The 72 Names Talisman (Tablet not pendant)
Please note: This is a tablet for carrying and not a pendant for wearing!
One of the things that always fascinated me was the parallel between the "revealed name" of G-d in Judaism, the tetragrammaton - name with the four letters YHWH and the tetractys of pythagoras. The tetragrammaton incorporates basically the abstract idea that G-d is space time itself, existence and consciousness. The explanation of this is that these four letters in Hebrew make up the word “being”, meaning to be, and also the words : was, is, will be.
When Moses asked The Burning bush of the name of G-d, he receives a rather abstract and surprising answer (in comparison to a time where most of the world was involved in pagan rituals) "I will be what I will be", something that is existence itself, devoid of any description or definition.
The Tetractys of Pythagoras is a triangle and it has 4 lines that contain 10 points. This symbol is the basis for all the mathematics and the geometry and the laws of the universe. If we take the Tetragrammaton and place its letters on the Tetractys and we add up its numerical value, we will receive the number 72 that appears in the ancient sources of the Kabbalah as 72 names (72 names of G-d).
According to ancient traditions if we take the central verses in the Book of Exodus -14 and divide them in a certain way we will receive 72 combinations of three letters. If we connect their combination we will receive a name of 216 letters. According to Kabbalistic tradition, these combinations are the name or the formula by which means, among other things the world was created. The source of the formula is not known and also the way to use it has been lost over the years. These combination of letters appear in ancient Jewish amulets.
The silver or gold tablet of the 72 names is meant for carrying and many use it as an amulet for protection for defense, healing and success. The search for the ultimate equation or formula that is present in the entire universe has always fascinated mathematicians and physicists.
To conclude, I am including a link to one of my favorite stories. It is a story by Arthur C. Clarke,
"The Nine Billion Names of God