We see them everywhere, they are all around us throughout the ages. They have fired our imagination. They are guardians there to protect to advise us. They are also messengers there to bring news in the Bible. They deliver one of the most important messages of all the birth of Jesus Christ.
They remain our most popular Christmas decoration and in other religions. They play a central role and have provoked centuries of argument and debate. They are rooted in ancient cultures and civilizations in our modern soul-searching age new faiths have emerged devoted to them. They have inspired some of the greatest works of art. They continue to inspire artists and form part of our cultural landscape.
Let your imagination take flight with angels. We start with the familiar and the most familiar representations of angels appear at Christmas. There on display everywhere in shops and cards, children, love them angels, decorate our homes and our Christmas trees. A typical school nativity presents us with a classic image of angels, dressed in white, with the tinsel halo and a pair of cardboard wings who made by doting parents for many children. This is their introduction to Christ’s story, and angels are there at the beginning.
They appear at key events in the Bible. The angel Gabriel delivers the message of the Immaculate Conception to marry. An angel tells the Shepherd’s that Jesus is born. The Gospels tell us that angels are present at the crucifixion and the resurrection they frame. Jesus’S life on earth, but angels are not restricted to Christianity.
They can be found in other cultures and religions. Gods and spirits in early civilizations were frequently portrayed with non-human characteristics as animals, with horns with wings. Winged figures were shown with the Pharaohs of Egypt, thousands of years before the time of Christ. Winged spirits represented the Otherworld, the journey from this life to the afterlife, and so they adorn Egyptian tombs. Already we see their symbolic and decorative function from the ancient civilizations of Egypt and the Near East.
They passed into other cultures in the Greek and Roman world. Depictions of winged beings really took flight greco-roman. Culture was full of semi-divine beings who resembled at least a look at them are familiar angels, Nike, the wings symbol of victory, Eros, a winged child with bow and arrow. What is Hermes, the winged messenger of Greek myth, but not an angel with flying shoes? Could these all be a clue as to the Angels principal function?
Well, the Hebrew word that’s used for angel. The root is mala, which means a messenger. For example, one of the prophets of the Old Testament is called Malachy. That simply means my messenger. That’S translated into Greek as Angelus and into latinas Angelus, and so we get angel.
The very root of the word tells us that this is perhaps the Angels most important function as a messenger. Perhaps the most celebrated messenger angel of all was Gabriel in the Christian story. Gabriel tells Mary that she is to bring the Son of God into the world. Gabriel’S name means literally God’s hero, his name and title suggests he is an angel of the highest order. An archangel, but this angel, Gabriel, is not restricted to the Bible, Gabriel or Jibril appears to Muhammad Muhammad was meditating in a cave when Gabriel appeared and pronounced him.
Achra meaning read, he then recited to him the verses of the Koran. The holy book of Islam, here Gabriel, is entrusted with delivering the Word of God, bridging heaven and earth in the ancient world, people thought of the world in three tiers hell is at the bottom. The earth is in the middle and heaven is at the top, and that was the unseen world the world of God. That was heaven. So when they looked up at the sky, they thought of the unseen world that world was populated for us today.
Of course, we don’t think like that, because when we look up there we think of star wars and UFOs, but for the ancient world it was full of beings, spirits, if you like, and those spirits came and visited us, they were all around us as well as Up there, that’s what the Angels could do, they could come from one world to another. They could come from the third floor to the second. During Middle Ages, an intricate hierarchy of heaven was established. It was depicted in detailed paintings and stained glass, we’re angels stood in relation to God, determined their rank within this kingdom of heaven. This model emerged not from Scripture, but from the writings of the 5th century.
Syrian monk pseudo-dionysius. He divided the angels into nine orders and ranked them according to their importance in this layered architecture of heaven, the highest angels were the Seraphim and cherubim those closest to God who exist only to worship. Then come the virtues workers of miracles, the Thrones, bring justice and the Dominions regulate. The heavens powers protect mankind from evil, while the principalities are concerned with the welfare of nations and finally, the Archangels and angels now seeming very lowly indeed, as guides and messengers to human beings. Why did such a picture of heaven emerge?
