When you look at Metatron’s Cube there’s something captivating about it, even if you have no idea what it is, or what it means. And like all ancient and sacred geometric symbols, that’s kind of the point. They’re uniquely captivating.
The lines, the circles, the angles, the mathematics in Metatron’s Cube make it very complex looking, yet it’s very simple in its design and construction.
Where did this odd-looking shape come from? What does it mean? And how can you use this knowledge to benefit in your life today?
In this article we look back in history to find the origin, meaning, and symbolism behind Metatron’s Cube.
Let’s Dive In.
What Is Metatron’s Cube? – Sacred Geometry & Symbolism Explained
In a 3D form, Metatron’s Cube takes the form of a Merkaba, which is the 3D shape formed by two intersecting pyramids (more on that below). Metatron’s Cube is unique, because within the boundaries of all the connected lines, it contains every 2D shape that exists in the universe, and creates all five 3 dimensional platonic solids.
Because of it’s simple, yet complex nature, this shape is also said to help focus on meditation, and to helps to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Metatron’s Cube as a Symbol Of Creation –
With the most advanced technology, the most powerful telescopes on the planet can look back over 13 billion years ago to when the universe was first “created”, we refer to this even as the “big bang”.
The symbol of Metatron’s Cube is used to explain and symbolize this ‘birth-of-the-universe’ and it’s nature of infinitely expanding in all directions of time and space. It is believed that everything in the universe (galaxies, solar systems, stars, planets, humans, plants, animals, DNA structures, atoms, electrons, and nano- particles) are all made up from the same elements and follow the same fundamental mathematical ‘laws of nature and physics.
Those ‘mathematics of the universe’ that governs everything, is believed to be represented by Metatron’s Cube.
Metatron’s Cube And The Platonic Solids –
Platonic Solids are a key element in the field of sacred geometry. Named for the Greek philosopher, Plato, the ‘Platonic Solids’ are 3D shapes where each ‘side’ (or face) has the exact same shape and size. There are a total of 5 basic Platonic Solids.
What makes Metatron’s cube unique, is that when it’s circles are connected a series of straight lines, it forms all the faces (in a 2D form) of the 5 Platonic Solids.
When looking at the symbol, it becomes easy to see how all lines, nodes, and circles are connected, representing how all things in the universe are all connected. In a literal sense, you can also see how pulling on one string, will affect everything else.
There are five Platonic Solids and according to the Ancient Greks, each one is associated with one of the 5 fundamental elements of the universe.
The 5 Platonic Solids –
- Tetrahedron: Four Triangle Faces Associated With Earth
- Cube: Six Square Faces Associated With Water
- Octahedron: Eight Triangle Faces Associated With Air
- Dodecahedron: Twelve Pentagram Faces Associated With Fire
- Icosahedron: Twenty Triangle Faces Associated With Spirit
Metatron’s Cube And The Number 13 –
Metatron’s Cube is formed by connecting intersecting lines through the 13 circles which it is composed from.
Before the lines are connected the 13 circles form the symbol known as the “fruit of life” which comes from the “flower of life” which comes from the “egg of life” which comes from the “seed of life”.
The 13 spheres of Metatron’s Cube is believed to symbolically represent 13 ‘planes of existence’, realms, dimensions, or frequency levels of the universe.
It is said that these 13 “levels” are present everywhere all the time.
Who is Metatron – The Archangel of Empowerment
Who is Metatron, and why is there a ‘cube’ named after him?
Metatron is known today as a mythologigal ‘archangel’ or high-ranking angel from the book of Enoch. Although where Metatron came from, or where the name “Metatron” came from is mysterious and unknown to this day. In fact, there is not currently any “scholarly-consensus” about the origin of the name Metatron.
Many believe that Metatron could be gibberish, like other religious names such as “Adiriron” and “Dapdapiron”.
Never-the-less, Metatron is said to be the “angel-form” of the biblical prophet Enoch.
As legend has it, once Enoch ascended into heaven he became Metatron, and was given the most-important role as the universal scribe. Metatron’s job was to keep record of all choices made in heaven and on earth in a universal archive. This archive of the universe is commonly referred to as either the “Book of Life”, or the “Akashic record”.
Metatron has also been described as the guardian of heavenly secrets, and as God’s mediator with men.
The Archangel of Empowerment –
Metatron is known as the “Archangel of Empowerment” because he symbolically represents self-empowerment to a higher-level of consciousness.
Metatron and Positive Thought –
In biblical mythology it is said that when you have a sudden urge to change a ‘negative thought’, into a ‘positive thought’ it is because of the presence of Metatron. It is believed that, due to his status as scribe of the universe, Metatron understands the real world consequences of negative thoughts and therefor tries to advocate for positivity.
