Series 2 - Lesson 7 - Annotation 4
Name two of the "thought centers" mentioned in the lesson, giving the location of their expression in the body.
- the solar plexus behind the stomach and in front of the aorta, called also "coeliac plexus," of the "pit of the stomach." As the lesson says, it has been referred to as "the great body brain." Because it is related to the emotions, it thus has an influence upon the stomach. Metaphysically it has been termed "the substance center."
- the cardiac plexus, situated near (or acting on) the heart. This is the ganglion through which love is expressed, and thus metaphysically it has been termed "the love center."
There is a close connection between these two centers and it is interesting to note that in the Scriptures the "love center" is represented by Jerusalem or "city of peace" which the Jews felt was their special place to worship God. Bethlehem, near Jerusalem, means metaphysically "the house of bread" or the "substance center." "It indicates the nerve center at the pit of the stomach, through which universal substance joins the refined or spiritualized chemical products of the body substance" (Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, p. 119)
Preceding Entry: How is a new state of consciousness developed in man?
Following Entry: What does the gathering of the disciples in the upper chamber symbolize? Name these disciples, and the spiritual faculty each represents.