I know that the very idea of being in an actual Matrix as depicted in the movie is a difficult pill to swallow. We have been taught so many things from so many sources throughout history that tend to blame humanity itself – in the human state exclusively – for all the ills of mankind. Now, yes, it may be so that this state was chosen by a group mind, but the fact is, as the Prodigal Son who wanted to visit the far country, we now find ourselves more or less in the pigsty. In the grand cosmic scheme of things, we probably did it just to enrich our soul with experience and knowledge, and that is all fine and good; but here at this level, where we are still experiencing the far country individually and collectively, we need to go about assessing our condition and coming to some understanding here.
The exact wording of the parable may give us some clues. We read in Luke, Chapter 15, Verse 11 (!):
There was a certain man who had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the part of the property that falls to me.” And he divided the livelihood between them. And not many days after that the younger son gathered up all that he had and journeyed into a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and loosed-from-restraint living. And when he had spent all he had, a mighty famine came upon that country, and he began to fall behind and be in want.
So, he went and forced (glued) himself upon one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed hogs. And he would gladly have fed on the carob pods that the hogs were eating, but they could not satisfy his hunger and nobody gave him anything better.
Then, when he came to himself, he said, “How many hired servants of my father have enough food and to spare, but I am perishing here of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired servants.’”
So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity and tenderness for him, and he ran and embraced him and kissed him fervently.
And the son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son – I no longer deserve to be recognized as a son of yours!” But the father said to his bond servants, “Bring quickly the best robe – the festive, honor robe – and put it on him, and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet; and bring out that fattened calf and kill it, and let us revel and feast and be happy and merry; Because this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found!”
… But his older son was in the field, and as he returned and came near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And having called one of the servant boys to him, he began to ask what this meant. And he said to him, “Your brother has come, and your father has killed that fattened calf, because he has received him safe and well.
But the elder brother was angry – with deep-seated wrath – and resolved not to go in. Then his father came out and began to plead with him, But he answered his father, “Lo, these many years I have served you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me so much as a little kid, that I might revel and feast and be happy and make merry with my friends; but when this son of yours arrived, who has devoured your living with immoral women, you have killed for him that fattened calf!”
And the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But it was fitting to make merry, to revel and feast and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead, and is alive again! He was lost and is found!”
There is marvelous and rich implication in this story, but we are not going to analyze it completely here. We want to look at that crucial part of the story where it says:
And when he had spent all he had, a mighty famine came upon that country, and he began to fall behind and be in want. So, he went and forced (glued) himself upon one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed hogs. And he would gladly have fed on the carob pods that the hogs were eating, but they could not satisfy his hunger and nobody gave him anything better.
This describes the conditions of the Matrix, and it is most curious to me that the word that is translated from the Greek as forced (or joined in the King James Version), kollaw, is derived from kola, which means, literally, glued. He glued himself to a citizen of that country. I can’t help but think of all the many people who glue themselves to belief systems.
Suffice it to say that this gluing suggests a bond of some sort exactly as described by Topper in his “ethereal filaments.” It is also very reminiscent of the medieval figures from the woodcuts in the last section.
But, the fact is, the story tells us that this solution – this gluing or faith – did not work. In fact, he ended up in the deplorable state of having to eat with the pigs. “And nobody gave him anything better.”
So, in this condition, finally coming to the realization that he was not going to get anything better living with the pigs and eating with the pigs, he comes to some very hard realizations:
Then, when he came to himself, he said, “How many hired servants of my father have enough food and to spare, but I am perishing here of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired servants.’ ”
Now, what we would like to know is this: what does it mean, “when he came to himself … [he realized] ‘I have sinned against heaven and in your [his father’s] sight?’”
The clue is given to us in the figure of the pig. So, keep that in mind as we go along here. Remember that the condition of being with the pigs (what we have now come to know as “ponerized” individuals) was a result of gluing himself to the citizen of that country (a psychopathic ruler, i.e. STS dominance).
I’m going to insert some more material from the Cassiopaeans out of the chronology that I have been attempting to establish. No matter, we can get back in linear mode soon. But since the reader is now in a position to understand some elements of the alchemical process of initiation, the slow heat method, it will be easy to see that the Cassiopaeans were heating the crucible in this one. And, curiously, it is also part of the 3-5 code. If, as one individual suggested, I was being “driven mad” by this material, it sure did lead to some astounding discoveries. So, maybe there is method in the madness of the Cassiopaeans.
On December 14, 1996, the following strange conversation with the C’s took place:
Q: (T) [So], there’s a blocking technique being used on people to lower the vibrational frequency to prevent them from seeing, right?
A: The blocking technique is for many things.
Q: (T) So that people do not understand what’s going on around them.
A: Yes. That is it, in a nutshell. See and know and think or … See, know and think that which is desired.
Q: (L) OK, let me jump over to this other subject of the number 33 and the number 11. Is there anything beyond what was given on 11-11-95 that you could add at this time, about any of the mathematics or the use of these numbers?
A: Prime numbers are the dwellings of the mystics.
Q: (L) What do you mean, “prime numbers are the dwellings of the mystics?”
A: Self-explanatory, if you use the tools given you.
Q: (L) How can a number be a dwelling?
A: Figure of speech. [Planchette spirals several times, vigorously] And how interesting that we have a new “cell” phone company called: “Primeco.”
Q: (L) And how does a cell phone company called Primeco relate to prime numbers being dwellings of mystics?
A: Not for us to answer.
The Cassiopaeans have repeatedly identified our minds as our greatest tool for advancement, so at this point, we stopped to discuss among ourselves, using our minds, to try to figure out just what might be meant by this most mysterious remark that “prime numbers are the dwellings of the mystics” and what it might have to do with cells and phones.
We tried a little word association on the term cells – with the concept of dwelling superimposed on it. What we came up with were: cells of monks, prisons, prime number divisible by one or self. We also thought of encryption because prime numbers are often used in encryption codes.
Q: (L) Is encryption the key?
A: Oh, there is so much here. One example is: “Snake eyes” is not so good as 7, 11, eh?
Q: (T) They are all prime numbers, too; seven and eleven. (L) What kinds of documents or writings … or what would be applicable …
A: No, Laura you are trying to focus, or limit the concept, my dear. Think of it, what is the Judaic-Christian legend for the creation of a woman?
Q: (L) That woman was taken from the rib of Adam. That Eve was created from the rib of Adam.
A: Ever heard of a “prime rib?”
Q: [Groans from the group] (T) I hate being in kindergarten and not knowing what the subject is. OK, prime rib. We have a prime rib, so …
A: What happens in a “Primary.”
Q: (L) An election. You narrow down the candidates. What happens in a primary?
A: Who gets “picked” to run?
Q: (L) OK, keep on …
A: “Prime Directive?”
Q: (L) OK.
A: “Prime time?”
Q: (L) The first, the best … and …
A: Not point.
Q: (L) I know that’s not the point! Is what we’re supposed to see is that we can use these prime numbers to derive something out of something else?
A: We told you about the mystics.
Q: (T) They’re using prime numbers to … (L) Oh, OK, I get it. So, mystics … the mystics, the mystical secrets … dwell in the prime numbers if used as a code.
A: Name the primary mystical organizations for key to clue system.
Q: (L) … Key to clue system?
We named: Catholicism, Christianity, Judaism, Cabalism, Sufism, Islam, Ancient Mysteries, Jesuits, Masons, Knights Templar, and Rosicrucians.
