What name is good for….?
Important study from recent Daily Zohars of Vayera;
In ancient times, the wisdom was about the spiritual system and how to connect, draw and harness different forces from above to benefit the people below. Some used these forces for evil and few used it for good purposes. The Torah tells us the story of the Tower of Babel. The people of that generation wanted to have greater control over the spiritual system and built a ‘Tower’ for that. God ‘mixed’ their language, which is the aspect of taking away the power of the holy language from them. The ability to communicate with angels/spiritual forces became limited to people on high spiritual levels of negative or positive. For example Moses on the good side and Balaam on the negative side.
The only existing power of words to connect to the pure system was left in the Torah that has many names of angels and spiritual forces.
Many people with lack of spiritual knowledge or ability to pray and connect wish to have ‘shortcuts’ for using angels to ‘fix’ something in their lives. For that reason many looks into ‘techniques’ from books that are full of false and incorrect information. Nowadays, almost every person can use a simple PC to produce well formatted book ready for quick print.
Frequently, I receive emails with requests for ‘shortcuts’ to have access to spiritual forces. They ask for ‘names’ of angels also about ‘What Zohar section is good for….’ Looking for names or shortcuts is bad teaching to follow. The rate of success is same as Placebo. It helps only those who would be helped even without the ‘placebo’. In many and most cases shortcuts may draw judgments instead of relief.
We should not trust books with names or recipes to draw angels or spiritual forces for self benefits. It is easier to summon dark forces using black magic and different types of rituals because negative forces are closer to this world than the pure forces. Don’t get tempted!
One of the risk of using books for ‘magic’ is of losing the faith. If one learns from a book few ‘tricks’ that benefit his health, sustenance and other ‘fixes’, he will get to a point of losing faith in God.
King Solomon knew all wisdom of the world. The Talmud tells us that King Solomon wrote a book, revealing many secrets about healing any disease, writing amulets for protection, Astrology and more.
People relied on this book and that weakened their prayer and connection to God. King Chizkiyahu was righteous and concealed this book so the people could go back to the proper prayers and draw light to the world beyond the personal benefits of using the book of King Solomon.
The Zohar in Vayera #89 quotes Genesis 25:6
“וְלִבְנֵי הַפִּילַגְשִׁים אֲשֶׁר לְאַבְרָהָם, נָתַן אַבְרָהָם מַתָּנֹת; וַיְשַׁלְּחֵם מֵעַל יִצְחָק בְּנוֹ, בְּעוֹדֶנּוּ חַי, קֵדְמָה, אֶל-אֶרֶץ קֶדֶם”
“but to the sons of his concubines, Abraham gave gifts while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.”
The ‘gifts’ Abraham gave to the children of the concubines were partial truth of the spiritual system but to Isaac he gave everything, meaning the entire knowledge of the spiritual system.
The best way to draw light of fulfillment is to study Torah from the first word to the last. Follow services with Torah reading on Shabbat. Study Zohar in sequence as we do on the Daily Zohar. Study more on Shabbat and you would connect and open channels of light to bless all that you need and that is good for you in this life.
Mashiach would bring the wisdom of mind over matter to those who built their vessel for it.