Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a very important hormone in the human organism. It serves to maintain the tone of the sanguineous vessel walls.
The cortex of the suprarenal is intimately related with the development of the sexual glands. There is no doubt about the influence so marked by the suprarenal cortex in relation to sex. The suprarenal cortex influences the development of the glands and above all the characteristics of sexuality. The famous doctor of medicine Paracelsus stated in regards to the kidneys the following:
“The nature and the exaltation of Venus is found in the kidneys in the grade and predestination that correspond to the planet or the entrails. Well then, since the operation that Venus performs is directed toward the fruits of the Earth that must be engendered, the potency of the kidneys concentrates itself on the human fruit.”
Undoubtedly, Paracelsus was referring to the sexual organs with which Venus will never be able to exhaust the body. He continues:
“It is natural that the kidneys perform this function, and indeed, no other organ could accomplish it better. Thus, when Venus, for example, receives the Great Entity, the potency of the conception, the kidneys dry their power of sentiment (Sensus) and of the will of man.”
The doctors of psychoanalysis can prove the former statement that Paracelsus affirmed. The psychoanalysis of Freud has produced a true innovation in the field of medicine. The croakers who have not wanted to accept psychoanalysis are retarded and antiquated.
The Yogis see two chakras in the kidneys, one on each kidney. The sages of Hindustan state that the Chastity or Fornication of a human being is marked in these two chakras. This brings to our attention that phrase in the Apocalypse of St. John that states:
“I am he who searcheth the kidneys (reins) and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.” —Revelation 2:23
The great clairvoyants see two lotus flowers, one on each kidney. They state that when the human being is a fornicator these flowers are a bloody red color, and when he is chaste, they are a white color.
The adrenal glands are situated in the superior part of the kidneys. These small yellow glands resemble true pyramids. Each adrenal gland has its own cortex and medulla that differ from each other in their structure and function.
The hormone of the adrenal cortex controls the sodium and potassium of the blood and the cells.
Psychoanalysis has demonstrated that in those instances of fear, pain, anger, etc, the adrenal medulla secretes a larger quantity of adrenaline that prepares all the cells of the organism to face all kinds of emergencies.
The dog is an animal that has a very fine sense of smell. When someone is afraid of him, the dog perceives the smell of adrenaline from the adrenal glands of the frightened person, and the dog may try to bite the person. The dog, by his sense of smell, knows who is afraid of him.
Excess adrenaline interferes negatively in digestion. Very strong emotions can cause indigestion.
This chapter is from Sexology, The Basis of Endocrinology and Criminology (1968) by Samael Aun Weor.