EVERY intuitive perception that a person has immediately forms a picture. In the formation of this picture the small brain or cerebellum participates as the bridge across which the soul should control the body. It is that part of the brain through which you receive your dreams. It is in turn connected with the frontal brain or cerebrum, through the activity of which thoughts are generated that are more closely tied to space and time and which eventually constitute the intellect.
Now pay close attention to the process! You will then be able clearly to distinguish when the intuition speaks to you through the spirit, or when feeling addresses you through the intellect!
The activity of the human spirit awakens intuitive perception within the solar plexus, thereby simultaneously making an impression upon the cerebellum. It is the effect of the spirit, that is, a wave of power issuing from the spirit. Man naturally perceives this wave in that spot where the spirit within the soul is connected with the body - in the centre of the so-called solar plexus, which passes on the wave to the cerebellum where it creates an impression.
In accordance with the specific nature of the various impressions received the cerebellum, like a photographic plate, forms a picture of the process as willed by the spirit or as created with the strong power of the spirit through its volition. A picture without words! The frontal brain takes over this picture and seeks to describe it in words, thereby generating thoughts which then find expression in language.
In truth the whole process is very simple! I will repeat it once more: With the help of the solar plexus the spirit makes an impression on the bridge provided for it, thus impressing a definite volition in power waves upon the small brain, the instrument given to it for this purpose, which immediately passes on what it received to the frontal brain. In the process of transmission a slight change through consolidation has already occurred, because the small brain adds something of its own nature to it
The instruments within the human body which are at the disposal of the spirit work like the connecting links of a chain. But they all serve in a forming capacity only, because they cannot do otherwise. Everything transmitted to them they form in accordance with their own special nature. Thus the frontal brain takes up the pictures transmitted to it by the cerebellum and, in accordance with its somewhat coarser nature, first of all compresses them into narrower conceptions of space and time, thereby condensing them and bringing them into the ethereal world of thought-forms, which is of a more tangible substance.
Next the frontal brain forms words and sentences which, through the organs of speech, penetrate as formed sound-waves into the World of Fine Gross Matter, there again producing a new effect brought about by the movement of these waves.
Thus the spoken word is the resultant effect of the pictures transmitted through the frontal brain! The latter can also direct the course of the effect towards the organs of locomotion instead of to the organs of speech, whereby words are replaced by writing or action.
That is the normal course of the activity of the human spirit in the World of Gross Matter as willed by the Creator!
It is the right way, which would have brought about a healthy subsequent development in Creation, making it utterly impossible for mankind to go astray.
Man, however, voluntarily abandoned the course prescribed for him through the constitution of his body. He stubbornly interfered in the normal working of "the chain" of his instruments by making the intellect his idol. Thus he concentrated his whole energy upon the training of the intellect in an entirely one-sided manner! As a result the frontal brain, having now become the producer, was forced to exert itself out of all proportion to what was required of the other co-operating instruments.
This naturally incurred a heavy penalty! The uniform and harmonious co-operation of all the individual links was upset and hindered, and with it every right development. The excessive strain to which the frontal brain alone was subjected for thousands of years forced its development far beyond everything else.
This consequently curtailed the activity of all the neglected parts which, because of their lack of use, were bound to remain weak. Foremost among these is the cerebellum, which is the instrument of the spirit. Thus it follows that the activity of the human spirit proper was not only severely obstructed, but it is often completely cut off and remains excluded! The possibility of proper intercourse with the frontal brain over the bridge of the small brain is buried, while a direct connection between the human spirit and the frontal brain is utterly impossible owing to the latter's nature. The frontal brain is absolutely dependent on the full activity of the cerebellum, to which it stands next in succession according to God's Will, in order properly to fulfil the task assigned to it.
The specific quality of the cerebellum is needed in order to receive the vibrations of the spirit. It is impossible to bypass it, for the work of the frontal brain is to prepare their transition to the World of Fine Gross Matter, and therefore it is of a quite different and much coarser nature.
In the one-sided cultivation of the frontal brain lies the hereditary sin of earth-man against his God or, more precisely, against the Divine Laws, which manifest through the right apportionment of the bodily instruments, as in the entire Creation!
The observance' of the correct apportionment would have automatically indicated the straight and right road of ascent to the human spirit. As it was, however, man in his ambitious conceit interfered with this machinery of healthy activity, singled out one part and cultivated it specially while disregarding all the others! This was bound to bring disproportion and stagnation in its train. If the course of natural events is hampered in such a way disease and failure must ensue, ending finally in wild confusion and collapse.
