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The Angelarium of Peter Mohrbacher

by . August 25th, 2015

Take away your images of little winged cherubs because there are not the angels you are looking for.

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Azrael, Angel of Death

Chicago-based artist Peter Mohrbacher calls his project the Angelarium. According to him, the Angelarium is a place where experiences, ideas and archetypes exist as real living entities. It’s the domain of angels and emanations.

Taking inspiration from the apocryphal Book of Enoch and the Kabbalah, he illustrated the personified physical experiences we all share as angels.

 

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Da’at, the Bearer of Burdens

“It was the names that got me inspired. Once I’d read the names of the Angels, I knew this was a project I wanted to take on. That was back in 2005,” says Pete.

Since then, the project spun a life of its own, with the fan-base inspiring the artist into new surreal angelic designs. This year, Angelarium has become Pete’s full time project.

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Raziel, Angel of Mysteries

Currently, Angelarium is divided into three series, Watchers, Angels  and Divine Emanations. 

Check out some of Peter Mohrbacher’s angel illustrations below.

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Eistibus, Angel of Divination

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Hasmed, Angel of Annihilation

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Israfel, Angel of Song

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Kokabiel, Angel of Stars

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Matariel, Angel of Rain

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Rahab, Angel of the Deep

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Sathariel, Angel of Deception

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Shelegiel, Angel of Snow

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Simikiel, Angel of Vengeance

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Uriel, Angel of Flame

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Zachriel, Angel of Memory

Support Peter Mohrbacher’s Angelarium  by checking out his Patreon page. You can also check out his personal website and his Facebook page.

Which angel would you like to visit your dreams? Comment below!

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