Psalm 119-—This it is well known is the largest of all the Psalms, and consists in the Hebrew of eight alphabets, but in such a manner, that each letter appears in undisturbed regularity, and through this there arose twenty-two special divisions, which are included in each eight verses, be- cause a particular power is ascribed to each division, which I cannot pre- sent to the reader in clearer manner than by placing each letter before him which forms the particular division.
Aleph. —The eight verses of this letter, which all begin with Aleph, should be pronounced over a man whose limbs shake and quiver, and if this be done in a low and even tone of voice, he will be relieved. If any one has made a vow, which has become burdensome to fulfil, it will be easy for him to keep his promise.
Beth.—It is said that through the second division from the ninth to the sixteenth verse, a man may obtain a good memory, an open heart, de- sirous to learn, and an extended intelligence. Whosoever desires to at- tain this must begin as follows : Remove from a hard-boiled egg the shell deftly and cleanly, so that the inside shall remain uninjured, and write upon it the above eight verses as well as the fourth verse of Deuteronomy, xxxiii., and eight verses of Joshua i., and also the holy name of the an- gels, Chosniel, Schrewniel and Mupiel. The translation of these three angel-names it is not necessary to know, because they must not be pro- nounced, but since it will be of interest to the reader to know the mean- ing of them, it will not be superfluous to give them here. Chosniel, sig- nifies Cover, or overshadow me, mighty God ! (namely, with the spirit of wisdom and knowledge). Schrewniel, turn me, again, mighty God ! that is, change me, convert me into a better man or woman, as David once said, " Create in me, oh God," etc. Mupiel means : Out of the mouth of the mighty God (namely, let me attend upon the decrees of thy laws, as if I heard and received them from the mouth of God himself). Finally, the following must also be written upon the egg : Open and enlarge my heart and understanding, that I may hear and comprehend everything that I read, and that I may never forget it. All this must be done on a Thursday evening, after fasting the entire day, and then the egg must be
inserted whole into the mouth, and when it is eaten, the four first verses of this division must be repeated three times in succession.
Gimel.—The division of the third letter, verses 17 to 24, should be prayed seven times in succession, in a low, solemn tone and with full con- fidence in the omnipotence of God, over the seriously injured eye of a friend, so that the pain may cease and the eye restored.
Beth is one I’ve tried myself and it worked for me, and I’m sure would work anyone who does it right.
Hops it is useful