The Celestial Hierarchy
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Published: January 26, 2009

The following article is a an excerpt from my book "The Occult Labyrinth":


In the monotheistic religions, we acknowledge a system adopted from two original texts: the Heavenly Hierarchies by Dionysius, and the Summa Theologica by Thomas of Aquino. According to this system, there are nine celestial orders, circling around a celestial core that is God. The nine celestial orders can be divided into three triads: the Highest Triad, containing Serafs [1], Cherubs [2] and Thrones [3], the Medium Triad, containing Dominions [4], Virtues [5], and Powers [6], and the lowest choirs of the Celestial Intelligences, the Lowest Triad, containing Principalities [7], Archangels [8] and Angels [9]. Those of the Highest Triad (Serafs, Cherubs and Thrones) dwell eternally in the presence of God, and cleave to Him. They are the most exalted of the Hierarchies and are immediately about God and nearest to Him above all others. Therefore they receive the First Light, which is the unfiltered Holy Light of the Godhead. The next triad (Dominions, Virtues and Powers) receive God's Holy Light through the first triad and reflect the Holy Light unto the third triad (Principalities, Archangels and Angels), who reflect the Holy Light unto us, mortals.



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AvSkyggene's avatar
Fascinating. How goes the book?
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MartinSilvertantProfessional General Artist
I quit writing or doing research. Right now I'm far too busy with school and artwork. I will possibly continue in the summer vacation.
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Ah. Makes sense. Just give shout if you get it to the presses. I'll definitely be interested in a copy.
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really really informative and interesting. I'm definitely buying this mate.
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MartinSilvertantProfessional General Artist
I'm glad you find it interesting!
Noctumanie's avatar
sounds interesting... we'll see.
keep up the good work!
regards..
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i would love to have a copy of it! ;)
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MartinSilvertantProfessional General Artist
I'm glad the response so far is good.
AvSkyggene's avatar
Sounds like a new addition to my "To Read" list.
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MartinSilvertantProfessional General Artist
Glad to hear that.
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FagertveitHobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds really interesting! What sort of distribution will you have for the book? Would be great to purchase when it's out!
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MartinSilvertantProfessional General Artist
I will try to get it released through Ixaxaar, and perhaps some labels would like to distribute it. I'm not really thinking about that yet though. It might take me a couple of years to finish the book, or it might even not happen at all. So I will focus on writing first...
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FagertveitHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, first things first hehe, Well I'm looking forward to read it when it's done never the less! Be sure to give me a heads up when it's in print!
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I'm quite intrigued by your preface, my friend :)
are you going to publish the rest of the chapters online also, or do we have to wait until it's finished and buy it :D
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MartinSilvertantProfessional General Artist
You will most likely have to wait for the book to be released, however, I might not be able to prevent myself from posting another little part later ;)
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