Q: (L) All right. With our little list that we’re making, are we on to something, or are we completely off track?
A: Yes, now check out those crop circles photos … any prime number combos there?
Q: (L) Do you mean in terms of dimension, or do you mean in composition?
A: Composition and dimensions … anything you can find.
Group discussion: sacred geometries; all sects listed use prime numbers; Genesis 2:22, “rib taken from the man and made woman” – 2 is the only even prime number; Gen. 3:5, “your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as the gods”; eating from the tree of knowledge, etc.
Q: (T) … To find a way of decoding it to get an answer, to get something, to get a message, to get something from it … (L) Are we thinking in any of the lines of something we ought to follow, or are we drifting?
A: All are lines you ought to follow. Now, look at the photos on the wall! [Referring to large photocopy of a number of crop circles we had pinned to the wall.]
Q: (L) OK, we’re looking at them: point out something …
A: Count the large spheres in photo three.
Q: (L) And what does that photo represent?
A: Not yet.
Q: (T) OK, there are seven large circles; a large central one, and then six outer ones that are smaller. Each of the six smaller circles is connected to the larger circle by a shaft, or a line, or a conduit of some kind.
A: Add large and small spheres.
Q: (L) OK, there’s seven. Add the large to the small and there’s seven; add the little teeny ones, there’s thirteen; and then even the little teeny-teeny, the little knobs on the ends, there would be six more, so that would be nineteen.
A: Yes …
Q: (T) So, that’s another prime. (L) OK, they’re prime numbers. And … (T) Are they … just as an offshoot here, do the six circles, the first set surrounding the large circle, are those the sixth density attached to the seventh density?
A: No comment.
Q: (T) OK now, and then, outside of that are smaller spheres, each one connected one to the next, in a line. We’re looking at prime numbers here. What are we looking at? We’ve got a central one, six outer: large, six outside of that: smaller, six outside of that: tiny … could, and I’m just thinking off the top of my head here, nothing cast in concrete, is this a representation of … a sphere, getting smaller and smaller … going that way. Or, coming in, this way. Or that way and this way. Like the infinity mirrors …
A: If you three dimensionalize.
Q: (L) It would be like balls, like spheres. (T) Ohhh, it’s an axis, an x-y-z axis! A three dimensional axis. Three-dimensionally, it would be like this. [Holds up hand, forefinger pointed up, thumb pointed to himself, third finger at the horizontal.] Larger, smaller, smaller … a three-dimensional axis. Are we going somewhere with this, or am I out in left field again?
Q: (T) I’m going somewhere with this?
Q: (T) Ahhhh, I now see this as a three-dimensional object as opposed to a flat circle.
A: Do that to the others too.
Q: (L) OK, we’re trying to three-dimensionalize them. Now, tell us where we’re supposed to be going here … (J) Well, this first one is a spiral going out … or a DNA molecule … (T) There’s got to be more to it …
A: You do not have to figure this all out tonight, just some food for thought. … Ark may be able to three-dimensionalize by computer program already.
Q: (L) Yes, well, let us get back to this. The crop circles, as I understand you, are related to the code or the mystical prime numbers, the mystical dwellings, and that somehow putting all of these things together, these different pieces of this puzzle from so many different directions, will enable us to perceive or learn or conceive something that will enable us to do something. Is that correct?
Now, if that session wasn’t enough to drive a person bonkers, I don’t know what is. But, as we go through the following material which I dug into as a result of these clues, I think that the perspicacious reader will see just exactly where the Cassiopaeans are pointing us.
Deepak Chopra, M.D. writes about Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., discoverer of the opiate receptor in the early 1970s, in the introduction to her book The Molecules of Emotion:
Her pioneering research has demonstrated how our internal chemicals, the neuropeptides and their receptors, are the actual biological underpinnings of our awareness, manifesting themselves as our emotions, beliefs, and expectations, and profoundly influencing how we respond to and experience our world. (Pert 1999, 9)
The human brain is probably the most complex structure in the universe; in a sense, it might be thought of as a universe in itself. At birth, the infant brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons. This number is comparable to the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Now, just think about what a huge electrical potential such a number implies! Yet it is not the number we want to think about just now, but what these neurons actually are doing in this microcosm of our head.
Unlike your average body cell, such as a cell in your stomach or pancreas or the fat in your love handles, the neurons constantly carry complex conversations with one another. Each neuron has, on the average, several thousand contacts with other cells. Some neurons can have as many as 200,000 connections. Can you imagine talking on a phone line connecting to that many other individuals and keeping track of all the conversations? (And yes, that is exactly the analogy that scientists use: a phone company. And a cell phone company at that.)
Dr. Steven Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, writes:
… Whether we are awake or asleep, our brain cells are doing the neuronal equivalent of a mass phonathon, sending and receiving chemical messages triggered by electrical impulses. They do this by means of specialized appendages. Each nerve cell has a single long fiber called an axon for transmitting information and a fine filigree of fibers called dendrites for receiving information. The length of a given neuron’s axon varies. Some are quite short, but others may extend up to three feet, carrying an electrical impulse from, say the base of the spine to the tip of the big toe. Three feet may not sound like much until one imagines the nerve cell as a kite three feet across – with an axon tail that’s forty miles long. (Hyman 1999, 12)
A neuron sends an electrical pulse down its myelin-insulated axon to the axon terminals where chemicals called neurotransmitters are released to float across the synapse to the dendrites of the receiving neuron. If the sum of all incoming signals is sufficient, the receiving neuron will fire, sending an electrical pulse along its own axon to the next neuron in line. This adding of impulses to decide whether or not the neuron fires is a kind of voting. So, we have a clue to the Cassiopaeans’ use of the term primary, or who gets picked to run.
Now, it is at the terminal of the axon that the electrical impulse is converted into a chemical, the neurotransmitter, which sort of floods the area around the receivers, or dendrites, of the adjacent neuron. The thing that is important here is the fact that the receiver neuron has many little fibers for reception of neurotransmitter signals, but it can be in communication with literally thousands of other neurons. So, how does it decide which one to listen to? And why does it matter?
Well, here is where it gets interesting. Back in the early days of the 20th century, it was realized that a drug must work in the body because they could attach themselves to something in the body. They decided to call this place of attachment a receptor. Nobody really knew how this attaching worked, or why it led to a whole cascade of changes in the body, but there it was. You take a drug, and all kinds of things happened in the brain or other areas of the body.
It is now known, after long years of research, that the receptor is actually a single molecule. Not only that, but it is singularly complicated. Keep in mind that a molecule, by definition, is the smallest possible piece of something that can still be identified as a specific substance.
A molecule is composed of atoms. Atoms seem to form bonds with one another in accordance with certain rules. These rules have to do with the number of electrons in the highest energy shell of the particular atom. An atom is what is by virtue of how many electrons it has, and these electrons are arranged in shells like the orbits of planets around the sun. The only thing is, they can’t be thought of as round planetary bodies, but as a sort of cloud of energy. Full shells are particularly stable so that atoms seem to like to arrange themselves so they can get their outer shells filled. Electrons also come in two flavors, which are referred to as up and down. An up electron likes to pair with a down electron. This refers to the spin state of the atom. And, depending upon the number of electrons in the outer shell of the atom, and how many electrons it would like to have in its outer shell, it can bond to one or more other atoms. Carbon, for example, has a valence of four because it has the ability to make four bonds. Hydrogen has a valence of one because it can only make one bond. This means that a carbon atom, with four connectors, can bond with four hydrogen atoms, each with one connector. This produces molecules of methane, or CH4. Oxygen has valence 2, which means that one carbon atom with valence 4 can bond with each of two oxygen atoms in a sort of double yoke. This produces carbon dioxide, or CO2.
