Merkabah, also spelled Merkaba, is the divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masters to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms. "Mer" means Light. "Ka" means Spirit. "Ba" means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body 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.
In modern esoteric teachings, it is taught that the MerKaBa is an interdimensional vehicle consisting of two equally sized, interlocked tetrahedra of light with a common center, where one tetrahedron points up and the other down. This point symmetric form is called a stella octangula or stellated octahedron which can also be obtained by extending the faces of a regular octahedron until they intersect again. In his books, researcher and physicist Drunvalo Melchizedek describes this figure as a "Star Tetrahedron", since it can be viewed as a three dimensional Star of David. By imagining two superimposed "Star Tetrahedrons" as counterrotating, along with specific "prana" breathing techniques, certain eye movements and mudras, it is taught that one can activate a non-visible 'saucer' shaped energy field around the human body that is anchored at the base of the spine. Depending on the height of the person doing the exercise, this field is about 55 feet across. Once activated, this 'saucer' shaped field is capable of carrying ones consciousness directly to higher dimensions.
The Teaching Of Spherical Breathing: Using 18 Breaths
By Drunvalo Melchizedek
There are 17+1 breaths, where the first six are for balancing the polarity,
the next seven for proper pranic flow through the entire body. The further
breaths are for shifting the consciousness from 3rd to 4th dimension and
finally the last three breaths is for re-creating the rotating Merkabah within
and around the body. The last breath is not taught. Once each day, enter into
this meditation, until the time comes when you are a conscious breather,
remembering with each breath your intimate connection with God.
FIRST BREATH: Inhale
HEART: Open your heart and feel love for all life. If you cannot do this, you
must at least open to this love as much as is possible for you. This is the
most important instruction of all.
MIND: Become aware of the male tetrahedron (the apex facing up to the sun,
the point facing to the front for male, the point to the back for females)
filled with the brilliant white light surrounding your body. Visualize it the
best you can. If you cannot visualize it, sense or feel it surrounding you.
BODY: At the same moment of inhalation, place your hands in the mudra of your
thumb and first finger touching. Remember, lightly touch your fingers, and do
not allow your fingers to touch each other or any other object. Keep your palms
BREATH: At this same moment, with empty lungs, begin to breath in a complete
yogic manner. Breath through your nostrils only, except at certain places which
will be described. Simply put, breath from your stomach first, then your
diaphragm, and finally your chest. Do this in one movement, not three parts.
The exhale is completed either by holding the chest firm and relaxing the
stomach, slowly releasing the air, or by holding the stomach firm and relaxing
the chest. The most important aspect is that this breathing must be rhythmic.
Begin by using seven seconds in and seven seconds out, but as you get familiar
with this meditation, find your own rhythm. The following instructions for a
complete Yogic Breath are from "the Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath" by Yogi
Ramacharake. Perhaps this description will be helpful.
Breathing through the nostrils, inhale steadily, first filling the lower part
of the lungs, which is accomplished by bringing into play the diaphragm, which
descending exerts a gentle pressure on the abdominal organs, pushing forward
the front walls of the abdomen. Then fill the middle part of the lungs, pushing
out the lower ribs, breastbone and chest. Then fill the higher portion of the
lungs, protruding the upper chest, thus lifting the chest, including the upper
six or even pairs of ribs.
At first reading it may appear that this breath consists of three distinct
movements. This, however, is not the correct idea. The inhalation is
continuous, the entire chest cavity from the lowered diaphragm to the highest
point of the chest in the region of the collar bone, being expanded with a
uniform movement. Avoid a jerky series of inhalations, and strive to attain a
steady continuous action. Practice will soon overcome the tendency to divide
the inhalation into three movements, and will result in a uniform continuous
breath. You will be able to complete the inhalation in a few seconds after a
Exhale quite slowly, holding the chest in a firm position, and drawing the
abdomen in a little and lifting it upward as the air leaves the lungs. When the
air is entirely exhaled, relax the chest and abdomen. A little practice will
render this part of the exercise easy, and the movement once acquired will be
afterward performed almost automatically.
