The brain has five fundamental parts:
- The encephalon
- The cerebrum
- The midbrain [mesencephalon]
- The medulla oblongata or hindbrain
- The pons or breach
Indeed, those who state that the encephalon governs the intelligence, memory, willpower, etc., ignore the existence of the mental body. Those people should study all the volumes of The Secret Doctrine written by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.
The brain is made in order to elaborate thought, yet it is not the thought. The brain is an instrument of the mind, yet it is not the mind. We must distinguish between the brain and the mind. We must study the intimate relations of the brain with the mind.
In our former chapters we spoke about the astral body. In those chapters we stated that the mind, the psychic and spiritual principles of the human being are within the astral body.
The mind is a marvelous subtle body that has its own ultra-biology and ultra-pathology that is in intimate relation with the central nervous system and the brain.
Thought is a function of the mental body. The human being can think without the physical brain; he can think independently without the aid of cerebral matter. This has already been demonstrated in scientific laboratories where some disincarnated entities were materialized.
We are stating concrete facts that are already demonstrated. If the reader still has not read anything about the materializations of Katie King in the laboratory of Sir William Crookes with the help of the Fox sisters, the mediums for materialization, then we recommend to do it. The concrete fact is that the astral body of the defunct Katie King materialized over three consecutive years in the already mentioned scientific laboratory. Then, the scientists saw, heard, touched, etc. the entity. Katie King allowed herself to be submitted to all types of experiments. There were no frauds there, because the scientists controlled the experiments to prevent even the slightest possibility of fraud.
After three years of experimentation, Katie King, before many photographic cameras, slowly dematerialized. She left for the scientists a materialized lock of her hair as final proof of the reality of her materialization. We are, therefore, stating facts that have already been demonstrated.
The encephalon is governed by the mind, yet the mind is not governed by the encephalon. The encephalon is the instrument of emotions and of the consciousness, yet the encephalon neither produces emotions nor consciousness. What is logical cannot be refuted by ignorance. Logic is logic. The people who affirm that the brain produces thought, emotion, and consciousness are ignorant, because they have not studied the mental body. So, we cannot, based on our ignorance, refute what is factual. It is necessary for the ignorant to study.
The twelve pairs of cranial nerves demonstrate to us the hermetic principle that states, “As above, so below.” If above there is a zodiac with twelve constellations, also here below there is a zodiacal human being with twelve pairs of cranial nerves. Each pair of nerves controls some region of the physical body. The twelve pairs of nerves control all the twelve parts of the zodiac human being. Those nerves are:
- Olfactory nerves.
- Optic nerves.
- Oculomotor nerves.
- Trochlear nerves.
- Trigeminal nerves.
- Abducens nerves.
- Facial nerves.
- Vestibulocochlear nerves.
- Glossopharyngeal nerves.
- Vagus nerves.
- Spinal nerves.
- Hypoglossal nerves.
These twelve pairs of nerves inform the mind of all that happens in the human zodiac. The office that collects that information is the brain, and the office worker is the mind.
Thus, the organs of the senses of external perception collect the information that comes from the exterior world. Then, the information passes into the cerebral office where the office worker (the mind) analyzes and studies it. Unfortunately, the office worker has always a bad secretary who betrays him. That bad secretary is the “I,” the myself, the ego.
For instance, we go to the movie theater where we watch an erotic movie; there, the office worker within his cerebral suite collects all the perceptions. The office worker studies the movie; he contemplates it; he enjoys himself with it. Thereafter, the secretary, by his own whim, on the sly and in secrecy, plunders the erotic images and reproduces them in nature’s mental plane. This is how these images convert themselves into living effigies of the mental plane.
Later on, during our normal sleep, the mind, bottled up with the “I,” fornicates with those mental effigies. This is why nocturnal pollutions occur.
The dreamer fornicates with the mental images that he, himself, created. The dreamer clairvoyantly sees those images. This is what is called unconscious clairvoyance.
Someone is jealous and supposes that a friend of his is having an affair with his spouse. Thus, his “jealous I,” with those fantasy pictures he created, elaborates a drama in secrecy. Then, nocturnal dreams occur, and he sees horrible dramas where his spouse is committing adultery with his friend and many other terrible things. This is what is called unconscious clairvoyance.
If the clairvoyant is an oligophrenic, then he will vilely assassinate his friend. If he is neurasthenic, he then will insult, calumniate and finally assassinate him. If he is paranoid, he then will intellectually plan a technical and perfect assassination. If he is schizophrenic, he will violently break that friendship. If he is a sadomasochist, he will assassinate his spouse in the most horrible way. If he is a very cultured schizoid with a genotypic epileptic base, he then can receive a very intense emotional shock that will make him commit the crime of homicide and will afterwards fall into a complete psychic state of collapse.
The majority of clairvoyants fall into the abyss of delinquency because of their lack of culture and intellectual discipline.
Let us suppose that a clairvoyant distrusts a friend because he assumes that he is a black magician. For that reason, within his unconsciousness he elaborates the most terrible forms; thereafter, these forms appear in his dreams. This is unconscious clairvoyance. This is why he can suffer a tremendous situational reaction that will take him into crime, calumny, public slander, defamation of character, assassination, etc.
All unconscious clairvoyant perceptions enter the cerebellum. Thereafter, the cerebellum transfers those perceptions through the cell groups of the pons or breach into the cerebrum. So, when they enter the cerebrum the unconscious perceptions become conscious.
