The Breath of God
Above all, Raphael’s legends paint a picture of a healer. Often represented with the “Golden Vial of Balm”, and a pilgrim’s staff, Raphael has an apparent charge to heal the Earth. He was the angel who healed Abraham’s pain of circumcision, cured Jacob’s thigh after being wrestled by Samael, and gave the medical book, “The Book of the Angel Raziel” to Noah. Raphael also provided Solomon with a magic ring, the Pentalpha, in order to build his temple. He is one of the Princes of the Presence, healing, joy, miracles, grace, patron of travellers, and ruler of the 2nd Heaven.