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Among the substances placed on the market, there is a hyper-production of drugs for the respiratory system.

The evolution of human beings and consequential levels of adaptation, has generated masses of people more and more similar to each other. The close contact has resulted in conscious and unconscious levels of competition for which it was necessary a transformation of the concept of time and sensory perceptions related to survival. Listening to their own and others’ feelings, has reached levels of learning fundamentally linked to the image. The run-time is warped in the creation of a world almost exclusively optical. The first sensory organ to suffer is the olfactory apparatus. The first to develop and the only one able to transmit to the conscious direct sensations, not influenced by the brain.

Your genius is in your nostrils – Nietzsche

Conscience, the sense of smell, the fear of living.

Over the past three years, the percentage of people who require surgery on their nose for problems related to substance use, has grown by 18%. Dust. Grains of microparticles created in the laboratory and almost totally synthetic. Convicted and raised to queens of nights and working afternoons. Odorless. Usually white. Seemingly harmless because psychologically, to white our unconscious associates Good. Invisible. Any substance or chemical has its own natural and ideal mode of application. There are three main ways. Veins. Mouth. Nose. Substances that tells the current fashion, are chemically designed to be taken through the respiratory tract. What are cocaine, heroin, ketamine or dust from the encoded names, when the brain is programmed to take drugs, the first step is usually the nose. Even products designed to be taken orally: pills, medicines, sleeping pills or stimulants, are often powdered and used in the nostrils.

Why? We wonder what we constantly stuck in our nose, when the question we must ask should be: which kind of instrument we are using to deal with the substances we choose?

At a time when the evolution of thoughts and consequent actions, occurs at a rate controlled primarily by the image, is now only in the ability to appear that we keep pace with the times. The drugs for the nose are almost invisible. The act of sniffing is fast, lightning, flash. The effect is immediate. The evolution of humanity has created groups of individuals in close contact with each other. The growing confusion on the population density in some areas of the world, has generated swirling rhythms of life, reduced to being the time listening to the sensory perceptions. The first to suffer is the olfactory apparatus.

Of the five senses, smell is the only one to suffer immediate temporal chenges. The smell is different from the other senses because it gets tired quickly. If we look at  an image for a long time, we continue to see it. If we touch a surface for a long time, we continue to hear if it is smooth or rough. If we eat much sugary food, its essential sweetness will not decrease. If there are noise and we do not change our position, we continue to hear them. But when we persist in smelling something, after a while we do not perceive the smell. We get used to the smell. This adaptability combined with the ease of plastic surgery used to satisfy visual perception by improving the image, led us unconsciously to consider the olfactory apparatus as merely an instrument related to visual pleasure. Cosmetic damage caused by the misuse of our nose, is nothing compared to the chronic and systematic destruction related to the use of a substance intended for a system in place for different purposes and fundamental to the body’s survival and the gradual awareness of consciousness.

Of any kind, dust released in the respiratory ways, attacks the nostrils’ mucous membranes to nasal septum perforation. In nature there are no substances that are born and grow to be treated through the nose. The smell in our nostrils comes in a volatile and gradual form from the cell recipients placed in and under the epithelium, a tissue that extends deep into the cavity nose, are retained and selected. Smell is the sense that sends the strongest signals related to danger, survival and reproduction to the brain. In the evolutionary scale, the olfactory system is the oldest  sensory organ. It’s the first sense to develop in a newborn child. Smell brings the infant to the mother’s womb and triggers the instinct to suck. If the mother does not have the right scent, the breast may be rejected during breastfeeding and consequently difficulties in establishing the link between the two. The nose’s mucous membranes are the reflex zones of the reproductive organs. Each nostril is a reflection of the area through which you enter directly in contact with the sexual and the adrenal gland’s endocrine system. There are seven endocrine glands and each one is scientifically associated with human beings’ main nerve centers. Every nerve center is an asset in which particles of energy flow. In traditional indian physiology, these points are called Chakras – sanskrit: wheel, plexus, vortex. From the systemic point of view the chakra is a vital function of a living system, structured in levels. The system is a set of entities related to each other through reciprocal relations visible or defined by their observer. The characteristic of a system is the overall balance that is created between the individual parts that constitute it.

