Sunday, January 13, 2008
The floor plan of the Creator's World is a Metatron’s cube, which is in a way a two dimensional expression of the tesseract. Like in Alchemy, it serves a similar purpose of establishing the boundaries as well as the regions within which the Creator creates its Creatures.
Metatron is primarily the name of a primordial Angel in Judaism, and some scholars suggest the name means ”keeper of the watch” or “one who serves behind the throne”. In early kabbalist scriptures, Metatron supposedly forms the cube from his soul. This cube can later be seen in Christian art, where it appears on his chest or floating behind him.
Metatron's cube is also considered a holy glyph, and was often drawn around an object or person to ward off demons and satanic powers. This idea is also present in alchemy, in which the cube was favoured as a containment circle or creation circle.