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The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (6).

The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (6).

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“The moon is chilly and rocky, full of high mountains, deep cavities, and valleys. She both attracts and repels the earth. Her waters are constantly rising and falling, drawing up masses of vapor from’ the earth which like great clouds fill up the hollow places; again they appear to over­flow and gravitate so powerfully upon the earth that men become melancholy. I see in her many human figures flying from light into darkness as if hiding their shame, as if their conscience were in a bad state. This I see more frequent­ly in the centre of the moon. In other parts are fields, worship offered to God on moon. 

The soil is yellow and strong; the vegetation like pitch, fungi, or mushrooms. The moon exerts a wonderful influence over the earth and all nature. Men regard her so wistfully, because one nat­urally turns to what belongs to him. I often see descending from her huge clouds like masses of poison which generally hang over the sea; but the good Spirits, the Angels scatter them and render them harmless. Certain low districts the earths are cursed on account of sin there committed, and over them I see falling poison, darkness, fog. The noblest races live in the most highly favoured regions.

“The souls that I see hiding in darkness seem to be with­out suffering or joy, as if imprisoned till the Day of Judg­ment. The moon’s light is dull, of a bluish white, and the farther from the moon, the brighter it becomes.

“Comets are full of baneful influences; they are like birds of passage- Were there not between them and the earth so great tempests and other influences exercised by the spirits, they might easily do the latter much harm. They are the abodes of the passionate spirits. Their tail, their influence, follows as smoke from fire…

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The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (5).

The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (5).


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The four-winged Angels- the Elohim, who distribute God’s graces, are Ss. Raphiel (not Raphael), Etophiel, Salathiel, and Em­manuel.

*There is much greater Order even among the bad spirits and demons than there is on earth. Whenever an Angel withdraws, a devil steps instantly into his place and begins his own work.

Great order reigns also among the planetary spirits, who are fallen spirits, but not devils. They are very, very different from devils. They go to and fro between the earth and the nine spheres. In one of these spheres they are sad and melancholy; in another, impetuous and violent; in a third, light and giddy; in a fourth, stingy, parsimonious, miserly, etc. They exert an influence over the whole earth, over every man from his birth, and they form cer­tain orders and associations. 

In the planets I saw forms re­sembling plants and trees, but light and unsubstantial, like mushrooms. There are, also, waters on them, some clear as crystal, others muddy and poisonous; and it seemed to me that each planet contains a metal. The spirits make use of fruits adapted to their own nature. Some are an occasion of good, inasmuch as man himself directs their influence to good. Not all the heavenly- bodies are inhabited, some are only gardens or storehouses for certain fruits and influences, I see places in which are souls who, although not Christian, yet led good lives on earth. They are now in uncertainty, feeling that some day or other their lot will change; they are without joy or pain. Like the others, they feed upon certain fruits…

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The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (3).

The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (3).


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The great ones of the earth are attended by the most powerful both of the good and bad spirits. I have often seen a man receive a higher and more powerful Guardian when called to great things- I myself have had on more than one occasion a different guide.

I have seen the Angels that protect the fruits of the earth spreading something over the trees and Plants and over cities and countries. I have seen Angels hovering over them, guarding and defending them, and some­times abandoning them. I cannot say what myriads of bad spirits I have seen – Had they bodies, the air would be darkened. Wherever they have most influence, I always see mist and darkness – I had on my journey a glimpse of Switzerland where I saw the devil labouring in many ways against the Church.”

*As Sister Emmerich finished the relation of the above, she was suddenly ravished in ecstasy. After a short time, she exclaimed with a sigh: “It is so far away! Go far! Those cruel, obstinate, violent spirits there descending, come from an immense distance!” Returned to conscious­ness she said: “I was carried up to a great height and from the most distant of the nine spheres, I saw a multi­tude of those violent, obstinate spirits descending toward a country to which strife and war are approaching. They surround the rulers, making approach to them almost, impossible. But I saw, too, a whole army of Angelic Spirits sent down to earth by the Blessed Virgin; they were led by a great Angel burning with zeal and bearing a flaming sword. They will fight against the perverse spirits…

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The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (2).

The Universe, The Entire Planetary System And The Angels By Blessed Catherine Emmerich (2).

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These nine worlds form three sections, above each of which I see great angel enthroned; the first holds a sceptre; the second, a rod; the third a sword. They wear crowns and long robes, and their breast is dec­orated with ribands. In these spheres dwell the bad spirits who at each man’s birth are associated to him by an inti­mate relation which I clearly understand, which excites my wonder, but which I cannot now explain. They are not lovely and transparent like the Angels. They shine it is true, but by an external, unsteady light, as if by re­flection. They are either slothful, indolent, fanciful, mel­ancholy, or passionate, violent, obstinate, stubborn, or frivolous, etc., – a personification of the different passions.

Among them I have remarked the same colors that I see among men in their sufferings and interior struggles and in the aureolas of the martyrs, whose passions purified by torments have been changed into colors of triumph. These spirits have something sharp, violent, and penetrating   in their countenance. They attach themselves with extraor­dinary tenacity to the human soul as insects to certain odours and plants, rousing in them all kinds of thoughts and desires. They are full of stings, of rays, of seductive charms. They themselves produce no act, no sin, but they withdraw man from the divine influence, lay him open to the world, intoxicate him with self, bind him, attach him to the earth in many ways. If he yields, he plunges into darkness, the devil then draws near and marks him with his seal: now some act, some sin, and his separation from God to effected.

I have clearly seen that mortification and fasting weaken the influence of these spirits and facilitate that of the Angels, whilst Holy Communion is the most effectual means of resisting them. I have seen that certain inclinations and aversions, certain involuntary antipathies, and espe­cially the disgust we have for certain things, such as  in­sects, reptiles, vermin, etc., have a mysterious signification, since these creatures are images of those sins and passions to which, through their connection with these spirits, we are the most exposed. I was told that when one feels dis­gust for such things, he should recall his sins and evil pro­pensities symbolized by them. I have seen such spirits presenting to people in Church all sorts of toys and trinkets, filling their heads with all sorts of thoughts and desires, whilst their Angels are busy recalling them to better things. I cannot relate these multiplied pictures…

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