The Encyclopedia Judaica refers to the first chapter of the biblical book of Ezekiel as “Merkabah Mysticism.” Rabbis assign this phrase to the vast school of thought associated with the speculations, visions, experiences, and ideas surrounding the Throne of Glory and the Merkabah.
The Merkabah (or “chariot”) is, according to DeAnne Loper,¹ the “divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended Masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms.”
Loper continues, “Throughout the centuries rabbinic sages have sought to duplicate the experience of Ezekiel’s vision of God on his throne, described as wheels within wheels, carried by four living creatures (Ezekiel 1). Unlike Ezekiel’s experience, which was initiated by God, the mystic of Kabbalah uses occult methods to achieve union with the divine apart from faith in Jesus Christ. Merkabah mysticism is man’s ascension of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, symbolized by the Sefirot tree and the six-pointed star also known as Metatron’s Cube” (more on Metatron later).
“Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Bah” means Body.
Note how similar the three words that make up the word Merkabah relate to New Age, psychic, yoga, and astral projection terminology. Keeping sleep paralysis in mind, Loper continues, “Merkabah means the spirit/body is surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light, ‘wheels within wheels,’ spirals of energy as in DNA, which transports spirit/body from one dimension to another…Merkabah is an interdimensional vehicle consisting of two equally sized, interlocked tetrahedras² of light with a common center…it can be viewed as a 3-dimensional Star of David³.”
In short, for the Kabbalist, Merkabah is the chariot by which a person’s astral body is transported to the third heaven to intermingle with entities in the spiritual realm; with the ultimate aim being to ascend to the Throne of Glory to behold the angel Metatron.
So, who is Metatron?
Depends on who you ask. Ask a mystic of Kabbalah, and they will tell you it is the Messiah—Yeshua, seated at the right hand of God the Father. Ask a believer in Jesus Christ, and they will tell you it is Lucifer—the fallen angel who merely disguises himself as an angel of Light.
So, where does sleep paralysis fit into all of this?
My hypothesis is that the Merkabah light-rail makes several stops along the line before you get from your bedroom to the third heaven. Sleep paralysis is the first stop. After paralysis comes lucid dreaming; next stop, out-of-body-experience; and last stop, astral projection.
There are two general categories of astral passengers riding this rail: willing participants and abductees. For the willing participants, meditation, lucid dreaming, binaural beats, Donepezil, and OMs (to name a few) take them by the hand and usher them to their awaiting Merkabah chariot. For the abductee, however—the unwilling participants, if you will—they are ushered to their awaiting Merkabah by the throat via an escort. New agers euphemize these escorts as “spirit guides,” but for the unwilling astral traveler, these nefarious shanghaiers usually come cloaked within the ominous costume of an old hag, an incubus/succubus, or a shadowman.
Many people desire this “gift” of astral projection. You Tube and the internet abound with articles and instructional videos by gurus teaching people how to achieve ascension. With so many people wanting this ability and striving unsuccessfully to achieve it—how is it that others, with no desire to have it, are being dragged there against their will? And furthermore, how is it that so many Christians are being targeted for these astral attacks?
If the ultimate aim of Kabbalah is, as Loper contends, to “achieve union with the divine apart from faith in Jesus Christ,” then I surmise that the demon world is attempting to divert believers’ attention away from Sola fide (faith in Christ alone). But how do you dupe God-fearing, bible-believing Christians into abandoning the Gospel and worshipping Lucifer?
Perhaps by feeding them a steady diet of highly-addicting, fantastical “signs and wonders.” Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce to you: Operation Metatron. Drag believers into the third heaven, fix their mortal eyes upon a heavenly angel of light, seated upon a throne at the right hand of God. Plop a “Hello, my name is Yeshua” nametag upon his cliché white robe with a blue sash—throw in some flowing locks of long hair, a beard, and a pair of sandals for good measure—and you’ve got yourself a genuine wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Couple this “vision” with years of Kundalini, false Holy Spirit, seeker-friendly, prosperity-gospel preaching, and a steady stream of man-centered rock ‘n roll worship songs, and these Christians will believe they have had a bona fide Road-to-Damascus encounter with Jesus Christ! Because if there’s one thing better than a Luciferian—it’s a Christian unwittingly worshipping Lucifer because they mistake him for Jesus.
But wait a minute, only ascended Masters of the highest order rise to Metatron’s throne. For the horde of hoodwinked initiates, and those of us dragged into the third heaven kicking and screaming against our will—we merely mill around in a mix of monsters; dining with demons and libating with liars. This region of the third heaven is not pardes (paradise), but the abyss (or Da’at, to the Kabbalists). The abyss, representative of lost knowledge, separates the novice from an unholy trinity seated beneath Metatron’s throne. In order to traverse past the abyss of riffraff and ascend to the more highly enlightened beings, one must, according to Loper, “…ride the Merkabah wagon of mystical experience.”
Roll up! Roll up for the mystery tour!
The Magical Mystery Tour
is coming to take you away
coming to take you away…
Speaking of the Magical Mystery Tour, I find it interesting that the lyrical progression of the song goes through four phases. The Magical Mystery Merkabah is first waiting to take you away; next, it is hoping to take you away; then, if patient passivity fails to do the trick, it is coming to take you away (sleep paralysis); and finally, it is dying to take you away (Metatron’s throne/false Messiah deception).
We are never told where it is taking us. Perhaps they just weren’t willing to let the cat out the bag just yet in 1967. Interestingly, however, the online Collins Dictionary defines a magical mystery tour as, “something exciting and mysterious; esp an exploration of a new place where somebody being shown or taken around does not know where exactly they will be going.”
While some may find a magical mystery tour to the third heaven exciting, for a born-again believer, these Merkabah encounters are nothing short of programming and preparing the CHURCH to pledge their allegiance to a supernal faux-trinity and the coming false messiah, Metatron. And one of the tools being used to prime the pump is by binding believers and tossing them into the backseat of a twirling tetrahedron, chauffeured by charlatans, and dragging them to the astral-abyss where they, like Christ, will be held out the perfidious promise of Lucifer, “All this will I give to you, if you will bow down and worship me.”
Please know that I believe there are many other tactics besides sleep paralysis working towards this goal. Also know that I believe there are many other purposes behind sleep paralysis, and I will be happy to expound upon those ideas in future articles if this topic proves to be of interest to our readers. The Merkabah theory outlined here is best applied to born-again Christians who are the target of frequent, repetitive astral attacks starting in early childhood and spanning over the course of many decades. If you are a target of habitual astral harassment, I suggest reading, memorizing, and studying the book of 1 John. Within, John teaches believers how to recognize antichrists and how to test the spirits to know whether they are from God.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.Psalm 4:8
¹ Quoted from page 28-29 of DeAnne Loper’s Book, Kabbalah Secrets Christians Need to Know
² Some practitioners of Merkabah Mysticism assert that there are three interlocked tetrahedras—one spinning left, one spinning right, with the third, central one remaining stationary.
³ If you look at a one-dimensional Star of David, you will see that the intersecting triangles form a hexagon in the center. A hexagon is a one-dimensional cube. In other words, if you draw three additional lines within a hexagon, you can turn it into a drawing of a three-dimensional cube.