Of course, there are some interesting combinations such as carbon monoxide, which leaves two of the carbon valences dangling, and ozone, which is composed of three atoms of oxygen and leaves two valences dangling. They both lurk about, just waiting to glom onto something.
This next image shows two ways of representing molecules. The method on the right probably more closely represents the reality, in terms of shape, though it is still stylistic.
The most important atom in biology is carbon. It has been discovered that, in the case of carbon, the four bonds extend out from the central atom toward the four corners of a regular tetrahedron. As we noted, carbon has valence 4, and it happens that the most stable configuration of an atom is a filled outer shell of eight electrons. This is, normally, the largest valence any atom can have.
I know that some of you are noticing right away the significance of these numbers and thinking about all of the mystical terms in the world of metaphysics that somehow never manage to make much sense; and now we are beginning to look at these things and realize that such numbers may have a very deep meaning, though not in the ritual and magickal sense. We are getting an idea that perhaps all the myths and so-called secrets that are veiled so heavily in analogy and allegory may just be real science. As Jessie Weston remarked, we may be dealing with the “disjecta membra of a vanished civilization.” And even if it is not garbled information from some ancient peoples who were technically more advanced than we are, it could be information from legitimate higher sources that has been hidden in allusion and mystery. It may be that all the hoo-doo stuff that has been passed down to us is just the mythicization of significant scientific information. And, if that is the case, we need to peel off all of the ritual, the religious nonsense, the hoo-doo stuff, get down to business and discover this science of the soul in real terms.
Getting back to our subject here, this is a very curious puzzle about the carbon atom – the basic atom of our existence. When carbon bonds, the result has been shown by Linus Pauling to be completely symmetrical. That is, the four bonds align towards the corners of a regular tetrahedron. It was deduced that, in addition to the atom liking to have its outer shell filled, the electrons like to be as far apart from each other in the bonded state as possible, which results in this arrangement.
Carbon atoms are very happy to form bonds with other carbon atoms. That is the basis of the famous benzene ring structure. The benzene ring is a particularly stable molecular form because the natural angles made by the four bonding carbon orbitals comfortably fit a six-sided structure – a hexagon!
Now, we could go on for a long time describing bonding and doing diagrams and all that. But, the essential thing to know here is this: the resulting molecules that are brought together in these chemical bonding processes have a particular shape. The carbon bonds have plenty of flexibility, allowing bending, and there can be tangling and doubling back and forth to form very complex and very specific shapes. This bending and tangling brings different atoms of one side group into contact with others, providing all kinds of opportunities for complex bonding. The natural angle between the carbon bonds also makes the benzene ring shape particularly favored and in a long carbon chain, the same natural angle can make the chain tend to loop round and round on itself. In such a case, however, the carbon atoms are not joined to close the ring, but can continue the polymer chain like the coils of a snake.
Carbohydrates, for example, are a group of substances based on the benzene ring structure. In carbohydrates, most of the carbon atoms are joined to two other carbon atoms but have each of their other two bonds used in combination with other atoms or groups, OH on one side and H on the other. Together, without the carbon in the middle, OH and H would make H2O, or water. So, the term carbohydrate means, literally, watered carbon.
The simpler carbohydrates, or watered carbons, are called sugars. If the sugar is a one-ring system, it is a monosaccharide. If it is a double ring structure, it is a disaccarhide. More complex sugars are polysaccharides. Glucose is a monosaccharide. Maltose is a disaccharide. A chain of glucose units can be combined to make a polysaccharide called starch. A slightly different arrangement is another familiar biological substance, cellulose.
Now, there are six carbon atoms in your basic monosaccharide. But, some monosaccharides contain only five carbon atoms, four of which are connected to one oxygen atom in the form of a 5-sided ring. The fifth carbon atom is part of a side group, CH2OH. These compounds are called pentoses. One of them, exactly like glucose except for the missing carbon atom and its associated side groups, is called ribose. Another, similar to ribose except that one of its OH groups has lost the oxygen atom, leaving a simple CH bond behind, is called deoxy-ribose. This means that it is ribose from which one of the oxygens has gone. Deoxy-ribose is the basic unit that provides the name for deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, the fundamental molecule of life. Sound like a prime rib-ose?
Getting back to the single molecule receptors on cells, we can understand from the bonding principles we’ve discussed that these receptors have very particular shapes that define precisely what chemical will be attracted to them, or vice versa. We can understand there are atomic forces that cause one molecule to be attracted to another. Receptor molecules on the cell respond to these energies by wiggling, shimmying, vibrating and even humming as they shift back and forth from one favored shape to another. Receptors are attached to a cell, floating on its surface, like a lotus flower on the surface of a pond, with roots extending into the interior of the cell. This lotus flower reference brings to mind the four sons of Horus, sometimes represented as a lotus.
There are many types of receptors on the surface of the cell, and if they were color coded, the cell surface would look like a wild mosaic made up of at least 70 different colors. The numbers of tiles in the mosaic are staggering – 50,000 of one kind, 10,000 of another, 100,000 of still another, and on and on. A typical neuron can have millions of receptors on its surface.
Another interesting analogy that scientists use to describe neurons and receptors is that they are like a tree with buds. In fact, the visual correspondence is so striking that the terms used by scientists for the growth of neurons include branching and arborization. Using this analogy, the bark of the tree is analogous to the neuronal cell membrane, the skin of the cell. However, unlike the bark of a tree, which is hard and static, the cell membrane is a fatty, flexible boundary that keeps the cell as an entity.
Tree of life, anyone?
Now, what do these receptors do? Well, we already know that they attract other molecules and respond to the atomic forces of various kinds of bonds. Dr. Pert writes in her book:
Basically, receptors function as sensing molecules – scanners. Just as our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, fingers, and skin act as sense organs, so, too, do the receptors, only on a cellular level. They hover in the membranes of your cells, dancing and vibrating, waiting to pick up messages carried by other vibrating little creatures, also made out of amino acids, which come cruising along – diffusing is the technical word – through the fluids surrounding each cell. We like to describe these receptors as “keyholes,” although that is not an altogether precise term for something that is constantly moving, dancing in a rhythmic, vibratory way. (Pert 1999, 23)
All receptors are proteins … and they cluster in the cellular membrane waiting for the right chemical keys to swim up to them through the extra-cellular fluid and to mount them by fitting into their keyholes – a process known as binding.
Binding. It’s sex on a molecular level!
And what is this chemical key that docks onto the receptor and causes it to dance and sway? The responsible element is called a ligand. This is the chemical key that binds to the receptor, entering it like a key in a keyhole, creating a disturbance to tickle the molecule into rearranging itself, changing its shape until – click! – information enters the cell. (Pert 1999, 23)
So, again we have our cell phone analogy. And, I don’t think it is taking the analogy too far to say that a ligand is the cellular equivalent of a phallus. Ligand comes from the Latin ligare, or that which binds. The same word is also the root of religion. Curious, yes? But we will leave speculation on that matter to a later time, also.
Receptors are the first components of emotion.
A ligand is any natural or man-made substance that binds selectively to its own specific receptor on the surface of a cell. The ligand bumps onto the receptor and slips off, bumps back on, slips back off. When it is bumping on, it is binding, and each time it does this it transfers a message by its molecular properties to the receptor.
