by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© July 2015, The Center For Development
Merkabah is a Hebrew word that means vehicle or chariot. The merkabah is described in the Hebrew Bible. It is an energetic “envelope” or protector that develops around one’s physical body at a certain time in one’s mental and spiritual development. It adds life to the body and to the soul, helps to perfect the body and the soul, heals illness, and prolongs life, possibly indefinitely.
There is some controversy about the merkabah passages of the Bible, even among Hebrew scholars and rabbis. I hope this article does not offend anyone, as that is not its intent. I will present a scientific view of the merkabah passages. Also, as with all the articles on this website, this article focuses on the merkabah as it relates to your health and mental development.
Merkabah is an ancient Hebrew word that means a cart, a chariot or a vehicle. The word translates as vehicle of light in the more recent metaphysical text, The Keys Of Enoch by J.J. Hurtak (1977). The word merkabah is mentioned 44 times in the Old Testament of the Bible. It is not mentioned in the New Testament.
In the Bible, the merkabah is discussed at some length in the book of Ezekiel. Here it is described as a type of chariot or vehicle surrounded by four angels, each of which has four faces. It is all quite mystical-sounding, and Rabbis have discussed it for several thousand years. In fact, a mystical school or branch of Judaism grew up about it called Ma’asei Merkavah.
What does the symbolism mean? In this article, I hope to show that the symbolism is not needed, but was put there to keep people from knowing a simple truth that might put Hebrew people at even greater risk of harm than they are today around the world.
I believe the symbolism refers to the structure of the merkabah, which is discussed below. It is a tetrahedronal structure (like four angels with four faces) that develops around a person as he or she advances spiritually. Here are more details:
Structure. The merkabah is composed of layers of tetrahedron-shaped energy fields that intertwine around each other in a complex array to make a tight matrix.
If it forms in a person, it slowly grows from a tiny speck in the aura of a person into a light or misty spherical shape about 6 to 7 feet in diameter around the body. Then more layers are added to it. These can be counted by someone who can see them. Each layer is offset a little from the ones below and above it. Until it is about 50 layers thick, it is very difficult to see in a person’s energy field or aura. After that, it is easier to see for those capable of seeing the energy field of a person.
When does it form? If it forms at all, it usually does so after the age of about 35. However, today it usually does not form much at all for several reasons:
1. The health of most people is far too poor, especially their nutrition.
2. It requires a level of integrity and honesty that many people simply do not have.
3. Several other requirements must be met for it to develop. These are discussed later in this article. Many of them are the same as following a nutritional balancing program.
Size. As more layers develop, the merkabah becomes more spherical until it really is a sphere of light around a person, about 2 feet in diameter larger than the height of the person. This means that for an average-sized person, the merkabah is a sphere about 6 to 7 feet in diameter.
Further growth of the merkabah. After about one year of development, the merkabah begins to grow in size. Its shape first changes to the shape of a large egg that is standing on its vertical axis. The reason is that the merkabah elongates along the vertical axis to about 20 feet in diameter. Then, with further development, this shape changes to a sphere that is about 20 feet in diameter. This size remains for about another year or so, after which it grows again to about 30 feet in diameter.
Qualities. As stated earlier, the merkabah cannot be seen with the naked eye, unless a person has special abilities to see the Aura or energy field. This is quite rare in Western cultures. If a person can perceive it, it appears as a whitish globe or sphere when fully developed.
FUNCTIONS OF THE MERKABAH
Travel. This has been mentioned above. Translation or travel using the merkabah is a method of travel in which the body is literally dissolved into fine matter particles, moved through space, and then reassembled at the destination. This allows a person to move freely anywhere without needing a physical spaceship. This amazing ability is reserved for those who are more advanced in their mental and spiritual development.
For example, according to the Hebrew Bible, the patriarchs Enoch and Ezekiel took their bodies with them to heaven. In other words, their bodies did not die on earth.
Prolonging life. The merkabah adds a certain energy to the physical body and to the soul. By so doing, it enhances health and prolongs life. Some say it can prolong life indefinitely.
Healing the soul. According to some texts, the merkabah is able to help repair the soul. The soul is actually composed of 96 facets or elements – the elements of nature. Ninety three of these have been identified by modern science, so far. The other three will not be identified for a while because they are not physical. However, they exist and have been written about by Mr. Leadbetter and Annie Besant around 1900, and are well-described in an interesting recent book entitled The Rhythms Of Nature by Brian Andersen (1999).
