Powerful Archangel Raphael Talisman
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pocket or purse. Alternatively, you can hang it on the wall
of your home or office, or in your vehicle. It's a pretty, pewter
talisman, and it's imbued with some very strong magical
energy, to offer you protection and Good Luck! You will love it!
Raphael (Standard Hebrew רָפָאֵל, Rāfāʾēl, "It is God who heals,"
"God Heals," "God, Please Heal") is an archangel of Judaism, Islam
and Christianity, who in the Christian tradition performs all manners
of healing. In Islam, Raphael is the fourth major angel; in Muslim tradition,
he is known as Israfil. Raphael is mentioned in the Book of Tobit, which is
accepted as canonical by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglo-Catholics, and
as useful for public teaching by Lutherans and Anglicans. Raphael is generally
associated with the angel mentioned in the Gospel of John as stirring the water
at the healing pool of Bethesda. Raphael is also an angel in Mormonism,
as he is briefly mentioned in the Doctrine and Covenants.
The name of the angel Raphael appears only in the Biblical Book of Tobit. The Book
of Tobit is considered canonical by Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglicans. Raphael
first appears disguised in human form as the travelling companion of Tobit's son, Tobiah
(Greek: Τωβίας/Tobias), calling himself "Azarias the son of the great Ananias." During the
course of the journey the archangel's protective influence is shown in many ways including
the binding of a demon in the desert of upper Egypt. After returning and healing the blind
Tobit, Azarias makes himself known as "the angel Raphael, one of the seven, who stand
before the Lord" Tobit 12:15. He is venerated as Saint Raphael the Archangel.
Regarding the healing powers attributed to Raphael, we have his declaration to Tobit
(Tobit, 12) that he was sent by the Lord to heal him of his blindness and to deliver Sarah,
his future daughter-in-law, from the demon Asmodeus, who kills every man she marries
on their wedding night before the marriage can be consummated.
In the New Testament, only the archangels Gabriel and Michael are mentioned by name
(Luke 1:9–26; Jude 1:9). Later manuscripts of John 5:1–4 refer to the pool at Bethesda,
where the multitude of the infirm lay awaiting the moving of the water, for "an angel of
the Lord descended at certain times into the pond; and the water was moved. And he that
went down first into the pond after the motion of the water was made whole of whatsoever
infirmity he lay under." Because of the healing role assigned to Raphael, this particular
angel is generally associated with the archangel.
Raphael is sometimes shown as standing atop a large fish or holding a caught fish at the
end of a line. This is a reference to the Book of Tobit (Tobias), where he told Tobias to
catch a fish, and then uses the gallbladder to heal Tobit's eyes, and to drive away
Asmodeus by burning the heart and liver.
Due to his actions in the Book of Tobit and the Gospel of John, St. Raphael is accounted
patron of travelers, the blind, happy meetings, nurses, physicians, medical workers,
matchmakers, Christian marriage, and Catholic studies. As a particular enemy of the
devil, he was revered in Catholic Europe as a special protector of Catholic sailors:
on a corner of Venice's famous Doge's Palace, there is a relief depicting Raphael
holding a scroll on which is written: Efficia fretum quietum. (“Keep the Gulf quiet”)
On July 8, 1497, when Vasco Da Gama set forth from Lisbon with his four ship fleet
to sail to India, the flagship was named—at the King of Portugal's insistence—the
St. Raphael. When the flotilla reached the Cape of Good Hope on October 22,
the sailors disembarked and erected a column in the archangel's honor.
The little statue of St. Raphael that accompanied Da Gama on the voyage is now
in the Naval Museum in Lisbon.
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