Dr. Pert writes:
Though a key fitting a lock is the standard image, a more dynamic description of this process might be two voices – ligand and receptor – striking the same note and producing a vibration that rings a doorbell to open the doorway to the cell. What happens next is quite amazing. The receptor, having received a message, transmits it from the surface of the cell deep into the cell’s interior, where the message can change the state of the cell dramatically. A chain reaction of biochemical events is initiated as tiny machines roar into action and, directed by the message of the ligand, begin any number of activities – manufacturing new proteins, making decisions about cell division, opening or closing ion channels, adding or subtracting energetic chemical groups like the phosphates – to name just a few. In short, the life of the cell, what it is up to at any moment, is determined by which receptors are on its surface, and whether those receptors are occupied by ligands or not. On a more global scale, these minute physiological phenomena at the cellular level can translate to large changes in behavior, physical activity, even mood.
… As the ligands drift by in the stream of fluid surrounding every cell, only those ligands that have molecules in exactly the right shape can bind to a particular kind of receptor. The process of binding is very selective, very specific! In fact, we can say that binding occurs as a result of receptor specificity, meaning the receptor ignores all but the particular ligand that’s made to fit it. The opiate receptor, for instance, can “receive” only those ligands that are members of the opiate group, like endorphins, morphine, or heroin. The Valium receptor can attach only to Valium and Valium-like peptides.
… Ligands are generally much smaller molecules than the receptors they bind to, and they are divided into three chemical types. The first type of ligand comprises the classical neurotransmitters, which are small molecules with such unwieldy names as acetylcholine, norepinephrine, dopamine, histamine, glycine, GABA, and serotonin. These are the smallest, simplest of molecules, generally made in the brain to carry information across the gap, or synapse, between one neuron and the next. …
A second category of ligands is made up of steroids, which include the sex hormones testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. All steroids start out as cholesterol, which gets transformed by a series of biochemical steps into a specific kind of hormone. …
… My favorite category of ligands by far, and the largest, constituting perhaps 95 percent of them all, are the peptides. … Like receptors, peptides are made up of strings of amino acids …
[Peptides are tiny pieces of protein and the word protein is derived from proteios, which means primary. Proteins are recognized as the fundamental materials for life. A peptide consists of a string of amino acids joined together like beads on a string. The bond that holds the amino acids together is made up of carbon and nitrogen. This bond is so strong that it takes hours, and in some cases, days of boiling in strong acid to break it apart! When there are approximately 100 or more amino acids in such a protein, it is called a polypeptide. After it reaches 200 amino acids, it is then known as a protein. (p. 64)]
… If the cell is the engine that drives all life, then the receptors are the buttons on the control panel of that engine, and a specific peptide (or other kind of ligand) is the finger that pushes that button and gets things started. (Pert 1999, 24, 25)
Amino acids are strung together to make peptides in a little factory called a ribosome, which is found in every cell. The ribosome is, itself, composed of many different proteins in addition to three molecules of ribonucleic acid. Following instructions, part of the DNA will unwind and make a working copy of RNA which then floats over to the ribosome. Every amino acid has a triplet code that causes a given amino acid to be transferred and joined to the growing chain of the peptide on the Ribosome.
Another prime rib?
Now, remember what we started with here: chemists came up with the idea that drugs worked in the body by attaching themselves to something in the body. And now we know about receptors and that they are receptive to chemicals manufactured by the body itself. More than this, we find that, in addition to the electrical based transmission of nerve impulses, the telephone system – the ligand-receptor system – represents a second nervous system. And it seems that this chemical-based system is far more ancient and more basic to the organism.
Until this new cell phone company was brought into focus in the 1970s, most scientific attention had been given to the neurotransmitters and the little jump they facilitated across the synaptic cleft. The basic neurotransmitters seemed to carry a basic message of either on or off.
The peptides (remember, this word is related to the number 5, and there are 3 basic types of chemical messengers, so we are actually looking at one part of the 3-5 code here) can act like neurotransmitters, diffusing across the synaptic cleft, but their primary function seems to be to move through extra-cellular space, flowing with the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, traveling great distances in the body, and stimulating complex and fundamental changes in the cells when they lock onto the receptors.
In 1984, breakthroughs in biochemistry enabled science to understand the receptors as a bodywide network of information; the biochemical basis of emotions. More research has demonstrated that the receptors and ligands are the information molecules of a language used by cells throughout the organism. This communication connects areas of body function that include the endocrine systems, neurological, gastrointestinal, and most importantly the immune system.
… [T]he musical hum of the receptors as they bind to their many ligands, often in the far-flung parts of the organism, creates an integration of structure and function that allows the organism to run smoothly, intelligently. (Pert 1999, 27)
I think that the reader may already be realizing that unified states of consciousness, or the dwelling of the mystics, is related to what sort of receptors and ligands are binding, and that frequency resonance has a lot to do with which song is being sung by the cells, and that this is clearly the understanding that the Cassiopaeans wished to convey in their mysterious remarks about prime numbers and cell phones. But, of course, the question is: what are the precise desirable chemicals one might wish to produce, and exactly how might this be done?
It is in answering these questions that we find our way out of the trap of the Predator’s mind.
Remember that no drug can act unless fixed. This means, that if a drug works, it is because there is a receptor for it in the body. This, then, suggests that the receptor is there because it binds to a ligand produced by the body itself, which suggests that the body can produce its own drugs, stimulating its own healing, under the proper circumstances.
Looking in another direction, when we consider drugs that change behavior, such as heroin, marijuana, Librium, angel dust, PCP, and so on, precipitate radical changes in emotional states and must also be able to bind because there are receptors for similar substances produced by the body. LSD and other hallucinogens, which produce changes in cognition, must do so because there are receptors specific to them; suggesting again, that under proper circumstances such chemicals may be produced by the body itself.
It is unfortunate that Dr. Pert has taken the position that a change in emotional state relates to a change in consciousness, because it is clear that drugs produce many temporary emotional changes and result in a general decline of overall consciousness; whereas what we are looking for is the connection to produce lasting changes in consciousness – true consciousness – and not the imitation of the Predator’s mind, the addiction to emotion that keeps us asleep in the Matrix Control System, the lunchbox of fourth-density STS.
After an accident that put her in hospital, Dr. Pert was given first hand experience with a drug that alters emotion:
There was no doubt that the drug’s action in my body produced a distinctly euphoric effect, one that filled me with a bliss bordering on ecstasy, in addition to relieving all pain. The marvelous part was that the drug also seemed to completely obliterate any anxiety or emotional discomfort I had as a result of being confined to a hospital bed and separated from my husband and young child. Under its influence, I’d felt deeply nourished and satisfied, as if there weren’t a thing in the world I wanted. In fact, I liked the drug so much that, as I was ending my stay at the hospital, I very briefly toyed with the idea of stealing some to take with me. I can see how people become addicts!
… I remember marveling at how there were tiny molecules on my cells that allowed for that wonderful feeling I’d experienced every time the nurse had injected me with an intramuscular dose of morphine … (Pert 1999, 33)
Dr. Pert supplies the example of rats in bliss:
… One of my favorite slides … three rats, rolled over on their backs, limbs floppy, eyes closed, obviously in a deep swoon. … You can tell by their body language that they are totally satisfied and don’t have a care in the world – the result of injecting our furry friends with a substance called endorphin, the body’s own natural morphine …
A shocking, but exciting fact revealed by the opiate receptor findings was that it didn’t matter if you were a lab rat, a First Lady, or a dope addict – everyone had the exact same mechanism in the brain for creating bliss … (Pert 1997, 63)
Unfortunately, Dr. Pert again mistakes this mindless bliss as expanded consciousness. As it happens, the brain’s own morphine consists of a pair of peptides, each five amino acids in length, and we are reminded of what the Cassiopaeans said: “Oh, there is so much here. One example: ‘Snake eyes’ is not so good as 7, 11, eh?”
