Magnetite and Alchemical Embryo of Immortality
Note: The following article belongs to our section “On the Forbidden Letters” .
Copyright 2011 by Daniel Witzen and World Mysteries.com
Published with permission.
On the Forbidden Letters – by Daniel Witzen
Part 1 – On magnetite
“In the human brain, pyramidal cells are present and arranged in layers in the cortex of the two cerebra.”[H. Coetzee, Ph.D.]
Many people ask themselves, why did Egypt’s pyramids have the shape of a pentahedron? And was the first pentahedron designed by an Egyptian, or did Egypt look at mother nature for the pyramidal shape? Because both the pentahedron and the double pentahedron, the octahedron, exist in nature: as lodestone.
Lodestone is found in most parts of the world, usually in the form of magnetite (Fe3O4). It is the only natural magnet on earth:
[ Magnetite ]
Either way, designed by man, or copied from the shape of magnetite, the pyramid represents the microcosmic Ben-ben Stone, also known as the Grailstone or Philosopher’s Stone: the agent to the alchemical fire of kundalini in the human body. Hence pyramid, meaning: ‘fire in the middle,’ or ‘fire in there.’
Now, the Paris 4 say that that stone is ‘pointy.’ And this could then imply a penta-, or octahedron. This possibility is all the more gripping, since magnetite is also found in the human brain and the Stone of Transmutation conceivably produced of that brain. ‘First the head is decapitated, then the Stone is produced.’[The Paris 4] (The ancient alchemists of Greece even called that stone the lithos egkefalos, meaning: brain-stone / Jung, MC, pars 626.)
John Raven, commenting on the Forbidden Letters, also conjectured that it’s ‘a possibility that the Stone is produced of the old microcosmic head And that the head placed back after the Kundalini-fire is again that Stone. This would mean that there are as many Grails as there are human heads.’[Raven]
Animals too possess biogenic magnetite and it is believed that this helps them to detect the earth’s magnetic field. In the human body, to be complete, magnetite is found in
- a) the cerebral cortex,
- b) the cerebellum, and
- c) in meninges (membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord).
In other words: in the Tree of Life.
Part 2 – On the Alchemical Embryo of Immortality
In his 1962 book Patanjali and Yoga Mircea Eliade tells us that, according to Chinese alchemy, ‘the tan-t’ien, the ‘fields of cinnabar,’ are to be found in the most secret recesses of the brain and belly; here it is that the embryo of immortality is alchemically prepared.’ [Eliade, 1962:111] This is strange, because only parts of the Tree of Life and it’s cakra’s are located in the brain and belly. The root-, heart-, and throat-cakra for instance are not. So what is preparing that embryo of immortality that brain and belly are involved? Do the brain and belly have something in common for instance? The answer is yes: braincells. Because it was discovered ‘that both our gut and our brain originate early in embryogenesis from the same clump of tissue which divides during fetal development. While one section turns into the central nervous system, another piece migrates to become the enteric nervous system. Later the two nervous systems connect via a cable called the vagus nerve — the longest of all the cranial nerves whose name is derived from Latin, meaning “wandering.” The vagus nerve meanders from the brain stem through the neck and finally ends up in the abdomen.There’s the brain-gut connection.‘[J.S. Rubin]
The gut’s brain, or second brain, known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), ‘is located in sheaths of tissue lining the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.’[Ibid.]
Dr. Michael Gershon, a professor of anatomy and cell biology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, dubs ‘the entire gastrointestinal system the body’s second nervous system. “The brain is not the only place in the body that’s full of neurotransmitters,” says Dr. Gershon. “A hundred million neurotransmitters line the length of the gut, approximately the same number that is found in the brain.” – ‘[Ibid.]
If we then ‘add the nerve cells of the esophagus, stomach and large intestine, there are more nerve cells in the gut than there are in the entire remainder of the peripheral nervous system. Nearly every chemical that controls the brain in the head has been identified in the gut, including hormones and neurotransmitters.’[Ibid.]
