Names of God

The names of God.

The Names of God is an ancient chart of text which house the 72 names of the Lord, many of which enumerate the various qualities of a Supreme Being. It is said that those who find the chart and learn the meanings behind the names of God can in fact gain a particular almighty power from the very name itself. However, the names are unable to be pronounced by human tongue, including demon or otherwise. The only angel who could properly speak the names is Metatron himself who is the Scribe of God.

Another angel who knows the true name of God is Samyaza, a fallen angels belonging to a group of angels known as the Grigori. Samyaza's name means "He Who Knows the Name" which refers to him knowing the true name of God, or possibly one of the names. This allows Samyaza to harnass incredible power and in return able to achieve victory over opponents whom are much more powerful than he is.

Inscribed upon the petals of a symbolic sunflower are the 72 names of God that in Hebrew is called "Shemhamphorasch (alternatively Shem ha-Mephorash or Schemhamphoras, originally Shem HaMephorash." The "72-fold name" is highly important to Sefer Raziel, and a key (but often missing) component to the magical practices in The Lesser Key of Solomon.

The 72 different names represent the secret Demonic and/or Angelic hierarchy of the supernatural world in relation to their names, positions and power over the others. For example, the leading Archangel is named Vehuiah, Metatron who is also known as Enoch, and the leader of the fiery angels or serpents  of Ba'al named the Seraphim. He is the highest of the angelic watchers and serves as the celestial scribe as Thoth or Seth documenting the past, present and future.

In the middle is a circle with the secret initials of "IHS" that is often interpreted as meaning "Iesus Hominum Salvator" ("Jesus, Saviour of men" in Latin), or with the term "In Hoc Signo;" Latin for "In this sign we shall conquer." Above the circle are the seventy-two powers of God according to the Hebrew Bible. Below are two trees, that on the left bearing the symbols of the planets and that on the right, the signs of the zodiac and the names of the tribes of Israel.