We’ve got many examples of Bible stories about the angels, and they’re doing various things. First, we know that angels are spiritual beings and have no body structure. But in fiction or books, they appear human and can transform into any shape or look. Whereas humans have bodies and spirits, angels are only spirits.
Angels are eternal, but God created them. Intelligence beings can think and act independently, and the word angel means messenger. They’re often doing that in the religious book and sending messages. So they send messages to God’s people on behalf of God. The guardian angels assigned to each one of us are serving God and helping God by bringing us closer to Him.
In angel fiction or romance, angels represent very differently for the story purpose. Readers love to see angels as heroes, but sometimes we see them as villains. The most exciting and popular angel-based movie is Lucifer, which I watched on Netflix and enjoyed very much. If you have not watched it yet, watch it, and if you want to read books on angels, stay with me till last. I have some Angel Oracle Cards recommendations and reading tips for you as a gift.
7 Books About Angels
I have some books that are religious-based and some fictional that are story-based. So the first four books are ritual, and the last three are fictional/romance. I’m going to talk to you about a couple of them do cover ritual magic with angels, summoning, invoking, and working with their energies. Some are only encyclopedias that cover content, information, myths, and legends into stories.
So there’s a nice variety here. I recommend always having one book covering all the stories, myths, and legends. To properly research the angel you’re planning to work with before working with it. The same with any demonic forces as well. Make sure you research thoroughly and have looked into it before going ahead. Let’s read the top 7 books on angels.
|Name||Key Focus||Review (Goodreads)|
|Encyclopedia of Angels||The author identifies the process of angels, references, and their roles.||4.0|
|A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels||The book covers exorcisms, prayers, spells for manufacturing, use of magic, carpets, etc.||4.1|
|The Book of Angels||A colorful gothic book that represents Phoenix, Dragons, music, arts, dance, and angel alphabets.||4.2|
|An Angel Treasury||An angelic book with the hierarchy of the angels: fallen angels and archangels.||4.0|
|Shadow Angel||A human-angel romance story where the heroine accidentally meets an angel.||4.2|
|Angels & Demons||A historical suspense book that scientifically solves many murder mysteries.||3.9|
|Angel Numbers||A numerology book explains the angel’s message through repeated numbers.||4.3|
1. Encyclopedia of Angels
Encyclopedia of Angels is the best book about angels that discusses spirituality in various ways. Author Richard Webster is quite famous in the magical community. I have three of his books, and I find him dry as a writer, but his information is informative and very accurate. He does do his research, and he spends a lot of time as a researcher as well. So when he goes out of his way to do his books, he spends a lot of time planning them, mapping them, and ensuring the content is correct.
This book provides a lot of information and discovers the roles of angels in various spiritual texts and religions throughout history. Also, it gives you four invocations to work with at the back of the book, but no content on how to do them, no ritual format, and no safe method to invoke these forces. So that showed me a little laziness on the writer’s part.
Richard gives you content to look at on other pages that connect to various other angels so you can gain a bigger story, a bigger picture from each angel. So it’s good to keep it as a reference, but I don’t use this one to identify an angel. If you had an angel approach you or a force you believed to be an angel and didn’t know their name, you would have to go through this book to figure out your choice.
Author: Richard Webster
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (Illustrated Edition)
Tropes: Spirit Guides, Parapsychology
Number Of Pages: 264
Item Weight: 12 ounces
Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
Available: Paperback | Kindle
2. A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels
A Dictionary of Angels is a book that covers rituals, spells, invocations, incantations, and ways to work with your angels. Moreover, it gives you many pencils at the back of the book that you can work with to figure out which angle you want. How will you work with that angel and what they rule over?
The author talks about exorcisms, prayers, the serpent of conjunction, spells for manufacturing, use of magic, carpets, invocation for love, angels to work with for love, conjugation of the sword, mystical seals, death invocation, and conjugation of good spirits. So, this book has a lot of information and some nice artwork.
The artwork is not in color, but it tells you where it comes from and what it depicts. Then you also sometimes get some symbols throughout the book that relate to the angels. The author also gives you symbols for the angels and the different stars, planets, and energies. He talks to you about positive and negative angels, as well as the archangels, the regular angels, the serifs, and the virtues. So, the book is jam-packed and full of information. I enjoyed the pencils at the back and all the information.
