The Ascent to the Merkabah–
The Mystical Chariot that bears the Divine Throne
From Pirkei Heikhalot (translation based on that of D. Blumenthal and L. Grodner, in D. Blumenthal, Understanding Jewish Mysticism (New York: Ktav, 1978).
The First Palace
When you come and stand at the gate of the first palace, take two seals, one in each hand:
- The seal of Tootrusea-YHVH Lord of Israel, and
- The Seal of Surya the Angel of the Presence.
To those who stand on the right, show the seal of