Guardian angels have a special place in many religious and magic traditions. A guardian angel represents your personal spiritual guide and/or the highest state of consciousness, depending on who you ask. I believe it is both simultaneously.
Reasons to Summon a Guardian Angel
There are many valid reasons to summon a guardian angel. He can help you in difficult times in your life, literally guarding you from harm. This applies both to physical and spiritual harm.
Keep in mind that your guardian angel is always helping you in some ways. When you’re making a decision to eat that last slice of cake even though you’re already full, there’s a battle between your guardian angel and the spirit of gluttony raging on the astral turf.
This might sound silly at first, but isn’t it true that the same processes is happening whenever we have to choose between good and evil? We choose that which is good when our higher consciousness prevails, and we choose the opposite when our more base instincts such as fear, anger and greed take control of our body instead.
To summon your guardian angel means first and foremost to strengthen this higher consciousness so that you are able to make the good decision more often regardless of the difficulty. Naturally, this will have a powerful impact on your behavior and outcome of any event you engage in for the better.
Some mystics and magicians such as Abramelin the Mage believed that when successfully summoned, a Guardian Angel will provide the magician with the power to control all other spirits, including the most powerful demons, without any dangers that are usually associated with doing so. A magician can then perform supernatural acts, conjuring money out of thin air, transforming into animal shapes and much more.
In the following paragraphs I will provide you with reliable guidelines for summoning your GA (Guardian Angel) for these various purposes. It is up to you to decide how far you want to go in connecting with your GA.
How a Guardian Angel Can Manifest
There are multiple levels to summoning a guardian angel. More powerful magicians and spiritual visionaries can summon otherworldly entities to a physical manifestation or gross vision.
Others that are less powerful and experienced can manifest their guardian angel in a dream, which according to some mystics mirrors the astral plane. They can also use astral projection to leave their body and wander in this other dimension, meeting angels, demons and other entities.
There are lower levels than these as well, such as simply feeling or sensing the guardian angel’s presence (similar to divine inspiration), seeing some signs of his presence such as sounds, footsteps or objects moving, but not actually seeing him in physical form.
How to Summon a Guardian Angel
There are different ways to summon a GA. Some are very long magic rituals, most famous one being the Abramelin ritual which lasts about 18 months. I will touch upon it briefly in this article and provide you with more resources for learning about it.
But there are much easier ways to invoke or evoka a GA as well. Every type of summoning will provide different results, more or less powerful. So you can assess the difficulty and perform the summoning ritual you feel drawn to or comfortable with doing. Although, I do recommend leaving your comfort zone every once in a while when performing magic (or anything else) to gain more power and experience.
With these preliminaries out of our way, let’s dive straight into the guardian angel summoning methods!
Pray From the Heart
The simplest way to connect with your Guardian Angel at any moment is to pray to him. There are many effective prayers from the Christian tradition that can be used at any time. Here are three wonderful and simple prayers:
Angel of God
My guardian dear
To Whom His love
Commits me here
Ever this day
Be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide. Amen
Angel of God’s light, whom God sends as a companion for me on earth, protect me from the snares of the devil, and help me to walk always as a child of God, my Creator.
Angel of God’s truth, whose perfect knowledge serves what is true, protect me from deceits and temptations. Help me to know the truth, and always to live the truth.
Angel of God’s love, who praises Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, who sacrificed His life for love of us, sustain me as I learn the ways of Divine love, of sacrificial generosity, of meekness and lowliness of heart.
Thank You, my heavenly friend, for your watchfull care. At the moment of my death, bring me to heaven, where the one true God, Who is light, Truth and Love, lives and reigns forever and ever.
Angel sent by God to guide me,
be my light and walk beside me;
be my guardian and protect me;
on the paths of life direct me.
Keep in mind that prayer alone is usually not enough to see visions or anything of that nature. Prayer is a technique for aligning yourself mentally to the entity you’re praying to, in this case the Guardian Angel. It’s an invocation rather than an evocation.
It is true however that within the mystical tradition prayer has been used for true enlightenment. In that case, it should be repeated many times on a daily basis as a mantra or a chant.
How to pray effectively to your GA
Keep in mind that praying automatically is not enough. It’s important to use your emotions to charge the words with the right energy. Let’s say you were watching a sitcom, eating chips and praying at the same time. Compare that scene to a pious multitude praying in a wonderful cathedral or a monastery. There is an obvious difference in energy.
So you need to create the right spiritual energy, at home or in a different location. The only exception is if you are a truly meditative person and are able to switch off your surroundings and concentrate on the prayer or mantra, as some experienced mystics and magicians are able. In that case you can be less rigorous about your surroundings. But at the beginning at least you should find a quiet and fairly isolated place to perform any magical workings.
Guardian Angel Mantra/Chant
Mantras and chants are another powerful tool for invoking a spiritual entity. Guardian Angel mantra for enlightenment is “om”, the universal frequency used for thousands of years by Hindus and Buddhists for that same purpose. Repeat “om” as a chant or mantra during meditation to receive powerful mental and spiritual benefits.
In order for this method to provide results you need to be disciplined and do it on a regular basis. My recommendation is to simply sit in a comfortable position with your back straight, close your eyes and repeat it for at least 10 minutes twice per day.