FIRST BREATH: Exhale
MIND: Become aware of the female tetrahedron, (apex pointing to the earth,
point facing to the back for males, point facing to the front for females),
also filled with the brilliant white light
BODY: Keep the same mudra.
BREATH: Do NOT hesitate at the top of the inhalation to begin the exhalation.
Exhale quite slowly, approximately seven seconds, in the Yogic manner. When the
air is out of the lungs, without forcing, relax the chest and abdomen and HOLD
the breath. When you feel pressure to breathe again, after about five seconds
or so, then do the following:
MIND: Be aware of the flat equilateral triangle at the top of the female
tetrahedron located in the horizontal plane that passes through your chest at
the sternum. In a flash, and with a pulse like energy, send that triangular
plane down through the female tetrahedron. It gets smaller as it goes down and
pushes out the tip or apex of the tetrahedron all the negative energy of the
mudra or electrical circuit, a light will shoot out of the apex toward the
center of the Earth. The Mind exercise is performed along with the following
BODY: Move your eyes slightly toward each other, or, in other words, slightly
cross your eyes. Now bring them up to the top of their sockets, or in other
words, look up. Also, this looking up motion should not be extreme. You will
feel a tingling feeling between your eyes in the area of your third eye . You
can now look down to the lowest point you can, as fast as you can. You should
feel an electrical sensation move down your spine. The MIND and BODY must
coordinate the above mental exercis e with the eye movements. The eyes look
down from their up position at the same time the mind sees the triangular
horizontal plane of the female tetrahedron move down to the apex of the female
tetrahedron. This combined exercise will clean out the negative thoughts and
feelings that have entered into your electrical system. Specifically, it will
clean out the part of your electrical system that is associated with the
particular mudra you are using. Immediately upon pulsing the energy down your
spine, you change mudras to the next one and begin the entire cycle over again.
The next five breaths are a repeat of the first breath with the following mudra changes:
Second breath mudra: Thumb and second finger together
Third breath mudra: Thumb and third finger together
Fourth breath mudra: Thumb and little finger together
Fifth breath mudra: Thumb and first finger together (same as first breath)
Sixth breath mudra: Thumb and second finger together (same as second breath)
The first part, the first six breaths, the balancing of the polarities, and
the cleansing of your electrical system is now complete. You are now ready for
the next part, the next seven breaths.
Here an entirely new breathing pattern begins. You do not need to visualize
the star tetrahedron at this time. Only the tube that runs through the star,
from the apex of the male tetrahedron above your head to the apex of the female
tetrahedron below your feet, needs to be seen and worked with. This extends one
hand length above your head and one hand length below your feet. The diameter
of YOUR tube will be the size of the hole formed by YOUR thumb and forefinger
BREATH NUMBER SEVEN: Inhale
HEART: Love. There is another refinement here that can be used after you have
perfected this meditation.
MIND: Visualize or sense the tube running through your body. The instant you
begin the seventh inhale, see the brilliant white light of the prana moving
down the tube from the top and up the tube from the bottom at the same time.
This movement is almost instantaneous. The point where these two light beams
meet within your body is controlled by the mind and is a vast science known
throughout the universe. In this teaching however, we will only be shown what
is necessary , that which will take you from third to fourth dimensional
awareness. In this case you will direct the two beams of prana to meet at your
navel, or more correct, within your body at navel level, inside the tube. The
moment the two beams of prana meet, which is just as the inhale begins, a
sphere of white light or prana is formed at the meeting point about the size of
a grapefruit centered on the tube. It all happens in an instant. As you
continue to take the inhale of the seventh breath, the sphere of prana begins
to concentrate and grow slowly.
BODY: For the next seven breaths use the same mudra for both inhale and
exhale, the thumb, first and second touching together palms up.
BREATH: Deep rhythmic Yogic breathing, seven seconds in and seven seconds
out. There is no holding of the breath from now on. The flow of prana from the
two poles will not stop or change in any way when you go from inhale to exhale.
It will be a continuous flow that will not stop for a long as you breath in
this manner, even after death.
