Archangel Zadkiel

Archangel Zadkiel,

His name in Hebrew means “Divine Justice”, also known by different names such as TZadkiel, Zadakiel, Zidikiel, Zedekiel, Sachiel, Zadykiel, Zachariel, Sachiel or Zatquiel.

Archangel Zadkiel — Divine Justice

In Jewish tradition he is known as the Archangel of Mercy. According to esoteric metaphysics is associated with the Violet Flame and is considered to be the archangel of transmutation, forgiveness and liberation.

Archangel responsible for recording karma

Some occultists consider Zadkiel as the archangel in charge of recording karma and freeing humans from its burden by granting them the gift of forgiveness. Zadkiel is one of the seven great archangels and one of the so-called “Angels of the Presence”, who are in the direct presence of God.

Among the nine Regents of Paradise, Zadkiel is one of the seven Archangels in the presence of God with the rank of Prince of the Choir of the Dominions. A ruler of the planet Jupiter and recognized as such in the Angelic Sphere of Jupiter.

In the Zohar a leader who, along with Zophiel assists Michael in a battle. In Judaism, Zadkiel is the angel of benevolence, mercy and remembrance.

Sefirot Chesed

In Kabbalah is associated with the Sefirot Chesed which represents mercy, compassion and benevolence or goodness based on these forces.

For this reason has been given titles such as the Angel of Mercy, Angel of Forgiveness, Angel of Compassion, Angel Transmutation, Angel Liberation, Angel Memory, Angel Remembrance, Angel Magic, Angel Alchemy and others.

Archangel Zadkiel in Judaism

Traditionally, Zadkiel is recognized as the Angel of Mercy, due to his role in restraining Abraham’s hand when he was about to sacrifice his son Isaac. However, some people believe that it was Gabriel who played this role due to his mission as Archangel Messenger.

In some rabbinical writings, Zadkiel is identified as the leader of the Hashmallim, group equivalent to the choir of the Dominations. But other writings state that Hashmal is the leader of the Hashmallim, while some argue that he is Zacharel.

Zadkiel’s interactions with humans are not abundant, as, based on certain sources in Jewish lore, Dominions do not tend to interact much with humans.

Nevertheless, people have associated Zadkiel with freedom, because the Dominions were the first group of angels to be given permission to act unsupervised in the universe. Maseket Azilut mentions that Zadkiel, together with Gabriel, leads the order of the Shinanim.

Jewish tradition identifies him with the “Angel of the Lord” mentioned in Chapter 22 of Genesis, in the Torah and in the Bible, when Abraham tests his faith. Finally, both Jewish mysticism and Western ritual magic associate Zadkiel with the planet Jupiter.

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