Here it is not only a question of the body but in the first place of the spirit! Through this interference - the unequal cultivation of the two brains - the cerebellum was suppressed through neglect in the course of thousands of years, and thereby the spirit was hampered in its activity. This became the hereditary sin, because the one-sided over-cultivation of the frontal brain is in the course of time passed on to each child through physical inheritance. Thus from the outset it becomes immensely difficult for the child's spirit to awaken and grow more powerful, because the bridge necessary for this purpose, the cerebellum, is no longer so easy to cross and is even very often completely cut off!
Man has not the faintest idea what irony and strong censure lie in the expressions "large brain" and "small brain" which he created! No indictment regarding his transgression against Divine ordinance could be set forth in a more devastating manner! This precisely indicates the gravest of his earthly sins, for in his wanton obstinacy he so mutilated this fine instrument of his physical body, which is meant to help him on earth, that not only is it unable to serve him any longer in the way the Creator ordained, but it must even lead him to the depths of destruction! In this man has failed to a far greater extent than the drunkards or those who destroy their bodies by becoming slaves to their passions!
In addition they now have the presumption to expect that God should make Himself manifest to them in a manner they can understand in their wantonly distorted physical bodies! After committing such a sin they would also make this demand!
How easily and joyfully man could have ascended the steps to Luminous Heights in the natural course of development if he had not so wantonly interfered with the Work of God!
The man of the future will have normal brains which will work uniformly and thus support each other harmoniously. The cerebellum, called the small brain because it is stunted in its growth, will now grow in strength as it attains to its proper field of activity until it is in the right proportion to the frontal brain. Then there will be harmony again, and all that is petrified and unhealthy must disappear!
But let us now turn to the further consequences of the false mode of living in the past! The cerebellum, which is relatively much too small, makes it difficult for the truly serious seekers of today to distinguish between what is genuine intuitive perception within them and what is merely feeling. I have already said that feeling is produced by the frontal brain; the thoughts it sends out influence the bodily nerves in such a way that, in reaction, they forcibly incite the frontal brain to indulge in so-called imagination!
Imagination consists of pictures generated by the frontal brain, but they are not to be compared with the pictures the cerebellum forms under the pressure of the spirit! Here we have the difference between the mode of expression of the intuitive perception as the consequence of an activity of the spirit, and the results of feeling issuing from the bodily nerves. Both produce pictures between which the ignorant person finds it almost or entirely impossible to distinguish, although they differ tremendously! The pictures of the intuitive perception are genuine and full of living power, while the pictures of the feeling, i. e., the imagination, are deceptions produced with borrowed power!
But the difference is easily detected by anyone who knows the process of development in Creation as a whole and then studies himself attentively!
In the case of intuitive pictures, which arise through the cerebellum acting as a bridge for the spirit, the picture immediately appears first, and only thereafter is it transmuted into thoughts which then influence the feeling of the body!
In the case of pictures produced by the frontal brain the process is reversed. Here the thoughts must precede in order to form the basis for the pictures. All this occurs so rapidly that it almost seems to be one and the same thing. With a little practice in observation, however, man can very soon learn to distinguish the nature of the process exactly!
A further consequence of this hereditary sin is presented by the confusion in dreams. For this reason man can today no longer give that value to his dreams which is really their due. The normal cerebellum, influenced by the spirit, would render dreams clear and unconfused. That is to say, they would not be dreams at all, but experiences of the spirit, received and reproduced by the cerebellum while the frontal brain rests in sleep. The radiation of the now overwhelmingly strong frontal or day-brain, however, makes its influence felt upon the sensitive cerebellum even during the night. In its present weakened condition the latter absorbs the strong radiations of the frontal brain simultaneously with the experiences of the spirit, creating a mixture like a double exposure on a photographic plate. The result is the confused dreams of today!
The best proof of this double influence is the frequent appearance in dreams of words and sentences which only originate in the activity of the frontal brain. Only the frontal brain forms words and sentences, because it is more closely bound to space and time.
For this reason man is no longer, or at least very inadequately, susceptible to spiritual warnings and instructions through the cerebellum, and is consequently far more exposed to dangers which he could otherwise escape through spiritual warnings.
Thus, besides the evil consequences already mentioned, there are many others brought about by man's interference with Divine Ordinance, for in reality all evil proceeded only from this failure, so clearly visible to everybody
today! It was a fruit of vanity, which developed through the appearance of woman in Creation!
If man does not wish to be lost he should at last tear himself away from the results of this hereditary sin!
Naturally, since he has to take trouble over everything, this is no exception! Man must awaken from his comfortable indolence to become at last what he should have been from the beginning- one who is bent on furthering Creation and a mediator of Light to all creatures!
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