Copyright © 1972 and 1990 by Bill Heidrick
Hebrew Names for
Numbers and Letters:
of column II.:
of column II:
|00||-||Ain Soph||Without Limit|
|000||-||Ain Soph Aur||Limitless Light|
|7||-||Netzach||Endurance to Victory|
|16||Vau or Wow||Nail|
|20||Yod||Hand (open from back)|
|21||or||Kaph||Hand (closed or from palmer side)|
|29||Qof||Back of Head|
|32||Taw||Cross or Mark|
|32bis||Taw||Cross or Mark|
|Key Scale:|| Relates these correspondences to the "Tree of Life" pattern. The 32 divisions below "0" are often called "Thirty-Two Divine Emanations". Sometimes, as in the table just above, these key numbers are offset to right or left. Offset to the left indicates "Mother Letters" and a correspondence to elements. Offset to the right indicates "Single Letters" and a correspondence to the signs of the Zodiac. Centered key numbers represent the rest, including the "Double Letters", Sephiroth, and often also planets.|
|Hebrew Letters:|| Where two are given, the one on the left is the usual form; and the one on the right is used at the ends of words ("final" letters). The approximate English equivalent will usually match the initial letter in the English pronunciation of the Hebrew letter name --- see below for exceptions and more help with this.|
|Hebrew Names:|| Hebrew reads from right to left. English reads from left to right. Some of the letter names have several Hebrew spellings: e.g. can be or .|
|English Pronunciation:|| How to say Column II. English spelling of Hebrew differs greatly with different methods of transliteration and phonetic representation. These entries are intended to help the reader pronounce the Hebrew and to identify the English representations of these words in the text below. For example:|
may be represented in English by different authors for different purposes in the following ways:
An effort will be made in this presentation to keep the English representations of these Hebrew words relatively uniform, but some variation will appear below. It is important to learn how to recognize English representations of foreign words by context, since there is no fixed spelling in use by all authors. If the student becomes too accustomed to one usage, other books on the subject will be closed to study.
|English Translation:||What the Hebrew in Column II means in English.|
|XIV. and CLXXIX.|
Modern Tarot Trumps and Trump Numbers
(with some sequence variations):
|11||1||(0.) The Fool|
|12||2||I. The Magician|
|13||3||II. The High Priestess|
|14||4||III. The Empress|
|15||5||IV. The Emperor (or XVII. The Star)|
|16||6||V. The Hierophant|
|17||7||VI. The Lovers|
|18||8||VII. The Chariot|
|19||9||VIII. Strength (or XI. Strength)|
|20||10||IX. The Hermit|
|21||or||20 or 500||X. The Wheel of Fortune|
|22||30||XI. Justice (or VIII. Justice)|
|23||or||40 or 600||XII. The Hanged Man|
|24||or||50 or 700||XIII. Death|
|26||70||XV. The Devil|
|27||or||80 or 800||XVI. The Tower|
|28||or||90 or 900||XVII. The Star (or IV. The Emperor)|
|29||100||XVIII. The Moon|
|30||200||XIX. The Sun|
|31||400||XXI. The World|
Hebrew term used
for items in CLXXVII:
of column VI.:
|1||Primum Mobile||Rashit Ha-Galgalim|
This is the most common name for God used in the Hebrew|
Torah, or "Old Testament". Its genuine pronunciation is
unknown, but the pronunciations "Jehovah" and "Yahweh"
are most often used.
|Other examples:||, "Adonai", in English: "Lord".|
, "Agla", short for the Hebrew words:
|More examples exist, and others will be discussed below. The Tetragrammatic names are compared to the elements and directions:|
|(from Regardie's Golden Dawn)|
of the Quarters:
|LVII & LV.