Why was there a need to organize the heavens? This hierarchy is perhaps modeled on the idea that he had of the church, because the church for Dionysius, of course, was a hierarchy. There was a pope and a cardinal and bishops and priests all the way down to monks, nuns and laity, so he modeled the angels on what he understood the church to be, and maybe he was trying to defend the hierarchical order of the church by saying. Well, that’s the way the Angels work, that’s the way we should work. This hierarchy of angel was proved useful to the early church.
For some, this was a convenient way of keeping God and man apart. The obsession and fixation on the nature and order of the heavens and it’s angels raged for centuries, just as it reached its height in the Middle Ages. This vision of heaven was called into question following Dionysius. You come then, to Thomas Aquinas, who lived in the 13th century, a Dominican friar, who wrote about angels. He was known after all, as the angelic doctor and you find in his work.
You know everything you wanted to know about angels, but were afraid to ask. Do angels eat how fast do they move? Do they die? Do they have children? How do they communicate with one another?
These were questions about the nature of angels and is caricatured, of course, by the famous question. How many angels can stand on the end of a pin, but in the 16th century we have the Protestant Reformation and the Protestant reformers were not at all keen on angels Calvin said: that’s a waste of time. Go back to the scriptures read what the scriptures say about angels. You won’t find the nature of angels being discussed in Scripture, but you will find their work being discussed. The biblical account of Gabriel’s visit to Mary there’s no visual description of the angel.
Neither does meri remark that she has seen an angel Mary hears the angel. So how do we know what angels look like over the ages? Artists have had to visualize angels, and in doing so, they have affected the way we see angels forever, but the greatest trend in artistic depictions, be it in stained, glass, paintings or statues, is to humanize them. This has raised a whole host of issues and questions. The Hebrew Bible usually describes angels as men when they appear on earth, so they don’t usually have wings, but we find that when they’re shown in art from the fourth century onwards that this starts to change, this is of course, the time that the Roman state adopts Christianity as its state religion, and you find that the idea of the angel gets very bound up visually, with greco-roman goddesses like winged victories, which are female goddesses in female robes with wings.
So, as art develops, you tend to find that you’ve got the male form but wearing a sort of feminine beautiful robe and with wings. So there’s a sort of increasing feminization of the angel they’re not made totally feminine either. I mean they’re very rarely actually shown as women, they don’t have breasts, but they seem to develop into an ideal of beauty which is quite feminine. The Bible names Gabriel, Michael Raphael. Ariel these are male names, but rarely would you get a little boy today playing the part of the angel in the nativity.
Perhaps it’s safer to assume that angels are sexless. This avoids a whole host of embarrassing questions and thorny issues, Great Spirit. We ask for your love your light. Today. Angels are no longer restricted to organized religion.
We ask for the room to be filled with angels. In some cases they have bypassed religion. All together. Angel group meetings provide a new form of belief, smell their fragrance and most of all know that they are here some a scornful of this modern-day spirituality, but there are countless stories of guardian angel, rescues, warnings and interventions. Angels are even said to have averted car crashes.
I heard a voice say to me that we had to move from the fast lane in to the slow lane we’ve started to go through the tunnel. Then we actually noticed there was a car that had stopped across both lines. Now we couldn’t see that from where we were, but the Angels could see, and they knew that had we been in that Lane traveling at the speed we were well. I probably wouldn’t be here to relay this story to you: I’ve seen angels and felt dangerous about 3-year old. You never ever doubt your angels are always with you, that’s right, always as a human being.
We need to have a reason for something. Maybe it’s a scientist in us. We want to know that things can’t just happen by coincidence, because if everything is a coincidence, then we have no control. If there’s something there that we can ask for, and it will bring help when we need it, then that gives us a comfort everybody Lisa talk to you. The modern angel is a protector.
A friend new faiths have spawned their own industry. There are countless publications on subject: there are angel shops and boutiques angels can decorate your home as well as renew your spirit. America, home to the City of Angels, Los Angeles and a neurology has reached new heights. Yeah, mas angel seminars are held where psychics use the power of angels to heal and cleanse the profits of the modern age. Our angels are absolutely real.
I have no doubt as a clairvoyant. I see them around every single person. What happens, though, is not? Everybody listens to their angels or we wouldn’t have any cruelty or evil or even problems in this world. My work involves writing the messages I get from the angels and then I give workshops where I teach people that angels are real and do something called angel therapy, which involves helping people to release their fears, release toxins from their body in their mind and just generally To feel better, with the help of the angels Archangel Michael, we ask that you cut any chords of fear, letting go of guilt, which Michael says is the lowest energy which literally Clips our wings.
