The word Mer-Ka-Ba is made up of three smaller words: Mer, Ka, and Ba. These words, as we are using them, come from ancient Egyptian. There are several pronunciations of Merkaba such as Merkabah, Merkava, and Merkavah. We generally pronounce the word with the emphasis on the second syllable: Mer-KA-ba. Others pronounce it with equal accent on each syllable such as Mer-ka-ba.
Mer refers to a specific kind of light that was understood in Egypt during the 18th Dynasty following the reorientation of religions toward the worship of a one God of all creation. “Mer” was seen as two counter-rotating fields of light spinning in the same space. These fields are generated when a person performs specific breathing patterns.
Ka refers to the individual spirit of a person.
Ba refers to the spirit’s interpretation of its particular reality. In the human reality, Ba is usually defined as the body or physical reality. In other realities where spirits don’t have bodies, Ba refers to their concepts or interpretation of reality in the realm in which they exist.
WHAT IS MERKABA ANYWAY?
The Merkaba consists of two equally sized, interlocked tetrahedrons of light with a common center. Where one tetrahedron points up and the other down. This point, symmetric in form, is then called a “stella octangula” or stellated octahedron which can also be obtained by extending the faces of a regular octahedron until they intersect again.
Drunvalo Melchizedek describes this figure as a “star tetrahedron” since it can be viewed as a three-dimensional version of the Star of David. While imagining the two superimposed star tetrahedrons counter-rotating in movement with each other along with some specific “prana” breathing technique, it is taught that a person can activate a non-visible “flying saucer” like energy field around the human body so that it is anchored near the base of the spine.
Once activated this field is said to be capable of carrying one’s consciousness directly to higher or even lower dimensions.
The term Merkaba is also a Hebrew word for “chariot” and has been used in the Bible in Ezekiel 1:4-26 and refers to the throne or chariot of God, and the vehicle used by the four Cherubim to reach our dimension. Some of the earliest mentions of the Merkaba were through prophetic visions of God in the heavens and used by the heavenly creatures surrounding God.
In more modern times there are classes and workshops given for Merkaba Light Body Activations. In which the learner will have a chance to be walked through activating their own personal Merkaba with proper breathing techniques and meditation.