Another peptide, cryptically named “Substance P,” was partially isolated from horse brain and intestines in 1931 by Ulf von Euler. He won a Nobel Prize for his feat, even though Substance P remained a chemically undefined powder for forty years, until Susan Leeman determined its eleven-amino-acid structure in 1971. Susan Leeman, at this writing, has yet to win a Nobel Prize; in fact, she was denied tenure at Harvard, where, after she defined Substance P’s structure, she discovered that the peptide’s activities went beyond those we knew about … (Pert 1999, 67)
The first peptide to be synthetically replicated was oxytocin. Oxytocin is released from the pituitary gland during childbirth and binds to receptors in the uterus where it causes the contractions that expel the baby. It was later learned that oxytocin is not only released during labor, but that it is also responsible for the uterine contractions of the female orgasm. It also binds to receptors in the brain, producing thinking changes that we refer to as maternal behavior. Oxytocin is an eight-amino-acid peptide. It is the active ingredient of the Pituitary gland.
The synthetic creation of peptides includes experimental substitution of one or more of the amino acids in the chain, which can make a drug that is more potent, longer-lasting, and more resistant to decay than the body’s own substance. And this, of course, suggests a sort of breakfast of champions for the cosmic lunch bunch.
As time went on in the mad rush to discover all the peptides and what they might do, it was thought that they were all produced in the brain, and sent out to do their jobs all over the body, as in the instance of localized pain relief on-site, so to speak. It was not until later that it was discovered each and every peptide can actually be made all over the body.
Although the structure of peptides is simple, their effects are complex. This is why they are subcategorized as hormones, neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, growth factors, gut peptides, interleukins, cytokines, chemikines, and growth-inhibiting factors. But, in the end, they are all doing a single thing – conveying information to the body cells. They are a cell phone system composed of protein, or prime substances. Light, if you will.
Peptide receptors were once thought to be confined to the hypothalamus. The discoveries and mapping experiments of Dr. Pert demonstrated that they exist also in the cortex, the part of the brain where higher functions are controlled, and in the limbic system, or emotional brain.
In gathering data to show the map of the opiate receptors, it was discovered that they exist in the lowliest of creatures, right up the evolutionary ladder. This suggested that this molecule had been conserved over time, through eons of evolution. As it turned out, the opiate receptors are most concentrated in the limbic system, or the classical emotional circuit. The opiate receptor has a lot to do with the organism’s pleasure and pain continuum, which programs the body for survival.
Back in the 1950s, behavioral psychologists had discovered that by electrically stimulating certain centers of the brains of rats, the creatures would behave in ways that indicated they were in pain. They also found that other points in the brain processed pleasure, and if the rat was wired to be able to self stimulate this pleasure area, it would do so for hours until collapsing from exhaustion.
There is an area in the brain called the periaqueductal gray, located at the juncture of the third and fourth ventricle in the midbrain. It is a nodal point where many nerves converge for information processing. Although it was not considered in classical terms a part of the limbic system, it has neuronal pathways that hook it into the limbic system. This is an area where opiate receptors are highly concentrated – it is also the area of the brain where pain thresholds are set.
If you’re squeamish, you’re welcome to skip the next few paragraphs and pick up where I mention Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
As the research progressed, it was realized that for a drug addict the first intravenous injection of heroin hits the brain like a sexual orgasm. From this observation, it was thought that the pleasure experienced during orgasm was accompanied by a surge of endorphins into the bloodstream. Experiments were undertaken to measure the levels of endorphins in the blood relating to different behaviors.
Hamsters were used for one study because they are very predictable in sexual terms. As Dr. Pert baldly phrases it:
… [T]wo minutes of licking this or that, three minutes of humping, etc., and the act was complete. The males … ejaculate about twenty-three times per cycle. (Pert 1999, 103)
The animals were injected with a radioactive opiate before copulation, and then, at various points in the cycle, decapitated. The brains were removed and autoradiography was used to see where the endorphins were released during orgasm, and in what quantity. It was found that blood endorphin levels increased by about 200 percent from the beginning to the end of the sex act.
Well, I was pretty green to learn how science discovers things in this particular instance. So, let us hope that if any good comes from this horrible work, that it will in some way bless the sufferings of those poor hamsters. And, let us also keep in mind that similar experiments might be taking place on human beings.
Dr. Pert continued her experiments with the chemistry of emotions for many years. She developed a conceptual understanding based on her assessment that “these biochemicals are the physiological substrates of emotion, the molecular underpinnings of what we experience as feelings, sensation, thoughts, drives, perhaps even spirit or soul.”
In Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, naturalist Charles Darwin wrote about the fact that people everywhere have common emotional facial expressions, some of which are also shared by animals. A wolf baring its fangs uses the same muscles of the face that a human does when angry or threatened. It seems that the same physiology of emotions has been preserved and used over and over again throughout eons of time and across species. On the basis of this observation, Darwin theorized that emotions must be a key to the survival of the fittest.
There is clear scientific experimental evidence that the facial expressions for anger, fear, sadness, enjoyment, and disgust are identical whether an Eskimo or an Italian is being studied. Facial expressions that register other emotions such as surprise, contempt, and guilt are likely also pancultural. This suggests that emotions have inborn genetic mechanisms for their expression.
There are other distinctions made in these studies relating to distinguishing between emotion, mood, and temperament. Emotion is the most transient; moods can last for hours or days; and temperament is that which lasts for life. Temperament has been shown, experimentally, to be genetically based, and it is likely that the parameters for mood and emotion are similarly based in our genes.
When talking about emotions in this way, it has to be understood that it includes all the familiar human experiences of anger, fear, sadness, joy, contentment, courage; as well as the sensations of pleasure and pain, and the drive states such as hunger and thirst. All of these are measurable in chemical terms.
However, Dr. Pert, as I have already noted, goes even further and refers to more intangible states, or subjective experiences, such as spiritual inspiration, awe, bliss and other states of consciousness. I think she has failed to make the distinction between chemicals that produce states and states that produce chemicals.
Getting back to our opiate receptors and the limbic system: it has been shown that core limbic brain structures such as the amygdala, hippocampus, and limbic cortex, believed to be involved in emotional behavior, contain 85 to 95 percent of the various neuropeptide receptors. Wilder Penfield, working in the 1920s, experimented during open-brain surgeries undertaken to control severe epilepsy. He found that when he electrically stimulated the limbic cortex over the amygdala (the two almond-shaped structures on either side of the forebrain, about an inch or so into your brain from your earlobes), he could elicit a whole gamut of emotional displays. His patients gave powerful reactions of grief, anger, joy and more as they relived old memories. Their bodies would shake with rage or laughter, they would weep copious tears, and their blood pressure and temperature would fluctuate appropriately in accordance with whatever was being experienced.
