Thursday, February 23, 2012

Note to Jeff Person

Jeff Person

North Dakota Geological Society

Jeff: How much I enjoyed your “Folklore and Fossils” article in Geo News, January, 2012. Particularly Figure 2 by Becky Barnes comparing the mammoth skull with the skull of the mythological Cyclops. The center eye or “third eye” lives on today as the bindi – the red dot on the forehead between the eyes worn by Hindu women, represented in Hindu art as an eye.

It marks intuition or advanced consciousness. It appears to correlate with the Corpus Callosum, the part of the brain in the middle which connects the abstract, creative right brain with the logical left brain.

I noticed years back that this becomes a kind of mental projection in art and architecture which I write about: Washington, D.C. was wisely chosen as the natural “benign center” between the agrarian South (right brain) and the industrial North (left brain). This illustration of the Ile de la Cite in Paris carried a thousand years of history in Europe (400 ad to 1400 ad), holding the artists on the left bank and the politicians and bankers on the right bank together and keeping them apart. In this colored picture it even looks like a brain illustration.

This can even be seen in Mathematics in the picture of the rising numbers identified as > and the receding numbers as <. The “third eye” is then 0; neither advancing (like the left brain) or receding (like the right brain) but holding them together.


Bernie Quigley
Haverhill, NH

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