Kabbalah: Chayye Ha Olam HaBa

Abulafia: 72 Names of the Angels

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By Robert Zucker

Sometime during the Middle Ages the use of the Names became corrupted by secular “magicians” to form the names of the 72 Angels.

Medieval grimoires distributed among the masses only encouraged the unlearned to attempt dangerous acts that many people believed could influence others and nature.

To declare the angels’ full name, two vowels were added at the end of the Triplet. This signified the proper reference– either EL (??) for an angel of mercy or YaH (??) to represent an angel of judgement. The word El is found in other Semitic languages as Phoenician and Aramaic. YH is another suffix used to substitute the Hebrew name of G-d. Only the high priests were allowed to speak the Holy Name (Ha Shem, ???), and only on High Holy Days, so substitutions were made by using “nicknames” such as Adonoy, YaH, EL, etc. With this method, the name of the first angel, Vehuiah VHVYH is formed.

This is demonstrated on the following chart in the upper right column (indicated next to the four descending X’s– read from top down). Thus, the second angel name would be Ieliel YLVAL.

The 72 Names produced a list of 72 angels. Their names were published in medieval magic grimoires such as the LEMEGETON. The Names were used invoke miracles, healings and other superhuman powers among Christian Cabalists. Each angel had his own power, sigil, influence, correspondence in nature, and particular Biblical passage.

This chart shows the 72 3-letter triplets in Hebrew and the angel names when either EL or YH is added at the end of each triplet to form what is also called 72 angels of Jacob’s Ladder. This chart was produced in THE MAGUS, in 1801. The First three squares in the upper right contain the first name. The fourth square is the suffix to create the angel’s full name. The second column to the left contains the second name, etc.

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