza della Signatura in the Vatican, is an ambitious orchestration of nearly life-size figures in space that occupies most of the field of vision. In the golden sphere of the vault of heaven, angels, many only barely discernible, attend God.

Other significant representations of angels are contained in Raphael’s Virgin and Child with St. Raphael and St. Michael and in the Vision of Ezechiel, both in Florence’s Uffizi Museum.

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