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THE SCIENCE WITHIN MOORISH SCIENCE An Exposition on the various scie ntific disciplines within the


An Exposition on the various scientific disciplines within the doctrine of Islamism A Quantum Physics approach to unlocking the mysteries of the meta-physical (esoteric) teachings of the Moorish Science Temple of America

The discovery of the Lower-Self manifested as a tangible substance in the body which can be conquered via the creation and or re-establishment of new neural pathways in the brain which is the store-house of the soul

By Brother A. Hopkins-Bey, G.S.D.M.



















The Moorish Science Temple of America was founded by Prophet Noble Drew Ali in 1913 A.D. The Moorish Science Temple of America was founded for the expressed purpose of uplifting fallen humanity. When one thoroughly peruses the doctrines of the Moorish Science Temple of America, one would notice that the Moorish Science Temple of America is also a School where one can come and join, so as to gain proper instructions (Divine Instructions) that may be employed so that said member may be raised to a God- Man. The Moorish Science Temple of America must not be looked at from a myopic point of view. The Moorish Science Temple of America is a lawfully chartered and incorporated organization where one can proclaim their nationality. The Moorish Science Temple of America is where one can learn about the religion of Islamism. The Moorish Science Temple of America is the spiritual base where one can come and gain knowledge of self, and knowledge of their Father God-Allah. The Moorish Science Temple of America is also a University geared towards the discipline of Divine Academics, which produces Men and Women who are Masters of Self. In the Moorish Science Temple of America, science and religion are united so as to accomplish the aforementioned goals.


It is often said that science and religion can never collaborate; being that many are under the erroneous misconception that science pertains only to the physical world. In the Moorish Science Temple of America, Science is coalesced with Religion, being that true science transcends the mundane corporeal world. The religion of Islamism and science are fused due to the fact that science perseveres in keeping religion from entering superstition, and religion perseveres in keeping science from going outside the bounds of moderation. The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey taught about the importance of science and religion, he said, “…in your homes and everywhere possible you must teach the higher development of science to your children; and be sure to develop a race of scientists par excellence for in science and religion lie our only hope to withstand the evil designs of modern materialism…” 1 The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America states, Teach him science and his life shall be useful; teach him religion, and his death shall be happy.” 2

Science is the search for both knowledge and the ‘how’ something works. Science adequately explains the mechanisms of the doctrine and philosophy of Islamism. Science explains and demystifies the world through the objective of gathering and analyzing data, and subsequently drawing from them significant conclusions. Albert Einstein said, “A legitimate conflict between science and religion cannot exist. Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” 3 Science purifies religion from error and superstition; religion purifies science from idolatry and false absolutes. Science and religion together weaves a rich tapestry of new meaning for our comprehension of life. It is said, “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. The science that is afraid of religion denies it's Creator and discredits itself”. 4

What is Moorish Science?

There are many specific disciplines within the sphere of Moorish Science. Some areas of science, which the average layman may be aware of are: Biology, Psychology, Physiology, Chemistry, Physics, Ecology, etc. To describe Moorish Science we first must familiarize ourselves with the meaning of the term “science.” The word “science” is derived from the Latin ‘scientia’, meaning “knowledge”, the nominal form of the verb ‘scire’, “to know.” 5 Science itself is defined as, “a system of knowledge gained through observation, study, and experimentation carried on to determine the nature or principle of that which is being studied.” 6 In Moorish Science or the Science of the Moors, the nature or principle which is being studied is “self.” Moorish Science itself can be described with

one word, “Self-ology,” (-ology: Alternative form of -logy, used for phonological reasons when the preceding morpheme ends in certain consonant sounds, which denotes any branch of learning, or a study of a particular subject 7 ).

In fact, the central theme of the Moorish Holy Koran is ‘Know Thyself.’ Moorish Science or the Science of the Moors finds its origin in The Garden of Eden; it was the first science or system of knowledge which was developed in Canaanland, however this science was further matured in ancient Egypt.

The Origin of Moorish Science.

It was not strange that the Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali referenced himself as: The EGYPTIAN ADEPT. 8 He could have introduced himself as, The Moorish Adept, The Arabian Adept, The Chinese Adept, or even The Turkish Adept. However he intentionally chose to forgo those aforementioned titles and deliberately chose to refer to himself as: THE EGYPTIAN ADEPT. We must ask ourselves, why Egyptian Adept, when the Prophet unambiguously states (in the Questionnaire) that his nationality is: Moorish-American? 9 Let us began by offering a brief history of the land referred to as Egypt. The ancient name of Egypt was “Misraim;” this name was given to that land via the Kushites. 10 “Misr” is the Arabic official name for modern Egypt. 11 Misraim was the son of Ham. The Moorish Holy Koran informs us of the fact that the Egyptians were the Hamitites and a direct descendant of Mizraim. 12 A prominent village named

“Misr,” near the famed city of Fez, is linguistically related to “Misraim,” and this shows the power and dominion of the old Egyptian empire. 13 Egypt also at one point in time was also known as “Kemet.” The term Kemet comes from “Kem,” “Chem,” and “Kham,” which all relate linguistically to “Ham.” “Ham” and “Cham” in the ancient Hebrew language means “heat, black, or burned.” 14 The early 19th century traveler James Grey Jackson reported that: “Cham” was “an Arabic name for Egypt when untied to Syria and other countries;” 15 those other countries include Palestine, Phoenicia, and Canaan.

The Moorish Holy Koran instructs us that, the Moorish who were the ancient Moabites founded the Holy City of Mecca. Mecca was located in Canaanland, which was also where the Physical part of man was first formed (Garden of Eden). 16 Therefore the first Adams and Eves who were Moors (Moor denotes ‘original man’) originally occupied Canaanland before dispersing abroad internationally. Africa itself was unoccupied prior to the deluge. The Moorish Holy Koran states: “The inhabitants of Africa are the descendants of the ancient Canaanites from the land of Canaan. Old man Cush and his family are the first inhabitants of Africa who came from the land of Canaan. His father Ham and his family were second. Then came the word Ethiopia, which means the demarcation line of the dominion of Amexem, the first true and divine name of Africa.” Consequently, the Adept instructions the Holy Prophet received in Egypt can be traced back to the Garden of Eden (Land of Canaan, city of Mecca). In other words, the Sciences studied in Canaanland were carried into Egypt by Cush and his father Ham; these sciences subsequently had been further developed and perfected in Egypt. The instructions of the ancient Sciences had been institutionalized into a system, which came to be known in Egypt as “The Mysteries.” 17

The Holy and Divine Prophet Noble Drew Ali being an Egyptian Adept, was taught by Adepts of Egypt. 18 Those Egyptian Adept teachings were adopted into the Moorish Science Temple of America, and subsequently preserved via The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America, which speaks of Temples such as: the Temple of the Brotherhood i.e. the Temple of Sakara located in the valley of the Nile in Egypt; also the Temple in Heliopolis i.e.

the Temple of the sacred brotherhood in Egypt. This adoption and subsequent preservation of the Egyptian Adept instructions, is analogous to when the Moors of West Africa maintained and safeguarded the teachings of the Egyptian Mystery system after Egypt was conquered by Europeans. The Book Isis Unveiled reports, Few were the true Adepts and initiates, the heirs and descendants of those who had been dispersed by the conquering swords of various invaders of Old Egypt.” 19 The book Stolen Legacy reports,

“During the Persian, Greek, and Roman invasions, large numbers of Egyptians fled not only to the desert and mountain regions, but also to adjacent lands in Africa, Arabia, and Asia Minor, where they lived, and secretly developed the teachings which belonged to their mystery system. In the 8 th century A.D. the Moors…invaded Spain and took with them, the Egyptian culture which they had preserved. Knowledge in the ancient days was centralized, i.e. it belonged to a common parent and system, i.e., the Wisdom Teaching or Mysteries of Egypt, which the Greeks used to call Sophia. 20 As such, the people of North Africa (i.e. Moors) were the neighbors of the Egyptians, and became the custodians of Egyptian culture, which they spread through considerable portions of Africa, Asia Minor and Europe. During their occupation of Spain, the Moors displayed with considerable credit, the grandeur of…culture and civilization. The schools and libraries which they established became famous throughout the medieval world; Science and learning were cultivated and taught; the schools of Cordova, Toledo, Seville, and Saragossa attained such celebrity, that they, like…Egypt, attracted students from all parts of the Western world; and from them arose the most famous…(Moorish) professors that the world has ever known, in medicine, surgery, astronomy and mathematics…Consequently through the medium of the ancient Arabic language, philosophy and the various branches of science were disseminated…In addition, the Moors kept up constant contact with…Egypt: for they had established Caliphates not only at Bagdad and Cordova, but also in Cairo Egypt.” 21

Many of those exiled Egyptian Hierophants later returned to Egypt, consequently Prophet Noble Drew Ali went to the source to obtain the information. The teachings of Moorish Science i.e. “Know Thyself” (Self-ology) was learned in Egypt.

“…Egyptian Temples carried inscriptions on the outside addressed to Neophytes and among them was the injunction know Thyself”. Socrates copied these words from the Egyptian Temples and was not the author. All Mystery Temples, inside and outside of Egypt carried such inscriptions…” 22

Knowledge of self is a pre-requisite for the conquest of self (lower- self). That is the first instruction one receives upon opening The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America: “Know Thyself and Allah.” 23 Know Thyself is the bed-rock of the Divine Instructions From The Holy Prophet Noble Drew Ali.

Self Knowledge is the basis of true knowledge. The Mysteries required as a first step, the mastery of the passions, which made room for the occupation of unlimited powers. Hence, as a second step, the Neophytes was required to search within himself for the new powers which had taken possession of him. The Egyptians consequently wrote on their Temple: “Man, Know Thyself.” 24

Moorish Science adequately explains Man, as well as his connection with the universe. It enables Man to clearly comprehend himself while at the same time allows him to apprehend the purpose and objective of his earthly existence. In this work we will undoubtedly witness the science within Moorish Science which clearly articulates the many practical mechanisms within the doctrine of Islam, which will permit us to plainly see the critical necessity of living the Divine Instructions From The Holy Prophet.

Part I

The Physical Manifest, The Plane of Illusions

Scientific experiments have shown that if you take a person and hook their brain up to a PET scan 1 , and you ask them to look at a certain object, you will notice that certain areas of the brain light up. And then they've asked individuals to close their eyes and now imagine that same object. And when they imagine that same object, it caused the same areas of the brain to light up as if they were actually visually looking at it. 2 Consequently, many scientists were perplexed by this realization, subsequently this caused scientists to back up and ask the question of: What is seeing? Does the brain see? Or do the eyes see? And what is reality? Is reality what we're seeing with our brain or is reality what we're seeing with our eyes? If it is in fact the brain that is seeing, then, is what our eyes bearing witness to an elaborate sapient illusion? The answer to this question is, YES. Everything we “see” with our human eyes is nothing more than an illusion, a false impression, a fallacy, unreality, and an aberration. The Divine Instructions From the Holy Prophet unambiguously states,

“All things that can be seen by human eyes are manifests of aught, are naught, and so must pass away. The things we see are but reflexes just appearing, while the ethers vibrate so and so, and when conditions change they disappear.” 3

Undoubtedly everything we “See” with our human eyes is illusionary due the fact of it being naught which ultimately will pass away. 4 The veracity of this fact is best explicated within the various chapters of the Moorish Holy Koran; in addition to that, it also can be explained comprehensively through the sciences of Biology as well as Neurology.

I will begin by clarifying the rationale behind utilizing the term “see” in the context of human eyesight, in quotations. Oftentimes, the language in which we employ to describe things, events, happenings etc. is not entirely accurate; consequently the expressions are not to be taken in its literal sense. Our vernacular oftentimes, at best, can be described as colloquial or idiomatic. For example, when we ask: What time does the Sun rise? Or, what time does the Sun set? We know scientifically and truthfully the Sun neither rises nor sets. However, in order to avoid such complex language such as, “At what time in relation to our zone does the earth rotate towards the Star in our Solar system (?),” we employ a more informal speech pattern so as not to confuse the most layman who may not be accustomed with the various mechanisms of science. This point is analogous to “eyesight.” Our eyes do not have sight; we do not see through our eyes. 5 When we look out of the window, many of us are under the misconception that what we are seeing is an image with your eyes, as this is the way that we have been conditioned to think. However, in reality this is not how it works, because you do not see the world with your eyes. You see the image created in your brains. 6 This is not a conjecture, nor a philosophical speculation, but the Scientific Truth!

