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