Usually spelled "Shemhamephorash." It is translated from a Hebrew phrase meaning "the explicit name." It refers to a name of the Hebrew God. Most commonly, it refers to the name "Yahweh." It has also been used to refer to a 72-letter name of the Hebrew God.
"Shemhamforash" is also used in Anton LaVey's "The Satanic Bible" to refer to the LaVeyan Satan or to say "Hail Satan." It is commonly questioned why LaVey used a Hebrew phrase used to refer to a white-light God as a Satanic Statement, but today, "Shemhamforash" is usually used as a Satanic statement instead of Hebrew.
"Hail Satan, Shemhamforash!"
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