Archangelic Ages

Bruce Michael

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Abbot Trithemius of Sponheim, teacher of Paracelsus, taught on the subject of the Archangels and their ruling periods. He also described the date of 1879 as being the start of Michael's regency.

Rudolf Steiner was in line with Trithemius, describing that Michael is the Archangel of this age. (Dr. Steiner told us not to slur the "el"- pronounce it "Micha-el".)

From a web page:

"Now, there is a third subordinate cycle within the decans of the
Archangels, which is difficult to reconcile as a septenary within the
twelvefold zodiac. In 1508 there was written a "little book on
mystical chronology mystical chronology" by a certain Johannes
Trithemius (1462-1516), Abbott of Sponheim. His sources had been a
similar manuscript written by Peter of Abano (1215-1313) who was a
learned scholar and translator of the Kabbalistic and astrological
books of Rabbi ibn Ezra. According to the researches of Christopher
Bamford, the first English translation of the little book was by the
English magician, William Lilly. Later it surfaces in the occult
writings of the Frenchman, Eliphas Levi (1855) and passed on by him to Anna B. Kingsford and Edward Maitland, two more English, but Christian occultists. From Maitland, the book passed on the W. Wynn Wescott, all of whom were members of the T.S. and close friends of the good Madame H.P.B. Indeed, there is a small footnote to Trithemius in volume I of the SECRET DOCTRINE, although not another word of it is mentioned. Wescott published it in 1896, presumably as a magic ritual for the members of the Golden Dawn."​
These archangelic periods are of 354 years and 4 months in length.

Dr. Steiner did not teach in a dogmatic manner; and also, he always tried to examine clairvoyantly for himself, any information he gave out to the public. As for the Rosicrucian path, he said any occult subject can be viewed from many sides- twelve in fact. So it is important to ask questions and not be stuck on just one point of view. (You can find more on this in his "Theosophy of the Rosicrucians".)