REFERENCE

COM M ENTARY
C H A R T S A S 2 T E X T

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H I S booklet was prepared and issued solely as a help to our members of the Sixth and higher degrees. It is not absolutely necessary to an understanding of the Sixth Degree work, but will prove very helpful especially in the practice of the healing principles. It contains matter not to be found in any medical, physiological or anatomical text book in any language outside of our Order. The nominal price of twenty-five cents charged for each copy is to cover cost of engravings, printing and mailing. No member shall be requested to purchase this booklet if it is not desired. It is copyrighted against improper use and commercial publication. T h is booklet may be pasted into the members’ 6th Degree Note B o o k s; or, cutting the binding edges and removing the wire fasteners, the ten pages may be fas­ tened into loose-leaf note books with holes punched through the wide margin on the side of each page. These booklets should not be given to strangers to read.
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THE SUPREME G RA N D LODGE
N O R T H A M E R IC A N JU R IS D IC T IO N
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(E X - C A T H E D R A . J U L Y IO . 1 91 7)

IN T R O D U C T O R Y

NOTE

E drawings in this booklet were personally drawn by the Imperator after careful study of the best methods of making plain the principles involved. The diagrams and illustrations are not claimed to be exact representations of any organ, vessel or feature of the human lxxly, but are schematic illustrations explaining the principles in the clearest manner possible. The text was also prepared by the Imperator. D e p a r t m e n t o f P u b l ic a t io n .

E X P L A N A T IO N O F C H A R T

I.

Digestion and Nutrition
This chart, in its mechanical, diagramatic form, presents a simple and understandable explanation of the process of Diges­ tion and Nutrition. Foo d — and liquids— are taken into the mouth where, while being crushed, masticated and rendered small in particles— like in a crushing device at the bottom of a grinder— a certain amount of saliva mixes with it to prepare it for digestion. It passes the pharynx in swallowing and goes down the esophagus (or throat) to the stomach. In the stomach the work of churning takes place. Th e little valve or opening from the stomach to the Intestines, called the “ P yloru s” remains partly closed during the churning process. After the stomach has expanded and turned the food from side to side and mixed it well, the “ P yloru s” automatically opens (and only when the proper time has come!) and the food passes into the beginning of the small Intestines. On the way down the Intestines there flows into the mixed food some bile from the gall bladder (through the bile duct) and also some “ Pancreatic fluid” from the pancreas. These two fluids, m ixing with the food, help to “ cut” the food and dissolve it into its primary “ negative elements.” As soon as these elements enter the small Intestines they are absorbed into the vessels which carry this negative nutrition to the L iver, separating the fat to be sent separately through the Thoracic Duct. Those elements or parts of the food which are not absorbed and are considered “ waste” leave the small Intestines and enter the large Intestine called the Colon, which almost encircles the small Intestines. From the Colon the waste passes from the body.
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Nutrition and Blood Circulation
The purpose of this diagram is two-fold. It is unusually clear and explanatory— especially for our work. F irst of all, we see how the nutrition from food is taken into the circulatory system. A t the side of the chart we see the vessels which lead from the Intestines. These connect'With the Liver. In this way all nutrition from the food we eat passes to the Liver. Mere it is filtered, purified and formed into what we call “ N e g a ­ tive Elements” of the blood. From the Liver these “ Negative Elem ents” pass into the principal vein carryin g the blood to the heart. However, all fatty elements— which are separated from food in the process of digestion and assimilation in the Intestines, do not enter the Liver, but pass through the so-called “ Thoracic D u c t” and go directly to the heart to form “ L y m p h Elem ents.” This is shown plainly on the chart. N ow the “ N egative Elem ents,” forming negative blood, enter the right side of the heart and from there they are sent through the two “ pulmonary arteries” to the Lung's to be made positive. T h at is, each negative blood cell is sent to the Lu n g s to receive a Positive P o la rity ; and from the L u n g s this vitalized blood returns to the left side of the heart and there it Is pumped out through the arteries to all parts of the body. As this Positive blood, vitalized, travels through the system it uses u^> i-is vitality or Positive Polarily and again becomes only Negative cells or N egative blood. Where it changes from positive to Negative it does its greatest work in what are called “ capillaries.” The N egative blood must therefore return once more to the heart and from there be sent again to the Lu ngs to be vitalized with a new Positive Polarity. This is a continuous process.