The pons connects the midbrain with the medulla and with the two famous cerebral hemispheres.
In ancient times, the medulla oblongata constituted the whole brain, which could perfectly control all the cells of the human organism. The medulla contains seven functional centers that govern sneezing, coughing, suction, mastication, deglutition, regurgitation, the functions of the salivary and gastric glands, and the closing of the eyelids.
The midbrain is also very interesting. Part of it joins the two cerebral hemispheres with the cerebellum and the pons or breach. Clairvoyant perceptions pass through the pons. All the centers that govern the human organism are located within the functional areas of the brain.
Oftentimes a clairvoyant perception is recorded in a fixed way within one cerebral cell. This is similar to an image that is recorded on photographic film. In this case, the mind perceives that unconscious clairvoyant image at all hours. Surgeons have resolved that problem by extirpating the cell where the image is recorded.
A concrete case of unconscious clairvoyance and homicide was the assassination of the great Colombian politician Jorge Eliecer Gaitan. The authorities’ investigation had shown that the assassin was an active member of the school A.M.O.R.C. from San Jose, California. It was also stated that he was expelled from that school because they considered him a mentally unbalanced individual. That personage was an unconscious clairvoyant. He lit a pair of candles in front of his altar, in accordance with an A.M.O.R.C.-Rosicrucian ritual. Thus, in the mirror he saw two images, Simon Bolivar and Francisco de Paula Santander, who was Simon Bolivar’s enemy. Therefore, the assassin told himself, if Santander tried to kill me in my past reincarnation, now in my present existence I will take revenge on him and I will kill him. Thus, the 9th of April, the day of the events, he treacherously killed Jorge Elicer Gaitan when this politician was leaving the government palace of Bogota.
The experts on ballistics considered that before that homicide the assassin had to have practiced a lot at the target range, since the three shots in the victim’s back were well aimed, exact, and precise.
What happened afterwards was frightful. This Bogotanian assassin astonished the whole world. The excited crowds launched themselves to battle against the government. If, in the middle of such a situation, the cunning of a very fox-like liberal politician had not been present, the populace would have taken the presidential palace.
The former narrative is a concrete example of homicide and unconscious clairvoyance. There is no doubt that the vision in the mirror was the secret source of that crime. The political enemies of Gaitan made the rest. Possibly, they financed that crime; they bought the assassin, etc. The secret source of this crime was unconscious clairvoyance. The unbalanced mind of the assassin created the images that were projected into the mirror. This is all.
Unconscious clairvoyance is the secret cause of one hundred percent of homicides.
Forensic psychiatry needs to expand itself a little more.
Oftentimes, the perceptions from unconscious clairvoyance remain deposited within the unconscious depths of the human mind. Those perceptions convert themselves into secret temptation, which is the cause of many crimes.
In the depths of every human being there are many unconscious factors that can cause one to commit homicide. The secret sources of any crime are unconscious. Many saints had unconsciousness filled with carnal passion, sadism, robbery, crime, violence, jealousy, hatred, resentments, etc. During the dream state those saints suffered horribly. During their dreams, those saints fell into the most frightful crimes. Within their unconsciousness, those saints were great evil doers. When they awakened from their dreams, they understood their frightful moral misery. Thus, this is why they were performing terrible penances and “covering themselves with sackcloth.”
Those who achieve making a moral defect into awakened consciousness will attain the total disintegration of that defect.
When a human being disintegrates all of his defects, then his “I” is dissolved.
The truth comes into us when the “I” is dissolved. This is how we become perfect clairvoyants.
The truth is born from creative comprehension. The truth is non-temporal, eternal, and divine. The “I” cannot know the truth, because the “I” is just a bunch of memories. The “I” is of time. The “I” is born in time and dies in time.
Death is just a subtraction of fractions. After finishing the mathematical operation (death), only the values remain. Later on, those values return into newborn physical bodies. Those values are the “I,” the myself, the returning ego. Therefore, the “I” is just an illusion.
Any crime, any felony, and any vice are the fatal outcome of the affirmation of the “I,” of the myself.
The origin of pain is within the “I.”
The “I” is dissolved when we annihilate desire.
Where the truth abides, the “I” cannot abide, because the truth and the “I” are incompatible.
The “I” is a transitory error of the wheel of samsara (the wheel of reincarnation and karma). The “I” is the heresy of separatism.1
The “I” is the origin of egotism, hatred, fornication, adultery, envy, anger, etc. The “I” is the thirst of pleasures and the source of pride and vanity. Therefore, in order to incarnate the truth one needs to dissolve the “I.” In order to attain internal peace, one needs to dissolve the “I,” the myself. In order to acquire perfect clairvoyance and supreme illumination, one needs to dissolve the “I.”
The truth is the internal Christ of every human being.
The “I” is the Satan that we carry inside.
Where the “I” is the truth cannot be.
Those who divide themselves into two “I’s,” one superior and another inferior, walk upon the path of error.
Those who affirm the existence of a divine “I” are making Satan godly.
There is no such thing as a separated individual spirit. There is only the universal spirit of life.
Therefore, the immortal spark (spirit) of every human being is the Being that is one with the universal spirit filled with supreme happiness.
- The “I” is the cause of the illusion of being separate from the Being, the Innermost, divinity, etc.
This chapter is from Sexology, The Basis of Endocrinology and Criminology (1968) by Samael Aun Weor.