The Old Testament does not explain how the wind was able to deliver the divine breath to fish but we are told that Adam considered them living souls. About 80% of all fish species use teeming as a strategy to avoid predation while maximizing resources. This adaptive behavior uses their environment as a medium to receive and transmit signals producing automatic movement. Fish move through the water as if all of one mind readjusting the boundaries of their school as they respond to stimuli. The skill of the school resides in the scales that are specialized to detect minute changes in water pressure indicating a nearby predator.
These sensory receptors are called hair cells and are concentrated along the lateral line of the fish. Hair cells are found in thick patches sitting on the surface of the scale. In all vertebrates, hair cell vibration sonically activates both the auditory and vestibular systems. Hair cells contribute to balance, spatial orientation, and the transduction of sound. The interlocking scales of the fish distribute sensory perception instantaneously thoughout the body of the schooling organism. This is evidence that the firstling of fish was created a living soul by the god of Adam.
The Old Testament uses nephesh for living soul. All Semitic languages spoken by pastoral people use words derived from the trilateral root NPS (nephesh). These people arrived in the Red Sea region with herding animals long after the shoreline teemed with the sons of Adam. Words associated with breath, throat and air were created much later using the NPS root. However, speakers of Semitic languages that were in the Red Sea region before the arrival of the herders only have NPS loan words in their lexicon. The original concept may be understood by deconstructing the word to its pre-pastoral language. Removing the nun prefix reveals the primitive root pes. Pes/pesah is the South Semitic word for palms of hands and soles of feet.
|Nepashot; Living Soles|
The soles of the feet are also sensory receptors that perceive the ground while moving. The subcutaneous tissue on the sole has evolved a system of pressure chambers that aid in balancing much like the lateral line of fish. These chambers are permeated by blood vessels making the bottom of the foot the most vascularized region of the human body. Each area of the foot is connected to a particular organ or gland of the body by subtle energy channels. They contain fissures, formed in embryogenesis, that crisscross the sole. The soles of the feet are extremely sensitive to touch due to the high concentration of nerve endings. Reflex testing of the sole may reveal problems with the central nervous system. Tendons for deep foot flexors are connected to the sole.
Porpoise is a word created by combining forms of of the words porcine and pisces. Poise means to be balanced or suspended. Scales can be the tesselated hide of fish or a balanced mechanism for determining weight. The constellation Pisces is depicting a form of balance with two fish connected by a string. The holy day of Sukkot is the counter balance to the holy day of Pesach (pacing soles). Sukkot is the plural form of sukkah which is a temporary tabernacle made from the hide of the Leviathan. Only members of the covenant community are allowed to shelter in the sukkah and partake of the fish feast. Only those people that adhere to the blood purity rituals can be within the boundaries of the footprint of the god of Adam. The sukkah is the psuche of the quickening spirit and the psyche of the evolving human conscious. The desire to remain a member of the covenant community was a powerful incentive for behavioral adaptation.Ultimately, the original meme of pisces is equilibrium.
Modern humans have been searching for a theory that describes the fundamental structure of our dynamic universe. It should encompass a consistent description of everything that could be expressed by theoretical physics. It would need to be able to describe a theory of repulsive gravity that balances out the pull of attractive gravity. The quantum string described by Super String theory may lead humans to a new conscious awareness of the spacial orientation of our universe. The Super String theory essentially says that a closed or open loop oscillates into a physical form. The vibratory pattern is what determines its particle recognition by physicists. Long ago humans understood the physical form created by oscillating movement of schooling fish. Our living psyche is already infused with a profound understanding of Super String theory. It was an adaptive trait of our biological history as we earned our living as fisher people.