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LATEST DIALOGUES The Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Appearance of “I Am” – Mauro Zappaterra

Certain traditions believe there is a ‘step-down’ process or condensation that occurs from the Source to our physical self. As this energy condenses it becomes more differentiated and visible to the human eye as physical form. As this condensation occurs, certain traditions believe that the initial ‘step’ into the body occurs at the third eye, or the brow center.

At this same location is the third ventricle, a space in the middle of the brain filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). As the energy from the Source condenses into physical form, the ‘step’ into the physical body may be into this fluid that bathes the entire inner and outer surface of the brain and spinal cord. Nisargadatta Maharaj said, “fluids come together and the ‘I Am’ appears.” The CSF may be the fluid through which the ‘I Am’ appears. The CSF is a conveyor of energy. An adult produces 500ml of CSF daily. While the CSF is 99% water, the CSF is also rich in proteins, ions, lipids, hormones, cholesterol, glucose, and many other molecules. The CSF is home to many neurotransmitters and signaling molecules providing an elaborate range of biological functions. The CSF utilizes volume transmission and its components can potentially be dispersed quickly and target key brain regulatory centers simultaneously due to its fluid nature. Moreover, along the third ventricle, the pineal gland makes direct contact with the CSF, and releases information directly into the CSF for volume transmission to the rest of the brain. In addition, the CSF contains the ‘spirit molecule’ DMT that is released by the pineal gland. Therefore, the CSF may serve as a vehicle for immediate signaling to major control centers of the brain and may be significant in regulating consciousness and the sense of ‘I Am’.

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2 Responses to “The Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Appearance of “I Am” – Mauro Zappaterra”

  1. February 02, 2015 at 11:10 pm, Jay Jacobus said:

    All the five senses provide a person’s awareness with representations of the physical world. But “I” does not have a physical form to be seen, heard, tasted, smelled or touched. Therefore, “I” is a cognition; an intangible, representation created by the brain through cognition. If one thinks that awareness sits between senses and cognition then there is a distinction between the sense functions (perceived) and the cognitive functions (deduced).

    CSF might have a role in cognition but it is not “I” itself which only has an intangible form after cognition.

  2. February 14, 2015 at 7:50 am, Karl Simanonok said:

    Mauro I think you’re so close! You only left out the role of biophotons that closes the loop! Please review this summary of Nexus Theory which is also in a ‘pinned’ post at the top of the Facebook Brain & Consciousness Group at, I think you may find it interesting. The CSF is important too for maintaining the ventricular spaces but it is not something magical, consciousness has discrete mechanisms like everything else in biology!


    Originating in the mitochondria of all cells, biophotons (endogenous light = ‘from within’) are guided by structures with fiber optic properties along pathways leading to the cerebral ventricles, which are cavities filled with clear cerebrospinal fluid and lined with beating hairlike cilia. It is proposed that the timing of ciliary beating is synchronized with neural events so that biophotons are aimed by the cilia at discrete points within the volume of the ventricles (about 150ml total maximum). Biophotons guided into those spaces interact through wave interference with other endogenous light present there simultaneously to form dynamically resonant 3D holographic structures. Those dynamic structures together form a Nexus, a type of data connector operating in synchrony with and driven by the brain’s neuroelectrical activities with feedback such that changes in the Nexus also influence the brain’s electrical events and ciliary beating. The Nexus is thus formed from endogenous light and its properties are such that certain energies may interact with it other than those originating in the brain and body.

    It is proposed that the Nexus being made of light itself and having a holographic structure, is able to interact with the background energy of the universe called zero point energy, virtual energy, or energy of the vacuum among others. This vacuum energy demonstrably exists by the Casimir effect and is believed to far exceed even nuclear energies in any given volume of matter or even empty space (see for more details). That vast pool of energy we are saturated in is almost completely unavailable to us however as it is somehow outside our dimensional timeline and only barely interacting with our own by popping in and out of existence very briefly. So say the physicists and if they are correct that enormous background field of energy must itself be full of wave and particle interactions in a vast kind of holographic interference system. Nexus Theory maintains that in that vast pool of virtual energy exists the source of consciousness in a higher and unitary expression than our own which many teachers and faiths have called God, with most if not all of them in one way or another referring to God as being associated with light. Just as a traditional hologram may be cut into many pieces with each piece able to regenerate a picture of the whole image originally on it, a tiny part of that larger unitary consciousness is able to interact with the Nexus to animate the brain and body with what we erroneously recognize to be our separate selves in the grand illusion that is life. Consciousness is thus derived from the same source for everyone and we are all living parallel illusions of separateness.

    Fuller mechanistic details about Nexus Theory are at

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