|West||Gabriel||Mighty One of God|
|East||Raphael||Healing of God|
|North||Uriel||Light of God|
|North Wind||----------||cold and dry||---------||Earth|
|South Wind||----------||warm and dry||---------||Fire|
|West Wind||----------||cold and wet||---------||Water|
|East Wind||----------||warm and wet||---------||Air|
|Atzilut||Emanation, Archetype, most noble|
|Assiah||Action, Substance, Matter|
King Scale Color
(Atzilut in Assiah):
Queen Scale Color
(Briah in Assiah):
|2||Pure Soft Blue||Gray|
|6||Clear Pink Rose||Yellow (Gold)|
|10||Yellow||Citrine, Olive, Russet & Black|
|11||Bright Pale Yellow||Sky Blue|
|14||Emerald Green||Sky Blue|
|16||Red Orange||Deep Indigo|
|20||Greenish Yellow||Slate Gray|
|23||Deep Blue||Sea Green|
|24||Green Blue||Dull Brown|
|29||Crimson||Buff, flecked Silver-White|
|31||Glowing Orange Scarlet||Vermilion|
|32bis||Citrine, Olive, Russet and Black||Amber|
|31bis||White merging into Gray||Deep Purple, nearly Black|
Emperor Scale Color
(Yetzirah in Assiah):
Empress Scale Color
(Assian in Assiah):
|1||White Brilliance||White, flecked Gold|
|2||Blue Pearl Gray like Mother of Pearl||White, flecked Red, Blue and Yellow|
|3||Dark Brown||Gray, flecked Pink|
|4||Deep Purple||Deep Azure, flecked Yellow|
|5||Bright Scarlet||Red, flecked Black|
|6||Rich Salmon||Gold Amber|
|7||Bright Yellow Green||Olive, flecked Gold|
|8||Red-Russet||Yellowish Brown, flecked White|
|9||Very Dark Purple||Citrine, flecked Azure|
|10||Citrine, Olive, Russet & Black,|
all flecked Gold
|Black rayed with Yellow|
|11||Blue Emerald Green||Emerald, flecked Gold|
|12||Gray||Indigo, rayed Violet|
|13||Cold Pale Blue||Silver, rayed Sky blue|
|14||Early Spring Green||Bright Rose, rayed Pale Green|
|15||Brilliant Flame||Glowing Red|
|16||Deep Warm Olive||Rich Brown|
|17||New Yellow Leather||Reddish Gray inclined to Mauve|
|18||Rich Bright Russet||Dark Greenish Brown|
|20||Green Gray||Plum Color|
|21||Rich Purple||Bright Blue, rayed Yellow|
|22||Deep Blue-Green||Pale Green|
|23||Deep Olive-Green||White, flecked Purple, like Mother of Pearl|
|24||Very Dark Brown||Livid Indigo Brown like a Black Beetle.|
|25||Green||Dark Vivid Blue|
|26||Blue Black||Cold Dark Gray approaching Black|
|27||Venetian Red||Bright Red, rayed Emerald|
|28||Bluish Mauve||White, tinged Purple|
|29||Light Translucent Pinkish Brown||Stone Color|
|30||Rich Amber||Amber, rayed Red|
|31||Scarlet, flecked Gold||Vermilion, flecked Crimson & Emerald|
|32||Blue Black||Black, rayed Blue|
|32bis||Dark Brown||Black, flecked Yellow|
|31bis||The 7 prismatic colors,|
the Violet being outside
|White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Black|
the latter outside
A. Consider four separate things: . These things taken together are one set of four. Thus there are 4 + 1 = 5. Four parts which unite into one whole. In the Tetragrammaton, and additional letter may be added to represent the unity of the other four. When this is done, we have in place of . Accordingly, the letters: "", "", "" and "" are said to be "ruled" or vitalized by the letter "". Because the four original letters represent the elements of fire, water, air and earth, the fifth letter "" is said to represent "spirit", . In this method of going from 4 into 5, the new category, here called spirit, is clearly seen to dominate the others.
B. 4 may also go into 5 by simple addition. + ='s five equal categories.
C. 4 may go into 5 by partial unification: = , therefore also involves as a union of the first three elements. This can also be seen as a reduction of 4 into 2: -> .
D. 4 may go into 5 by interaction, thus may represent an interaction or equilibration of , either as a concept of parity or of commonality or sequence or some other relation.
E. ... etc. This analysis of the process of grouping can be continued with several variations, and various states of being can be predicated on the different modes (Crowley's "formulas" in Magick in theory and Practice are an example of this).
2. Words may be compared to other words:
Therefore is a more direct expression of being than or .
|partly formed being|
3. Words may be analyzed letter-by-letter through correspondences:
--- using Tarot cards (see Liber 777, columns CLXXV and XIV. See also table of Tarot correspondences, above, in this present text.):4. In some cases, traditional meanings are given to the letters of a particular word in addition to the regular ones found in tables of correspondences. This is the case with .
--- The Hermit --- The Emperor or The Star --- The Hierophant --- The Emperor or The Star is the secret force (Hermit) entering the organizing of forms (Emperor) to teach the true nature (Hierophant) of the order of creation (Emperor).
or, using Crowley's correspondence between and The Star Trump:
is the secret force (Hermit) entering the totality of the creation (Star) to inform (Hierophant) all that exists (Star).
--- using Hebrew letter names (777, columns CLXXV and III -- see tables at start of this present text.):
--- Hand --- Window --- Nail --- Window is a reaching into true vision to establish a vision of truth.
--- using Astrology (777, columns CLXXV and VII -- see tables at start of this present text.):
--- --- --- --- is a quiet harmony established through will in power and firmness and perpetuated by will.
--- The same thing may be done with color correspondences (Liber 777, columns XV - XVIII and "Color Scales for Four Worlds and Thirty-two Paths" above in this present text.); but reactions to colors tend to be somewhat different for different people. Example:
--- Greenish Yellow --- Scarlet --- Red Orange --- Scarlet is a living mist inflamed into a glowing fire. or: An existence is acted upon to make it more active.
--- The shapes of the letters may suggest ideas to the mind:
--- a flame or a sperm cell. --- a man united with a woman. --- the erect phallus. --- union results in pregnancy. is like a fruitful sexual union.
|--- Father||--- Red||--- Atziluth||---|
|--- Mother||--- Blue||--- Briah||---|
|--- Son||--- Yellow||--- Yetzirah||---|
|--- Daughter||--- Black||--- Assiah||---|
5. Words may be analyzed by Gematria (See table near top of this text, with number values of the Hebrew letters):
Such traditional meanings may summarize the findings of Gematria (the number 52 is informative for , see below), standard correspondences to a fixed number of letters (any words having the same number of letters may be matched to the same set), or the results of a unique meditation.
