Brain -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘the brain’.
Based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘the brain’.

Thinking without a brain?

Alcar, the spiritual leader of André (Jozef Rulof), tells that the human being can think without a brain:
I will now explain some other laws to you, André, unbelievable truths, which we, from within our life on this side, have been able to determine on earth.
Over here, we know that a human being can think without a brain.
Do you hear?
Man does not need his brains to think.”
“You really mean that?”
“Yes, André, I speak the truth, it is possible.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
This was established by earthly and spiritual academics:
During the First World War, many of us served on earth.
They helped the doctors from this side in their difficult task of caring for the wounded.
Among them was a scientist, who had already become very interested in the brain while he was on earth.
When he arrived on this side, he awakened and realized that his life would continue forever, as the spirit is a second body that lives inside the material body, and he understood the studies he had conducted on earth.
‘Good heavens’, he called out and sighed deeply, ‘if I only had been allowed to know this on earth.
I could have shown them that there is more to the earthly body than one imagines.’
So, what did he do next?
After he had accepted his eternal life, and had acquired spiritual consciousness, he hurried back to earth to help his colleagues in the flesh and assist them with the maimed and mutilated.
He merely focused his concentration on his earthly colleagues when they performed operations on the skull.
Now, what did those doctors and he experience?
On one occasion, when they lifted the crown of a soldier’s skull, they found he had no brains.
His cranial cavity merely contained a desiccated mass instead of brains.
From his birth onwards, this person had lived without this vital organ.
‘This is a miracle’, they cried out on earth.
My spiritual brother exerted his influence on them, and wanted to explain this phenomenon to them.
During his short earthly life, he had dedicated himself entirely to solving the question whether man needs a brain in order to think.
And here was the answer.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
But why did the scientific world still not think this through any further?
Do not suppose, André, that this is mere fiction.
On earth people are now that far that this is known in the field of science.
The academics therefore know about this, but cannot accept it yet.
They do not possess the courage to accept it, because it would refute all their theories.
It would force them to accept the spiritual continuity of life as an established fact and they would have to publicize this in scientific circles.
But they have not reached that stage yet.
There are still no doctors who will devote their whole personality to this cause.
Some scholars did get that far without the need of earthly knowledge, but these few cannot bridge the gap of unbelief.
Not until they reach this side will they all realize this truth.
However, by that time they will no longer be able to help their world; by then, their influence on earth will belong to the past.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
Science is still not ready to accept the soul as inner life:
Slowly but surely, science is making headway.
The conscious acceptance that a person’s inner life is soul too, and that the soul is spirit on this side, marks his awakening to life on the Beyond.
Man has to experience and accept our laws, he must become acquainted with life after death, and only then will he really come alive.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
The soldier is not an isolated case:
“How do things function under these circumstances, Alcar?”
“I will try to explain this enigma to you.
Listen. Several people exist on earth, who, without knowing this, possess no brain beneath the crown of their skull.
Their skull is empty and yet they can think and are very quick-witted.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945

