Based on ancient Egyptian energy mysticism, merkaba mediation is a type of spiritual introspection that draws power from geometric energy fields that spin and radiate light around the perimeter of the meditator. Practitioners of merkaba meditation believe that all souls are engulfed in illuminated energy fields shaped like triangles that are dormant or active depending on how much people use them. Rhythmic breathing, specific hand movements and concentration are ways to awaken the energy fields. These fields are the anchor of merkaba meditation and interaction with them allegedly allows one to travel to the higher self, to experience heightened awareness, and to glimpse alternate realities or dimensions.
Energy fields activated through merkaba meditation are not stationary but dynamic; they consist of two overlapping tetrahedrons pointing in opposite directions, similar to a three-dimensional Star of David. The planes of these sacred triangular fields cut through the human body of the meditator and constantly rotate in a counter-clockwise manner. As they penetrate the meditator and merge with that person’s aura, the axles of the energy fields purportedly align the body with the spirit and the mind. Spinning energy fields in merkaba meditation can move fast or slow, sometimes accelerating at the speed of light. Holistic advisers suggest that the energy fields are so expansive that they extend 55 feet (16.8 meters) beyond the body of the person meditating.
A balancing activity, merkaba meditation enables people to access both their feminine and masculine energies, giving them the potential of being intuitive and rational or active and receptive. Participants in regular and consistent merkaba meditation report less stress, healing from physical and emotional pain, and the ability to recall long lost memories. Some meditators claim to feel a stronger connection with God.
To begin merkaba meditation and activate energy fields, one must practice a 17-breath pattern of slow, conscious respiration while doing hand movements known as “murdras.” Mudras are religious and ritualistic hand signals that convey meanings of things like love, concentration, reason and devotion. Instructors in merkaba meditation teach novices how to perform these physical tasks. In addition to breathing and hand signaling, practitioners are taught to open their heart, which has its own electromagnetic energy that must remain unguarded in order to achieve harmony.
While this meditation can be practiced individually, some prefer to practice merkaba in groups so as to benefit from shared energy. The environment used for merkaba meditation is often consecrated so that it is used for no other activity. Spiritual candles and a dedicated meditation mat are the main tools needed.