This cube has sides of one:
The easiest way to derive a tetrahedron from this shape is to draw two diagonal lines of √2 across opposite faces at 90° to one another. By joining the tips the resulting tetrahedron has four sides made up of equilateral triangles:
If we use opposite corners of the same two faces of the square, we can create another tetrahedron in the same way. Viewed from below it looks like this:
These two pyramid shapes can be combined to form a star tetrahedron (or one-half the volume of the cube):
As a compound of two regular tetrahedra, the star tetrahedron is sometimes referred to as the stella octangula or “eight-pointed star” even though viewing it from above only shows six points:
Why is this shape significant? Another word for the star tetrahedron is the Merkaba. It harmonizes male and female energy, much like a Yin/Yang symbol. The star of David is a two dimensional version of a Merkaba, and was reputed to have been painted on the shields of the armies of King David as a symbol of divine protection. The Merkaba steps down source energy into the physical and is an invocation of the phrase “as above, so below”. Here is a representation surrounding the human body:
Merkabas are believed to be the same divine light vehicle used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. It is thought by many that the “chariots of fire” mentioned in the Bible are these same vehicles. Mer-Ka-Ba literally means “Light-Spirit-Body” in Hebrew, denoting the harmonious activation of the three fields. When your Merkaba is active you are locked into the Earth’s living matrix. Your DNA is fully turned on and the potentional for immortality is there. Your body heals itself and you have the potential for limitless creation.
The male and female tetrahedra spin in opposite directions with the male (anticlockwise) and female (clockwise) spinning according to the fibonacci 34:21 ratio. Seen from above you can start to appreciate Ezekiel’s famous vision of the Divine Throne with its “wheels within wheels”:
Your Merkaba is in constant communication with all of Source. It is your creative matrix that allows you to combine your soul intention with the spark of God-energy and literally create your reality however you want. Like a crystal, it can be programmed through meditation and by setting your intention. All that is required is for your Merkaba to be actively spinning, which is done through breathing exercises and habit and by simply instructing your Merkaba as to what you want it to do. You are the only one on Earth who can work with or program your Merkaba. No other human or healer may influence the programming of your Merkaba, although a healer may work on your breathwork and energy patterning to help facilitate Merkaba activation.
The Merkaba and the Sri Yantra are representations of the same pattern. Staring at the magic point or “bindu” of the Sri Yantra is known to stimulate the pineal gland by focussing our attention on the third eye. The pineal gland produces melatonin, a serotonin derived hormone that affects the modulation of sleep patterns in both seasonal and circadian rhythms.
The pineal gland is formed at 49 days within the human embryo—the same time that Tibetans believe it takes for a soul to reincarnate. In the same amount of days the human embryo becomes either male or female. Your pineal gland receives more blood flow by cubic volume than any other gland in your body. In other words, compared to all your other organs—including the lungs, the heart and the brain—this tiny gland gets the highest concentration of energy.
So the Mer-Ka-Ba is the light body that surrounds the physical body. Once energised it creates a spherical field of about 55 feet in diameter. It was described by Thoth and other enlightened beings throughout history. It remains the vehicle of ascension and the pathway home.
In Hindi, the bindi (from Sanskrit bindu) is worn on the centre of the forehead, commonly by Hindu and Jain women. The word “bindu” dates back to the hymn of creation known as Nasadiya Sukta in the Rigveda. The bindu is considered the magic point at which creation begins and may become unity. It is also described as “the sacred symbol of the cosmos in its unmanifested state”. In modern cultures the bindi is a bright red dot applied in the centre of the forehead between the eyebrows.
So the merkaba creates the sacred fields of consciousness around the human body. The centre of this field is the human heart chakra.