All of our senses which we experience on the earthly realm of existence such as Sight, Smells, Taste, Touch, and Hearing are all illusions created by the brain. As a result, the “True Sensations” are experienced not here in the physical realm of existence, but on the Soul level of existence. 7 This new insight gives fresh meaning to the principal directive of exercising our five senses during Sunday School. 8

The eyeball is an optical device for focusing light. Light from a scene passes through the cornea, pupil, and lens on its way to the retina. 9 The cornea and lens focus light from objects onto photoreceptors, which absorb and then convert it into electrical signals that carry information to the brain. 10 The lens projects an inverted image onto the retina in the same way a camera lens projects an inverted image onto film; the brain adjusts this inversion so we see the world in its correct orientation. The cornea and lens bend or refract light rays as they enter the eye, in order to focus

images on the retina. The retina originates from the brain and contains photoreceptors for detecting light. 11 When our eyes “see” colors, they are in fact detecting the different wavelengths of the light hitting the retina. Colors are distinguished by their wavelengths, and the brain processes this information and produces a visual display that we experience as color. 12 This means that colors only really exist within the brain – light is indeed travelling from objects to our eyes, and each object may well be transmitting/reflecting a different set of wavelengths of light; but what essentially defines a ‘color’ as opposed to a ‘wavelength’ is created within the brain. Our eyes allow us to perceive electromagnetic radiation reflected from objects. Eyes do not form images but they allows us to react to light by moving toward or away from it. 13 Our eyes detect just a narrow range of all the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation; this range of light is called the visible spectrum. 14

The visual cortex of the brain is the part of the cerebral cortex responsible for processing visual information. It is located in the occipital lobe (Latin ‘oc’- ‘caput’, meaning “back of the head”), in the rear of the brain. 15 There is a visual cortex in each hemisphere of the brain. The left hemisphere visual cortex receives signals from the right visual field and the right visual cortex from the left visual field. We only “see” after our brains interpret what's sent to them from our eyes. Our eyes see nothing, the brain does the actual seeing. Our eyes don't send images to our brains. Images are constructed in our brains based on very simple signals sent from our eyes. 16

This concept can be better understood when we realize how the visual system operates. The eye is responsible for transforming light into an electric signal by means of the cells in the retina. This electrical signal reaches the Visual Cortex in the brain. 17 The signals create the vision you see when you look out of the window. In other words, the sights you see are created in your brain. You see the image in your brain, not the view outside the window. For example: the light reaches the eyes of the person from outside. This light passes to the small sight center located at the back of the brain after the cells in the eyes transform it into electrical signals. It is these electrical signals which form the picture in the brain. 18 In

reality when we open the brain, we wouldn't be able to see any image. However, the consciousness in the mind receives electrical signals in the form of an image. The brain perceives electrical signals in the form of an image, yet it has no eye, eye cells, or retina. Consequently, what we perceive to be outside of our brain is nothing more than an illusion, i.e. a manifest of Aught, therefore naught, and will pass away. 19

The same question can be asked about this book you are reading now. The light coming to your eyes is converted into electrical signals and reaches your brain, where the view of this book is created. In other words, the book you are reading right now is not outside you, it is actually inside you, in the sight center in the back of your brain. Consequently what we are seeing outside of us is more like a projected holographic illusion. Since you feel the hardness of the book with your hands, you might think that the book is outside you. However, this feeling of hardness also originates in the brain (the sense of touch). The nerves on your fingertips transmit electrical information to the touch center in your brain. 20 And when you touch the book, you feel the hardness and intensity of it, the slipperiness of the pages, the texture of the cover and the sharpness of the edge of the pages, all within your brain where the soul resides. In reality however, you can never touch the real nature of the book on the physical manifestation. Even though you think that you're touching the book, it is your brain that perceives the tactile sensations. This book exists as a material thing outside of your brain, but you merely confront the image of the book within your brain. We can therefore conclude that everything we see, smell, hear, touch, and taste merely exists in our brains; this divinely remarkable process allows the Spirit and Soul to engage in a meaningful and expressive physical/earthly experience. This is a Moorish scientific truth, proven with scientific evidence! We have been taught that we are touching the cloth outside of our body, reading a book that is 1 foot away from us, smelling the flowers that are far away from us, or hearing the shaking of the leaves that are far above us. However, this is all in our imagination. All of these things are happening within our brains, which is the store-house of the Soul. What we are experiencing are manifest expressions of

particular sensations, or “watered-down” sensations, as opposed to true sensations.

The Soul of man furnishes man with the ability to Think, Reason, Will, and Understand. 21 The Soul activates the brain, which is analogous to an energy source offering power to a computer, which allows it to function. The Soul gives life to the billions upon billions of neurons; it gives life to the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, Temporal lobe, and the occipital lobe. The Soul enlivens the brain, which allows the Spirit-Man to function on the plane of things made manifest. A Soul devoid of a brain (and body of flesh), cannot gain life lesson being perfected by suffering on the plane of things made manifest. It is the brain which allows us to experience the world by means of the senses. The Soul sees with the eyes of soul; the eyes of flesh see with the brain which is the house of the Soul. The brain converts light (that reflects off objects and passes through the lens of the eye) into a meaningful, three-dimensional vision. For example, when you watch your children playing in a park, you are not seeing your children and the park with your eyes, because the image of this view forms not before your eyes, but at the back of your brain. In reality the physiology of vision is an extraordinarily Divine operation. Without fail, light is converted into electrical signals, and, subsequently, these electrical signals reveal a colorful, shining, three-dimensional world. When we contemplate this miraculous and astonishing feat, we are witnessing a display of omnipotence. At this point we encounter another surprising fact; that there are, in fact, no colors, human voices or human eyesight within our brain. All that can be found in our brains are the Soul and electrical signals, that’s all. This is not a philosophical speculation. This is simply a scientific description of the functions of our perceptions. In her book Mapping The Mind, Rita Carter explains the way we perceive the world as follows:

“Each one [of the sense organs] is intricately adapted to deal with its own type of stimulus: molecules, waves or vibrations. But the answer does not lie here, because despite their wonderful variety, each organ does essentially the same job:

it translates its particular type of stimulus into electrical pulses. A pulse is a pulse is a pulse. It is not the colour red, or the first notes of Beethoven's Fifth- it is a bit of electrical energy. Indeed, rather than discriminating one type of sensory input from another, the sense organs actually make them more alike. All sensory

stimuli, then enter the brain in more or less undifferentiated form as a stream of electrical pulses created by neurons firing, domino-fashion, along a certain route. This is all that happens. There is no reverse transformer that at some stage turns this electrical activity back into light waves or molecules. What makes one stream into vision and another into smell depends, rather, on which neurons are stimulated.” 22

In other words, all of our feelings and perceptions about the world (sight, smells, visions, tastes, and touch) are comprised of the same material, that is, electrical signals. Moreover, our brain is what makes these signals meaningful for us, and interprets these signals as senses of smell, taste, vision, sound or touch. It is a stunning fact to many scientists, that the brain can know which electrical signal should be interpreted as smell and which one as vision, and can convert the same material into different senses and feelings. This is less stunning to the student of the Prophet Noble Drew Ali, for we realize the master of house is more honorable than its walls. In other words, the Souls [master of the house] is the driving force of the brain [walls]. Through comprehension of this scientific explanation, we can appreciate why our senses are unable to distinguish truth from error without our Soul being in moderation. 23 We can also appreciate the reality that the sensations we experience on the plane of things made manifest are all illusionary, on the contrary, when on the plane of Soul we experience the “True Sensations”. 24

We will later scientifically explain the things we see being “reflexes just appearing, while the ethers vibrate so and so.” 25

Part II

The Physical Manifest, The Garb of Flesh

“And so it was with every living thing until the will became a sluggish will, and then the ethers of the protoplast, the earth, the plant, the beast, the man, began to vibrate very slow. The ethers all became more dense, and all the creatures of these planes were clothed with coarser garbs garbs of flesh, which men can see; and thus this coarser manifest, which men call physical, appeared. And this is what is called the fall of man…” 1

The Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America informs us in the chapter entitled, Holy Instructions From The Prophet- Know Thyself, that we must contemplate our frame. This frame is composed of particular parts or components assembled together, which makes man what he/she is at present. Man himself is a Spirit and a part of ALLAH, however as a Spirit, Creative Fate gave Spirit- Man a soul so that he might function on the plane of soul, gave him a body of flesh that he might function on the plane of things made manifest 2 . Consequently, in contemplating ones frame, one must contemplate their parts or components which make them who they are. The Soul and Flesh aspect of Spirit-Man is nothing but a slower rhythmic ethereal vibration. For example, we are taught in The Divine Instructions From The Holy Prophet, “…the plane of soul is but the ether of the spirit plane vibrating not so fast…,” subsequently the plane of things made manifest is but the ether of the soul plane vibrating “slower still” therefore “the essences took on a final garb;… and man was clothed in flesh.” 3 Upon proper contemplation of the fleshly existence, one will arrive at the unequivocal conclusion (through scientific elucidation) that man even in his fleshly existence is a Thought, i.e. a culmination of concentrated bits of Information, expressed as a vibrational frequency or energy which has the ability to appear, and disappear, and cross the borderland at will. The science of Quantum Physics/Quantum Mechanics clarifies these points in detail. Quantum physics is the branch of science that deals with the

behavior and characteristics of matter (at the subatomic level) and energy.

When you consider the fleshly existence being that “Man is the Breath made flesh,” 4 one must consider the most fundamental aspects of the physical body. The physical body itself is a manifest expression or slower ethereal vibration of the soul. Being that the body is a manifest of soul, and soul is a manifest of spirit, we must consider the make-up of this physical body, this is apart of the study of self. Once we grasp the composition, structure, and configuration of the physical form, we will undoubtedly realize the limitless capabilities of Spirit-Man.

The Physical body is a manifest of something must greater, more superior in quality. The physical body originates from something exceptional, as a result the body itself must contain some magnificent and astonishing features; the Moorish Holy Koran teaches that in addition to being made fearfully we are also made wonderfully.5 What is the body made of? Our bodies are primarily made up of tissue and organs; these tissues and organs are made of cells. These cells are in turn made up of molecules, which are made up of atoms, which are in turn made up of sub- atomic particles such as electrons, neutrons, and protons. 6 This is the world of quantum physics. Everything is made up of ‘large groups’ of sub-atomic particles which consist of energy. Your body, a tree, a planet, light, and everything else are ‘concentrations’ of energy. The human body is made of energy, this energy is put together into the physical shape you are used to “seeing.” We may then consider every cell in the human body as a library of information. Each cell is made of molecules, each molecule is made of atoms, and atoms are made of electrons, neutrons, and protons. In connection with Einstein's familiar formula, E=MC 2 , we have discovered that matter and energy are equivalent, that we can convert energy into matter, and that the energy in a piece of matter is equal to the mass of the matter times the speed of light squared. Thus, even minute amounts of matter represent a lot of energy. There is of course tissue that is connected with the rest of the body through biochemical interactions and exchanges, but the bottom line is that all this is made of atoms. And atoms are made of subatomic

particles, and subatomic particles are energy waves (subatomic “particles” aren't really made of energy, but simply are energy!). The subatomic world of electrons, protons, and neutrons may thus be viewed as patterns of vibration, slower than the soul and spirit plane of existence, however vibration nonetheless existing “slower still.”

We know we can convert matter into energy. We can burn wood and get heat. We can mathematically determine how much heat we would get from a pile of wood by using the formula E=MC 2 . And the reverse is also true; energy can be converted into matter. In Einstein's hypotheses, energy and mass are analogous. That is, mass can be simply expressed in terms of energy and vice-versa. This adequately explains through science, how the physical Man came into existence. Neither science nor religion supports the theory of evolution, consequently the requisite question must be, ‘If man did not evolve from “lower” forms of life, how did the first humans come into existence’? The Moorish Holy Koran states, “…the ethers of the protoplast, the earth, the plant, the beast, the man, began to vibrate very slow. The ethers became more dense, and all the creatures of these planes were clothed with coarser garbs of flesh, which men can see; and thus this coarser manifest, which men call physical, appeared.” 7 We did not evolve… we appeared! Meaning, scientifically speaking, energy was converted into matter at the speed of light. This further underscores the scientific rational, as regards to how Jesus was able to fully materialized before Apollo and the Silent Brotherhood In Greece, Claudia and Juliet on the Tiber Near Rome, to the Priest in the Egyptian Temple at Heliopolis, to the Eastern Sages In the Palace Of Prince Ravanna in India, also to the Magian Priests In Persia. 8 When Jesus appeared after his “death,” he was neither a ghost nor an inconceivable apparition; he made statements such as: “Look at my hands, my feet, my

side…"Behold, I am not myth made of the fleeting winds, for I am flesh and bone and brawn; but I can cross the borderland at will.” 9 , He said, “Before the eyes of men this flesh in which I come to you was changed with speed of light from human flesh. And so I am the message that I bring to you. To you I come, the first of all the race to be transmuted to the image of Allah. What I have done, all

then He disappeared.

men will do; and what I am, all men shall be."

