Angelic Hierarchy

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  • Principalities – The kings/ rulers.
  • Dominions – Rulers,
  • Virtues – High judge,
  • Archon – Bringers of judgement.
  • Powers – Enforcers of the law.
  • Thrones – spreading the law in the rightful place.
  • Watchers – Guardians of the universe.

We are familiar with the concept of one king who rules everything on Earth. This is comparable to the Angelic principality, they rule over their kingdoms and like on Earth there are many. The dominions are comparable to the presidents and the leaders who care for the larger areas within kingdoms while the virtues are as the congress, the angels who enforce the law. Under the Virtues are the Archons, Angels who bring forth judgement. The Powers function as the parliament enforcing the laws upon other beings while group of thrones act as the mayors instilling the laws to the rightful place within their realm. Those closest to Earth are known as the protectors, the guardians and the watchers, the name already explaining what exactly their task is within their hierarchy.

Differences between Archangel, Principality and Dominion;

The most popular rank are the Archangels, the Celestial princes and princesses of the universe, leaders of their legion. These beings of pure intent have an authority to which they listen. The king, the main ruler to which the Archangel listens is the principality of the domain in which the Archangels legion works. The Archangel is as a prince following the king’s commands. This happens within any realm, like armies and kingdoms no matter the size or force. It is the Archangel who carries out the orders of the Principality to the Dominion and the dominion after agreeing will then pass it down to their angel whom hands the order over to the Powers. This is how an order goes down the hierarchy carried to each rank by different angels. In some matters there are different Archangels who bring the order from the principality all the way to the guardians which is why these Angels can travel along the hierarchy a gift none of the other Angels possess. The Principality has the ultimate say over the realm, but the different insight of other angels are considered for they reside closest to the realm of the living; Earth. This is the same way a prayer works though they go up the hierarchy while orders are passed down.  

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The Archangels within the hierarchy;

When you look at the popular hierarchy most spiritualists share you will discover the Archangels as the last or second last rank within the hierarchy. A position that was misinterpreted during the discovery of these old texts for these Celestial princes often serve as commanders and thus cannot be in the bottom of the list. These Angels can have a place anywhere in the hierarchy, there are those who choose to stand by those closest to Earth while others stand next to the principality of their realm. Each Archangel has their own vibration and are known to work in the realm their Legion protects. They are considered to be the most important of ranks because they are leaders, and they rule. Yet the Archangel has someone to answer too much like every other Angelic being in the universe. These Angels are often portrait with two energy extensions ‘wings’ even though the amount of wings one being has isn’t based on the race but on the Angels heavenly duty therefor any race can have any amount of wings.

How does this work?

One of the questions I’ve heard from some of my students is the question how does it work? How does my prayer reach the correct Angel, Celestial being or god himself?

When one asks the Angels for assistance the prayer send will reach the guardians first for they are the closest to the living. If they have the power to offer a solution they will unless it is something that has to do with change in the person’s destiny, contract with another soul or if it involves karmic change. The Guardian takes the prayer to the virtues when the matter is serious and needs their involvement. The Virtues will weigh out what to do before handing this prayer over to the thrones. These Angels research what area in the soul’s life it would influence and what will work everything thing surrounding the karmic path out. After they have worked out the correct way to assist without influencing the karmic path of the soul this prayer is passed on to the Powers who are those who deliver judgment good or bad.

The Dominions are those who have the last meeting in which they share what was done in the principalities realm. It’s the principality who gives they okay and then hands it back to the Dominion who passes the orders to assist with this prayer down to the guardian who was the first to receive the message. It is the Guardian and the souls spirit guide who will work at the solution solving the person’s problem within the order of the principal.


With that explained we come to a different topic, the channeling of Angels. You can see the difficulty for anyone channeling an Angel after having explained the Hierarchy. These high vibrational beings wouldn’t have the authority or ability to connect and communicate through a highly developed psychic without the connection to the Angelic realm or the practice it takes for one to work on their level. They are messengers known to work in different realms and only intercede on your account. Often it is the spirit guide giving the message that was shared in the name of a Archangel, sometimes it could be one of their legion who is close to the Earthly planes. Though all of this depends on the person, their devotion and energy for there are those who truly are the messengers of Archangels send to Earth to spread their word.

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