"Uri" in Hebrew translates to
DOES THE NAME GELLER ORIGINATE?
One theory is that the name derives from
the Yiddish word for yellow (blond) hair ‘geyl’
and hence one of our ancestors who had yellow
(blond) hair assumed the name Geyler or Geller.
According to Alexander Beider's A Dictionary
of Jewish Surnames Prom the Russian Empire,
the definitive 760 page book on the subject
of Ashkenazic names, the name was prevalent
in many forms throughout eastern Europe. Some
of the variants include Geler, Gelir, Kheler,
Gellerov, Eler, Elert, Geyler, Giller etc.
Beider maintains that the name originates
from the town of Schwabish-Hall in Wuttemberg
Germany. He continues that the name Heller
(German spelling) existed in Schwaben (Swabia)
already in the 16th century. Lippman ha-Levi
Heller (1579-1654) was rabbi in Prague, Nemirov
(Podolia), Vladimir (Vclhynia) and Crocow.
He also states that the bearers of this surname
were numerous in Vienna in the 17th century
and were of Levite origin.
most trusted and powerful Archangel is called
Uriel ... which means God is my Light; God
is Light; or Radiation of God; or God is the
radiating principle of Light; or Fire of God.
Uriel is the spirit of ministration and peace.
Uriel helps turn our worst disappointments
into our greatest blessings. He is the Archangel
of salvation. Uriel teaches the path of the
heart, the fire of pure Love. Without this
pure Love and devotion to Spirit, all spiritual
study remains an intellectual pursuit. Uriel's
symbol of an open hand holding a flame depicts
a great gift to humanity. It is the flame
of Love to ignite the heart in service to
God. Uriel holds out the flame of Love towards
all souls. The soul by filling with the flame
of Love becomes devoted to serving Yahweh's
plan. Uriel's flame of Love, the fire of God,
the Light of God, purifies emotional and mental
understanding transmuting the lower vibrations
into frequencies that can assimilate Spiritual
Understanding. The planet that Uriel is associated
with is Venus, the planet symbolizing love.
Uri-el is the Archangel of salvation. Legend says
it is Uri-el who stands at the gate of the Lost
Eden, with a fiery sword. He was the dark
angel (Genesis 32) or man in black who wrestled
with Jacob at Peni-el ("face of God").
Jacob asked him, "Do tell me your name,
please." He answered, "Why should
you want to know my name?" Uri-el then
gave Jacob his new name, Isra-el. Uri-el is noted in the 2nd century
of Enoch (chapter xxi), as the
Archangel who helps us with natural disasters
and is called for to avert such events, or
to heal and recover in their aftermath. He
is the great instructor who teaches us that
art and study are for experiencing the joy
of liberation that comes as wisdom is gained.
Among his symbols are the scroll and the book.
The throne of God
is envisioned as the singularity or primal
atom of the Big Bang. At the moment of creation, a great accretion disc (Ofan) "inflates"
out of an invisible point. A "Chariot" (Merkabah) with a wheel-like sea of glass and fire accumulates and expands
around the singularity of God's throne, which
is also occupied by four bioforms. Ezeki-el calls them "holy creatures"
(Hayyot). But the general opinion is that
they are the four Archangels. The composite bioforms are their
corresponding domains (as in the four horsemen).
In the biblical
visions of Dani-el, Ezeki-el, and the
Revelation, each of the four Hayyot resembles
a creature: an eagle, a lion, a calf, and a man. The
Archangel Gabri-el, being the messenger of
the immaculate conception, is traditionally
identified with the
eagle. In Revelation, a woman awaiting
child was "given the wings of an eagle."
The popular picture of angels with wings comes
to us mostly from Gabri-el's identification
with the eagle. But if we look to the Archangel
Micha-el, we will find another creature, the
Micha-el, being chief over a divine army in
a war in heaven, is identified as the Archangel who defends the "Lion
of the tribe of Judah." The Archangel Rapha-el is identified with the calf. The calf is of importance to all traditional
beliefs. Since ancient times, it has been
a symbol of strength, fertility, food, and
abundance. The Archangel Uri-el is identified
with the resemblance of a man.
Appearing fully human, Uri-el is the "supernal
man," the most anthropomorphic Hayyot
serving God's throne (Ein-Sof).
In rabbinical angelology,
Uri-el is one of the Archangels sent by God
to answer the questions of Esdras (II Esdras iv). He is mentioned in I Enoch and IV Ezra, where he "watches over thunder and terror."
In the Midrash
1, Uri-el is said to be one of the
four guardians of God's throne. Stemming from
medieval Jewish mystical traditions, Uri-el
has also become the Angel of Sunday ( Jewish
Encyclopedia), Angel of Poetry, and
one of the Holy Sephiroth. In Milton's
Paradise Lost Book III, Uri-el is in charge
of the Orb of the Sun. The name Uri-el means
God is my Light; or God is Light; or Radiation
of God; or God is the radiating principle of
Light; or Fire of God. Uri-el
is the Archangel of September. According to the Midrash, he waited 11 months before establishing
the formations of the Jewish people in the shape
of the celestial circle. He also holds the key
to the Bottomless Pit during the End Times.