It was the Jewish soldiers who actually saw the body of Jesus transmute, the Moorish Holy Koran states, “They saw the body of the Nazarene transmute. They saw it change from mortal to immortal form, and then it disappeared” . 10 This was a manifest example of the body in its slower ethereal vibration sped up at the speed of light into a higher vibratory rate until the substance of the body could not be seen by mortal eyes, thus disappearing (i.e. matter being converted into pure energy), also it clearly shows how energy can be converted into matter, thus giving the impression of the human form “appearing.”

Again, the body is composed of sub-atomic particles. It must be properly understood that a sub-atomic particle is not really a particle in the way that a grain of sand is a particle. While atomic and larger particles are objects, or things, subatomic particles are not objects as such. Quantum Physicists describe them as ‘probabilities of existence’ and at the same time ‘multiple existences’. 11 They are also wave-like and particle-like at the same time. 12 They behave both as a wave of light and as a particle of sand, something that is normally considered ‘impossible’ in the so-called “real world.” Not only that, they are not bound by space and time. They travel ‘back and forth’ in time and go between distances without crossing the distance in between. 13 This is the energy that we are made up of! This is what the Science of quantum physics shows us. Quantum physics asks the question ‘what are these sub-atomic particles and how do they act?’ Well, the sub-atomic particles are energy packets sometimes called quanta. Everything in this universe is made up of energy, and these energy packets behave in the most astonishing ways! They are at our command! Being that the Quantum Physicist teach that electrons, like all other subatomic particles, are described by a “probability density state;” 14 it is obvious that at this level it is strikingly evident that there is no objective physical reality at all. This again underscores that fact that “All things that can be seen by human eyes are manifests of aught, are naught, and so must pass away. The things we see are but reflexes just appearing, while the ethers vibrate so and so, and when conditions change they disappear” (The Holy Koran of the MSTA, VII:8,9). 15 The qualities of sub-atomic particles offer a brief narrative of the a few qualities of the spirit, i.e. not being subject to space and time,

being able to travel ‘back and forth’ in time and go between distances without crossing the distance in between. The sub-atomic particles or energy manifested is simply the energy of the soul vibrating slower still, thus giving the impression of being solid, dense, firm, and corporeal, when in fact we are (on the earthly level) ‘probabilities of existence’ and at the same time ‘multiple existences’, we are also wave-like and particle-like at the same time. An electron can be in two places at once. The fact that particles can exist in two places at once is not a mere theoretical abstraction; it is a very real aspect of how the subatomic world works, and it has been experimentally confirmed many times over. 16 The mystery to quantum physicist is what keeps all the trillions upon trillions of sub-atomic particles together which gives us the look of being solid as opposed to being flexible and yielding as the soul; what keeps our sub-atomic particles uniformly aligned within a particular time and space as opposed to our bodies blinking in and out existence at a whim, appearing and disappearing on impulse. The teachings of the Moorish Science Temple of America plainly answers this question…Thought! Energy is the sub-atomic particles that in turn make up atoms and finally matter. This energy exists as waves spread out over space and time. Only when you exercise observation (focused thought) do these waves become particles localized as a space-time event, a particle at a particular ‘time’ and ‘place’. 17 As soon as you withdraw observation, they become a wave again. 18 So, as you see, your observation, your attention to something, and your intention, your Thought literally creates that thing as a space-time event. This is scientific. This space time event is the result of the slower rhythmic ethereal vibration, because the Spirit in and of itself is not subject to time and space. We must keep in mind that The things we see are but reflexes just appearing, while the ethers vibrate so and so,…” 19

Matter is not what we have long thought it to be. Matter is composed of molecules, which are made up of atoms, which are in turn made up of sub-atomic particles such as electrons, neutrons, and protons. 20 What happens is that when these particles are viewed under microscopes, they seem to appear and disappear all the time. 21 We like to think of space as empty and matter as solid. But in fact, there is essentially nothing to matter whatsoever. It's completely

insubstantial. Take an atom for example. Many think of an atom as a small hard ball. However scientist say, “Oh, well, not really. It's this little tiny point of really dense matter right at the center surrounded by a kind of fluffy probability cloud of electrons popping in and out of existence.” However it turns out that, even the nucleus, which many think of as so dense, pops in and out of existence just as readily as the electrons do. They are known as “virtual particles.” 22 The most solid thing you can say about all this insubstantial matter is that it's more like a thought; it's like a concentrated bit of information (Man is a thought of Allah manifested in the flesh). The science of Quantum Physics clearly explains the possibility of man being fully able to appear and disappear, being that every human is composed of sub-atomic particles which constantly appear and disappear at the speed of light. It is indeed fascinating to note that Jesus said, “Before the eyes of men this flesh in which I come to you was changed with speed of light from human flesh. And so I am the message that I bring to you. To you I come, the first of all the race to be transmuted to the image of Allah.” 23 Accordingly, if the building blocks of matter, i.e. sub-atomic particles constantly appear and disappear, then it is quite obvious that our complete body, i.e. the corpus or entire collection of sub- atomic particles (which make up atoms, molecules, cells, organs and tissue) can appear and disappear at the speed of light, just as John the Baptist did in the marketplace. When Jesus resurrected, he said, Behold, I am not myth made of the fleeting winds, for I am flesh and bone and brawn; but I can cross the borderland at will,24 He was in fact announcing that as Spirit-Man in fruition, he was able to control his own etherical vibration, thus enabling himself to either speed up or slow down his vibration to manifest himself in the physical, i.e. allowing his sub-atomic particles to appear (cross the borderland), or allow his sub-atomic particles to disappear thus crossing the borderland at will. It is indeed an established scientifically proven fact that particles appear and disappear, or pop in and out of existence, however the scientist have been perplexed in as far answering where do they go, and where are they coming from. Some postulate that they are manifesting in higher dimensions such as a 5th or 6th dimensional world (the 4 th dimension is time), however these are theories and speculations. The answer is clearly given in the Moorish Holy Koran. These particles are simply

crossing the boundary (borderland) back and forth. The Koran states, “Upon the boundary of the plane of soul, the ether began to vibrate slower still and then the essences took on a final garb;… and man was clothed in flesh.” 25

Although, your body looks solid, it in fact is not. No solid object is solid. It is made up of rapidly flashing or appearing packets of energy, i.e. sub-atomic particles. 26 There are billions and trillions of these packets of energy; these sub-atomic particles flash in and flash out of that space where the ‘object’ is (reflexes just appearing). They do not just stay there. Consequently, the requisite question must be, why does a human body or a tree look like a solid continuous object when we now know that it is actually a rapidly flashing field of energy, or reflexes just appearing, while the ethers vibrate so and so? This point is analogous to the television image. When you watch a movie, you see a person walk across the screen smoothly, yet in reality it is just a film reel with 24 slightly different frames a minute so your eyes do not detect the gap between the frames. Even each of those frames is a composition of billions of light photons flashing at the speed of light. That is what the world is – a rapid flash or reflexes appearing, that causes an illusion of being ‘solid’ and ‘continuous,’ this is a scientific explanation of: “…The things we see are but reflexes just appearing, while the ethers vibrate so and so, and when conditions change they disappear”. 27

Part III

The Body, The Soul, and Death

We have hitherto discovered that the body is composed of sub- atomic particles, which is energy vibrating slower still. The question is, when death arrives, and the soul departs from the body, what must happen to the sub-atomic particles (cells, molecules, atoms) which makes up the bodily corpse. The Moorish Holy Koran states,

In flesh of man there is the essence of the resurrection of the dead. This essence quickened by the Holy Breath, will raise the substance of the Body to a higher tone, And make it like the substance of the bodies of the planes above, which human eyes cannot behold. There is a holy ministry in death. The essence of the body cannot be quickened by the Holy Breath until the fixed is solved; the body must disintegrate, and this is death. And then upon these pliant substances Allah breathes, just as he breathed upon the chaos of the deep when worlds were formed. And life springs forth from death; the carnal form is changed to form divine. The will of man makes possible the action of the Holy Breath. When will of man and will of Allah are one, the resurrection is a fact. In this we have the chemistry of mortal life, the ministry of death, the mystery of deific life. 1

The science of Quantum Physics adequately articulates the “essence of the resurrection of the dead” which is “in flesh of man.” Through apprehension of this science one will undoubtedly realize why “the body must disintegrate” in order for life to spring forth from death, for the carnal form to be changed to form divine. “In flesh of man there is the essence of the resurrection of the dead.” The requisite question must be: What is exactly “in” the flesh of man? “In flesh of man” is the “substance of the body,” this “substance of the body” is the “essence of the body.” As we aforementioned in this dissertation, flesh is composed of cells, cells are in turn made up of molecules, which are made up of atoms, which are in turn made up of sub- atomic particles such as electrons, neutrons, and protons. These sub- atomic particles (i.e. energy) do not conform to standard laws of

physics, being that these particles which are more like a thought (of ALLAH) which cannot be circumscribed. Your body, a tree, a planet, light, and everything else are ‘concentrations’ of energy. The human body is made of energy, this energy is put together into the physical shape you are used to seeing. Subatomic particles aren't really made of energy, but simply are energy! The subatomic world of electrons, protons, and neutrons may thus be viewed as patterns of vibration. It is this pattern of vibration/energy, which is the “essence of the body.”

The Moorish Holy Koran teaches that, “The essence of the body cannot be quickened by the Holy Breath until the fixed is solved; the body must disintegrate, and this is death.” The necessary question must arise in the mind: Why must the body disintegrate for the essence of the body to be quickened? Why can’t the essence of the body be quickened without the body disintegrating? The answer to the above questions are actually found “in flesh of man” or the “substance of the body.” Yet again, the human body is not this solid sturdy structure that is appears to be, the most solid thing you can say about all this insubstantial matter is that it's more like a thought; it's like a concentrated bit of information. When the soul has departed from the physical body, specifically the brain (i.e. when the friend comes and cuts the cord that binds the human boat to earth, that it may sail on smoother seas 2 ), and the body has not gone through the disintegration process, there are still bits of information left over “in flesh of man” whose essence has not been quickened by the Holy Breath. The “bits of information” left over is known scientifically as DNA. DNA is a molecule, which contain information, thought, and residual vibration. This residual vibrational thought can serve as a hindrance and impediment to mans spiritual journey on the Soul plane of existence.

Most have become so fixated on the physical body, as a result this fixation has obscured the truth regarding the fact that the physical body is nothing but a sapient illusion. The lower vibrational frequency, i.e. the fleshy existence is not Man in fact. It is a manifest of his spirit. The solution to this irrational and inane fixation (on the fleshly existence), is the bodily disintegration process, which leaves no doubt that the physical body is but a means for the spirit to

engage in meaningful earthly experience via the senses. The disintegration process destroys the integrity of the carnal illusion, which compels the soul to confront the fact that life indeed exists beyond the corporeal experience (life springs forth from death).

Consequently, if the fixed has not been solved (i.e. the body has not disintegrated), the essence of the body cannot be quickened by the Holy Breath. When something has been “quickened” it has become accelerated in speed (as in vibration), revived, or resuscitated; keep in mind, it is “the essence of the body”/”substance of the bodywhich is the energy/sub-atomic particles vibrating “slower still” which comprises the physical body. Without the quickening process of the essence of the body, the soul is capable of being in a stupor…For example, when Prophet Jesus journeyed to the Soul plane of existence, he encountered a peculiar condition of a few souls, he encountered Souls which were in bondage. The Moorish Holy Koran records: “And in the realm of souls, unmanifest, the Lord went forth and taught. He opened up the prison doors and set the prisoners free. He broke the chains of captive souls, and led the captives to the light”. 3 Obviously, the language of “prison doors” and “chains” are allegorical in nature being the Soul plane of existence is a higher etherical vibratory level; however the tone of the language implies a sense of detention, incarceration, and confinement, when the Soul is supposed to be untrammeled, i.e. unrestrained, unhampered, or unimpeded. This confinement is more on the level of thought, i.e. being confined to a particular mode of thinking (carnal in nature) which obstructs and impedes the spiritual growth process and stifles the aptitude and dexterity of being untrammeled or being free to ascend.

