The Ineffable Name of God

tetragrammaton

by Michael Maciel

The Unmanifest (the formless “no-thing”) is enormous untapped energy. The prohibition against giving it a name is equivalent to today’s saying, “Be careful what you pray for, you just might get it!”

Naming the Unmanifest gives it form. In Genesis, God gives Adam the task of naming everything—an allusion to this process of bringing the creation into manifestation. Male figures in sacred texts symbolize the conscious mind, so we have to be careful of which thoughts we allow to slip over into the subconscious.

Our innate potential (the Unmanifest’s expression of Itself within us) is a wide spectrum. What we focus our attention on narrows the spectrum to a single point. As such, it is how we shape our reality and is therefore not a thing to be taken lightly.

About Michael Maciel

My name is Michael Maciel, and I have studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism for most of my adult life. In the early 1970’s, I was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS, a service and teaching order of which I was a member for the better part of that decade. I now serve on its Board of Directors and teach regular classes on the Mystical Interpretation of the Bible and the Tree of Life Study Plan, which deals primarily with the practical application of the Laws of Creation. Check out my YouTube channel: The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel
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1 Response to The Ineffable Name of God

  1. Margot Whitney says:

    That’s it in a nutshell!

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