The Merkaba

A "Merkabah," is a mystical and spiritual concept that has its roots in various ancient religious and esoteric traditions. The word Merkaba derives from the Hebrew words "mer" (meaning "light"), "ka" (meaning "spirit"), and "ba" (meaning "body"). Many often interpret it as the "chariot of light" or the "vehicle of the spirit."

Here are some key aspects of the Merkaba:

  • Geometry: Some interpretations associate it with a specific geometric shape. This is usually a three-dimensional star tetrahedron, which consists of two interlocking pyramids. This geometric structure represents the balance between opposing forces, and the connection between the physical and spiritual realms.
  • Spiritual Symbolism: Many consider the Merkaba a symbol of spiritual transformation and ascension, a tool aiding individuals in connecting with higher realms of consciousness. Furthermore, it also helps navigate through different dimensions of reality.
  • Ancient Origins: We can find references in ancient Jewish mystical texts. One example is the Merkavah mysticism of early Jewish Kabbalah. It also associates with Egyptian and other Middle Eastern mystical traditions.
  • Meditation and Activation: Some spiritual practitioners use meditation techniques to activate and work with the Merkaba. This involves visualizing the geometric shape and using it as a means to achieve higher states of consciousness and spiritual enlightenment.
  • New Age and Modern Interpretations: In the New Age and contemporary spiritual movements, the Merkaba has gained popularity as a symbol of personal transformation, healing, and spiritual evolution. It is often associated with energy healing practices, such as chakra work, and other holistic approaches to well-being.
  • Interconnectedness: It is sometimes seen as a symbol of the interconnectedness of all things and the potential for unity and oneness with the universe.


It's important to note that interpretations of the Merkaba can vary widely among different spiritual and esoteric traditions. Thus, some people view it as a profound tool for spiritual growth and understanding. Others may see it as a symbol with limited or specific significance.

Its meaning and significance are often subjective and depend on individual beliefs and practices.

Link to our range of Andara Merkabas here

For those interested, we have attached a beautiful Meditation here