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  • carynlouise24
    Jul 14, 2008
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      Paracelsus `For we will only talk about things above the senses;
      which in fact are contrary to the senses'

      Anosmia; this is interesting Bradford (a-nos-mia) after my morning of
      contemplation on this I have thought the following. Of course it is
      far more complex and is deserving of further study.

      Dr. Steiner did say we will loose organs in order to develop new
      organs; but to smell the scent of a jasmine or the earthly scent
      which comes up from wet soil is precious and every now and then I get
      a sniff of this!

      The question is : is man loosing his senses (taste, smell etc) or is
      the Earth loosing her senses .. or are her senses being covered, so
      to speak, with concrete - maybe for example?

      In these lectures from Dr. Steiner we read;

      The Riddle of Humanity Lecture eight 0170

      `And then there is yet another super-sensible region. It is beyond
      the limits of the human senses and perceptible only through the
      faculty of Inspiration. This is the world of Inspiration. The
      processes of breathing, warming and nourishing are a reflection of
      this world, just as Saturn, Jupiter and mars are reflections of their
      spiritual counterparts from beyond the limits of the zodiac. Moreover
      there is a profound relationship between what is out there in the
      cosmos and what, as lower nature, is present in man. These spiritual
      counterparts of the life processes actually exist. ...And this is how
      we should mark out the boundaries of the human senses and life
      processes.

      Now we approach that which is higher than life, those true regions of
      the soul which are the home of human astrality and human egoity, of
      the I. We leave behind the world of the senses and the realms of
      space and time and really enter the spiritual world.

      Now on earth, because there is a certain connection between the
      twelve sense-zones and our I, it is possible for our I to live in the
      consciousness sustained by these sense-zones. Beneath this
      consciousness there is another, an astral consciousness which, in the
      present stage of human development, is intimately related to the
      human vital processes, to the sphere of life. The I is intimately
      related to the sphere of the senses; astral consciousness is
      intimately related to the sphere of life.

      Just as our knowledge of the zodiac comes through — or from within —
      our I, so knowledge of our life processes comes from astral
      consciousness. It is a form of awareness that is still subconscious
      in people of today: it is not apparent in normal circumstances, it
      still lies on the other side of the threshold. In physical existence
      such a knowing consists of an inner awareness of the life processes'.

      -Goethe in his `Theory of Colours' set forth all that relates colour
      to feeling, and leads finally even to impulses of will. But how is it
      that people overlook the fact that in the sense of sight we have
      chiefly to do with feeling? (The Study of Man lecture V111 GA 0293)

      In my spiritual investigations i.e. obtaining consciousness in the
      spiritual worlds; it is interesting to note I do not sense smell, or
      warmth but I do have feeling and see colour. We also understanding
      in `Life beyond Death' feeling becomes willing in the spiritual
      worlds.

      Is it possible Goethe is saying; in attainment our twelve senses
      becomes rays of light with the vehicle of feeling imbued willing?
      And is it possible to contemplate that this might be a future state
      in our evolution?

      I post my study on the `Twelve Outlooks' combined with the Rays of
      Light and the twelve senses (posted in PoF
      http://www.philosophyoffreedom.com/node/1855)

      1. Materialist : Cancer
      Materialist – a believer in materialism. The belief that all action,
      thought and feeling is made up of material things and not ideas. A
      person who leaves out or forgets the spiritual side of things.

      `The Light within the Form'

      Water: mass consciousness

      Sense one: Ego Sense (to be distinguished from ego consciousness)

      2. Spiritist : Capricorn
      Spiritualist – The belief that spirit alone is real. The belief that
      the spirits of the dead can communicate with the living. A person
      who sees or interprets things from a spiritual point of view.

      `The Light of Initiation'

      Earth: The Mountaintop

      Sense two: Sense of Thought

      3. Realist : Libra
      Realist – A person interested in what is real and practical rather
      than what is imaginary or theoretical.

      `The Light that Moves to Rest'

      Air: Intellectual reasoning

      Sense three: Word Sense

      4. Idealist : Aries
      Idealist – A person who has high ideals and acts according to them.
      A person who neglects practical matters in following ideals.
      Visionary. Adherent of idealism in art, literature or philosophy.

      `The Light of Life Itself'

      Fire: Inspirational and artistic

      Sense four: Sense of Hearing

      5. Mathematist : Gemini
      Mathetic – Of or having to do with learning. To formulate something
      into mathematical terms.

      `The Light of Interplay'

      Air: Mentally Stimulating

      Sense five: Sense of Warmth

      6. Rationalist : Taurus
      Rationalist – A person who accepts as the supreme authority in
      matters of opinion, belief or conduct. The philosophical theory that
      reason is in itself a source of knowledge, independent of the
      senses. Explanation of the supernatural by reason.

