Although this word is known to many people, there are probably fewer people who know its origin. Apart from ‘Abracadabra’, there are a number of other popular magic words used by stage magicians. However, the origin of the words ‘Abracadabra’ is also a mystery to most people. In the meantime, if you want to find an interesting magician, we recommend you to check out the magician gold coast.
According to the Ancient Origins page, the word ‘Abracadabra’ has its origins in the ancient Roman world. At that time, this word was not used for performances but was believed to contain strong magical power in it.
According to one theory, the word ‘Abracadabra’ comes from the Hebrew words ‘ab, ben, Ruach HaKodesh’, which translates as ‘Father, Son, and Holy Spirit’. So, the word ‘Abracadabra’ is actually a prayer of the Holy Trinity.
According to another theory, this magic word comes from another magic word known as’ abraxas`. This word is special, because of its letters, in Greek numerology, namely the number of days in a year.
‘Abracadabra’ has been used as a talisman for centuries. The 2nd-century Roman scholar Serenus Sammonicus, for example, gave a description in the book Liber Medicinalis about how to use this magic word. This amulet involves words written on a piece of parchment repeatedly, with letters removed each time, until only one is left.
In the Middle Ages, people believed that any event that they could not explain might have been caused by magic, and most of the inhabitants of Medieval Europe were so afraid of having the charm emitted on them that they used Abracadabra to ward off potential mistakes sent towards them.
As in Roman times, it was also used to “cure” illness. The use of the ‘Abracadabra’ pyramid was mentioned by writers in later centuries, including 16th-century Eva Rimmington Taylor, who wrote in ‘The Troublesome Voyage of Capt. Edward Fenton: “Banister said, he healed 200 in an ague year by hanging abracadabras on their necks.”
And Abracadabra still existed in the 18th century, as Daniel Defoe wrote in his 1722 Journal of the Plague Year, that superstition was applied during the epidemic. Eventually, people stopped believing in the properties of ‘Abracadabra’ to heal or protect them and this word became revealed to stage magicians doing magic tricks