“The student of symbology can easily see that it is the slimy pool from which springs up the lotus, whose flower of a thousand petals blooms forth, reflecting in its golden heart the image of its creator.
The wonderful pneumogastric nerve, rising in the floor or the fourth ventricle of the head, and connected with the cerebellum, crosses the spinal cord, or Jordan, at the base of the Skull Golgotha, and sends numerous branches to throat, lungs, heart and stomach, terminating in a plexus under the latter organ, which is named the androgynous brain, the stomach brain, or solar plexus. This wonderful nerve has six different physical functions, in addition to the deeply esoteric office of being the channel for the Holy Breath, or Holy Ghost, without which there would be no conception of the Holy Child, the WORD.
In Bible terminology the solar plexus also means manger, cave, Bethlehem, for it is in the centre of this plexus of nerves that we find the thimble-shaped cavity or depression from which issues forth the redeemer of the Adam man. In a dual sense it is the ‘house of bread,’ as it is the place where the divine bread or seed is formed, and it lies directly back of the house of material bread, the stomach. ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every WORD (seed) that cometh from the mouth of God.’ Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and this word means in Hebrew ‘house (Beth) of bread (lehem).’ See how wonderfully the Hebrew words expressed the true meaning of the hidden truth. ‘I am the bread of life.’
In the central part of the head is the wonderful chamber or bed, called the ‘thalamus.’ Santee’s Anatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord’ describes it thus: ‘It is the great ganglion of the inter-brain. The thalamus is an important sensory relay station. Its medial part is concerned with smell and its lateral part with common sensation and taste. According to Head and Holmes, it is also an organ of consciousness for impulses of pain and temperature. The third ventricle separates the thalami from each other, except at the mid-point where they are joined by the MASSA INTERMEDIA. The thalamus is situated behind and medial to the corpus striatum, and projects backward over the mid-brain. Laterally it rests against the superior lamina of the internal capsule, which separated it from the lentiform nucleus. The thalamus is shaped like an egg, with the small end directed forward. It measures 4 cm. or about one and one-half inches in length and 2.5 cm. of one inch in width and thickness. It has an interior and posterior extremity and four surfaces; superior, inferior, medial and lateral.’”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 45, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
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