Everyone has his own Art of the Spirit, whose completeness and perfection depend on the activation and spiritual evolution of the etheric particles of our physical body.

The body is a coordinated system of energy fields consisting of ethereal particles, tiny entities that when activated, transmit and emit energy vibrations and waves of more or less strength. Each point of energy or chakra, refers to a particular field of sensory and extrasensory perceptions. Chakras are points of connection between a body and another inside a human being. Each chakra is an aspect of consciousness, a sphere of energy that interacts with the physical body through the two channels of the nervous and endocrine systems. Consciousness is all that you can experience. Perceptions, senses, mental processes, ways of being, occurring within consciousness. It is an energy system made of different density and energy levels in a state of flux and movement. When energy flows freely between chakras, you can experience wholeness. When it crashes, you feel the tension that manifests as a symptom. The flow of energy into consciousness is determined by chakras. When a human being reaches maturity, chakras are developed and each represents the psychological patterns that are evolving in an individual’s life. One usually reacts to unpleasant experiences by blocking feeling and thereby preventing a large part of our natural energy flowing. Underdeveloped  chakras send a faint light, and their ethereal particles move slowly, forming just enough of a vortex  for the transmission of force and nothing more; in individuals more consciously developed, chakras pulsate and shine bright light, like little suns . Their size ranges from five to fifteen centimeters in diameter. In infants they are made up of small circles, as wide as a bronze coin, hard disks that move and are just slightly brighter.  There are seven chakras. The first five are directly tied to the five senses. The sixth and seventh chakra perceive extra-sensory emotions. What is recognized as the first chakra is called Muladhara, chakra of the Earth, from the two sanskrit words Mula (root) and Addhara (support, base). Situated in the coccygeal area of the sacred plexus, precisely between the genitals organs and the anal orifice, represents our roots and connection to traditional family beliefs that are  formation’s basic sense of identity and belonging to a group of people in a given place. The Muladhara is the transcendental basis of all that exists in nature and is home to vital life energy called Kundalini Shakti. Represented in the East by a snake, Kundalini Shakti resides in the first chakra and through the activation energy of the same, he wakes up rising up the spine from the sacrum, through all the chakras to the seventh, the “Sahasrara “, chakra of empathy. Purple and situated on the top of the head, the seventh chakra relates to the inner light, thought and corresponds to the pineal gland.

From Muladhara (I chakra), the Sahasrara (seventh chakra), develop the Svadhistana, chakra of water and sensuous sweetness, orange, linked to the sense of taste and place up to the belly; the Manipura, chakra of fire and power, yellow, tied to view and seat height of the solar plexus; the Anhahata, chakra of the air and love, green, tied to the touch and situated at the heart; Vishuddha, chakra throat and abundance, blue, related hearing, placed at the base of the throat; Ajna, chakra of awareness or third eye, indigo, located between the eyes, at the height of the forehead and tied to extra-sensory perceptions.

The first chakra, Muladhara, chakra of the Earth or the sacred tree of life is the energy center sensory related to smell. The only one of the five anatomical senses, to send information directly to the cerebral cortex without passing an essential structure of our brain system: the thalamus. Thalamus is the guardian of our brain. Located below the cerebral cortex, it selects all the impulses from the receptors belonging to four of the five senses: sight, hearing, touch and taste, and then transmit them to the cerebral cortex so that the person is aware. The thalamus learns from every experience. The smell is beyond the thalamus control and the alter ego. Information from smells goes directly to the limbic system and from there to the cerebral cortex. So it is the only physical sense that can not be affected during the learning process of the data coming from the outside.

