The Angel Metatron

Metatron (Other variations on his name are; Metatetron, Merraton, and Metaraon.) In researching the angel Metatron I found the tales were very different. I found at least two separate versions exist. The first version states he came into being when God created the world.The second claims that he was first a human named Enoch and eventually was transformed into a fiery angel. Metatron was considered by the Kabbalists to be at the crown of the Kabbalah, or Tree of Existence as the Angel of the Lord. In this role he was siad to have given the Kabbalah to humankind. He was considered to be closest to the throne of God. Metatron is also known as the first and last of the Archangels and is variously called that Chancellor of Heaven, the Angel of the Covenant and the King of Angels. He was considered the most powerful of angels. In the second version of the story he was Enoch who had been taken up by God and given a coronet, 72 wings and innumberable eyes. His flesh was transformed into flame, his sinews into fire, his bones into embers. He was surrounded by storm, whirlwinds, thunder and lightning. His size is extraordinary, as wide and long as the Earth itself. Metatron has also been identified as the Liberating Angel and the one who wrestled with Jacob; the one who stayed Abraham's hand from sacrificing his son Isaac; and the one who led the Hebrews through the forty years in the wilderness. He has also been credited with the authorship of Psalms 37:25. Enoch had been a scribe, and as Metatron he continued his functions, becoming the heavenly scribe who resides in the 7th Heaven and transcibes all heavenly and earthly events. He may be shown with a pen in his hand, recording the deeds of our life in a book, rather as many people describe the Akashic Records. He was to be seated at the entrance of the seventh (highest) heaven upon a magnificent throne and all who approached the throne of God should first approach him, for he was henceforth the prince of wisdom and the prince of understanding. The Lord turned him into a burning, living flame, his sinews like the hottest of fire, his eyes like torches, and his flesh the very essence of heat. Sitting next to God, Enoch was instructed in wisdom, and using his skills as a scribe, prepared three hundred and sixty-six books. When he learned everything, a most significant thing happened. God revealed to him great secrets -- some of which are even kept secret from the angels! These included the secrets of Creation, the duration of time the world will survive, and what will happen after its demise. At the end of these discussions, Enoch returned to earth for a limited time, to instruct everyone, including his sons, in all he learned. After thirty days, the angels returned him to Heaven. Metatron's primary area of control is chanelling. This may not seem obvious, but what is his primary role? Channeling the orders of God to those who cannot face God's presence. Thus, Metatron is good to call on for advice on and can help unblock energy that is stuck. Also, when one is having difficulty believing that they can reach and feel the energy of God, Metatron is an excellent angel to call upon for assistance in bringing the energy of God into your life. Metatron helps us communicate wirh God and brings God's presence to us and to open up our hearts in order to better recieve this guidence. In some Jewish literature his name is taken to another form of God, and over 100 synonyms have been found for his name - whose origin itself is very obscure. In some books he is even called the 'lesser Yahweh' - perhaps equating him with the Gnostic Demi-Urge - God of the earthly regions. Metatron seems to have taken over many characteristics originally attributed to the Angel Jahoel, one of the Angels of the Presence, that is one of the Angels that are said to stand before God. Jahoel was sometimes said to be the chief of the Seraphim (a role also ascribed to Seraphiel), and to be in charge of the heavenly choir. He was also responsible for holding Leviathen in check, the monster that is said will swallow the sould of sinners on Judgement Day. These duties all came to be associated with Metatron. Other functions ascribed to Metatron are as Minister to the Throne of Glory, as chief of the Guardian Angels of the '70 peoples of the world', as a minister of wisdom and as the teacher of children who die too soon. When invoked, Metatron appears as a column of fire and is the chief angel to the dead and dying.As with all mythological characters Metatron is a Magician. There is a legend that speaks of two evil Egyptian sorcerers who used their advanced knowledge of magic to ascend to heaven. Such was their strength that neither Michael nor Gabriel could expel them. Metatron, however, broke their spells and cast out the impudent Egyptians. For this reason, Metatron is considered by some to be superior to most of the angels, including Michael, Gabriel, and Uriel. Omens of millennium :the gnosis of angels, dreams, and resurrection by Harold Bloom The Angel Experience by Terry Taylor Metatrón by: Philip Potdevin Segura 1995 Revelations of the Metatron by: Gary Sornson, John Rossner, Miguel Sanchez Behold Metatron: The Recording Angel by: Sol Yurick December, 1985 Revelations of the Metatron Author: ANONYMOUS The Encyclopedia of Angels, Second Edition Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Foreword by Lisa Schwebel, Ph.D., Professor of Religion, Hunter College, City University of New York (Preface by John Rossner, Ph.D). 1996 Bunson, Matthew. 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