      `The Penetrating Light of the Path'

      Earth: Practical and Dependable

      Sense six: Sense of Sight

      7. Psychism : Pisces
      Psychism – Outside the known laws of physics; supernatural second
      sight, telepathy.

      `The Light of the World'

      Water: Receptive

      Sense seven: Sense of taste

      8. Pnumatist : Aquarius
      Pneum – Spirit or soul, breath, air, wind.

      `The Light that Shines on Earth, across the Sea'

      Air: Aspirational

      Sense eight : Sense of Smell

      9. Monadist : Sagittarius
      Monad – Single cell, atom. Philosophical theory that the universe is
      composed of and controlled by minute, simple entities.

      `A Beam of Directed Focused Light'

      Fire: Energetic and Excitable

      Sense nine: Sense of Balance

      10. Dynamist : Scorpio
      Dynamist – Philosophical systems which seek to explain the phenomena
      of nature by the action of some force.

      `The Light of Day'

      Water: Romantic and Sympathetic

      Sense ten: Sense of Movement

      11. Phenomenalist : Virgo
      Phenomenalist – Theory that knowledge is attainable only through
      careful observation of phenomena. Doctrine that knowledge consists
      solely in the accumulation and manipulation of observed data.
      Philosophy that phenomena are realities and therefore the only
      possible objects of knowledge. Something that the sense or the mind
      takes note of, an immediate object of perception, as distinguished
      from a thing-in-itself.

      `The Blended Dual Light'

      Water: Perception

      Sense eleven: Sense of Life

      12. Sensationalist : Leo
      Sensationalist - The philosophy theory or doctrine that all ideas
      are derived solely through sensation. Aimed at arousing strong or
      excited feeling.

      `The Light of the Soul'

      Fire: Fiery and Warm

      Sense twelve : Sense of Touch.

      *

      -I do believe the Hierarchies Love Love; they love art and poetry and
      I do believe they love to laugh! Thus may we say the lofty
      hierarchies `sense' through feeling imbued colour, light and love …
      and music which stirs the soul …

      This is an interesting lecture, it has to do with a specific birth
      chart of a child but in here it is interesting to note Mars's
      position. And when we were writing about media and the airwaves – it
      come to me that possible Mars's airwaves are blocking Venus's love.

      Curative Education Eleventh lecture
      `Mars, who is the bearer of iron, makes himself independent of the
      principle of propagation — independent, that is, of the Moon. He
      brings away from its true mission that which comes to man through the
      Venus principle and is connected with love. Mars tears this out of
      its true path of action, does not allow it to be in connection with
      generation, nor afterwards with growth; with the result that that
      which rightly stands in connection with the growth forces and should
      live in the lower part of the body, presses up into the head
      organisation'.


      -Inner and outer meditation! To smell the jasmine inside, within
      oneself, and to know this is the path which stimulates us inwardly
      towards Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition. For this is the path
      that leads us towards enlightment and as the inner becomes feeling
      imbued willed so are our etheric forces which are given back to the
      world, indeed the whole cosmos, becomes lightened with this his love.

      And it is no wonder we are loosing our sense of smell and taste
      because the inner smell and taste is burning like a flame and the
      outside pales in comparison …

