Pronunciation  - copyright 2005



How to Pronounce the Hebrew


Today, there are at least two major dialects in Hebrew, Sephardic and Ashkenazi. Throughout the last 5,000 years there have been many more. The Bible was written over a period of centuries, and the Hebrew language continued to evolve during that time. While no one knows exactly how these Names and Words were pronounced in ancient times, I offer the pronunciation we use with the hopes that it might prove useful to you. I have tried to use recognizable transliterations of the Hebrew in English.

As an aside, I was raised to speak Ashkenazi but most of America and the world's Jews now speak the type of Sephardic as pronounced in Israel.

Adonoi   Adonoi Ha Ar'etz  AGLA  Ateh   EiHeYay  L'Olom  Malkuth   Shaddai-El_Chai   Ve-Geburah     Ve-Gedulah    YHVH          Yahovo Elohiem        Yahovo Elo Va Daath

These pronunciations will be available in the PRACTICE section of this website, as well as others.

Here is the entire Rose Cross, Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, Middle Pillar, and final Rose Cross ritual as a half hour, participatory ritual. This version was recorded specially for  John in Maine and all my friends from Pan Thea.

Half Hour Middle Pillar Ritual

It's not small, in MP 3 format, so plan on taking a while to download or play it.