Let it be known that the bodily disintegration process is a fail safe system. One’s body may not have gone through the disintegration process, yet the carnal form can be changed to form divine. This due to the fact that, “The will of man makes possible the action of the Holy Breath. When will of man and will of Allah are one, the resurrection is a fact.4 However if one is “fixed” with no solution, and they consequently have failed to bring their will in harmony with the Will of ALLAH; the bodily disintegration process works to solve the fixed, and thus effortlessly permit the will of man to make

possible the action of the Holy Breath, Who quickens the essence of the body, and subsequently raises the substance of the Body to a higher tone, and make it like the substance of the bodies of the planes above, which human eyes cannot behold.

Part IV

The Science of the Unity of Life

The sage and master teacher Elihu is recorded in the Moorish Holy Koran as saying, "No man lives unto himself, for every living thing is bound by cords to every other living thing”. 1 Jesus is also recorded in the Moorish Holy Koran as saying, "I speak to you concerning life—the brotherhood of life. The universal Allah is one, yet He is more than one; all things are one. By the sweet breath of Allah all life is bound in one;…”. 2

The world renowned Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson said,

“We are all connected;…we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in

the universe


know that the molecules in my body are traceable to

phenomena in the cosmos. That makes me want to grab people on the street and say: ‘Have you HEARD THIS?”

The fact of every living thing being connected may not be fully appreciated if one has not been liberated from the psychological fetters of antiquated and primitive thinking. In addition to this being a Spiritual Truth, it is also scientific fact. To offer a plausible and rational example of the unity of life and the connection of all living things, you can take a look at the Aspen Tree in Utah. The Aspen Tree is sometimes referred to by some experts as the “largest living organism on earth.” 3 What is fascinating and awe-inspiring about the infamous Aspen Tree is that it looks as if it is separate and individual trees. A grove of trees looks similar to any other grove of trees in that it appears to be a bunch of the same type of tree. The difference is that any other grove actually is a bunch of trees and the Aspen grove is actually one tree connected together by its roots which are out of sight beneath the soil. The Aspen Tree (Populus tremuloides), is considered a single organism because all the stems originate from one root system. It is nick-named Pando, which is Latin for "I spread;” this is due to the fact that it covers

over 100 acres and is estimated to weigh 6,600 tons, and it has over 47,000 individual stems. 4 Upon immediate observation, it would seem as though you were looking at different, separate, sundry, dispersed, trees; when in fact all of those “trees” are stems of one single tree, bound by roots (cords) beneath the earth. This is analogous to every living thing being connected together, bound by spiritual cords, out of physical sight in the spiritual realm. The natural eye sees individual people; looking with a spiritual eye you can see the image of Allah in people, the same Spirit or part of Allah is in everyone. 5

The Unity of Life-

This Unity of Life has been proven absolutely and undeniably through progress and development in the area of Quantum Physics/Quantum Mechanics. Identical twins, it's said, can sometimes sense when one of the pair is in danger, even if they're oceans apart. Many spiritually deficient Scientists cast a skeptical eye over such claims, largely because it isn't clear “to them” how these peculiar connections could possibly work. Yet they've had to come to terms with something that's no less perplexing in the world of physics: an instantaneous link between particles that remains strong, secure, and undiluted no matter how far apart the particles may be even if they're on opposite sides of the universe. It's a link that Einstein went to his grave denying, yet its existence is now beyond dispute. This quantum equivalent of telepathy is demonstrated daily in laboratories around the world. Its name is entanglement. 6

Let's say you have two particles that have become entangled (everything in the universe is composed of particles “entangled” or connected). Now one particle can instantaneously tell what the other one is doing without being anywhere near it. The two particles can be anywhere in the universe, yet remain connected. In 1947, eight years before his transition (death), Einstein wrote to a friend that he could not seriously believe in quantum mechanics because “physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance.” 7 This now famous phrase “spooky action at a distance” was referring to quantum entanglement, one of the

quantum world’s most peculiar and amazing attributes. What they had actually done (although they didn't realize it) was to show that the universe behaves in extraordinary and astonishing ways than they were prepared to believe. What EPR (EPR= Einstien, Podolsky, and Rosen) had stumbled on was one of the consequences of what is now called "quantum entanglement".

Quantum entanglement occurs when particles interact and network even when it “seems” as though they are separated. This behavior is consistent with quantum mechanical theory and has been demonstrated experimentally, and it is accepted by the physics community at large. However there is some debate about a possible underlying mechanism that enables this correlation to occur even when the separation distance is large. Research into quantum entanglement was initiated by a paper of Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen in 1935 referred to as the EPR paradox (i.e. the Einstien, Podolsky, and Rosen paradox). 8 Although these first studies focused on the inexplicable properties of entanglement, with the aim of criticizing quantum mechanics, however eventually entanglement was verified experimentally, and recognized as a valid, fundamental feature of quantum mechanics. Einstein was inaccurate in referring to this scientific proof regarding the unity of life as “spooky;” there is nothing “spooky” about unity, harmony, and accord. In physics, “action at a distance” is the interaction of two objects which are separated in space with no known mediator of the interaction. 9 Although Einstein scoffed at the idea of quantum entanglement, calling it 'spooky action at a distance,' the fact of the matter is that all particles are entangled - connected. Since everything was entangled or connected initially as a thought of Allah (before the Universe was created), that means everything is still connected on the level of thought; space is just the construct that gives the illusion that there are separate objects. Intervening space does not ensure that two objects are separate. As unfathomable as it sounds, repeatable experiments reveal that quantum connections between two particles can persist even if the two particles are on opposite sides of the universe.

A class of experiments performed during the last couple of decades has shown that something we do over here (such as measuring

certain properties of a particle) can be subtly entwined with something that happens over there (such as the outcome of measuring certain properties of another distant particle), without anything being sent from here to there. Something that happens over here can be entwined with something that happens over there even if nothing travels from here to there—and even if there isn’t enough time for anything, even light, to travel between the events. 10 This means that space cannot be thought of as it once was: Intervening space, regardless of how much there is, does not ensure that two objects are separate, since quantum mechanics allows an entanglement, a divine connection, which transcends space and time. From the standpoint of their entanglement, notwithstanding the many trillions of miles of space between them, it’s as if they are right on top of each other. In his book The Answer John Assaraf talks about the Zero-point field. 11 He is referring to scientists in the field of Quantum Physics pursuing their explorations on staggering small scales. Scales so tiny, the things witness are bewildering. When they move down from the cells to the molecules to the atoms and then to the sub-atomic levels to the electrons and protons and then to the quarks, bosons, leptons and so on, they find a force which appears to be present even at a temperature of absolute zero when all forms of energy vanish. Hence the name Zero point field. This is the place where the instantaneous connections of entanglement begin to make sense. Here beneath the level of energy itself exists a still more basic level. The field at this level is not exactly “energy” anymore, nor is it empty space. It is best described, physicists realized, as a field of information, however it is more precisely defined as a field of Thought. To put it another way, the undifferentiated ocean out of which energy arises appears to be a sea of pure consciousness, from which matter emerges in clustered localities here and there. He goes on to say: “Everything in the physical world is made out of atoms. Atoms are made out of energy. And energy is made out of consciousness.” So, consciousness or Thought is what the universe is made of, matter and energy are just two of the forms that consciousness or Thought takes. In 1910 Wallace D. Wattles wrote the book The Science of Getting Rich 12 where he touches upon the idea that we all are living in a “thought universe.” In what he calls the First Principle of Getting Rich he says: “There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state,

permeates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.” We are in fact living in a “Thought Universe” (of which Allah is the Father of)- with universal consciousness where everything is entangled or connected existing as a Thought of Allah. This explains, from a scientific viewpoint, where we all came from, Allah, the Father of the Universe. From a spiritual viewpoint everything started long prior to the alleged Big Bang; we come from an Infinite source, the Author, Creator, Governor of the world, Almighty, Eternal, and Incomprehensible.

As we earlier stated, the physical world (at the sub-atomic level) in fact is both particle and wave, in addition to that it must also be borne out that this particle and wave is unified in one interacting whole. The Nobel Prize winning physicist David Bohm has written about what he calls the implicate order of the holographic universe. 13 Moreover, Bohm's work in quantum physics suggests that at the subatomic level all points in space are essentially the same, and therefore nothing is actually separate from anything else (“By the sweet breath of Allah all life is bound in one”). This property is called non-locality. Bell's Theorem, developed a few years later by J. S. Bell, a Swiss physicist, provided mathematical proof of non- locality. 14 What these concepts tell us is that, at the heart of our universe, there are no separate parts to anything, and that everything is connected to everything else (“every living thing is bound by cords to every other living thing”). Moreover, they explain how information can be transferred super-luminously, or faster than the speed of light. For example, if two photons are non- locally connected, communication between them can be instantaneous because they are not truly separate. As Bohm states, the world is an “unbroken wholeness”; everything is non-locally interconnected. The entire universe is actually interconnected. It is erroneous to continue to perceive our world as a conglomeration of separate, unrelated parts. As stated earlier, energy (sub-atomic particles) is the building block of all matter. The same energy that composes your flesh is the same energy that composes the trees outside. Einstein and other quantum scientists have proven that all physical matter is made up of energy packets that are not bound by space and time. This energy field has no well-defined boundaries due to the fact that “The thoughts of Allah cannot be circumscribed.”

The Unity of Man on the level of Thought-

There was a study conducted in the summer of 1993 in Washington D.C. The findings of this study clearly underscore the reality that every living thing is bound by cords to every other living thing;” everything being interconnected and interdependent, thus proving how information (thought) can be transferred super-luminously, being that everything is connected. This study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Social Indicators Research Report 15 , as one of the most dramatic sociological experiments ever undertaken. Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, D.C., during an 8-week period in the summer of 1993. In fact, the outcome of the findings showed that the rate of violent crime, which included assaults murders and rapes, decreased by 23 percent during the June 7 th to July 30 th experimental period. The odds of this result occurring by chance are less than 2 in 1 billion. Rigorous statistical analyses ruled out an extensive list of alternative explanations, according to John Hagelin, lead author of the study and director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. 16

The demonstration project involved assembling nearly 4,000 practitioners of Transcendental Meditation, from 81 countries. John Hagelin says previous research had shown that these meditation techniques “create a state of deep relaxation and coherence in the individual and simultaneously appear to produce an effect that spreads into the environment, influencing people who are not practicing the techniques and who have no knowledge of the experiments themselves.” Drawing on terminology from quantum field theories, Hagelin, an eminent physicist, refers to the findings as a field effect of consciousness. “This increased coherence and orderliness in individual consciousness appears to spill over into society and can be measured indirectly via changes in social indices, such as reductions in the rate of violent crime. We call this phenomenon a field effect of consciousness,” says Hagelin. 17 According to the researchers, more than 42 studies conducted during

the past 25 years have verified the field effects of consciousness; a motif which undoubtedly highlights the fact that, “By the sweet breath of Allah all life is bound in one.”

