5. The Body

We usually think of the body as an entity, which the mind somehow occupies.  We see it like a car, and the mind is its driver.  The mind drives the body to various places to do various things.

Although the mind observes the world, we may sense something else within is observing our mind.  This inner observer is the Gforce, or rather a fragment of it.  The Gforce fragment is the “chooser” and stores a favorite set of feelings within the Aether of the body, which becomes the self-image, or ego.  Some might equate the Gforce fragment with the Jungian “conscience.”  Others might experience the Gforce fragment as the source of numinous insight.


The self-image arises from a collection of feelings concerned with decorating the body, grooming the body, sheltering the body in a nice house, meeting other bodies, and exploring the world from the perspective of a body.  The self-image seems to establish purpose for the body, and the body becomes the vehicle for attaining this purpose.

However, there are other perspectives of the body, which seems to have escaped our notice.  Each human being is a community of organs.  From the perspective of organs, the body’s ego is merely the organ community’s identity.  The complex network of living organs each has their own emotions, feelings, needs, and purposes.


The organs are communities of cells.  All cells have their own feelings, needs, and purposes.

Each cell is a community of molecules.  All molecules have their own feelings, needs, and purposes.

We can assume that since the more complex structures of molecules, cells, etc. have their own feelings, needs, and purposes, then atoms have their own feelings, needs, and purposes.

As the structures become simpler, the concepts of “feeling, needs, and purposes” also become simpler.  For example, we would not expect the feeling of touch within a human to be exactly the same experience to a molecule or an atom.  There is likely a similarity, but the complex experience must be different from the simple experience because the associated structures are different.


In the late 1700s, the French chemist, Antoine Lavoisier, set forth the foundations for modern chemistry.  Although others had observed solids converting to gases, such as burning firewood, Lavoisier further observed gases contributing mass to solids and liquids during chemical reactions.  Thus, he demonstrated atoms shift places with other atoms to change one molecule into a different molecule.

In many instances, particularly in non-biological experiments, the total number of atoms at the beginning of the experiment exactly equaled the total number of atoms at the end of the experiment, even though the structures of molecules had changed.  This led to the conservation of mass theory.  The conservation of mass theory assumes no new matter comes into existence and no old matter disappears from existence; all matter simply rearranges its position.

The implication is that all the matter in the Universe must continually remain in existence.  Indeed, the Big Bang cosmological theory arose from this assumption, as did other theories assuming a steady state existence such as Plate Tectonics, solar system mechanics, galactic-center black holes, and other mechanical theories.

In the early 1800s, John Dalton extended Lavoisier’s assumption and stated atoms could not change from one kind to another.  Although modern science acknowledges nuclear reactions, scientists still believe chemical reactions cannot cause one atom to change into another.  For example, a nitrogen atom cannot change into an oxygen atom during a chemical reaction.  If there were X number of nitrogen atoms at the beginning of the reaction, there would be X number of nitrogen atoms at the end.  In the test tube, this was often the case.

However, the situation is different in living organisms.  In 1799, the French chemist, Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, observed that hens’ eggs contained five times more lime than the diet of the hen could account for.  During the 1800s, William Prout, Chaubard, Vogel, Lauwes, Gilbert, and Von Herzeele made similar discoveries in both plants and animals.  They found atoms appeared to be transmuting from one type to another[1].

Skeptics of the day dismissed the idea of biological mutations out of hand.  First, they did not believe living things created new matter.  Second, they did not believe atoms could be broken down.  Third, they did not believe in alchemy, which to them seemed like magic or something religious.  Again, the weakness of prejudice prevented science from moving forward.

Even after Madam Curie discovered radioactive atoms do indeed mutate, this did not change how scientists felt about plants and animals altering the foundations of physical existence.

In 1959, Dr. Louis Kervran began publishing his own biological mutation discoveries and promoting the works of Vauquelin and others.  Whereas radioactive processes usually occur with the exchange of a helium nucleus (alpha particle), Dr. Kervran’s investigations revealed biological atomic mutations mostly entail exchanges of hydrogen and oxygen nuclei among atoms.

