This mystery of the heart is little known and even less understood. Dr. Rudolf Steiner was very keen on this idea and believed that the evolution of the heart was a key factor in the overall development of humanity. The significance of this heart evolution is critical to expand human awareness and consciousness of the inside and outside world of the individual. As humans expand beyond the awareness of the inner world of the human body, a larger, more universal perspective must arise in a new form.

Only when one is able to understand the world through twelve perfectly valid, but different, World Views, is the individual able to become a universal citizen of the cosmos. Broadening and expanding human consciousness to encompass the entire world of the stars that ray in from the twelve cosmic directions opens the heart to the new shape it will become as the heart develops into a greater and greater sense organ of the entire universe.

In Chapter Four of Douglas Gabriel’s book on the human heart, we examine the thought of great thinkers about the nature of the heart.

According to Rudolf Steiner, it is important that mankind creates a spiritual compensation, a counterweight to the past, when the heart was a God-given, a God-protected organ. Human beings must connect the separated etheric heart to the spiritual world through a transformed thinking and feeling life. In our age they need to find a new Michaelic (Archangel Michael) path on which they search for the truth, then they will find the right way to this cosmically created third etheric heart.

This new spiritual and dynamic path gives man the possibility to structure his etheric heart organ as a sense organ ever more in the greatest possible diversity.

The heart is an amazing organ. As it opens, you will begin to perceive a world that you never knew was around you. Like a person who might be given sight or hearing for the first time and sees and hears things never experienced; those sights and sounds were always there, but the person didn’t have the proper organ of perception.

This chapter of Douglas Gabriel’s book – The Human Heart is a Supersensible Organ of Perception – you will learn about the amazing fire in the heart that keeps it working – both at the physical level, as well as the spiritual.

Learn how suffering opens the heart to spiritual insight and learn about the “cube” around the heart that the ancients saw as a fiery box that fell from heaven to Earth.

Learn to eat and live optimally by knowing what blood type you are and the best food and exercise for that type.

It is only recently that the intelligence system of the heart was discovered. The heart is not a pumping machine. It is an intelligence system. It is the most intelligent system of all our brains, with its own receptors, its own electromagnetic force, from 45 to 70 times more powerful than the brains of the neocortex, and the only force capable of changing our own DNA.

It can turn the mortal into immortal, glial cells into heart cells, mortal center into immortal walls in any cell.

It is, in fact, the heart that turns each one of us from dying cells into living cells. No one of us is human until the heart beats. And vice-versa, that first beat of the heart is what makes us human.