by Steven Guth
Special Issue Vol 10 No 4
CAT scan image (images top) of
water filled skull of a French civil servant.
the lack of brain matter,
man is able to function in life.
bottom are of a normal brain.
This is what we're told:
Your brain is where
your mind, consciousness and personality reside.
noted the English writer and philosopher Colin Wilson, is
the "simple theory that tries to explain the mind in terms
of physical mechanisms."
"is a mechanism of
the brain and nervous system." 1
Put another way:
Our mind, our
consciousness, our awareness and our personality all come from
the brain's chemical and electrical machinery. When the brain
works our 'mind' is its product. And when the brain stops
working we simple cease to be.
That's the standard
The opposing view is we have
a conscious self-awareness that uses the body and brain to gather
and process information. When the brain stops working the 'soul'
leaves the body to continue its existence in a
Thanks to modern
CAT scans, scientists can see
inside people's heads and view their brains, with some surprising
The results don't prove
we have a 'soul' but certainly reveals there is something very wrong
with the mechanistic theory that,
"mind is a
function of brain."
There are people with
9/10ths of their brain cells replaced with water, and
they still function normally.
Refer to below images :
In babies, who have a
soft skull, excess water in the brain can result in hugely inflated
In adults the same
process results in a brain that is squashed against the side of the
rigid skull (as in the CAT scan). In some cases less than 10% of
brain remains, yet these people often continue to function
We are told or presume this is impossible because the image (on page
the print magazine) shows the areas
in which various functions of the mind take place. The second image
illustrates the way electrical and chemical impulses turn the brain
into our mind allowing us to think, to have memories and to function
in our daily lives.
But it appears there is
something wrong with this concept… Well, maybe not wrong but
The CAT scan image of the water filled skull belongs to 44-year-old
French civil servant (proving, I guess the old adage, that civil
servants are often brainless) who is married, has two children
and lives a normal life.
Another case often cited
in the literature is of a man with a brain weight of between 50 and
150 grams - normal brain weight is 1,500 grams - who has a first
class honors degree in mathematics and a tested IQ of 126.
This man was documented
by neurologist Dr. John Lorber who ran the
spinal bifida unit at Sheffield
Hospital. He studied 600 people who had this condition.
Some had 'only' between
50 and 70% of their brains replaced by fluid, some between 70 and
90% replaced fluid, and there were 60 people who had 95% of their
brains replaced by fluid.
Of the last group, half
had an IQ of over 100 (which is considered the mean average
There are enough cases of, for all intents and purposes, average
people who have their head filled with water not normal 'grey
cells'. This is a challenge to the accepted theory that mind,
personality and consciousness are the result of chemical and
electrical activity between 'grey matter' in the brain.
Perhaps the idea that our personality rests in our heart or liver
has something going for it?
the brain just served to cool the blood.
How does the medical and psychology establishment explain the
'inconvenient' fact there are a considerable number of people who
can function without a brain? Simply by distorting or
ignoring the data available from CAT scans.
Here are a few quotes:
similar accounts litter the medical literature and they go
back a long way," observes Patrick Wall, professor of
anatomy, University College London.
"To talk of
redundancy is a cop-out to get around something you don't
understand. How can we explain it? 2
There is a
tendency in the medical community and elsewhere to
marginalize anomalous observed phenomenon, to shove such
troubling stuff into a closet where it can be safely
We live in a
definition based reality, with a peer review ensuring that
definitions are maintained. 4
If the facts in a
discussion are against you, ignore them or change them. 5
And here are the two
We use such a small
percentage of our brains anyway - perhaps as little as 10%.
…there is such a high level of redundancy of function in the
normal brain that what little remains is able to learn to
deputize for the missing material. 6
Here is a further thought
by a neurologist:
reminds us of the mystery of memory.
At first it was
thought that memory would have some physical substrate in the
brain, like the memory chips in a PC. But extensive
investigation of the brain has turned up the surprising fact
that memory is not located in any one area or in a specific
As one eminent
neurologist put it,
everywhere in the brain and nowhere'.
But if the brain is
not a mechanism for classifying and storing experiences and
analyzing them to enable us to live our lives then,
What on earth is
the brain for?
And where is the
seat of human intelligence? Where is the mind?"
"One of the few biologists to propose a radically novel approach
to these questions is Dr.
In his book
A New Science of Life
Sheldrake rejected the idea that the brain is a warehouse for
memories and suggested it is more like a radio receiver for
tuning into the past.
Memory is not a
recording process in which a medium is altered to store records,
but a journey that the mind makes into the past via the process
of morphic resonance.
Such a 'radio'
receiver would require far fewer and less complex structures
than a warehouse capable of storing and retrieving a lifetime of
My position is close to
that of Sheldrake.
As a way of finding a
solution to the metaphysical riddle of 'do we have souls', I
postulate that the body and the brain are actually antennas that
pick up limited wavelengths of information (see 'Antenna
Theory of Consciousness').
My concept also takes
into account the 'spine
brain', with its associational
I consider this the seat
of the 'Monkey Mind' - the Body Mind we use for everyday
worldly functioning. (Note that in the CAT scans the cerebellum area
of the brain remains intact).
The skull brain I
consider a link to the cosmic whole, what in some literature is
referred to as the 'Higher Self'.
My Antenna Theory of human consciousness has much to
recommend as an explanation of the 'brainless' phenomena.
I suggest that the people
involved are missing only one aspect of their consciousness - their
connection to the stela cosmos - but retain the use of their
spine brain and cerebellum to continue to lead their daily lives.
To check if my hypothesis has value, it would be interesting to see
if the severely affected have a spiritual awareness and creative
The fact that this
research apparently hasn't been done may be simply because, as
"There is a tendency
in the medical community and elsewhere to marginalize anomalous
observed phenomenon, to shove such troubling stuff into a closet
where it can be safely ignored."
Rudolf Steiner - The man and His Vision, Aquarian Press,
communication with a Jesuit priest
describing how to win an argument