All right is there anyone here who has a question for the angels about their love life? Yes, you didn’t read that in the program brochure I want to meet somebody that that I can love and will love me back with the same energy and passion God, I’m looking for somebody with passion. Please is nice yeah passion for life, passion for love, just passion beautiful. The angel is reaching for it’s supposed to be your staff, but it’s shaped like a hat. Oh, oh!
Well! So, what’s the message for Garrett, then open is hi and let him reach for his heart to another heart. You’Re welcome, utiful messages beautiful. It means peace that I can go on with my life to know that I have some other comfort and divine guidance with God and with the angels also. What they show me is not just this partner, but there’s kind of a stack of friends that didn’t didn’t live up like you’ve trusted people and you’ve done good for them and then you’ve been disappointed.
Everybody ever cared for his ollege, hurt me and stabbed me in the back, so I feel like I can’t trust anybody know anyone. They just showed me a gun and a bullet. One of my friends was killed by another friend. One of my best friends are gone recently. My best friend her friend got killed.
Recently, you deserve good. You deserve peace, you deserve love, you are beloved child of God, who’s, your real mother and father, and now taking a deep breath and on the exhale. Let go of all toxins go. I felt that it’s just a wonderful way to live to have angels in your life gently. Ask your third eye to open, awakened and see love whatever you get is perfect, bless it beautiful.
The idea of a protecting God is an ancient one. The Greeks believed that each person was assigned a protector for life at birth. The Romans similarly believed that each woman had a guardian angel called Juno, and each man, one called genius Jewish tradition – has it that each person is accompanied through life by two angels, the good angel to guide them and a bad one to tempt them. This idea was taken up by Christians and belief in guardian angels boom German Middle Ages. Today, Catholic children are still taught to say a prayer to their guardian angel in the modern age.
The idea of the guardian angel, the comforting angel, has become the most popular one angels adorn headstones in our cemeteries. They accompany us from this world to the next, and the desire to believe in a protective force is more powerful than ever. It’S surely no coincidence that battlefield nurses during the First World War were commonly known as angels of mercy, but angelic Encounters of a more supernatural kind were not unheard of either. The scars of the battle still remain an all too vivid reminder of past horrors. In August 1914, the British and German armies faced each other at malls, Belgium.
What followed was a fierce battle, culminating in the surprise victory of the British over their superior opponents. The odds had been stacked against them. Almost immediately rumors circulated had there been some kind of heavenly intervention in Britain the press left on the story of the victory. There had been reported visions of angels, a savior for the troops. The legend of the angel of Mons was born.
Was it a miracle? A sign of divine intervention on the side of the Allies or had the truth lost out to myth. Belief can often be stronger than fact. A holy wall is seen as a just war and angels have joined their ranks and bleeding the heavenly armies we find. One general in particular the Archangel Michael, his name means who is, as God, and this name was the war cry of the heavens in the battle between good and evil.
He’S been adopted by many as a symbol or mascot at Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome Michael casts his protective gaze over the Eternal City standing guard ready to defend its people. The Archangel Michael is shown as a warrior angel he’s often shown wearing armor and is intended to be quite an imposing figure. This is someone who is vitally involved in the battle against the devil, and he needs to look like someone who actually can protect humankind. Often paintings show him defeating the devil trampling on him or having cut off his head, and it’s very explicit so that we know he’s out there. Fighting for us, Michael, is also often shown with a set of scales.
He uses these to weigh the souls of humankind in the balances. They’Re actually weighed against little devils to decide where that human soul will go to heaven or hell. Michael’S role as protector of the forces of good was echoed in the 1950s when Pope Pius, the 12th made him patron saint of policemen, Michael, is the ultimate protecting angel, but what kind of protecting rolled angels have in today’s culture in Gateshead in the north of England Stands a very imposing protector, Antony Gormley sculpture, the Angel of the North. The northeast of England is very much about regeneration, it has been for decades and I think you can really put the angel as a mayor pose for every generation. The people of the area have taken it to their heart.