The primary substances supporting life on Earth includes water, which composes from one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms.  Hydrogen and oxygen atoms are also important to standard chemical reactions in biological systems.  In addition to hydrogen and oxygen, carbon, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, silica, sodium, sulfur, and other elements are also essential to living systems.

Below is a simplified partial list of elements (atoms) and their conversions.  See Biological Transmutations by Professor C. Louis Kervran, translated by Michel Abehsera (ISBN 0-916508-47-1).  The symbol  means the atoms on the left have been observed to mutate into the atoms on the right, but not to mutate back.  The symbol € means the mutation occurred both from left to right, and from right to left.

The above expression would read, “in living systems, two nitrogen atoms may transmute into oxygen plus carbon.”

C = Carbon

Ca = Calcium

Cl = Chlorine

Fe = Iron

F = Flourine

H = Hydrogen

K = Potassium

Li = Lithium

Mg = Magnesium

Mn = Manganese

N = Nitrogen

Na = Sodium

O = Oxygen

P = Phosphorous

S = Sulfur

Si = Silicon

K + H € Ca

Na + O € K

C + F € P

2O € S

C + Li → F

Fe + H € Mn

Mg + O € Ca

Si + C → Ca

Mg + Li € P

Cl → Si + Li

Cl → 2N + Li

Si + 4Li → Fe

Si → C + O

Na + H € Mg

Na € Li + O

Cl - O → F

Na + C € Cl

According to Dr. Kervran, this list (to the left) of quantifiably observed transmutations occurred in carefully controlled laboratory experiments over the past two hundred years.  If the results are valid, it seems reasonable there would be many more transmutation combinations.

The biological transmutations occurred within complex animals, bacteria, complex plants, and fungi.  The transmutations occurred at both the molecular and cellular levels of existence.  Microorganisms and cells produce hormones and enzymes, which are the primary agents performing the transmutations.

The transmutations are operations requiring a specific production of enzymes and a medium allowing the physiological development of cells (or microorganisms).  One kind of plant will thus make a transmutation that another cannot make.  Or else, a transmutation will be made in one direction in a growing plant, whereas it will be made in the opposite direction in a germinating seed of the same species.  The same is true with animals: a reaction will take place in one direction under a certain set of conditions, and again in the opposited direction, with the same animal, when different interior and exterior conditions are met[2].

It follows that if plants and animals reconstruct atoms, then living organisms assemble atoms in such a way as to be easily transmutable by other plants and animals.  Thus, if we want our body to have the finest building materials available then we should eat whole foods as produced in natural processes.  Whole foods are foods grown in as close to a natural environment as possible.  We should avoid processed foods since the atoms and molecules produced by living things may lose their ideal structures due to excess heat, oxidation, and decay.  Some atoms and molecules are more stable than others are, so this rule is only a generalization.


In his book, Biological Transmutations, Dr. Louis Kervran states, “…the aldosterone, which is secreted by the cortex of the surrenal (according to a mechamism by which the hypophysis intervenes) is the main hormone perfoming this reaction.[3]”  Surrenal is another name for adrenal gland.

In the present mainstream thinking of biologists, the adrenal gland secretes the hormone aldosterone, which shepherds excess potassium and sodium out of the body to maintain the potassium/sodium balance.  The problem with this theory is that the total intake of potassium into the body does not match the total excretion of potassium.  In fact, the total intake of nearly all elements into a living organism does not match the total excretion of those elements.

These unbalanced flows of atoms are not the results of minor measurement errors.  Quite often, the total input and output quantities of atoms vary by orders of magnitude (ten to hundreds of times different).  Scientists measured these imbalances consistently for more than two hundred years of observations.

