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12 Cerebral Centers/Thrones - 1

12 Cerebral Centers/Thrones - 1

LATERAL VIEW OF LEFT CEREBRAL HEMISPHERE SHOWING 47 BRODMANN CENTERS.

Jesus proclaimed: "Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first." (Matthew 19:28-30; Kings James)

In his text "The Twelve Powers of Man," Charles Fillmore equates the twelve thrones with the 12 powers. This is a valid interpretation and teaching.

Another, more detailed interpretation is that the twelve thrones refer to twelve major centers in the cerebrum. The entire cerebrum is the throne for the whole body, from which we govern all of our other organs and systems (the twelve tribes of Israel). Only from the level of the cerebrum, which is the body's principal organ of perception, and where we commune with our I Am Self, are we able to wisely judge all of our thoughts, feelings, memories and physical systems, which are programmed in and through our cerebrum's centers and circuits. In each of our 12 cerebral centers or thrones, by having faith in God and His-Her divine laws and by faithfully following the Christ within us, we inherit eternal life (we are, after all, an eternal child of God). We receive a hundredfold more than we did by having faith in, and limiting ourselves to, mankind's mortal customs and activities (houses, brethen, family, lands).

Contemporary neuroscientists do not believe in twelve major centers or thrones in our cerebrum wherein we program our 12 spiritual powers. However, they have begun to investigate, outline and determine the roles and functions of many cerebral centers or regions. One way they have done this is to look at the cytoarchitecture of the cerebral cortex.

This thin, outer layer of the cerebrum consists of six layers of cells. However, in each different center or region, there are different amounts, kinds and percentages of the various cells. The most famous cytoarchitectural map of this kind was developed by Brodmann, who noted 47 such separate regions.

As a general rule for the body as a whole, structure determines function. In the cerebrum, each center that has a unique combination of cells has a unique function, many of which have been determined. Thus, Brodman areas 17, 18 & 19 are devoted to vision, whereas the various forms of touch are perceived in areas 1, 2 & 3. However, many numbered regions have functions that are still unknown or only partially explained, or viewed only from a physical perspective that precludes any awareness of spiritual powers.

One possible location of the faith throne is in Brodmann's areas 5 & 7. (See the location on this lateral view and also on the medial view, which is the next photo titled 12 Cerebral Centers/Thrones - 2.) Areas 5 & 7 are located between the areas of touch and vision. Areas 5 & 7 are known to integrate the information from touch and vision to help a person determine where he and other objects are located in space.

However, areas 5 & 7 (superior parietal lobule) also appear to be used to locate where we are in relation to God. We do not function in just a physical body, but we also have astral, emotional and mental bodies, as well as a fourth dimensional light body. Consciously, we perceive our physical body to be a solid, separate entity that is not connected with the energies and objects outside our body. Superconsciously, however, by faith we perceive that we are one with God. Wherever we are, God is. We perceive this via our faith faculty that possibly works in and through areas 5 & 7.

As beginning proof of this hypothesis, in the Andrew Newberg, MD study quoted in his book "Why God Won't Go Away", experienced meditators focused on oneness and unity with God until they reached a stage when they perceived and felt such oneness and universal, cosmic, Godly consciousness. At this point, their brains were scanned. These SPECT scans showed definitive changes in part of their superior parietal lobule in what Newburg calls the orientation association area. In other words, they now were oriented to God and not just to the physical, third dimensional realm. How? By their faith.

Of course, this is but one study that can be interpreted in numerous ways. Moreover, it is not accepted in the medical research community as being definitive. So, we have to be cautious in the conclusions that we draw at this time, given the limited amount of information that we have.

Neuroscientists are just starting to delineate the functions of multiple centers in the brain. It may take another 100-1,000 years to research fully all of the 12 major centers and other minor centers in the cerebrum.

For more discussion, please go to the next photo, which is 12 Cerebral Centers/Thrones - 2.

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