NIMH researcher Paul MacLean popularized the idea that the limbic system was the seat of the emotions. His triune brain theory held that there are three layers to the human brain, as we have already discussed in psychological terms of imprinting. MacLean proposed that these three layers represent different stages of humanity’s evolution. The brain stem, or first circuit, is called the reptilian brain (isn’t that interesting?). This is the seat of autonomic functions, including the fight or flight response. It is here that safety of the organism is monitored and, if certain threats are perceived, it will trigger an automatic cascade of responses designed to preserve life of the organism.
The limbic system, or second circuit, encircles the top of the brain stem and is, as we have already discussed, the seat of the emotions. The cerebral cortex, or third circuit, the forebrain, is the seat of reason. But it can also manifest emotions!
This leads us to the fact that opiate receptors are also very dense in the frontal lobes of the cerebral cortex of the human brain, and this part of the brain shares many connections with the amygdala, one of the limbic structures, or part of the seat of emotions.
The frontal cortex, theoretically the most newly evolved, the most human, of the brain structures must forge pathways between itself and the rest of the brain to enable humans to learn to control their emotions and act unselfishly. Although the capacity to learn this is present to some extent in even the simplest of creatures, willpower is the uniquely human element. And, it is thought that it resides in the frontal cortex.
Psychologist and philosopher William James theorized that emotions originate in the body and are then perceived in the head, where we invent a story to explain them. Writing in 1884, he concluded that the source of emotions is purely visceral, originating in the body and is not cognitive, and that there is very likely no brain center for emotions. He thought that we perceive events and have bodily feelings, and after the perception, which jogs our memories and imagination, we label our physical sensations as one or the other emotion. He believed that there is simply perception and bodily response based on memory of other events that relate to the present experience. He thought that their immediate sensory and motor reactions that occur in response to the perception, such as a pounding heart, a tight stomach, tension and perspiration, are emotions.
Physiologist Walter Cannon posited that they originated in the head and trickle down to the body. Writing in Wisdom of the Body, he explained the workings of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system. A single nerve called the vagus (wandering) nerve exits the back of the brain through a hole in the bottom of the skull called the foramen magnum. There, it splits to run down the bundles of nerve cells, or ganglia, along either side of the spinal cord to send branches to many organs, including the pupils of the eye, the salivary glands, the heart, the bronchi of the lungs, the stomach, the intestines, the bladder, the sex organs, and the adrenal glands.
When Cannon stimulated the vagus through electrodes implanted in the hypothalamus in the bottom of the brain just above the pituitary gland, he demonstrated physiological changes in all these organs consistent with what would be needed by the body in an emergency. Cannon was able to measure how much time it took from the moment the hypothalamus got the jolt to the moment the bodily changes in blood flow, digestion, and heartbeat began to occur as a result. The conclusion was that these changes were too slow to be the cause of emotions rather than the effect. Not only that, but animals whose vagus nerve had been cut, and presumable were incapable of sympathetic visceral bodily changes, still seemed to behave just as emotionally when placed in a threatening situation.
It took over a hundred years to realize that both James and Cannon were correct.
Biofeedback is demonstrative of this fact because it is a technique that can enable a person to gain conscious control over physiological processes previously thought to be autonomic and not susceptible to volitional modification.
Elmer Green, a pioneer of biofeedback stated, “Every change in the physiological state is accompanied by an appropriate change in the mental emotional state, conscious or unconscious, and conversely, every change in the mental emotional state, conscious or unconscious, is accompanied by an appropriate change in the physiological state” (Pert 1999, 137).
And it is in this idea that we find a key. If it is true that our physiological state can be manipulated, causing a change in our mental and emotional state, then what we must do is learn to control the emotional and physiological state by conscious will.
There is a tiny cluster of cell bodies in the hindbrain called the locus coeruleus. It projects its norepinephrine-containing nerve endings into the forebrain, and it seems that all the norepinephrine in the forebrain comes from this one source. It was discovered that the pleasure center – the area that, when electrically stimulated, will cause rats and humans to ignore the need for food and sleep in a frenzy of pleasure – is contained within this locus coeruleus.
It seems that, unbeknownst to the earlier researchers, the electrical stimulus for pleasure had worked by causing the release of norepinephrine from the nerve endings along the pathway. Amphetamines and cocaine also work by amplifying this same pleasure pathway by blocking the re-uptake of the body’s own norepinephrine, and thereby increasing the ligand binding to the norepinephrine receptors.
The problem with this idea was that, if peptides and their receptors were only communicating across synapses, they should be only very tiny distances apart. But, the evidence indicated that many of the receptors responding to this were located too far away to be part of specific synaptic gaps. The conclusion was that the greatest source of control of information in the brain – that which determines its state – is the specificity of the receptors and their ability to bind with only one kind of ligand.
In other words, it seems that less than two percent of neuronal communication actually occurs at the synapse. It was seen that the way in which peptides circulate through the body, finding their targets all over the place, makes the brain’s communication system itself more like an endocrine system. As Dr. Pert baldly puts it, the brain is like a bag of hormones!
Yeah. A lunch bag!
And what is being communicated by these peptides is crucial to everything in the body. For example, receptors for sex hormones were identified as the means by which, if testosterone or estrogen is released into the fetus during pregnancy, determines the neuronal connections in the brain and permanently affects the sexual identity of the child. Females fetuses exposed to testosterone like steroids aberrantly produced by their pregnant mothers adrenal gland are more likely to become tomboys. Conversely, excessive estrogen can orient a male fetus to more feminine pursuits in later life.
One very interesting discovery made by Rita Valentino of the University of Pennsylvania showed that the nucleus of Barrington in the hindbrain, formerly believed to control just the emptying of the bladder, has axons continuing the neuropeptide CRF that extend through the vagus nerve all the way to the most distant part of the large intestine, the anus. It has been proven that the sensation of colonic distention, or the feeling of needing to empty the bowels, as well as genital arousal is carried back to the nucleus of Barrington. From that point, there is a short neuronal pathway that connects to the locus coeruleus, the norepinephrine source of the pleasure pathway, which is also loaded with opiate receptors. Once again, Dr. Pert says plainly:
The pleasure pathway hooks up to the control area of these bathroom functions, which is located in the front of the brain. Goodness, is it any wonder … that toilet training is loaded with emotional stuff! Or that people get into some unusual sexual practices involving bathroom behaviors! …
If we accept the idea that peptides and other informational substances are the biochemicals of emotions, their distribution in the body’s nerves has all kinds of significance … the body is the unconscious mind! Repressed traumas caused by overwhelming emotion can be stored in a body part, thereafter affecting our ability to feel that part or even move it. The new work suggests there are almost infinite pathways for the conscious mind to access – and modify – the unconscious mind and the body … (Pert 1999, 141)
As I have already mentioned, it has also been discovered that other areas of the body have high concentrations of almost every neuropeptide receptor known to exist. These areas include the dorsal horn, or back side of the spinal cord in a pattern analogous to the chakras. In fact, in virtually every location where information from any of the five senses enters the nervous system, there are high concentrations of neuropeptide receptors. They are called nodal points. The already mentioned nucleus of Barrington is a nodal point and, depending on what neuropeptide is occupying its receptors, feelings related to sexual arousal or bathroom functions can be switched or modified, made unconscious, or made a priority. Thus, emotions and bodily sensations are intricately intertwined in such a way that each can alter the other – usually at the level of unconsciousness. It can also emerge to consciousness spontaneously, or be deliberately brought to consciousness.
All sensory data coming into the body goes through a filtering process that may or may not reach the frontal lobes. It is in the frontal lobes that the sensory input enters our consciousness. The efficiency of the filtering process, which chooses what stimuli we pay attention to at any given moment, is determined by the quantity and quality of the receptors at these nodal points. The quantity and quality of these receptors is determined by many things, one of the most important being your experiences.
