The most frequent question I’m asked is “What’s a Merkabah?”
The short answer: The Merkabah is an ancient geometry and spiritual tool found in many religions.
Pronounce it as though each syllable was its own word: Mer …..kah….bah.
The word comes from ancient Egyptian texts and each syllable has a specific meaning.
- Mer— inner light
- Ka—spirit or character
- Bah- physical body
Here’s a few definitions:
- Chariot of Ascension
- Angel of the Chariot ( the cheribum)
- Cart to ride in
- Throne of God or chariot ( Hebrew)
A spiritual ascension
- Jewish mystics believe the prophet Ezekiel witnessed the might of the Merkabah. He claimed it was made of angels, and their faces resembled an eagle, a man, a lion, and an ox. There’s a wonderful interpretation of his vision at St John the Baptist church in Kratova, Republic of Macedonia
- The Old Testament refers to its divine powers when it appears to take Elijah in a whirlwind.
- Followers of the Talmud (mystical interpretation of the Old Testament) are forbidden to speak of the merkabah or its powers. Rabbi Moshe be maimon—Maimonides—a Jewish Talmud scholar who lived during the Middle ages, warns that only those who are wise, self-possessed, and spiritually strong should be given knowledge of the Merkabah.
- There are 8 Merkabah Angels who represent the 6 classes of angels—the galgallim, the hayyoth, the ofanim, and the seraphim. Their names are Anafiel, Galgaliel, Rikbiel, Sopheriel, Soqed Hozi , and 3 others.
- Some believe the Merkabah is a complex analogy about man and his interactions with the world
- A few tribes in Africa believe the Merkabah is an intergalactic, time-jumping medium to a higher or lower plane of existence
- Imagined as a rotating field of light that impacts both body and mind
- Generates a higher personal magnetic field
- Produces powerful thoughts and feelings
- A living field of light
- Possesses the ability for one to travel within dimensions.
NOTE: This is not an uncommon concept. Most religions, even Christianity, recount stories of people physically manifesting in another place or time.
- Accessed through fasting, meditation, and breath control
One thing is for certain. The Merkabah is steeped in mystery, its power and divinity lost in ancient texts and buried in the sands of time.
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