Hormones have the uncanny ability to leave a gland, hop into the blood stream or lymphatic system, travel to a specific destination, disassemble molecules and sometimes atoms, and reassemble them.  The hormones do not just travel indiscriminately throughout the body like spilled toxic wastes.  There is an inherent intelligence in their behavior.

How can hormones disassemble and reassemble atoms?  Consider connecting a tow hook to a vehicle to pull it.  Pulling on the tow hook is tantamount to trying to break the connection; even though we understand the hook is too strong to break.  When the towing is finished, we slacken the cable and unhook it with ease while expending little energy.  The action of hormones to unhook parts of atoms and change their atomic structures shares a similar dynamic.  The hormones seem to be intelligent enough to understand how atoms construct and effortlessly rearrange them.  The skills of different hormones appear to adapt to different atomic elements.

Just as human doctors treat organs and cells within a body, hormones operate on molecules and atoms.  The complexity of humans and human civilization is more so than for hormones, yet, hormones still exhibit organization and structure.


Just as society composes of people with different skills, and who work with different materials, the molecules of a body have various functions, too.  Some molecules are managers, others are workers, and others provide the working material.

For the body to function properly, the manager molecules (hormones) have to be aware of the many conditions affecting productivity, the worker molecules have to be in good health and have a happy family life.  The material molecules have to be of good quality so that good quality products result for other molecular processes within the body.

Knowledge about many important molecules, which the layperson needs to know, is contained in the book, “Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill,” by Udo Erasmus [ISBN 0-920470-38-6].

Fats and Oils

There is no one molecule more important than all the others are.  However, the fat molecules are extremely important for body functions.  Fat molecules make up the building blocks for all cellular membranes.  They combine with protein to give the body its energy.  Fatty acids are stored for reserve energy, and used as building material for several other types of molecules.

There are many different types of fats and oils (fats are solid, oils are liquid at body temperature), which are needed for metabolism.  Our health suffers if we have a deficit, excess, and bad quality fats and oils in our system.

The body can manufacture some fats, but there are two essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6), which must be taken in the diet.

Proteins

Proteins are amino acids.  The body requires many types of proteins, which metabolize producing energy and control various functions within the body.  Proteins also provide the basis for body tissue.  The body can manufacture some proteins, but our diet must include eight essential amino acids.

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins A, C, B6, and E along with manganese and zinc are necessary cofactors needed for processing lipids and proteins.  In all, there are thirteen essential vitamins and twenty essential minerals, which we must consume to maintain our molecular processes.

Antioxidants

The science of chemistry studies the molecular processes.  Chemical interactions are electrical in nature and sometimes the reaction generates electrical imbalances within the body.  One observed form of electrical imbalance is the production of free radicals.  Free radicals are molecular fragments or elements with unpaired electrons.

The production of free radicals is essential to life and is a natural part of metabolism.  Moreover, just as a factory makes a mess while manufacturing products and must hire janitors, the body needs antioxidants to clean up the mess.    Antioxidants are molecules that scavenge free radicals and prevent them from messing up the body’s metabolisms.

Many vitamins and minerals serve as antioxidants, but there are other powerful antioxidants lurking in various plant species.  Three powerful sources of antioxidants are jiao gu lan, fo ti, and ginseng.  It is worth doing research on these three herbs.  Of course, there are dozens other excellent antioxidant sources.

Other Molecules

Our bodies also must consume carbohydrates, water, oxygen, and light in order to provide the necessary molecules for our body to function properly.

Not only are the molecules required to be present, but they must also be of good quality.  Trans fats clog the arteries, whereas fresh essential fatty acids clean the arteries.  Protein from animals fed poor quality food passes poor quality molecules to humans.  Commercially manufactured vitamins tend not to be assimilated by the body as well as vitamins produced by plants.  Candy provides the wrong type of carbohydrates, whereas grains in general provide the best type.  Brackish water is different from fresh water; stale air is different from fresh air.  Sunlight (in moderation) is better than some artifical light sources.  In general, the freshness and healthiness of molecules indicates the molecules are coming from a natural and dynamic ecosystem.

