John 1:1 is one of the most esoteric verses in the Bible that alludes to the mystery of Creation. But what was or is the genesis of the Word? It can only be a Sound. Sound antedates language which, in turn, antedates the alphabet that has given rise to the written word. Written words exist today because at one point in time, we decided to label the sounds we have heard.
In this sense, therefore, if we would like to extract an alternative truth statement from John 1:1, it is this: In the beginning was the Sound, and the Sound was with God, and the Sound was God!
What an intriguing possibility! God’s primordial manifestation as a Creative Force was a Sound. This postulate is the foundation of mantras and by extension, our oracion in Philippine esoteric tradition. If mantras and oraciones have power, it is because they tap into the original manifestation of God’s power which is a Sound. Hence the Names of God as the source of power in our orasyon. The Secret Names are Sounds the invocation of which can give a magickal operation the power it needs to accomplish something.
A tradition in the Indian mantra meditation, for example, identifies one of these original sounds of manifestation in the AhRa KaRa Mantra. AhRa KaRa is a mantra for manifestation.
You may want to try this:
1. Pick a goal that you urgently WANT and is good for all concerned. This may be a new job, a new car, a happy relationship, etc. Be sure to have an intention that you and everyone concerned will benefit somehow from this goal being true.
2. Think about (vividly imagine) your intention being true WHILE you make the sound ” AhRa KaRa ” (either silently or out loud). Don’t worry about HOW the goal will happen. Just vividly imagine it, eyes closed, WHILE you make that sound.
3. Do this as OFTEN as you feel like it until you come up with the desired manifestation.
In the Philippines, we have our version on the quest for the Secret Names of God that can be found in Nature itself. An interesting discussion thread on this has been started by one of our Forum members here.