“Ultimately the problems that neurobiologists will be concerned with are the very ones that have preoccupied the philosophers throughout the ages — problems of knowledge, experience, consciousness and the mind — all of them a consequence of the activities of the brain and ultimately only understandable when the brain itself is properly understood.”*
— Semir Zeki
Professor of Neurobiology at University College London
* Semir Zeki, A Vision of the Brain (Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1993).
“The idea that the brain can change its own structure and function through thought and activity is, I believe, the most important alteration in our view of the brain since we first sketched out its basic anatomy and the workings of its basic component, the neuron.”**
— Norman Doidge, MD
Psychiatrist, Researcher, and Author,
Research Faculty at the University of Toronto
and Columbia University
** Norman Doidge, The Brain That Changes Itself (New York: Penguin Books, 2007).
A free thought is the most singular ability that makes us human, alive, and unique beings in nature. In order to fully appreciate thought and free will, our most precious of gifts, it is clear that we must focus our attention on the brain. Today’s scientific inquiries are leading the way to greater understanding of “what” the brain is and does. New technologies are providing researchers a fresh insight into its innermost workings and the vast, unexplored potentials that await us within. It is now possible to objectively test the reigning dogmas about the brain, consciousness, and mind, prove or disprove their concepts, and progress onward into novel frontiers.
Beyond the scientific explanation of “what” the brain is lies the challenge of understanding and learning “how” to utilize it in practice to intentionally create new thoughts. Learning about new scientific discovery is great, but what does it mean to me personally? How can I utilize this knowledge to create a dynamic, creative, free thought and design the architecture of my personal mind? Is it even possible to design your own universe, your own mind, and your reality? According to the ancient wisdom of the ages, the Mystery Schools, the alchemy of the Great Work — and Ramtha’s teachings — this is a precious art that draws from the basic human quality of conscious thought and our inherent free will. It is an art which we must grow and develop and masterfully exercise to tap into its vast potential.
A free thought is the most singular ability that makes us human, alive, and unique beings in nature.
Historically, mind, thought, consciousness, and free will have been the jealously guarded playground of poets, philosophers, psychologists, and religious mystics. But now, thanks to the recent discoveries in neuroscience, the meeting place for exploring these arcane mysteries has shifted to an open, objective forum.
Our current advancement and breakthroughs in neuroscience enable us to dispense with much of the symbolic allegory that was used to describe the mind, reason, free will as well as the human soul and Spirit. Those often vague and confounding allegories, assumptions, and descriptions — which even into our present times have led to so much confusion, ignorance, and superstition, even fear — are no longer necessary and may now be relegated to the past. They must now allow scientific discovery to lead the conversation in order to decode the perennial, ever-present knowledge of ancient wisdom that always knew and enacted the vast potential of our brains and minds. In the present era, the scientist and the mystic, the physician and the philosopher can now gather on common ground to communicate and explore the great questions before us in a shared idiom. It appears we were speaking about the same things, just in different words and from different angles.
The new vistas that have opened up before our eyes, thanks to science, are revealing to us that the human and the divine are not isolated into mutually exclusive realms as traditionally imposed. The human and the divine are finally finding a point of convergence through the human brain. And so it follows that the mystic and the shaman, the philosopher and teacher — as well as the physician and the scientist — must be able to incorporate scientific discovery in their descriptions of the splendor and mysteries of the brain as well as the arts necessary for engaging and utilizing this divine architect.
As Ramtha points out in this present book, it is necessary to explain the ancient concepts of wisdom, shrouded in cultural traditions and beliefs, in clear terms that can communicate with current scientific models. This is important to prevent superstition and blindness of faith from flourishing again, which has stumped the evolution of knowledge, scientific exploration, and new understanding. There are clear and undeniable examples of this historically all over the world, in every culture. We can recognize the devastating impact of the blindness of faith and superstition, for example, if we look at the brutal Christian Crusades, which gave way and spawned the horrific “far-from-holy” Inquisition that followed and continued on for centuries. We are privileged to live in these future times where the basic rights of every human being — the right to life, equality, freedom of thought, and free will — are the progressive flag of the new crusades and revolutions of our times.
