Monday, January 23, 2006

The Heart is the Highest Brain
I am slowly reading The Biology of Transcendence, by Joseph Chilton Pearce. He makes a case for the heart being the actual fifth level of the brain (the other 4 are in the head), and that we are designed for transcendence. He says, "Neither our violence nor our transcendence is a moral or ethical matter of religion, but rather an issue of biology. We actually contain a built-in ability to rise above restriction, incapacity, or limitation and, as a result of this ability, possess a vital adaptive spirit that we have not yet fully accessed. While this ability can lead us to transcendence, paradoxically it can lead also to violence; our longing for transcendence arises from our intuitive sensing of this adaptive potential and our violence arises from our failure to develop it." I LOVE this! What blocks the natural flow of consciousness from reptile to mammalian to human to soul, is only the perception of fear and separation, which throws us into survival mode, interrupts the transcendence, and irritates us beyond description.

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