This all could mean that the ancient alchemists already new about the gut-brain. Just like they new about biophotons, before these photons were ‘discovered’ by scientists in 1938. From the Pedro Caz-article on the Forbidden Letters at World Mysteries:
[ Biophoton-image (left) of the human hand ]
‘That cells emitted light was first suggested in 1938 by the Russian biologist Alexander Gurwitsj. ‘Every living system emits, absorbs, and stores light, (…) and every living cell emits at least 100.000 light particles per second.’[Boswinkel] Untill today though ‘nobody knows how biophotons are being produced. A thing that seems certain is that they are messengers or bosons. They carry information.’[Boswinkel]‘[Richard Morley at http://www.world-mysteries.com/PhilipGardiner/forbidden_letters_24.htm ]
‘The “refracted rays of the Divine in the world and in created things (Caussin)” correspond to the “certain luminosity” which the alchemists said was inherent in the natural world.‘[Jung, MC, par. 344/emphasis added]
from the Editor
God having human Experience?
We are God having a human experience. [ Bernard Haisch ]
I believe that consciousness and its contents are all that exists. Spacetime, matter and fields never were the fundamental denizens of the universe but have always been, from their beginning, among the humbler contents of consciousness, dependent on it for their very being.
The world of our daily experience—the world of tables, chairs, stars and people, with their attendant shapes, smells, feels and sounds—is a species-specific user interface to a realm far more complex, a realm whose essential character is conscious. It is unlikely that the contents of our interface in any way resemble that realm. Indeed the usefulness of an interface requires, in general, that they do not. For the point of an interface, such as the windows interface on a computer, is simplification and ease of use. We click icons because this is quicker and less prone to error than editing megabytes of software or toggling voltages in circuits.
Evolutionary pressures dictate that our species-specific interface, this world of our daily experience, should itself be a radical simplification, selected not for the exhaustive depiction of truth but for the mutable pragmatics of survival. If this is right, if consciousness is fundamental, then we should not be surprised that, despite centuries of effort by the most brilliant of minds, there is as yet no physicalist theory of consciousness, no theory that explains how mindless matter or energy or fields could be, or cause, conscious experience. There are, of course, many proposals for where to find such a theory—perhaps in information, complexity, neurobiology, neural darwinism, discriminative mechanisms, quantum effects, or functional organization. But no proposal remotely approaches the minimal standards for a scientific theory: quantitative precision and novel prediction. If matter is but one of the humbler products of consciousness, then we should expect that consciousness itself cannot be theoretically derived from matter. [ DONALD HOFFMAN, Cognitive Scientist, UC, Irvine; Author, Visual Intelligence ]
Reflect on this sequence of images:
Human development starts when a sperm fuses with an egg to create a zygote. A zygote is a single-cell that contains two copies of chromosomes—one copy from each parent. In the week following fertilization, the zygote undergoes rapid cell division and becomes a mass of cells known as a blastocyst. After more cell division, the blastocyst splits in half. One half of the blastocyst will become the placenta and the other half will become the fetus. But just 12 days after fertilization, the cells destined to become the fetus turn into something else first: the embryo. By the month’s end, this embryo is about the size of a grain of rice, and it looks more tadpole than human, donning a tail in lieu of legs. But already, its surface features and major organs—the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys—are starting to take shape. Source: http://www.powhatanvshl.com/fetalstages.htm
Your life is another chance for the Universe to become self-aware…
or at least to perpetuate the cycle of life.
“The ALL is MIND; The Universe is Mental.”[ The Kybalion ]
‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’
As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ [ The Bible, Acts 17:28 ]
“As above, so below” [ The Emerald Tablet - Hermes Trismegistus]
‘That which is above is the same as that which is below” … Macrocosmos is the same as microcosmos.
The significance of this phrase is that it is believed to hold the key to all mysteries.
All systems of magic are claimed to function by this formula.
“The Universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine.”
