Abraham Abulafia : Hayyei ha-Olam ha-Ba

139 An interesting articulation of this idea is found in Abulafia, Hayyei ha-Olam ha-Ba, pp. 86-87: "The numerical sum of the three names [YHWH, Elohim, and Adonai = 26 + 86 + 65] equals 177, and their secret is gan eden [3 + 50 + 70 + 4 + 50 = 177], mentioned above in the secret of the three gradations, which allude to the three worlds, for the providence in them, in general and in particular, is to establish what is worthy of being established in perpetuity, and the secret is the name el olam [1 + 30 + 70 + 6 + 30 + 40 = 177], and his name is delight for the righteous and the prophets. And the secret of the two names alone [Elohim and Adonai = 86 + 65 = 151] is ha-olam [5 + 70 + 6 + 30 + 40 = 151], and the secret of ha-olam is qanna [100 + 50 + 1 = 151] and also qomah [100 + 6 + 40 + 5 = 151].... However, the secret of the two names [whose numerical value is] twenty-six [YHWH] and sixty-five [Adonai] is mal'akh [40 + 30 + 1 + 20 = 91] ha-elohim [5 + 1 + 30 + 5 + 10 + 40 = 91], and his name is el qanna [1 + 30 + 100 + 50 + 1 = 182], and his secret is ya'aqov [10 + 70 + 100 + 2 = 182]." I cannot here enter into all the details of this rich passage, but let me simply note that the expression el olam is to be decoded in the construct state as the God of the world, that is, it signifies the divine providence in the cosmos. The expression "the world" {ha-olam) is linked numerically to the two terms qanna and qomah. I suggest that qanna is an abbreviated reference to el qanna, the "impassioned ...

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  "At the beginning of the [act of] formation, the person has to be acquainted with the quality of the weight, the combination and the variation. And he has to be acquainted with the construction and all the alphabets, the two hundred and thirty one gates of the alphabets, which are engraved in the ninth sphere, [or wheel] divided into sixty parts. And [he] has to be acquainted with the combination of all the letters, and all the alphabets, each one per se, until all the gates will be completed. And he shall take pure dust and flour, turn the wheel in the middle, and begin to combine until the two hundreds and thirty one gates [are computed], and [then] he will receive the influx of wisdom. When he receives the influx, let him [then] recite speedily the circle of velocity, which is the divine spirit. Afterwards let him take a cup full of pure water and a small spoon, and fill it with dust. He should be acquainted with the weight of all the dust before he begins to stir it, and also with the size of the spoon which [serves him] to measure. And after he will fill it, he shall pour it in the water, and he will gently blow during his pouring onto the surface of the water. And when he begins to blow on the first spoonful, he should recite loudly a letter of the divine name with one breath, until his spirit will go out [i.e., it will be exhausted] by [his] breathing, his face being [turned] to the earth. And he shall begin with the head of the head, until he will end the first eight houses [i.e., lines], [in order to] preserve the head. And he shall recite the second eight houses, to preserve the body, according to the order. And he shall recite the eight houses of the third [order] [in order to preserve] the end and the spirit. And [then] an image will emerge . . . it is forbidden to do like the deed of the Creator, and you shall not learn it in order to perform it, but you shall learn it in order to understand and to teach and to cleave to the great name of God, praised be He."

Abraham Abulafia, quoted in The Golem: Jewish Magical and Mystical Traditions on the Artificial Anthropoid by Moshe Idel