Essential Invocations

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Essential Invocations

#1 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:17 am

Shabbat Shalom!

Tau Malachi requested that I start this thread listing essential invocations that anyone can take up in their prayer life. They may even be held in the heart throughout our active life. By quoting lines from revealed Hebrew scripture, we draw upon the energy of the revelation as given. If anyone requests, I'm happy to do my best in offering a pronunciation as well.

Many simple lines from the Hebrew bible make wonderful chants, such as:


Exodus 8:10 There is none like the LORD our God:
ki eyn ka-YHVH Elohenu

Exodus 13:14 I am that I am OR I shall be that I shall be:
Eheyeh asher Eheyeh



A help note regarding the Sh'ma which is not to be chanted more than once:

Exodus 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD is one:
Shema Israel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Ahad

There is a chant of its essence in the middle that we may chant:
The LORD our God, the LORD: YHVH Elohenu YHVH


As God wills, more lines from revealed scripture will populate this thread for practitioners to peruse and try.

May the power of the One within and ever around and beyond be praised this day!

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Re: Essential Invocations

#2 Postby Anna » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:46 pm

Shabbat Shalom, Elder Gideon!

Thank you, and Tau Malachi, for this thread! Praise Ma for her way of wisdom with her children in these times!

Yes, I would very much appreciate it if you could also post the pronunciations of each of these invocations. They are lovely and simple, yet I sense they contain deep mysteries that Holy One may choose to reveal over time as practitioners take them up.

God bless and keep you in all that you do!
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Re: Essential Invocations

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:47 am

Blessings in the Holy Light of the Messiah!

I'm inclined to share a few more of the essential invocations taught in the Straight Path.

There is Yahweh, Yahweh El, drawn from Exodus 34 and the utterance of the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy.

Also, there is the heart essence invocation taught in the Straight Path, Yah Yahweh Yeshua, corresponding with the Essence of God, Being of God, and its knowledge and embodiment. (At times this is shortened to just Yahweh, Yeshua).

Another common essential invocation is El Gadol, 'God is great.'

Also there is, El Elohim, 'God, God.'

Drawing from the Middle Pillar and the three great grades of ascent through nearness into oneness there is also Eheieh, Yahweh, Adonai, and this is akin to Yah Yahweh Yeshua; or the order may be reversed specifically with the intention of an ascent of the soul and 'returning to God.'

These were a few more essential invocations I was inclined to share, and these are used not only during times of prayer, but in between times of prayer as a way to cultivate constant invocation, remembrance, of God Most High (El Elyon).

In this regard you will understand that any of the primary Names of God may be used as an invocation, and so various combinations of them, either softly outwardly or inwardly in your heart.

Shalom Aleichem!
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There is None Beside You

#4 Postby Elder Gideon » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:44 am

Feast Day Shalom!

I'm fascinated by a line from the prayer of Hannah:

There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God (1 Samuel 2:1).

There is none beside you—אֵין בִּלְתֶּךָ—eyn blitEKHA.

So simple and essential for Straight Path contemplations!

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Re: Essential Invocations

#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:14 pm

Blessings in the Holy Light of the Messiah!

I'm inclined to add something more to this thread, a simple teaching.

Understand, praise and thanksgiving to the Holy One is also invocation, remembrance of God, though the actual practice, devotion or 'invocation' as taught in the tradition is, indeed, the intonement, chant, reciting, of the Names of God. Yet, to say 'Praise God,' or 'thanks be to God,' or 'Praise the Lord, or 'thanks be to the Lord' are good, and may be an invocation, remembrance of God. There is, however, another way of praise of God that is superior, and that is the way of the gnostics in the Straight Path, if and when there is no need to veil because of outward circumstances, as in being in the presence of those who do not know the actual Names of God and so would not understand. Then a veiling would be wise, and needed.

Indeed, an initiate may very well say, 'Praise God,' or 'Praise the Lord,' and when appropriate it is good, and is enough; but then, an initiate, a sojourner of the Gnostic Path, Straight Path, would in fact be more inclined to say Hallelu El, or Hallelu Elohim, or Hallelu Eloah, or Hallelu Elohi, or Hallelu Elohenu, and so on, or they may join any other Name of God to hallelu, 'praise the,' and so their praise directly becomes an invocation. Understand, hallelu and a specific Name of the Holy One corresponds with a distinct aspect of the Holy One, Divine Attributes, Divine Actions, and bears witness of a distinct manifestation of the Divine Presence, Holy Shekinah, Holy Spirit, and as such there may be greater kavvanah, focus, and so greater devekut, cleaving, in the praise, and while praise, glorification, so also it is directly an invocation.

This may be done with 'Hallelu' and any of the Names of God, and such praise, invocation, may even become a chant. It is a lovely, powerful and conscious way of praise/invocation. I'd encourage initiates to take it up, when appropriate.

This is what the Spirit would have me share.

Hallelu Yeshua - 'Praise Yahweh delivers'! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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