Golems are entities created with intent. Could we use these little helpers in our day to day use? http://golemplush.org/history The creation of golems is outlined in the Sefer Yetzirah, the Book of Creation. This book is generally grouped with Kabbalistic texts, and it describes the mystic way to create a golem. The mystics believed that God's spoken words were the origin of the creation of the world. These were not words as we know them, but instead were a system of pronunciation based on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The Hebrew letters have substance within the world, which can be harnassed to generate great power. This power requires deep meditation which is believed by Kabbalists to assist in cleaving to God, thus getting a broader look at His plans for creation. Stories of success by using specifically the method outlined in the Sefer Yetzirah don't seem to be as popularized. However, there have been numerous legends of Rabbis creating golems throughout history. Often, rather than recitation of the words of creation, the golems are created by hand from clay, and words of power are inscribed on paper or upon the forehead of the statue. The words of power are always in Hebrew and are things like the word "truth" or the name of God. They would also have phrases like "God is truth." However God's exact name is in some dispute, and could be anywhere from the four letters (with vowels removed) YHVH to a string of 72 letters. Until the words of power are removed or altered, the golem is granted life.