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Principal A rteries
In our use of the blood for healing purposes as well as for all mystic or psychic purposes, we deal with the vitalized or Posi­ tive blood. This is the blood which travels through the Arteries of the human body. Arteries carry the blood— the vitalized blood from the heart to every part of the body to carry on the construc­ tive work of nature. Veins, on the other hand, return the devit­ alized blood to the heart, and do not concern us so greatly. The diagram on chart 3, shows only the principal arteries. From the up^-r part of the heart rises the great Aortic Arch (indicated by the figure 1. See also diagram on chart 2). From this Arch or large vessel, branches all the arteries supplying the great amount of vitalized blood to the body. Every artery carrying blood to the most minute part of the body, joins one of the principal arteries shown on this diagram . In our work, whenever it is necessary to know the source of blood for any small artery, one need only refer to any medical or anat­ omical book, or dictionary, and see what principal artery it con­ nects with, and then trace it to the principal artery 011 this dia­ gram.

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E X P L A N A T IO N OF C H A R T 4.

General Nervous System
The purpose of this chart is to show, in a mechanical fashion, the arrangement of the vertebrae of the spine and the location of the nervous systems. In the upper diagram five vertebrae with their ribs are drawn mechanically as though they were sections of some metal frame work of a piece of machinery. The centre squares represent the vertebrae while attached to either side of these vertebrae are the ribs. The vertebrae represent the sections of a spinal column (see Chart 6). Through the centre of the vertebrae passes the spinal nerve cord—a heavy cord consisting of nerves,— the top of which is the Medulla Oblongata (as shown in the upper diagram on Chart 8) and is connected with the brain. T h is cord is the centre of the general nervous system. Branching out from this cord, between each vertebra, are smaller nerves, called spinal nerves, which connect on each side with the Sym pathetic Trunks. There are two Sym pathetic Trunks, one on each side of the vertebrae of the spinal column (on the inside of the ribs) and running parallel with the middle spinal cord, as shown in the diagram. Each S y m p a t h e t i c Trunk consists of a heavy cord of many nerves, with “ G a n g lia ” opposite nearly every rib. From each Ganglion are two nerves, called “ R a m i ,” connecting the spinal nerves to the Sympathetic System. And, from each “ G an g lio n ” are Sympathetic nerves go ing to various plexuses of organs, muscles or vessels of the body.

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“ A " is the Sympathetic Trunk running to the Brain and down through the body. Connected to the first four Ram i is the Superior C ervical G a n g ­ lion. Branching from this Ganglion are 6 Sympathetic Nerves with their extensions leading to Plexuses numbered i, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 an -1 9, and to two other G a n g lia numbered i A and 1 1 , and to one spinal nerve numbered 10. We also note that from the second Rami one Sym pathetic Nerve reaches out independent ot the Ganglion and connects with the nerve ending at iA . The 4th, 5th and 6th R am i connect with the Middle Cervical Ganglion and this Ganglion has two nerves extending from it leading to Plexuses No. 12 and 13. The 7th and 8th Ram i connect with the Inferior Cervical Ganglion from which 5 nerves extend leading to Plexuses No. 13, 18, and to spinal nerves No. 17, 19 and 20, and indirectly to spinal nerve No. 22, which connects with Plexus No. 23. Between the Middle Cervical Ganglion and the Inferior Cervical Ganglion there is a nerve acting as a “ loop" and con­ necting the two gan glia as shown on the diagram. From this “ loop” there are three Sympathetic Nerves leading to Plexus No. 14, and spinal nerves 1 5 A and 15 B . From the 6th and from the 7th R am i wre see Sym pathetic Nerves extending independent of the G anglia to Spinal Nerve No. 16, and Spinal Nerve No. 20.

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Details o f Head and Neck
Reference to the upper draw ing on the opposite page will help the student to understand the location of the Vertebrae in the neck. One should note that in the neck the vertebrae lie far from the surface and cannot be felt as is possible in the thorax of the body. The 7th and 8th Cervical V ertebrae are usually the first to come near the surface of the body. The one most prominent in its projection in the neck or just below the neck is the 1st Thoracic Vertebra. The Oral Vestibule, between teeth and lip; Oral C a v ity ; 3 - Hyoid bone; 4 - The E p iglottis; 5 - Th yroid C a rtilage ; 6. Cricoid C a rtila g e ; 7 - Tracheal C a rtilage ; 8. The L a r y n x ; The Vertebrae of the Spine with the Spinal Cord running 9 from the Medulla Oblongata down through centre of each Vertebra.
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The lower drawing shows the principal arteries of the head connecting on each side of the neck with the Common Carotid A rtery (see Chart 3). It also shows location of the beginning of the Sympathetic Trunk on each side of the neck. 10. The Superior Cervical Ganglion of the Sympathetic Trunk. (Ju s t back of the ear, on a line with the mouth.) 1 1 . The Middle Cervical Ganglion. (On a line beneath the Superior Ganglion, and level with the “ Adam ’s A p p le” of the throat.)
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