Most people are aware of the familiar word used by carnival magicians, and by others mimicking a magician when revealing a change that seems “magical.” While Abrakadabra may seem familiar, few people actually know the origin of this ancient word.


This ancient word is understood by Jewish sages to be the words God would have spoken in creating His creation. This Hebrew phrase was most likely considered mystical in the realms that only God could perform. Kabbalistic healers were known to use these words in their incantations, which then produced a magical or occultic connotation to the word.

Breaking down this mystical phrase, we see abara (I create) ka (like or as) dabara (I speak words).

 I create as I speak Words!

And thus, God spoke the universe into being!

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