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The True and Explicit Name of God. He who is deemed worthy according to Archangel Metatron will be worthy to say the Explicit Name of the Creator and will merge His existence with that of God Himself and become like God. Or rather, the Image and likeness of God. Only humans can use it, and I mean real humans, not just in body but also in soul.
Michael explains the Shemhamphorash.

The Shem HaMephorash is the Explicit Name of God, rumors that it was through that Name that God created the Universe and all its army. He who is worthy to say the Name of God will gain a power of near omnipotence, though only the Children of Eden can use it.

Overview

The Explicit Name of God is a seventy-two letter long name which captures God's full essence and bestows near-omnipotence upon the speaker. It has the power to destroy and remake worlds, it was the Name that God had spoken when creating the universe, and a Name that would let the wielder defeat hell itself. Speaking it shatters the world and rebuilds it according to the desires of the speaker. But it is not without its caveats. The Messiah and Moses are the only two people who have spoken it without burning up or going mad halfway through. This is because no-one before them could see the whole universe at once. On top of this there's the issue of how Metatron, the Voice of God, would remove knowledge of the Shem haMephorash of anyone who isn't pure enough.

The Explicit Name

The most common name of the Shem HaMephorash is the famous Tetragrammaton, the YHVH or YHWH, although it is the most accessible, no one knows exactly how to pronounce it in the original Hebrew, which is a relief for many, because saying that name in an improductive way could decimate a city without wanting to.

The Shem HaMephorash 72 letter, the Explicit Name of God, is written as TREEITMTWCTSGSWRPWFBTWEACTBOSCTSBISCSBAHTCTTSCEURTWWASOGSWWIMIBSBGONTIOS (תרההיתמתוכתצגצורפופבתוהאכתבעשכתצביצכצבאחתכטתצכהורתוואצעגצווימיבצבגענתיעצ in Hebrew). When spelled out loud, it becomes TAV-RESH-HAY-HAY-YUD-TAV-MEM-TAV-VAV-KUF-TAV-TSADI-GIMEL-TSADI-VAV-RESH-PAY-VAV-PAY-BET-TAV-VAV-HAY-ALEPH-KUF-TAV-BET-AYIN-TSADI-KUF-TAV-TSADI-BET-YUD-TSADI-KUF-TSADI-BET-ALEPH-HET-TAV-KUF-TAV-TAV-TSADI-KUF-HET-VAV-RESH-TAV-VAV-VAV-ALEPH-TSADI-AYIN-GIMEL-TSADI-VAV-VAV-YUD-MEM-YUD-BET-TSADI-BET-GIMEL-AYIN-NUN-TAV-YUD-AYIN-TSADI.

Powers and Abilities

He who says the Full Name of God will be able to channel the energy of the Creator Himself and become similar to Him, since the name is always intertwined with its bearer. The person who speaks God's name will become like Him, energizing within Himself all nine Sefirot, from Keter to Malkuth, becoming Adam Kadmon's earthly avatar. However the wearer becomes a God, He is still inferior to the Creator of the Technique, Yesh. Although according to Metatron, the one who bears the Name becomes an "Almost God", with the difference between God and the speaker being like a rounding error. The speaker can literally become as powerful as any other Pre-existential since His essence is linked to that of the Creator Himself - the strongest being in all existence and non-existence.