Function of the brain

Normally, we send our feeling from the solar plexus via the nervous system to the brain, and the thoughts are fully materialized at the height of the brain:
Some time ago, I told you about our vital centre, also called the solar plexus.
Now this centre is directly linked up with the nervous system.
Whatever we earthly human beings think and feel is processed by the nervous system and these impressions are made to reach their destination, namely the brain.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
If there is no brain, the nerve centres take over this function:
However, when this organ is absent, a link will be established between the nerve centres and the person’s inner life.
The nervous system reacts with such infallibility that it merges with the inner life, which is followed by the materialization of these feelings.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
In this way, the human being can express his feelings:
Whatever the soul as a personality wants to convey is vocalized into Space via his or her speech organs.
If the personality chooses to be silent, it obviously severs that link and no more words are spoken.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
If a brain is present, it regulates the power of thought.
If there is no brain, this regulating can be taken over by the nervous system:
The brain, as has been determined on this side, registers the physical and spiritual pressure of the personality and adjusts the power of thought, which the spirit has built up.
In this case, the nervous system takes over.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
For speaking, only the vocal cords and the nervous system are necessary:
The brain itself would not be able to convey this power of feeling whenever it is expressed in words, because the speech organs and the nervous system have to perform this.
This shows us that the speech organs are vital, but that we can do without the brain.
The vibrating organs, which produce speech, are now forced to operate by the will power and the personality of the person in question.
The nervous system is therefore the most important organ in this process, as the nerves are directly attuned to the inner life.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
A disorder can occur both at the height of the nervous system and in the brain:
If the nervous system is in disorder, the brain no longer fulfils its normal function, even though it is fundamentally normal, but in that case the nerves refuse to function, due to some illness or disturbance.
A brain disorder will cause a different condition.
However, as long as the nervous system is attuned to the brain, it represents the all-embracing impact and regulates the spoken word.
The nerves register the exerted pressure, which is acquired through concentration, and this leads to the spoken word.
I am now talking about the physical disturbances that frequently occur.
Under normal circumstances, when the brain is instrumental in producing speech, these disturbances show up immediately.
This is different when the skull is empty, because then these disturbances can no longer be traced.
Of course, a person without a brain does present an abnormal phenomenon, but that abnormality does not interfere with actual speech, because spirit and nervous system take complete charge of that.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
The only organ necessary for being able to think is the nervous system:
However, the inner life dominates over all the physical systems, André, and it forms an unity with the central nervous system.”
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
The nervous system is marvellous and cosmically deep.
Jeus of Mother Crisje Part 3, 1952
But then the nervous system must already be able to attune to the absence of the brain from the birth:
The man with the empty skull has had to adapt to his nervous system from birth, and this gradually developed along with his physical growth.
This growth process has not shown any disturbances, and so we see that the spirit consciously dominates all physical systems.
Those systems therefore must be in harmony and they begin to vibrate through the inner life, the human will power.
Science has received these pieces of evidence, yet nothing has been achieved; otherwise, you would have heard more about it.
This wonder has been stowed away behind a wall of scientific secrecy. Actually, it has been buried alive.
Now, other learned men must first come forward to continue this study.
We already know that these men will some day be born and the scientist whom I was talking about just now will return to material life and will soon bestow those pieces of proof to all mankind.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
The human being can only think without a brain if the nervous system was able to adapt to the absence of a brain during the growth of the body in the mother’s womb.
If the brain function is suddenly lost, for instance due to an accident, the nervous system cannot take over this disorder immediately:
“But did you not say that we are able to think even if we had no brain?”
“That is possible, André, except when the brain has been forcibly removed.
What could this man do if his brain had been crushed?
I explained this to you before.
It is possible to think without using that organ, provided that the brain was absent prior to birth, so that all other vital organs can adapt from the start.
If this organic unity is forcibly disrupted, then physical disorders will emerge which the personality cannot restore, because these circumstances prohibit the life of feeling from adapting to those organs.
The direct link between the inner life and the nervous system will not be established and these will therefore remain disconnected.”
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
The feeling runs from the solar plexus via the nervous system to the brain.
The brain absorbs the feeling, and gives feedback to the solar plexus.
It also lets through the right power to the vocal cords, as a result of which we can speak and sing.
Master Zelanus said it on Tuesday evening: brains, ladies and gentlemen, mean nothing, because the brains take care of the life of feeling - and it is true, I was able to see all of that by means of those disembodiments - the brains takes care of the life of feeling and send it on, or we would burst as feeling ...
When we begin to think, that is so awe-inspiringly strong.
If you touch a certain thing with your thoughts, sir, then this whole building will collapse.
Only as a result of thinking.
If the vibration of a sound, engineer, isn’t it true, touches the fundamental, a castle collapses.
By means of a sound like that. And what is the thinking then, the thinking of the human being?
But they do not know it, they say: ‘That comes by means of the brains.’
But the brains take care of the life of feeling, send it on, fragment it, send it left, they hold back that pressure, there are nerves there - if you lose balance, you should see what happens there, because we know all those little veins and those little nerves - and then it goes on, and then it goes back again, over the back, to the stomach, and in this way it comes back, and then you get the sound, the timbre on the palate.
And if you are singer, sir, then we can immediately say whether you sing from your throat, with your feeling or by means of your brains.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
The brain absorbs the power of feeling as a rheostat, so that it does not damage any other tissues.
The flow of feeling can be considered as a centrifugal force, and the brain mutes that power, so that exactly sufficient power can be let through to the vocal cords in order to speak.
Solar plexus?
We transmit from there.
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952
So our life of feeling must be able to be taken care of as a centrifugal power.
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952

Prehistory

This is why more brain cells are now needed than in prehistoric times, because the current human being has much more feeling that must be absorbed:
The real thinking ...
André is reading a little book like that at the moment, he will read that, then he can make a comparison with what he has experienced through us.
And then you must see that, then the academic says: “Yes, we do not understand: in the prehistoric age those big people had such a small skull, just such little brains.”
Then I already wanted to start writing in addition and to send that book back to him, your doctor; I say “Yes, sir, because there was still no feeling.
The life of feeling created the brains, because brains are only a resistance in order to pass on the life of feeling.
No brains were needed.
There were just a little bit of brains needed for that large, animal-like, human beast.
There were only a few brains needed, just a little bit.
That skull was capable of thinking and doing for a fly, there was no feeling and there were no more brains either.”
Lectures Part 2, 1951
In prehistoric times, little regulation was needed for the little bit of feeling that the human then let flow through his body:
And then the academic begins again: “We do not understand that now, in this time, the brain pan is much bigger and there are a lot more brains.”
But the human being also has more feeling, more consciousness.
And because there is more feeling and consciousness, that skull must expand and the brains must ...
They are tissues – do you see? – they are attuned to the centre of feeling, the centre of life, in order to be able to take care of that, or your thoughts would fly out of you and would not get a halt.
You would not be able to stop yourself, you would not be able to restrain yourself.
Do you understand this?
(Hall:) “Is that a type of variable resistor?”
Nothing else, nothing else.
But the academic lets his brains research whether people will find learning there.
Lectures Part 2, 1951