Author: Gustav Davidson
Publisher: Free Press
Tropes: Angelology, Demonology, Inspiration
Number Of Pages: 386
Item Weight: 1.53 pounds
Dimensions: 7.38 x 1.1 x 9.25 inches
Available: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle
3. The Book of Angels
The Book of Angels is holographic and follows the beginning archangels and angelic law. Throughout the book, you get gothic, bright, colorful artwork and designs. All the content and information has come from the Bible or references worldwide to the angels. These are all the main archangels talk to you about how Phoenix and Dragons connect to angels and how they are also higher beings.
Author talks to you about the series and all the different ruling areas of life that rule in music, arts, dance, and angel alphabets. So despite it being more aimed at kids, I loved it because the content is good. The stories that myths and legends tell you about the different angels and go through stories about them. Also, you can learn more about Lucifer in detail.
If angels are something you want children to get interested in or they’re already interested in angels, this book would be great. There was many law and content that gave you biblical tales. The artwork alone is stunning, and the stories are quite accurate. Even if you’re not religious and you don’t particularly believe in angels, it is still a beautiful book to have in your collection.
Author: Todd Jordan
Publisher: Union Square & Co. (First Edition)
Tropes: Occult, Paranormal, Angelology
Number Of Pages: 137
Available: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle
4. An Angel Treasury: A Celestial Collection of Inspirations, Encounters, and Heavenly Lore
An Angel Treasury was written in 2004, so it is quite an odd book now. Chapter one frequently asked questions about angels. Chapter two covers angels of assistance, angels that help with life problems. Then there is an eight A-Z guide on the angels by their names. Author Jacky Newcomb is known as the Angel Lady. She goes more in-depth about the translation and gives you the original names in foreign languages.
The book represents the hierarchy of the angels and the cherubs and what are cherubs. Also, you get to know the traditional roles of the archangels, how many archangels are there, and their names. Then it describes the seven fallen angels, who were the fallen angels, and how many fallen angels were there.
The author talks about Jewish traditions, the New Testament, the Kabbalah, Christianity, and Catholic beliefs. So there’s a lot of information in this book, and she gives you ways to work with the angels ritualistically in spells to invite them into your dreams and figure out which angels relate to you most. Avoid the hardcover because of poor quality, but the paperback is excellent for color, font, binding, and cover.
Author: Jacky Newcomb
Tropes: Astrology, Age Channeling
Number Of Pages: 236
Available: Paperback | Kindle
5. Shadow Angel
Shadow Angel is about an angel falling in love with a human. There are three-part to this book. The first brings us to a turning point in the main character Tatum’s life. Tatum lives with her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and she’s afraid to leave her alone. So she is this teenager working in a diner and homeschooling to be home as often as possible with her grandmother. One day she goes out to work and gets attacked on the way home on the subway.
Tatum discovers that angels and demons exist. This is a world where specific families grow up, and they have the choice to attend one of two academies. They go to the light academy, and they would learn to battle the demons when they show up in our world. They would become bodyguards for the demons if she attended the Shadow Academy. Not so much that they are helping the demons as they don’t stop them when they come here. So Tatum has to choose before she turns 18.
Then she finds out that her grandmother has been cursed, and if she doesn’t attend the Shadow Academy, her grandmother will die. So she’s got this impossible choice, and she meets many other teenagers involved in this world. One very young man, the son of the dean at the Academy, has lots of sexy tension between these two. So you have a brave heroine who finds herself in a situation where she has no idea what’s going on but is willing to do what it takes.
Author: Leia Stone
Tropes: Paranormal romance, Arc, YA
Number Of Pages: 368
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle
6. Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon)
Angels And Demons is the first of Dan Brown’s thrillers with Robert Langdon. In this case, we’re in Italy and going through St Peter’s Square, and the pope’s involved in the Catholic Church. In terms of writing style, it’s a page-turner, and you want to finish in one sitting. The chapters are, on average, 3 to 4 pages each, except for a few chapters, but it keeps you moving.
