In the series about the 72 Shem Angels and their corresponding Tarot Minor Arcana cards, I have included a section about chanting the name of the Angel. In this section, at the end of each post, I share the purpose for invoking the Angel. However, I don’t share how to do the Shem HaMephorash chanting in those posts.
So today, I realised that it is probably better to break it down for anybody who is new to chanting. You can use these same principles for chanting the names of deities or other entities/beings you are working with as well.
You can find an Index of the 72 Shem HaMephorash HERE.
How to Do the Shem HaMephorash Chanting
To chant the name of any of the Shem Angels, follow these steps:
- Choose the Shem HaMephorash that resonates with you or work with one of your three Guardian Angels.
- You can either focus on connecting with and getting to know your chosen Angel. Or you can set a goal that this Angel can help you with.
- Find a quiet and peaceful place where you can focus without distractions.
- Sit comfortably in a relaxed position, with your back straight and your eyes closed.
- Take a few deep breaths to calm your mind and drop down into your heart.
- Read the corresponding verse of Scripture out loud if this feels right to you or skip straight to the chanting.
- Start repeating the mantra softly and slowly. You can say it out loud or repeat it silently in your mind.
- Focus your attention on the sound and vibration of the chant. Feel the rhythm and energy it creates within you. Allow the energy of the chant to fill your heart.
- Try to let go of any thoughts or distractions that arise. Keep bringing your focus back to the chant.
- Continue chanting for a few minutes or as long as you feel comfortable.
- Gradually increase the volume and intensity of the chant if it feels appropriate.
- When you are ready to finish, gradually slow down the chant and let it fade away.
- Take a moment to sit in silence and observe any effects or sensations you may be experiencing.
Making Shem HaMephorash Chanting Part of Your Spiritual Practice
If you feel called to work with the Shem Angels, you can make chanting part of your daily spiritual practice. Doing so will enable you to go deeper with these beautiful Angels. For instance, you can journey with them for a year which means working with each Angel for five days/the corresponding quinance.
I highly recommend the Guardian Angel Oracle deck to use as part of this practice as well. This is a deck I don’t tend to use for divination. Instead, I use it to connect with the angel I’m working with and I like to keep their card on a little wooden easel on my altar or bedside table.
If you are working with one of the Angels for a specific purpose/outcome, you may wish to journal your progress. Enjoy the journey of self-discovery and inner peace through the power of connecting deeply with the Shem HaMephorash through chanting.
Bonus tip: If you enjoy drumming, you can drum while chanting. The drumming really helps with building strong energy while chanting. You don’t have to be a musician to do this. All you need is some kind of hand drum.
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