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Old 24-04-2014, 07:30 PM   #730
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Shem (Hebrew: שֵם ) was 1 of the sons of Noah..According to some Rabbinic traditions, Shem was born without a foreskin (aposthia); which may indicate a basis for circumcision that predates the covenant of Abraham...The 9th Spirit in this Order is Paimon, a Great King, and very obedient unto LUCIFER. He appeareth in the form of a Man sitting upon a Dromedary with a Crown most glorious upon his head.. There goeth before him also an Host of Spirits, like Men with Trumpets and well sounding Cymbals, and all other sorts of Musical Instruments.. He hath a great Voice, and roareth at his first coming, and his speech is such that the Magician cannot well understand unless he can compel him. This Spirit can teach all Arts and Sciences, and other secret things.. He can discover unto thee what the Earth is, and what holdeth it up in the Waters; and what Mind is, and where it is; or any other thing thou mayest desire to know. He giveth Dignity, and confirmeth the same.. He bindeth or maketh any man subject unto the Magician if he so desire it.. He giveth good Familiars, and such as can teach all Arts. He is to be observed towards the West. He is of the Order of Dominations. 1 He hath under him 200 Legions of Spirits, and part of them are of the Order of Angels, and the other part of Potentates.. Now if thou callest this Spirit Paimon alone, thou must make him some offering...
The Shemhamphorasch is a corruption of the Hebrew term Shem HaMephorash (שם המפורש) ("the explicit Name [of God]", that is, the full and proper name, and not a filler term or cipher, which are used in conversation and prayer), which was used in tannaitic times to refer to the Tetragrammaton.. In early Kabbalah, the term was used to designate sometimes a 72-letter name for God, and sometimes a 42-letter name. Rashi said Shem ha-Mephorash was used for a 42-letter name, but Maimonides thought Shem ha-Mephorash was used only for the 4 letter Tetragrammaton..
According to European magical tradition, King Solomon is said to have evoked 72 demons, confined them in a bronze vessel sealed by magic symbols, and obliged them to work for him (this belief is also derived from the Apocryphal work, "The Testament of Solomon", in which demons were brought to Solomon and he forced them to build Solomon's Temple through the use of magic rings)..The 11th Spirit in order is a great and strong Duke, called Gusion. He appeareth like a Xenopilus. He telleth all things, Past, Present, and to Come, and showeth the meaning and resolution of all questions thou mayest ask.. He conciliateth and reconcileth friendships, and giveth Honour and Dignity unto any. He ruleth over 40 Legions of Spirits...
The earliest known connection between the Shemhamphorasch and the Tarot was made by Eliphas Levi in his Clefs Majeurs et Clavicules de Salomon,published 20 years after his death in 1875, in which he divides the 72 names into pairs, and attributes each pair to 1 of the 4 court cards or 10 numbers, or one of the 22 major arcana cards, making a total of 36 pairs..This was further fleshed out in the Golden Dawn's Book T, which was renamed Liber 78 by Aleister Crowley when he published it in his occult periodical The Equinox. In the system promulgated by the Golden Dawn and Crowley, 36 pairs of angels (or "deacons") are each given rulership of a 10-degree segment of the Zodiac, and to these are mapped the number cards (X-cluding aces) from the 4 suits.Members who belong to the Church of Satan sign letters and emails and conduct rituals with the word 'Shemhamforash', although their version of it is different and contains 72 names of demons, not names of angels or God..The word "Shemhamforash" is spoken during rituals of the Church of Satan as outlined in Anton Szandor LaVey's Satanic Bible. Specifically it is spoken at the end of the invocation for each type of Satanic ritual (Lust, Compassion, and Destruction) as well as after specific requests are read or spoken by the priest of the ceremony... make requests to you, precious Guru, you are the essence of all the Buddhas of the 3 times..I request you please to bestow on my mind-stream waves of inspiring strength..My Guru melts into the form of red light, which enters through the crown of my head...

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