The Incommunicable Axiom
Occultist Éliphas Lévi suggested that all magic was embodied
in knowledge of this secret. The axiom was to be found
enclosed in the four letters of the Tetragram arranged in a certain
way; in the words Azoth and Inri written kabbalistically; and
in the monogram of Christ embroidered in the labarum. Whoever
succeeded in elucidating it became omnipotent in the
practice of magic.
Thus did Lévi deal with a Western occult interpretation of
Jewish Kabbalah and Eastern teachings about the creative
power of the Ineffable Name of God, Aum. (See also Divine
Name; Mantra; Shemhamphorash)
Lévi, Éliphas. Transcendental Magic. London Rider, 1896.
Reprint, New York Samuel Weiser, 1972.