Heart Intelligence LO22708

AM de Lange (amdelange@gold.up.ac.za)
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 14:58:34 +0200

Replying to LO22588 --

Dear Organlearners,

Dan Bishop <danbishop@heartmath.com> writes in
Subject: New Intelligence, or is it old? LO22588

which has been renamed to the

Subject: Heart Intelligence LO22631
Philip Pogson <ppogson@uts.EDU.AU>

>As an add-on to Philip Pogson wonderful breakdown
>of the Subject: Intelligence Testing LO22552 , I would
>like to share the following perspective for us all to consider
>by way of posting parts of an article below.


>Please be easy on me...I'm not a scientist...just a regular
>guy wanting to care more for people. With all the great
>assessments and programs out there , there is still about 30%
>of us adult population walking around with hypertension.


>"Researchers are finding that the poets might have been right:
>The human heart is the physical home of love and, perhaps,
>the repository of the soul itself."
> by Bennett Daviss
> Copyright 1999 by Bennett Daviss.
>Reprinted courtesy of Ambassador,
>the in-flight magazine of Trans World Airlines.


>... clinical psychologist Paul Pearsall makes a case that the
>heart is a vault of emotional memories and energy patterns
>that make us who we are as individuals.
>As partial evidence, he recounts stories of heart-transplant
>recipients who have inexplicably taken on the tastes, attitudes
>and even memories of their donors - people they knew nothing


>The heart also has a unique way of making its ideas and
>memories felt: it's the body's largest rhythmic generator,
>emitting an electromagnetic signal up to 50 times stronger
>than the ones buzzing around inside our skulls. That signal
> - combined with the pressure waves the heart sends
>throughout the circulatory system - can either harmonize or
>overpower and disrupt the more feeble working rhythms and
>electrical currents that mark and govern the brain and other


>The other force is the group of signals the parasympathetic
>nervous system sends to the heart. The PNS counters the
>physiological symptoms of tension, releasing biochemical
>tranquilizers enabling us to relax. The heart itself plays a
>major role in that relaxation response by making "attrial
>natriuretic factor" or ANF, its own unique hormone known as
>the "balance hormone." ANF balances or moderates the body's
>physical response to stress, easing physical symptoms of
>panic as tides of tension rise. The more ANF we make, the
>more peaceful we feel.

Since then only one other person joined the dialogue on this
topic, namely
Nick Heap <nickheap@tesco.net> with
Subject: Heart Intelligence LO22666

Greetings Dan, Philip and Nick,

Thank you very much for not letting this topic die a premature death.

Philip and Nick, your responses were very heartening to me.

Dan, I qouted more than the usual from your contribution and
the article which you have copied for us. One sentence struck
me as very outstanding, namely
"Please be easy on me...I'm not a scientist...
just a regular guy wanting to care more for people."

Ok, I also want to begin with
"Please be easy on me ... I'm not a specialist .. just
a jack of all trades wanting to to care more for people".

Neurologists (specialsists on the Neurological System NS of which the
brain forms part of it) today admit freely that thousands of chemical
compounds influence the working of the NS. They have already uncovered
many mechanisms how this influence happens.

Most of these compounds have been administered from without the body. Some
have been produced artificially while the rest have been isolated from
natural materials, usually from organic origin. Soon it was also realised
that the body itself produces some of these compounds, usually in a
specific organ like the brain, the liver or some other glands. Exactly
what compounds each organ produces and under what circumstances is a story
in the making. Interestingly enough, the heart has received far too little
attention. Why?

It all has to do with the way in which chemistry is usually practised.
Every chemical reaction needs one or more entropic forces to drive it
forward. The most commonly used entropic force is the one resulting from
the differences in the "Gibbs chemical potential" of the participating
compounds. The "Gibbs chemical potential" of a compound depends on the
internal order (microscopical structure or composition and arrangement)
of that compound. The mere existence of the compound as something with an
internal, microscopical order ensures its "Gibbs chemical potential".
Thus, by mixing two compounds so that they can react, the difference in
their "Gibbs chemical potential" become available as an entropic force to
drive the reaction forward. I will call this traditional way of producing
new substances "interosynthesis" -- a term which you will not find in the
chemical literature.