Beyond the scientific explanation of “what” the brain is lies the challenge of understanding and learning “how” to utilize it in practice to intentionally create new thoughts.
Keeping these ideas and objectives in mind, in this second book of Ramtha’s wisdom, by Hun Nal Ye Publishing, we present to you a collection of some of the most poignant and riveting Ramtha teachings on the brain and the art of how to activate it and realize its grandest potential.
As a true Master Teacher of things past, present, and the future, Ramtha dispels the ambiguity and complexity of many esoteric concepts relating to the brain, consciousness, and mind and reveals their meaning simply, in a way that anyone can easily understand, apply, and explore in their own daily lives.
“The brain clearly is the most necessary element to a God because without it there is no dream. Without the brain holding the dream, taking a bit of consciousness and then constructing it, we do not evolve.”
“The more you contemplate a lofty thought — a philosophical, lofty thought, no matter how mundane or outrageous it may be — your brain is constructing a model, an idea, and sets it right in the frontal lobe. Whatever makes it to this precious place becomes law.”
“We are going to describe the process of consciousness here that is necessary before we move onto a dimensional mind. Participate and you will know more than any average person on the face of the Earth on how the brain works, how you work, how memory is stored, and the mystery of consciousness.”
This book is divided into three parts. The first one, entitled “How the Brain Creates Reality,” sets the stage and describes the various parts of the brain and nervous system involved in creating reality. Ramtha shows how this is actually happening all the time and describes in detail what it takes for us to develop the art of willful thought and observation and become consciously aware of our brain’s creative power in action.
Ramtha dispels the ambiguity and complexity of many esoteric concepts relating to the brain, consciousness, and mind and reveals their meaning simply, in a way that anyone can easily understand, apply, and explore in their own daily lives.
Ramtha reveals the knowledge of the brain safeguarded by the ancient Egyptians by deciphering key elements and symbols from that culture — Isis, the eye of Horus, the abode of the Gods, and Heaven, to mention a few. Ramtha’s teachings in this book at once help us appreciate the depth of the ancient Egyptians’ knowledge and understanding of the brain even greater as well as understand the significance of modern descriptions of brain mechanisms and functions by neuroscience today.
The second and central part of this book is entitled “Opening the Door to the Deep Subconscious.” This part is key, as it explains many ancient mysteries about the power of the divine residing within each human being, regardless of gender, creed, or race. Ramtha explains that the hidden door to divine intelligence and the power of creation, which is the prerogative of God and the divine in many religions, is an actual part and natural function of the human brain. Ramtha delves deeply into this truth and expands on what we must do to open this hidden door within. He explains, “The true value of the subconscious mind is that it has the ability of picking up universal mind.”
Ramtha often frames a teaching with a toast or prayer to the God within. It is precisely this greater resource of knowingness and mind, accessible within us through our brains, that he is addressing with these invocations rather than the traditional view of God above, outside, or beyond us from monotheistic religions. He invites the student and reader to participate in these toasts and make them their own as a form of personal initiation into the knowledge. It is true that we only discover the full impact and value of these teachings when we utilize the knowledge and personally explore and apply it in our lives. Fruitful study and learning are accomplished through initiation and knowledge, through the contemplation of new concepts as well as testing them through experience and application firsthand. This is in fact the cornerstone and methodology of the Great Work and the Schools of Ancient Wisdom.
We can now understand also, thanks to Ramtha’s teachings gathered here, what some of Christ’s most important statements truly meant. The true message of Christ was clearly preserved when he said, “The Father and I are One … It is not I who perform these great works but the Father who lives within me.” He said that his Father was also ours when he taught his disciples to pray the “Our Father, who art in heaven …” at the Sermon on the Mount, and when he insisted that “the Kingdom of Heaven is not here or there … but within you.” They speak of a truth, hidden within us all, of a vast and extraordinary potential accessible to everyone through our brain.