It is symbolic, they always see it when they’re coming back on the train or on the road and they’re worn, the Cedars are walking them. Saying back to gear said back to Tyneside back to the northeast of England, and it’s interesting that if you had us a child in this area ten years ago drawn in John, they probably would have drawn an angel with feather wings. Today, if the probably draw an angel with steel wings, so it’s actually changed what has become a traditional image angels? Don’T only protect individuals and armies, but whole regions from Rome to Gateshead, winged figures watch over us angels fly above us. They bring heaven closer to our world, but angels are not always what they see young American soldiers.
Returning from the Second World War established one of the most notorious clubs in the world, we’re part of society that doesn’t fit in with the rest of society. In a mainstream concept, there’s an underworld wherever you go on this planet, when the veterans came back from World War, two members of the bomber wing and the paratrooper wing were a little displaced, probably didn’t feel like they fit in too well, and you know continued the Camaraderie and Brotherhood that they, you know, had developed or flying missions over Europe. If you speak to anybody that goes through a period of time in their life, when the wife’s value doesn’t seem to hold that much value back in those days, they didn’t have names for it. You know nowadays, you know you can sit down and talk to a psychologist and come up with all types of different theories and ideas. You know these guys were patriotic courageous man.
Rebellion is what initially drew me to the Hells Angels. We’Ve been formed a hand, grenades thrown in here in gunfights out in the street, in the target of state and federal mental prosecutions, which all started out as a big bang. The name itself is a huge statement, but who were the original Hells Angels? These are the fallen angels and the accounts of angels falling are full of sex and violence in one account. Lucifer is jealous of God’s love towards Adam and leads a revolt against him.
The concept of a fallen angel is based, of course, on Scripture of the first letter of Peter talks about God punishing sinful angels by sending them down into hell. There is a tradition also that angels had intercourse with humans and that didn’t, please, God, there’s the story in Isaiah of the fall of Lucifer Lucifer was a good angel, the bearer of light, that’s what his name means, but because he disobeys God and he becomes proud Pride is the problem he tries to get as good as God he is thrown out of heaven. The ultimate Hells Angel is, of course, the devil. The name is thought to have come from the Greek words for throw out and spirit die of loss and demon in the Roman world. They became synonymous with evil forces and entered Christian writing as a dark and negative spirit in the bible.
The devil is portrayed as a serpent or dragon the leader of all the fallen angels he’s the tempter of Adam and Eve and later of Christ himself in the Koran he’s better known as al-shater. The classic tempter through frightening visual representations, the devil and fallen angels, have haunted our imagination. The easiest way that artists have been able to depict the differentiation between good and evil angels is quite simple. It’S quite an easy trick to do you just change the color. Give him horns protruding eyes and sometimes add a tail.
The thing immediately becomes evil and sinister angels invoke terror and fear, and the good angels can be just as frightening as the bad angels can be quite frightening. Martin Luther, for example, prayed that he would never meet an angel and when you look at the Bible stories, you can understand that when Jacob, for example, saw the ladder from heaven to earth and angels going up and down on it, he was terrified, and he said This is a place of fear. This must be the house of God, but fear comes into it. The women when they went to the grave after the resurrection founded empty and angels standing guarding the grave and the first thing the angel says to the women is don’t be afraid. There must be a reason for people to be afraid of angels they’re, not necessarily going to bring good news, they can be quite terrifying, angels can be good and they can be bad.
The good can be terrifying and the bad can be very alluring misconceptions about. I really don’t think about Satan or associate any my activities with any type of a satanic ideology or philosophy or anything that has to do with them. As to us being a you know, large criminal entity is you know, it’s preposterous. I think that any organization that’s been around you know nearly 60 years have had problems. You know we do activities all the time for people.
We are an intricate part of this community. You know whether the city fathers want to realize it or recognize it. I find that the Hells Angels can be very in a benevolent angels. Are the product of theological imagination, cultural imagination, mythical imagination, artistic imagination, all mixed together in a rich melting pot? There can be four headed six winned and multi-eyed angels or, of course, one of the most abiding and popular images of all the angel is a cute childlike chair.