Hormones

Hormones are molecules produced by glands within the body, and which manage the metabolism of other molecules.  Hormones can transport themselves through the blood and lymphatic systems.  Generally, their lifetime is short.

The release of hormones into the system often accompanies specific feelings.  For example, the release of testosterone in males and estrogen in females causes the feeling of sexuality.  The release of adrenaline into the blood stream causes the feeling of stress associated with the fight or flight reaction.  The pituitary gland can release endorphins into the blood stream to reduce pain and induce euphoria.

The presence of hormones is required for metabolism; however, the constant presence of any hormone is a sign of disease or hormone imbalance.  In a healthy organism, hormones constantly get switched on and off.  A high level of any hormone will tax the system into weakness just as a lack of any hormone will weaken the organism’s metabolism.  Because the production of hormones must constantly be in flux, understanding the functions of hormones is essential for the metaphysician.

The number of hormones in the human body is numerous.  There are likely many more hormones to be discovered, and it is likely the known hormones will reveal more functions than we presently understand.  Eventually, someone will produce a comprehensive text devoted to explaining hormones and their various levels of function relavent to metaphysics.  For now, we must seek this knowledge from reputable sources as it develops.  A starting point is the Colorado State University online hypertext book.


Not all cells found in our body belong to our body.  The cells that belong to our body generally include our DNA and RNA.  There are plants and animals that live inside us, just as there are plants and animals living outside our body.  Some of these plants and animals are single cells; others are creatures that are more complex.

Some of these visitors are beneficial to our health, others are not and live by eating our food and even us.  We call the bad visitors parasites.  Our diet and lifestyle must take these beneficial visitors and parasites into account.  We want to provide suitable accommodations for the beneficial life forms, and discourage the parasites from prospering.

If our body is functioning properly, the molecules (hormones in particular) and cells (T-lymphocites, white blood cells, etc) will hunt down and destroy the parasites.  This implies a level of intelligence of some sort in simpler life forms.  The intelligence is not the same order as human intelligence, but we should not summarily dismiss it, either.  It is essential to the metaphysician to understand and interact with this intelligence.

Religions from the past, such as Paganism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, have intuitively developed an understanding of intelligence in primary forms of life.  After encoding the understandings of primary life forms into religious practices, and the underlying purpose for these practices were forgotten, the practices tended to be viewed as superstition at best and nonsense at worst.  With modern technologies, we can again learn to communicate with our organs, cells, molecules, atoms, onta, and the Aether.  We can understand the importance each community of lifeforms contribute to the whole of the body, much as a major government can appreciate its states, local communities, civic organizations, and citizens.


No organ within the body operates to the exlusion of all other organs.  Each organ intricately links to the others.  This interdependence produces subsystems within the body.  For example, the blood circulation, heart and lungs form the cardiopulmonary subsystem.  The stomach, intestines, and colon, produce the digestive system.

Glands

Just as at the level of bodies there are the plant, animal, and mineral kingdoms, at the level of molecules, there are organic and inorganic varieties.  Just as animals are animate and can move freely about to feed off of and manipulate the plant and animal kingdoms, there are certain molecules that are more animate than other molecules.

Hormones are the animate molecules of the body.  They behave as though driven with a purpose.  They are true workers in that they cultivate, disassemble, and reassemble other molecules like farmers and blacksmiths.  The hormones are essential to the vitality of the cells.  The healthier and stronger the hormones are, the healthier and stronger the cells will be.  The healthier and stronger the cells are, the healthier and stronger the organs will be, which means the healthier and stronger the body will be.

Glands manufacture hormones.  Therefore, the glands must be in top shape to produce high quality hormones. 


[1] Biological Transmutations by Prof. C. Louis Kervran, translated by Michel Abehsera (ISBN 0-916508-47-1, Happiness Press, Magalia, CA) p.xiv

[2] Biological Transformations pp. 114-115

[3] Biological Transformations p. 34


Comments