The Brain Myth: Your Intellect and Thoughts Originate in Your Heart, Not Your Brain
Those of us who have been educated in Western Culture today have been taught to believe that the center of a person's consciousness and thoughts is our brain. Like a computer that contains a microprocessor that allows the computer to accomplish all of its various tasks, the idea that a human being also works like a computer with a brain that functions like a microprocessor, is something that almost all people raised in Western Culture assume is a fact. But it is not a fact. It is a belief system. And as a belief system, would it surprise you to learn that this is a fairly modern belief, and that historically it has not been the brain that has been considered the driving force in humans that allows them to think and reason, but that historically it has been the heart that is attributed to human consciousness, including our mind, speech, and thoughts? When we look at the ancient literature written in non-Western cultures, the idea that the brain controls human thought and consciousness is mostly absent. The largest collection of writings of antiquity that exist to us today is contained in the Bible, a collection of 66 unique writings spanning over thousands of years. Most of the Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek, and the most common translations of the Bible found today are English translations. I have an electronic Bible I use every day (e-Sword), and in this program I currently have about 16 different English translations of the Bible. I searched every English translation I have for the word "brain," and all of them turned up a negative result with ZERO instances of the English word "brain" used to translate any of the words in the original languages. If one does a search for the word "heart," however, it will return a result of almost 1000 matches where words in the original languages were translated into English as "heart."