Erykah Badu & Jay Electronica

Erykah Badu announced on Twitter yesterday that she and longtime boyfriend Jay Electronica decided to name their newborn daughter Marks Merkaba.

Erykah Badu names baby Marks Merkaba

According to Crystalinks.com, the word Merkaba refers to a “divine light vehicle allegedly used by ascended masers to connect with and reach those in tune with the higher realms.” The vehicle is described as a kind of three-dimensional Star of David that “transports spirit/body from one dimension to another.” In the Bible, the Merkabah is described as a chariot made of angels with four wings and four faces that represent the four directions and take the form of a man, a lion, an ox and an eagle.

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