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Jesus Christus reveals thru Jacob Lorber: The natural and spiritual Earth

Chapter 8 - The lungs and respiration of the Earth

1. As you know, it is absolutely necessary for a physical organism to have a pair of lungs as well as a heart and stomach. Every animal has a breathing organ. Even plants possess faculties for breathing through which they inhale and exhale every twenty-four hours.

2. The breathing of the Earth’s body may be observed very easily at the seashore, where the water rises and falls regularly. Such an occurrence can only have an internal cause, and cannot be caused externally. Should you not understand this, fill a bathtub with water and suspend a big magnetic ball above it at a distance of approximately 11 yards (10 meters). Then rotate the magnetic ball above the bathtub and observe the water. You will see that the water remains totally still.

3. Now, let someone lie in the tub and breathe normally. Anyone observing the water will be convinced that, with every breath the person in the tub takes, the water rises, and, as he exhales, the water recedes. What you see here on a small scale happens on a much larger scale as far as the Earth is concerned.

4. When the Earth inhales air, the softer abdominal area of the Earth, which is usually covered by the ocean, dilates, and the ocean water that is contained above it rises higher at the shores. When the Earth’s lungs expel the breath again, the abdominal area sinks lower, and the ocean’s water recedes again from the shore. If the Earth can breathe, she must have the tools to breathe with in her interior.

5. The Earth’s lungs have a capacity of almost 101,242 cubic miles (422,000 cubic kilometers), and are located directly beneath the hard and firm earth, and cover an area of 108,108 square miles (280,000 square kilometers). The lungs are a wide-meshed cellular tissue, and many hollow chambers are contained therein which are connected with one another through larger and smaller tubes. These tubes have two attributes: first, they conduct air into these chambers and then expel it; second, because of their sensitive elasticity they can alternately contract and dilate like the muscles and tendons of animals. These contractions and dilations are brought about by the constant change of the poles. This interchange has its cause in the impulse of the soul of the Earth, and without it free movement in bodies would not be possible.

6. When the tubes dilate, the chambers are compressed; this causes the air to be expelled. When the tubes contract, the chambers dilate; thus inhalation is made possible.

7. The change of polarity is caused once the soul has taken in the vital substance from the inhaled air; that which remains in the lungs is only suffocating air (Carbon dioxide. – ED.). Through this, the positive pole becomes negative by inhalation, because the positive does not correspond with the suffocating air. In this manner the contraction of the tubes occurs quickly. And when new air is inhaled the negative pole becomes positive again.

8. Where do the lungs inhale and where do they exhale? The Earth draws the breath in through the same main mouth through which she takes her nourishment. About half way from the main mouth there is another lateral mouth that opens and closes accordingly. This lateral mouth or passageway leads to the lungs.

9. Every six hours there is one inhalation and one exhalation. During the inhalation the esophagus to the stomach closes. Once the appropriate amount of air has been inhaled, the tube to the lungs closes just like the larynx and the esophagus opens again. But before the air is expelled once more from the lungs, the esophagus closes again.

10. The breathing is regulated in such a manner that the Earth is nourished through the lungs every six hours, but through the alimentary canal into the stomach only every twelve hours. During the time the Earth takes in her nourishment, the lungs chemically break down the inhaled air and produce the vital substance. And this will tell you that the Earth inhales twice and exhales twice every twenty-four hours, but takes nourishment into her stomach only twice.

11. It is difficult to describe properly the shape of the Earth’s lungs. Their color is bluish-gray and their shape may be compared to that of an oversized hollow coconut.

12. If you imagine these lungs in the large dimensions given above, you will be able to grasp their immense size. One chamber of these lungs is too large for you to view all of it at once.

13. It is just as difficult to describe the elastic substance of the lungs any better, other than that it has a resemblance to the animalistic lungs, which may be due to the fact that the animalistic lungs originate from these immense lungs of the Earth, which, of course, are on a much more refined scale.

14. What is supplied to the surface by the Earth through her numerous organs is, in the first instance, taken up by plants, and then by animals; they change it again into what it was originally. Whence would an animal take its blood, had it not been previously in the Earth? Where would the water come from, had it not been previously in the Earth?

15. In short, the body of the Earth contains everything possessed by the living beings who dwell upon it.

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