The soul is thus spherical – very tiny in size, but exactly like a sphere with the 96 points of light upon it. All souls are damaged somewhat, and in need of repair. For example, violent crimes such as rape damage the soul. The merkabah can help this problem. To understand this, please read Rape on this website.
Physical healing. The merkabah causes healing of the body, as well. This is an important reason to begin to develop it in yourself.
This healing occurs immediately when the merkabah forms. Then, as the merkabah grows from about 6 or 7 to about 20 feet in diameter, it heals the physical body even more. This is quite wonderful. Most people will feel some nausea, liver pain or tenderness, and perhaps other sensations as this occurs. None of it is a cause for alarm, and it usually passes within a few days.
Protection from intruders. Souls cannot easily penetrate a developed merkaba. This fact provides a type of protection from all types of intruders. It is not a guarantee of safety, but it helps a lot.
Joy. Those with a developed merkabah are usually happier people. They have earned this joy and they usually express it in some way.
MODERN REFERENCES TO THE MERKABAH
Oz. Anyone who has seen the very popular older movie, The Wizard Of Oz, has seen a Hollywood version of a merkabah. In the movie, the good witches always show up in a whitish bubble of light that is slightly larger than their physical bodies. The bubble transports them from place to place. This is the merkabah!
Miri. A television program I recently watched discussed an appearance of Mother Mary (her real name was Miriam), the mother of Jesus, as she appeared to worshipers at Fatima. She slowly floated to them in a “whitish bubble of light” that surrounded her body. When she ‘landed’, the bubble dispersed, leaving her standing in her glory, just as with the white witches in Wizard Of Oz.
The halo and the merkabah. Most readers are also familiar with the halo that is depicted over the head of most of the Christian saints, including Jesus of Nazareth. This is also due to the presence of a merkabah. The developed merkabah interacts or blends with the aura of the seventh physical energy center or funnel (chakra in Sanskrit). The combination is an almost round ring of more dense light over the head, nearer the crown, and tilted backwards a little bit.
It will have a slight coloration that depends on a person’s level of mental and spiritual development. This is also depicted in some paintings of the Christian saints.
MEANING OF THE STAR OF DAVID, THE FIVE-POINTED STAR OF BETHLEHEM, AND THE CHRISTIAN CROSS
The six-pointed star of David and the flag of Israel. The most basic structure of the merkabah is two tetrahedra with one facing upward and one facing downward. When viewed from the side, this looks like a six-pointed star or Jewish star. Indeed, I believe this is the hidden meaning of the six-pointed star symbol used by Hebrew people throughout the world, and used by the State of Israel on their national flag. It is a powerful symbol because it is a true symbol of spiritual development of a human being.
It actually gives the people who use it a certain authority and power. This is often resented by others who do not want to develop themselves mentally and spiritually through study and other methods. This may be one secret origin of anti-Jewish sentiment around the world.
The five-pointed star of Bethlehem, and the symbol of the cross. The five-pointed star of Christianity may also relate to the merkabah as well. The merkabah takes on this likeness at a certain point in its development.
A mark in the shape of a Christian cross actually appears in the aura of everyone who do good work on earth. This has nothing to do with crucifixion, but rather with a peculiar pattern of light interaction in the aura that comes with doing good works. I am told that the decision to use the cross as the symbol of Christianity was no accident, as it is a valid symbol, as well.
REQUIREMENTS TO FORM THE MERKABAH
The requirements to form the merkabah are:
1. Good health. The construction of the merkabah requires a certain level of physical health. Most people on earth do not have this level of health. This is due to:
a. Our nutritionally depleted food supply causes widespread nutritional deficiencies, even if one eats the best organically grown food. Food processing that removes vitamins and minerals makes this problem much worse.
b. The sun is not providing the right frequencies to produce enough vitamin D. Unless one takes a vitamin D supplement of 4000 to 5000 iu daily, a serious deficiency develops in most people. This weakens the immune response, and weakens overall health. This is why everyone on a nutritional balancing program gets a vitamin D supplement of 5000 iu daily, unless one will eat 3 to 4 cans of sardines weekly, another good source of vitamin D. Sunshine itself is never enough to provide the vitamin D the bodies need today.
c. Specific minerals must be present in adequate amounts for the merkabah to develop. They include precise forms of selenium, zinc and manganese, among others. At this time, these are found in the highest amounts in cooked vegetables, sardines, kelp, blue corn (as in blue corn chips), mustard, and in meats such as lamb. Eating these foods on a regular basis is absolutely required today for merkabah development. In fact, this is the reason they are the “special foods” in the Nutritional balancing diets.