SEVENTH BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The prana sphere centered at the navel continues to grow. By the time
of the full exhale, the prana sphere will be approximately eight or nine inches in diameter.
BREATH: Do not force the air out of your lungs. When your lungs are empty
naturally, immediately begin the next breath.
MIND: The prana sphere continues to concentrate life force energy and grow in size
EIGHT BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The prana sphere continues to grow in size and will reach maximum size
at the end of this breath. This maximum size is different for each person. If
you put your longest finger in the center of your navel, the line on your wrist
defining your hand will show you the radius of the maximum size of this sphere
for YOU. This sphere of prana cannot grow larger.
NINTH BREATH: Inhale
MIND: The prana sphere cannot grow larger, so what happens is the prana
begins to concentrate within the sphere. The visual appearance is that the
sphere grows BRIGHTER.
BREATH: Sphere grows brighter and brighter as you inhale.
NINTH BREATH: Exhale
BREATH: As you exhale, the sphere continues to grow brighter and brighter.
TENTH BREATH: Inhale
MIND: About half way through this inhale, as the sphere continues to
brighter, the prana sphere reaches critical mass. The sphere ignites into a
sun, a brilliant blinding ball of white light. You are now ready for the next
TENTH BREATH: Exhale
MIND: At the moment of exhale, the small sphere two hand lengths in diameter
bulges to expand. In one second, combined with the breath talked about below,
the sphere expands quickly out to the sphere of Leonardo, out at your finger
tips of your extended arms. Your body is now completely enclosed within a huge
sphere of brilliant white light. You have returned to the ancient form of
spherical breathing. However, at this point, this sphere is not stable. You
MUST breath three more times to keep the sphere stable.
BREATH: At the moment of exhale, make a small hole with your lips and blow
out your air with pressure. As you feel the sphere begin to bulge, all within
the first second of this exhale, let all of your air out rapidly. The sphere
will expand at that moment.
ELEVENTH, TWELFTH and THIRTEENTH BREATH: Inhale and Exhale
MIND: Relax and just feel the flow of the prana flowing from the two poles
and meeting at the navel and then expanding out to the large sphere
BREATH: Breath rhythmically and deeply. At the end of the thirteenth breath
you have stabilized the large sphere and are ready for the important 14th
MIND: On the inhale of the 14th breath, at the very beginning of the breath,
move the point where the two beams of prana meet from the navel to the sternum,
the fourth dimensional chakra. The entire large sphere, along with the original
sphere, which is also still contained within the large sphere, moves up to the
new meeting point within the tube. Though this is very easy to do, it is an
extremely powerful movement. Breathing from this new point within the tube will
inevitably change your awareness from third to fourth dimensional
consciousness, or from earth consciousness to Christ consciousness.
BODY: This mudra will be used for the rest of the meditation. Place the left
palm on top of the right palm for males and the right palm on top of the left
palm for females. It is a mudra that relaxes.
BREATH: Rhythmic breath and deep. However, if you continue to breathe from
your Christ center without moving on to the MER-KA-BA, which is what is
recommended until you have made contact with your Higher Self, then shift to a
shallow breath. In other words, breath rhythmically but in a comfortable manner
where your attention is more on the flow of energy moving up and down the tube
meeting at the sternum and expanding out to the large sphere. Just feel the
flow. Use your feminine side to just be. At this point don't think, just
breath, feel and be. Feel your connection to All Life through the Christ
Breath. Remember your intimate connection with God.
The Mer-Ka-Ba, The Vehicle Of Ascension
The Last Three Breaths
You are asked not to attempt this FOURTH PART until you have made contact
with your Higher Self, AND your Higher Self has given you permission to
proceed. This part is to be taken seriously. The energies that will come into
and around your body and spirit are of tremendous power. If you are not ready,
you could hurt yourself. If your Higher Self gives you permission to enter into
the MER-KA-BA, then don t fear, for you will be ready.
