ANATOMY OF EMOTIONS
Ancient Africans knew the human brain consisted of a number of little brains, as evidenced by their hieroglyphic constructions of human-headed animals and animal-headed humans–each representing metaphorical deities. An example is the pig-deity, Set, symbolizing the self-destructive nature of a human’s unbridled strong sensual drive. Another is Tehuti, god of Spiritual Wisdom that rose above animalistic features, as presented on the cover of my book: “Teaching Black Youth.” Ancient Africans symbolized all negative Emotions as worms eating away at ones vital force (the Ether). Emotions and sensual pleasures were allowed expression only when in harmony with the Spiritual Elements. Ancient African Sages, being aware of the Law of Opposites operating in the brain, spoke of the complementary functions of the Right Brain relating one and all environmental things to each other, and to the whole. The Left Brain separated all in the Cosmic Organism + the sounds from each other. Understanding that Emotional Energy powers Material World physical energy instincts in animals and humans helps in untangling the Feelings/Emotions confusion. For Ancient Africans, “Animal” denoted the Endosomatic (electric currents a living organism produces as a continuously flowing source of stimulation). This electromagnetic principle in Nature also supplies Plants and Humans with animating power to move the physical body—the principle serving psychic movements of inclinations towards what is “For me” and away from what is “Against me”—the principle acting as mediator of ones sense perceptions, Emotions, desires, sensations (Pleasure/Pain), and physiological functions. By contrast, Spiritual Energy is the moving instinct power of Feelings which expresses the will of God for ones Spiritual enhancement, maintenance, protection, and defense.
Because the Western world does not recognize Spiritual instincts, they consider the brain to be “triune”—i.e. consisting of three main parts: the Rational (neocortex—the seat of intellect which “check and balance” the Animal Brains), the Emotional (Limbic, Old Mammalian, Mid-Brain), and the Reptilian (Ancient, Brain Stem, R-Complex) which deals with the automatic functions of the body (e.g. heart beat and breathing). The Ancient Brain is the oldest, the most primitive–exerting the strongest influence on animal or human behavior, and the most difficult to manage. Its globus pallidus is the source of gestures intimately associated with a human’s experience and conveys certain emotional states (e.g. anger, sexual interest and arousal, depression, communication). The actual response is elaborated through the Limbic System (Amen, Metu Neter II:84). However, my research indicates the human brain is Quintaune (5 brains in one)—i.e. Cerebral Cortex (Rational), Limbic, and the Ancient Brain’s Instinct, Omnibus, and Brute (the realm of the metaphorical god Set) subdivisions. A significant deviation from the Instinct Brain is present in the Omnibus Brain because it starts like Instincts, but with the addition of Thought, and can extend toward Brute Brain aspects (implying it can embrace Supernatural features). Thought and Supernatural (imaginary) traits both involve not only what is inside oneself (and as one wants it to be) but also what comes in from the External World. Both are about a human’s attempts to use them for survival, self-protection, and self-preservation—whether of a realistic, distorted, or fantasy (calculated for personal greed) nature. It is the External World and/or Supernatural aspects which designates a “Secondary Nature” in the Omnibus Brain.
The Brute Brain’s fantasy focus is to put its owner at an unfair advantage while also putting others at an unfair disadvantage. This is orchestrated by Thought and Supernatural creations spurred by what goes on in the External World—and that makes them of a Tertiary anti-Spiritual Elements nature. Using Brute Brain standards, filters, and guides is what causes good people’s thinking to be “Inside-Out.” Yet, despite these Uniqueness features, all three Ancient Brains share the animalistic Sameness of: (I) Total Selfishness; (II) lack of concern for others; (III) Obsessions/Compulsions; (IV) total focus on the ‘here and now’; (V) No desire to learn; (VI) No striving for improvement; (VII) Devoid of Morals; (VIII) Constant state of Alertness; (IX) Resistant to Change; (X) excess Chemical and Psychophysical Effects; and (XI) Survival, Self-Protection, and Self-Preservation–whether real and natural, a distortion of reality, or fantasy of the intentional or unintentional type. jabaileymd.com