They decorate Christmas cards and have also made it onto our Valentine cards. These quintessential romantic Renaissance babies often portrayed as winged young boys who strike at the hearts of couples in love: lorilee Angela, vengan representati near inertia, men, tokumei, bambini, perky, upon to sequester cerca del Bello. Ideally, a bambini sono l’amboise model, a proportionate or net a conquer Moneo, say dov’ la musculature and uh Nicosia, chant whatta a queen, the lapa to report, a alazhari de pasajeros chorale, gusto del okati, Pokemon quality narrates, a petulant salabhasana del Bambino, quinella figure, Angelica representin, lickin Agraphia, ideally near Bambino Cupid is the most famous of the little angels. He is portrayed as a follicle child, innocent and mischievous, but he carries a deadly weapon most dangerous thing in his possession, in fact, was the bow and the arrow and they could be used to pierce the heart of anybody and therefore knew he could do it surreptitiously Because you weren’t conscious of a child having this power, so it has again linked up with mythology and it had an element of danger and wickedness. Therefore, that’s why the cherub always smiles.
The cherubs also work visually very well with certain subjects like, for example, the Virgin Mary with the Christ child on her lap. It seems very natural, then, that the Christ child is playing with other little children who fly down to get involved in whatever he’s doing, we have to remember that when a lot of these paintings were made, many many babies died and even though the idea that angels Are dead, baby Souls is heretical according to the church. This perhaps was something of a comfort. It certainly also makes these paintings appealing to us. Even now, cherubs are actually the cherubim, the second highest rank of angels in Scripture, they’re assigned the task of guarding the gates of Eden after Adam and Eve are thrown out.
Hardly innocent babies, the cherubim and Seraphim were often shown with one two or three pairs of wings, but artists have freely embellished and adapted the form, function and type of angels. Artists have relegated the cherubim to the ranks of decorative children or [ __ ]. Over time. We have grown comfortable with this image of angels as perfect youthful beings, babies without the human flaws of flesh and blood. This image reached a peak of sublime grace during the Renaissance age.
The angel became increasingly ornamental, decorative and cute angels perform a number of functions and assume many identities. They carry messages from God. They guide they offer protection and comfort, but there are also the darker elements: the Fallen Angels, the angels at war, whether it’s Caravaggio’s ethereal beings or anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North. They seem to have one thing in common wings: surprisingly, the earliest depictions of Christian angels. Don’T have wings, these are images in the catacombs of Rome dating from the second century AD.
There was little means of identifying such beings as angels, not until the 5th century did Christian angels begin to be regularly depicted with wings and from then on they would rarely be found without them. I think angels have wings for two reasons: one so that we, the viewers, will recognize that they are angels when they’re described in the Bible. It’S often not clear to the people that they’re interacting with that these are angels. But of course, when we look at visual representations of those stories, we need to know who is the mortal and who is the angel. So wings are a way of making that very clear.
Wings are also a really marvelous way for artists to give vent to their wildest imaginings. They can be quite naturalistic and look like bird’s wings, or they can be fantastic, flowing, curls and really extraordinary creations. So I think artists love the angel’s wings because they can go so far with them. Theologians, along with artists, sculptors and authors, have grappled with the problem of how to bridge the earthly and heavenly worlds. How to imagine an envisaged these celestial beings that do not belong to our God?
There are winged messengers in Egypt that are winged messengers in Greece and Roman mythology, so it wasn’t anything new. The gods had angels with wings, and maybe that was the best way of transport. After all, if you believed in the three-tiered universe, how do you get from one place to the other? How do you get from heaven to earth? Well, the quickest way to do it was by flying so angels are depicted with wings.
Does the fact that angels have wings reflect our own aspirations to fly after wings? The most frequently depicted feature is the halo, a Nimbus, a circular crown of light, denoting holiness another convenient way for artists to draw attention to the divinity of angels and to distinguish them from humans in the Bible. Angels were created when light was created at the dawn of creation, Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance and angels. I everywhere Christian Kings, emperors religious orders and wealthy merchants generated a massive angel industry, principally Patricia Gandara Nascimento, nail-art energy, Torah, video studio, Larry, sheer carnage, st-michel Orry Nellis person de la cerca del Bello et al, a van gogh representati de Montori importante see my chimera fellow Leonardo, Michelangelo en la vara, a spatula real art and architecture on Ella bhatoora, nellis, cultura, child ritorno, a la ville Itza. Ideally, the route on que el estudio proven detour in Christiani, Vienna, dato Alain ticket on the Renaissance is a time when there are all sorts of wealthy and influential people that have got money to spend.
