Saturday, July 17, 2010
these are the words ... Devarim 1:1
The Hebrew phrase above has a total gematria of 297, a digit sum of 18, and a final digit sum of 9. The word "the words" (הדברים) comes from the shoresh (three letter etymological magical root) דבר, meaning to "combine separate items into one."
Another way in Hebrew to say "these are the words" is with the phrase אלה המילים. In this form of the saying, the word "the words" (המילים) comes from the shoresh מלא, meaning to "fill to abundance." This phrase has a total gematria of 171, and a digit sum of 9.
Nine is the diameter of the witch's sacred circle.
These are the words, אלה הדברים - with these, the witch concocts her spell and gives it the spark of life.
These are the words, אלה המילים - with these, the witch fans the spark into a flame, drawing forth and filling her spell to abundance with the magical force necessary to make its intent move and manifest according to her will.
Related entry - Alchemy of the Word