--------- = 10 = 5 = 6 = 5 10 + 5 + 6 + 5 = 26 Therefore = 26.
Some other words which total to 26 are:
= 5 + 7 + 6 + 8 = 26 = seeing, looking at = sight, vision = to hide, conceal = confession = dual ... and many more. Thus, is the vision of concealed duality. this justifies viewing as composed of "male" and "female" letters. is the word which joins the creator to the created, spirit to matter, man to woman, plan to action and so on.
The numbers of the middle column of the Tree of Life add to 26 = 1 + 6 + 9 + 10. This affirms the purpose of the middle pillar of the Tree to be that of , to join two opposites together by the most direct route. The name is associated with the Tree of Life diagram in several other ways. The letter names of may be added up to give another number for this word, (see Liber 777, columns CLXXV and II. See also tables at the top of this text):
= Yod = = 20 = Heh = = 10 = Vau = = 12 = Heh = = 10 --- TOTAL 52
Other words which total 52 include: ; Father and Mother; ; Fertile Mother; ; in all Things; ; Son. (more examples below)
There are yet other ways to spell the letters (such as Heh = = 6 instead
of = 10) which give still more numbers.
6. Words may be analyzed by Notariqon:
7. More complex methods:
(This Notariqon uses the last letters of each of these four Hebrew words. If the initial letters are used instead, the resulting Hebrew four letter word signifies "circumcision". Ouch! This double Notariqon is noted by Ginsburg in his The Kabbalah as an argument for the divine ordination of the practice of mutilating babies. Ideas obtained by mystical methods need not always militate toward physical practices! It is perfectly valid to treat this as a metaphor for a mental practice. In Qabalah, that would be interpreting the information on a Yetziratic level instead of an Assiatic one.)
All or part of the above techniques may be combined and used with a more elaborate pattern or system. An example of this sort of thing is the study of the "Twelve Banners of ". The name is composed of three different letters, two of which are repeated. It is possible to rearrange the letters of into twelve different orders, or permutations. These may then be associated with other groups of twelve things: the signs of the Zodiac; the Tribes of Israel, the categories of Aristotle, &c. For this example, the Twelve Banners of are linked to the signs of the Zodiac, and the results are examined in the light of one of the "traditional" sets of correspondences to , that of the elements. The order of the banners or permutations of is important. The method is to start with the usual form of the name and then to get a second form by switching the last two letters about. The third banner is obtained from the second by switching the fourth and second letters. The fourth is obtained from the third by switching the last and first letters. The fifth is obtained from the fourth by switching the last two letters about. The rest are obtained by a repetition of the same series of operations. The twelfth banner automatically is changed by this process into the first, and the whole thing repeats in a regular cycle of such permutations --- this is also the nature of the annual cycle of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
--- --- --- fire on water, air on earth. --- --- --- fire on water, earth on air. --- --- --- fire on air, earth on water. --- --- --- water on air, earth on fire. --- --- --- water on air, fire on earth. --- --- --- water on earth, fire on air. --- --- --- air on earth, fire on water. --- --- --- air on earth, water on fire. --- --- --- air on fire, water on earth. --- --- --- earth on fire, water on air. --- --- --- earth on fire, air on water. --- --- --- earth on water, air on fire.
--- Harmony of actives (fire and air) on passives (water and earth).
Fire leads --- this is the 1st of the fire signs of the Zodiac.
--- Still harmonious in combination, but now the earth is raised
above the air --- 1st earth sign.
--- The actives isolated from the passives. Air is advanced
--- the 1st air sign.
--- Actives and passives are mixed, but water leads --- the 1st
--- Again actives and passives are mixed, but this time fire scorches
earth -- the 2nd fire sign.
--- Actives and passives are isolated. Earth advances in the 2nd
--- A harmonious mixture of actives and passives. The reversal of
the two pairs of Aries. Air advances in the 2nd air sign.
--- Actives and passives are mixed to counterbalance Taurus, but
now water is advanced --- 2nd water sign.
--- Actives and passives separated. Fire advanced --- 3rd fire sign.
--- Earth leads and actives are mixed with passives --- 3rd earth sign.
--- Actives and passives mixed, air advances --- 3rd air sign.
--- Actives and passives separated, water advanced --- 3rd water sign.
Cardinal Quadruplicity: , , & . --- In each case the Actives and Passives --- are mixed. The order is the same in each. --- Only the starting point is different. --- Fixed Quadruplicity: , , & . --- In each case the Actives are mixed with --- the Passives, but the order is different --- from the Cardinals. --- Mutable Quadruplicity: , , & --- In each case the Actives are separated --- from the Passives; a different order is --- seen in each. ---
Note that if the banners of be read as vertical columns in each group of Quadruplicities, the name will be spelled out in the first of the four columns (from the right) and the remaining columns will cycle through the letters of in that same order.