Guardian Angel Sigil Ritual
Many spiritual beings have a unique symbol/sigil/seal. I’ve shared the unique sigils of various archangels in this article. The Guardian Angel has a unique sigil as well, as shown in the picture. This is a visual symbol that is used during magic rituals and meditation to connect with the spirit more easily.
Here’s a simple but effective sigil magic ritual:
- Draw the angel’s sigil on a piece of paper and place it on a table or altar.
- Light up 3 purple candles and place them around the paper so that they form a triangle. Purple is also known as the color of the crown chakra, the final chakra on the path to enlightenment in yogic tradition. It is also the color of royalty, usually worn by emperors, kings and high priests. It provides the sense of immediacy, self-actualization and command. The candles should be placed in the triangle to represent the Trinity.
- Stand or sit in a comfortable position by the table/altar and gaze at the sigil. Gaze at the sigil, but don’t strain your eyes. It should be a light, relaxed gaze.
- As you gaze notice any changes to the sigil and your mental state. The sigil might become three-dimensional, become brighter or start floating away from the paper.
- At this point you might notice a feeling of ecstasy moving through your body from head to toes. You might feel a sense of inspiration or a desire to communicate with the GA. Some people cry as a deep sense of relaxation and forgiveness takes over. These are the usual signs of building a deeper connection with a guardian angel
A sigil can also be visualized while meditating, either alone or together with a sound, such as a mantra or a chant. You can sit in a meditative position, close your eyes and create a mental image of the sigil and focus your attention on it. Repeat the “om” mantra/chant as well if you find it to be more effective to combine these methods.
It goes without saying that any meditation or magic ritual should be performed in a quiet and safe environment with as little disturbances as possible.
The Abramelin Ritual
This is arguably the most famous magic ritual of all time. It was famously attempted by Aleister Crowley in the Boleskin House near Loch Ness, but he couldn’t complete it due to personal obligations. Here’s a 30 minute documentary about Crowley’s experience with this ritual. It’s a bit sensationalist but worth watching anyway:
The ritual lasts 18 months. It was discovered in this medieval book (Amazon link) written by Abraham of Worms, a European Jew who traveled for years in search of magic knowledge. He met an old enlightened master, Abramelin the Mage in Egypt. Abramelin taught him this ritual for summoning the Guardian Angel.
There is an entire book with very elaborate instructions, so I can’t share the full details here. But I highly recommend you read it because it’s both highly interesting and practical if you wish to fully summon your Guardian Angel.
The 2016 horror movie A Dark Song is based on the Abramelin ritual, as the main protagonist wants to summon her Guardian Angel in order to use its powers for revenge.
You can also learn more about the ritual from Ramsey Duke, who did the six months version of this ritual:
As far as duration, it needs to be clarified in case you stumble upon an older translation. There is a 6 months and 18 months version of the Abramelin ritual. The confusion arised as some parts of the manuscript were only discovered later, so the earliest translation to English by Mathers is the shorter version. This Abramelin book is the newer and updated version.
The Abramelin ritual involves strict fasting, daily prayer and purification, ritual evocation of demons and self-isolation. Since it lasts for eighteen months and requires an almost perfect location and many ritual items, it is very difficult for most people, both materialistically and phsycologically speaking.
Having said this, I don’t recommend performing this ritual unless you’re able to put all of these pieces together and are a highly determined and disciplined person.
Why even bother with this long ritual?
You might be wondering why go through the hassle of a laborious 18 months long ritual? Especially when you can pray and do sigil magic instead, both being much easier and less time consuming.
The reason is simple: Abramelin ritual promises much greater rewards. It promises supernatural aid and control of demonic spirits. These demons have various powers that are not available to either humans or angels, such as creating money from thin air, invisibility, divination, clairvoyance, telepathy and much more.
So it can be said that the Abramelin ritual unleashes the full potential of the Guardian Angel and permanently, while the other methods have a much more limited capacity.
Is the Guardian Angel male or female?
Unlike archangels such as Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel and Metatron, a Guardian Angel is a personal spiritual entity. He doesn’t have a strict form or physical characteristics. To some summoners the GA might appear as a male, to others as a female.
This is quite similar to demons like Astaroth, who may appear as a terrible warrior on a dragon or a wonderful goddess. The difference however is that the Guardian Angel is always depicted as a beautiful and illuminating angel, but the specifics such as gender are different from one person’s experience to the next.
Final Word: How to Summon a Guardian Angel
To summon a guardian angel you can use prayers, mantras, chants, sigil magic and ceremonial magic. The Abramelin ritual is the most famous ceremonial magic ritual for summoning one’s Guardian Angel. The methods explained in this article can help you form a stronger connection with your GA, either as invocation or evocation.
If you want to learn more about summoning angels as well as demons, I highly recommend the Mastering Evocation video course by E.A. Koetting. I am aware that Koetting is sometimes mocked for his online theatrics. But no one can deny his expertise in all things magical.
The Mastering Evocation course is a 13 hour long video series of the most potent secrets and techniques used in ceremonial magic for conjuring spiritual entities. You will be able to use this newfound knowledge to craft your own unique rituals as well as perform many others found in various grimoires with greater efficacy.
Hope this helps!