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Pendant For Xmas... But What Does It Mean?

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So.... a friend bought me a pendant for xmas. One I had pointed out in a store as interesting but didn't really know what it meant. Now I have it I would like to learn what it means. Can anyone help?


All I know is it's called a tetragrammaton and seems to be a hybrid of Judeo-Christian and Pagan symbolism, and is possibly a symbol for use in High Magic. It includes a pentagram in a circle with the letters spelling out 'tetragrammton' around the edge and various symbols (I have yet to work them all out). Any further thoughts?


I cannot get a pic to work... can anyone help from description alone?


Is it a good thing to wear or not? :lol:

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The tetragrammaton is a term for the four (hebrew?) symbols that make one of the names of God, as in Yahweh. Back in the day, High Magicians believed knowing the true names of angels, demons and God gave you power so the tetragrammaton was the most powerful words available.


Or something.

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yeah, sorry - just had to fetch out a book I've got.


The tetragrammaton is the ineffable name of god, you shouldn't pronounce it but you can play an elaborate game of anagrams with it and produce other names that will suffice. You could also use bits of it as an addition to parts of angelic names to get something pronouncable for use in ritual.


You can add a kind of Hebrew numerology to the mix, if you found two words of power that added up to the same sum, then they were in sympathy and could be used together for even more power.


The tetragrammaton could be used for summoning, binding and compelling all manner of occult entities.


Thank you P G Maxwell Stuart :lol:

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Yep Moonhunter its very similar to that. Symbols on it are not quite the same... at least they don't look quite the same but may just not be cast as well.


Esk do you think it could act as good protection then? It certainly sounds like it.


I wore it yesterday and felt strangely calm and secure... which is odd as I'm out of a job and rather stressed at the mo :lol: Maybe it'll help me out a bit...


Any other thoughts?

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As far as I make out, it's a tool so it's only good for protection if that's what you use it for.


The pendant itself isn't a tetragrammaton, it's got the tetragrammaton on it. If you summon something using the tetragrammaton and bind it to protect you, then it's a protection. Like a knife is protection if you use to defend yourself against an agressor but you could just as easily attack someone with it yourself.

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Esk said it all really.


The TET and the Shemhamprphesh are most commonly found in CM, they are super duper "cirles of power" and like a lot of CM tend to be overcomplicated or usefull for a very specific purpose.


I wouldn't worry about wearing the pendant Veryn, unless you do decide to bind or protect someting to it then its...inactive.

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Thanks all. I feel more comfortable using/wearing it now. I have to say that so far (and I hope I don;t spoil things by saying this) everytime I have worn it I have felt calm, in control and organised... which if you knew the everyday me you would know was unusual!


I'll keep reading up and learning. It's v interesting stuff!



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I was given a book for Yule about High Magic and have found it really interesting. A friend, when he saw it, commented that I'd be turning people into frogs next! The list has been started *snigger* But...there is a whole section on symbology and the tetragrammaton features widely in it, I just haven't read it yet! It's a very cautious book, written really well, but there are plenty of warnings and 'get out' clauses for the faint hearted. It's not a side of magic that I have explored before, but from what I've read so far, I should find it interesting and challenging.

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