Anne Hughes, a professor of sociology and government at the University of the District of Columbia, feels that the findings of the study have significant implications for resolving inner city violence. Dr. Hughes is quoted as saying, “What we are looking at here is a new paradigm of viewing crime and violence.” 18

Maxwell Rainforth, a coauthor of the study and statistician at Maharishi University of Management stated, “The predictions were lodged in advance with a panel of prominent social scientists and civic leaders, including members of the District city council and metropolitan police force. Statistical analysis considered the effect of weather variables, daylight, police patrolling, historical crime trends and annual patterns in the District of Columbia, as well as trends in neighboring cities. Ordinarily, we think we can reduce violence through more police, gun control, stiffer penalties, etc. But everyone knows that these conventional approaches are inadequate because violence and crime continue to be a major problem in our society. On the other hand, however novel this Transcendental Meditation program approach may seem, evidence consistently shows that it can reduce violent crime.” 19

David Orme-Johnson, lead investigator and former chair of the psychology department at Maharishi University of Management stated that the “violence in society is caused by the buildup of stress in collective consciousness,…The conventional scientific model has assumed that individual consciousness is completely separate from that of others, and that there in no common field linking us together. But the most advanced understanding in physics has shown us in the past century that subtle energy fields are at the basis of everything in the universe. Why then shouldn't we expect that human consciousness also has field characteristics at more fundamental levels?” 20

According to Orme-Johnson, there's a common misunderstanding that the Transcendental Meditation technique involves positive

thinking, or self-hypnosis. He states, “These other practices involve some kind of activity of the mind. In contrast, the Transcendental Meditation technique allows mental activity to settle down and transcend to a completely silent state (i.e. being “still”), which is the underlying field of consciousness. 21 When the mind quiets down to this field level of consciousness, qualities inherent in this underlying field become enlivened in individual consciousness, such as perfect order, balance, harmony, and infinite correlation. As a result, the individual becomes as if a transmitter of orderliness and peace in society, analogous to the way that a television or radio transmitter enlivens the electromagnetic field in a specific manner and then transmits waves through the field that can be picked up “at a distance.” The Moorish Holy Koran speaks in regards to inherent divine abilities of man; these are God-Allah given talents. The Moorish Holy Koran states how, Allah has “…exalted thy mind with the powers of meditation, to contemplate and adore His inimitable perfections.” 22 We are then instructed to utilize this aptitude or capacity for a divine purpose. The Koran instructs us to “… meditate in silence on the wonders of His love;…”. 23 This act or feat of meditating in silence is the method or process of becoming “still.” When one has become “still” you are then primed and ready to hear the “still small voice.” 24

“Allah's meeting place with man is in the heart, and in a still small voice he speaks; and he who hears is still.” 25

When one has meditated (on the wonders of Allah) and subsequently become still (i.e. when your mental activity has thus settled down and you have transcended to a completely silent state), you are then open to hearing the “still small voice,” which is the voice of the Almighty God-Allah. Allah’s still small voice has a calming effect on the mind and qualities such as “order, balance, harmony,” are manifested in the individual consciousness. This effect, affects the ethers, and ether is the medium by which thought travels (quantum physicists refer to it the “field of consciousness”). Being that the thought of “order, balance, harmony,” has the capability to travel through ether, it also has an affect on vibration. It can affect the

vibration of others who are sympathetic to the particular thought being sent through the ethers.

The Unity of Life on the level of Thought

This unity of life is by no means confined to the ether plane of man. Thoughts have an influence on everything around us, including the molecules of water. There was a most interesting study conducted by Mr. Masaru Emoto of Japan. 26 Mr. Emoto became tremendously interested in the molecular structure of water and what affects it. Now, water, being the most receptive of the four elements, Mr. Emoto thought perhaps it would respond to nonphysical events. He set up a series of studies, applied mental stimuli and photographed water molecules with a dark field microscope. He discovered that there was a stark contrast between the water molecules with no stimuli and those which received blessings from Zen Buddhist Monks. He also noticed an overnight change in the molecular structure of water overnight, when certain labels were taped to the bottles such as: “Thank You,” and “Chi of Love.” Mr. Emoto speaks of the thought or intent being the driving force in regards to the change in the molecular structure. It indeed is really fascinating when you keep in mind that over 75% of our bodies are water. If thoughts can have such a piercing influence on water, imagine what our thoughts do to us.

Part V

The resonating frequency of Touch

“By the sweet breath of Allah all life is bound in one; so if you touch a fiber of a living thing you send a thrill from the center to the outer bounds of life”. 1

The science of Quantum Physics has been a reoccurring theme in this exposition, being that this scientific discipline effectively substantiates the doctrines of the Moorish Science Temple of America. When it comes to discussing the touch of “a fiber of a living thing,” we are speaking in regards to the most minute and delicate contact one can have with another living thing.

Most tissues and structures of the body are composed of bundles of fibers. Fibers provide what we perceive to be substance or texture. Fibers are composed of molecules, which are made up of atoms. The nucleus of an atom is made up of protons and neutrons, surrounded by a cloud of electrons. 2 When two physical surfaces make contact, we say they are “touching” each other; this contact may make it appear that two different surfaces are actually touching, but in fact, no atoms of any one object can ever touch the atoms of another. When we press hands with one another, it seems as if we are touching through the clasp of our hands. But if you were to look very closely at the two surfaces of our hands 'in contact', and understand a little about what atoms are like, you discover that no atoms on our hands are touching any atoms on each other at all! Here's an abridged explanation of why this is so: An atom is described as a positively charged nucleus, surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The nuclear forces between these two types of objects (in this case our hands) is so strong that no earthly conditions can cause the electrons to merge with the nucleus, even though they are opposite in charge. There is always space between them. When two atoms are forced into 'contact' (our hands clasped), a similar type of force, electromagnetism, keeps negatively charged electrons from actually making contact with each other. 3 Push as

hard as you want; you cannot make two electrons come into contact. And the electrons never touch the nucleus. So the only thing actually 'in contact' is the electromagnetic force between the electrons, and there is always space between them! It's as if you are pushing with similar poles of two very strong bar magnets; you can push one around with the other, but can never force them together. Even standing in a garden, you are really supported by a very thin layer of electromagnetic force; no atoms of your foot actually touch atoms of the earth soil!

You may be wondering how you can feel things, if you don't actually make contact with anything. For example, when you pick something up in your fingers, you can certainly “feel” the contact! What's happening? Let's examine what is actually taking place when that happens. Buried in the skin are nerve cells, which have extra electrons they can release when acted on by a force from outside. These electrons flow along the nerves, atom to atom, eventually reaching the brain, where other cells interpret this electrical signal as 'touch'. 4 At no time did any atoms or electrons actually touch each other; the only 'contact' was the electromagnetic force (positive and negative) between particles! In either case, it's atoms pushing against each other, at a distance, (electromagnetically), that causes friction. The earthly sensations of touch (as well as the other senses) are all illusionary.

Whenever we perceive the sense of touching something or being touched, those electrons surrounding each atom in the area being “touched” build up a charge, and push the other electrons away before they touch. 5 This is the “thrill” which is sent from the center to the outer bounds of life. A thrill is the swift release of a store of affective force, which is what happens when two atoms surrounded by electrons meet. It is also interesting to note that synonyms for “thrill” are terms such as: Vibrate, and Electrify. 6 Therefore, there is electricity incorporated in this vibration or thrill which is sent from the center to the outer bounds of life. Electrons give off an electric charge; when two negatively charged objects meet they experience a mutual repulsive force. 7 Thrill is electromagnetism; this is sent from the center to the outer bounds of life due to fact that electrons as well as the nucleus of atoms constantly appear and disappear at the speed

of light, pop in and out of existence, or “cross the borderland at will.” The outer bounds of life speaks in regards to the soul plane of existence; there is a boundary between the soul plane and the physical existence, and electrons constantly cross the border, back and forth, from the center to the outer bounds of life.

Part VI

The discovery of the Lower-Self manifested as a tangible substance in the body which can be conquered via the creation and or re- establishment of new neural pathways in the brain which is the store-house of the soul

The Lower-self (i.e. the devil, satan, Iblis, shaitan etc. which is not a external mythical outside force, contrarily it is within), is a carnal nature which sprang forth from fleshy things. The Moorish Holy Koran states,

“The lower self, the carnal self, the body of desires, is a reflection of higher self, distorted by the murky ethers of the flesh. The lower self is an illusion and will pass away…” 1

The lower-self is a direct result of the soul adversely expressing itself in the physical or corporeal realm of existence. It is the soul’s actions of thinking, reasoning, willing, and understanding gone askew. The soul itself resides in the brain, and, as a consequence of warped and distorted thinking (an action of the soul), the lower- self manifests itself as a tangible substance in the brain by way of the release (or lack thereof) of particular chemicals.

The brain (storehouse of the soul) is composed of billions of neurons. A neuron also known as a nerve cell is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information (i.e. thoughts) by electrical and chemical signaling. Chemical signaling occurs via synapses, specialized connections with other cells. 2 Neurons connect to each other to form networks. A typical neuron possesses a cell body, dendrites, and an axon. Dendrites are thin structures that arise from the cell body, often extending for hundreds of micrometres and branching multiple times, giving rise to a complex “dendritic tree.” 3

An axon is a special cellular extension that arises from the cell body. The cell body of a neuron frequently gives rise to multiple dendrites, but never to more than one axon, although the axon may branch hundreds of times before it terminates. At the majority of synapses, signals are sent from the axon of one neuron to a dendrite of another. 4 Neurotransmitters are essential chemical messengers used by neurons in the brain to send and receive electro- chemical signals within the brain and facilitate communication with all the other organ systems in the body. 5 These powerful neuro-chemicals are responsible for regulating practically all functions in life, such as cognitive and mental performance, sleep cycle, weight, pain perception and response and our emotional states. Essentially they are the communication system of the mind, body and nervous system. Neurotransmitters literally govern every system in the body either directly or indirectly. Medical researchers tell us that deficiencies, imbalances, disruption or malfunctioning of neurotransmitters is extremely common in our society and is at the root of many common health conditions, because when neurotransmitters are not functioning properly then the mind and body do not communicate effectively. 6 When communication malfunctions, then organ systems don't function as they should. This results in a variety of undesirable symptoms both physically and psychologically. Recent research suggests that approximately eight out of ten people suffer from some form of neurotransmitter imbalance, which is simply a direct result or consequence of improper usage of the actions of the soul. The following is a short list of symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalances or neurotransmitter deficiency:

• Alcoholism and drug addiction

• Nicotine addiction

• Sugar addiction

• Caffeine addiction

• Sex addiction

• Gambling addiction

• Any form of carnal addiction

• Migraine headaches

• Depression


• Anxiety

• Impulsive behavior

• Moodiness

• Restlessness

• Panic attacks

• Chronic pain

• Bipolar disorder

• Obsessive-compulsive disorder

• Eating disorders

• Insomnia

• Poor concentration

• Cognitive disorders

• Mood swings

How are the chemicals (i.e. neurotransmitters) in our brain made?

There is an area of the brain referred to as the hypothalamus (etymology: under room/chamber). 7 The hypothalamus is located below the thalamus, just above the brain stem. The hypothalamus is responsible for certain metabolic processes and other activities of the autonomic nervous system. It synthesizes and secretes certain neuro- hormones. The hypothalamus is like a little mini factory; it is a place that assembles certain chemicals that matches certain emotions that we experience. And those particular chemicals are called ‘peptides.’ They're small-chain amino acid sequences. Amino acids from proteins are used to make the neurotransmitters that allow your brain cells to network and communicate. Most neurotransmitters are made from amino acids obtained from the protein in food you consume. Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals that motivate or sedate, focus or frustrate. Their complex interaction is what shifts your mood and changes your mind. Amino acids that come from the protein you eat are the building blocks of your brain’s network. Amino acids can excite or calm your brain as well as nourish your brain throughout it’s lifetime. 8

In the hypothalamus, we take small-chain proteins called peptides and we assemble them into certain neuro-peptides that match the emotional states that we experience on a daily basis. Consequently, there are chemicals for anger, and there’s a chemical for sadness, there's chemicals for lust; there's a chemical that matches every emotional state that we experience. And the moment that we experience that emotional state in our brain the hypothalamus will immediately assemble the peptide and then releases it through the pituitary into the bloodstream. The moment it makes it into the bloodstream it finds its way to different centers or different parts of the body. 9

Neurotransmitters – Chemical Transmission

The communication network in our brains is a multi-trillion maze of connections capable of performing 20 million-billion calculations per second. How does this network operate? There are three major factors: Neurons, which power the message, Neurotransmitters, which create the message and Receptors, which receive the message. 10

Within the cell body of a neuron, many different types of chemical neurotransmitters are manufactured and shipped out to the end terminals of the axon. Here they're stored in bubble-like structures (vesicles), where they wait to cross over the space between neurons, called the synapse (from the Greek word for "junction"). 11

A few Natural Chemicals (i.e. Neurotransmitters) in the brain

Dopamine Dopamine is the neurotransmitter needed for healthy assertiveness, proper immune and autonomic nervous system function. Dopamine is important for motivation and a sense of readiness to meet life's many challenges. Dopamine levels are depleted by stress or poor sleep. Alcohol, caffeine, and sugar all diminish dopamine activity in the brain. Age-related cognitive decline is associated with dopamine changes in the brain. People whose hands tremble from Parkinson's disease have a diminished ability to synthesize dopamine, which is

crucial to fine muscle coordination. Attention deficits are also connected to dopamine. 12

