The word Merkaba is actually composed of three separate words: Mer,
which means light, Ka, which means spirit and Ba, which means Body. Put
together, these three words connote the union of spirit with body,
surrounded by light. The symbol, which takes the shape of a star, is
believed to be a divine vehicle made entirely of light and designed to
transport or connect the spirit and body to higher realms. Ancient
Jewish texts reveal that the word is also the Hebrew for chariot, and
the bible reveals that the word Merkaba itself is found in the Old
Testament a total of 44 times.
It is said that the symbol is composed of two star tetrahedrons, which
consists of counter-rotating fields of light and energy that surrounds
each person. This energy extends beyond the body. Some believe that
even planets have this Merkaba energy field around it.
Used in meditation, the Merkaba can become a source of power and
enlightenment. It can help a person realize his full potential and
connect with the goodness in him, as well as the higher being. This
field of light, love and goodwill can also extend to others, thereby
enveloping them in the same healing energy. The Merkaba can also be
used to transcend to other dimensions and realities.