      Aye Bradford if life was easy I suppose we would be made out of stone,




      --- In anthroposophy@yahoogroups.com, "holderlin66" <holderlin66@...>
      wrote:
      >
      >
      > "It is a curious story I have introduced here. But perhaps you can
      see
      > how all this is related specifically to that part of the human soul
      that
      > is capable of judging good and evil. This is present in every human
      > being to a greater or lesser extent. In anthroposophy this is
      called the
      > consciousness soul.
      >
      > ....We will see that these four senses (smell, taste, vision, and
      the
      > temperature sense) make specific kinds of judgment through the
      soul. The
      > sense of smell judges good and evil in the quality of odour. We
      call the
      > region of the soul through which this is done, this capability of
      the
      > human being, the consciousness soul. If you study anthroposophy
      further
      > you will see that we can distinguish certain periods in the
      development
      > of humanity. At present we live in the ppeiod of the consciousness
      soul.
      > In this period everyone has the task of judging whether something is
      > good or evil at the moment it is experienced; not whether it is
      correct
      > or incorrect, but whether it is morally justified or not.
      >
      > "This has to do with the whole question of nuclear power plants or
      of
      > pollution. We can not simply continue to examine with our large
      brain
      > only whether it works well or not. When we pay attention it will
      become
      > apparent that everything has a moral value. Then we can ask
      ourselves
      > whether we are dealing with these things in a moral way or not.
      This is
      > characteristic of the consciousness soul. Man has to develop a new
      > instinct, acquired through his own efforts - a new organ of smell:
      the
      > two-petaled lotus. This is what the future depends on. With this,
      the
      > battle of our time between the moral and the immoral will be fought.
      >
      > "OUR TWELVE SENSES Wellspring of the soul by Albert Soesman"
      >
      > Smells are surer than sights and sounds to make your heart-strings
      > crack.—Rudyard Kipling
      >
      > http://www.slate.com/id/2195018 <http://www.slate.com/id/2195018>
      >
      > "There was nothing remarkable about the cold I caught. But a few
      weeks
      > after I was otherwise back to feeling normal, my sense of smell and
      > taste hadn't returned. I went to my doctor, and he said I had a
      sinus
      > infection, prescribed antibiotics, and told me not to worry. That
      was
      > three years ago.
      >
      > Since then, I've been to internists, allergists, and
      otolaryngologists
      > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otolaryngology> , none of whom have
      been
      > able to help me. They provided only a diagnosis—anosmia—the
      > medical term for "you can't smell anything." The specialists
      thought my
      > anosmia probably originated with a virus but had become chronic due
      to
      > the severe allergies I developed after moving to Northern
      California. I
      > began searching the Internet like a cyber bloodhound (at least I
      could
      > sniff virtually) for the trail that would lead to my missing sense
      of
      > smell. I tried nasal washes, nose sprays, herbal remedies, steroids,
      > acupuncture, antihistamines, dietary modification, meditation, and
      > visualization. A few worked for very brief periods, but nothing
      lasted.
      >
      > In The Scent of Desire
      > <http://www.amazon.com/Scent-Desire-Discovering-Enigmatic-
      Sense/dp/00608\
      > 25375> , an insightful book about the sense of smell, Dr. Rachel
      Herz
      > points out that most people don't much value theirs. She cites a
      study
      > that shows people ranking the loss of various physical attributes
      and
      > putting smell at the bottom. They considered it equivalent to
      losing a
      > big toe.
      >
      > But in reality, Herz writes: "For those with this devastating
      condition
      > called anosmia, everything changes. Our sense of smell is essential
      to
      > our humanity: emotionally, physically, sexually, and socially." All
      you
      > normosmics (that's the actual term for those with a normal sense of
      > smell) might think that's over the top. But Herz is right. I lost
      normal
      > function on the left side of my body from a stroke when I was 30,
      and
      > although I've had a strong recovery, I still have limited fine-motor
      > control in my left hand, I walk with a limp, and I can't feel much
      on my
      > affected side. Yet without hesitation I can say that losing my
      sense of
      > smell has been more traumatic than adapting to the disabling
      effects of
      > the stroke. As the scentless and flavorless days passed, I felt
      trapped
      > inside my own head, a kind of bodily claustrophobia, disassociated.
      It
      > was as though I were watching a movie of my own life. When we see
      actors
      > in a love scene, we accept that we can't smell the sweat; when they
      take
      > a sip of wine, we don't expect to taste the grapes. That's how I
      felt,
      > like an observer watching the character of me.
      >
      > It's clinically documented that acquired anosmia often leads to
      anxiety
      > and depression. Just take a look at any online anosmia support
      group,
      > and you'll see thread after thread discussing how to fight sadness,
      > frustration, and loss of sex drive. In extreme cases these
      distressing
      > emotions can become overwhelming. The Scent of Desire begins with
      the
      > story of Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, who hanged
      himself
      > in 1997. Herz makes the case that Hutchence's anosmia, which he
      > developed from a blow to the head, contributed to the severe
      depression
      > that ultimately led to his suicide.
      >
      > According to the NIH
      > <http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/smelltaste/smell.asp> , more than
      > 200,000 people visit a physician each year for help with smell
      disorders
      > or related problems. Although there are no hard numbers, doctors in
      the
      > field conservatively estimate that 2 million Americans suffer from
      smell
      > loss. The lack of treatments or cures, despite the prevalence,
      reflects
      > anosmia's many causes: viruses, head trauma, disease, aging, or
      > psychological issues. Also, the sense of smell has only recently
