Archangels of Magick FAQ

Archangels of Magick by Damon Brand

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Archangels of Magick

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Q: Does this book cover everything there is to know about archangels?

A: Not at all. It’s a 312 page book that’s designed to reveal the most useful practical archangel magick. If you’re interested, click on the image above and download the free sample or use the Look Inside feature to see if it looks like something you’ll enjoy using.

Q: Some of the Hebrew letters appear to be wrong. Did you make a mistake?

No, everything is as it should be. Please see the same question on this page for more details.

Q: Can you help me to pronounce the words in this book?

A: Here’s an audio/video guide. Your own voice will sound different, so you don’t have to copy this exactly.

This video might seem overwhelming, with so many words being spoken, but remember that in practice you will be learning just one or two words at a time, in most cases. That makes it very easy.

Q: Is  DE pronounced the same as DEE?

A: You can say it like the DE in DESK, or the DE in DETAIL. You will even hear it sounding more like DEE in the video above, because it flows well, which goes to show you can be very relaxed about pronunciation. Use the version you prefer.

Q: Can this magick be done to bring results for somebody else?

A: The instructions are aimed at changing your reality. But you can use this for others, by making their reality part of yours – you see their problem as something you want to solve in your life. When you study the book you should be able to work out where and how this can be done. It will probably work  best when you’re already good at getting results for yourself and when you feel you really understand the magick. If in doubt, you can try it. Damon explores this at a few points in the book, but most clearly in the chapter called Crisis Magick. The advice given there could apply to most of the book.

Q: I’ve heard that archangels have powers that aren’t listed in this book. Can I use them?

A: Damon has listed the powers most likely to work with these methods, but if you’ve read elsewhere of other powers, there’s no harm in trying. (Be aware that the internet is one of the worst sources of information, with just about every power ascribed to every archangel if you read for long enough.) The book, as written, is your best guide to the most effective magick. You should also know that many powers are revealed only when you read the whole book deeply. When you get to invocation and evocation you will have an understanding of the archangels that can then be applied to earlier rituals. The book wasn’t written to be obscure, but to ensure that only through a deep reading of the text can you gain a full access to the powers. This ensures you have fully absorbed the required concepts that get the magick working.

Q: I’ve learned about all the various angelic powers spread throughout the book, so can I use each power with each method? Can an Evocation Power be used with the Archangel Sigils of Power, for example?

A: Building on the above answer, Damon wants this to be down to personal interpretation and insight, for very sound magickal reasons, so I won’t say too much, but you should know that what’s presented in the book is the best and most likely way for the magick to work. The powers listed for the sigils are the most likely to work, but it doesn’t mean they are the only ones, as he says. You can try other powers for that angel, using the sigils, once you’ve worked out what they are, but it should be clear that the book sets out what’s most likely to work with each method. And some methods, of course, dictate the magick that applies – invocation powers, for example, are quite clearly intended for the invocation method only. In time, you may gain a broader understanding of the angels by working with them, and then everything becomes more fluid and flexible, and all powers possibly become available with all methods, but when starting out it makes sense to work with what’s in the book exactly as it’s set out. The exception to this is evocation, where your intuition based on the descriptions and the knowledge gleaned from the rest of the book can lead to a wider interpretation of powers from the outset, and the process of evocation itself will often reveal more powers to you.

Q: Many people claim Raphael is an angel of healing, but in this book it says Raphael is on there ‘to aid with healing.’

A: See above. And to elaborate, if you get to Invocation you will see that Raphael heals the self directly. And for Evocation it says, “Raphael can assist in all manner of healing “.  Note that Damon says, “The powers are all there, but you will need to work out what has to change in your life, and what ritual is most appropriate for your development and the result you seek.” That means that the path to healing may be more than just ‘a healing ritual’, but you may work on energy, emotions and other aspects of the underlying issue. This brings far greater results than rituals that are too simple and limited in scope.

Q: Before a ritual, should I used The Sword Banishing from Magickal Protection or The Circle of Power from this book?

A: With both methods available, most people use the Sword Banishing daily or twice daily for general protection and magickal alignment (or not at all if it’s not part of your practice), and The Circle of Power for the rituals. It is, however, up to you how you use the magick that’s here.

Q: Can I ask for several results at once?

A: The book repeatedly conveys the importance of wisdom and patience. Note that Damon says, “Do not just hammer out countless rituals in the hope that more is better. The ideal approach is to choose well and combine rituals wisely.”

Q: In the divination ritual, do I speak the question out loud?

A: You contemplate the question in your mind, and then speak the request to the angel out loud. This is, however, open to interpretation. If you prefer to do everything out loud, you can. If you prefer to do everything in your mind, you can.

Q: Can you suggest which archangel or which method would be best for my problem?

