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The Senses

Only through our senses can knowledge of the Universe be obtained.  The sense organs and their related nervous systems, designed to obtain, examine and investigate information about the outside world, have developed and evolved over a many generations.  The primary senses consist of five: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.  The Mind makes use of the impressions about the external world they receive.  Each sense has an organ, or organs, adapted for particular vibrations through which it receives impressions. Continue reading The Senses

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(a) Sight

The eyes are immediately active from the first waking moment until its time to go to sleep. Like a video camera, everything that is seen is sent to the brain for processing and storage.  The sense of sight is the highest and most complex of all the senses. About 80% of our sensory perception is received through the eyes; they constantly observe many objects, at longer distances, and give a greater variety of reports to the Mind than any other sense. Continue reading (a) Sight

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(b) Sound

The sense of Hearing is more complex than Taste, Touch or Smell; objects being sensed must be brought into close contact with them for information. In Hearing impressions may be far removed; they are carried by the vibrations in the air, caught and reported upon by the ears and their internal mechanism. The ears rely on the nourishment of the Essence for their proper functioning and are physiologically related to the Kidneys. If the Kidneys are weak, hearing may be impaired and there may be tinnitus. Continue reading (b) Sound

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(c) Smell

Smells can trigger vivid memories, involving sights, sounds and emotional impressions of events from our distant past. Odor particles too small to be seen with a microscope are what make smell.  The nose is the opening of the Lungs, and through it respiration occurs.  It is designed to smell, moisten and filter the air inhaled.  When inhaling, the air passes through the nostrils, which has tiny hairs called cilia that filter the air; on it's way to the lungs.  When cells located in the upper part of the nose capture odor molecules, signals go to the brain’s limbic region, a primitive portion of the brain. This region controls the body’s basic survival functions, in part, by influencing key hormone-secreting glands affecting the entire body. Here odors trigger memories and influence emotions and behavior. In addition, smells can initiate a cascade of physiological responses affecting our entire body and mental outlook.  Hence, a smell can quickly influence the entire body.  If the Lungs are strong, the nose will be open, respiration will be easy and the sense of smell will be normal. If the Lungs are weak, or if they have been invaded by an exterior pathogenic factor, the nose will be blocked or there may be loss of the sense of smell and or sneezing. Continue reading (c) Smell

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(d) Touch

The sense of Touch is the one sense where humans surpass animals in the matter of degree and acuteness. The animal may have a keener Sight, Smell, Taste and Hearing, but its sense of Touch is far beneath that of a human. It is the simplest, primal sense; long before lower forms of life developed higher senses, they had the sense of Touch. Without it they would have been unable find food, or receive and respond to outside impressions. While the other four senses are located in specific parts of the body, the sense of touch is all over the body. Continue reading (d) Touch

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(e) Taste

The sense of Taste is closely allied to that of Touch. It has been considered a very highly developed sense of Touch. In fact, the tongue has the finest sense of Touch as well as the sense of Taste developed to perfection. The sense of Taste depends to a great extent upon the presence of fluids, and only substances that are soluble make their presence known through the organs and sense of Taste. The sense of Smell often acts in connection with the sense of Taste. Tiny particles of the substance in the mouth rise to the organs of Smell. By means of the opening in the back part of the mouth and the nose usually detects the odor of substances before they enter the mouth. Continue reading (e) Taste