The olfactory information transmitted from the apparatus directly to the limbic system, reaches the pineal gland. The pineal gland or brain’s shaman, governs the central nervous system. It’s a small organ located in the midbrain that transforms and transmits. Through receptor’s perception located in the retina of the eye, this gland produces the hormones serotonin and melatonin. Light creates serotonin’s production. The absence of light begins to produce melatonin most likely while the body is asleep . After about four hours of sleep we enter the deep phase in which lucid dreaming occurs. The lucid dream is only possible if the pineal gland has sufficient time to make melatonin in pinealina. The pinealina is a hallucinogenic substance that the unconscious uses to allow the brain to communicate with the deeper spheres. Distributed throughout the cerebral cortex while sleeping, active neurons operate in a reverse process, allowing the subconscious mind to speak to the conscious mind. This opens the door to the subconscious, allowing body experiences, prophetic visions in the timeline and higher levels of awareness. Before awakening and returning to the body, pinealina is naturally reabsorbed. The pineal gland, is the seventh chakra, the Sahasrara chakra and allows the connection of empathy with all endocrine and exocrine glands that secrete chemicals into the body, generating the sensations and emotions felt.

The first chakra, chakra of smell, corresponds to the endocrine adrenal glands. Those glands that secrete adrenaline, the hormone that activates when we feel threatened. The element connected to the first chakra is the Earth and essentially symbolizes the relationship of the person with his roots and sense of belonging to a particular place and context. In consciousness, the Muladhara is associated with the amount of physical energy and the will to live in physical reality. Concerning the areas of safety, survival, material existence and monetary, feeling safe and secure. It is the survival instinct, the ability to feel at home and being present in the here and now. Of the seven chakras, is the denser vortex, the subject and represents beginning, birth, origin.

The lack of balance in the first chakra, manifests in form of tension, anxiety, fear. Depending on the level of fear felt, the adrenal glands secrete varying amounts of adrenaline. When fear is not sensed and resolved on an emotional level, the unconscious panic attacks happen and therefore the alarm message is not caught, it is transferred and transformed into disease characteristics of the system to make the basal chakra malfunction. Anxiety, panic attacks, arthritis, osteoporosis, lymphoma, cystitis, colds, sinusitis, anosmia (loss of smell), prostate and body parts are controlled by the sacral plexus (Muladhara / chakra baseline) such as the: legs, knees, feet, kidneys, urethras bladder and nose. In varying degrees of intensity, blocking the first chakra is synonymous with fear. In today’s society, not only is it unseemly to feel it, but it is certainly externally needed. We have learned to mask it, using instruments linked increasingly to image and image removal perception. Creating a mainly optical world, erases the perception of pain and the subsequent play of sensory stimuli.

Fear is the feeling that saves our lives. The body is programmed to feel fear, pain and pleasure. Facing fear is the way to solve the pain and we remember it to reach a higher level of consciousness. We store it to learn how to distinguish and thus avoid a particular source of suffering. Regardless of the chemical composition of substances that we devote to the nose, their first action is to anesthetize and gradually destroy the body’s receptors in the nasal septum. Doing so damages the proper functioning of the adrenal glands, releases adrenaline, the hormone that allows us to promptly address the danger. The direct transmission of the olfactory cortex, also affects the pineal gland, creating dysfunction between the rhythms that regulate sleep, waking and subsequent pinealina secretion. Breathing is the starting point in the evolution of every living being. The base from which physical and cognitive paths are developed. We are atrophying the sense of smell because it is the only one to provide immediate feelings and is not misleading. Smell is the sense that evokes the deepest emotions unleashed by memories. Courage to remember is the basic principle  by which consciousness activates. By canceling smell’s perception, we anesthetize memory and inhibit conscience. We prohibit the brain from learning and memorizing. Which we need to feel pain and to grow. We sniff for fear of remembering. As communication tools in use today, primarily through images and thoughts, act by manipulating mass consciousness, drugs and substances present, as well as drugs such as psychiatric drugs, are essentially aimed to flatten emotions in the perception of suffering and insidiously spread among those who are afraid to face pain.

Ottavia Massimo


– University of Rome Tor Vergata

– J. V. (Ed.) Primary cosmetic surgeon – Hospital Osvaldo Cruz, Sao Paulo – Brazil

– Experiments in the perception during the consumption of psychoactive substances of natural origin

– Experiments in the perception during the consumption of psychoactive substances chemically synthesized

– Studies on samples of individuals between thirteen and sixty years,in relation to use of substances taken through the nose and related behaviors

– Study of the perception and the environment in relation to meditative paths in Thailand, Burma, Shry Lanka, India.