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Wall - He is a grande duke in hell, formerly in the order of Powers. He alone commands 36 legions of infernal spirits, & when he is invoked he comes in the form of a dromedary. His manifestation is shown in De Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal.

Wallim - He is an angel who serves & resides in the 1st heaven.

Warrior Angel, The - [Michael, Tzadkiel]

Warriors - It is the name of an order (not a choir) of angels.

Watchers (Grigori) - A group of angels who watch over creations. They never sleep & have been known to be easily corruptible. The most famous of these where the Grigori. Originally, these 200 watchers were sent to observe but not mingle, but felt compassion for men & started teaching them the ways of Heaven; an act that was not supported by God. In fear of God’s wrath upon them they swore an oath to be all equally guilty of any transgressions, meaning none could escape punishment as long as one was punished. When they started cohabiting with mortal women, the woman gave birth to Nephilim, a few of these offspring where gentle & radiant; combined by the frailty of man & the evolved nature of the angels. The rest of the Nephilim were giants, which had the strength of the angels but the ruthlessness of men, & they corrupted the earth. These Grigori were later punished by the greater angels according to God’s command, some of them are in prisons in the third heaven, others are trapped inside tombs in the earth, & a few are said to be walking the earth as creatures. Because of their great oath, the Grigori are doomed to endure these punishments until their judgement. Noah was (according to Genesis Apocryphon) suspected to be one of the gentle Nephilim. Created by the union of an angel with Noah’s mother “Bat-Enosh.” Noah’s father Lamech spoke that at Noah’s birth, the room became illuminated & Noah started conversing (in prayer) with “the lord of righteousness” & that his likeness was of “the angels of Heaven.” . Other such stories about these watchers say that they were originally sent down to teach man (The book of Jubilees) & that this was not their first transgression. In Enoch I, there were 7 watchers who fell because they failed to appear on time for certain tasks appointed to them. Some rabbinic & kabbalistic lore speak of good and evil watchers. The Good watchers are stationed in the fifth heaven, while the evil watchers remain in the prisons (hell) of the third heaven. Chief among the good watchers are: Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Michael, Zerachiel, Gabriel, Remiel, Ariel & Raziel. Chief among the evil watchers are: Azazel, Semyaza, Shamshiel, Kokabel, Sariel, & Satanil. In Daniel 4:13-17, the Hebrew prophet speaks of a watcher whom he saw in a vision coming down from Heaven with “a decree of the watchers” See also: Grigori, Nephilim.

Weatta - In the sixth & seventh Books of Moses, he is an angel of the seal.

Weighing angel - [Dokiel, Michael]

Wezynna - A ministering angel summoned in cabalistic rites.

Wheels - The Ofanim. Also known as “the many eyed ones.” They are equated with the Seraphim, the Cherubim & the Thrones. The Zohar ranks them as above the Seraphim. More often than anything they are associated with the cherubim. Chief of the Ofanim is the angel Rikbiel.

Winds - In Hebrews 1:7, in a passage often cited and here given, would indicate that “winds” (at least in this usage) denote angels: “He maketh the winds his angels, and flaming fires his ministers.”

Wisdom (Pistis Sophia) – in Enoch II, 33, wisdom is hypostatized. God orders wisdom, on the 6th day of Creation, “to make man of 7 substances.” In Reider, The Book of Wisdom, wisdom is the “assessor on God’s throne,” the instrument or divine agent (i.e., angel) “by which all things were created.” According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “Angel,” the term “angel of the Lord” finds a “counterpart in the personification of wisdom in the Sapietial books, and in at least one passage (Zachariah 3:1) it seems to stand for that son of Man whom Daniel (Daniel 7:13) saw brought before the Ancient of Days.”

Woman clothed with the sun “and there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of 12 stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” This is perhaps the only instance in angelology where a heavenly creature is pregnant. From the text, she is the celestial prototype or counterpart of the Virgin Mary, mother of the son of God. According to Heckethorn, the Secret Societies of all ages and Countries, the woman clothed with the sun stems from the Egyptian Isis.

World-supporting angels - (Omophorus; Splenditenes)

Wormwood in Revelation 8:11, wormwood is the name of a star that fell from heaven at the blast of the 3rd angel. According to A Dictionary of the Holy Bible, Wormwood “denotes a mighty prince or power of the air, the instrument of sore judgments on large numbers of the wicked.” In St. Paul’s view, wormwood would be the equivalent of Satan, whom Paul refers to as the “prince of the power of the air.” Marie Corelli, the English romantic novelist, is the author of novel called wormwood. In another piece of fiction – The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis – wormwood (to whom the letters are addressed) is a “junior devil on earth” and a nephew of Screwtape (the latter being, according to Lewis, “an important official in His Satanic Majesty’s ‘Lowerarchy.’” The reader’s attention is called here to Hamlet III, where the Player Queen’s “None wed the 2nd (husband) but who kill’d the first” draws from Hamlet the aside “wormwood, wormwood.” It is unlikely, however, that Shakespeare had our Revelation angel in mind, rather that he used the word as an expression of distaste or bitterness, a meaning that the word has, derived from the Latin absinthium.

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