The Fire Triplicity: , & . --- The elements of Fire (), Water () --- & Air () cycle, but Earth () does not. --- The Earth Triplicity: , & . --- Air () is fixed and the other --- elements cycle. --- The Air Triplicity: , & . --- Water () is fixed and the other --- elements cycle. --- The Water Triplicity: , & . --- Fire () is fixed and the other --- elements cycle. ---
For a more extensive discussion of the Banners, see "Notes on Liber 777", O.T.O. Newsletter, Vol. III, No. 9, August 1979 e.v., pp.34-44. The article also presents an analysis of variations in the order of the banners in different sources, including the one in Crowley's 777, and examples of Noteriquon for each of the Banners.
... or any of the Hebrew names given in these correspondences.--- Eheieh
|3||Jehovah Elohim||He/She exists as the|
Male & Female Deities!
|4||El||He is Mighty!||Chesed|
|5||Elohim Gibor||The Male and Female|
Gods are Mighty!
|6||3||Eloah va-Da'at||God (male) & Knowledge||Tipheret|
|7||Yahweh Tzabaoth||He/She is Splendour||Netzach|
|8||Elohim Tzabaoth||The Male & Female|
Deities are Splendour!
|9||Shaddai El Chai||Almighty God Lives|
Lord of the Earth
1. EXOD. III, 4
2. ISA, XXVI,4
3. Variations: --- Jehovah Eloah va-Da'at --- He is God and Knowledge
(See extended discussion below)
|Metatron||"Beyond the Thrones"||Kether|
|2||Ratziel||Secret of God.||Chokmah|
|3||Tzaphqiel||Contemplation of God|
Hidden Voice of God
|4||5||Tzadqiel||Righteousness of God||Chesed|
|5||Kamael||Longing of God||Geburah|
|6||Raphael||Healing of God||Tipheret|
|7||6||Haniel||Ship of God||Netzach|
|9||Gabriel||Mighty One of God||Yesod|
|(see Key 1) |
Prob. not Heb. orig.
If Greek, "Twin"
Soul of the Redeemer
4. See Ginsburg, op cit, p. 109 and Pick, p.25.
5. ='s Jupiter.
6. If spelled , it would signify "Favor of God". Although this is not a valid spelling, it may reflect
|1||Chioth Ha Qadesh||The Living Holy One||Kether|
|3||8||Aralim||The Mighty Ones||Binah|
|4||Chashmalim||The Shining Ones||Chesed|
|5||Seraphim||The burning Ones||Geburah|
|8||Beni Elohim||The Sons of the Gods||Hod|
(see comment below)
|10||11||Aishim||The Fires, or|
The Flames, or
The Foundations, or
The Existent Ones
7. The Hebrew spelling given here is from Ginsburg, op. cit, p. 90. This name is sometimes spelled .
8. Regardie gives this spelling, as does Ginsburg op cit, p. 90. Kircher in Od. AE gives
9. Regardie and Kircher both give:
10. Ginsburg op cit disagrees on p. 92 with Ishim ().
11. Ibid, prefers Cherubim.
|General Purpose and
|1||Seraphim||These burn away all that|
separates man from God
|2||Cherubim||These illuminate the soul and|
unite it with the Divine Wisdom
|3||Thrones||These raise up the soul and|
establish it in the service of
|4||Dominions||These bestow order and justice||Chesed|
|5||Virtues||These bestow grace and valour||Geburah|
|6||Powers||These aid the human mind to break|
free of the forces that draw man
to earthly thoughts
|7||Principalities||These aid men to turn toward the|
Divine service and away from
|8||Archangels||These teach the soul to enable|
it to learn about itself and
about spiritual things.
|9||Angels||These minister to man and purify|
and uplift the things of Nature
|10||Men||This is mankind, in possession|
of the Earth
|3 & 32||(see comment)||Cassiel||(see comment)||Saturn|
|4 & 21||(see comment)||Sachiel||(see comment)||Jupiter|
|5 & 27||Samael||Spice of God||Mars|
|6 & 30||Michael||Like God||Sun|
|7 & 14||Anael||Ship of God||Venus|
|8 & 12||Raphael||Healing of God||Mercury|
|9 & 13||Gabriel||Mighty One of God||Moon|
|3 & 32||Agiel||Flee from God||Saturn|
|4 & 21||Iopiel||Beauty of god.||Jupiter|
|5 & 27||Graphiel||"Might of God" (?)||Mars|
|6 & 30||Nakhiel||Smiting of God||Sun|
|7 & 14||Hagiel||Cutting of God||Venus|
|8 & 12||Tiriel||Wall of God||Mercury|
|9 & 13||Malkah||Bride, or Queen||Moon|
|3 & 32||Zaziel||Destroyer||Saturn|
|4 & 21||Hismael||The Spice of God, or|
The Likeness of God, or
The Poison of God
|5 & 27||Bartzabel||Solder of God, or|
Son of God's Army
|6 & 30||Sorath||The Banished, or|
The Turned Away
|7 & 14||Kedemel||The Early God, or|
The God Before, or
The Morning of God
|8 & 12||Taphtartarat||Violently Spat Upon, or|
|9 & 13||13||Schad Barschemot|
|Demon Son of the Fame|
of the Serving Ones
13. This is all one Hebrew name. Spelling tends to vary, and some sources add , Ha-Schemodaei, the Chief of the demons in the Talmudic legend of Solomon. This name is often rendered "Asmodaeus" in the West, and as "Iblis" among Islam.
