Metatron the Archangel

Archangel Metatron

Metatron (from Greek Meta+Tron meaning Beyond+Matrix) is the name of an angel in Judaism and some branches of Christianity and Islam. Although he is mentioned in a few brief passages in the Talmud, Metatron appears primarily in medieval Jewish mystical texts and other post-scriptural esoteric and occult sources.In Qabbalic symbology, the Archangel Metatron is considered to be the most supreme of angelic beings, and is associated with the pinnacle of the Tree of Life, which is the sphere of Kether, the Crown.

According to the Qabbalah, is the angel said to have lead the children of Israel through the forty years in the wilderness. His female equivalent is Shekinah. After arriving in heaven he was transformed into a spirit of fire and equipped with 36 pairs of wings as well as innumerable eyes. He resides in the 7th heaven and when evoked appears as a pillar of fire said to be more dazzling than the sun. He is the supreme angel of death to whom God gives daily orders as to the souls to be taken. He then delegates these orders to his subordinates, Gabriel and Sammael. Metatron is the teacher of prematurely deceased children who are in Paradise.

His twin brother is Sandalphon. They are the only archangesls who were originally mortal men. Metatron was the prophet Enoch, and Sandalphon was the prophet Elijah. According to the biblical narrative (Genesis 5:21-24), Enoch lived 365 years, far less than the other patriarchs in the period before the Flood. Enoch allegedly walked with God who turned him into the archangel Metatron. Enoch taught the sons of men the art of building cities, and enacted some admirable laws. He discovered the knowledge of the Zodiac, and the course of the Planets; and he pointed out to the sons of men, that they should worship God, that they should fast, that they should pray, that they should give alms, votive offerings, and tenths. He reprobated abominable foods and drunkenness, and appointed festivals for sacrifices to the Sun, at each of the Zodiacal Signs. The ancient Greeks declare that Enoch the Prophet is the same as Mercury/Hermes Trismegistus.

In the Kabbalah Metatron rules sphere 1 - Kether, which means "The Crown".

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