In other words, biochemical changes wrought at the receptor level is the molecular basis of memory. When a receptor is flooded with a ligand, it changes the cell membrane in such a way that the probability of an electrical impulse traveling across the membrane where the receptor resides is facilitated or inhibited, thereafter affecting the choice of neuronal circuitry that will be used. This principle is important not only for understanding how memories are stored in the brain, but that they are also stored in a psychosomatic network extending into the body itself. It is also the underlying principle of imprinting. Just like a printed circuit is embedded in a computer chip, so are our brains and bodies programmed by chemistry and electricity. The decision about what becomes a thought, rising to consciousness, and what remains an automatic circuit pattern, is buried in the body and mediated by the receptors. And memories are stored with their respective emotional content. The emotion can bring up the memory, and conversely a single cue element of the memory can bring on the emotion – even if the memory itself never becomes conscious.
What this means, in the clearest of terms, is this: many memory processes are emotion-driven and unconscious; but they can sometimes be made conscious.
Donald Overton of Temple University documented a widespread phenomenon in animals which was later shown to be equally true in human beings: a rat that learns a maze or receives a shock while under the influence of a drug – which you now know is merely a synthetic ligand – will remember how to solve the maze or avoid the shock most efficiently if it is re-tested under the influence of the same drug. Dr. Pert elaborates:
When we consider emotions as chemical ligands – that is to say, peptides – we can better understand the phenomenon known as dissociated states of learning, or state-dependent recall. Just as a drug facilitates recall of an earlier learning experience under the influence of that same drug for the rat, so the emotion-carrying peptide ligand facilitates memory in human beings. The emotion is the equivalent of the drug, both being ligands that bind to receptors in the body. …
… Clearly, just as drugs can affect what we remember, neuropeptides can act as internal ligands to shape our memories as we are forming them, and put us back in the same frame of mind when we need to retrieve them. This is learning.
… Emotional states or moods are produced by the various neuropeptide ligands, and what we experience as an emotion or a feeling is also a mechanism for activating a particular neuronal circuit – simultaneously throughout the brain and body – which generates a behavior involving the whole creature … (Pert 1999, 145)
What this translates into is that you will automatically run the maze when the emotion-ligand is present. Or, if you find yourself in the maze, and the chemical was one produced by your own body when you first learned the maze, you will produce the same chemicals again – repeatedly.
What this also means in the plainest of terms is that you can feel love when the right ligand bonds to the right receptor stimulated by whatever you are programmed to be stimulated by; you will feel it in all the areas where these receptors are clustered; and you will be certain that it is a positive experience because it feels really good. It doesn’t matter if the ligand is being stimulated by a logically consistent experience or by an illogically inculcated program. And until the element of knowledge and logical analysis are brought into the picture, it’s anybody’s best guess where the feelings come from.
And, that is all fine and good if it is a positive experience. But statistics of our world in practically every arena of life clearly demonstrate that it is very likely that most of humanity do not experience real love when their love ligands are binding. Just take a look at divorce, child abuse, and neglect statistics to get an idea about how terribly wrong we human beings can be about our assessments. And, if we are really paying attention we will take a long hard look at our own lives and experiences and try to determine what our personal track records are. If they aren’t good; if we spend more time being unhappy than happy; if we keep making the same open-hearted mistakes over and over again, we need to take a good look at how our programs are being activated and used to keep us in the lunchbox of the Matrix.
More frightening than that is the fact that higher-level negative beings can most definitely control our emotions by controlling our chemistry, as described. This means they can cause us to feel love or hate or aversion or attraction based on their agenda, not our own.
Going back to the filtering of reality, it seems that most of our body-mind attention shifts are directed subconsciously by our ligands and receptors. They direct our attention by their activities and we are not consciously involved in deciding what gets processed, remembered, or learned. But we do have the possibility of bringing some of it to awareness with the help of various types of intentional training. But, of course, no one undertakes intentional training until the system is so bogged down and there is so much suffering that a cure is sought. And for the most part the cures are sought in pharmacology, which merely exacerbates the problems. As the prodigal son sought to glue himself to a citizen of the far country, we seek our cures in religions of all kinds, including the religion of the American Medical Association. This amounts to being sent to feed and live and eat with the pigs. And only when we have suffered that condition a sufficient period of time will we come to ourselves.
Clearly, based on research, we can see that repressed emotions are stored in the body via the circuit creation effected by the release of neuropeptide ligands. It is also proposed that when the soul finally seats in the body, the soul’s wounds or scars will energetically affect the body, producing any number of neuropeptide stimulating frequencies that then lay circuits of their own that cannot be related to present life experiences. Hypnosis, yogic practices, deep tissue bodywork, can all be methods used to heal or change the circuits without the conscious mind ever figuring out what is going on. The drawback to this is that, not knowing what is going on prevents the conscious mind from avoiding recurrence. My Éiriú Eolas program avoids these drawbacks by healing these circuits while simultaneously working to utilize the conscious mind.
Emotions constantly regulate what we experience as reality. The research suggests that the nervous system scans the outer world for material that it is prepared to find by virtue of its already laid circuits, its internal patterns of past experience including early imprinting in infancy. The superior colliculus in the midbrain, another nodal point, controls the muscles that direct the eyeball, and controls which images are permitted to fall on the retina. This means that an emotional center of the brain literally controls what we see.
For example, when the tall European ships first approached the early Native Americans, it was such an “impossible” vision in their reality that their highly filtered perceptions couldn’t register what was happening, and they literally failed to “see” the ships. Similarly, the cuckolded husband may fail to see what everyone else sees because his emotional belief in his wife’s faithfulness is so strong that his eyeballs are directed to look away from the incriminating behavior obvious to everyone else. (Pert 1999, 148)
I have recently witnessed a great deal of this activity in various people reading The Wave who simply read what they are programmed to read, and not what is really being said. One of the chief clues of STS control is that a person twists what they read. In the past, before I understood the nature of fourth-density control, when I witnessed this phenomenon I would think that the person was deliberately twisting my words. Now, I realize clearly that it is not deliberate. They have not yet come to themselves and overcome the Predator’s mind and admitted the possibility that their very thoughts may be manipulated or controlled. Until they do, they are not ready to admit they “have sinned against heaven”. Because Heaven is the essence of the Creator within, and sinning against it is to allow it to be used as a transducer for food for the STS lunch bunch.
The fact is, we read and understand what we are programmed to believe, regardless of what we are actually reading. Like the alcoholic who finally admits he is an alcoholic, we must admit that we are an addict to our emotional beliefs.
Now, what we have been talking about in terms of these chemical systems of the body is plainly and simply information transmission systems. Information can be unconscious, occurring below the level of awareness. We see this happening all the time in the autonomic nervous system.
The mind is not material, yet it has an interface system with the body, and this is the neurochemical network. The mind of the body is the Predator’s mind, connected to strings like a marionette, with the strings in the hands of the fourth-density puppet masters – the Control System.
For the Darwinists, the body is nothing but energy and matter with hardwired reflexes caused by electrical stimulation; it operates in a more or less mechanical, reactive fashion with little option for change. Intelligence is merely the byproduct of the survival of the fittest genes. The concept of the body as an unintelligent bundle of cells run on electricity as the pinnacle of mindless evolution is a product of an ultimately godless, mechanical universe peopled by clock-like organisms.
