Tradition: Judaism

Kadosh

Judaism

The phrase comes from the prayer of ‘Kedushah’ being recited during Jewish ceremonies. It comes from the ‘Book of Isaiah’ describing a prophetic vision with God sitting on the throne surrounded by the angels – Seraphim. ‘Kedushah’ is the third part of a standing prayer called Amidah.

MEANING

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of the Hosts.
The phrase comes from Talmud. Rabbi Yehuda uses the blessing: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of the Hosts, all the Earth is full of His glory’ while the angels repeat the words: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of the Hosts’.

MESSAGE

It is believed the mantra helps us to open our spiritual being for the actions of the angels. It is a kind of protection for the practitioners so they could be separated from the evil powers and influence. It also opens up a type of luminous pathway we can follow to experience a divine light in ourselves.

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The prayer of Kedushah in the Judaist tradition, containing word ‘Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh Adonai Tz’vaot’, is being recited during Jewish praying ceremonies. The phrase comes from the Book of Isaiah which describes a prophetic vision with God sitting on the throne surrounded by the angels: six-winged Seraphim (with two of the wings covering their faces, two covering legs and the other two used to fly’. The angels were calling out to one another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts (Isaiah 6:3).
The fragments of Kedushah are mostly recited in a standing prayer called Amidah, being the third part of this recitation.
The phrase containing the voice of Seraphim from the Book of Isaiah may be also found in Talmud, specifically in its part called Tosefta. It is an extension and addition of Mishnah considered to be the first ever work of Rabbinic Judaism. It is there where Rabbi Yehuda uses the blessing: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, all the Earth is full of His glory.’ Further these words are associated with the angelic hosts serving and worshipping God. The first angel calls out the word ‘Holy’ followed by another calling the same word while the third of them adds: ‘Holy is the Lord of hosts’.
Nowadays these words are being used as a chanted mantra. It is believed to have an amazing power even though there is no common agreement about its nature. Some researchers believe that it opens up the spiritual being to the power of angelic hosts while the others claim it is a kind of protection for the praying or chanting ones, separating them from the evil power and influence. There are also the ones believing that recitation of Kadosh opens up a luminous pathway we should follow to experience the divine light in ourselves.
It is believed that the traditional transcription of the prayer in Hebrew contains the word ‘Kodosh’ or ‘Kadosh’. The version of ‘Kadoish’ with a vowel ‘I’ placed in the second syllable is the contemporary one, according to the request included in the mysterious book ‘The Keys of Enoch’ written in 1973 by American anthropologist and religious researcher dr James J. Hurtak. The author claims that the ‘I’ sound is supposed to add more vibration into the mantra, strengthening its power.
Popularity of the mantra and attributing it with paranormal powers by the metaphysics and paranormal investigators proves how important it is not only for the people interested in recitation of mantras as their path of spiritual development. Some of the practitioners believe that the early morning meditation of Kadosh is a way to greet the Creator. It also provides energy and power for the entire day so we may be able to tell our genuine masters from the false ones and finally, through the divine love, connect with the Universe. The words of Kadosh are also associated with Metatron, a major angel believed to be the transformed patriarch Henoch. He is an important character appearing in Merkabah mysticism described in the first chapter of The Book of Ezekiel. There are many esoteric movements coming from this tradition, including those believing that the mystical Throne of God described in the vision of Ezekiel is a type of spaceship with a unique set of powers. There is also a common belief that recitation of ‘Kadosh’ helps us to synchronize the vibration of chanting with the vibration of the Throne of Glory being a part of the God’s Chariot.