|1||Thamiel||Duality in God||Kether|
|2||Chaigidel||Confusion of the|
Power of God
|3||Sathariel||Concealment of God||Binah|
|6||Togaririm(n)||Those Who Bellow Grief and Tears||Tipheret|
|7|| ||Harab Serapel||Ravens of the Burning of God||Netzach|
|8||Samael||The Desolation of God, or|
The Left Hand
|9||Gamaliel||Polluted of God||Yesod|
|1||Satan and Moloch||Adversary and King||Kether|
|Lord of the Flies|
|3||---||Lucifuge||One Who Flees Light||Binah|
|4||Astaroth||One of the Flock||Chesed|
|5||---||Asmodeus||The Destroying God||Geburah|
|6||Belphegor||Lord of the Dead||Tipheret|
"I pray unto thee, lady of ladies, goddess of goddesses!
O Ishtar, queen of all peoples, directress of mankind!
O Irnini, thou art raised on high, mistress of the Spirits of heaven;
Thou art mighty, thou hast sovereign power, exalted in thy name!
Thou art the light of heaven and earth, O valiant daughter of the Moon- god.
Ruler of weapons, arbitress of the battle!
Framer of all decrees, wearer of the crown of dominion!
O lady, majestic is thy rank, over all the gods is it exalted!
Thou art the bestower of strength!
Thou art strong, O Lady of victory, thou canst violently attain my desire!
O Gutira, who art girt with battle, who art clothed with terror,
Thou wieldest the scepter and the decision, the control of earth and heaven!
Holy chambers, shrines, divine dwellings, and temples worship thee!
Where is thy name not heard? Where is thy decree not obeyed?
Where are thine images not made? Where are thy temples not founded?
Where art thou not great? Where art thou not exalted?
Anu, Bel, and Ea have raised thee on high; among the gods have they made
great thy dominion;
They have exalted thee among all the Spirits of heaven, they have made
thy rank pre-eminent.
At the thought of thy name the heaven and the earth quake,
The gods tremble, the Spirits of the earth falter.
Mankind payeth homage unto thy mighty name,
For thou art great, and thou art exalted.
All mankind, the whole human race, boweth down before thy power.
Thou judgest the cause of men with justice and righteousness;
Thou lookest with mercy on the violent man, and thou settest right the
unruly every morning.
How long wilt thou tarry, O Lady of heaven and earth, shepherdess of
those that dwell in human habitations?
How long wilt thou tarry, O lady of the holy E-anna, the pure Storehouse?
How long wilt thou tarry, O lady, whose feet are unwearied, whose knees
have not lost their vigor?
How long wilt thou tarry, O Lady of all fights and of the battle?
O thou glorious one, that ragest among the Spirits of heaven, that
subduest angry gods,
That hast power over all princes, that controllest the scepter of kings.
That openest the bonds of all handmaids,
That art raised on high, that art firmly established --- O valiant
Istar, great is thy might!
Bright torch of heaven and earth, light of all dwellings,
Terrible in the fight, one who can not be opposed, strong in the battle!
O whirlwind, that roarest against the foe and cuttest off the mighty!
O furious Ishtar, summoner or armies!
O goddess of men, O goddess of women, thou whose counsel none may learn!
Where thou lookest in pity, the dead man lives again, the sick is healed!
The afflicted is saved from his affliction, when he beholdeth thy face!
I, thy servant, sorrowful, sighing, and in distress cry unto thee,
Look upon me, O my lady, and accept my supplication,
Truly pity me, and harken unto my prayer!
Cry unto me 'It is enough!' and let thy spirit be appeased!
How long shall my body lament, which is full of restlessness and confusion?
How long shall my heart be afflicted, which is full of sorrow an sighing?
How long shall my omens be grievious in restlessness and confusion?
How long shall my house be trouble, which mourneth bitterly?
How long shall my spirit be troubled, which aboundeth in sorrow and sighing?
O ... Irnini, fierce lioness, may thy heart have rest!
Is anger mercy? Then let thy spirit be appeased!
May thine eyes rest with favor upon me;
With thy glorious regard, truly in mercy look upon me!
Put an end to the evil bewitchments of my body; let me behold thy clear light!
How long, O my lady, shall mine enemies persecute me?
How long shall they devise evil in rebellion and wickedness,
And in my pursuits and my pleasures shall they rage against me?
How long, O my lady, shall the ravenous demon pursue me?
They have caused me continuous affliction, but I have praised thee.
The weak have become strong, but I am weak;
I am sated like a flood which the evil wind maketh to rage.
My heart hath taken wing, and hath flown away like a bird of the heavens;
I moan like a dove, night and day.
I am made desolate, and I weep bitterly;
With grief and woe my spirit is distressed. What have I done, O my god
and my goddess?
Is it because I feared not my god or my goddess that trouble hath befallen me?
Sickness, disease, ruin, and destruction are come upon me;
Troubles, turning away of the countenance, and fullness of anger are my lot,
And the indignation and the wrath of all gods and men.
I have beheld, O my lady, slaughter, turmoil, and rebellion.
Death and misery have made an end of me!
My need is grievous, grievous is my humiliation;
Over my house, my gate, and my fields is affliction poured forth.
As for my god, his face is turned elsewhere;
My strength is brought to naught, my power is broken!