Who are commissioning so many paintings, and some of it is about meaning, but some of it is about showing off and just having fantastic things to put on the walls of the palace that you’re just building. They also wished for status, statues and various other artifacts are being discovered and they wanted copies of them. The easiest way to do it was to employ artists or sculptors to make exact copies of these things. The artists did what they were told. There was no thing such as creativity, it was repetition of earlier art, therefore they could rule and tell you exactly what they want to do.
There was, in some cases, a political element as well, especially Medicis. The Medicis use artists not only to produce beautiful pictures, but also to convey their political status. One artist in particular stands out. Caravaggio his angels are painted with an extraordinary degree of realism, the ordinary everyday people who model for him were the basis for these sacred figures. Alkene in la figureA de san mateo, elan 0 del dipinto caifa parte della Serra de san de la casa de san Regina franchisee, Lanza, low intermediate Amenti lashana represented ah tanto que la prima opera, really da da da caravaggio Punto representantes Amityville Angelo for fu da da Daaaa Ecclesiastes percale Angelo you tava directamente, san mateo, directamente nacional de los creamery, even today in Italian towns and cities, angels are everywhere the angels of Botticelli Raphael, oh and Michelangelo remain as marketable as ever all over the world.
Angels continue to inspire artists. The reason if I come in summer, like this, to draw and to look at the Angels they’ve been carved here and placed high up in the sample. There is feeding the imagination. The subject is an interesting subject. This says, because we’ve created them somewhat in our own image, and is that looking at ourselves or at a better version of ourselves, which is one of the attractions the dangerous have to us all, that here is a human being in a more idealized state than we Are perhaps we have athletes in the same way in this day and age and models and film stars and pinups in the same way that people in the past had angels?
They are in a sense, more than people that we look up to. Children are fascinated by angels and from a very early age, they instinctively know how to draw them with wings. A halo, white, robes and wit light angels in heaven expressed joy much as humans do on earth by singing dancing and playing music. Countless images show them in choirs hierarchy of angels, grouped them into three choirs again. This was proof of an organized tiered structure in heaven, the joyful harmonious choirs of angels sang in praise of God with one voice, one sound angels get shown in choirs and playing music.
I think for two reasons, partly because it is there in the Bible. Psalm 150 actually describes the use of timbrels and drums and voices and harps, and that sort of thing, but also of course it relates to the people who are going to look at these images. It relates to how we celebrate and honor special occasions special people on earth by playing music angels were given the popular instruments of the Renaissance age to play the lute the fiddle, the flute, the sack but were all deployed as part of a celestial Orchestra. The harp has perhaps become the instrument most associated with angels, but the lute, the prince, among courtly instruments, is also often shown. This instrument was frequently used to accompany the voice during the Renaissance, whose voice were the Angels of company God’s voice, but just as angels could deliver bad as well as good news.
So the music is not always something we want to hear Gabriel, it is said, will announce the Last Judgement with an apocalyptic trumpet blow. It will hardly be a comforting sound. Today we are surrounded by angels, in religion, in art and in culture. There is a deluge of information about them, their history, their ability to guide and protect. There are countless definitions, descriptions, interpretations and even encounters.
They are as popular as ever. Our fascination with them shows no sign of diminishing in today’s popular culture. They still inspire writers and filmmakers bestsellers and blockbusters. What is Superman after all, but an angel in a red cape sent here to protect us unmodern, Michael angels, are now a religion in themselves. They are adored, they are worshipped.
Our angels are absolutely real. I have no doubt is a clairvoyant. I see them around every single person the material world hasn’t delivered. All that we want, so the secular age hasn’t been all that successful people are looking for something else. You’Ll find this in what is known as New Age spirituality.
It isn’t necessarily Christian spirituality, but it is a spirituality it’s to do with the unseen. So the belief in the unseen is there they’re part of our heritage, they’re part of our mythology, they’re part of our history, they’re part of our tradition. They are symbols; they have also been used as protectors as reminders as Guardians and are always present according to some people by your side, I think perhaps some people when we talk about angels now think of them as a little bit cliched, perhaps particularly where art is Concerned and commercial art now there’s so much on every Christmas card and perhaps visually tied in a bit with fairy. Maybe they don’t seem like such a serious or important source of inspiration for us now, and yet it’s clear all around us that they are that they do still inspire people. One question remains unanswered: do angels actually exist?
They exist for those who believe in them.