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Merkabah is a Hebrew word where ‘mer’ means light, ‘ka’ means spirit, and ‘bah’ means body, so in essence, the Merkabah is referring to the spiritual light body, or put another way, is a word meaning the spiritual embodiment of light. The main corpus of the Merkabah literature was composed in Israel during the period 200 – 700 CE and centres on visions such as those found in the Book of Ezekiel. As a noun, the word merkabah means ‘thing to ride in, cart, or chariot’, and Ezekiel’s vision was of a chariot. In modern times, the Merkabah is depicted as two intersecting tetrahedrons (three sided pyramids), the upper tetrahedron representing the masculine, and the inverted lower tetrahedron that intersects the upper one, representing the feminine.
The tetrahedrons comprise subtle energy fields surrounding the body, and remain undetected by the physical eye. During meditation, in envisioning these tetrahedrons, the upper one can be made to spin clockwise, the lower inverted one, anticlockwise, and by doing so, once the speed of rotation is very rapid, the Merkabah flattens out into the shape of a disc while still encompassing the body, much like saucer shaped UFO’s. It is then possible to use the energy field as a means of travel in the higher dimensions. Essentially, consciousness leaves the body, and travels in the Merkabah energy field, resulting in an out-of-body experience.
The Etheric Nature of the Merkabah
The Merkabah energy field is etheric in nature, it being argued by some, such as the spiritualist, Arthur Findlay, that the physical body has a duplicate etheric body, and that on death, we use the etheric double to travel to the next higher realm. The etheric body is surrounded by an energy field, which has been termed the Merkabah, and is a field of light, although not the same kind of light emitted from stars, but what is referred to as first density light, as opposed to the second density light from the sun.
The Merkabah and Chakra Energy
Consciousness and the Merkabah are closely related, as is DNA activation. There is a relationship between consciousness and DNA activation, with DNA becoming more activated as consciousness rises. Consciousness itself is related to the Merkabah energy field, and yogis are fully aware of this. The chakra energy system in the body is linked to the Merkabah also, and yogis work with this energy field to raise kundalini and bring higher states of awareness and knowledge to the mind. In the East, in countries such as China, the energy field is referred to as Chi. Medicineless hospitals in China use Chi Kung to heal the body of illnesses, such as cancer.
The Pineal Gland and DMT
The pineal gland (referred to as the third eye in the East), the pituitary gland, and the hypothalamus also are related to the Merkabah energy field. Dr. Rick Strassman has done research in this area and determined that the pineal gland releases small amounts of DMT (dimethyltryptamine) during normal metabolism, but during dreams, and when one is born or dies, the amount of DMT released is far greater. Dr. Strassman referred to DMT as the spirit molecule, and the following article discusses this: DMT: The Spirit Molecule: Dr. Rick Strassman’s DMT Research Also shamans in the Amazon drink Ayahuasca on special occasions. The main ingredient of Ayahuasca is DMT, and shamans report experiences where they enter higher realms with their consciousness. It is argued today that the pineal gland has atrophied in that it is only the size of a pea, but was once the size of a grape, and as a result, our conscious experience has become limited because of this.
The Heart’s Magnetic Field
It is now known that the magnetic field of the heart is approximately 5,000 times stronger than the magnetic field of the brain. The field emanates from the heart and extends up to 8 metres from the body, thereby surrounding it. Humans exist inside the Earth’s magnetic field, and such fields, while measurable, generally go unseen. The aura is a field which has been observed by some individuals; Edgar Cayce being one of them. Essentially, magnetic fields play a large role in the universe, and also within the human body. Russian biophysicist, Vladimir Poponin, has measured the magnetic field surrounding DNA, and postulates that the field is emanated by DNA, and that our DNA is multi-dimensional, drawing information from the ether, or subtle unseen field permeating all of space, and all dimensions.
When it comes to the esoteric, one is unable to lay it out on the table and examine it. One cannot say, “Oh there it is. I can see the Merkabah, I can see the energy field that surrounds me.” Instead, one is placed in the position of either accepting it as the case, or rejecting it. The following short documentary provides a more modern understanding of the Merkabah, and whether it does or does not exist is left to the reader to decide:
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