But unto thee, O my lady, do I give heed, I have kept thee in my mind!
Unto thee therefore do I pray, dissolve my ban!
Dissolve my sin, my iniquity, my transgression, and my offense!
Forgive my transgression, accept my supplication!
Secure my deliverance, and let me be loved and carefully tended!
Guide my footsteps in the light, that among men I may gloriously seek my way!
Say the word, that at thy command my angry god may have mercy,
And that my goddess, who is wroth, may turn again!
The darkness hath settled down, so let my brazier be bright;
Thou art the ruler, let then my torch flame forth!
May my scattered strength be collected;
May the fold be wide, and may my pen be bolted fast!
Receive the abasement of my countenance, give ear unto my prayer,
Truly pity me, and accept my supplication!
How long, O my lady, wilt thou rage and thy spirit be full of wrath?
Incline thy neck, which is turned away from my affairs, and set
prosperity before thy face;
As by the solving waters of the river may thine anger be dissolved!
My mighty foes may I trample like the ground;
And those who are wroth with me mayest thou force into submission and
crush beneath my feet!
Let my prayer and my supplication come unto thee,
And let thy great mercy be upon me,
That those who behold me in the street may magnify thy name,
And that I may glorify thy godhead and thy might before mankind!
Ishtar is exalted! Ishtar is queen!
Irnini, the valiant daughter of the Moon-god, hath not a rival!"
"Prayer of the Raising of the Hand to Ishtar."
"This shall thou do ... a green bough shalt thou sprinkle with pure water; four bricks from a ruin shalt thou set in place; a lamb shalt thou take; with sarbatu-wood shalt thou fill the censer, and thou shalt set fire thereto; sweet scented woods, some upuntu-plant and some cypresswood shall thou heap up; a drink-offering shalt thou offer, but thou shalt not bow thyself down. This incantation before the goddess Ishtar three times shalt thou recite, ... and thou shalt not look behind thee.
'O exalted Ishtar, that givest light unto the four quarters of the world!'"
"The Seven Evil Spirits" (translated by R.C.Thompson.)
"Raging storms, evil gods are they
Ruthless demons, who in heaven's vault were created, are they,
Workers of evil are they,
They lift up the head to evil, every day to evil
Destruction to work.
Of these seven the first is the South wind ...
The second is a dragon, whose mouth is opened ...
That none can measure.
The third is a grim leopard, which carries off the young ...
The fourth is a terrible Shibbu ...
The fifth is a furious Wolf, who knoweth not to flee,
The sixth is a rampant ... which marches against god and king.
The seventh is a storm, an evil wind, which takes vengeance,
Seven are they, messengers to King Anu are they,
From city to city darkness work they,
A hurricane, which mightily hunts in the heaven, are they,
Gusts of wind rising, which cast gloom over the bright day, are they,
With the Imkhullu, the evil wind, forcing their way, are they,
The overflowing of Adad, mighty destroyers, are they,
At the right of Adad stalking, are they,
In the height of heaven, like lightning, are they,
To wreak destruction forward go they,
In the broad heaven, the home of Anu, the King, evilly do they
arise, and none to oppose.
When Enlil heard these tidings, a plan in his heart he pondered,
With Ea, exalted Massu of the gods, he took counsel.
Sin, Shamash, and Ishtar, whom he had set to order the vault of heaven,
With Anu he divided the lordship of the whole heaven,
To these three gods, his offspring,
Day and night, without ceasing, he ordained to stand,
When the seven evil gods stormed the vault of heaven,
Before the gleaming Sin, they set themselves angrily,
The mighty Shamash, Adad the warrior, they brought on their side,
Ishtar, with Anu the King, moved into a shining dwelling, exercising
dominion over the heavens,
(nearly ten lines lost at this point)
Day and night he was dark, in the dwelling of his dominion he sat
The evil gods, the messengers of Anu, the King, are they,
Raising their evil heads, in the night shaking themselves, are they,
Evil searching out, are they,
From the heaven, like a wind, over the land rush they, Enlil saw the darkening of the hero Sin in heaven,
The lord spoke to his minister Nusku,
'O my minister Nusku, my message unto the ocean bring,
The tidings of my son Sin, who in heaven has been sadly darkened,
Unto Ea, in the ocean, announce it.
Nusku exalted the word of his lord,
To Ea, in the ocean, he went quickly,
To the prince, the exalted Massu, the Lord Nudimmud.
Nusku, the word of his lord there announced,
Ea in the ocean heard that word,
He bit his lip and filled his mouth with wailing;
Ea called his son Marduk, and gave him the message:
'Go, my son Marduk,
Son of a prince, the gleaming Sin has been sadly darkened in heaven,
His darkening is seen in the heavens,
The seven evil gods, death-dealing, fearless are they,
The seven evil gods, like a flood, rush on, the land they fall upon,
Against the land, like a storm, they rise, do they,
Before the gleaming Sin, they set themselves angrily;
The mighty Shamash, Adad the warrior, they brought on their side.'"
