article on science daily news last week.
One can't really quite expect modern scientists to understand what they are seeing when they see these photographs or illustrations, but they clearly indicate which centers in man or woman are active, dependent on emotion, and where they stand in relationship to three-centered being.
One of the most conclusive evidences of this is the image of love, in which one sees the three major areas of centers, head, thorax, and abdomen, all glowing at the same time — as sensation of energy manifesting in all three centers simultaneously.
We can further judge how various ordinary emotions involve the centers by studying some of the other images.
Of particular interest to me is the image of disgust. You will note that the throat chakra is particularly active in this particular image. I have made much of the fact (to me, anyway, it's a fact) that the throat chakra, note "la" on the enneagram, denotes the action of purification. It's thus absolutely logical to expect that particular energy centered to be active in a situation where something is perceived as contaminated — and it does. The image, in other words, is predicted through studies of the enneagram.
We also see that emotions such as contempt and envy are almost entirely head centered – they are imaginary, and have no heart in them. The primary components in both anxiety and fear are emotive; anger is clearly disconnected from any grounding in the body, which explains why grounding in the body can help change one's center of gravity in relationship to that emotion very quickly. Both sadness and depression indicate subpar functioning of the centers; and happiness, being less physical, isn't quite as satisfying as love.
To me, this set of maps of sensation provides a great deal of support for many of Gurdjieff's teachings on these matters; and I suspect those with more than a passing interest in such things may glean more than anyone can in a brief essay on the subject.
Missing, to all of our regret, is that final image of the manifestation of sacred emotion, which would light up the very top of the head like a Christmas tree.
Scientists don't know about that, and they certainly aren't looking for it.