Date: 12-26-89 22:25
From: Paul Hume
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
For those who have expressed an interest, here are the images I use for
the Archangels in the Quarters. I trust not too badly mauled by the
vagaries of the text processor available on my Apple II...
Raphael: Fair skin, blonde hair, delicate but strong features. Dressed in
yellow robe shot with mauve threads. He holds a Caduceus. Raphael stands
lightly upon a spring-green field, wet with dew. The rising Sun backlights
him in pure, golden/white morning light. His wings are white with gold
Gabriel: This is the one that may seem wierdest. Sea-green hair, pale
skin, in a scaled robe of blue with orange highlights. His features are
aquiline - classical Roman. He bears a great Cup. He stands above the
billowing waves of the sea, backlit in Orange light by the setting Sun. His
wings are white with blue-green highlights.
Michael: He stands in the desert, or sometimes a sun-baked field of bare
soil, under the blazing noonday sun. Red hair, golden-tan face, strong,
square features. Red metallic robe with green highlights flashing from it.
He bears a great sword two-handed. His arms and shoulders are those of a
warrior. Wings are coppery.
Auriel: Auriel stands on the mountains - black, silent, snowcapped - but
looking down over a fertile valley, filled with crops and lowing cattle and
bleating sheep. He is dressed in simple robes, almost homespun, of the
Earth colors, russet predominating. He bears a platter of the fruits of
soil, and I often see Him bearing a shepherd's crook or staff. It is night
yet cold, silver light illuminates the scene - whether from the Moon or
midnight Sun" I cannot yet tell. Auriel has dark hair, Mediterranean
complexion, a half-round, half-square face with a pleasant smile. His
are dark - black with bluish highlights, like a raven's.
Mostly, I just get a hint of the Archangelic image. Instead, the Solar
of the Quarter (rising, setting, noonday, etc.) floods the circle with the
appropriate color of light. I also usually feel a breeze from Raphael, a
humid tingling sensation from Gabriel, prickling heat from Michael, and
solid, massive stability from Auriel.
Well - not too bad apart from some oddities in the line wraps... Gods
I hate trying to get from an Apple WP prog, either Mac or II, into
flat ASCII - always some crud crops up.
Hope these are of some use. Love is the law, love under will.
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