(the rest is lost)
|31 (7)||Yahweh Tzabaoth||He/She is Splendour||Fire|
|23 (8)||Elohim Tzabaoth||The Male & Female|
Deities are Splendour!
|11 (9)||Shaddai El Chai||Almighty God Lives|
|32bis (10)|| ||Adonai Melekh||Lord King||Earth|
|(from the Lesser Pentagram Ritual)|
|32bis||Agla||Thou art Mighty|
Forever O'h Lord
|(from the Greater Pentagram Ritual)|
|31bis||Agla||Thou art Mighty|
Forever O'h Lord
|31||Elohim||Gods (male & female)||Fire|
|23||El||God (male) is Mighty||Water|
|23||Gabriel||Mighty One of God||Water|
|11||Raphael||Healing of God||Air|
|32bis||Uriel||Light of God||Earth|
|11||Ariel||Roarer of God||Air|
|31||Aral||Fire of God||Fire|
|23||Taliahad||Joyful Bleat of a Lamb||Water|
|32bis||Phorlakh||One Who is Sent to Dig||Earth|
|Type of Elemental
King of Spirits:
|31||Samael||Poison of God||Fire|
|23||Azael||Might of God||Water|
|32bis||Mahazael||Vision of God||Earth|
|15||Melchidael||King of the Hand of God||Aries March|
|16||Asmodel||Hawk of the Storehouse||Taurus April|
|17||Ambriel||Mother of the Corn of God||Gemini May|
|18||Muriel||Water and Rain of God||Cancer June|
|19||Verchiel||Very Gentle One of God||Leo July|
|20||Hamaliel||Abundance of God||Virgo August|
|22||Zuriel||The Binding up of God||Libra September|
|24||Barbiel||Son of God's Prospering||Scorpio October|
|25||Adonachiel||Lord of the Mark of God||Sagittarius November|
|26||Hanael||Indication of God's Presence||Capricorn December|
|28||Gabirel||Might of God||Aquarius January|
|29||Barchiel||Son of the Living God||Pisces February|
|15||Saraiel||Ruling of God||Aries|
|16||Aratziel||Firmness of God||Taurus|
|17||Saraiel||Sullen of God||Gemini|
|18||Pachel||Flask of God||Cancer|
|19||Saratiel||Cutting of God||Leo|
|20||Selethiel||Boon of God||Virgo|
|22||Chedeqiel||Thorn of God||Libra|
|24||Sayziel||Going Forth of the Measure of God||Scorpio|
|25||Saryetiel||Extending of the Rebelion of God||Sagittarius|
|26||Samqiel||Vomiting Forth of the Poison of God||Capricorn|
|28||Tzakmeqiel||Brightness and Foulness of God||Aquarius|
|29||Vakabiel||Increase of the Concealment of God||Pisces|
|Aproximate English Meaning of Hebrew:||Sign and|
|15||Satander||Radiance in Adversity||20°-30°|
|16||Manachraie||Bestowal of Vision||10°-20°|
|16||Yaksagnotz||Rapid Suppression by Authority||20°-30°|
|17||Siegrash||Baseness and Poverty||0°-10°|
|17||Betor||In a State of Seeking||20°-30°|
|18||Mitraos||The Dead See the Sun and Are Strong||0°-10°|
|18||Rahadea||Tremble with Knowledge||10°-20°|
|18||Elinakier||God is Known||20°-30°|
|19||Laosanhar||Desire the Thorn of the Mountain||0°-10°|
|19||Zachaay||Remove the Ruinous||10°-20°|
|19||Sachieber||Vile is Purified||20°-30°|
|20||Annaorah||Breath Trembles with Desire||0°-10°|
|20||Reayahyah||God Beholds God |
(Possibly figurative for "Countenance Beholds Countenance")
|22||Saharnaz||Tower of the Hawk||10°-20°|
|22||Shehdar||Goat of the Age||20°-30°|
|24||Hiendohar||Weak Child of the Mountain||10°-20°|
|24||Natarvadaiel||Tremble and be Filled with God||20°-30°|
|25||Abuha||Father of Interjection||20°-30°|
|26||Masnin||Tribute of Posterity||0°-10°|
|26||Yasisyah||God's Swallow |
(or twittering sound)
|26||Ysgadibarodiel||Adore the Chosen and Sufficient of God||20°-30°|
|28||Sasfem||Mouth of a Moth|
(prob.fig. for "The Mouth Trembles")
|28||Geradiael||Strangeness and of God||20°-30°|
|English Meaning of Hebrew|
|15||49 -||Vahoael||Maximus||Many interjections of Grief Made to God||0°- 5°|
|15||50 -||Daniel||Clemens||Judgment of God||5°-10°|
|15||51 -||Hacheshyah||Laetabundus||Silence of God||10°-15°|
|15||52 -||Amamyah||Altissimus||Join with God||15°-20°|
|15||53 -||Nanael||Verus||Pray to God||20°-25°|
|15||54 -||Niathel||Regnator||Wail at the Portent of God||25°-30°|
|16||55 -||Meboahyah||Aternum||Havens (Harbors) of God||0°- 5°|
