Welcome to the age of the heart!
Did you know that the heart is the most powerful organ in your body? Your heart generates 60 to 1000 times more power and electromagnetic energy than your brain, easily making it the most powerful organ you have.
Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, 40 million times a year, and if the connection between your brain and your heart were to be severed, your heart will keep right on beating.
Scientists first began measuring the hearts electrical field with the discovery of the electrocardiogram machine (EKG) in 1895. You may have even experienced having this test on yourself, where electrodes are glued to your chest and you relax quietly while the machine produces a graph of your heart beat.
Not too long ago, a new machine was developed called the magnetocardiogram (MCG), which measures the magnetic field of the heart, instead of the electrical field. To their astonishment, scientists found that the heart's magnetic field extends up to 12 feet in diameter around the body!
Using this very advanced technology, scientists have been able to confirm some absolutely mind-boggling things about the heart that they never imagined!
- Every beat of the heart sends messages to all the cells of the body!
- The brain in your head obeys the messages sent by the heart!
- The heart can “think” for itself!
- The heart as the ability to "remember" things!
It appears that ancient societies and cultures understood more about the human heart and its capabilities than we have. In most ancient cultures for example, the heart was understood to be the seat of the soul, the core of our being, the source of love, and the source of all of our creativity.
For example, in the Bible we read “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) and and “The Lord see if not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7)
If the heart were merely a pump, as so many in our modern world think it is, then what do these ancient writings mean? Are they simply poetic license? New research says no!
Scientists now believe that the heart is actually a “second brain.” This understanding first began coming to light when heart transplants began to be a fairly common procedure. Our transplant recipients would sometimes receive the affinities, the memories, and the laws of the donor, along with their new heart!
- A 47-year-old Caucasian male received a heart from a 17-year-old African-American male. The recipient was surprised by his new-found love of classical music. He discovered later that the donor, who loved classical music and played the violin, had died in a drive-by shooting, clutching his violin case to his chest.
- A man of 25 received a woman's heart and now (to the delight of his girlfriend) has a consistent and powerful need to shop.
- Paul Oldam, a lawyer from Milwaukee, received the heart of a 14-year-old boy and inherited a strange new craving for Snickers.
- A seven-year-old girl had recurring nightmares about being killed after receiving the heart of another child who had been murdered. Her descriptions of the murderer as well as the murder weapon led to the arrest and conviction of the killer.