2. Desire to FULLY heal the physical body. Many or even most people are content to just “feel okay”. Instead, one must want full healing of the physical body, even if you think it is in good condition.
3. Emotional requirements: balanced emotions and emotional maturity. Children, for example, rarely have a merkabah as they are not mature enough emotionally. Jesus of Nazareth (Jeshua Ben Joseph, in Hebrew) had a merkabah as a baby, but this is very rare.
4. Mental requirements: Certain knowledge, accuracy of thinking, and wisdom. This means that if a person believes that the earth is flat, or believes that God is dead, or that Communism is good, the merkabah will not develop.
This is quite a critical factor, and is a reason that Jewish people, for example, emphasize study in their religion. It is also sadly a reason that more Jewish people do not develop merkabahs, because many have politically liberal ideas that are simply incorrect. Nutritional balancing emphasizes certain political and social ideas for this exact reason. So please do not ignore these articles on this website.
In terms of nutrition, higher education either ignores it or teaches people to listen to their doctors. This is another big mistake today, since the doctors are not well-informed on this subject. The nutritionists and naturopaths are also not well enough informed to direct people properly.
In addition to studying texts such as the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, a wonderful and free publication about economic and moral matters is called Imprimus, published by Hillsdale College at www.Hillsdale.edu. They also offer wonderful free online courses about American history, the Constitution, and other topics. Another excellent source of political and economic truth presented in 5-minute courses is www.prageruniversity.com.
5. Social requirements: Good works and the intent to help others. Good work usually means work in the world, but it could be caring for family or friends. Good works also means the intent or desire to help others, and not just live selfishly. This can help speed up the development of the merkabah.
6. Spiritual requirements: Love and will. A certain amount of these are needed. Love here means a quality of caring for others more than you care about yourself. It is a maternal personality quality, and a caring and compassionate quality that all human beings must develop at some time or they will not progress beyond a certain point in their mental and spiritual lives.
Will is the ability to push oneself along, even if it does not feel good. It is the ability to push through obstacles, finish projects, keep your promises and push yourself through whatever you are doing. It must exist at all times, and it must be able to carry you through, even when you don’t want to or it is very inconvenient or costly to do so. Development of the will is related to qualities of commitment, conviction and follow through. See the articles about Will and the Warrior’s Creed on this website for more on this important quality.
7. Spiritual practice. Merkabah development also requires spending at least one to two hours daily doing the Roy Masters meditation exercise with my modification of it. This is one reason this particular mental exercise is included in all nutritional balancing programs.
This exercise is just an ancient spiritual practice that has been taught to aspiring students of spiritual science for thousands of years. For more about it, please read Meditation For Healing on this site.
The above amounts to a complete nutritional balancing program. Other nutritional programs are not as effective. One may feel better, but the merkabah will not develop as fast.
Healing methods to avoid if you want to develop your merkabah. These include all hormone replacement therapy unless the gland has been destroyed surgically or by some other method. Others are chelation therapy, homeopathy, almost all herbal programs, raw food diets, and vegetarian diets. One must also avoid other methods, therapies and products that I warn against in the Warnings Section of articles on this website.
WHAT DID EZEKIEL USE THE MERKABAH FOR?
In the Hebrew Bible, Ezekial uses his merkabah as a vehicle with which he travels to heaven. Let us digress for a moment and discuss the interesting concept of heaven.
Shamayim. This word means the heavens in Hebrew. Heaven or really the heavens, I am told, are real. This is asserted by Jewish and Christian people, but denied by the secular humanist community.
The word shamayim in Hebrew is pleural, denoting there is more than one heaven, although Christians and many Jewish people do not acknowledge this. I am told there are at least seven heavens, some of which are described in the Hebrew scriptures.
Sometimes the word shamayim in English is capitalized, to denote that it is a holy place. I have just italicized it, however. The word shamayim is found in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and in the Queran, as well. Buddhists and Hindus do not use the same word, but have an equivalent and know about the seven planets or seven heavens whose access is restricted to those who have lived a blessed life on earth.
The heavens are located far from planet earth, and they are places of reward and love. Good and loving people can visit there, only if authorized by more advanced beings, in at least three ways:
1. The soul alone can go there while the body sleeps, or when it leaves the body after the death of the body or if the body is in a trance or coma.
2. One can also visit with one’s body intact, but only if one has a merkabah capable of taking one there safely.
3. One can tag along inside the merkabah of another person.
In #2 and #3 above, the merkabah functions as a very small space ship that permits fairly safe space travel.
An important point is that fast merkaba development requires a healthy body, but also that the souls within the body be in a health state. This is sometimes a problem, as well.