BOOK REVIEW - The Angel Almanac
Michael Gleason firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:57 am (PDT)
The Angel Almanac by Angela McGerr © 2008 Quadrille ISBN
978-1-84400-640-3 255 pages Hardcover $19.95 (U.S.)
Unlike a "standard" almanac, this one doesn't cover a specific year.
There is information for each day of the week, and for each of the eight
"solar festivals" of the year, but there is nothing specifically for, as
an example - Tuesday October 21, 2008. There is information on Tuesday,
and correlations for each day of the year (from 1940 to 2013, with
tables for each day of the week), but nothing which specifically ties
the two together.
Angelology is not one of my strong interests, but I know several
individuals who are so interested and, judging by the number of books
being authored about it currently, there are a lot of others out there.
I am not necessarily impressed (nor am I necessarily unimpressed) by
channeled information. It is hard to evaluate its value and relevancy
unless one is familiar with the channelers, so I make no judgment as to
the worth or reliability of the information until I have worked with it
The author links angelology and Ascensionism. As these are both area
which form only minor parts of my own experience and training I found
myself learning more than I anticipated, although there were some parts
I had trouble with. For some reason, although Ms. McGerr acknowledges
that there are four (classical) elements, she only lists three guardians
of the elements - earth and air are combined under the guardianship of
On the accompanying CD, Ms. McGerr's voice is pleasant and comforting.
The single discordant aspect, for me, is the total separation of
speaking parts and musical interludes. I have found that a low-key
musical background with a vocal overlay is more conducive to meditative
states, since they operate on separate yet complimentary levels.
Ms McGerr asserts that each individual person has five guardian angels -
one assigned to the individual, one assigned to the day of the week on
which he/she is born, a zodiacal angel, and elemental angel (determined
by your zodiacal sign), and one of the 72 star (Quinary) angels. In
another section, just four pages further on, appears the statement ".one
of your six guardian angels." Not having read any of the author's
previous work, I'm not sure about this apparent discrepancy.
Part Two of this book includes information about each of the angels
associated with a day of the week (and separate tables to help you
determine the day [as opposed to the date] of your birth). It then moves
on to the Zodiacal and the Quinary (Star) angels. There is also a short
section to introduce the concept of Ascensionism, as well as sections
regarding sacred geometry (including the Cabalistic Tree of Life) and
the Malachim Angel alphabet.
I am sure I would have gotten more benefit if I had more familiarity
with the subjects covered before I read the book. Even so, I found it
informative and well-written. The accompanying CD was equally well-done,
even given my previously noted preference.
If Angelology and Ascensionism are among your interests you will enjoy
this work, I am sure. If, on the other hand, you are looking for
introductory data, this is a good place to start, as it is not
overwhelming, but easy to read and absorb.