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12-19-2006, 06:18 PM
Words to stimulate thy interest in bold like the words of the Lord, who is love. Words to take with thy mind in italics to take with you.

To read a few thoughts of my own, pulled from the Great Place of Thoughts within my mind, find the corresponding asterisks.

From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/merkabah:

[This shall not be bolded for thine eyes as this is here to help define "Merkaba":]The Hebrew word Merkabah (מרכבה "chariot", derived from the consonantal root r-k-b with general meaning "to ride") is used in Ezekiel (1:4-26) to refer to the throne-chariot of God, the four-wheeled vehicle driven by four chayot "living creatures", each of which has four wings and four faces (of a man, lion, ox, and eagle). In medieval Judaism, the beginning of the book of Ezekiel was regarded as the most mystical passage in the Bible, and its study was discouraged, except by mature individuals with an extensive grounding in the study of traditional Jewish texts.

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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.

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Ezekiel's Merkabah purported to be a description of an alien UFO in the book Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken.*

Lyrics from Toolshed's lyric section.**

"It's some kind of psychedelic experience."

Our body is light, we are immortal.
Our body is love, we are eternal.

Omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, without judgment.

Genesis 1:1--"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God." In the original Aramaic text, that word was Yahweh or Jehovah, which means light and love. We've twisted it to mean this guy with a beard passing judgement, but it's not. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was Love and Light; infinite, unconditional, and without judgement. At that point you can pretty much close the book, you know?

(* = Could this be a hint as an underlying thought discussed within "Rosetta Stoned?" Also, after reading that, an addition definition of "Merkaba" could be "vision," which "it's some kind of psychedelic experience" could be alluding to. In this sense, "Merkaba" should be an extended intro to "Lost Keys/Rosetta" instead of "Sober.")

(** = Maybe "our body" is alluding to what our collective conscious is: God, who is "light and love" and "without judgement." Also: See Maynard quote.)