Unfortunately, this happens to be the way it is for most human beings. They are computers running programs controlled by someone or something other than themselves. We can no longer think of emotions as necessarily of the soul. While it is likely that the consciousness can enter into the emotional process, for most people this never happens. Their emotions are simply cellular signals involved in the process of translating information into physical reality – generally an unpleasant one which can include all kinds of illnesses, aches, pains and transpersonal suffering.
Neuropeptides and their receptors are in constant communication with the immune system and there are many studies that show a powerful link between emotions and illness, even to a specificity of emotion-disease link. Immune cells constantly squirt out peptides that either increase or decrease the buildup of plaque in coronary blood vessels. Viruses use the same receptors as neuropeptides to enter a cell. Depending on how much of the natural peptide for a particular receptor is available to bind, the virus that fits that receptor will have more or less difficulty getting into the cell. This clearly indicates that the state of our emotions even plays a part in whether or not we contract a viral infection.
I’m sure that most readers have heard of some of the amazing feats of yogis of the East who have achieved control over not only their conscious minds, but also over what are considered to be solely autonomic systems of the body. Various disciplines are used, and we have already talked about the way of the Yogi, the Fakir and the Monk, so we know the basic principles involved. And, we are going to take this principle and apply it in a new way here. Taking just one example of what yogis and fakirs can do, i.e. consciously control pain, let’s look at what might be happening.
As mentioned above, there is an area in the brain called the periaqueductal gray, located around the aqueduct between the third and fourth ventricles of the midbrain. It is filled with opiate receptors, making it a control area for pain perception. It is also loaded with receptors for virtually all the neuropeptides that have been studied.
What seems to happen when yogis and fakirs learn to control their perception of pain is that they are able to gain access to this area of the brain with conscious intent and to reset the pain threshold. That is to say: reframed by conscious expectations and subconscious beliefs, pain can be abolished by being interpreted as either a neutral experience or even pleasant.
And this is our Ace in the hole. We can make ourselves unavailable as food; we can change our systemic responses so that the Matrix unplugs us and dumps us out of the system just like Neo was unceremoniously plucked from his pod when he “woke up.”
But, more importantly: we can train ourselves to not blink. With knowledge and awareness of what is, and what might be, we can never be confronted with a situation, either in the body or out, that will cause us to fall into a negative state.
It seems from all the studies that are done that an elevated mood – one of happy expectation of the possibility of adventure – is the greatest protection against illness. Perhaps it is also the one that makes one inedible to the Matrix?
In 1990, scientist Howard Hall demonstrated that the immune system could be controlled. He instructed his subjects in cyber-physiologic strategies. The word cyber comes from the Greek kybernetes (kubernetes), which means to steer or the navigator. It is interesting that one of the names for the goddess Isis is “the navigator.” And the process of unveiling Isis is that of acquiring knowledge.
In the 1940s, psychologist and psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich proposed that cancer is a result of the failure to express emotions, especially sexual emotions. Reich was not only ridiculed by the scientific community, he was persecuted in the most reprehensible way. One of the most shameful acts of the United States government was when they called for all copies of Reich’s life’s work to be rounded up by the FDA and incinerated. An official book burning in the land of the free! I rather suspect that Reich was onto something.
Another study showed that cancer patients who failed to release their anger had slower recovery rates. Another trait common to cancer victims was self-denial; this amounts to unawareness of their own, basic, emotional needs. It seems that emotions that are generated or suppressed due to lack of knowledge can be deadly. Since emotional expression is always tied to a specific flow of peptides in the body, the constant generation and suppression of emotions results in massive disturbances of the psychosomatic network. Many psychologists have said that depression is really suppressed anger or even anger redirected against the self.
Identifying, releasing and expressing emotion that has been suppressed is a significant step in the direction of taking charge of your ship and learning to navigate it. But at the same time it is essential to learn to transform emotions.
In the East, part of the training of many paths of yogic wisdom includes meditating in graveyards. Now, a graveyard in the East is quite different from a graveyard in the West. In the East, it is the custom to expose the bodies to the elements so that they will be devoured by birds and other predators. To meditate in such a place is to be confronted by physical horrors that Westerners may find difficult to contemplate. At the same time, there is the superstitious fear of specters and demons that the meditator must deal with. In Tantra yoga, one practice is to make love in a graveyard.
In both cases, the object is to train the consciousness to achieve higher states of mind in the face of the cold, hard facts of life in the material world; to gain mastery over the physical, programmed emotions; to become the navigator.
It is in this sense that the Cassiopaeans teach us that knowledge protects. To have a full field of awareness is to be in control of your ship no matter what may erupt into your life. Information is the bridge between consciousness and matter and without this bridge, matter and its programs – the Predator’s mind – will dominate. The body-mind of the Predator is like the whirlpool of Charybdis and the temptation of the Sirens of ancient myth put together. Like Ulysses, we must lash ourselves to the mast of our ship, stuff the ears of our rowers with wax, and call upon knowledge (nymphs) to help guide us through the dangers.
Information transcends time and space. It is, as Gregory Bateson has said, “the difference that makes a difference.” Consciousness exists prior to the physical realm which is, literally, an out-picturing of consciousness. Denying the realities of the real world – denying the reality of the naturalness of the existence of darkness, is the same as being manipulated to have negative emotions while, at the same time being taught to suppress them. It will still exist and it will back up in your system and become the chief part of your reality because, like blocked emotions, it cannot be released so that positive emotions can take its place.
Now please note: I am not saying that we are to have, express, or embrace negative emotions; just as I have never said, nor have the Cassiopaeans ever said that we are to “embrace the darkness.” Those who want to assure themselves of this fact need to go back and reread “Stripped to the Bone” in Wave 3 while making sure that their manipulated emotional beliefs are set aside. That whole chapter is about the fact that we must choose an orientation that includes seeing the darkness and giving it the free will right to exist, since it is the free will choice of darkness to be darkness. However, to graduate to STO 4D, one must increase their STO polarization by choosing to divest themselves of darkness, even while allowing others the choice to embrace it.
And, in the same way, we must find appropriate ways to divest ourselves of the manipulated negative emotions that are backed up in our systems, as in practicing Éiriú Eolas, and learn how to use our reason and will to make sure that we only have positive emotions.
With an increase of information, the navigator steers the ship by constantly adjusting the tiller in response to the information. Constant feedback is required for the navigator to do the job and that is why knowledge must be combined with self-monitoring so as to have a more intelligent grasp of what is happening in your physical system and in its relation to the reality that you are experiencing. The faster and tighter the feedback loop, the more intelligence is available to your system. The body itself is a metaphor of your unconscious state. As more of it becomes conscious, there are fewer and fewer unexpected elements cropping up in your life. The body is a battlefield for the wargames of the mind. And these games are, very likely, planned and executed from higher densities. As above, so below. To think otherwise is to suffer the stress of separation from our source, to experience lack of unity. And what is it that flows between us all, linking and communicating, coordinating and integrating all of the cosmos?
Just as neuropeptides flow among the cells of the body, causing all the receptors to vibrate in response to information, so does knowledge act on our consciousness the way the strings of a resting violin will vibrate when another violin is played. Knowledge produces resonance among different people who are unique, but unified in their diversity. With knowledge we can truly feel what others feel – not just assume that they feel what we feel. The oneness of life is based on the simple fact that with knowledge, we are all vibrating together.
And now, let’s learn about the strategy of some of these wargames.