FIFTEENTH BREATH: Inhale:
MIND: Be aware of the whole star tetrahedron. Realize that there are three
whole star tetrahedrons superimposed over each other. One is the body itself,
and is locked in place and never, except under certain conditions, moves. It is
placed around the body according to maleness or femaleness. The second whole
star tetrahedron is male in nature, it is electrical, is literally the human
mind and rotates counter-clockwise relative to your body looking out, or to put
it another way, it rotates toward your left side. The third whole star
tetrahedron is female in nature, is magnetic, is literally the human emotional
body and rotates clockwise relative to your body looking out, or to put it
another way, it rotates toward your right side.
To be clear, we are not telling you to rotate the male tetrahedron one way
and the female the other way. When we say rotate the whole star tetrahedron, we
mean the whole thing.
On the inhale of the fifteenth breath, as you are inhaling, you will say to
yourself, in your head, the code words, EQUAL SPEED. This will tell your mind
that you want the two rotatable whole star tetrahedrons to begin spinning in
opposite directions at equal speeds at the time of the exhale. Meaning that for
every complete rotation of the mind tetrahedrons, there will be a complete
rotation of the emotional tetrahedrons.
BODY: Continue the mudra of the folded hands from now on.
BREATH: Breath Yogic and rhythmically an deeply again, but only for the next
three breaths, after that return to the shallow breathing.
FIFTEENTH BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The two sets of tetrahedrons take off spinning. In an instant, they
will be moving at exactly one third the speed of light at their outer tips. You
probably will not be able to see this because of their tremendous speed, but
you can feel it. What you have just done is to start the MOTOR of the
MER-KA-BA. You will not go anywhere, or have an experience. It is just like
starting the motor of a car, but having the transmission in neutral.
BREATH: Make a small hole with your lips just like you did for breath Number
Ten. Blow out in the same manner, and as you do, feel the two sets of
tetrahedrons take off spinning.
SIXTEENTH BREATH: Inhale
MIND: As you let out the breathe, the two sets of tetrahedrons take off from
their one third speed of light setting to two third speed of light in an
instant. As they approach two thirds speed of light speed a phenomena takes
place. A disk about 55 feet in diameter forms around the body at the level of
the base of the spine. And the sphere of energy that is centered around the two
sets of tetrahedrons forms with the disk to create a shape that looks like a
FLYING SAUCER around the body. This energy matrix is called the MER-KA-BA.
However, it is not stable. If you see or sense the MER-KA-BA around you at this
point, you will know it to be unstable. It will be slowly wobbling. Therefore
Breath Number Seventeen is necessary.
BREATH: Same as breath 16, make a small hole in your lips, and blow out with
pressure. It is at this point that the speeds increases. As you feel the speed
increasing, let out all your breath with force. This action will cause the
higher speed to be fully obtained and the MER-KA-BA to be formed.
SEVENTEENTH BREATH: Inhale
HEART: Remember, unconditional love for all life must be felt through out all
of this meditation or no results will be realized.
MIND: As you breathe in, say to yourself, in your head, the code NINE TENTHS
THE SPEED OF LIGHT. This code will tell your mind to increase the speed of the
MER-KA-BA to nine tenths the speed of light which will stabilize the rotating
field of energy. It will also do something else. This third dimensional
universe that we live in is tuned to 9/10 the speed of light. Every electron in
your body is rotating around every atom in your body at 9/10 the speed of
light. This is the reason this particular speed is selected.
BREATH: Breathe rhythmically and in a Yogic manner.
SEVENTEENTH BREATH: Exhale
MIND: The speed increases to 9/10 the speed of light and stabilizes the
BREATH: Same as breath 15 and 16, make a small hole in your lips, and blow
out with pressure. As you feel the speed take off, let all your breath out with
force. You are now in your stable and Third dimensionally tuned MER-KA-BA. With
the help of your Higher Self, you will understand what this really means.
This very special breath will not be taught here. You must receive it from
Your Higher Self. It is the breath that will take you through the speed of
light into the fourth dimension. You will disappear from this world and
reappear in another one that will be your new home for awhile. This is not the
end, but the beginning of an ever expanding consciousness returning you HOME to