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Jesus Christus reveals thru Jacob Lorber: The natural and spiritual Earth
Chapter 5 - The inner structure of the Earth
1. When you examine an animalistic body, you will observe that the blood and fluids pass through all the veins and vessels just as they do through those which are present in the actual heart; this occurs at all points at the same moment, whenever pulsation, or an impulse, takes place in the heart.
2. Various driving forces need not be present in an animalistic body; one force is absolutely sufficient for any number of vessels. And this applies to the body of the Earth as well. Through the pulse beat or impulse of the heart of the Earth, which repeats itself every six hours, the various kinds of fluids of the Earth’s interior are driven into all parts of the Earth’s body just as in the animalistic body; all manifestations of the life processes of the Earth’s body are dependent upon this driving force.
3. The cause of ebb and flow and other movements of the Earth’s crust, as well as all the winds that arise from it, originates from this source. The heart of the Earth also takes over the function fulfilled by the lungs in the animalistic body. This implies that the regular and irregular expansion and contraction of the Earth’s body is linked to the Earth’s heart.
4. In order to understand this fully, it will be necessary to describe briefly the structure of the interior of the Earth, in order to illustrate how, from one unique center of gravity in the body of the Earth, the other infinite secondary centers of gravity are set into the same motion.
5. In order to understand the interior structure of the Earth thoroughly, it must first of all be made clear that the Earth herself, just like any other living being – from the lowest of plants up to human beings – may be placed, in the corporeal sense, into the order of a trinity.
6. Let us study a tree. The first thing we discover is the bark, which is itself divided into the outer (or dead) and the inner (or living) bark, also called the alburnum. The second thing we discover is the solid wood, a combination of countless small tubes which run side by side in the most beautiful order. The third thing is the core or heart of the tree, usually a wide tube, which is filled with sponge-like cellular tissue. The cells thereof absorb the liquids out of the Earth, purify them internally, and then drive them through their expanding and contracting force into all the countless organs of the tree.
7. Let us study the fruit on a tree. If, for instance, it be any nut – a chestnut or an acorn, for example – what do we discover first?
8. The first thing is the bark, which is twofold, just like the bark of a tree. Then comes the shell for protection, which is the second part of the fruit, and usually the most solid part. Behind this shell, we find the third and main part of the fruit, in which the heart or embryonic sheath is located.
9. Now let us study an animal. The first thing which is evident to everybody is the skin, which exhibits the outer shape and form of the animal. Within the skin, often layered, is, secondly, the solid skeleton with a muscular and partially cartilaginous mass of flesh, bound and fortified together just like the hard shell of a nut or the brain-pan (cranium) of the head. Within this skeleton are, thirdly, the organs, such as the lungs, liver, spleen and bowels, and, in the nobler parts of the animal, the life-producing heart itself, through which the two outer parts receive their nourishment and enlivening through countless vessels, which proceed internally into the two outer parts.
10. The same relations exist in the human body. Should you wish to study this in more detail, simply examine an egg. Every organic, animated physical being on the surface of the Earth carries more or less the structure of the body of the Earth herself.
11. The outside of the body of the Earth also has the dead bark; within this bark, however, is a more lively bark. But, just like the bark on a tree, it is not so utterly dead as to be unable to produce sufficient nourishment for the growing little moss plants, just as the outer skin of an animal is not so perfectly dead that little parasites cannot get nourishment from it. And that applies also to the outer crust of the Earth, which is also not so dead that countless plants and animals cannot obtain from it the nourishment that agrees with them.
12. This outer crust of the Earth has a thickness of approximately 93 miles (150 kilometers). This is actually the most solid part of the body of the Earth. In certain parts it is thinner. It is indeed not of the same firmness everywhere, but yet is still firm enough to carry the outer crust with ease. The second part is the actual living nucleus of the body of the Earth, where her heart, the third part, is located.
13. How the parts of this trinity are connected with one another, and how, through them, the inner driving force of the heart takes effect, the following representations will demonstrate.
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