The word Merkaba or Merkava - Hebrew 'Chariot' or 'to ride an animal, in a chariot' - is used in the Bible (Ezekiel 1:4-26) to refer to the throne-chariot of God, the four-wheeled vehicle driven by four Cherubim, each of which has four wings and four faces (of a man, lion, ox, and eagle). Four means 'time' in alchemy.
Jewish biblical commentaries emphasize that the imagery of the Merkaba is not meant to be taken literally; rather the chariot and its accompanying angels are analogies for the various ways that God reveals Himself in this world.
A Merkaba Star, or Mer-ka-bah Healing Crystal, carries the meaning and energy of a vehicle of Divine Light which is used by Seekers, Healers and Realm Walkers - the Masters - to travel into the Astral realms and thereby connect with the higher realm beings of Light.
It is a tool for Ascension.
- Mer means connecting thread- Light
- Ka means The Spirit or Astral Self
- Ba means The Body or Physical Self
Using a Mer-Ka-Ba surrounds your being with energy spirals and is very symbolic spiritually of the Wheels within the Wheels image which transports a Seeker to higher thoughts, lessons, and states of being as they travel on their Journey-Quest.