The Connective Tissue of the Cosmos

In Anatomy Trains, Thomas Myers sets the scene for a radical re-appraisal of how we look at anatomy, bringing to light an aspect of our physiology that has remained submerged in our anatomical unconscious: the existence of fascia. Fascia, long ignored as just excess flesh to be cut away in search of the “stuff that matters”, like muscles, bones, ligaments, and veins, is now being acknowledged as considerably important to a holistic understanding of functional anatomy. Fascial buildup that corresponds to areas of trauma can have a domino effect on the rest of the body, affecting the possibility of integrated functioning in anatomical regions far from the area of original trauma. This, because fascia is what connects everything and holds it together; it is our connective tissue. Analogously, I’d like to argue that Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and the other deity archetypes are the connective tissue of cosmic anatomy. In the same way that fascia is onl

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