A: The best way to work is with your own understanding of the powers. Damon talks about this at some length, in various parts of the book. A full reading of the book and an awareness of what is on offer is the only way for this to work. When you have read everything, it should become quite clear, and there are guidelines in there on how to work out what you want. A good starting point is the chapter called Choosing Your Magick, but that is only a starting point, and only by reading the whole book will you be able to make the best choices.

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133 Comments on “Archangels of Magick FAQ

  1. In The 72 Angels of Magic, Damon Brand shares one of The Gallery’s inner secrets of visualizing a bolt of lightning at specific points in the ritual. I have now read all of Mr. Brand’s Archangels of Magic, (yet another brilliant book!) and he seems to have omitted this potent aspect from every ritual listed to solicit the aid of the Archangels. Has something changed? Or can those of us with all of Mr. Brand’s books, add the parts of one book to the parts of another?

    • Glad you like the books! Each book is self-contained, and we try not to do to much repetition (there is some!), but this means you can take rituals from book and use them in another. I know many people use Light From The Dark and The Stillness in other rituals from other books, and it’s OK to expand your magickal repertoire. It’s the same with this. You don’t have to use it; the archangels book works just fine without it. But if you know this technique and want to use it, and sense that it will help, there’s nothing to stop you. But if we put everything into every book it would be a confusing mess, and also, like I say, the book does work without it – yes that was a great secret that can help in angelic work, but it’s required for the 72 Angels approach, but isn’t required for the other book. As such, it’s optional. Th reason behind this are too theoretical to go into but hopefully that gives you an idea of what you can do if you want. Cheers, Adam B.

  2. Hi Adam,

    Have been having some wonderful results here. Very subtle, nothing extremely dramatic, but results. Because of time limits, privacy, etc. I am maily using all the basic rituals from all books when possible. The most strange and mind boggling result has been in two instances where I needed more time available. I have no idea what happened, but somehow it happened. That is so weird! Also messed up one day, and came close to really hurting my relationship, so hello Archangels! Within two days all is in the past, peaceful, as it should be! (Had to hear complaints for a whole half minute!). I won’t say more! So except for thanking you all at GoM and sharing my success for all to see and start practicing (hint), here are three things I’d like to say/ask:
    1) I had asked you about a problem concerning how I was viewing Zana’s sigils, and yes, it must have been a glitch with book size (kindle), because it’s ok. Sorry for the waste of time.
    2) I have just perfomed a talisman ritual from Archangels, and realized that the third time you say the names I said them three times each, instead of once. Is that going to affect the ritual? Should I do it all over again?
    3) Because of the new group ritual that is coming this fall, and in combination with my mind boggling experience I mentioned above, I was wondering if it would be interesting, or if you would concider a future group ritual to make more time available. That could be really out of this dimension!
    Thanks and hope you all enjoy some nice summer holidays!

    Paul

    ps. copy/pasted in front comments page from a previous page, don’t know why it went there.

    • Glad to hear you’re getting results, but yes, things can be unpredictable – we are changing reality, and that doesn’t mean it’s dangerous or risky, but that it’s real, a genuine shifting of our own reality.

      1) Cool. 2) No, minor things like that don’t matter. 3) Will definitely put it on the possible rituals list.

      Cheers,

      Adam B

  3. Adam,

    Even though I’ve read “Angels of Alchemy” through a few times now, and I actually spent a few months deciding which angel to task first, I still cannot figure out or decide two things.

    The very first time I tasked an angel I could feel it’s presence, I’ve become quite sensitive to spirit in a certain way, so maybe that has made it a little easier. The second time I tasked the angel I could feel the presence much stronger. I decided beforehand to do the tasking ritual for 7 days, and although I haven’t had an immediate result, I’m not expecting the result to manifest for maybe a month or so.

    My first question is now that I know I’ve made a connection with the angel, should I stop the ritual, or continue for the planned 7 days? I probably should also mention I’ve felt the Angels presence again on the third day while meditating, and this time very strongly.

    My second question relates to evocation. Having read through the chapter on the Experience of Evocation, I have decided it would be a good idea and probably very beneficial, but my question is when do you think it would be a good time? Should I wait for the aforementioned 7 days of tasking, then wait a few months to see how the results develop, or would you see evocation as something that could be done very soon after the tasking? The reason I ask is I have no issue with being patient, so I don’t want to be rushing things.

    Thank you in advance!

    • This might sound like a cop-out answer, but it’s your choice. If you continue, that’s up to you. How do you feel? If it feels like the connection is enough, the confidence of stopping can be powerful.

      With evocation, it’s different for everybody. No harm in getting in there quickly, as you may find it takes a while to get it to fire up. But if you’re patient, as it sounds, I’d wait a week and then get into it with full focus.

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