      become
      > the subject of serious scientific inquiry. Research began to take
      off
      > after Linda Buck and Richard Axel received a Nobel Prize in 2004
      >
      <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2004/press.html
      >
      > for the discovery of the gene sequence for olfactory receptors. But
      > consistently effective treatments for smell disorders remain
      elusive.
      >
      > Taste and smell are intimately linked, so when I lost my sense of
      smell,
      > I also lost my appetite. While the taste buds detect sweet, salty,
      sour,
      > bitter, and umami <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umami> , it's the
      > olfactory cells
      > <http://www.wisegeek.com/how-does-the-sense-of-taste-work.htm> in
      the
      > nose that allow us to appreciate the delicious complexities of
      flavor.
      > My taste buds are in perfect working order, but without smell, each
      meal
      > is a variation of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, or vaguely savory
      > cardboard. During the first year of adapting to anosmia, I lost
      eight
      > pounds because I had to force myself to eat. As I passed by my
      favorite
      > fruits, vegetables, cheeses, or treats in the grocery store, I'd
      feel my
      > usual surge of desire replaced by a jolt of frustration. I rejected
      food
      > to punish it for letting me down. I heard plenty of jokes about how
      > lucky I was not to enjoy eating from people struggling with their
      > weight. Turns out, they were on to something. The company Compellis
      > Pharmaceutical is developing a nasal spray for weight loss
      > <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16287766/> that blocks the sense of
      smell
      > and taste. To me, the thought of someone deliberately giving
      themselves
      > anosmia, even temporarily, seems sad and crazy.
      >
      > What saved food for me, eventually, was texture, or "mouth feel."
      Ben
      > Cohen of Ben & Jerry's, who has said he is anosmic
      > <http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?
      res=9E01E1DD1039F93BA25751C1\
      > A962958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all> , pushed his partner Jerry
      > Greenfield to add bigger and bigger chunks to their ice cream. And
      > voila—a distinctive brand was born. Apples, which I never liked
      > before, have become a treat while saucy foods like daal or coconut
      > curry, which I used to love, feel mushy and repellent. I've come to
      > appreciate sour foods like lemon or tamarind because they don't
      rely on
      > subtlety to make themselves known in my mouth. Japanese food is the
      > perfect anosmia cuisine since it's so much designed around balance
      of
      > tastes and variations of texture.
      >
      > What's the upside of my nonfunctional nose? The smell-impaired are
      often
      > called on to do those things their friends or loved ones dread, like
      > changing cat litter, picking up dog poop, cleaning vomit-stained
      carpets
      > after drunken parties. Useful, true, but not being able to smell
      > yourself makes personal hygiene incredibly stressful. I've never
      read an
      > account from an anosmic that doesn't cover this embarrassing topic.
      Even
      > after the usual grooming ritual—shower, deodorant, teeth
      > brushing—I still have a nagging fear that I've missed something.
      > What if I reek but don't know it? What if I have something gross on
      the
      > bottom of my shoe, and everywhere I go I leave behind a foul trail?
      I'm
      > not only dogged by the fear of stinking; I've also found that life
      is
      > more dangerous. I've burned food and melted pots so many times I
      should
      > be declared a walking fire hazard. Like most anosmics, I view any
      gas
      > appliance as an archnemesis. I've become compulsive about making
      sure my
      > gas stove is really on when I turn the dial.
      >
      > After three years of living with anosmia, I got a full reprieve for
      one
      > aromatic week when I went back East in the middle of winter.
      Whether it
      > was staying in a place that was completely devoid of plant life, or
      > being at sea level (my sinuses have been appreciably worse since I
      moved
      > to a higher elevation), or who knows what else, my smell and taste
      > returned. I went home to California feeling reborn. I cried when I
      > entered my house and smelled its familiar, welcoming atmosphere for
      the
      > first time in years. Everywhere I went, I was greeted by glorious
      > scents, from the musty smell of our car to the freshness of clean
      > laundry. I reveled in the fragrance of soap, the inside of the spice
      > cupboard, the coffee—ahhh, the coffee—my clothes, the sheets, my
      > husband, and even my dog. The trip we took to the dump was
      wonderful.
      > Imagine being eager to take in the reek of rotting garbage!
      >
      > I was stunned by how much more engaged I felt in my own life. I
      noticed
      > that being able to smell made me feel focused again. I was fully in
      my
      > body, lighthearted with a clear, keen mind.
      >
      > Then it began to slip away. I tried not to panic. But one day, in
      the
      > middle of a cup of coffee, smell vanished. I tried to convince
      myself it
      > was no big deal. At least I'd had a vacation from anosmia for a
      week.
      > But I quickly plunged into a despair that sapped all my energy. I
      wanted
      > to smash my useless nose against the wall.
      >
      > I'm still searching for a cure. I recently read about sinuplasty, a
      > relatively new procedure that opens blocked sinuses with a thin
      balloon
      > similar to the one that's used for angioplasty. I've made an
      appointment
      > with a specialist to see if I'd be a candidate for the operation.
      And
      > despite my town's horrible housing market, we've made the decision
      to
      > move because of my allergies. When the realtor came by to see the
      > property, the first thing she said was, "Wow, your roses smell so
      good!
      > And that jasmine. …" When I explained my situation, she looked at me
      > with a mix of pity and incredulity. "You really can't smell them?
      But
      > they're so fragrant!" I knew then that moving was the right thing.
      > Although the financial ramifications will be terrible, it's worth
      it if
      > I can regain my priceless sense of smell. "
      >
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