Abracadabra, some may know this as the word that stage magicians say as they do their magic, but it actually has a rooted past in occultism. People believe that this word may originate from some form of Aramaic roots, but nobody is completely 100% sure on the fact of its origin. In the Aramaic origin theory the phrases said to mean things such as “I create as I speak.”, “I create like the word.“, or “it came to pass as it was spoken.”. People also believe it might have come from the Greek word “abraxas”, or the Hebrew words for Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These words being “ab, ben and ruach hakodesh”. The first known recording of this word appeared in a book in the 2nd century AD. This book is known as the Liber Medicinalis by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus. This is where the word was first recorded for having a metaphysical purpose in which it was used to heal, and protect against malaria. It was written in order for it to be used in this purpose, it had to be made into an amulet, where the word Abracadabra kept repeating on it losing one letter every time it repeated, forming a triangle in the process. The symbol was eventually known as a abracadabrangle.
This symbol was said to have healing, protective, and banishing properties. It has been used to greatly affect the worlds around the practitioners that use it. Abracadabra was used in so many different ways throughout history in order to defend, and protect against illnesses, and banish all manner of spirits, and entities. practitioners still use this word today, in it’s triangle amulet format, because of the great power that it holds. A lot of spells have been noted as using it as a form of symbol, and is still very relevant in its original uses. This word was even picked up by Aleister Crowley, and was actually changed, to the word Abrahadabra, because of the kabbalistic understanding that he employed. Aleister Crowley believed this to be the true spelling of the word. The first time the word appears in this version is in the book of the law, or the Liber Legis in (AL III:1), (AL III:47), and (AL III:75). Eventually the word abracadabra was picked up by stage magicians, and was used as magic words, when they were performing their tricks, and has been greatly associated with it ever since. This word still has a lot of magickal power, and potential, and can be great to use in your practice, if you have a place for it.