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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

 

Skyway to Heaven

heaven1Two days ago, we made a really quick trip to fire and brimstone Hades.

Today, our jaunt is ever so much more pleasant. Destination: Heaven. Aka Arcadia, Elysium, Utopia, Zion, Pearly gates, Paradise, Canaan, happy hunting ground,and a few other divine euphemisms.

Note: Heaven is a vast subject–and my blog references mostly judeo-christian beliefs.

For expediency’s sake, we will zoom past Limbo–where the souls of the righteous missed the Jesus boat—-fly over the Island of the Dead–where legends & demi-gods enjoy their Atlantis vacation—glide past Purgatory–where the righteous are purified before entering Heaven—and crash through those Heavenly Gates!

The word paradise comes from the Old Persian pairidaeza, meaning encosure, or park.heaven 2

You must pass Peter before you can be enfolded into the Bosom of Abraham.

The gates are made of pearls and the walls made from precious stones. The foundations are made of jasper, sapphire, chalcedony, emerald, topaz, amethyst and a bunch of other stones I never heard of.

The city is made of gold.

Main Attractions: Tree of Life, Fountain of Grace, Mystic Lamb

There’s a few rivers ( some say 4) and about a gazillion angels.

Empyrean is the highest level of Heaven. ( It means flames in Greek). It’s infinite, white_clouds.jpgmotionless, and blazes with God’s light.

Jewish mysticism/Kabbalah states that Heaven has 7 levels.

From lowest to highest, they are:

  • 1. Shamayin: Closest to earth. Governed by Archangel Gabriel.
  • 2. Raqia: A realm governed by Raphael and location where Moses met the angelic host.
  • 3. Shehagim: Home to the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life. Manna comes from this realm, and, oh, yeah, Hell is just to the north.
  • 4. Ma’on: Home of heavenly Jerusalem and ruled by Archangel Michael.
  • 5. Makhon: Ruled by Samael–a dark servant of God.
  • 6. Zebul: Ruled by Sachiel.
  • 7. Araboth: The most holy of the 7 heavens and governed by Cassiel. Houses the Throne of God. Residence of:

Seraphim: Highest order of angel. They repeat “holy, holy, holy” foreever and all eternity.  They have 4 faces,  6 wings and have been likened to fiery serpents ( Numbers 21:6).

Cherubum: Huge winged creatures with 4 faces and 4 wings. Best known for guarding the Tree of Life with a flaming sword.


merkabahHayyoth:
Heavenly beasts and class of Merkabah angles with 4 wings, 4 faces, 2,000 thrones.

God dwells in the highest level.  location,location, location, right?  Under the throne resides all the unborn human souls.

Well,  it’s time to return to Earth. Hope you enjoyed your trip to Paradise.

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Chakras

What are chakras?

These are the  energy fields in your body. They control and reveal our emotional, spiritual, physical or mental health.  There are 7 chakra locations: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, brow, and crown. Each is responsible for a different energy and are linked with a specific music, shape, age or maturity, element, gland, sense, crystal, plant, life issue, astrological sign, and particular angel!The Merkabah Recruit : where history, mythology, & science collide.

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