Friday, 12 November 2010

Project: 40 Days for Wisdom


Source: “Walking in the Fire: Classical Torah/Kabbalistic Meditations, Practises & Prayers” by HaRav Ariel Bar Tzadok. Rav of http://www.koshertorah.com/




SECTION 4: Prayers & Segulot
Segulah L’Hochmah
An Invocation for Wisdom from The Book of the Angel Raziel
“Recite this prayer seven times over a glass of water and then drink it. Repeat this for 40 days in a row.
Halakha (Law): Holy names and angelic names must never be spoken aloud. They should only be contemplated upon and recited silently. Warning! Violating this law can invoke angelic wrath and provoke a curse instead of a blessing.”

See the book quoted above for the translation (and transliteration) of the text from this portion of Sefer Raziel.

Scope: Use prayer for Chochmah / Wisdom to boost initiate
Time: 40 days, starting 13 November 2010 / 6 Kislev 5771
Cost: 1 glass of water per day, plus sufficient time for repetition of prayer 7 times per day
Quality: The success criterion for this project is a significant improvement in ability to understand of Chochmah / Wisdom. This is a subjective measure of success and findings at the end will indicate whether it worked or not.
Communication:
To Emenator: Daily prayer seven times a day over glass of water.
If time permits, blog updates on any noticeable changes during 40 day period.
Risks:
Fast on 17th of Tevet, must ensure that prayer time does not overlap with fast [ Probability: High, Impact: High]. If a day is missed, the procedure needs to be started anew.
Initiate may not be of sufficient receptivity to handle influx of Wisdom. [Probablity: Medium, Impact: High]. This can be mitigated by stopping the procedure if adverse affects manifest during the 40 days.
Procedure may not work. [Probability: Low, Impact: Hight]. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
May mispronounce name or lose count of prayers. [Probability: Low, Impact: High]. If count goes badly wrong then may need to start 40 days anew or may due to mis-pronounciation get unpredictable results.