Norepinephrine Norepinephrine, also called noradrenalin, is the primary excitatory neurotransmitter needed for motivation, alertness, and concentration. Like a hormone, it travels in the bloodstream to arouse brain activity with its adrenalin-like effects. Your brain requires norepinephrine to form new memories and to transfer them to long-term storage. 13

Serotonin Serotonin is the calming neurotransmitter important to the maintenance of good mood. It promotes contentment and is responsible for normal sleep. Serotonin plays an important role in regulating memory, learning, and blood pressure, as well as appetite and body temperature. Low serotonin levels produce insomnia and depression, aggressive behavior, increased sensitivity to pain, and is associated with obsessive-compulsive eating disorders. 14

Acetylcholine Acetylcholine is the primary chemical carrier of thought and memory. This excitatory neurotransmitter is essential for both the storage and recall of memory, and partly responsible for concentration and focus. A deficit in acetylcholine is directly related to memory decline and reduced cognitive capacity. 15

Receptors-“Open the Doors”

Neurotransmitters spill out across the synapse, where they're caught by receptor molecules on the membrane of the target neuron's

dendrites. A receptor is a (protein) molecule found on the surface of

a cell, which receives specific chemical signals from neighboring

cells or the wider environment within an organism. These signals tell

a cell to do something—for example to divide or die, or to allow

certain molecules to enter or exit the cell. Every single cell in the body has receptors on the outside. Now one cell can have thousands of receptors studding its surface, which is opening up to receive information via neurotransmitters. 16 When a neurotransmitter molecule docks on a cell it literally, like a key going into a lock sits

on the receptor surface and attaches to it and kind of moves the receptor and kind of like a doorbell buzzing, sends a signal into the cell. A receptor that has a neurotransmitter molecule sitting in it, changes the cell in many ways. It sets off a whole cascade of biochemical events some of which wind up with changes in the actual nucleus of the cell. Inside the cell, the roots move. The movement triggers a reformation in another molecule, which in turn disturbs another, which in turn disturbs still another. The reaction travels, domino fashion, until it initiates some sort of specific activity. Chemical imbalances in the brain or neurotransmitter imbalance is usually involved in brain disorders, including, attention-deficits, and obsessive-compulsive behavior. These chemical imbalances are also linked to characteristics of the lower-self such as: Hatred, slander, lewdness, murders, theft, and everything that harms. 17

It must be properly realized that Receptors can be fooled. There are as many kinds of receptors as there are neurotransmitters – hundreds of types – with numerous subtypes of receptor for any given neurotransmitter. Although each receptor is supposed to recognize and accept only a particular neurotransmitter molecule, certain medicines or pharmaceutical drugs are also able to mate with some receptors. The neurological effects of many pharmaceutical drugs are due to this tendency of receptors to accept molecules that resemble their corresponding neurotransmitter. These

substitute molecules can either imitate a neurotransmitter and create

a similar response, or they could simply occupy and block the

receptor, making it unavailable to neurotransmitters. Addictive

substances such as alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, and other drugs interact with the brain's receptors in this manner. 18

Which is the controlling factor, Chemicals (i.e. neurotransmitters) or Thought?

It must be unmistakably understood that, it is not the chemical

which causes happiness or sadness. The chemical or neurotransmitter is but a manifest response of the thoughts we entertain. The manifestation of particular thoughts allows for a

corporeal experience, hence the creation of either heaven or hell by means of the quality of our thoughts. 19 The generality of doctors, scientists, and so-called intellectuals are under the erroneous misconception that all emotions are based on chemicals that run through the brain. Thus, for these people, chemicals are senior to thought and the mind -- thinking, they say, is the result of chemical and electrical activity in your body. You will recognize this as an abominable assertion that there is no God, of Whose Image and Likeness man was made! As earlier stated, Science must be untied with Religion, “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide. The science that is afraid of religion denies it's Creator and discredits itself.” 20

Doctors, particularly psychiatrists, believe that various “behaviors” and various “states of mental state” are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, and that they can, therefore, be successfully treated by the use of psychiatric drugs which, in general, bring about changes in the chemistry in the brain. There is vast literature, and billions of dollars of underlying scientific studies showing that people who are happy have high levels of the aforementioned chemical or neurotransmitter “serotonin” in their brain. People who are depressed have very low levels of this chemical. The world of medicine, generally, and psychiatry particularly, constantly confuses cause with effect. The psychiatrist learns that happy people have high serotonin, so he gets a pill that puts more serotonin your brain - - Prozac. The truth is simple, but far beyond the grasp of the psychiatric community, and this simple truth would be a profound benefit to thousands of drug addicts hooked on anti-depressants and other unhealthy dependences and compulsions. Let it be known: The mind is far more powerful than any chemical! You are a Spiritual being, a Thought of Allah (i.e. a thought of the Father of the Universe, a thought of the Author, Creator, Governor of the World, Almighty, Eternal, and Incomprehensible). Sadness, misery, grief, sorrow, and depression exists as a result of our thinking! The source of Misery is our passions 21 , i.e. that intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction which is devoid of reason. Due to the lack of usage of particular tools which we utilize in the workshop of the mind where things are made of thought, we trigger or initiate a decrease in the serotonin in the brain, and hence the

corporeal experience of being unhappy manifests. If you take the psychiatric drug, consequently your senses become dulled; you don't worry about whatever the problem was. You have found an unnatural and artificial way to cope with that problem. So, it seems as though you are less sad. The problem that caused the sadness is still there of course, because problems don't go away just because you ignore them, or pretend they are gone. The vital yet straightforward concept that you can simply be happy by changing the quality of your thoughts (i.e. being obedient to the precepts of God-Allah), and thereby cause an increase in serotonin is obviously foreign to psychiatry. Thoughts actually create your reality and thoughts are living things.

Although both mainstream psychology and alternative therapies understand that neurotransmitters are directly related to all mental health conditions, mainstream psychology attempts to fix these problems with medication. Psychological disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Learning Disorders, Bi-polar Depression, Manic Depression, Alcoholism and Schizophrenia can be treated quite successfully and cured with a regiment of disciplined thought management. Scientifically speaking, this can be accomplished through the creation of new “Neural Networks,” or new “Neural Pathways.”

Part VII

The Re-Wiring of the Brain through the Moorish Science Paradigm

Scientifically speaking, we have the ability to re-wire our brains which will in turn engender a wholesome, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

Most people misunderstand the meaning of “chemical imbalances” in the brain. This phrase has become the slogan to use today to explain mental health problems, however the root of these problems lie in specific neural pathways established by a particular consistent mode of thinking. The Soul is literally creating new neural pathways in the brain by way of consistent thought focused on any particular subject matter, idea, or topic. This is quite normal because everything we learn becomes part of our neural associations or pathways. 1

The more we utilize the tools in the workshop of the mind where things are made of thought, the more we build a new neural net in our brains, which in turn builds up character. The brain is made up of tiny nerve cells called "neurons. ' A neuron also known as a nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information by electrical and chemical signaling. 2 Chemical signaling occurs via synapses, specialized connections with other cells. Neurons connect to each other to form networks (i.e. neural net). 3 We know physiologically that nerve cells that fire together wire together. If you practice something over and over (i.e. utilize the Hammer), those nerve cells establish a long- term relationship. If you become angry frequently, if you become frustrated often, if you experience misery sorrow and distress regularly, you're rewiring and reintegrating that neural net on a daily basis, and that neural net now has a long-term relationship, with all those other nerve cells, thus creating an ‘identity’ based on our character which is built by way of the quality of our thoughts. We

must also keep in mind that nerve cells that don't fire together no longer wire together. They lose their long-term relationship, because every time we interrupt the thought process that produces a chemical response in the body--every time we interrupt it, those nerve cells that are connected to each other start breaking the long-term relationship. 4 Thus, if we have been used to feeling distraught, disappointed, and distressed, due to decades of laboring under the illusion of negro, black, and colored, all one has to do first realize the thoughts and actions of an unconscious individual is unhealthy. Subsequently, they must immediately interrupt those thoughts when they arise, and without delay replace those old deep-rooted thoughts with fresh, pristine, and healthy thoughts based on the Moorish Science paradigm. This is in effect re-wiring the brain by re-integrating a neural net.

As earlier stated: a typical neuron possesses a cell body, dendrites, and an axon; dendrites are thin structures that arise from the cell body, giving rise to a complex "dendrite tree"; an axon is a special cellular extension that arises from the cell body; at the majority of synapses, signals are sent from the axon of one neuron to a dendrite of another. 5 These branches that reach out and connect to other neurons form a “Neural Net.” 6 Each place where they connect (by way of the Chemical signaling of the synapse) is incubated into a memory. The brain builds up all its concepts by the law of associative memory. For example: ideas, thoughts and feelings are all constructed and interconnected in this neural net, and all have a possible relationship with one another. The concept of the principle Love, for instance, is stored in this vast neural net. However, many of us prior to arriving at the knowledge of Moorish Science, built the concept of love from many other sundry contemptuous ideas. Consequently, some people have love connected to disappointment; as a result they fail to comprehend the Divine Instruction of (the pure in heart) loving and not demanding love in return; due to their prior disappointment and mis-association with Love. When they think about love, they experience the memory of pain, sorrow, anger and even Misery. Misery may be linked to hurt, which may be linked to a person, which then is connected back to love. Consequently, we may labor under the erroneous notion that Love is conditional. We build up models of how we see the world outside of us; the more

Knowledge of Self that we acquire, the more we refine that model one way or another. Any information that we process, any information that we take in from the environment is always influenced by the experiences that we've had and the emotional response that we're having to what we're bringing in. Through thorough comprehension of the mechanics of thought, we have a magnificent and glorious opportunity to reveal the beauty and splendor of symmetrical character.

We’re rewiring the brain, literally reconnecting to a new concept.

Learning to Love instead of hate by means of creating new neural networks-

Indeed the Master of the house is more honorable than its walls, 7 consequently we must not vaunt the brain, because therein our Soul resides. The Soul is the source, basis, and foundation of the thought processes witnessed in the vast neural net in the brain. The chemicals (neurotransmitters), the connections of neurons via the synapses’, are all manifest expressions of the actions of the souls; in particular the action of Thinking. When we learn, we are thinking. The more we learn about ourselves, the more we will grow spiritually, the more this spiritual growth is exhibited, the more it will be manifested as a brain re-configuration. In other words, when your life changes, it is more or less reflected in your home, some are prompted to clean and neaten up, which will result in rearranging furniture. This rearrangement of furniture by the “master of the house” (i.e. the Soul) is analogous to the establishment of new neural pathways or new neural networks in the brain, as a result of enriching your thoughts i.e. learning more and more about self.

When you learn things about your family, it becomes a part of your brain's neural pathways and associations. Remembering your grandmother brings back many memories because these memories are all tied together or bundled together by these neural pathways or associations in the brain. Anything you learn, regardless of what it is, becomes a part of the vast neuronal associations in the brain,

which contain over one billion nerve cells. When you learn that the Moors under the leadership of Hamilcar Barca liberated Spain, as did Tariq in the 8 th century, your brain ties these people together into a neural association in your brain concerning Moorish history, Moorish historical events, and Moorish Generals who lived in the past. When you learn to tie your shoes, ride a bicycle, drive a car, use a computer keyboard, or even how to recite your 101’s or Acts of Law (Divine Constitution and By-Laws), your brain gradually develops the neural pathways to make your “practicing” become automatic. The more you practice, and the more quality time you put into your practice, the more that your brain pathways change. Fairly soon, you know how to tie your shoes and you don't think about it anymore, it has become “a part of every part.” This practice you did has made tying your shoes become automatic. Learning a musical instrument works the same way. At first, it is difficult and hard, but the more you practice, the better you get. As you take one step at a time, and practice thirty minutes a day on your instrument, you continue to improve and get better. What is happening? Because of your consistent engagement of a particular thought, your brain is arranging a new neural pathway or association for learning to play that instrument. As your brain develops this new pathway (via practicing and learning), you get better and better at playing your instrument. It is exactly the same way with learning to love instead of hate. As you learn, and then practice purification methods, purification strategies, and entertain Divine concepts connected with Love, a new neural pathway begins to form. The more you practice, the more this new neural pathway or association grows. Progress possibly may be slow at first, just like it is when you learn any new skill, but if you continue to practice, you continue to get better. If you practice enough, the habit becomes more and more automatic over time. What you learn changes the neural associations in your brain. What is in those neural pathways or associations becomes indelible.