I’m intrigued by the symbology of the Illuminati and the capture. It goes from the rivalry between scientific scientists and the scientific world with the Catholic Church. So you’ve got the faith-based religion and the power of the Catholic Church versus science and the scientists working out of secret labs. Then you’ve got some other things that put Robert Langdon on the trail, and it becomes your thriller story. The first quarter is backStory, and then you get into the thrilling part where it’s one scene after the next.
So not much of it all takes place in one single night. The story was great. That keeps you on your toes. The only negative side is the storyline because the ending was a little bit predictable. I felt a little rush toward the end. Dan Brown had done a nice job with this series, and it went undiscovered for a while until The Da Vinci Code blew up.
Author: Dan Brown
Narrator: Richard Poe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Tropes: Suspense, Historical Thrillers, Crime, Adventure
Number Of Pages: 736
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Mass Market Paperback
7. Angel Numbers: The Message and Meaning Behind 11:11 and Other Number Sequences
Angel Numbers is about angels and numerology, explaining the angel’s message through matching or repeated numbers. If you look at the digital clock, it’s a little bit more unique. Your thoughts and intentions are magnified at this time. Focus on what you love, not what you fear. If you look at Doreen Virtue’s version, the number brings you an urgent message that your thoughts are manifesting instantly. So keep your mindset focused on your desires and give any fearful thoughts to Heaven for transmutation.
When you get 1111, that does mean something, but it’s not covered in this book. The author goes up from 1 to 99, and there’s no reference the 11:11 or 12:12 when you get 5:55. Once you start seeing number sequences, it is hard not to see them. Whether you believe in angels or not, it’s fun to see if the message in the numbers resonates with you.
Author: Kyle Gray
Publisher: Hay House UK
Tropes: Divination, Self Help, Reference
Number Of Pages: 320
Available: Paperback | Kindle
Angel Oracle Cards/Tarot
How to do an Oracle card reading? Before identifying your angel message, collect some awesome cards that I provided below.
I will explain it in five easy steps so that it’s accurate and you can have confidence in your reading.
1. You want to pick the right deck for you, and if you only have one deck, that’s awesome. If you have multiple decks, you survey them and then choose which one jumps out at you. When people say jump out at you, it’s usually which one draws your attention first. Don’t second guess it. Only use that one. If you’ve never had any Oracle cards before, what you want to do is go online and do a similar thing.
Then notice which one jumps out at you. Don’t overthink it. You can read the back if you want. But whatever one jumps out at you, which one draws your attention? Go with that one.
2. You want to decide how you will draw the cards. Every card deck for me likes to be drawn a different way. Some shuffled aggressively, and some of them spread out. Then chosen from there. So you’re going to want to decide how you’re going to choose the card.
3. You want to decide on what spread you will do? I would suggest if you’re starting, do something simple. Either card for that day, and you can tell your angels what you want me to know today? What would be beneficial for me to know that would help me today? It can be as simple as that, or it could be an intention for a specific question, and you draw one card for the answer.
The other spread that I would highly recommend is a three-card spread. It’s used a lot in Oracle card readings. Tarot multiple different card decks can be used in a three-card spread. A three-card spread is very simple, and you can also designate different spots for different things. For instance, a three-card spread could be used for past, present, and future. So you could do that maybe on Sunday night or Monday.
Another way you can do a three-card spread is to designate each card for something. Card number one could be a financial or career. Card number two could be love life, and card number three could be health and well-being.
4. After drawing the cards, flip them over and pause for a second. Look at the cards and see if anything comes up for you. What’s the first thing you notice? What’s the first thing you feel? Do you hear anything? Any impressions you’re getting from the cards?
Before you look into what each card means from the guidebook, notice that first. See if anything comes up because you don’t want to miss out on that beautiful opportunity to get your intuition going and connect with the unique message card has for you for that day.
5. After reviewing the card, look at the pictures, grab the guidebook and read what it says about that card. Whatever messages come through, you want to hone in on those couple sentences or words that stick out to you. Those are the messages that are most important for you that day.
The best thing you can do is have confidence in your first impressions. As you develop your skill, your intuition will heighten, and it’ll get better and better.
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