May 25, 2011

St. Michael the Archangel

He "Who is like G'd"





Though technically speaking Archangel Michael is not a Saint, sometimes this entity is venerated as one. In Hoodoo, he is petitioned to protect and shield from abusive people, harmful magick and demons, and their snares and trickery. In Santeria and sometimes ( by certain practitioners ) in New Orleans vodoun he is syncretized with Ogun, and sometimes with Legba as well.


The day of the weak associated with St. Michael is Sunday, so it’s clear that his planetary rulership is over the Sun. The Hebrew name translates to “brilliant one” or “one who is brilliant” and the Archangel plays important role in Abrahamic religions and Kabala , otherwise ( in other systems, such as Higher magick ) he is “imported” from those religions. His metals are gold and brass, and herbs and resins associated with this spirit are many, among commonly  mentioned Angelica, include  Orange, Bay laurel, Benzoin, Ambergris, Cinnamon and Frankincense. It is said that the results of working with St. Michael are seen in seven days after the petitioning him.


Iconography and depiction of St. Michael is rather uniform really, he is depicted as mighty warrior with the flaming sword,  as his feature, sometimes also holding the scales to weigh the souls of the deceased. In Catholic and Orthodox Christian Iconography St.Michael is often depicted defeating the Adversary, trampling the Wicked One ( a nice example is “Archangel Michael” by Guido Reni’s ) or slaying the dragon.


Here is St. Michaels signature that can be inscribed on candles or petitioner paper ( candle colors are red or white )


We can find countless invocations, and compelling words of power,  relying on this spirit's power and authority,  in many Western Higher magick text s. 

Generally, in magick ,  this spirit is seen as a “blockbuster spirit” , spirit that clears away evil spirits, demons in particular, and undoes their evil. Therefore, it should not surprise that St.Michael is petitioned in hex removal spells, uncrossing and reversal magickal  work, and here are few examples :

Uncrossing spell

It is believed that if the crossing or hex is very powerful, old or personal concerns had been  used to cast the  negative spell, and/or the originator is not known, or the crossing comes from wicked spirits, and common uncrossing procedures give no satisfactory results, St. Michael is to be called upon

Red candle is lit, in front of the St.Michaels image , dressed with any suitable oil ( Run D Run, St. Michael’s oil, Reversing oil, Uncrossing oil, Jinx killer oil ) and a petitioner paper is placed bellow the candle. The petitioner prays to St, Michael for liberation from evil that has befallen on them ( or their client ) after what a purification bath, with the addition of the same oil ( used in ritual ) is suggested.

Judika Illes suggested blending Frankincense, Myrrh and Salt in Almond oil as base, as suitable oil for such work.

Reversing and protection spells

St.Michael is also called upon, when returning the evil spells to their originator, and a very popular ( and very powerful ) method calls for writing Your enemy ‘s name ( or just "enemy", if  the name is  unknown ) on a piece of papper, placing   the paper in the  glass  , sprinkling it  with sea salt and pouring ( spring or Holy ) water over it. The saucer is than placed over the glass and the glass is swiftly overturned, so that it rests on saucer, without any water  being spilt , I n the process, and should some water escape, the ritual act is repeated. Then, a white candle is turned upside down, so that one could pick out the wick from the bottom of the candle, now becoming the top. Candle is divided into nine partitions ( in some version into nine small candles ) , and burned atop the glass for nine ( in some version seven days ) while praying that the evil spells are returned to the originator. I like to use St. Michael prayer by Pope Leo XIII in any apotropaic or protective magick work with Archangel Michael ( even though I’m an Orthodo x Christian ) , whether in Latin or other language . The English version is this:

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen

There is a nifty protection spell I was taught to use employing the mentioned prayer,  and the Psalm 91st ;
Light a Novena candle to St. Michael the Archangel or white or red offertory candle fixed with St.Michael’s oil. Read the Psalm 91st and then the prayer given above and it is believed that as long as the candle burns, You will be safe from all ills.

Holy cards or St. Michael medallions are common ingredients in protection mojo’s and New Orleans Home Protection “packets” alongside protective herbs and salt. St. Michales holy card or printed images are often used in creating protective “amparos” a type of amulets used frequently in Latin America or Spain[1]
St. Michael image is believed to be a powerful ward on itself, and is often found on Hoodoo altars dedicated to more "dangerous" spirits, such as Santissima Muerte, to ensure that they "behave". Other than being a block buster spirit, St. Michael is also seen as an psychopomp.

St. Michael the Archangel’s oil

This is my personal formula I’d like to share with my readers, based upon cross-reference on various herbal correspondences given for this Archangel, as well as resin, and essential oil’s correspondences and my personal inclination towards certain of the ingredients

This oil formula ( among many others ) will be available in my upcoming document that I will post on my Scribd page, so check often ; )

· Frankincense resin

· Dragon’s blood resin

· Myrrh resin

· Angelica root

· Bay Laurel leafs or essential oil

· Cinnamon powder or essential oil

· Salt

Mind that cinnamon essential oil can act as skin irritant , so if using use a in a pinch, sort of say. All in base of either Almond or Ambergris oil.