  • Imperfect Omnipotence: By becoming One with God, joining the Creator's own light, the speaker has infinite and unlimited power. As a supreme being, he exists beyond space and time. His power is unlimited, incalculable and immeasurable, surpassing any existing entity. Its power is practically limitless, being able to literally uncreate the Universe, making all creation return to its state of Absolute Zero and Dimensionless in which the Universe was without form, and void. The speaker has the ability to be all-powerful in every way and every aspect. The speaker can do the impossible, like "greater than infinity", "making a square circle". Through the Explicit Name, the speaker can see the entire Universe and decipher what flaw exists in the creation and literally end with all existence and start over from zero, with new physical, material, temporal laws, among much more.
  • Omniscience: The Speaker by saying the full Name of God becomes united not only with God but also with creation, with the wise Angels, Archangels and Aeons being part of his consciousness, in addition to gaining the limitless, infinite and immeasurable knowledge of the Creator. Because of this, the speaker is aware of all events, places, beings, objects or anything that exists. The speaker is aware of all events like wars through creation like the War in Heaven or the Apocalypse. The speaker is completely competent and aware of all things, able to think through everything perfectly and achieve ideal results.
  • Omnipresence: The Speaker becomes one with all things, with all creation existing within his body. He also becomes one with God, existing everywhere, anywhere and nowhere (at the same time). Because of this, His presence can reach even the darkest places of the Multiverse, and so His very presence can comfort a broken heart and soul, due to His divine incarnation.
  • Omnificence: By merging with God, the Speaker gains all of God's ability to create, being able to literally recreate the universe. God's specialty lied in Creation, being able to manipulate the 「」 and give it definition, thus adding levels of existence on a size and scale greater than anything birthed from Beri'ah. His unlimited creative powers have earned him the respect of his siblings, despite being weaker than they are for being able to create on a scale that was almost as grand as their elder sister, Ayin. He was responsible for the creation of Shamayim (Heaven) and later on, Hell. He also created the entirety of the Angel and Fallen Angel race as well as the Garden of Eden. God has been also mentioned to be the creator of mankind. God was also able to create Shards of himself, being capable of creating many of avatars/shards of Himself that personally came from Him and acted exactly like Him (with the exception of Yaldabaoth). A famous example of this is Jesus Christ, the greatest of God that embodies His will, mercy, love, compassion, and His over all positive traits, who lived from 0 CE to 31 CE. So much that He treated Him as His "begotten Son" which He dearly and adorably loves.
  • The Above All Others: The Title that bears the human who said the Full Name of God and became directly one with him. God is a perfectly and truly omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent entity, being the One Above All, which means that whoever bears the title Above All Others is only one step below God, with the difference in power between them being similar to that of an author and their self-inserting character, with the difference between God and Enlightened Human being equivalent to a rounding error.
  • Manifestations: The human who becomes uniquely and eternally united with God becomes capable of manifesting through diverse aspects of himself, with everything being united to him and all existence being an aspect of himself as well, existing beyond the wheel of time, even possessing even limitless entities with Pre-Existentials and Primordials as their aspects. The human who has attained Absolute Enlightenment now exists on a plane of existence united with all four worlds of the Tree of Life, possessing all of existence as part of itself as the Speaker becomes one with God Himself, and as Creation is a manifestation of God, everything exists in it and it exists in everything.

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Myths and Legends

Shem HaMephorash (Hebrew: שם המפורש), meaning "the explicit name," is an originally Tannaitic term describing a hidden name of God in Kabbalah (including Christian and Hermetic variants), and in some more mainstream Jewish discourses. It is composed of either 4, 12, 22, 42, or 72 letters (or triads of letters), the latter version being the most common.

In Judaic Kabbalah

The "72-fold name" is highly important to Sefer Raziel HaMalakh. It is derived from Exodus 14:19–21, read boustrophedonically to produce 72 names of three letters. This method was explained by Rashi, (b. Sukkah 45a), as well as in Sefer HaBahir (c. 1150~1200). Kabbalist legends state that the 72-fold name was used by Moses to cross the Red Sea, and that it could grant later holy men the power to cast out demons, heal the sick, prevent natural disasters, and even kill enemies.

In Christian Kabbalah

Johann Reuchlin (1455–1522) considered these 72 names, made pronounceable by the addition of suffixes such as 'El' or 'Yah', to be the names of angels, individuated products of God's will. Reuchlin refers to and lists the 72 Angels of the Shem Hamephorash in his 1517 book De Arte Cabbalistica.

Angels of the Shem HaMephorash

  • Vehuiah (Psalms 3:3)
  • Ielial (Psalms 22:19)
  • Sitael (Psalms 91:2)
  • Elemiah (Psalms 6:4)
  • Mahasiah (Psalms 34:4)
  • Iehahel (Psalms 9:11)
  • Achaiah (Psalms 103:8)
  • Cahethel (Psalms 95:6)
  • Haziel (Psalms 25:6)
  • Aladiah (Psalms 33:22)

  • Laviah (Psalms 18:46)
  • Hahaiah (Psalms 110:1)
  • Iezalel (Psalms 98:4)
  • Mebahel (Psalms 9:9)
  • Hariel (Psalms 94:22)
  • Hakamiah (Psalms 88:1)
  • Loviah (Psalms 8:9)
  • Caliel (Psalms 35:24)
  • Levuiah (Psalms 40:1)
  • Pahaliah (Psalms 120:1–2)

  • Nelchael (Psalms 31:14)
  • Ieiaiel (Psalms 121:5)
  • Melahel (Psalms 121:8)
  • Haiviah (Psalms 33:18)
  • Nithhaiah (Psalms 9:1)
  • Haaiah (Psalms 119:145)
  • Ierathel (Psalms 140:1)
  • Saeehiah (Psalms 71:12)
  • Reiaiel (Psalms 54:4)
  • Omael (Psalms 71:5)

