Many of our Christian ancestors and medieval artists would often depict demons and the devil with having multiple faces about their bodies with a particular reference to faces on their stomachs and anus’ which seem to have a mind of their own.
When researching these old paintings, it would seem that the numerous amount of illustrations of demons and the devil are somewhat fantastical and more mythical than actual reality. However, I would like to remind some of you of the recent scientific discoveries that I believe will put some modern context as to why they were drawn in this fashion.
For example, it is no secret that our gut, AKA stomach, is now considered our “second brain”.
Many people reading this can relate to these facts and have experienced communications from this second brain. When they have made a decision based on their “gut instinct” or felt what we call “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous or “upset stomach” when we eat food that “does not agree” with us, we become sick and nauseous.
According to John Hopkins University, these signals affect your mood, health, and even the way we think because our brains in our stomachs communicate with the brain in our skulls.
“Scientists call this little brain the enteric nervous system (ENS). And it’s not so little. The ENS is two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus to rectum.”
Gastroenterologists may prescribe certain antidepressants for IBS, for example—not because they think the problem is all in a patient’s head, but because these medications calm symptoms in some cases by acting on nerve cells in the gut, explains Jay Pasricha, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology, whose research on the enteric nervous system has garnered international attention.
“Psychological interventions like CBT may also help to “improve communications” between the big brain and the brain in our gut,” he says.
These new scientific discoveries validate these old paintings as not mythical or created by overzealous religionist hell-bent on scaring their peers into moral submission. Still, they are scientific representations of our actual realities as they understood them when they were created.
Here is where modern science gets interesting as it relates to “human consciousness” and what I would like to call “parasitic consciousness” or what our ancestors may have called “demonic or devilish behavior” that I believe is born within the stomach AKA gastrointestinal tracts. This is the exact location where “billions of foreign cells are living in and among our own,” creating what scientists are starting to call our “second brain.”
Some of you may be familiar with my many articles and walk and talk videos where I have described what I have sometimes dubbed “demonic parasitic mold” as it would relate to the billions of foreign cells that are living in and among our own and how they can take over “human consciousness.”
My theory is that our modern epidemic of neurological diseases, addiction, and obesity is due to these microorganisms that have the ability to take over people’s minds and bodies. A scientific process that our ancestors may have called these people as being possessed by a “demon of the devil.”
This will become evident to some of you when you read that according to The Scientific American, the second brain is NOT the seat of “conscious thoughts or conscious decision making” in what they call “the great thought process”.
“Although its influence is far-reaching, the second brain is not the seat of any conscious thoughts or decision-making.”
“The second brain doesn’t help with the great thought processes…religion, philosophy and poetry is left to the brain in the head,” says Michael Gershon, chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at New York–Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, an expert in the nascent field of neurogastroenterology and author of the 1998 book The Second Brain (HarperCollins).
“The system is way too complicated to have evolved only to make sure things move out of your colon,” says Emeran Mayer, professor of physiology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). For example, scientists were shocked to learn that about 90 percent of the fibers in the primary visceral nerve, the vagus, carry information from the gut to the brain and not the other way around. “Some of that info is decidedly unpleasant,” Gershon says.
Cutting-edge research is currently investigating how the second brain mediates the body’s immune response; after all, at least 70 percent of our immune system is aimed at the gut to expel and kill foreign invaders.
U.C.L.A.’s Mayer is doing work on how the trillions of bacteria in the gut “communicate” with enteric nervous system cells (which they greatly outnumber). His work with the gut’s nervous system has led him to think that in coming years psychiatry will need to expand to treat the second brain in addition to the one atop the shoulders.
For example, I come from the United States of America (U.S.A.) where the modern westernized lifestyle and diet have caused mental diseases and obesity levels to skyrocket.
Today, approximately 40% of Americans are considered obese and according to John Hopkins, “an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older — about 1 in 4 adults — suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder and many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time like depressive illnesses which tends to co-occur with substance abuse and anxiety disorders.
This research is profound as it relates to the current human condition of Modernity.
My theory is that we are truly dual beings that have separated what Christians call the Holy Spirit from what the Gnostics called the “counterfeit spirit” and also the ancient knowledge thereof.
The “counterfeit spirit” or demons with faces on their stomachs” is who I believe scientist call today the “second brain” of these quantified “foreign invaders” that have been scientifically verified to inhabit our stomach/gastrointestinal tracts and in fact cause people to become possessed AKA illness, disease, and crazy.
By doing so, little by little we became ignorant of these ancient teachings and as a result, these foreign invaders, AKA the demons and their Chief, the Devil have gained the upper hand on humanity which they feed upon their emotions, desires, their flesh, and their minds.
Over time, the Western world could not see God so they divorced themselves from his good graces and the result is what we see today.
A sick world where the Devil AKA the Corona Virus/COVID-19 plague has taken over the globe in its attempts to drag everyone to hell kicking and screaming.
In a way, we can say that we are kissing the Devil’s ass as we eat his shit and he takes us to hell for our payback.
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.