Now, how do brain chemicals, neurochemistry, and “imbalances” of brain chemistry fit here? Your thoughts manifest themselves via neural pathways; your neural pathways and associations influence and decide which neuro-chemicals, and at what ‘strength’ pass through the synapse (i.e., synaptic gap). Your

neurochemistry is determined by your neural pathways and associations, which is in turn determined by thought, not the other way around. Medication or pills can change your brain chemistry temporarily. But, medications have no power to change neural pathways or associations. There is no cure for hatred, slander, lewdness, murders, theft, etc. in medication. There is a temporary chemical change in your brain brought about by the medication. But it lasts only as long as the medication is synthesized to last, from four hours to longer periods. But it is never permanent. You always need to take another pill. The only permanent solution is to change your neural pathways and associations, by changing the way you think! This can only be done by learning new strategies, rational concepts, and new methods to conquer the lower-self. Then, these new strategies and methods must be practised and practiced. This is why we persistently emphasis repetition, i.e. utilizing the Hammer in the workshop of the mind. Without repetition (the Hammer), neural pathways and associations cannot change. To have a permanent solution to conquer the lower-self, our neural pathways and associations MUST change. When our thoughts change, our neural pathways and associations change, consequently our brain chemistry also changes. This is a permanent change, because you have practiced the new methods and concepts (i.e., purity and Love Divine) repetitiously, thus creating new neural associations. Whatever you really learn causes new neural pathways in the brain, and, over time, with repetition, you gradually become better and better at something. Once our thoughts change, our new neural pathways continue to grow and our new feelings, beliefs, and values change automatically.

A Wonderful Opportunity-

Humanity has a wonderful, splendid, and glorious opportunity to create new Holy and Divine neural pathways, as well as destroy neural pathways which are unhealthy and unfit for spiritual advancement. This opportunity is there for humanity annually via the Holy month of Ramadan. During the Holy month of Ramadan, fallen humanity is commanded to fast for 29 to 30 days per annum. 8 The Fast of Ramadan is in no way confined or restricted to

Arabians and other Eastern Moslems. The Fast of the Holy month of Ramadan transcends culture, custom, society, tradition, and mores; it is a directive to all those who fear God. 9 Moreover, the Fast of the Holy month of Ramadan transcends the avoidance of food, drink, and coitus from sunrise to sunset. The Fast of the Holy month of Ramadan is about ridding the mind of all thoughts, words, and actions which are opposed to that which is Divine; it concerns focusing our thoughts on Purity and Love. Yes, we should be concerned with accomplishing this all the time, however during the Holy month of Ramadan, we are obligated, required, and compelled to do it! Again, this is accomplished in 29 to 30 days which scientifically ensures that new neural pathways are established.

It is indeed interesting to note that, no matter what “habit” you want to develop, you always hear “do it for 30 days” and then the habit will be set. It turns out that’s true and there is a physiological reason for why it is true; it was actually discovered quite by chance by NASA (however it was not strange, because it was law which governed the event). During its inception, NASA designed an experiment to determine the physiological and psychological effect of the spatial disorientation the astronauts would experience in a weightless environment. What NASA did was outfit the potential astronauts with convex goggles which flipped everything in their field of vision 180 degrees. In other words, their world was turned completely upside down. The potential astronauts were required to wear these special goggles 24 hours a day—even when they were asleep. The scientists then sat back to observe what happened. Initially, according to elevated blood pressure and other vital signs, the potential astronauts suffered from extreme stress and anxiety. As time went on they gradually adapted to some of the stress. However, on the 26th day, something amazing happened for one of the astronauts. His world turned right-side up again even though he continued to wear the goggles 24 hours a day. From days 26-30, the same thing happened for each of the astronauts; their worlds turned right-side up. What the scientists discovered is that after 26-30 days of this continuous stream of new input (new habit) the astronauts’ brains created neural connections to “rewire” their brains. This would be an amazing story if this were the end; however it’s not.

NASA did the experiment again with a slight change. This time the potential astronauts took the goggles off for a short period of time partway through the experiment. The result? They had to start over. When they put the goggles back on and left them on until the 30th day, their worlds were still upside down. What the scientists discovered is the brain needs about 30 uninterrupted days for new neural connections to form. 10 That being said, the Fast of the month of Ramadan physiological and psychological ensures success in regards to creating new neural pathways (which is scientifically proven) which can be spiritually beneficial.


The Power of Thought!

"Man is a thought of Allah; all thoughts of Allah are infinite; they are not measured up by time, for things that are concerned with time, begin and end. "The thoughts of Allah are the everlasting of the past unto the never ending days to come. And so is man, the spirit-man.” 1

As we have stated throughout this entire dissertation, everything in the physical world is made out of atoms. Atoms are made out of energy. The question is, what is energy made of? Energy is made out of consciousness/Thought; consequently, consciousness or Thought is what the universe is made of, matter and energy are simply forms that consciousness or Thought takes. The Universe is made out of thought, of which Allah is the Father of. Man is a thought (of Allah). Allah is so omnipotent that His thoughts are literally alive! In lieu of that fact, we must ever remain cognizant of the fact that Man is made in the image and after the likeness of Allah. 2 Therefore if Allah’s Thoughts are alive, and we are made in His likeness, are our thoughts alive as well?

Thought is a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle yet prodigious force that exists in the universe. The thought-world is more real relatively than this physical universe; the physical universe is a manifest of the thought-world. Thoughts are living things. Every change in thought is accompanied by a vibration. Thought is a dynamic force. Thought moves. Thought is infectious. Thought creates. You can work wonders with the power of thought. The strength of your body, the strength of your mind, your success in life and the vibration you give off to others in your company - all depend on the nature and quality of your thoughts.

Man is a thought; man ultimately will spiritually develop and unfold based upon the thoughts he entertain. Gandhi said, “A man is but the

product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.” 3 Prophet Buddha said, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.” 4 He further stated, “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow.” “We are what we think…” 5 Simply stated, what a man thinks upon, that he becomes. If you think you are strong; strong you become; think you are weak; the weak you become. Think like a fool; fool you become. Think pure and clean; pure and clean you become. A man forms his character, becoming that which he thinks. If you think nobly, you shall gradually make for yourself a noble character, but if you think basely, a base character will be formed. Steady persevering thought sets up a definite habit of the mind and that habit manifests itself as a quality of character. The thread of thought is woven into mental and moral qualities and these qualities in their totality form what we call character. You can build your character by utilizing the tools in the workshop of the mind, where things are made of THOUGHT! The first step towards a deliberate creation of character, lies then in the deliberate choosing of what we think, and then of thinking persistently on the quality chosen. Soon, there will be a tendency to evince that quality; a little longer, its exercise will become habitual. Thought makes character. You weave the thread of thought into your destiny. All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts. Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure.

We are all living, so to speak, in a vast ocean of thought; and the very atmosphere around us is continually filled with the thought- forces that are being continually sent or that are continually going out in the form of thought-waves. We are all affected more or less by these thought-forces either consciously or unconsciously and in the degree that we are more or less sensitive to these thought impressions, which thus determine what influences shall enter into the domain of our thoughts and hence into our lives. Dependant upon what quality of thought you carry, you will unceasingly attract to yourself, knowingly or inadvertently, exactly and only what corresponds to your own dominant quality of thought.

A good thought is thrice blessed. First, it benefits the thinker by

improving his mental body. Secondly, it benefits the person about whom it is entertained. Lastly, it benefits all mankind by improving the general etherical atmosphere. Evil thoughts thrown into the atmosphere poisons receptive minds. To dwell on an evil thought gradually deprives it of its repulsiveness and impels the thinker to perform an action which embodies it. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.

It is not sufficient to be contented with the notion that all your

thoughts are not bad; that there is a balance between your good thoughts and your unhealthy thoughts. You must transmute negative thoughts into positive healthy thoughts. This is spiritual alchemy, and the philosopher’s stone is your intention. The alchemist was one who professed to have discovered “the great secret” (namely, of transmuting base metal into gold); esoterically speaking, the spiritual Alchemist has mastered the ability to transmute a base thought, to a thought of a Holy and Divine quality. Your thoughts must be kind and loving. These qualities allow your thoughts to be helpful. When they are sent out, they are capable of doing immense good and benefit in the uplifting of fallen humanity.

Thoughts are likened unto children. Be watchful and vigilant of your progeny of thoughts. “A wicked son is a reproach to his father; but he that doth right is an honor to his grey hairs.” 6 A good son brings happiness, name and prominence to the father. An evil son brings infamy, disgrace and discredit to his father. Even so, a noble thought will bring happiness and joy to you. An evil thought will bring unrest, misery and death to you. Just as you rear up your children with great care, so also you will have to rear up good, sublime thoughts with great care and attention.

The medium through which thoughts travel is that rarified substance which permeates all space: Ether. Ether serves as the vehicle for thought. Thought moves, thoughts travel. It actually leaves the brain and hovers about. It can enter the brains of others also. A sympathetic thought in you can raise a sympathetic thought in others with whom you come in contact. A thought of anger can produce a

similar vibration in those who surround an angry man. A cheerful thought can produce cheerful thought in others. A thought of joy can create sympathetically a thought of joy in others. The mind is like a wireless machine. An Adept with peace, joy, and harmony sends spiritual waves out into the world which travel with tremendous lightning speed in all directions and enter the minds of thousands and produce in them also similar thoughts of harmony and peace. Whereas a worldly man whose mind is filled with jealousy, revenge and hatred sends out discordant thoughts which enter the minds of thousands and stir in them similar thoughts of hatred and discord.

Thoughts lead to action. Thoughts are the sources of all actions. Thinking is the real action. “The sin lies in the wish, in the desire (i.e. thought), not in the act.” 7 If you can root out all evil thoughts in the beginning, you will not perform any evil deed.

Lower-Self Thoughts

Drive away from your mind all unnecessary, useless and obnoxious thoughts. Useless thoughts impede your spiritual growth; obnoxious thoughts are stumbling blocks to spiritual advancement. You are distant from the Almighty God-Allah when you are entertaining useless thoughts. Entertain only thoughts that are helpful and useful. You must eradicate through introspection all sorts of mean thoughts, useless thoughts, unworthy thoughts, impure thoughts, thoughts of jealousy, hatred and selfishness. You must annihilate all destructive thoughts of disharmony and discord. You must develop good, loving, sublime thoughts. Every thought must be of a constructive nature. It must be strong, positive and must be of a constructive nature. It must be strong, positive and definite. Develop right thinking. Every thought must bring peace and solace to yourself and others. It should not bring even the least pain and unhappiness to anyone. Then you are a blessed spirit on the earth. You are a mighty power on the earth. You can help many, and heal thousands. If you can steady the mind and if you have consistent thoughts of one subject or one kind only to the exclusion of all other thoughts, this itself is a very great achievement, it is a great step in advancement in thought-control.

Techniques of Thought-control

If you think again and again on impure things, an evil thought gains new strength by repetition. It gains the force of momentum. Drive them out immediately. If you find it difficult to do so, entertain counter-thoughts of LOVE. A noble thought is a potent antidote to counteract an evil thought. By repetition of Allah’s name daily, good thoughts gain new strength by each repetition.

Part IX

Thought expressed as Energy Vortices vibrating throughout the ethereal body. The Endocrine system of the Soul!

“…wouldst thou raise thy thoughts to infinite wisdom? Wouldst thou see omnipotence displayed before thee? Contemplate thine frame.” 1

During the course of contemplation of ones frame, one must take under consideration all the parts, elements, and components which makes up Man. The Physical part of man is but the slower ethereal vibration of the soul and Spirit. In addition to Man being clothed in flesh, also “the perfumes and the odors and the true sensations…were clothed in flesh.” 2 (The true sensations were clothed in

flesh via the sensory organs-see chapter I). These perfumes and odors

which have been clothed in flesh are simply various subtle components of the flesh of Man. These perfumes and odors which are “in flesh” comprise the endocrine system. There is the Endocrine system of the flesh and the Endocrine System of the Soul.

