THE POWERS IN THE HEBREW LETTERS
According to the earliest known book on Jewish mysticism, The Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Creation), written more than fifteen centuries ago, God formed the entire universe through speaking aloud the twenty-two letters. Out of the nothingness of silence, with the vibration of God's cosmic utterances, all things spring to life. "God said, 'Let there be light.' And there was light."
word for letter, is OT, also means sign or wonder or miracle. For thousands of
years, Jewish sages have taught that the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, the
Aleph Beit, embody wonderful and miraculous powers.
" The Meru Project has discovered an extraordinary and unexpected geometric metaphor in the letter-sequence of the Hebrew text of Genesis that underlies and is held in common by the spiritual traditions of the ancient world. This metaphor models embryonic growth and self-organization. It applies to all whole systems, including those as seemingly diverse as meditational practices and the mathematics fundamental to physics and cosmology... Meru Project findings demonstrate that the relationship between physical theory and consciousness, expressed in explicit geometric metaphor, was understood and developed several thousand years ago."
As Stan Tenen, a physicist and Director of the Meru Foundation wrote:
"the Hebrew Bible is arranged similarly to a hologram: the first letter contains the whole, the first word expands on the first letter, the first sentence upon the first word, etc. "It's very much like what our scientists do," he says. "We include information with messages sent to outer space that explains how to decode the entire message-that's also how compression programs work on computers." He also believes the Hebrew Bible contains a function similar to the mathematical purpose of pi, and links consciousness and physicality the way pi links the radius and circumference of a circle: "Our radius is our physicality and the circumference is our life, our emotions," he says. "The ancient Hebrew alphabet is far more than a tool for everyday communication or the transmission of sacred texts; the letter forms themselves have intrinsic geometric and mathematical properties that point us to a profound knowledge of life and the nature of human consciousness." Tenen feels there are principles of law and order in the relationship between humans and the cosmos that, up till now, only Pythagoreans and Kabbalists have suspected. "What I've found," says Tenen, "is that these principles correspond to the numerical patterns of some of the basic geometrical forms found in the physical world. For example, the double helix, which is the form of the DNA molecule."
The letters of the Aleph Beit, as the manifestations of God's speech, are therefore the energetic and vibrational building blocks of creation. They are analogous to physical elements. Just as, for example, an atom of oxygen gas unites with two atoms of hydrogen gas to form a molecule of water, so does one letter combine with another to create new entities. Rabbi Marcia Prager writes, "This perception of Hebrew words and letters as the constituent spiritual elements of existence guide most Jewish mystical teaching."
The thirteenth century kabalist, Rabbi Abraham Abulafia, advised students to concentrate on the letters "in all their aspects, like a person who is told a parable, or a riddle, or a dream, or as one who ponders a book of wisdom in a subject so profound...." Ponder the answer to your question as you would a riddle or a dream.
In your imagination, become the letter. You are not just someone who "chose, for example, the letter Dalet (ד ), which means "door," you are the door itself, opening up. You are not just a human who happened to pick Gimmel ( גִּ ) , the symbol of the camel, you are the camel, making your way steadily through a desert. You are not just a person who is reading about Nun ( נ ), the energy of "fish," you are the fish itself, swimming through the ever-changing waters of life. Experience the letters in this way and they will speak to you more intimately. As Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel has written, "The ultimate way is not to have a symbol but to be a symbol, to stand for the divine."
Another way to use the letters is to select one and then meditate upon it, carefully tracing its shape in your mind's eye and seeing what thoughts, images, feelings, or inspirations come. Jewish kabalists describe the black letters on the white page of the Torah as "black fire on white fire." Visualize the letters in this fiery way and they come to life with vibrant energy. After doing this, you may choose to refer to the text to see how the ideas there correspond with your own discoveries, or you may simply be content with the fruits of your own meditation.
You can see example of such meditation in what's named the "Ana Becoach" or the "42 names" prayer; By the Kabalah this prayer can take you to upper spiritual worlds with the help of the angels, the Book of Zohar explain that the words of this prayer are as angels wings, this prayer assemble from 7 deferent prayers (here you can see the first one) that present 7 angels, each with 6 wings, in 3 pairs each per represented in the prayer in 2 pairs of words. You can see modern way for meditation upon this prayer here "Ana Becoach".
Early Kabalist practitioners reported that after periods of meditating upon the Hebrew alphabet, the letters came to life and began talking. Others said they saw the letters grow wings and fly from the surface of the page. Even if your experience is less dramatic, perhaps the letters will speak quietly to you.
According to Jewish tradition the ancient Kabalist, Rabbi Shimon
bar Yokhai writes in the Zohar that it was Moses, not God, who parted the
This formula is called the 72 Names of God. The 72 Names are not
really names, as human names are. The 72 Names are 72 three-letter sequences
composed of Hebrew letters that have the extraordinary power to overcome the
laws of both mother and human nature. These 72 sequences are actually encoded
into the Bible story that tells of the parting of the
The shapes, sounds, sequences, and vibrations of the 72 names radiate a wide range of energy forces. The Light they emit purifies our hearts. Their spiritual influence cleanses destructive impulses from our natures. Their sacred energy removes rash and intolerant emotions, fear, and anxiety from our beings. The Hebrew letters are instruments of power. In fact, the Hebrew word for “letter” actually means pulse or vibration, indicating a flow of energy. The Hebrew alphabet transcends religion, race, geography, and the very concept of language. The three letters signify three spiritual forces—a positive charge, a negative charge, and a ground wire—to create a circuit of energy.
In this site at the left side you can find detailed information on each of the kabalisic 72 names ( Guide-Angels ) of God.
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