“”Words are the bricks and building blocks of our world. A world of words that creates a world of things.”” ℵ☉Ω
“Only if words are felt, bodily presences, like echoes or waterfalls, can we understand the power of spoken language to influence, alter, and transform the perceptual world” ~ David Abram
“The Gift of vocabulary, the power of language and words, is singularly the most powerful force given and available to mankind. For all that can be conveyed and expressed by them is limitless.” ℵ☉Ω
Abracadabra “I create as I speak.” “אברא כדברא” Aramaic translation “I create like the word.” Or I create with words. “Abracadabra – אברא כדברא.”
According to many religious traditions, including Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, G’d used a single word to create everything in the cosmos. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with G’d, and the Word was G’d.” ~ John 1:1. The word manifested in matter. For G’d said; “Let there be light, and there was light.” ~ Genesis 1:3. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory.” ~ John 1:14… With 32 mystical paths of Wisdom engraved the Lord of Hosts. The G’d of G’ds. The living G’d, King of the universe. Created His universe with ‘Numbers מִסְפֵּר Sephar’ with ‘Text סֵ֫פֶר Sepher’ and with ‘communication סיפור Sipur.’ Three Mothers, Seven Doubles and twelve Elementals. With the voice of holy breath and speech, He engraved and carved and covered. And with these the blessed holy One created All. ~ commentary cited from – Sēpher Yetzirah ספר יצירה book of creation or formation.
So just as the Creator, Created his universe with language, We also Create our universe with language. Our G’dly gift you could say. As It’s said ‘Adom Ha’Rishon’ the “first man,” was aware of the mystical process of creation and was programmed with this inner knowledge and understanding of language. Also he was given the gift of naming everything and the mystical Hebrew letters, which is said to be the holy tongue and the language of creation: “AND WHATEVER THE MAN CALLED EACH LIVING THING WAS INDEED ITS NAME.” ~ Genesis 2:19. In some sense, to finish or confirm the act of creation. “As the birth of humanity arose from the birth of language.”
For everything in our lives is conveyed and expressed with WORDS, So knowing the Power, Beauty, Force and Ferocious Splendour of our Words Spoken and Written, is the key to understanding all the Mysteries. As language and Words create the filters through which we perceive, identify and view the world and people around Us. For we all employ the gifts of communication, grammar, oratory, and rhetoric or ‘the semantic components of language.’ To Express and Convey all We See, Hear, Smell, Touch, Think and Feel. As everything in our lives is conveyed and expressed by them, and it would be impossible to express the Gifts of life and to know more about the universe, the inner-verse and the hearts and the minds of mankind without them. For they are the essential tools which we use to express and identify ourselves.
((( See: The Alchemical Process of the Crow: Part One for an example of Prose that uses Language to express Alchemy )))
Lord Byron put it beautifully when he said; “words are but things, spoken or a small drop of ink, falling, like dew, upon a thought produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.” We all know how the power of language spoken or written can affect us and the way we perceive and see our selfs, others, and the world.
So with this magical G’d like gift, there comes great responsibility. As Abracadabra אברא כדברא I create as I speak, I create like the word, I create with words; Shows that our words are alive, and have the power within them, to create or destroy. For Language does hold a profound power, magical even, with its force and energy. The science of cymatics shows this, as cymatics shows how spoken sounds take on Vibratory Geometrical shapes.
“Our words as they leave our lips transform into vibrations, vibrations = energy, and this energy creates magical effects.” ~ ℵ☉Ω
Magick therefore is inextricably intertwined with language, whether we believe it or not. For the uttering of certain words, is considered a magical act, take singing or prayers for instance. As words serve a variety of functions within magick, and each of these is crucial to the success of a ‘spell’ or ritual. Since all magical systems have a vocabulary and a grammar, or set of rules that determine the meaning or result of any combination of words. “Grammarye, Magick, therefore is only the Greek “Gramma”. Also the old name of a Magical Ritual, “Grimoire”, is merely a Grammar.” In either case, the pronouncing of words, names etc validates the effect of the performative utterance. As the depth and complexity of language’s syntax including the phrase structure and morphology, and the breadth of its phonological inventory, described in combination with the “richness” of any language’s structure, contributes to its magical power. Magick therefore could not exist without the foundation of human speech and communication.
“Words carry with them not only the conception of the mind, but also the virtue of the speaker with a certain efficacy unto the hearers, and this oftentimes with so great a power, that oftentimes they change not only the hearers, but also other bodies, and things that have no life.” ~ Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim 1486-1535.
So to know a word’s proper meaning and definition, and how to use it correctly, is Infact magick. For the naming of things consists of uttering the phonemes they represent, and in this sense what they are. The name therefore is a symbolic form that provides a reference to a physical thing, or to an abstract, imaginal, or imaginary thing and allows the one who uses this name or word to affect its referent. “The uttering of the words is, indeed, usually a, or even the, leading incident in the performance of the act of communication. The performance of which is also the object of the utterance.” As language and words cause change to occur in conformity with our Will. So knowing the power, beauty, force and ferocious splendour of words, is the key to the Occult Mysteries of Magick. For every true Magician who is well studied in the Art of Magick, understands this; as they skilfully mesmerise with Poise and Wisdom as they juggle the Truth. For It is well noted that a crafted magician uses the semantic components of language to change their world round about them. For they understand that every word has a price and consequence, and every silence too.
“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.” ~ Sigmund Freud. 1856-1939.
Choose your words wisely, as we can use this powerful force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively, using words of hurt, hate and despair. We all know that we have the ability to do all these things. To teach, to help, or to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate or to humble, all with this g’dly gift given. We can light fires in the hearts and minds of our fellow man, or cause despair, hurt, chaos and war. The control and power is within you. For it was said long ago that Words are the counters of wise men, and the money of fools. So spend your words wisely, Because every word is worth a gold coin, but silence is worth two.
א ב ר א כ ד ב ר א
א ב ר א כ ד ב ר
א ב ר א כ ד ב
א ב ר א כ ד
א ב ר א כ
א ב ר א
א ב ר
~ Paul Francis young.
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