Archangels (pronounced ark-angels) are a group of heavenly beings in the Celestial Choir hierarchy.
The nine celestial choirs are groups of beings who do God's work and sing his praises. I was surprised to learn that Archangels are just on the second rung of this hierarchical ladder. When I tell you the other choirs you will probably recognize some of them.
The celestial choir of Angels are on the first rung of the ladder, then just above them are the Archangels. The third rung is the celestial choir of Principalities, then there is the choir of Virtues. Above them is the celestial choir of Powers and then Dominions. Next is the choir of Thrones and then there are the Cherubim. The highest choir is the Seraphim, who are in the closest proximity to God.
It's likely that we hear more about angels than any other choir because their job is to help us, so they are closest to our earthly level. The choir of angels is divided into bands, each with an archangel in charge.
As you may have noticed, heaven is very organized, and it won't surprise you to know that heavenly beings all have a specific job to do. Each of these magnificent beings serve on a certain ray (aspect of God). They also have spiritual retreats or homes in the etheric realm (heaven-world) above certain powerful places on earth. Here's a summary of the seven. To learn more about an archangel, click on his name.
If you're particularly interested in working with these heavenly beings, I highly recommend the book How To Work With Angels by Elizabeth Clare Prophet. It's small and packs in all the essential info in an easy-to-read manner with real life examples.
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Anyway, as you can see, these seven are extremely helpful beings with a variety of skills. I find that when I call to them my day runs more smoothly. Just saying their names out loud will bring them into your life. I call to them three times each in the morning and this sets my day off right.
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You can say a prayer to ask the angels to take you to the etheric retreats for learning while you sleep.
"In the name of my Holy Christ Self, I call to the mighty Presence of God I AM in me and to the angels to take me in my soul consciousness to the etheric retreat of Archangel Michael located at Banff and Lake Louise, Canada.*
I ask that I be charged and recharged with the will of God. And I ask you to: (insert your personal questions or problems). I ask that all information necessary for the fulfillment of my divine plan be released to my outer waking consciousness as it is required. I thank you and I accept it done this hour in full power."
*Substitute the names and their retreat locations, found on the pages in this section.
If you want to get closer to the angelic hosts you can play their keynote, the classical music piece "Bridal Chorus" from 'Lohengrin' by Wagner.
The Summit Lighthouse offers a free online video series featuring detailed information about angels, which I recommend if you'd like to learn more. The series is also available as a podcast on iTunes (link opens within the iTunes program if you have it installed) so you can watch and listen on the go.
Learn about other kinds of divine help in the Spiritual Guides section.