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Merkabah Facts


merkabahThe 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)
  • Ship—(Arabic)
A spiritual ascension
Or
Inter-dimensional travel

merkabah EzekielMerkabah facts:

  • 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

 

Merkabah Spirituality

  • 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.

Related Links: Engaging Enigmas

 

Lucky Charms

eyesummer of symbolism continues…

Need a little protective power?  Rabbit’s foot no longer workin’ for you?

Good thing there’s a whole bunch of other symbolic accessories to fill the void.

Amulets have been used to ward off evil and invoke fortune since Eve and Adam were kicked out of Eden ( that’s a really, really long time). Many talismans protect against the dreaded–the terrible--EVIL EYE!!!!!

So what is the Evil Eye–besides the look you give your significant other when they **** up?

When someone looks at you with an evil intent--say with hatred, wicked envy, or with malicious wishes–it is so fraught with negative energy it was dubbed the Evil Eye. The greatest injury is to those who do not know the Evil Eye was aimed at them–thereby allowing the negative energy to permeate their bodies and souls. To counter this, people wore amulets to deflect these cursed stares.

Here’s a few of my favorite and a quick synopsis of their symbolic power.

Ankh: An ancient Egyptian amulet which symbolizes the sun and life eternal. It was also placed on tombs because it restored one’s breath for the Afterlife.
Azabache: Given to infants in South America, this clenched fist charm of red or blackazabache coral helps prevent the Evil Eye.
Buddha talisman: The wearer is demonstrating his devotion to Buddha. The postures of the Buddha have additional meanings.
Crucifix: The cross protects its wearer from evil and is a symbol of Christ’s crucifixion.
The Eye: This eye protects against the other eye–the Evil Eye. Evidently, the eye works by deflecting the cursed looks of another.
Eye of Horus: Don’t get your eyes confused! The right eye symbolizes the sun. The left eye symbolizes the moon. The wearer is granted the powers of healing and it protects them from evil.
hei tikiHei Tiki: A Maori human-shaped charm that gives woman an extra fertility boost.
Knight’s amulet: Need some extra power and health before doing battle? Medieval knights sure did!
Lockets: They didn’t always contain miniature paintings of loved ones! They were originally deigned to hold the herbs that protect against disease.

Merkabah: Pronounced with equal emphasis on each syllable:  Mer-kah-bah. An  ancient geometry that’s beenmomsheader.jpg around for 3,000 years,this hexagon star is is believed to have mystical powers, allowing one to enter enlightenment, zen, or achieve a spiritual and or physical ascension or cosmic travel. Resembling a 3D star of David but also portrayed with  one or two circles enclosing it, the word and shape have Egyptian origins. Find out  more when history, mythology & science collide in the novel, The Merkabah Recruit.

pazuzuPazuzu: Pregnant Assyrian woman made sure to string this little devil–yes–a demon–around their neck. Seems Pazuzu prevented miscarriage and stillbirths.
Pomander: These little lockets filled with spices and fragrance were thought to ward off infectious disease in the Middle Ages.
Rabbit’s foot: It’s been a western symbol of good luck ( not for the rabbit–haha) for long time. It also promotes fertility ( OK, that’s a no-brainer).
Red Bracelet: Kabbalists wear a red wool string as protection from the Evil Eye. It is worn on the left wrist to block evil from entering the body. (Energy enters on the left and leaves on the right).
Scarab Beetle: Scarabs protect the heart and symbolize the Egyptian sun god.
St. Christopher: We see plenty of these hanging from a car’s rear-view mirror. It was worn to protect believers from the Black Plague. Now, it denotes safety and protection, especially while traveling.
Tiger Tooth: Usually an amulet of an animal part symbolized the best qualities of the beast. A tiger tooth denoted strength and courage.

 

Note: I teach literary analysis ( must pay the bills) and remind my students to look closely at the symbolism in a novel. Why did the author include that fruit? Or name the character Neil? Why is the protagonist sitting under a pear tree? Why is her dress blue? Before jumping to any symbolic conclusions however, we look at the symbol in context of setting, history, and culture.

For more information on literary analysis click On Writing/For Teachers/ to see Elements of a novel. The Art of Fiction, and How to Read Like a Literature Professor.

Or click Blog Archive/Sassy Scholar

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Sacred Geometry

merkabahWhat’s a Merkabah? And how the heck do you pronounce it?

The word is pronounced with equal emphasis on each syllable:  Mer-kah-bah

This ancient geometry originated over 3 thousand years ago! Some believe the shape has Egyptian origins. The symbol is shrouded in mystery and attributed with supernatural (even divine) power.

The 3-D hexagon star is believed to have mystical powers that allow one to enter enlightenment, zen, achieve spiritual and/or physical ascension, or even experience cosmic transport!

In the Old Testament, Ezekiel claims he saw an actual merkabah in the heavens. The Merkabah is thought to encourage both transcendent and physical travel. Additional details about its mysteries and history are explained in The Merkabah Recruit.

A merkabah resembles a 3D star of David, but it’s often portrayed with  one or two spheres enclosing it.

One thing is certain, the enigmatic merkabah continues to be attributed with powerful elemental, cosmic, and divine forces. Maybe one day its true power will be revealed!

 

What’s a Merkabah? Most frequently asked question

What’s a Merkabah?Pronounced with equal emphasis on each syllable:  Mer-kah-bah
An  ancient geometry that has been around for 3 thousand years,this hexagon star is is believed to have mystical powers, allowing one to enter enlightenment, zen, or achieve a spiritual and or physical ascension or cosmic travel. Resembling a 3D star of David but also portrayed with  one or two circles enclosing it, the word and shape have Egyptian origins.

Find out  more when history, mythology & science collide in The Merkabah Recruit