[ Sir James Jeans, astrophysicist ]
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” [ Teihard de Chardin ]
Not that which the eye can see, but that whereby the eye can see:
know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore;
Not that which the ear can hear, but that whereby the ear can hear:
know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore;
Not that which speech can illuminate, but that by which speech can be illuminated:
know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore;
Not that which the mind can think, but that whereby the mind can think:
know that to be Brahman the eternal, and not what people here adore. [ The Kena Upanishad ]
“Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 per cent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for “yourself “- and there isn’t one. [ Terence Gray ]
When you renounce your attachment, there is nothing to shake you. It is the feeling of possession, of clinging, that disturbs the mind. [ Buddha's teaching paraphrased by Satchidananda ]
Advaita is a sanskrit word that literally means “not two”. Synonyms of Advaita are non-duality (nonduality, non duality). Advaita is not a philosophy or a religion. Non-duality is an experience in which there is no separation between subject and object; a “me” and the rest of the universe; a “me” and God. It is the experience of consciousness, our true nature, which reveals itself as absolute happiness, love and beauty. Consciousness is defined as that, whatever that is, which is aware of these very words right here, right now. [ Francis Lucille ]
Please read the entire post on our BLOG: The Self-Aware Universe
PS: What is Love?
“Fireflies out on a warm summer’s night, seeing the urgent, flashing, yellow-white phosphorescence below them, go crazy with desire; moths cast to the winds an enchantment potion that draws the opposite sex, wings beating hurriedly, from kilometers away; peacocks display a devastating corona of blue and green and the peahens are all aflutter; competing pollen grains extrude tiny tubes that race each other down the female flower’s orifice to the waiting egg below; luminescent squid present rhapsodic light shows, altering the pattern, brightness and color radiated from their heads, tentacles, and eyeballs; a tapeworm diligently lays a hundred thousand fertilized eggs in a single day; a great whale rumbles through the ocean depths uttering plaintive cries that are understood hundreds of thousands of kilometers away, where another lonely behemoth is attentively listening; bacteria sidle up to one another and merge; cicadas chorus in a collective serenade of love; honeybee couples soar on matrimonial flights from which only one partner returns; male fish spray their spunk over a slimy clutch of eggs laid by God-knows-who; dogs, out cruising, sniff each other’s nether parts, seeking erotic stimuli; flowers exude sultry perfumes and decorate their petals with garish ultraviolet advertisements for passing insects, birds, and bats; and men and women sing, dance, dress, adorn, paint, posture, self-mutilate, demand, coerce, dissemble, plead, succumb, and risk their lives.
To say that love makes the world go around is to go too far. The Earth spins because it did so as it was formed and there has been nothing to stop it since. But the nearly maniacal devotion to sex and love by most of the plants, animals, and microbes with which we are familiar is a pervasive and striking aspect of life on Earth. It cries out for explanation. What is all this in aid of? What is the torrent of passion and obsession about? Why will organisms go without sleep, without food, gladly put themselves in mortal danger for sex? … For more than half the history of life on Earth organisms seem to have done perfectly well without it. What good is sex?… Through 4 billion years of natural selection, instructions have been honed and fine-tuned…sequences of As, Cs, Gs, and Ts, manuals written out in the alphabet of life in competition with other similar manuals published by other firms. The organisms become the means through which the instructions flow and copy themselves, by which new instructions are tried out, on which selection operates.
‘The hen,’ said Samuel Butler, ‘is the egg’s way of making another egg.’ It is on this level that we must understand what sex is for. … The sockeye salmon exhaust themselves swimming up the mighty Columbia River to spawn, heroically hurdling cataracts, in a single-minded effort that works to propagate their DNA sequences into future generation. The moment their work is done, they fall to pieces. Scales flake off, fins drop, and soon–often within hours of spawning–they are dead and becoming distinctly aromatic.
They’ve served their purpose. Nature is unsentimental. Death is built in.” – Carl Sagan