Kabbalists believed that God is impossible to comprehend. That there is a gap between how mankind can understand God and what God actually is. Kabbalists call this unknowable aspect of God Ein-Sof ("infinite" or "extends without end"). Rabbi Moses Cordovero described it as Before anything emanated, there was only Ein Sof. Ein Sof was all that existed. Similarly, after it … [Read more...]
The Tetragrammaton refers to the ineffable name for God in the Hebrew Bible. It is forbidden for Jews to say or write the full Tetragrammaton, so they substitute the term Adonai. Christians, however, have no such rule, and in Latin, it is translated as YHWH and is pronounced Yahweh or Jehovah. Read articles on the Tetragrammaton below.
Last month after I finished Lon Milo DuQuette's My Life With Spirits, I started another of his books, Angels, Demons and Gods of the New Millennium. It's a pretty good collection of magickal essays, but the one that caught my attention was based on Gematria. If you're not familiar with Gematria, according to tradition, God created everything through the 22 letters of the … [Read more...]