A Letter from the Master Peter Deunov, Part 3/7

The Master, Peter Deunov

The three systems – egocentric, biocentric and theocentric – are found all throughout nature: in the stones, the plants, the animals, the stars… But we will study them particularly in humans. Continued…

Let us now study these three levels from a phrenological point of view. The egocentric system is found in the region situated around the ears (at the back and above), and situated at the back of the skull. Look at this diagram: the task of Centre 1 is to promote the personality and egotistical tendencies. Centers 2, 3, and 4 try to defend the personality and protect it so that it can realize its tendencies (Fig. 1).

Next, the biocentric system is represented by two regions, one at the back of the head, and one at the front, on the forehead (Fig. 2). Parts 5, 6, and 7, situated at the back of the skull imparts in humans the desire to marry, to make a home, to have children. Parts 8, 9, and 10 strive to provide them with all the intellectual means that will lead them to achieve what they want.

Finally, the theocentric system is represented by the regions situated at the top of the head, on either side of the median line of the skull (Fig. 3). These centers are three in number. They are the centers of love, hope and faith in God, the three theological virtues.

From the development of each of these parts of the skull, we can classify people, guess their tendencies, and their inclinations.

The shape of the outer ear also represents the three systems:

  • The lobe, the egocentric system. The thicker and wider it is, the more egotism predominates.
  • The anthelix, the biocentric system.
  • The helix, the theocentric system.

These three systems are still found in the unfolding of the very life of human being. When the child is very small, it only eats and drinks: it carries everything in its mouth, everything that comes to hand seems good to eat, and it thinks that the whole world must satisfy all its whims. It does not think of its parents or its siblings. It is the perfect example of the egocentric system.

But we support, we love and protect this little child because we know that it will one day enter another system. As the child grows up, it does not come out completely from the egocentric system, but begins to develop in the biocentric system, it makes friendships and relationships. Years later they become adults who make a home and participate in social life through their professions and their political convictions. They are completely immersed in the biocentric system.

But time passes and the person ages; they feel tired of thinking only of themselves and others because they have often been disappointed. They prepare to depart for the next world, they strip themselves of their riches, the idea of God and the afterlife preoccupies them. Their thinking is close to the theocentric system.

Of course, I speak here in general, because in reality it is not necessary to age in order to enter the theocentric system. Some young people are already there very early, while old people often remain embedded in the egocentric system.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

To be continued…

And now I would like to read to you some more passages from the book; The Sacred Words of the Master…

The disciple does not expect their happiness from outside. They learn, they work on themselves and in the world, but without losing themselves in it. The so-called happiness of the world is the jailer of the prison: he opens the doors, lets the prisoners out a few moments, but then makes them return to their cells.

You must feel like a living soul, pursuing a triple goal: to feel, think, and act according to God. Consider all other human beings as souls who should love God. The disciples of the Universal Brotherhood are not men and women, but souls.

The trials are not stronger than the ideal of the disciple. Therefore one can only recognize the disciple through their trials. The disciple is stronger than the difficult situations, they stand above them. They carry the Divine within.

The disciple solves the most difficult questions in a state of absolute calm when all sleep and only God watches.

The sweet voice of God is only understood in silence.


  1. Sophia Raimon February 6, 2018 at 2:05 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this latest excerpt from Sacred Words of the Master. It is of great use.
    I’m very grateful for your continued work with these posts.

    • John February 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you dear Sophia. And we want to thank the translation team for this lecture from 1938. The poetry of Peter Deunov’s sayings is so beautiful. Love to you all, the JwO Team

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