Monday, 24 August 2009

B = Angels And Goddesses














Baraqyal is an angel who belonged to the Grigori which refers to the angels that are the Watchers. The Watchers have been called ‘Those Who Watch’ or ‘Those Who Are Awake’ or ‘The Ones Who Never Sleep.’

Baraqyal descended from heaven to cohabit with mortal women. Baraqyal is listed among the 200 fallen angels and was ranked among the chief of ten. Baraqyal is said to look like a human male but taller. He never slips and is always silent.

Baraqyal is now considered a demon and is able to teach those who summon him the secret arts of astrology.

In Jewish lore it is said that there are good and evil watchers. Baraqyal is now considered an evil watcher and resides in the 3rd Heaven.




















Bagalamukhi is one of the Mahavidyas which are the wisdom Goddesses. She is the Hindu Goddess of truth and deceit. She is also known for power and cruelty.

Bagalamukhi has the power to tell truth from lies and is able to stun liars into silence. With one hand she holds the tongue of a demon and in her other hand she holds a club with which she will silence the demon.

Bagalamukhi is called upon for success in stopping gossip and to undo the effects of black magic or the evil eye.

*artwork Baraqyal by Stefano Vitale

30 comments:

Ingrid Mida said...

Angels and goddesses - how divine! We probably could all use an angel or two in our lives!!

Sarah said...

Ohh these are wonderful!! I like the second one especially..all though the first sounds a bit like a vampire!! Interesting!! Interesting choices Renee!!
Just wanted you to know...we got a car!!!! WHOOOHOOO!!!
Love ya, Sarah

Deborah said...

Bagalamukhi is awesome. Love her club! Blessings to you, my love, and Sheldon and Jacquie...lifting you always closer to God.
**kisskiss** Deb

yoborobo said...

Renee - part of me is thrilled to think that there might be a pantheon of angels and goddesses around us. The other part of me is terrified to think there might be evil watchers and goddesses known for their cruelty. Good enough reason to try and keep my karma on the up and up. I'll try very hard not to gossip today. :) Sending you a big hug, and a cup of this good coffee I have. love you, Pam

Sarah said...

Both quite fearsome presences this week. I would love to have the power to tell truth from lies, especially being such a gullible person. It would be helpful in my job sometimes-especially with the adults!
xx

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I certainly could use Bagalamukhi at my side on many occasions. Kind of like the good guy and the bad guy sitting on our shoulders. She could squelch the bad guys influence!

Marie S said...

I really love this Renee!
Love and hugs my pretty!

Kelly Lish said...

Hi Renee-
I hope you are about to have a good week! Just thinking of you and sending you love.

Sincerely,
Kelly

Linda Sue said...

Oh yeah, you know what i heard about Bagalamukhi? She's been running around, stoned and drunk and passing bad checks- she has herpes and shaves! That's not all- oh I could tell you plenty!

Marion said...

Fascinating info here, Renee. I'd never heard of these two shape-shifting beings. You just keep on teaching us, you goddess, you! Hugs & Blessings!

Karin Bartimole said...

God, I love these Angels and Goddesses you are sharing Renee! I'm learning so much new and juicy info, which is really inspiring to me. The images are gorgeous, too!
xox Karin

Ces said...

I bet you! That was Baraqyal who tried to seduce me in my dream one night! "Angel love dust" my ass! It's a good thing I did not fall for it! Even used a Ferrarri to lure me. Hah!

Allegra Smith said...

I love this as you know. Moody Monday is becoming Mythical Monday since you started a dictionary of mysticism or whatever you are calling it.

The package will take wings tomorrow. Many people working here today, I must nail my shoes to the floor. I am sending hugs today, the rest tomorrow.FLTL.F.

Elizabeth said...

Very, very cool. Especially the one that stops gossip. Thanks for posting -- and the art, as usual, is wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous
Love and hugs and thanks for your visits and kind words
Love Jeanne♥

Marie S said...

Dear Renee it was and is a good feeling when I can help.
Thank you so much, you being touched means the world to me.
Angel dear, I love you.

Baino said...

Wouldn't want to meet either in a dark alley frankly! (Interesting that her gossip victim is a man! Hahaha!)

Manon Doyle said...

Bagalamukhi is the goddess! What a woman!

Hope all is good Renee! I think of you on a daily basis!!

love,
manon
xoxox

lakeviewer said...

Ah, those who are silent, those who silence. Interesting concepts.

rochambeau said...

I like that the goddess Bagalamukhi is called upon for success in stopping gossip.

I have a friend Sally, who once told me that whatever we say about another person, we should be willing to say it in front of them! Great advise.

Love and prayers surround you and yours~
Constance

Daria said...

I received the sleeves today! Thank you so much.

You are an angel!

Maithri said...

How beautiful,

I love the way you so gracefully incorporate the entire world into your vision,

Much love dear friend,

M

Jeanne said...

It's always fascinating over here....

Eddie said...

I do believe in guardian angels and of course I have my own Eddie's Angels - my next production is my "Wizard of Oz" coming in a few weeks - just done the film trailer - what have I started?? Hope you are OK ~ Eddie

yoborobo said...

Renee - just dropping in to say hello. I just had an interesting conversation with my mom on the phone about spending time together. How hard it is to get everyone's schedules to align, and meet in the same place. I thought of you and said, "Well, Mom if we wait for the perfect time, it just ain't gonna happen." Just thought you'd want to know that you're influencing me! Oh, and I did NOT gossip today, although I was sorely tempted. Love to you, my friend - xox Pam

Sue said...

I'm always fascinated by angels and goddess lore. Yes, I'm sure there are fallen/evil deities as in all things there has to balance.

Thanks for posting this Renee, I particularly like
the story of Bagalamukhi.

Hugs,

Sophia said...

What a lovely thought to be surrounded by angels galore! How comforting. Hope your week is off to a good start. Thinking of you and sending hugs! :)

Art4Sol said...

Thanks for sharing these....my mind is whirling with ideas for a new doll!

Ces said...

I have decided that a tear is not good for you. Sweet dreams perhaps may be better. Goodnight Renee!

studio lolo said...

Gossip is so damaging. I try very hard not to go there.

I hope all of my 'watchers' are the good kind.

love to you and the family~
xoxox
Lolo