Metatron and The Cube –
How is this odd 3D pointed shape connected to the Archangel Metatron?
As mythology has it, in early scriptures Metatron supposedly forms the cube from his soul, and uses it as a means of overseeing the balance, and flow of energy in the universe. The cube’s link to all shapes in the universe is said to represent all the patterns that make up everything in nature.
Although the exact dates are debated, Metatron’s cube was first formed sometime around the year 0 and the year 1,100. It’s more than likely that Metatron’s cube has its origin “”rooted”” (no-pun intended) in the symbolic “tree of life”.
The “tree of life” is very similar to Metatron’s cube, and is also mentioned in the Jewish Kabbalah Texts. The tree of life stems from the “flower of life”, which dates all the way back to 645 BC.
Metatron’s Origin, History, And Appearance In Ancient Scriptures
It’s important to note that Metatron is also NOT mentioned in the Bible, nor in the Torah, nor the Qur’an. Thus, he is largely considered either symbolic, mythological, or both.
The Babylonian Talmud –
Although Metatron is NOT associated with the Jewish religion, the first-time in written-history where Metatron’s name appears, is with-in three short passages of the Jewish text known as the Babylonian Talmud, written around the year 200 (about 1,800 years ago).
“The Talmud” is a Hebrew word, and served as the centerpiece of Jewish cultural for Jews of the time.
Because his name was not mentioned in the “mainstream” religious texts of the time, the Archangel Metatron was considered (and still is) mythological or symbolic.
The Talmud was the first place Metatron’s name was written, but his notoriety is mainly sourced from the mystical Kabbala texts.
The Kabbala Texts –
The Kabbala texts are an exclusive collection of both, oral, and written interpretations, by high authority Rabbi’s, on how the universe was created. Because many of the interpretations were passed down orally before they were ever known to be written down, the exact origin of the Kabbala texts are debated. However, there’s seems to be some consensus that they originated somewhere between 100 BC and the year 1,000.
Kabbalists, as they’re called, believe that the Torah contains deeper interpretations, symbolism, and hidden truths, which only a “highly spiritually-developed” person can decrypt. These high-level discussions between Ancient Rabbi’s lead to the belief that ‘The Torah’, is stored with symbolic inner-meanings which reveal a “blueprint for the creation of the universe”.
In the eyes of ancient Kabbalists, those who read the Bible & Torah literally, only understand either half-truths or complete falsehoods.
Some of the earliest Kabbala text describe the “10 Sefirot” (or sources of energy) from which the universe flows. These 10 Sefirot serve as the basis for the “tree of life” symbol which many believe is the original source of Metatron’s cube.
The 10 Sefirot –
Sefirot is a Hebrew word meaning ‘source to emanate from’ or ‘flow from’. These 10 attributes/emanations described in Kabbalah texts, might be better described as “channels of divine creative life forces” or “levels of consciousness” through which the universe is revealed to mankind.
The original reference to the 10 sefirot is found in a specific part of the ancient Kabbalistic texts known as the “Sefer Yetzirah” or “The Book of Formation”.
The Sefer Yetzirah Texts –
The earliest known Jewish text on the cosmology of the universe is known as the Sefer Yetzira (AKA the “Book of Creation”).The “book of creation” is believed to have first appeared sometime between the year 300 BC and the year 200 AD.
According to the famous and well respected Rabbi Saadia Gaon, the objective of the book’s author was to convey in writing how the things of our universe came into existence, through a process involving the 10 divine numbers (sefirot).
To this day, modern scholars have not reached consensus on the book’s exact origins.
The Book of Enoch –
Metatron is also mentioned in the Book of Enoch which is also called “3 Enoch”.
It is in “3 Enoch” where the link between Enoch and his transformation into the angel Metatron is described.
The narrator of “3 Enoch”(supposedly Rabbi Ishmael) describes Metatron in two ways. One, as a early-stage angle, and two, as the transformation of Enoch after he went to Heaven.
“Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” —Genesis 5:24
What Can You Use Metatron’s Cube For In Your Daily Life?
It’s this captivating nature which is why Metatron’s Cube is often used as a visual aid in meditation. Simply by tracing the lines with your eyes across the pattern, it can help you to relax and clear the mind.
I practice meditating semi-frequently (every once-and a while) and haven’t personally tried this yet. But I might make it into a separate blog if there seems to be any effects.
Final Thoughts: Metatron’s Cube
A Reminder of Perspective –
Whether or not you believe in any of the symbolic representations of Metatron’s Cube, at the very least the symbol serves as a reminder of something bigger than us. The vastness of the universe is so big and immense that it’s impossible for our human brains to even put it in perspective.
But Metatron’s cube can serve as a reminder of positivity and the overall ‘bigger picture’ in life.
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