Metaphysical meaning of Meraioth (mbd)
Meraioth, me-ra'-ioth (Heb.)--aspects; forms; visions, revelations; inversions; perversions; rebellions.
a A man named in the genealogy of Levi (I Chron. 6:6). b A priest of Israel (I Chron. 9:11; Neh. 11:11).
Meta. The love faculty in man needs cleansing and lifting to a higher level, that all hatred, strife, jealousy, and the like may be removed. (Levi, a son of Jacob, symbolizes the love faculty in the natural man; priests refer to our natural, religious ruling tendencies in their varying degrees of understanding.) Meraioth, named in the genealogy of Levi and also named as a priest of Israel, and meaning visions, revelations, perversions, rebellions, reveals the foregoing truth.
The darkened, ignorant beliefs about God and about man that have permeated man's natural religious tendencies and governed them to a greater or less extent throughout the ages have so warped his love nature that, where all should be true understanding, kindness, forgiveness, joy, strength, and peace, with good will abounding, we find much bitterness, rebellion, and contention to be overcome. Love must rule in us fully, that true righteousness and wholeness may be established throughout our being.
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