  • Lecabel (Psalms 71:16)
  • Vasariah (Psalms 33:4)
  • Iehuiah (Psalms 94:11)
  • Lehahiah (Psalms 131:3)
  • Chavakiah (Psalms 116:1)
  • Manadel (Psalms 26:8)
  • Aniel (Psalms 80:3)
  • Haamiah (Psalms 91:9)
  • Rehael (Psalms 30:10)
  • Ieiazel (Psalms 88:14)

  • Hahahel (Psalms 120:2)
  • Michael (Psalms 121:7)
  • Veualiah (Psalms 88:13)
  • Ielahiah (Psalms 119:108)
  • Sealiah (Psalms 94:18)
  • Ariel (Psalms 145:9)
  • Asaliah (Psalms 92:5)
  • Mihael (Psalms 98:2)
  • Vehuel (Psalms 145:3)
  • Daniel (Psalms 145:8)

  • Hahasiah (Psalms 104:31)
  • Imamiah (Psalms 7:17)
  • Nanael (Psalms 119:75)
  • Nithael (Psalms 103:19)
  • Mebahaiah (Psalms 102:12)
  • Poiel (Psalms 145:14)
  • Nemamiah (Psalms 115:11)
  • Ieialel (Psalms 6:3)
  • Harahel (Psalms 113:3)
  • Mizrael (Psalms 145:17)

  • Vmabel (Psalms 113:2)
  • Iahhael (Psalms 119:159)
  • Anavel (Psalms 100:2)
  • Mehiel (Psalms 33:18)
  • Damabiah (Psalms 90:13)
  • Mavakel (Psalms 38:21)
  • Eiael (Psalms 37:4)
  • Habuiah (Psalms 106:1)
  • Roehel (Psalms 16:5)
  • Iabamiah (Genesis 1:1)

  • Haiaiel (Psalms 109:30)
  • Mumiah (Psalms 116:7)

Reuchlin describes the process of generating the names thusly:

  • "Take the three verses beginning vayisa, vayabo, and vayet, and write them out one by one in a vertical column in the Kabbalistic manner from right to left such that the letters of each word follow in one from another from top to bottom without a break. Then take the first letter of the first verse, which is called Vav (V); next working the other way take the last letter of the second verse, hay (H) and lastly go to the beginning of the third verse which you will find is Vav again. When you link up these three letters in this order the first angel's mnemonic V-H-V is obtained, the second angel is Y-H-Y, and the third is S-Y-T. So too with the rest, whenever they are set out three by three, with the three columns properly kept straight and tidy, some sort of sign that explains the Tetragrammaton will be produced."

He continues:

  • "...So to us, God is best because he is merciful, and greatest because he is strong, and this is represented by these two divine names, Yah and El. And if you join one of these to any of the seventy-two names you will make an impressive and striking word. You must always pronounce it with three syllables and the aspirate, written in Latin with the designation "h." It must come out from the bottom of the chest as if there were a double breathing of the Latin letter "h". In all cases Yah will be pronounced just by the consonantal "y." El is the same. Both are pronounced as monosyllables even when in a name composed of parts, and in both cases the accent falls in the same place. So there are seventy-two sacred names. They are (in one word) the Semhamaphores that explain the holy Tetragrammaton. They are to be spoken only by men dedicated to God and must be pronounced thus in fear and trembling through invocations of the angels."

Quotes

When Moses entered the Cloud and was taken up, he found a mighty angel named Quemouel, surrounded by twelve thousand followers. But when the angel tried to approach Moses, he pronounced the Most Holy Name in its seventy-two letters, which the Most Holy One had revealed to him in the burning bush. Thereupon the angel went back twelve thousand leagues. Moses continued his passage in the Cloud, and his eyes glowed like red-hot coals.
Zohar.
After deriving a Shem ha-mephorasch of the 72 angelic names from the biblical verses of Exodus 14,19ff., Reuchlin makes a statement concerning the metaphysical significance of the names. (...) The names of the angels are products of the will of God. They are substantially based on the tetragrammaton, and through this connection they illumine and enhance man's spiritual return to God. (...) With the insertion of divine names such as 'El' or 'Yah', angelic names become pronouncable, and God himself (being nature) is the basis of angelic individuation.
Bernd Roling.

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Trivia

  • Some believe that cases of Spontaneous Combustion in human beings occurred because they tried to say the Shem HaMephorash and were considered unworthy by Metatron.
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