Lesson 6, Chapters 15 – 16. Metatron, Moses and Elisha Aher. We begin with the nature of Enoch's transformation into another life-form capable of permanent existence in his new realm. We also reference Elijah and how his ascent was different. Enoch is Metatron, Elijah is Sandalphon, Metatron in Yetzirah, Sandalphon is Asiyah, and what this all practically means. Moses ascended above in astral form. Upon appearing “above,” he too is confronted as was Enoch before him. Metatron is dispatched to defend Moses, but this is not their first meeting. They met earlier at the burning bush, when Metatron served as “the angel of the Lord.” Later, Aher ascends. Seeing Metatron, he proclaims that there are two “gods.” What he meant was that there appeared to be two different sets of rules as to how the universe operates, the rules of Heaven (under the name YHWH), and the rules of Earth (under the name Elohim). Aher is corrected, but makes a terrible choice, requiring the Sages to disavow him because of this choice. More about Aher is discussed in our Legends of the Talmud series, in the class about the Four who ascend Above (from Tractate Hagigah). We conclude with practical and relevant lessons about religious extremism.