So I've been reading an interesting book on sacred geometry. At one point the book mentions the theory of 46 + 2 which appears an many other texts and lyrics I have read. The basic idea concerns the evolution of consciousness through chromosomes. The Aborigines in Australia have 42 + 2 chromosomes whereas most other humans have 44 + 2. Some argue that there are steps in our evolutionary process in which 2 more chromosomes are added until we reach the stage of 52 chromosomes (human perfection). In the book I am reading they refer to Metatron as possibly one of these perfect beings, a 55 foot tall blue man. The images of such a being reminded me of the film Fantastic Planet which I highly recommend.
Fascinated by the legend of the Metatron I searched the internet for more information. According to wikipedia:
Metatron is the name of an angel in Judaism, some branches of Christianity and Islamic tradition Witchcraft. However, there are no references to him in the Jewish Tanakh (Old Testament), the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) or any Islamic source. There is no consensus as to his genesis or the role that he plays in the hierarchy of Heaven and Hell.
The Zohar calls Metatron "the Youth", identifies him as the angel that led the people of Israel through the wilderness after their exodus from Egypt, and describes him as a heavenly priest.
In Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's novel Good Omens, the Metatron appears as the voice of God. An explanatory footnote likens his role to a Presidential Press Secretary.
Pantheon.org offers more interesting information:
The myths of Metatron are extremely complicated, and at least two separate versions exist. The first version states he came into being when God created the world, and immediately assumed his many responsibilities. The second claims that he was first a human named Enoch, a pious, good man who had ascended to Heaven a few times, and eventually was transformed into a fiery angel. Some later books adopt the first version, some the second, and in other literature both are combined. Despite the elaborate debate, the origin of Metatron's name is not clear. Many attempts have been made to explain it, but none of them is satisfactory, since the word has no real meaning or root in any language. Some authors think it may be derived from private meditations and visions, or even glossolalia.
Metatron is one of the most important Angels in the heavenly hierarchy. He is a member of a special group that is permitted to look at God's countenance, an honor most angels do not share. In the literature, Metatron is often referred to as "the Prince of the Countenance."
In the Babylonian Talmud, Metatron is mentioned only three times, but the references are important. All three relate to the problem of Metatron's immense power, which may have caused some people to confuse him with God. In later literature he was even mentioned as the "lesser Yahweh" -- a serious blasphemy for the strictly Monotheistic Judaism. Another legend states that God himself named him so, out of affection. A fascinating legend tells of a particularly interesting and famous Jewish heretic, Elisha ben Avuyah, who saw Metatron sitting by God's side, occupying the same type of throne. This made Elisha suspect that two equal powers operated in the universe -- God and Metatron. The legend continues to explain that he made a false assumption, which indeed cost Elisha his position within the Jewish community. According to these scholars, God permitted Metatron to sit because, as God's scribe, he recorded the good deeds of the Nation of Israel. This story works very well with two of Metatron's many heavenly tasks: a scribe and an advocate, defending the Nation of Israel in the heavenly court.
Enoch, a pious teacher, scribe and leader of his people, is famed for the part he took in the tragedy of the fallen angels. Living during a time of great sins, around the flood, he had visited Heaven more than once. However, the time was ripe for a most significant trip. One night, two angels woke him up and commanded him to prepare for his journey. They took him on their wings, and showed him all the Heavens and their inhabitants, including a side trip to Paradise and to the place of punishment and torture of the sinners, which strangely enough was located not too far from paradise. He observed the activity of the sun and the moon, and made a visit of consolation to rebellious angels, the Grigori, succeeding in bringing them closer to God. After the tour, the great Angels Gabriel and Michael lead him straight to God's Throne.
Sitting next to God, Enoch was instructed in wisdom, and using his skills as a scribe, prepared three hundred and sixty-six books. When he learned everything, a most significant thing happened. God revealed to him great secrets -- some of which are even kept secret from the angels! These included the secrets of Creation, the duration of time the world will survive, and what will happen after its demise. At the end of these discussions, Enoch returned to earth for a limited time, to instruct everyone, including his sons, in all he learned. After thirty days, the angels returned him to Heaven.
And then the divine transformation took place. Additional wisdom and spiritual qualities caused Enoch's height and breadth to become equal to the height and breadth of the earth. God attached thirty-six wings to his body, and gave him three hundred and sixty-five eyes, each as bright as the sun. His body turned into celestial fire -- flesh, veins, bones, hair, all metamorphosed to glorious flame. Sparks emanated from him, and storms, whirlwind, and thunder encircled his form. The angels dressed him in magnificent garments, including a crown, and arranged his throne. A heavenly herald proclaimed that from then on his name would no longer be Enoch, but Metatron, and that all angels must obey him, as second only to God.
You can also read the following pdf about Enoch's connection to the Slavonic Apocalypse and the etymology of his name.
The Slavonic text provides rudimentary descriptions of several traditional Merkabah titles of Enoch/Metatron, (e.g., "the Lad," "the Scribe," "the Prince of the World," "the Prince of Presence")
What really caught my eye was Metatron's Cube.
In early kabbalist scriptures, Metatron supposedly forms the Cube from his soul. This Cube can later be seen in Christian art, where it appears on his chest or floating behind him. Metatron's cube is also considered a holy glyph, and was often drawn around an object or person to ward off demons and satanic powers. This idea is also present in alchemy, in which the cube was favored as a containment circle or creation circle.
Once I saw these something clicked in my mind. I've seen this rotating cube before but from the inside. I had an extremely intense dream once. It was a divine moment of truth but the sky was full of diamonds as well. I dreamt of a being in a fleshy red cubed container and in the middle of this container was another cube which rotated. I can't recall if the container I was in was rotating as well. The cube in the middle had 3D checkers on it and at each corner it was connected with a blue bolt of energy to the larger exterior cube. I didn't mention this to anyone for a while because I thought the experience was a fluke, just eye-candy. Before experiencing all this I was incredibly nervous to almost the point of throwing up. I was incredibly afraid that something bad would happen and it took me about 45 minutes to calm down.
Almost a half a year has passed and I now realize what I experienced. I find it quite appropriate that when I overcame my fear of being swallowed by the great abyss to never return, I dreamt of being immersed into a holy glyph which was 'drawn around people to ward of demons and satanic powers'. It's quite comforting.
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