Chemistry unfolded itself traditionally as Inorganic Chemistry IC and
Organic Chemistry OC. There are 82 stable elements (hydrogen H, Helium He,
Lithium Li, berylium Be, boron B, carbon C, nitrogen N, oxygen O, fluorine
F, ......) to work. In IC all 82 elements are studied, even carbon C
whenever C does not combine with itself repeatedly. More than 100 000
compounds have thus been synthesised and studied in IC. But in OC the
focus is on carbon whenever carbon combine with itself repeatedly to form
all sorts of carbon chains and webs. Close to 2 000 000 compounds
involving carbon links have been synthesised and studied. In other words,
the chemistry of carbon is far more complex than the chemistry of all
other elements combined!

Now what has this to do with "heart chemistry"? In Inorganic Chemistry IC
it was soon realised that the differences in "Gibbs chemical potential"
was not the only entropic force available. A considerable study went into
"electrochemistry", i.e. using a difference in electrical potentials to
produce substances which would otherwise be very difficult or even
impossible to produce. For example, the element lithium Li (a light,
reactive metal) can be produced only by the electrolysis of molten
inorganic salts of lithium. Thus specialists in IC often made use of
"electrosynthesis" to produce novel substances. In other words,
specialists in IC were very much aware of "electrosynthesis" in addition
to the traditional "interosynthesis".

However, in Organic Chemistry "electrosynthesis" was very seldom practised
up to about two decades ago. The simple reason was that traditional
"interosynthesis" produced a greater diversity of organic compounds than
that which the specialists could handle. A second entropic force like in
"electrosynthesis" merely complicated the diversity which these
specialists had to handle. But since the eighties the position has
changed drastically. Electrosynthesis in OC has become an exciting new
field to explore.

Now let us jump to biochemistry. Biochemists study a lot of Organic
Chemistry OC and far too little Inorganic Chemistry IC. Thus most
specialists (even neurologists) who make use of biochemistry are
relatively unaware of "electrosynthesis". They usually rely on
"interosynthesis" to sustain chemical emergences. Obviously, when it
comes to the heart which produces the greatest differences in electrical
potential in the whole of the body, such an unawareness to
"electrosynthesis" is fatal to understand the wholesome role of the heart.

Another reason why the "electrosynthesis" of the heart is so difficult to
observe is the very stability of the compounds produced by
"electrosynthesis". Compounds produced by "interosynthesis" are usually
stable whereas compounds produced by "electrosynthesis are usually very
unstable and thus highly reactive. (Think merely of the metal lithium!) In
other words, before they can even be observed by our infantile technology,
they have already done their job and are thus consumed.

Dan, I hope you now understand that it that your apology is not really
necessary. Specialist scientists may also fail to see the whole picture
because of their very specialisation.

I want to stress that it not only differences in "Gibbs chemical
potential" (thus giving rise to "interosynthesis") and differences in
"electrical potential" (thus giving rise to "electrosynthesis") which can
drive a chemical reaction forward. From irreversible thermodynamics, i.e.
the study of "entropy production", the difference in any "intensive
quantity" can function as an entropic force. For example pressure is an
intensive quantity and thus we ought to visualise even "pressosynthesis".
Where will such "pressosynthesis" happen? Those parts of our body
subjected to the greatest differences in pressure, namely the soles of our

So, is there not something to make out of "feet intelligence" also? St
Paul in the epistle to the Ephesians uses the body as a metaphor to
describe the wholesome actions of a Christian. Let us read again what he
has to say about the feet.

If anyone want me to tell something about "magnetosynthesis", just make a
call for it.

Please, fellow learners, keep on with your dialogue on "Heart
intelligence". I am enjoying it very much.

Best wishes


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