Graveyard Shift There Are Different Types Of Angels - And Here Is Everything You Need To Know About Them  

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Any generic idea of angels usually includes images of winged beings wearing flowing robes, watching over people, and delivering messages from God. But while celestial folk play a big part in the Christian religion, there are many different types of angels, and not all are connected to a Christian God, or any authoritative superior spiritual being. According to folklore, angels are defined more by their relationships with humans rather than who they work for.

Stories of angels and similar celestial beings also appear in Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the mythologies of Norway and Greece. Any beings with the ability to travel through the spiritual and human worlds and use their skills to send messages, help others, or protect those in need can be considered angels. And unlike the most horrible demons, they're generally good-natured and kind. Whether they're protecting the Earth, keeping a human company, or helping people along on their spiritual journey, angels do a lot more than pray or play the harp.

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Sterling Angels Want Everyone To Be Happy


Sterling angels are fun-loving and easygoing, with upbeat personalities that can help remove negativity and stress. Sterling angels appear in many different forms – human, animal, insect, shadow, light, and more – to inspire and energize their human companions.

Because their number one goal is to make life happy, exciting, and full, their abilities include bringing good fortune, enhancing psychic powers, and removing curses. Upbeat music keeps Sterling angels happy. Their outgoing, spontaneous, and social nature makes them excellent companions.

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Enochian Angels Have Special Skills


In the late 1500s, mathematician and astrologer Dr. John Dee and alchemist Edward Kelley claimed they spoke with angels who had been in contact with the prophet Enoch long ago. According to Dee and Kelley, the angels shared such celestial secrets as how to visit other realms. The men wrote down what they learned and their text later became the basis for Enochian magic. 

Enochian angels each have special skills and personalities. For example, Gabriel, ruler of fire, can help humans remove the negative and unnecessary and rebuild the good in their lives. Ophaniel, ruler of the Moon, helps people hone their powers of introspection. Galgalliel, ruler of the Sun, leads people to truth and enlightenment.

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Devas Watch Over The Earth


Although devas are slightly different in Buddhism and Hinduism, both religions recognize them as celestial beings. According to some stories, they were once humans who became enlightened and now exist in a realm outside the human world.

Devas are recognized today more as spirits of nature, appearing to humans skilled in clairvoyance and other psychic abilities. Their job is to protect the Earth, and each is assigned to watch over one element of nature. Devas work with humans to complete their duties, and although they can become upset over people's lack of respect toward the planet, they are willing to remain partners. To those who share their ideals, devas pass along information, advice about gardening, and other ideas to protect nature.

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Anamchara Support Spiritual Newbies


Anamchara are Celtic angels whose name roughly translates to "soul friends." They are wonderful companions, especially for people new to spirituality.

Anamchara provide guidance, offer support, and supply positive energy to their human friends. Their kind nature, patience, and wisdom make them some of the best angels to have on your side. Anamchara can take any form, and typically appear in natural settings such as by lakes or in the woods.