Look to the Horizon


   Fri, May 25, 2007 - 4:31 AM
A merkabah is a sort of three dimensional star of david. Two tetrahedrons, overlapping. A sacred geometry figure. Photo inset upper left.

My first experience of one of these was at burning man 2000, when the folks in the camp next to us built a huge one. Photo inset upper right. There was a palpable energetic experience within the focus. Props to my main magic man Andrew, the model in the photo :-)

Since I've been building geodesic domes, the subject of sacred geometry keeps coming up, and I never really know anything about it. I thought, maybe it is time to learn. Not a lot to go on really on the web, surprisingly. Turns out the merkabah is one of the only shapes, though of course when one starts using proportions of things to other things there is a whole world of possibility.

So today I just finished building my first merkabah. I had started one last month but ran into a road block. Finishing up the merkabah was the clearest message I got from my (first, and mild) amanita muscaria trip earlier this week. Did it on a property we are thinking about buying, www.bayleys.co.nz/search/po...earch.aspx but that is another story, or maybe it is this one, and you will see how later :-)

What's with the al-you-min-ee-um foil, and copper wire, you ask? Well. So perhaps you have heard of Wilhelm Reich? He was a body therapy and human energy (orgone) guy who had the dubious distinction of getting his books and research burned by the US government. I've always been curious about the construction of orgone generators, and I finally found some plans, which are basically layers of steel wool and layers of cotton, interspersed.

And then there is a discussion of energy devices in Urban Shaman, which Andrew first recommended to me, and Kathy spotted on witch friend Gen's bookshelf this week at our singing lessons. www.amazon.com/Urban-Sham...615-7325600

He suggests that energy devices just basically need to be a layer of electrical conductor and a layer of electrical resistor. This fits in with the design of the orgone devices. It also fits in with the stuff people talk about on this site educate-yourself.org/dc/orgo...x.shtml, where they make energy devices out of bits of metal in a matrix of fiberglass resin. Conductors and resistors mixed up.

So I took some aluminium foil and plastic wrap, and rolled it over a wood dowel. I rolled the thin dowel across the whole width of the wrap, so there are many layers. The copper wire joins the ends of the wrapped dowels together and suspends one tetrahedron (smaller) inside the other. I used copper because they talked about the need for copper when working with people. Not that there are people in my small merkabah.

What's hanging in there? Well, there was this property that we looked at last year that I was really excited about, but by the time we had gotten some clarity on that and gotten our money from the sale of the SF apartment, it was already in contract to some other folks. So that stone came from the front of the property, I thought of it as the gateway stone. People agreed, hefting it, it was a good stone. I had the idea (last month) that if I built the merkabah and put the stone in it in front of my time machine (Laffoley's geochronmechane) picture that we could once more have a chance at getting that property we had missed out on. Not that Kathy was 100% convinced about the property, mind you.

Well, today I finally got it all together, and we met with the vendor of the property I linked to earlier in this post. Good meeting. She's a nice lady. We met her at Convergence over New Year's actually.

So we are pursuing this property some more. Will go see it again on Monday and then perhaps make an offer, try to get it all wrapped up before we leave for San Francisco in 4.5 weeks.

Those are some of the more unusual things I am up to, lately. So you see how it is hard to explain what I do all day when I am not at a job :-)


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Fri, May 25, 2007 - 4:58 AM
my spinny merkabah story...
i bought home the small glass one that i had just finished paying off to find a big steel rod one, that my flatmate had just finished constructing, hanging in our kitchen...spun us both out...he had simply(!) been inspired...

have u investigated personal merkabah activation?
full details in the latest rainbow news....i saw it in the supermarket...the stupourmarket no more..
Fri, May 25, 2007 - 7:00 PM
awesome bruce! Energy devices are fascinating. I wonder what it would be like to do a meditation inside one?
Sat, May 26, 2007 - 3:12 AM
Yes, Jase, I want to build one into which one can fit one's self. Perhaps with a friend :-)

David, I want to follow up some more on you info... will be coming back at you with some questions...
Sat, May 26, 2007 - 4:00 PM
we are...(in response to jase...)
our energy field can be likened to a merkabah....
meditate as one.
spin it like a whirlwind....(merkabah is also hebrew for whirlwind...i think...doesnt really matter...)
Thu, May 31, 2007 - 1:40 PM
nice shapes - you sure about the mysticism?
cool construction - does it accumulate orgone? Is there any way to measure it? How did Reich do it - was it something he found with his microscopy inventions? Also, am i correct in recalling that orgone injected into meat would cause it to grow - did he ever demonstrate this? any info?

Anyway - I just wanted to mention that William S Burroughs had an orgone accumulator that was the size and shape of a phone booth with just a seat inside - from the description i have read it was made of layers of wood/metal/cotton as you pointed out.

Burroughs was an old old man when he died, was his longevity partially because of successful orgone accumulation?
Thu, May 31, 2007 - 1:43 PM
and this
now this would be fun - mediation seems so introverted in comparison to the crystal swing
Fri, June 1, 2007 - 6:29 PM
crystal swing
Funny you should mention that Antz, I came across the crystal swing a month or two ago and downloaded the page. I'm interested in doing something larger, and this is definitely food for thought.

Not to say that Burroughs didn't live a long time because of orgone, but there is also a certain physical/personality type where excessive drug use and irrascibility seems to be the fountain of youth. My grandma was like that.
Fri, June 1, 2007 - 6:31 PM
Hmm, oh yeah, while I am all in favor of externalized measurement of phenomena, as in, can orgone be measured, I think it's also important to note that at the end of the day all external stimuli, whether produced by "objective" instruments or not, is processed through our own subjectivity, so that if we feel that we can perceive an effect from something without instruments, that is just as valid.
Mon, August 6, 2007 - 10:41 PM
hee hee

you build stuff! yay :)

i've always wanted to build geodesics and orgone accumulators. i guess i can add to this to the list of stuff to talk about someday.

hmm. this is the first time i've logged in to tribe in months and months.