The Endocrine System of the Soul is known as the Chakra System. 3 The body itself is composed of cells. These cells are in turn made up of molecules, which are made up of atoms, which are in turn made up of sub-atomic particles such as electrons, neutrons, and protons. The nucleus of the Atom (i.e. protons and neutrons) is composed of energy. Energy is the result of consciousness/Thought; consequently, consciousness or Thought is what we are made of, matter and energy are simply forms that consciousness or Thought takes. This Energy is precisely the perfume or odor, which the soul gives off/secretes (the root of the term ‘endocrine’ is from the Greek “crinis” which means secrete). Although the body (at its core) is composed of energy, there are

particular concentrations of this energy known as energy vortices. These energy vortices are also known as “Chakras.”

Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means “wheel.” 4 The chakras are similar to wheels in that they are spinning vortexes of energy. They are centers of force located within our etheric body, through which we receive, transmit, and process life energies. The chakras are the network through which the mind, body, and spirit interact as one holistic system. The seven major chakras correspond to specific aspects of our consciousness and have their own individual characteristics and functions. Each has a corresponding relationship to one of the various glands of the body's endocrine system (i.e. the perfumes and odors clothed in flesh). The main purpose in working with and understanding the chakras is to create integration and wholeness within ourselves. In this way we bring the various aspects of our consciousness from the physical to the spiritual, into a harmonious relationship. Ultimately, we begin to recognize that the various aspects of ourselves all work together, and that each aspect is as much a part of the whole as the others. We must be able to acknowledge, integrate, and accept all levels of our being. The Chakra energy system is the line which unites “divinity and matter.”

To help us in the process of our unfolding it is most important to understand that the chakras are doorways for our consciousness. They are the doorways through which emotional, mental, and spiritual force flow into physical expression. The energy created from our emotional and mental attitudes runs though the chakras and is distributed to our cells, tissues and organs. To understand the chakras and their relationship to our consciousness is to better understand ourselves. Understanding ourselves will enable us to make choices and decisions from a place of balance and awareness.

In Islam, the Chakras are referred to as “Al-Lataif” meaning ‘the subtleties.’ Texts describing the chakras go back as far as the Vedas and the Upanishad. 5 In eastern traditions; the chakras play an important role in attaining deep levels of realization. Due to the similarities between the Chinese and Indian philosophies, the knowledge of chakras was quickly blended into Chinese practices

such as acupuncture and the philosophy of ‘Chi’ (‘Ki’ in Japanese);

in fact Yoga, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Chi Kung all focus

on balancing the energy meridians which are an integral part of the

chakra system. In Japan ‘ki’ is related to the practice of Reiki, and plays an important role in Japanese martial arts such as Aikido.


Hinduism, the concept of chakras is part of a philosophy related


esoteric anatomy. 6 They are described as emanations of

consciousness from Brahman, an energy emanating from the spiritual which gradually turns concrete, creating these distinct levels of chakras. 7 This “esoteric anatomy” is directly linked to

the endocrine system of the body, which is the perfumes and odors clothed in flesh.

The term Endocrine derives from the Greek words “endo” meaning inside or within, and “crinis” for secrete. 8 Although we rarely think about the Endocrine System of the body, it influences almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, and reproductive processes. 9 The foundations of the endocrine system are the hormones and glands. As the body's chemical messengers, hormones transfer information and instructions from one set of cells to another. 10 The major glands that make up the human endocrine system include the:

• Hypothalamus

• Pituitary gland

• Thyroid

• Parathyroids

• Adrenal glands

• Pineal body

Reproductive glands (which include the ovaries and testes) 11

A gland is a group of cells that produces and secretes, or gives off,

chemicals. A gland selects and removes materials from the blood, processes them, and secretes the finished chemical product for use somewhere in the body. 12 Some types of glands release their secretions in specific areas. For instance, exocrine glands, such as the sweat and salivary glands, release secretions in the skin or inside the mouth. Endocrine glands, on the other hand, release more than

20 major hormones directly into the bloodstream where they can be transported to cells in other parts of the body. 13

The endocrine system helps regulate and maintain various body functions by synthesizing (making) and releasing hormones, chemical messengers. The major areas of control and integration include responses to stress and injury, growth and development, absorption of nutrients, energy metabolism, water and electrolyte balance, and reproduction. 14 The endocrine system and the nervous system are so closely associated that they are collectively called the neuro-endocrine system. Neural control centers in the brain control endocrine glands. The main neural control center is the hypothalamus, also known as the ‘master switchboard.’ The hypothalamus sends messages to the pituitary gland; the pituitary gland, in turn, releases hormones that regulate body functions. 15

One of the strongest associations to affect your health and well- being is that formed with your Endocrine system. The endocrine system is part of the body's main control mechanism. It comprises of a number of ductless glands that produce the hormones, acting as chemical messengers that are secreted into the bloodstream from particular organs to stimulate or inhibit physical processes. 16 By adjusting the hormone levels, the endocrine system works to maintain the body in a state of optimum health. The Chakra's are linked with the glands responsible for creating the hormones. Unsurprisingly, the positions of the Chakra’s correspond to the positions of the glands in the endocrine system and have an effect on their functioning. The link between the Chakra's and the glands emphasizes the holistic nature of health and demonstrates that you need to maintain a balance in your emotional and mental activities as well as your physical diet and exercise, as they are all deeply interrelated.

Chakra Relation to the Endocrine System

1. Root Chakra (Muladhara)-

Adrenal Glands

2. Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)-


3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) – Spleen/Pancreas

4. Heart Chakra (Anahata) –

5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) –

6. Third-Eye Chakra (Ajna) –

7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) –

Thymus Thyroid/Parathyroid Pineal Gland Pituitary Gland

Root Chakra – The Root Chakra, the 1 st chakra, represents foundation and being grounded and secure. The Root Chakra (Muladhara) is also related to the Instinctive Faculty. Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.

Unbalanced Energy- When energy is unbalanced in Root Chakra, there will be issues and struggles with lust, obsession, stability, and insecurity, anger, vanity, and greed, Balanced Energy- When energy is balanced in the Root Chakra the carnal nature will be well managed and under control, you will be healthy, grounded in Islam, secure with oneself, patient, stable, and



Sacral Chakra – The Sacral Chakra (Swadisthana), the 2 nd chakra, represents our ability to accommodate our selves to all, accept others and adapt ourselves to new situations. Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in. Unbalanced Energy- When energy is unbalanced in the Sacral Chakra, there will be issues and struggles with relationships

(whether marital, familial, occupational, etc.), addictions, emotional imbalance, lack of enthusiasm, jealousy, envy, confusion,


Balanced Energy- When energy is balanced in the Sacral Chakra our passions and desires will be in the bounds of righteousness, we are able to work harmoniously with others, our happiness will be based on obedience to the precepts of Allah.

Solar Plexus Chakra – The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) represents our ability to be confident and in control of our lives. Manipura is believed to correspond to Islets of Langerhans, which are groups of cells in the pancreas, as well as the outer adrenal glands and the adrenal cortex. These play a valuable role in digestion, the conversion of food matter into energy for the body. Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area. Unbalanced Energy- When energy in the Solar Plexus Chakra is unbalanced there will control issues and struggles with fear, anxiety, frustration, overly self-critical thoughts, etc. Balanced Energy- When energy is balanced in the Solar Plexus Chakra, principles of action will be fully established subsequently they will be acted upon accordingly; purity in life will be realized.

Heart Chakra – The Heart Chakra (Anahata) represents our ability to demonstrate Divine Love. Anahata is related to the thymus, which is located in the chest (heart). The thymus is an element of the immune system as well as being part of the endocrine system. It is the site of maturation of the T cells responsible for fending off disease and may be adversely affected by Location: Center of chest just above heart. Unbalanced Energy- When energy is unbalanced in the Heart Chakra there will be issues and struggles with displaying empathy, compassion, tenderness, respect, and tolerance; there will be an erroneous belief that love must be based on conditions, and respect must be earned; there will be also difficulty accepting rejection; there will be resentment, sadness and hostility. Balanced Energy- When energy is balanced in the Heart Chakra Divine Love will be displayed; group consciousness will easily be achieved, we will be able to give readily and not expect to receive, we will be open to change, we will be able to effortlessly cope with death,

Throat Chakra - The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) represents our ability to our ability to communicate properly. Vishuddha is understood to relate to communication and growth through expression. This chakra is paralleled to the thyroid, a gland that is

also in the throat and which produces thyroid hormone, responsible for growth and maturation. Location: Throat. Unbalanced Energy- When energy is unbalanced in the Throat Chakra there will be issues and struggles with communication; there will be difficulty to display active listening, i.e. hearing with patience. Our words will be cold and devoid compassion, kindness, and consideration; our speech will be based off of impulse and emotion; thus our words will be severe and rigorous. There will be difficulty verbally expressing the thoughts of our heart. We will bestow in every man the flattery of unmeaning words, thus our speech will be insincere. We will delight in speaking of ourselves; but we will not notice that others like not to hear us. Balanced Energy- When energy is balanced in the Throat Chakra, there will be fluent thought expressed kindly and unambiguously in words; our tongue will be rooted in heart consequently hypocrisy and deceit will have no place in our words. The words of our mouth will be the thoughts of our heart, yet, with prudence and caution will we open our lips; we will study what is right, and speak with discretion. Kindness will be mixed with reproof, and reason with authority. Our lips will be as the lips of the wise which are likened to the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened but treasures are poured out; like unto trees of gold arranged in beds of silver, wise sentences will be uttered in due season.

Third Eye Chakra - The Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) represents our ability to focus on the spiritual reality and see beyond the carnal physical manifestation. The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna (brow) chakra in certain eastern spiritual traditions. It is also spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and higher consciousness. The third eye is often associated with visions, clairvoyance, and precognition. People who have developed the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers, however those who absolutely have developed the aptitude to utilize their third eye see things as they are and not how they appear to be; they are able to look into the face of their Brothers/Sisters and see the image of Allah Who speaks within;

they are able to see past the illusions of the world and realize the infinite reality.

The opened Third Eye is also known as the Eye of Horus. The Mystery Temples in ancient Egypt was dedicated to the process of opening the Third Eye. The Third Eye is an etheric, or “fourth dimensional eye,” which simply implys, when activated the mind will transcend time and space. It acts as a sensitive receiver, and transmitter, by which vibrations of many different types can be translated, interpreted and dispersed into our third dimensional brains to gain wisdom and understanding. Through this eye, quicker vibrational planes, thought forms, and higher vibrational entities are perceived. A better sense of cause and effect is also acquired.

In Hinduism and Buddhism, the third eye is a symbol of enlightenment. In the Indian tradition, it is referred to as the gyananakashu, “the eye of knowledge”, which is the seat of the “teacher inside” or antar-guru. 17 This is commonly denoted in Indian and East Asian iconography with a dot, eye or mark on the forehead of enlightened Masters, such as Prophet Buddha. This symbol is called the “Third Eye” or the “Eye of Wisdom”, or, in Buddhism, the urna. 18 Many Hindus wear a tilaka (a red mark worn on the forehead and other parts of the body) between the eyebrows to represent the third eye. 19 In the Upanishads, a human being is likened to a city with ten gates. Nine gates (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, urethra, anus) lead outside to the sensory world; the third eye is the tenth gate and leads to inner/Higher consciousness. 20 This Higher consciousness is also referred to as Buddha consciousness or God-consciousness. Higher consciousness is generally regarded as a developed state of consciousness in which aspects of the mind, such as thought, understanding, reasoning and willing, are improved, refined and enhanced. It is considered thus to be a higher level of consciousness relative to ordinary consciousness, in the sense that a greater Spiritual awareness is achieved. It is also associated with transcendence, Spiritual enlightenment, and union with Allah.

Moreover, the Third Eye (chakra) is linked to the pineal gland (the pineal gland is also linked to the Crown Chakra). The pineal

gland (also called the pineal body, or the “third eye”) is a small endocrine gland in the brain. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) functions. 21 The pineal gland, or third eye, is located in the geometric center of the brain. This correlates to the location of the Great Pyramid which is in the center of the physical planet. This pineal gland is activated by Light, and it controls the various bio- rhythms of the body. It works in harmony with the hypothalamus gland which directs the body's thirst, hunger, and the biological clock that determines our aging process. 22 René Descartes, who dedicated much time to the study of the pineal gland, called it the “principal seat of the soul” (this is not strange being that the Soul itself resides in the Brain). He believed that it was the point of connection between the intellect and the body. Descartes attached significance to the gland because he believed it to be the only section of the brain which existed as a single part, rather than one half of a pair. 23 It is also interesting to note that in the scripture the Prophet Jacob names the location where he wrestles with the angel “Peniel.” The scripture states, “And Jacob called the name of the