Re: [sl] YHWH
- My copy of Jacob Meyer's The Memorial Name Yahweh, pp11-12, gives some
From the Encyclopedia Judaica: The true pronunciation of the name
Yahweh was never lost. Several early Greek writers of the Christian
Church testify that the name was pronounced Yahweh. [Eusabius, Clement
of Alexandria, Origen]
Josephus testifies that he himself heard the Sacred Name being
pronounced during his time.
The fact may also be mentioned that in Samaritan poetry the
tetragrammaton rimes with words similar in ending to Yahweh.
Take it with a grain of salt, but that's what Jacob says.
- Mike wrote:
> All great fun, but it doesn't tell me whether the early church fathers
> associated the tetragrammaton with the tetractys! Are there any biblical
> references to a musical god, a harmonising god? I must get a bible.
> Of course the prevalance of the number ten in the bible stories suggest both
> a base-10 number system, and maybe recognition of the 'perfection' of the
> number ten - and thus a linkage with the 1+2+3+4=10.
Very interesting stuff on Ea.
From our YHWH discussions I got on to trying to figure out the proper
way of chanting the Tetragrammaton, so I pulled down my copy of Don
Tyson's Tetragrammaton. He has a passage relevant to the tetractys.
p14 There is a numerological paradox in the structure of the
tetragrammaton. Although it has 4 letters, two of these letters are the
same. ... It is a name of four letters and a name of three letters.
... The relationship of 3 and 4 is the dynamic on which the world is
The Greek sage Pythagoras graphically captured theis eternal marriage of
3 and 4 in his famous tetractys, a triangel formed out of ten dots, with
four dots for its base. For centuries occultists have used the Hebrew
letters of IHVH in place of the dots, which lends the tetractys a much
more intricate and organic aspect:
V H I
H V H I
Unfortunately, he doesn't give any references for the centuries of
occultists who have placed the great name on the tetractys.
The power of this word of God, pronounced yah-way, can only truly be
experienced in secret silence. Meditating on this word produces effects
a vibration that can only be experienced, and never explained. Speaking
word silently before sleeping has brought about profound experiences for
Always with Love,
Bunch of questions for you. How did you figure out that the
pronunciation is Yah-way? Do you sing the name at all? If so what is
the melody, what is the length of each syllable, where does the emphasis
fall? Ever expand it out to four vowel sounds, and if so what are the
sounds you use?
Can you tell us a little more about the experiences you have had with
- The name YHWH is an onomatopoeia for 'breathing' - if you listen to a child
when it is sleeping, you will hear it 'pronounce' the Name of God.
The four consonants or Tetragrammatron each represent a breath:
Yod - inhale
He - exhale
WaW - inhale
He - Exhale
When God imparted life to us, He gave us himself.
Therefore every word you speak is composed of the Aleph (1)(God's) Beth
(2)(House) and will reproduce itself according to your power of
Abracadabra! says the magician and we are all 'magicians' because this word
is a corruption of avracadavra - which means - "as I speak, I create." The
power increases according to the understanding of the speaker and the
receptivity (simple faith) of the listener.
The whole system of Gematria is a structured whole, incredible in its
design, not possible to be imitated in any way. The ancients recognised this
and so it was recognised as coming from the deepest purest consciousness in
Man - God.
The name Hu-Man actually means God Mind, and Be-ing means in-activity.
Each person is God Mind in activity and it is the responsibility for each
person to awaken the unlimited potential within them (the 12 tribes) and
direct this energy through the twelve faculties (12 apostles sitting on 12
thrones) expressed through the I AM (Jesus)
Each person that learns to do this will go through the process of Meta-noia
(Change of mind, transformation) and will fulfil the promises described in
the Book of Revelation.
In Gematria, there are no loose ends, the "hairs of you head are already
numbered" - because everything in the whole universe arose from the 1
becoming 2 which created the 3 which manifests as the 4 as discussed in a
In its simplest form, Aleph Beth is the 1-2, the twelve tribes, faculties,
etc that are the potential of all things within each person.
Furthermore, each Letter Yod He Waw He is ALSO a vowel, depending on its use
(vowels represent inhalation or exhalation, while consonants represent
sounds made with the teeth, lips, etc)
Therefore, its not that ancient Hebrew had no 'vowels' it did, but the
knowledge of how to use certain letters as vowels was lost.
----- Original Message -----
From: "CG" <cg_net@...>
To: "Sacred Landscape" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 4:52 AM
Subject: [sl] YHWH
> Dan and co., found a new take on the pronunciation of this. As you know,
> vowels are pronounced in all spoken language but were omitted in Semitic
> writing (and retained to the present day in Arabic -- with the notable
> excepting of the Koranic text). The Greeks are said to have been the
> to introduce them, and that by a rather circuitous route (gods and poets
> alike, claim credit). Anyway, I remember Dan offer a tentative reading of
> this mysterious name and thought I'd add this to the list.
> In fact, the vowels in Hebrew taken together constituted the sacred,
> name of God in mystical lore, that we now render as IAOUE, or "Yahweh."
> Note the presence of all vowels in this spelling of his name: IAOUE.
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