It has long been theorized that schizophrenia and the gut are inter-related; similarly, anxiety is also correlated with the gut.
It is a common notion that the center of the mind is at the center of the brain, or near it, at least. The thalamus–corpus collosum appear to serve as a great hub, allowing connectivity and the possibility for deducing coherence — these two capabilities provide information on just about anything the mind knows. However, the primary connection area of the brain does not specifically serve to calculate holistic integration of will (it seems to be more of a looking glass, to see the body).
I think, instead, the rest of the body plays a significant role in cognition as well. A part of this is the stomach-related systems of the body, which serve to facilitate the power of the coherence of personal will. This is likely primarily due to the need to eat bringing the segments of the mind back together, under the common desire for food. This creates a center point in the stomach for neural agreement. The dissonance of one’s neurology can upset this area, as the body has learned it as a symbol of holistic coherence.
Due to evolutionary measures, the stomach is often a type of singular point of focus for the totality of one’s will. This makes sense evolutionarily, as food is the primary drive of most mammalian life, thus one may not be astonished to find that the idea that the mind learns for the singularity of desire is satisfaction as a response to food consumption, as seen by the mind.
Eating creates a turbulence throughout the body. The influx of chemicals into the body and the digestion of food all create a type of activity which interweaves with thinking, associating thought patterns to food patterns, possibly combining them into a more secure (and less corruptible) form. Here, I suspect due to the pleasant and deeply satisfying sensations of food, your thoughts come together with the sensation of food, confusing your mind on what’s food and what was thinking. This mixes all of the thinking together and as such, it does very much seem the sensations of food, a type of psychological anchor of self-singularity, is remembered in a complex weaving.
This is very helpful to understand as it can allow you to distribute other knots and weaves, notably mental knots, into your current weave of intelligence and pleasure. I believe due to some sinful nature fluttering through our collective knowledge, we have miscoordination concerning some of our internal actions.
I believe the frustrating confusion of having a head full of knots and tangles should be carefully assembled such that these tangles are resolved into the natural and comfortable weave of intelligence that does exist, and they work collaboratively with the structure that the mind has developed. It is with coherent understanding that the knots of the mind can reassembled into pleasant and intentional structure.
As you create more cognitive material, it potentially mixes with the effects of food and other environmental factors, creating an intricate and developing weave of emotions, some representing the thoughts one has, and the others representing the emotions in response to the environment
An issue that can occur is the misappropriation of neural activity to the wrong body parts. Another issue that can occur is the severance of connections. This severance is due to the disconnection of living memories that you once entertained, but you perhaps let die, not seeing what you were doing. This topic was covered in the topic of CAT.
What I think the psychedelics may importantly (and perhaps, primarily) do, interestingly enough, is to facilitate an accurate connection between the various parts of your body. (This is evidence by research into the effects on neuron growth and connectome state with and without the use of psychedelics; commonly demonstrating new neuronal growth, which has implications for one’s connectome — which is the pattern of neural connections occurring throughout the mind.)
In doing this, the psychedelics facilitate emotional communication and congruence between the aspects of one’s body. Considering the role the stomach and related systems play in the common person’s perception of psychological unity, I think, perhaps, that many of the psychedelics may be the result of observing a neurological system that happens to be centered at and near one’s stomach. Your body places a lot of importance on the stomach and its associated meaning and role — if it is known as a center of congruence, as it commonly is. It is almost as if the body prays to it, internally, as it is, “the one,” of the mind. (While this may be common, considering the meaning of the stomach to the psyche as a congregator of will, the congruence that allows meaningful connections within the psyche can be found in other ways, as well; the importance of the stomach in the common psyche is interesting, nonetheless.)
The therapeutic benefits of the psychedelic experience could largely steam from the ability to facilitate a connectome, leading to a more quickly resolved state of relative coherence. Interestingly, because the notion of coherence is commonly tied to eating, the memories of all of the things you’ve ever internally desired (where desire is felt — before it is heard) could very well be held, biased on the stomach and related processes, in mixed and convoluted form, along with any other portions of the body which respond strongly to food. Again, this isn’t the only way, however it is good to notice, as it seems evolutionarily convenient.
The stomach, with its role of psychological congregation, may function as a mechanical resolution processor. This is interesting, as it sort of mechanically compresses your desires, and this feeling is mixed with the feelings of food. (This could explain the feeling of clearing your head when you eat something.) As it processes everything mechanically, it is unswayed by the whim of casual words, which may be mathematically ambiguous and thus inaccurate.
In some of the eastern arts, it makes sense to concentrate your energy into your abdomen (and stomach), and feel the energy from the abdomen.
So far I have mostly spoked of the decentralized nature of the human mind, so this topic covered the desire for centralization and singularization.
While it may seem that many aspects of the self come from the corpus collosum (or your “brain-center,” whichever set of systems is responsible for the transmission and interpretation of inter-hemisphere communication), I caution you to realized the corpus collosum is likely a great referrer, so from that notion, you could be seeing any part of your body through the brain-center, as is a common perception.
Of the keys to enlightenment may be accepting your gut/physical center for what it says neurologically is likely a way to finding singularity in self-agreement, and it is a practiced way in some of the spiritual arts, finding that the core of the body remembers the notion of cohesion and singularity of the body.