Known as the 42 letters name, the ancient and mysterious Ana Becoach prayer
(pronounced ANA BE' KO-AA-KH) was written in the 1st century by Rabbi Nehonia Ben Hakana. It is composed of
seven lines with six words in each line. When the first letter of each
word is taken and composed together, the result is the sacred 42 letters name.
The search for the ultimate formula or equation that governs the universe, or
actually sustains the Cosmos itself, was sought after for generations by mathematicians
and physicists. According to the Kabbala there is such a formula and it was
hidden in both the sacred 72 names and the 42 names.
Many people are not aware of the fact that the Hebrew names of God are not names
at all, but definitions. The reason that most of us are not aware of these facts
is the wrong translations or actually the misunderstanding of the Hebrew meaning
of these names. In the west people always tend to write the four letter Hebrew
name of G-d known as the Tetragrammaton or "HASHEM HAMEFORASH". It is
the Explicit name, in Hebrew, as YHWE and pronounce it mistakenly as "Yahwe".
I even heard archeologists in the west pronounce it that way and even try to
connect its roots to an Egyptian deity by the name of Yahu.
However the name is actually pronounced
as "YEHOVA" and it is composed from the Hebrew words "Haya" - was, "Hove'e"
- is and "Yihiye" – will be, past, present and future. It is a definition
of sustained existence , and as a matter of fact the other biblical Hebrew name
for God, ELOHIM is actually composed of three words –El, Ela , Elim -
god, goddess and gods, and it comes to emphasize that everything in existence
is an expression of ONE force, One thing.
That is why the 42 name was known as one of those secret formulas and it is
actually based on the first two sentences in the first chapter of Genesis. The
use of this name is mentioned in the Talmud, but its meaning and the way to
use it as a key to the secrets of the eternal was lost after the destruction
of the temple by the Romans.
The Ana Be'koach prayer was used over the decades as an amulet for remedy protection
Video about the making of Kaballah Jewelry:
David's related dream
I've made these amulets years ago after an interesting experience. One of the
most unpleasant and frightening experiences one can have is a phenomenon known
as sleep paralysis, which is a phenomenon in which a person, either falling
asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak or
"One night I happened to experience this unpleasant experience. I woke
up in the middle of the night and felt this dark presence in my room. As I tried
to look I came to realize that I was completely paralyzed. I wasn't able to
move, or to speak. I was horrified by this experience. Then out of the blue
I suddenly visualized the 42 letters name. I focused my attention on the letters,
and as I reached the third line I woke up completely and was free.
When I woke up the next morning I've decided to create these amulets."
The Ana Bekoach Explained (Click to Enlarge):
It actually surprised me, but the use of this prayer in a form of a talisman
ceased to exist in the middle of the 19th century, so it happened that I was
the first one bring this tradition back to life
Though many people started to copy these designs and use to accompany it only
with the beliefs in its healing and protective characteristics, I've made these
amulets in the hope that maybe someday someone will be able to decipher the
original meaning or formula of the 42 letters name…
One funny related episode took place in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams,
where deep - the huge supercomputer built to find the answer to the ultimate
question of life, the universe, and everything issued a surprising answer –
David Weitzman is the force behind Ka Gold Jewelry. David has dedicated himself for many years to the search for sacred knowledge. He has vast knowledge in the fields of Kabbalah, sacred geometry, Egyptian wisdom, Jewish tradition, Tibetan Buddhism and other sacred concepts.