Metaphysical meaning of Shallecheth (mbd)
Shallecheth, shal'-le- heth (Heb.)--felling; overthrowing; casting out; thrown down.
Shallecheth, the gate at the west of the Temple (west signifying the without), is "at the causeway that goeth up, watch against watch." This symbolizes a raised way or highway that has been built by the individual, by means of true thoughts and words; it leads step by step to higher realms of expression and manifestation in the outer, to the west. Shuppim and Hosah, who were given charge of this gate, bespeak a degree of wisdom in the outer man and a trustful, hopeful spirit that becomes a real haven to him while he is passing through his overcoming experiences.