“The Holy Guardian Angel is more than the projected image of our perfected self, or the voice of our conscience. It’s more than the inherent, innocent knowledge of right and wrong. It is more than the divine ear that hears us when we look to heaven and pray ‘oh God if you get me out of this I’ll never do anything so stupid again’.
But what that ‘more than‘ is, is difficult to discuss.
“Get your angel and have him explain” seems to be the advice of the Abramelin ritual.
Nevertheless since Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel is of such supreme importance to the spiritual career of the of the aspirant, it might be helpful to see how the concept might be more clearly illustrated. To do this I will briefly review the kabbalistic principles as they relate to the fundamental document of hermeticism, The Emerald Tablet of Hermes.
From Lon DuQuette (from The Golden Dawn Journal, The Art of Hermes): “Originally presented in the book of “The Secret Magic of Abramelin the Mage”; as an illustration of the basic format structure of the Abramelin operation, I used the Emerald Tablet of Hermes.”
Secret Keys of Freemasonry by Manly Palmer Hall. “
“The ancient Greek word “Daemon – daimon.” was originally referred to as a lesser deity or guiding spirit. To Plato Πλάτων 426-347.B.C.E, the etymology and origin of this term meant, to be knowing, wise or intelligent or more appropriately to be inspired or motivated by a spiritual Force or Genius. Interestingly, Apollonius of Tyana Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Τυανεύς. c. 15-100.A.D and Socrates Σωκρᾰ́της. c. 470-399.B.C.E, both claimed to have a daimonion, which was Seen as the “favour of the gods.” literally, a “divine something.”
Socrates often said that this inner voice was born with him and that it frequently warned him against mistakes. As according to Socrates, the Daimon was not an evil spirit or malevolent spirit, but rather a friend, and a counsellor or guardian spirit. Thought to be assigned to each person at their birth. For the Greeks divided daimons into two categories, either being benevolent or malevolent. Intriguingly these spirits are said to resemble that of the jinn or genie of Arab folklore… (( interestingly the word ‘Genius’ is derived from the Arabic term for Genie.)) In today’s terms through psychological understanding, the term daimon – daemon, whether good or bad, has come to represent an elemental force which contains within it an irrepressible drive towards individuation.”