Metatron’s Cube is a figure in sacred geometry. It is a three-dimensional geometric figure created from thirteen equal circles with lines from the centre of each circle extending out to the centers of the other twelve circles. This image creates the “Fruit of Life”. Six circles are placed in a hexagonal pattern around a central circle, with six more extending out along the same radial lines.
Its name makes reference to Metatron, an angel mentioned in apocryphal texts including the Second book of the Palaces. These texts rank Metatron second only to YHVH in the hierarchy of spiritual beings. The derivation of Metatron’s cube from the tree of life, which the Talmud clearly states was excluded from human experience during the exile from Eden, has led some scholars (including Johann Andreas Eisenmenger) to portray Metatron as the means by which humanity was given knowledge of YHVH; presumably implying that study of Metatron’s cube would be necessary to understanding the tree of life.
The pattern delineated by many of the lines can be created by orthographic projections of the first three platonic solids. Specifically, the line pattern includes projections of a double tetrahedron, a cube with in a cube 9 a three dimensional projection of a tesseract), and an octahedron.
Keep a Metatron’s cube in your room for the presence of angels