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By Alec Newald
August 8, 2000
"The Sefer Yetsirah [Book of Creation] written probably in Babylonia between AD200 and AD600 was influenced by Jewish Merkabah mysticism, [A History of Magic, Richard Cavendish] which employed meditative techniques to induce visions in which the mystic seemed to leave his body and travel through the planetary spheres to the seventh heaven, where he beheld the awe-inspiring majesty of the Almighty, seated on his throne or chariot [merkabah]. These experiences are described in the Hekhaloth texts of the third century AD onwards.
The visionary journey was perilous in the extreme, for the spheres, the hekhaloth or heavenly halls, were guarded by gate-keepers', which were hostile to the soul. [In similar gnostic systems the guardians of the spheres were called Archons] To pass them in safety the mystic needed to know the correct seals' or talismanic names of power and had to recite long incantations. An account of the technique used to induce these visions, written about AD1000, says that the mystic must fast a number of days and lay his head between his knees and whisper many hymns and songs whose texts are known from tradition'.
The goal was mystical but attaining it depended on magic, and in some cases the names and incantations were used as sources of power in themselves as well as rungs of the ladder of spiritual ascent. One distinct magical procedure of Merkabah mysticism was the putting on of the name'. The mystic clothed himself in a garment into which the name of God had been woven, so investing himself with the divine attributes. Since it was dangerous, Merkabah mysticism was reserved for the spiritual elite. Candidates for entry had to possess high moral qualities, but they were also judged by physiognomy [character analysis by facial features] and palmistry. They had to have favourable' lines on their hands, and the Hekhaloth texts contain the oldest surviving documents on palmistry."
There was no coincidence between the above, and finding myself in the open air of a protected valley well to the north of Auckland City one early summer evening in 1997. A small group of interested' and interesting' people had gathered in this valley area to partake of an experiment into what some may call, transcendental meditation'.
But it was much more than that. We had been fasting and preparing for almost 36 hours, which was not really ideal, time wise, but it was all that most of our schedules of daily life would allow us. There was not too much of the Merkabah mysticism in that field, but the principle was the same, and so was the goal.
It was one of those perfect summer evenings, the air was still, the sky clear, and filled with stars. The farmlet being used for this experiment' had been carefully selected and it was as close as possible to a major power point or electromagnetic grid vortex, which lay near the Kaipara Harbour area of north Auckland. This area was so hot it had once been ear-marked as a possible nuclear power generation site.
If you know anything about New Zealand politics or the mood of the people when it comes to all things nuclear, you would know that generating power anywhere in New Zealand in that manour would get the organizer hung, drawn, and quartered, real fast! You must also be aware the nuclear power generation is very close to alchemy in its truest sense, so just like aluminum smelters they must be situated at points on the globe of the earth that are compatible to this form of magical transformation of the elements.
The potential for some serious magick of another kind on that site had not been overlooked by the group that had assembled themselves there on that beautiful late spring evening. For weeks before the signs had been about that this was the time to try, almost every psychic or sensitive person I personally knew had been hit with some form of debilitating illness or experiences of the paranormal extraodinare! It would appear that two worlds were very close together at that time and there was every chance we could bridge the gap', and make contact with that other-side'. That had been the object of the exercise, but the result went well past ALL' our expectations!!
Copyright Alec Newald
About the author: Alec Newald has spent the last ten years on almost full time study of the UFO phenomena. He has a vested interest in UFO's and the like since he experienced ten days of missing time back in 1989. This incident has brought about the publication of Alec's first book Coevolution Nexus Publishing Australia 1997. He has since gone on to write several related but far reaching articles some of which you will find here. Alec has a degree in the ancient natural healing art of reiki his interests also include ancient history and all forms of shamanistic and magic arts.