Archangel Gabriel

Information Pictures and Links regarding Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel has a remarkable position as one of the few cultural figures who plays an important role in more than one major religion. He is refered to in the Old Testament as appearing to Daniel. In Christian tradition he appears to the Virgin and to Zachariah. In Islamic tradition he is renowned for dictating the Holy Koran to the Prophet Mohammed.

The frequent references to Gabrial in literature and Art mean more than any other Gabriel defines most people's idea of what an angel is. In particular the potent image of Angel Gabriel announcing the impending birth of the Messiah to Mary has inspired generations of artists in the process creating one of the most iconic images of Western culture.

This blog collects together a collection of links and information about the references to Archagel Gabriel through the centuries.

Thursday, January 27, 2005


Here is another interesting reference to the holy month of Ramadan and the Angel Gabriel:

"The Qur'an mentions that this was the month in which the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad -- peace be upon him. He was, in fact, fasting at the time and engaged in prayer in a cave, where he liked to meditate, when the revelation came to him. This presence, this spirit of revelation, is generally understood by Muslims to be the Angel Gabriel. People engage in reading the Qur'an during this month, and the Qur'an has been divided into 30 sections for convenience, so you do one section each of the 30 days."

The existence of Higher Beings

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The Guide informed Mustapha about the existence of higher beings

"There are a number of orders of Angels.

1.      There are many good spirits & souls of good intent who are associated with individual human beings. By acting as guardian spirits they grow and evolve whilst in spirit form and contribute to the Good.

2.      There are of course many negative and demonic spirits who also attach themselves to people and places.

3.      The higher orders of Angels work on a broader plane, influencing the direction of human and ecological development on the earth and on other planets and spheres.

Therefore ‘Guardian Angel’ spirits and Angels should not be confused. The higher beings have much greater powers of cognition, omniscience and ability to influence events on earth, but also greater responsibilities.

They must maintain equilibrium in their own consciousness and their closeness to The Father. Glory to The Father. This is secret and profound knowledge.

The higher beings have the capability to maintain many hundreds of relationships simultaneously and to communicate simultaneously to many individuals at the same time and in different guises which allow best communication with that person.

It was this energy vibration which spoke to those teachers and prophets of ancient times as directed by The Father.

In modern times electronics and stock markets are the medium of prophecy and there will be new prophets of the internet age."


The Temptation of Caine

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extract from
The Temptation Of Caine
I wept blood.
I caught the tears in a cup
and drank them.

When I looked up from my drink of
the archangel Gabriel
gentle Gabriel
Gabriel, Lord of Mercy
appeared to me.

The archangel Gabriel said unto me,
"Son of Adam, Son of Eve.
Behold the mercy of the Father is
than you can ever know
for even now there is a path opened
a road of Mercy
and you shall call this road [Golconda].
And tell your children of it,
for by that road may they come
once again to dwell in the Light."

And with that, the darkness
was lifted
like a veil
and the only light was
Lilith's bright eyes.

Looking around me, I knew
that I had Awakened.


The Angel Micheal

The Angel Micheal

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Female or Androgynous Gabriel - Albani Annunciation

Female or Androgynous Gabriel - Albani's Annunciation

Francesco Albani (1578-1660)

The Annunciation

Oil on copper

24 3/8 x 18 1/2 inches (62 x 47 cm)

Hermitage, St Petersburg

Albini's Gabriel illustrates that traditionally it was normal to depict Archangels as female or androgynous beings.

Francesco Albani or Albano (March 17 or August 17, 1578–October 4, 1660) was an Italian Baroque painter born at Bologna.

His father was a silk merchant who intended to instruct his son in the same trade; but by age twelve, Albani studied in Bologna with the Mannerist Denijs Calvaert, where he met Guido Reni.

Soon he joined the so-called "Academy" run by the Carracci family, where he was an enthusiastic pupil.

This studio fostered the careers of many painters of the Bolognese school, including Domenichino, Massari, Viola, Lanfranco, Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Pietro Faccini, Remigio Cantagallina, and Reni.

Islamic (Turkish) Images of Angel Gabriel

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These are some more Islamic (Turkish) images of Angel Gibril.
Many consider images of Mohammed, may peace be upon him, as blasphemous to Islam, so links only are provided.
Anyone who do not wish to view them may refrain.

Mustapha found this material at
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'The Time Image from Jerusalem - Muhammad before the ascent from Jerusalem with Gabriel'

Time sorry for Mohammed image BBC Sunday, 22 April, 2001, 10:12 GMT 11:12 UK
Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state The international news magazine Time has apologised to Muslims after an image of the Prophet Mohammed, may peace be upon him, in its 16 April issue sparked riots in Kashmir. Students offended by the image threw stones at police and burned several cars in Indian-administered Kashmir, while security forces responded with tear gas and bamboo canes. The magazine was removed from news-stands by government order in Malaysia, where Islam is the official religion. The picture - part of a special report on "Jerusalem at the time of Jesus" - showed Mohammed, may peace be upon him, meeting the Archangel Gabriel to receive a revelation from God.

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'Muhammad in the heavens above Mecca'
Images of Mohammed are considered blasphemy in Islam.
'Unintentional affront'
The editor of Time's Asian edition apologised for what he called "an unintentional affront to the Islamic faith. "Time regrets the publication of this image," said editor Adi Ignatius. Police in Kashmir said as many as 5,000 people, mostly students, demonstrated in the summer capital Srinagar and in nearby Anantnag on Saturday in protest at the image.
Click to view - 'Muhammad with Gabriel before the jewelled tree of paradise'

Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state.
Sale banned
Authorities there banned the sale of the magazine following the demonstrations. It was also banned in Malaysia, although it is not clear how much affect the prohibition will have, since news-stands had already begun selling the next issue of Time. Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was unable to explain how the 16 April issue got through the country's censors. "I don't know how but it seems that they missed it", he said.

Gabriel before the flames of hell (Gabriel in top right of picture)

detail of the above

Link: time.htm
also: Time sorry for Mohammed image
Caution: Takes a long time to load and has pop up ads etc.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Gabriel, Archangel Of Being

Gabriel, Archangel Of Annunciation

"When I looked up from my drink of sorrow
the Archangel Gabriel,
gentle Gabriel,
Gabriel, Lord of Mercy
appeared to me."