Expressing gratitude

Though in Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, there are no suggestions for a tribute, in Hoodoo it’s customary to “pay” a spirit after they have helped, and I myself find such practice reasonable, very respectful and very beneficial. A candle lit, or a contribution to loccal police or comunity watch shall do, among other. It does seem like least we could do, right :D


NOTES: This article was composed and written by myself, so If You wish to use any part of it, elsewhere provide credits Shadow of Shadows magick place, Shadow-333@hotmail.com or a direct link to this post. [1] to learn how to make St. Michaels amparo visit this brilliant video by Devi sprig www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAAsVF-rZeY The first image show Catholic holy card depiction of St.Michael and is from www.luckymojo.com , page/entry about St. Michael ( lucky mojo amulet’s archive, St.Michael Archangel ) respectfully. The second image is edited by myself and shows Michael's Angelic signature
Have a brilliant day and may the Lord bless You !
Shade :)


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and all the Angels and Saints.

Light 3 white candles on a white plate and put sugar all around it. Place a glass of Water next to it. Ask the archangels for 3 wishes: one for business, one for impossible and one for love. Do this petition for three days. On the third day publish this prayer.

Prayer:
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, please be with me today. Please hear and answer my prayers with your divine grace, intervention, and kindness, I love you all, please help me so that my prayer requests all come true quickly, Amen.

[mention your request here]
Heavenly God, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.

Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.

Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly hear your voice and to teach me the truth.

Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us O Lord to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy Angels pray for us. Amen

Say for three days and see what happens on the fourth day . Thank you.

Justice Angel said...

I love St. Michael and his spells always work, Thank you <3

Justice Angel said...

I meant to say I love this Angel Michael he is very powerful and extraordinary. His spells/magic's always works <3

Justice Angel said...

+ St. Michael protection Spell w/ Quartz +
This protection spell breaks all effects of black magic in the home

Ing:
*Red candle or offertory candle
* St. Michael prayer card or image (will need the St. Michael prayer regardless)
* candle holder (optional)
*clear quartz
*St Michael oil
*Psalm 91

Place quartz next to candle and card/pic in front of candle like leaning on it or just in front of it.
Anoint the candle as you light it at the same time say psalm 91.Then say the St. Michael prayer.
Let the candle burn down.
***Must be done on hard surface, desk, floor, chair. * And must be done during the day.

Justice Angel said...

+ St. Michael Protection spell +
Can do for self or loved one.

Ing:
*Red candle
*St. Michael image
*St. Michael prayer
*St. Michael or holy oil

Light candle as you say St. Michael prayer. Let burn down.

Blow or pinch flame if it doesn't go out on it's on.

Justice Angel said...

+ St. Michael Banishing +
To make someone go away.

Ing:
*Black Candle
*St. Michael image
*Protection oil, St. Michael oil &/or Fiery wall of protection oil

Anoint candle, light candle, Pray them away.

Justice Angel said...

Sylvia Browne's St. Michael Angel prayer:

"Most glorious Prince of heaven, St. Michael the archangel, defend us against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness. God of peace, crush Satan beneath our feet bind him, and cast him into the bottomless pit. From the snares of the devil, deliver us, o lord."

Justice Angel said...

St. Michael Prayer (This is the one)

Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wiles and wickedness of the devil. Restrain him, O God we humbly pray and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin and destruction of souls, Amen.

Justice Angel said...

Roman Catholic Poetry devoted to St. Michael The powerful angel and warrior for God.

"That you will gather the

righteous and the wicked, place

us on your scales and weigh out

deeds. That if we have been

loving and kind you will take the

key from around our neck and

open the gates of paradise

inviting us to live there

forever. And that if we have been

selfish and cruel it is you

who'll banish us."

Justice Angel said...

St. Michael Angel products that I use:

* St. Michael prayer card, but the image on this page above is the one I use rather then the newer ones.

*St. Michael candle preferably the red candle

* St. Michael soap

* St. Michael oil

* St. Michael bath powder

* Sword

* Scales (scales of justice)

Justice Angel said...

Information:

Many people don't know this
but St. Michael the Powerful Angel is patron to police officers,fire fighters and the people of Haiti. God bless and feel free to contact me for more information or questions.

esther_sicard@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Dear St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael please me with me today. Please hear and answer all of my prayers with your devine grace, intervention and kindness. I ask for an educational blessing and good grades the rest of my high school days and throughout college. I also ask for the impossible. A financial growth in both my parents households as well as Nicholas's parents households. Love, I ask that Nicholas and I learn to love and trust each other the right way and forget the past so that our relationship can blossom into something beautiful! I love you all, please help me so that my prayer request come true quickly
Amen.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, please be with me today. Please hear and answer my prayers with your divine grace, intervention, and kindness, I love you all, please help me so that my prayer requests all come true quickly, Amen.

