Mysticism & Metatron
Geometries of Light
It has been said that the language of the Angels is Geometries of ‘Light’, or in more modern terminology ‘Electromagnetic Radiation’. If this is ‘true’ then I have no doubt that the letters of their alphabet will include many of the forms that we assosicate with Sacred Geometry.
An obvious starting point for exploring the mysticism of Sacred Geometry is the design traditionally known as Metatron’s Cube. It is widely noted that the forms of the 3D Platonic solids can be found in the lines of Metatron’s Cube. I have written much elsewhere on this site about the 3D and 4D equivalents of this pattern.
Who IS Metatron ?
According to Hebraic mysticism, Metatron is the highest of the Archangels, the scribe of God who sits before the throne and gazes upon Gods naked face.
Metatron seems to be made up of two Greek words, after and throne, μετὰ θρóνος (meta thronos), taken together as “one who serves behind the throne” or “one who occupies the throne next to the throne of glory”. That he sits on a throne in the presence of God implied to many that he was virtually God’s equal.
There is also a tradition that Metatron is the prophet Enoch – from the book Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism – “This Enoch, whose flesh was turned to flame, his veins to fire, his eye-lashes to flashes of lightning, his eye-balls to flaming torches, and whom God placed on a throne next to the throne of glory, received after this heavenly transformation the name Metatron”.
What IS Metatron’s Cube ?
So now that we have explored briefly who Metatron might be – what is this diagram known as Metatrons cube, and why is it so important as to be one of the core patterns of Sacred Geometry ? I’m glad you asked…
The above info about Metatron’s Cube is widely known. But it raises some interesting questions that I have not heard answered:
A few years ago, a young friend of mine asked me to help him create a 3D model of Metatron’s Cube. So we set out to discover what this form would be, and somewhat to our surprise we settled on a figure where the spheres surrounding the central sphere create the vertexes of a cubeoctahedron within a cubeoctahedron. Since then I have validated this in many ways, the most important perhaps being that the cubeoctahedron is a unique 3D form that Buckminster Fuller named the Vector Equilibrium, and the 2D Vector Equilibrium is a hexagon as in Metatron’s Cube.
More coming soon …