(Hebrew מֶרְכַּב, מרכבה, or מִרְכֶּבֶת) Literally, "thing to ride in, cart," interpreted to mean “chariot.” Refers to the superior bodies that the initiate must build to reach "heaven." In Western mysticism, the chariot is most known in relation with Ezekiel, and is described as being composed of four holy creatures,which symbolize the four solar bodies: causal, mental, astral, and physical. In alchemy, these are symbolized by C.O.N.H. (carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen). The chariot is also symbolized as the Wedding Garment (Christianity), the chariot of Apollo (Greek), the chariot of Krishna (Hindu), To Soma Heliakon (Greek), and Sahu (Egyptian).


"The one who does not know how to fulfill his duties as a simple citizen cannot tread the path of the great mysteries. Many disciples forget the good manners of a sincere and honorable gentleman or lady and become truly irresponsible and even dangerous individuals."

Samael Aun Weor, The Major Mysteries