Rabbi Hermann Gollancz (1852-1930)
Quelle: Book of Protection, being a collection of charms. Translated by Hermann Gollancz
Die Abbildungen entstammen dem von Gollantz als 'Codex A' bezeichneten Manuskript, einem Text in syrisch-aramäischer Sprache (Estrangelo-Schrift) aus dem Jahre 1802/03, welcher aus den Bergen von Shibani im heutigen Irakisch-Kurdistan stammt.
Der Bann des Hl. Thomas (=eigentlich Hl. Georg) über den "Geist des Wahnsinns"
THE ANATHEMA OF MAR THOMAS, WHICH IS OF AVAIL FOR THE SPIRIT OF LUNACY.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The prayer, request, petition, and supplication of Mar George (sic), the glorious martyr, who lived in the mountain for forty years. He was torn as [into] rags, and blood flowed from them (i.e. the rents made in his flesh): and he prayed and said, 'O Lord, God of Hosts, I beseech thee, and supplicate thy grace, and ask the same request which Peter, Paul, and Gabriel — chief of the angels, besought on account of the evil spirit of lunacy. I bind you away from the three hundred [xxxiii] and sixty-six members of the one who carrieth these writs: and you are bound by me, O evil Spirit of Lunacy, and you have not the power to reside in the body and soul of the one who carrieth these writs, but you will needs go forth from the bones, from the sinews, from the flesh, from the skin, and from the hair unto the ground, and from the ground (passing on) to iron, and from iron to stone, and from stone (you will pass on) to the mountain. This writing must be sealed. Amen, Amen!
Bann des Erzengels Gabriel über den "Bösen Blick"
THE ANATHEMA OF THE ANGEL GABRIEL, WHICH IS OF AVAIL FOR THE EVIL EYE.
In the name or the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The Evil Eye went forth from the stone of the rock, and the angel Gabriel met her. He said unto her: Whither goest thou, O daughter of destruction? She replied unto him, I am going to destroy men and women, boys and girls, the souls of cattle, and the fowl of heaven. The angel Gabriel said unto her: Hast thou not been to Paradise, and seen the Great God, the One who is surrounded by thousands upon thousands and myriads upon myriads of angels, who sanctify him? By His name thou art bound by me, and I bind thee, O Evil and Envious Eye, and Eye of seven evil neighbours! It is not within thy power to approach either the body or the soul, or the spirit, or the connexions of the sinews, or the 366 members which are in the frame of the one who carries these formulae, through the prayer of my Lady, the blessed Mary, and of Mar John the Baptist. Amen!
Der Bann des Rabban Hurmizd, eines persischen Reiterheiligen, über einen tollwütigen Hund (oder ein wildes Tier)
THE ANATHEMA OF RABBAN HURMIZD, WHICH IS OF A VAIL FOR MAD DOGS.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The prayer, request, petition, and supplication of Mar Rabban Hurmizd of Persia, son of Joseph the Chief, which he prayed and asked of the Merciful and Compassionate God at the time of his martyrdom. He said: O Lord, God of Hosts, I beg of Thee, and supplicate thy Grace, that (as regards) everyone who will make mention of thy Holy Name, and of my name — thy servant Hurmizd of the Persians, may the mad dog neither bite nor put his teeth in him: but let the destructive lion, the daring tiger, the pig, and the lurking wolf, and an dangerous animals (be kept aloof) from him and from his house, from his sons and daughters, and from all that there is and will be unto him who beareth these writings, through the prayer of my Lady, the blessed Mary. Amen!
Der Bann des Heiligen Daniel über den Schafe schlagenden Wolf
[THE ANATHEMA OF MAR DANIEL] BINDING THE MOUTH OF WOLVES FROM OFF THE SHEEP AND LARGER ANIMALS.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The prayer, request, petition, and supplication73 of Mar Daniel the prophet, when he went down into the den of hungry lions, and they did him no harm. May there be bound, sealed, and bridled the mouths of wolves, bears, and lions, the mouth of every destructive animal, from off everything that there is and will be to the one who bears this charm, by the staff of Moses the prophet, and by the ring of Solomon Bar Jaki, — from off the cattle and the sheep of A., the son of B. Furthermore, may there be bound, sealed, and bridled their mouths and their tongues, so that if it be open it may not bend it to, and if it be bent it shall not open; by the prayers of Rabban Hurmizd, and by the request of Mar Elias, and by the supplication of Mar Daniel the prophet, may the mouth of wolves, bears, and all (destructive) animals be bound. Amen!
"Mâr" (syr.-aram.>arab.) = "Heiliger", z.B. مار جرجيس (Mâr Djordjis/Zarzis/George etc.) = Hl. Georg
Der syrisch-aramäische Name "Djordjis" war wohl der ursprüngliche; die spätere Legende leitete "Georg" von gr. γεωργός (Ackermann) ab.
Zu überprüfen wäre, woher der "Geist des Wahnsinns" stammt und ob es sich dabei womöglich um den "Urdrachen" handelt.