Ramtha explains that the hidden door to divine intelligence and the power of creation, which is the prerogative of God and the divine in many religions, is an actual part and natural function of the human brain.
Blind faith in a God outside, above and beyond the limited human is now redirected and transformed into knowledge, experience, and knowingness of the power and intelligence that has always resided within the human being. The true tabernacle of the divine, the holiest of holies within the human person, is accessible through the brain itself. Faith in God above becomes faith in the God within of the original message of Christ and trust in one’s ability to learn the rightful art to be able to drink from the waters of this inexhaustible spring.
It is not enough to believe God lives within us and worship this with religious fervor. The next step clearly and sorely missing from religion is learning how to actually put this into practice, utilizing it, and tapping into this magnificent resource in our personal lives. This art is in fact the study and training of the Great Work, of which these teachings are an integral and advanced part, a progression and continuation from the teachings presented in the first book we published, Ramtha, The Mind Gladiators of the Future, of the collection North Star Ram.
Ramtha masterfully evolves the concept of conquering one’s self and slaying the dragon in this second book that was first introduced in Mind Gladiators. The conquest of the initiate now becomes the raising to the head of the fabled kundalini energy coiled at the base of the spine — the dormant raw energy of the dragon — in order to open that hidden door of the subconscious mind and activate those latent regions of the brain designed for extraordinary potential and enlightenment.
Those holy men and women who found the key to this hidden door, and entered, were more often than not throughout history savagely persecuted, abused, and even killed for doing so. The judgment of the inquisitorial need to be right over others, control them, and make them agree with us, which prevents us from exploring new thoughts and experiences in life, is still going on within each individual in present times. It is not just an event or symptom of the past.
With the help of neuroscience and the breakthroughs in how the brain works, the old Renaissance ideas can now go an extra step and recognize that what in fact makes us human is what makes us truly divine.
The challenge before us individually remains the same and is the conquest of the ultimate dragon: our personal judgments, disbeliefs, doubt in one’s self, and the attitudes and habits of our human personality that keep us from growing and evolving to our greatest potentials. Ramtha explains how this controlling, limiting net — our neuronet that keeps us prisoners by our own hand — also resides neurologically in a specific part and function of the brain. Ramtha insists on the importance of gaining access to the subconscious mind to reprogram and evolve it:
“Your image is the controller of the magnificent. What causes wakefulness is when somehow we bruise the image to such a degree that the subconscious mind flows forward all that is presented to itself.”
Finally, the third part of the book, “On the Wings of a Lofty Thought,” is an inspiring invitation to strive for a greater mind that in turn produces a more magnificent life naturally. This is the knowledge legendary Masters and historical people of renown discovered and came to know in their life.
We live in an age of enlightenment when even science has confirmed the enormous potential locked within each human being. The arcane mysteries of the ancients are now becoming available to everyone in plain view and without veils. The original ideas that inspired the great humanists of the Renaissance of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries have resurrected again in our times. Great individuals of that time such as Erasmus, Luis de León, Juan de la Cruz, and the masterpieces of Raphael, da Vinci, and Michelangelo, to mention a few of the most celebrated today, recognized the perennial value, enchanting beauty, and ingenious intelligence of our humanity. With the help of neuroscience and the breakthroughs in how the brain works, the old Renaissance ideas can now go an extra step and recognize that what in fact makes us human is what makes us truly divine. We are the creators of our reality and destiny by virtue of that apparently silent and secret thought in our head — a free thought that is capable of capturing and creating a sublime and lofty life.
Jaime Leal Anaya, Editor
Pacific Northwest, spring 2013
Ramtha Book Publisher’s Web Site: Jaime Leal Anaya/Hun Nal Ye Publishing
Web page for Ramtha, The Brain — The Creator of Reality and a Lofty Life
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