|16||56 -||Poiel||Erector||Mouth of God||5°-10°|
|16||57 -||Namamyah||Protector||From God||10°-15°|
|16||58 -||Yeielel||Animus||Howl to God||15°-20°|
|16||59 -||Harachel||Oriens||The Crushing of God||20°-25°|
|16||60 -||Matzarel||Justus||Distress from God||25°-30°|
|17||61 -||Vambel||Benedictus||Repeated Entrance of God||0°- 5°|
|17||62 -||Yahhael||Amabilis||God is the God||5°-10°|
|17||63 -||Eaniel||Laudabilis||The Sufferers of God||10°-15°|
|17||64 -||Mahiel||Mercator||(The What and Who of God)||15°-20°|
|17||65 -||Dambyah||Deprecabilis||(Flowing Blood of God)||20°-25°|
|17||66 -||Menqel||Assistens||Libation Bowl of God||25°-30°|
|18||67 -||Aniael||Dator||Remove the Woe of God||0°- 5°|
|18||68 -||Chabaoyah||Bonus||Hide Within God||5°-10°|
|18||69 -||Raahel||Praemium||Vision of God||10°-15°|
|18||70 -||Yabmyah||Deus||Wedded to God||15°-20°|
|18||71 -||Hyaiel||Multus||(God and Man Exist)||20°-25°|
|18||72 -||Momyah||Requies||Blemish of God||25°-30°|
|19||1 -||Vahavyah||Exaltator||Cry unto God Who is God||0°- 5°|
|19||2 -||Yaliel||Auxiliator||(Thankful of God's Presence)||5°-10°|
|19||3 -||Saitel||Spes||Roaming of God||10°-15°|
|19||4 -||Alamyah||Salus||Vigor of God||15°-20°|
|19||5 -||Mashyah||Quaestus||Pledge of God||20°-25°|
|19||6 -||Lalahel||Annunciatus||That Which is Not is Not of God||25°-30°|
|20||7 -||Akayah||Longanimis||Weary of God||0°- 5°|
|20||8 -||Kahtiel||Adorandus||Weariness of Signs of God||5°-10°|
|20||9 -||Haziel||Recordabilis||Seeing of God||10°-15°|
|20||10 -||Haladyah||. . .||Yonder is the Strife of God||15°-20°|
|20||11 -||Lavyah||Exultabundus||Desireless Nature of God||20°-25°|
|20||12 -||Haaoyah||Opportunus||Wood of God||25°-30°|
|22||13 -||Yzalel||Decantatus||Deliverance of God||0°- 5°|
|22||14 -||Mabhel||Sublevator||Emptiness of Things Before God||5°-10°|
|22||15 -||Hariel||Ens||The Mountains of God||10°-15°|
|22||16 -||Haqamyah||Advocatus||The Standing Corn of God||15°-20°|
|22||17 -||Lavyah||Dominator||Absence of Desire Before God||20°-25°|
|22||18 -||Keliel||Justitia||Vessel for God||25°-30°|
|24||19 -||Loyah||Exauditor||Desire of God||0°- 5°|
|24||20 -||Pehalyah||Ervens||Shining Mouth of God||5°-10°|
|24||21 -||Nalekel||Fortis||Unto Thee, God||10°-15°|
|24||22 -||Yeyayel||Dexter||(Three-fold Power of God)||15°-20°|
|24||23 -||Molahel||Custos||Command of God||20°-25°|
|24||24 -||Chohvyal||Expetendus||Breathe the Woe of God||25°-30°|
|25||25 -||Natahyah||Mirabilis||The Cutting of God||0°- 5°|
|25||26 -||Haayah||Invacandus||Behold God||5°-10°|
|25||27 -||Yarahel||Salvator||Archery of God||10°-15°|
|25||28 -||Shaahyah||Festinus||Contemplate God||15°-20°|
|25||29 -||Riel||Sanator||Rain of God||20°-25°|
|25||30 -||Aumel||Adolescentia||(Hum) of God||25°-30°|
|26||31 -||Lakbel||Solus||Journey in God's Circuit||0°- 5°|
|26||32 -||Vasharyah||Rector||Many Masters of God||5°-10°|
|26||33 -||Yahoyah||Cogitabundus||God and God||10°-15°|
|26||34 -||Lachyah||Expectatio||Freshness of God||15°-20°|
|26||35 -||Koqyah||Deprecatio||Explode Forth in God||20°-25°|
|26||36 -||Menkel||Gloria||Cease Strife Before God||25°-30°|
|28||37 -||Anael||Facies||Ship of God||0°- 5°|
|28||38 -||Chamyah||Refugium||(In the Midst of God)||5°-10°|
|28||39 -||Rah'el||Advitor||Friend of God||10°-15°|
|28||40 -||Yeyazel||Propulsator||God Causes a Start||15°-20°|
|28||41 -||Hahehel||Liberator||(Three-fold Plan of God)||20°-25°|
|28||42 -||Michael||Custos||Like God||25°-30°|
|29||43 -||Vaolyah||Matutinus||Attached to Nothingness in God||0°- 5°|
|29||44 -||Yalahyah||Doctor||Howl at Nothingness in God||5°-10°|
|29||45 -||Salyah||Compatiens||Measure Out the Law of God||10°-15°|
|29||46 -||Eriel||Operator||Watchfulness of God||15°-20°|
|29||47 -||Ashalyah||Magnificus||Labor on Errors in God||20°-25°|
|29||48 -||Mihael||Revalator||(The Who & What of God)||25°-30°|