The Occult Anatomy of Man, by Manly P. Hall – In Scripture we are told that God made man in his own image. It is so stated not only in the Christian Bible but also in the holy writings of nearly all enlightened people. The Jewish patriarchs taught that the human body was the microcosm, or little cosmos, made in the image of the macrocosm, or the great cosmos. This analogy between the finite and infinite is said to be one of the keys by the aid of which the secrets of Holy Write are unlocked.
There is no doubt that the Old Testament is a physiological and anatomical textbook to those capable of reading it from a scientific viewpoint. The functions of the human body, the attributes of the human mind, and the qualities of the human soul, have been personified by the wise men fo the ancient world, and a great drama has been built around their relationships to themselves and to each other. To the great Egyptian demigod, Hermes, the human race owes its concept of the law of analogy.
The great Hermetic axiom was, That which is above is like unto that which is below, and that which is below is like unto that which is above.
Excerpt from Franz Bardon’s “Initiation Into Hermetics – …..each part of the body is also, in analogy with the effect of the elements in the body, influenced by a specific element, which finds its expression in the polarity of the responsive part of the body. It happens to be a very interesting fact that in the workshop, respectively in the clockwork or mechanism, which is to say in the human organism, some organs, from the inside to the outside, reciprocally own the electrical fluid, and from the outside to the inside they possess the magnetical fluid, which affects the functions in the entire organism in an analogous and harmonious way. In other organs the reverse process takes place, the electrical fluid operating from the outside to the inside, the magnetical one from the inside to the outside. This knowledge of the polar emanation is called in the hermetic art the “occult anatomy of the body”. And the knowledge of the effect of this occult anatomy is extremely important for every adept who wants to know his body, to influence and to control it.
I shall therefore describe this occult anatomy of the human body with respect to the electrical and magnetical fluid, that is to say, in the positive and in the negative sphere of action.
These arguments will turn to magnetopath’s great advantage because he will treat the sick part of the body wither with the electrical or the magnetical fluid, according to the centre of the disease. But this knowledge will bring great profit to everybody else too.
The Head: The forepart is electric, the back of the head is magnetic and so is the right side; the left side is electric and so is the middle.
The Eyes: The forepart is neutral and so is the background. The right side is electric and so it is with the left side. The inside is magnetical
The Ears: Forepart neutral, back part also. Right side is magnetical, left side electrical, inside neutral.
Mouth and Tongue: Forepart neutral, back part as well. Right side and left side both neutral, inside magnetical.
The Neck: Forepart, back part and right side magnetical, left side and inside electrical.
The Chest: Forepart electromagnetic, back part electrical, right side and inside neutral, left side electrical.
The Abdomen: Forepart electrical, back part and right side magnetical left side electrical, the inside magnetical.
The Hands: Forepart neutral, back part also, right side magnetical, left side electrical, the inside neutral.
The Fingers of the Right Hand: Fore- and back part neutral, right side electrical, left side also, the inside neutral.
The Fingers of the Left Hand: Fore- and back part neutral, right side electrical, left side as well, the inside neutral.
The Feet: Fore- and back part neutral, right side magnetical, left side electrical, the inside neutral.
The Male Genitals: Forepart electrical, back part neutral, right and left side also, the inside magnetical.
The Female Genitals: Forepart magnetical, back part, right and left side neutral, the inside electrical.
The Last Vertebra & Anus: Fore and back part neutral, right and left side as well, the inside magnetical.
With the help of this occult anatomy and the key of the tetrapolar magnet, the adept may compile further analogies if wanted. The alchemist will recognize that the human body represents a genuine Athanor in which the most perfect alchemistic process, the Great Work or the preparation of the Philosophers’ Stone is visibly performed.
Herewith the chapter dealing with the body is finished. I do not assert that all has been regarded, but in any case, with respect to the elements, I mean to say, the four-pole magnet, I have treated the most important problems and revealed the secret of the Tetragrammaton in view of the body.