EHYEH ASHER EHYEH
Have you seen that name in Gallery of Magick books? It is used in several rituals, such as the “Ritual to Wield Power” and evocation rituals. But do you know the meaning of this name? And what does it do?
EHYEH ASHER EHYEH is, according to the bible, what God incarnated as a burning bush, told Moses what his name was. It means “I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be.”
This name refers to something sacred: The concept of being, which is somehow the ultimate mystery. Some mystical traditions speak about how reaching a state of pure being is seen as enlightenment. This alone set the level quite high for the magical aura of this name!
EHYEH ASHER EHYEH corresponds to Kether, the highest Sephirah on the tree of life. It is also interchangeably used with EHEIEH (I am). Still, I’ve read that it’s more of a recent interpretation. In traditional Kabbalah, EHYEH ASHER EHYEH seemed to be more used. Both names are linked either way.
Being the divine name of Kether, the first emanation of creation, there is virtually no other name that can be as holy as EHYEH ASHER EHYEH. The only exception would be the tetragrammaton itself, the four-lettered name of God (EE-AH-OH-EH in GoM books). And it is just theory. We don’t know.
Now, what does it all means in practical terms? Simply put, it’s the name that contains a great deal of divine authority. That’s why it is the opening divine word of the Ritual to Wield Power. The goal of that ritual is to focus on and empower your divine authority. Divine authority is already in you, but that divine name enhances it and asserts it. It does the job better than any other could do.
Such a name can also be used to command spirit. You often have to pick a relevant divine name matching the spirit. Still, in the case of EHYEH ASHER EHYEH, it can apply to any entity, being so holy that it has an embedded general power.
So, next time you use this divine name, remember that you are projecting divine authority in an incredibly powerful way!