The Tree of Life in the mystical faith called Kabbalah (sometimes spelled "Qabala") illustrates how God, the Creator, expresses his creative energy throughout the universe, through angels and on to human beings. Each of the tree's branches (called "sephirot") symbolize a particular type of creative force that a different archangel oversees. By focusing on the different energies one by one, people can develop a closer spiritual union with God, believers say.
Here are which archangels serve on the Tree of Life, and which type of creative energy that archangel specializes in expressing:
- Hod (glory): Archangels Michael and Raphael (working together)