The archangel Gabriel is known as the Strength of God.
The first letter, imel, is a camel crosing the desert. It is a beast of burden in an arid place. The second letter is
Beth, which is a house, and as Crowley states: "it is the dwelling place of man in the world of duality and illusion"'
I see the Greek God Atlas, who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders There is nothing to sustain him but his
own strength. He speaks to me:
"It has been said amongst men that with great power comes great responsibility. But I tell you this: with great
responsibility comes great power"
A person who acts in the interests of other does so with the strength not only of his will, but also of theirs.
I am watching the birth of the solar system. Agreat weight of mass collapses upon itself, and through the huge pressure
involved it begins o burn; mas is converted to energy; a star is born.
The third letter is Resh, the head; solar and fiery it is the seat of human intellect.
Through compassion a person takes on the suffering of others. This alone is a torment. One must also be able to know
what to do about it. Knowledge compels action in the transiton to Yod, the hand. Aleph, t he ox, and lamed, the ox-goad, show
man as steward of the world, t ending it like a dilligent farmer or gardener.
The name of Gabriel is the forumlae of the sheep and the shepherd, the king and his subjects, and from this
comes his role as the insiration of prophets.