Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
ENCYCLOPEDIA
Glossary
What's New
Most Popular
List of Articles

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

May/June 2016 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Encyclopedia

Term: Shemhamphorash

DEFINITIONS

Shemhamphorash: The 72-letter name of God attributed to the decans (10° divisions) of the zodiac.
source: The Thoth Companion, by Michael Osiris Snuffin

Shemhamphorash: The 72-letter name of God or Shemhamphorash is a bit of a misnomer. It actually only begins with 72 letters which are the first letters of the names of 72 angels.

It so happens that in the Bible, in Exodus chapter 14, the verses 19, 20 and 21 each have exactly 72 letters when seen in the original Hebrew. Occultists would write the first verse in normal fashion (right to left). Beneath that they would right the second verse in a reversed (left to right) manner, and in a third row beneath the first two they would write the 21st verse in the normal fashion. Thus, reading from top to bottom, there are 72 three-letter words. To each, alternatively would be added either –el (a suffix being one of the names of God, this one attributed to Hesed on the Tree of Life) or –yah (the God name attributed to Chochma on the Tree of Life).

The result is 72 names of angels ending in either -yah or –el. For example, the first two names thus formed are Vehuyah and Yehliel. Together, the 72 names form the entire 72-letter name of God, the Shemhamphorash.Donald Michael Kraig


ARTICLES

Sorry! No Articles matched your search.

Angels are constantly trying to get your attention. In my book, Angel Insights, I teach you about the guardian angels (yes, that's plural) who were assigned to you before your birth; powerful archangels who might step in if they see you need their potent healing, protection, or wisdom (don't be intimidated to call on them—archangels always... read this article
4 Secret Strengths of Sensitivity
Remaining Magickal in the Midst of Chaos
Sacred Space, Tarot, and Your Magical Practice
The Magical Use of Prayer Beads
The Future of Money Magic: What Do We Put Under the Candle When Our Currency Goes Digital?

Most recent posts:
Cutting Energetic Cords with Archangel Michael
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Tanya Carroll Richardson, author of the new Angel Insights. Energetic cords are invisible energy...

The Words on the Wheel of Fortune
One thing many students of tarot find fascinating is learning what some of the mysterious symbols on the cards mean. During the Renaissance, when...

Are You a Sensitive Empath?
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Dr. Kyra Mesich, author of the new Strength of Sensitivity. I've dedicated my holistic psychology...




The Madness of Mercury The Madness of Mercury
By: Connie di Marco
Price: $14.99 US,  $17.50 CAN
Journey of Souls Journey of Souls
Case Studies of Life Between Lives

By: Michael Newton
Price: $17.99 US,  $20.95 CAN
Wicca Wicca
A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

By: Scott Cunningham
Price: $14.95 US,  $16.95 CAN
Animal Speak Animal Speak
The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small

By: Ted Andrews
Price: $22.99 US,  $26.50 CAN
Easy Tarot Easy Tarot
Learn to Read the Cards Once and For All!

By: Josephine Ellershaw, Ciro Marchetti
Price: $19.95 US,  $21.95 CAN