More Metatron Madness!!!111
Found this, posting it.
'The term Metatron conveys the multiple meanings of guardian, Lord, messenger, mediator'; it is the 'author of the theophanies [God's manifestation] in the perceptible world'; 14 it is 'the Angel of the Face', and also the 'Prince of the World' (Sar ha-olam), and this last designation indicates that we have in no way strayed from the subject. The traditional symbolism that has been explained up to now may be employed to convey the idea that in the same way as the leader of the initiatory hierarchy is the 'terrestrial pole', so Metatron is the 'celestial pole'. And the one reflects the other, being in direct contact through the 'axis of the world'. 'His name is Mikaël, the Great Priest who is the burnt-offering and oblation before God. And everything the Israelites do on earth is the reflection of a celestial action. The Great Pontiff here below represents Mikaël, prince of Clemency . . . Every part of the scripture that tells of an appearance of Mikaël is concerned with the glory of the Shekinah.' 15 Although said here of the Israelites, it could equally apply to all peoples inheriting a genuinely orthodox tradition; the point should be made even more strongly for the representatives of the primordial tradition, from which all the rest derive and to which they are all subordinate; this is in tune with the symbolism pertaining to the 'Holy Land', an image of the celestial world that has been referred to already.
To revert to the previous subject, Metatron possesses not only the attribute of mercy but also that of justice; it is not only the 'Great Priest' (Kohen ha-gadol) but also the 'Great Prince' (Sar ha-gadol) and 'commander of the celestial militia', that is to say, it is the principle of royal power, as well as of that sacerdotal or pontifical power that corresponds to the function of 'mediator'. It is worth noting that Melek, 'king', and Maleak, 'angel' or 'messenger' are in fact two forms of one and the same word. Moreover, Malaki, 'my messenger' (that is to say, messenger of God, or 'angel in whom God dwells', Maleak ha-Elohim), is an anagram [in Hebrew] of Mikaël. 16
Although Mikaël is identified with Metatron, he represents only one aspect. Beside the luminous face, there is a dark face represented by Samaël, also known as Sar ha-olam - in fact, it is this latter aspect, and it only, which symbolizes in a lower sense the 'spirit of the world', or the Princeps hujus mundi referred to in the Gospels. Samaël's relationship with Metatron, as the latter's shadow, so to say, justifies the use of the same title in a two-fold sense as well as making it clear why the 'number of the beast', the apocalytic 666, is also a solar number.17 To quote Saint Hippolytus18 in conclusion: 'The Messiah and the Antichrist both have the lion for their emblem', another solar symbol. The same remarks may be applied to the serpent19 and to many other symbols. From a Kabbalistic viewpoint, we have here the two opposite faces of Metatron; we need not go into the theories we might formulate on this double meaning of symbols, only noting that the confusion between the luminous and the dark aspects is what properly constitutes 'Satanism'. It is precisely this confusion that allows some, unintentionally and through simple ignorance (an excuse, not a justification), to believe that an infernal significance is to be found in the title 'Lord of the World'.20
17 This number is formed in particular by the name of Sorath, demon of the Sun, and opposed as such to the angel Mikaël; later we will see another significance of this number.
[Later is footnote 5 in Chapter 5, Symbolism of the Grail:
5 Some people say it is an emerald fallen from the crown of Lucifer, but there is a confusion here, occurring because Lucifer, before his fall, was the 'Angel of the Crown' (i.e. of Kether, the first Sephirah), in Hebrew Hakathriel, a name which, moreover, has the number 666.
which refers to the sentence:
The essential significance of the Grail is best understood through various descriptions of its origin. The chalice is said to have been fashioned by Angels from an emerald that dropped from Lucifer's forehead at the time of his fall.5
Rene Guenon, The Lord of the World (Le Roi du Monde, Paris 1927), in the chapter Shekinah and Metatron
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