The Magic Circle (Part 2)

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So continuing my research, i've found somes importants explanation about The Magic Circle..



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Lithargoel for unvaluable work.

אהיה eheie -- "I am" or "I will be" ; Ehyeh asher ehyeh was the "I am that I am" response that Moses received when he asked God his name.

כתר kether -- First sephirah, meaning "Crown" ; Divine Plan / Creator / Infinite Light (Supreme / Total Consciousness)

היות haioth -- "living creatures"; I believe these are a class of created beings around God's throne

חקדש hqedesh -- "holy" ; describing the haioth as an adjective

מטטרון metatron -- supposedly the highest of all angels, and the celestial scribe that writes the deeds of Israel, according to Rabbinic tradition - Zohar claims he lead them out of egypt

ראשית reshith -- means "beginning, germ, outset, source, start" ; the 'Primum' of 'Primum Mobile'

הגלגלים hagalgalim -- I think it means "wheels" from what I can find. Suggests a link to the vision of the throne in Ezekiel, and the close proximity to God of these names.

S.P.M (Sphere of the Primum Mobile) -- This indicates this grouping of names as the most powerful.

יה yah -- shorted form of the tetragrammaton YHVH, a simpler name of God

חכמה chokmah -- The second sephirah, "wisdom" ; Divine Reality / Revelation / Yesh me-ayin - being from nothingness (Power of Wisdom)

יופיאל jophiel /  רזיאלraziel -- I have a dilemma here. The picture of the Circle in Sloane 2731 and the prayers has Jophiel in English, in Crowley's he has put in Raziel. Raziel is a member of the Ophanim class of beings, Jophiel is not. If this is a Crowley correction, it makes sense to do this, but I wonder if Jophiel is there for a reason. Jophiel is a companion to Metatron and a powerful chief of the Cherubim. If anyone can clear this up for me, I'd appreciate it. At any rate, I've included both names here.

עופנים ophanim -- class of beings that carry the throne of God.

מזלות masloth -- means "zodiac"

S. Z. -- Sphere of the Zodiac

יהוה jehovah -- the Tetragrammon, YHVH, sacred name of God, means LORD

אלהים elohim -- plural of Eloah, a divine name of God, possibly showing a plural nature, or class of beings, even.

בינה binah -- third sephirah ; Understanding / Repentance / Reason (Power of Love)

צפקיאל zaphkiel -- powerful angel ruling over Saturn

אראלים aralim -- "active ones", Thrones - a class of celestial beings

שבתאי sabathai -- "Saturn"

S.  ♄-- Sphere of Saturn

אל el -- name of God, "power"

חסד chesed -- fourth sephirah ; Mercy / Grace / Love of (intention to emulate) God (Power of Vision)

צדקיאל zadkiel -- angel of freedom, benevolence, mercy. Chief of the hasmalim class.

חשמלים hasmalim -- "brilliant ones"

צדק tzedek -- "Jupiter"

K: S. ♃-- Sphere of Jupiter (I don't understand the K, though.)

אלהים elohim -- as above

גבור gibor -- with elohim, means "almighty / strong / warrior or hero God"

גבורה geburah -- fifth sephirah ; Judgment / Strength / Determination (Power of Intention)

שרפים seraphim -- sixed winged angels attending the throne of God. Described in Isaiah 6. Supposedly highest rank of angels.

כמאל camael -- archangel that lead forces which drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden.

מאדים madim -- "Mars"

S.  ♂ -- Sphere of Mars

אלוה eloah -- "a god", similar to 'allah'. Singular of Elohim. A strong divine being / god.

ודעצ va-daath -- daath is "knowledge", the sephirah that is not a sephirah. Eloah va-daath is "God of knowledge", a name associated with tiphareth.

תפארת tiphareth -- sixth sepirah ; Symmetry / Balance / Compassion (Creative Power)

רפאל raphael -- shares the root word 'raophe' meaning doctor of medicine. An archangel of healing.

מלכים malakhim -- plural of "angels".

שמש shemesh -- "Sun"

S.  ☉-- Sphere of the Sun

יהוה jehovah -- as above

צבאות tzabaoth -- "hosts", as in army. With jehovah, "LORD of hosts".

נצח netzach -- seventh sephirah ; Contemplation / Initiative / Persistence (Power of the Eternal Now)

האניאל haniel -- from "joy" or "pleasure". An (arch?)angel associated with netzach and Venus.

אלהים elohim -- as above

נוגה nogah -- "Venus"

S.  ♀ -- Sphere of Venus

אלהים elohim -- as above

צבאות tzabaoth -- as above. Together, "God of Hosts"

הוד hod -- eighth sephirah ; Surrender / Sincerity / Steadfastness (Intellectual / Observational Power)

מיכאל michael -- warrior archangel, field commander / captain for the army / hosts of God.

בניאלהים beni-elohim -- the "Sons of God / the gods" in Genesis who took daughters of men as wives.

כוכב cochab -- "Mercury"

S.  ☿-- Sphere of Mercury

שדיאלחי shadai-el-chai -- root word shadad, "to overpower / destroy" -God as destroyer. "El chai" is living God. Almighty Living God.

יסוד yesod -- ninth sephirah ; Foundation/ wholly remembering/ coherent knowledge (Power of Manifesting)

גבריאל gabriel -- a messenger archangel, also announcer. Possibly angel of death.

כרובים cherubim -- winged class of beings. Ezekiel describes the cherubim as a tetrad of living creatures, each having four faces: lion, ox, eagle, man.

לבנה levanah -- "Moon"

S.  ☽. - Sphere of the Moon



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