Archangel Raphael Relief
Archangel RAPHAEL IN A HEALING POSE
This beautiful piece is intricately modeled after the original Archangel Raphael relief located at the L.A. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. 1600 A.D. Created from cultured marble, this stunning relief depicts Archangel Raphael floating over an unseen patient, preparing to offer his healing powers. His nurturing facial expression and demeanor is reminiscent of the healing pose often apparent in artworks of Archangel Raphael. This exquisite relief is available in hand painted pastel color or natural stone. It measures roughly 13" high x 8" wide and weighs approximately 5 lbs.
History Of Archangel Raphael
Raphael means “God heals.” This identity came about because of the
biblical story which claims that he "healed" the earth when it was
defiled by the sins of the fallen angels in the apocryphal book of
Enoch. Raphael is also identified as the angel who moved the waters of
the healing sheep pool. Archangel Raphael heals physical, emotional and spiritual
problems, and is sometimes known as the “divine physician.” Raphael is
credited with the healing of our beloved Earth and all of her
inhabitants. He begins with purifying our minds and erasing false
beliefs. All healing facilities and practitioners (both traditional and
alternative) are guided and helped by Archangel Raphael. Your call upon Archangel
Raphael invokes his presence to clear blocks within the energy body so
that the flow of universal life-force energy can heal both the cause of
the block and its physical manifestation. Health and vitality are your
natural state of being. Your symptoms give clues to help you find causes
of imbalance. Ask Archangel Raphael to guide you with clarity and love in your
process of healing and feel free to invoke him for the healing of others
Raphael usually intervenes when people are wounded or in pain, and some say he still visits hospitals, ministering to the sick and injured. He also comforts those in spiritual pain or in wrenching emotional ordeals. He has been called the "Angel of the Sun" because of his ability to rekindle the spark of life in sick bodies. And his reputation for performing "medical miracles" has also earned him the title of the "Angel of Science and Knowledge".
Archangel Raphael is one of seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord. He was sent by God to help Tobit, Tobiah and Sarah. At the time, Tobit was blind and Tobiah's betrothed, Sarah, had had seven bridegrooms perish on the night of their weddings. Archangel Raphael accompanied Tobiah into Media disguised as a man named Azariah. Raphael helped him through his difficulties and taught him how to safely enter marriage with Sarah. Tobiah said that Archangel Raphael caused him to have his wife and that he gave joy to Sarah's parents for driving out the evil spirit in her. He also gave Raphael credit for his father's seeing the light of heaven and for receiving all good things through his intercession. Besides Archangel Raphael, Michael and Gabriel are the only Archangels mentioned by name in the bible.
Archangel Raphael is believed to have healed Abraham after his circumcision. Raphael also healed Jacob when he dislocated his hip after wrestling with an angel. Raphael is both a teacher and a healer. He taught Tobias how to heal his father. He teaches us how to heal ourselves from the self-inflicted wounds we create through our actions. He also heals the wounds of all mankind and has been called the Guardian Angel of Humanity. It is likely that Archangel Raphael was the angel who entered the pool at Bethesda. The first person to enter the water at this famous healing center after the angel had disturbed it was instantly cured of whatever disease he had (John 5:2-4).> Raphael manages the Virtues order of angels. He is affectionately known for his powers of healing and for saving people from danger. Because of his knack for rescuing those in unfamiliar territory or dire straits, he is also said to protect travelers.
He is also the patron of the blind, of happy meetings, of nurses, of physicians and of travelers. Archangel Raphael's loving personality outshines his physical characteristics; he is often described as being friendly, amusing, gentle and kind. These qualities also make him the Archangel best suited to overseeing the host of guardian angels.