the importance of understanding our own anatomy.
The body is self reproducing, self organizing and self healing. The human body does all of this, but not without self-awareness.
If animals are able to renegotiate many forms of even quite dramatic trauma that occur in a natural environment, shouldn’t the same be true for us? Wouldn’t a large part of that necessary somatic self-awareness simply be anatomical? And at this point in human history, don’t we already understand enough to start to discuss this?
We can perhaps call the history of the human search for truth a search for the answer to this question, a search for an end to needless suffering.
Three bones theory and the sensory stations of the deep core is an attempt to provide some of this self-awareness, anatomically, located deep within our own physical body.
However, we also know from our studies of animal behavior that a suitable natural environment is also necessary. The modern world that we live in, the built environment, differs greatly from the natural environment within which we evolved. To the extent that we have accepted needless suffering, we have normalized developmental, cumulative, and collective trauma. We have simply built a world around us that reflects our own internal condition. The world we have built, both reflects and multiplies our own inner life. The world that we have built until today reflects our self awareness, or our lack of it. It is my belief that we can change this gradually, gently, and peacefully through simple and sensible self-awareness.
The simple anatomy of the deep core expressed in three bones theory and the sensory stations is my contribution to this historical and evolutionary challenge.
This is a very new theory, and a very new level of anatomical theorization. It is an integrative and structural understanding of anatomy. It is a new thing historically that we can think of the body in these terms in a way that is not only clear and factual, but at the same time is also meaningful. It is very new and very promising, but there is really nothing mystical about it. The answers we are looking for have to make sense, and nothing makes better sense that our own sensory motor system.
These are simply the major bones, the major junctures, and the major sensory areas of our axial deep core. They have always been there and have always functioned in the manner described in three bones theory. The only thing that is new is our ability to think in a more structural and integrative way about our anatomy and, by reflection, about ourselves.