About the preparation:
These traditional Saint Michael medals have been blessed in Michael's lamp, set before his altar, lit, and prayed over since September 2021. They are infused with the oil of his lamp, which has been fixed with Michael's several seals, sigils and magic squares, as well as a 21-part blend of herbs, roots, berries and resins, giving the medals a sweet and spiced fragrance.
This batch of medals was added to the lamp in September, 2021.
About the Archangel Michael:
The Archangel is the ultimate champion of Goodness - the very divine light of God manifested in the material realm. He is spoken of across the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, who all regard him as a source of protection and salvation.
In the 400+ year old Ethiopian Gondar Homiliary (known as the Homiliary of the Archangel Michael), it is revealed that Michael is the angel of the Lord who brought about the biblical miracles commemorated in the Book of Exodus. We learn it was Michael who appeared to Moses in the burning bush, who parted the Red Sea, and who brought judgement upon the gods of the oppressors.
A millenium earlier, Michael appeared to the faithful of Europe, driving away demons and evil spirits and even famously driving a deadly plague away from Italy.
In the 6th century, Pope Gregory I conducted a procession with incense around Rome, holding aloft an icon of the Virgin Mother. Upon concluding the procession, Gregory received a vision of Michael sheathing his bloodied sword, and knew with certain faith that the plague was defeated and driven from Rome.
Archangel Michael - who is himself mi ca El - like unto God - who was revealed to Moses as the esh b'hasneh (the fire in the bush) and guided and guarded the children is Israel as the ammud ha'esh (pillar of fire) as we set out through the wilderness, from slavery to the land promised by the sacred covenant - is charged with driving away evil and darkness, with trampling the wicked underfoot, and with transporting the souls of the departed to the afterlife. In Islam, if is said his body is covered not with hair but with thousands of tiny tongues that plead constantly for mercy for the souls he shepherds.
He appears throughout many African Diasporic traditions both as a figure with whom others are syncretized (Agayu, Belie Belcan, and other celestial warriors), and in his own right as San Miguel.
When Moses died, it's said Satan and Saint Michael each came to claim him. Michael - being all that is good - could not be tempted to anger by the adversary, and said simply, "The Lord rebuke you," by which the prince of delusions was cast back into Hell.
As such, he is the patron of protectors - soldiers, firefighters, police, etc - and all those who do not hesitate to face down evil and wickedness on behalf of the Holy light.
Brother Moses never disappoints, another wonderful item, thank you
Moses never disappoints, thank you brother
I love this medal. Perfectly anointed, and protected. Thank you!
It came exactly as described, although I thought it would come with a chain or string of some kind so I could wear it straight out of the box. Not an issue really, more for your information.
I added this to my necklace which contains a tektike / moldavite shard until i have a separate necklace for it.
I really do like the medal. looking forward to getting a nice chain to go with it.