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I've started studying the Qabalah, in conjunction with the 78 weeks of Tarot activity with my Hermetic Tarot Deck. I'm loving it, and using my book The Qabalistic Tarot by Robert Wang as the primary resource as I make my way through. It is for the most part a great reference. But as I've become comfortable and more familiar with the more basic principals, I'm noticing a few areas that the book doesn't delve into very deeply. 

The main area I'm interested in finding more information on now, are the 78 angels. I'm relatively well versed on the big kahuna's (Gabriel, Michael, etc) as they pertain to the Catholic tradition... but I'm having trouble with the bulk of the 78. What is more, a cursory Google on the Kabbalah with a "K", makes the whole thing even more confusing as the names are spelt a little differently depending on where you look, and it isn't clear to me if we are always talking about the same angels. Any tips on the best way to proceed here? 

A cheeky hidden website? A good book that goes into this subject?

 

Many thanks in advance!

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Hi @Grace

I love Wang's book.  Gustav Davidson's book A Dictionary Of Angels is on the same shelf as most of my KBL/QBL texts and I remember it being the most helpful resource I used at the time I was doing something similar.   One of the best things it does is help group together Hebrew & English (maybe Arabic too) names for the same entity so you can see the variants.  

I have never read Migene González-Wippler's book The Kabbalah & Magic of Angels but her earlier book Kabbalah For A Modern World is on my Top 10 KBL/QBL list along with Wang's.  So I think that might be a really promising resource to look at too.  She is whipsmart and writes in a very approachable way, imo.  
 

 

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Thank you so much @TheLoracular

 

I will definitely look into those! It's driving me a little nuts that I've had to leave some study 'incomplete' because I just couldn't be sure. And while I know that there are differences of opinion as to what angels correspond to which card more generally, I'm ok with that as long as I know who the angels are and some good background on what myths they are linked to, what they did, the background info basically. I have somewhere to start now!

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16 hours ago, Grace said:

Thank you so much @TheLoracular

 

I will definitely look into those! It's driving me a little nuts that I've had to leave some study 'incomplete' because I just couldn't be sure. And while I know that there are differences of opinion as to what angels correspond to which card more generally, I'm ok with that as long as I know who the angels are and some good background on what myths they are linked to, what they did, the background info basically. I have somewhere to start now!

Oh yeah, I so get it.  I went diving through old book marks and found this for you.  Its long but helpful imo in getting a sense where the mythology, symbolism and naming conventions come from. 

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@TheLoracular Thank you for that link! I'm going to make some tea and have a good read on my lunch break. I was half tempted to start learning Hebrew just so I could get my head around the names! 🤣 Though I shouldn't laugh... it may still happen. lol.

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& my fav books on topic so far are:

Book of the Hidden Name - Magick of the Shem HaMephorash Angels by Maximus Tyrannus Avery &

THE SHEM GRIMOIRE By NICK FARRELL

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