Please bring my family good health and fortune. Also, rid me of bad luck and make everything in my life well and blessed. And give me love like I’ve never known.
Heavenly God, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.

Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.

Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly hear your voice and to teach me the truth.

Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us O Lord to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy Angels pray for us. Amen

RITA GORDON said...

St.Michael, St.Gabriel, and St Raphael
Please be with me today. Please hear and answer all my prayers with your devine grace and interventions and kindness. I love you all, please help me so that my prayer requests all come true quickly .Amen
I ask for my daughter Charita to be blessed with a job for secure and steady income. I ask for the impossible for myself to have good luck and financial growth blessings of 15000 or more in my household so I may have enough money and sufficient income to buy the necessities I need to maintain my household daily.I ask for Love to enter into my life to allow Quentin to feel the love in his heart and soul for me. Light a love light to shine in his heart to love me from now to eternity. Let his eyes see the beauty and caring ways, that make me irresistable, so that each day our friendship can and will blossom into something very special and beautiful.
Heavenly God you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.
Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.
Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the good news, I ask him to help me clearly hear your voice and to teach me the truth.
Saint Raphael is the healing angel,I ask him to take my need for healing and of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us O Lord to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us.Holy Angels pray for us.Amen



Unknown said...

St.Michael,St.Gabriel,St.Raphael...Thankyou for listening and answering our prayers...please continue to bless us always!!

Juhi Lalwani said...

St.Michael,St.Gabriel,St.Raphael...Thankyou for listening and answering our prayers...please continue to bless us always!!

Juhi Lalwani said...

St.Michael,St.Gabriel,St.Raphael...Thankyou for listening and answering our prayers...please continue to bless us always!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and all the Angels and Saints.

Light 3 white candles on a white plate and put sugar all around it. Place a glass of Water next to it. Ask the archangels for 3 wishes: one for business, one for impossible and one for love. Do this petition for three days. On the third day publish this prayer.

Prayer:
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, please be with me today. Please hear and answer my prayers with your divine grace, intervention, and kindness, I love you all, please help me so that my prayer requests all come true quickly, Amen.

[mention your request here]
Heavenly God, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth.

Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.

Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly hear your voice and to teach me the truth.

Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us O Lord to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy Angels pray for us. Amen

Say for three days and see what happens on the fourth day . Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yes I did a 3 day ritual to St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael it was stated do this for 3 day on the 4th day see what happens but nothing happen on the 4th day. but I would like to thank St. Michael and ST.Gabriel ST. Raphael would someone comment. I follow the instruction but I forgot to publish the prayer on the 3rd day could that be the problem and is it too late to publish the prayer are should I repeat this ritual. Tank You: Please reply

Anonymous said...

Thank you St. Michael,Gabriel and Raphael for answering 1 of my prayer request I am so very graceful for the answer to that prayer and I do believe you all will answer the others as well. I give the MOst High the Glory for sending the archangels to the people THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH I AM SO GRACEFUL.

Neha Elis said...

Do we have to use new candle the next day? Please clarify

Anonymous said...

Yes I am really having a problem trying to publish the 3 candel spell so I would like to thank St. Michael St. Gabriel and St. Raphael for showing me this ritual and there prayer today is my third day of prayer. so Thank You St. Michael and St.Gabriel and Thank St. Raphael for GIvING ME THIS PRAYER what I can't seem to put on the media I will try to tell others about this prayer and what it will for them. Once Again Thank You ALL.Glory BE to the MOST HIGH ARCHANGELS. AMEN

Intheknow said...

Thank you saint Michael for protecting me from potential threats. I praise your name and thank you for all you have done for me.. I also thank you for protecting me from my own relatives. You are my friend....in Jesus name I pray, amen

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Put three candles in the highest place you have at home, inside a plate with sugar all around the candles.
Place a glass of water next to the plate.
Light the candles.

Ask for three wishes to your guardian angels ST. RAFAEL, ST. MICHAEL, and ST. GABRIEL.

Ask one wish for business, one wish for love, and one impossible wish.
**

Publish this spell on the third day after you requested the wishes [by mailing it to another person, publishing it online, or announcing your thanks to the saints in a newspaper classified ad] and see what happens on the fourth day."

Prayer:

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, please be with me today. Please hear and answer my prayers with your divine grace, intervention, and kindness, I love you all, please help me so that my prayer requests all come true quickly, Amen.

[mention your request here]

Heavenly Father, you have given us archangels to assist us
during our pilgrimage on earth.

Saint Michael is our protector, I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger.

Saint Gabriel is a messenger for the Good News, I ask him to help me clearly hear your voice and to teach me the truth.

Saint Raphael is the healing angel, I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery.

Help us O Lord to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us.
Holy Angels pray for us.
Amen