Merkabah, also spelled Merkaba, is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. “Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Ba” means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light, (wheels within wheels), spirals of energy as in DNA, which transports spirit/body from one dimension to another.
Chariot of the Gods
The word Merkaba or Merkava – Hebrew ‘Chariot’ is ‘to ride an animal, in a chariot’ the four-wheel vehicle driven by four Cherubim. Each of them has four wings and four faces (of a man, lion, ox, and eagle). Merkabah/Merkavah Mysticism (or Chariot mysticism) is a school of early Jewish mysticism, c. 100 BCE-1000 BCE, centered on visions such as those found in the Book of Ezekiel chapter 1, or in the hekhalot (“palaces”) literature, concerning stories of ascents to the heavenly palaces and the Throne of God. The main corpus of the Merkabah literature was composed in Israel in the period 200-700 CE, although later references to the Chariot tradition can also be found in the writing of the Chassidei Ashkenaz in the Middle Ages. A significant text in this tradition is the Maaseh Merkabah (Works of the Chariot). In the Ancient Alien Theory, Chariot is a UFO.
In modern esoteric teachings, it is taught that the MerKaBa is an interdimensional vehicle consisting of two equally sized, interlocked tetrahedra of light with a common center, where one tetrahedron points up and the other down. This point symmetric form is called a Stella octangular or stellated octahedron which can also be obtained by extending the faces of a regular octahedron until they intersect again.
In his books, researcher and physicist Drunvalo Melchizedek describes this figure as a “Star Tetrahedron”, since it can be viewed as a three dimensional Star of David. By imagining two superimposed “Star Tetrahedrons” as counterrotating, along with specific “prana” breathing techniques, certain eye movements and mudras, it is taught that one can activate a non-visible ‘saucer’ shaped energy field around the human body that is anchored at the base of the spine. Depending on the height of the person doing the exercise, this field is about 55 feet across. Once activated, this ‘saucer’ shaped field is capable of carrying one’s consciousness directly to higher dimensions.