This blog entry is about an Indian from the Amazon Caiapo tribe. The Caiapo tribe members practice a type of face mutilation that involves inserting a disc under their upper lip as shown in the following picture.
The mutilation of the lip can be difficult to make out because it is so far out of the reality of most people. The disc that is stretching the lip is outlined in the next picture.
The lower part of the disc is braced on the chin.
The upper part of the rounded disc stretches the entire upper lip in a proportional way from the ends of the upper lip the the center of the upper lip.
A citizen of the western world will almost always have a very hard time understanding why someone would mutilate their lips in the way done by the Caiapo Indians. The disbelief and shock of the Western man in the picture with the Caiapo Indian is so strong he almost looks hypnotized by the disc.
The reason why a citizen of the Western world will have a hard time understanding why someone would disfigure their upper lip by stretching it out with a disc, is that citizens of the Western world and Caiapo Indians are two different types of human beings. Because they are two different types of human beings, the Western citizen does not have the necessary body knowledge to understand why the Caiapo Indian’s would stretch their upper lip out with a disc.
Scientists of the West claim that all human beings are the same. That is childish nonsense. According to Happeh Theory, there are a variety of different types of human beings, who are differentiated by the physical configuration of their bodies.
The body of a Caiapo Indian is configured in such a way that disfiguring the upper lip with a disc makes logical sense to the members of the Caiapo Indian tribe. The disfiguring of the lip is not an act of fashion, it was not done out of artistic desire, nor was it done for masochistic reasons. The configuration of the body of a Caiapo Indian makes stretching the upper lip out with a disc a rational, justifiable thing to do.
The average citizen of the West has a body configuration that is completely different from that of a Caiapo Indian. It would be accurate to characterize those differences as the differences between an inferior and a superior human being. It is the citizens of the West who are inferior. Not the apparently primitive Caiapo Indians.
What evidence is available to support the claim that the body of the Western man and the body of the Caiapo Indian man are have different configurations? One piece of evidence is the appearance of the neck of the Caiapo Indian. The neck of the Caiapo Indian is tall, and it looks like it is almost straight up and down like a strong tree trunk.
In the picture above the Caiapo Indian’s head looks like it is directly above his body.
The neck of the Western man is short and appears to angle forwards.
The appearance of the Western man’s neck gives the impression that it is angled forward because it is too weak to support the weight of the head. The forward angling of the neck locates the head of the Western man in front of his body.
The most important and relevant difference between the Western man and the Caiapo Indian is found in the eyebrow area. The Caiapo Indian looks like he has large muscular ridge running from the outside edge of his left eyebrow to the outside edge of his right eyebrow.
There is no muscular ridge at all in the area of the Western man’s eyebrows.
The eyebrow ridge on the Caiapo Indian is the most important and relevant difference between the two men, because the eyebrow ridge is an outward indication of the changes within the body of the Caiapo Indian man, that provide the rationale for stretching out his upper lip with a disc.
What changes to the body of the Caiapo Indian man, would make him or his fellow tribe members think it was a good idea to stretch out their upper lips with a disc? The answer to that question can be provided by one of the theoretical models of the human body created for Happeh Theory, which is called The Double Ellipse View of the Human Body.
According to Happeh Theory, the human body can behave as if it constructed of two large ellipses, located as shown in the next picture.
The ellipses are transparent so their relationship to the human body can be seen. Each ellipse encloses most of one half of the body and some amount of the opposite half of the body.
The next picture shows an overhead view of The Double Ellipse View of the Human Body.
The picture that is the basis of the explanation for why the Caiapo Indians stretch out their lips with a disc, is the profile view of The Double Ellipse View of the Human Body.
The spatial relationship between the human body and each ellipse in the picture above would be considered to be the normal spacial relationship for a normal healthy human body.
It was previously stated that the body of the Caiapo Indians was changed in a way that made stretching out their lips with a disc a rational thing to do. The difference between Caiapo Indians and Westerners is that the ellipses of The Double Ellipse View of the Human Body of the Caiapo Indians are smaller.
The next picture shows the profile view of The Double Ellipse View of the Human Body with smaller sized ellipses covering the body.
That is how the ellipses within the body of the Caiapo Indian man look.
The next picture compares the Caiapo Indian man to a profile view of The Double Cylinder View of the Human Body with the smaller than normal sized ellipses, that are claimed to be within the body of the Caiapo Indian.
Then a closeup view of the top of the smaller ellipses superimposed on the profile view of the computer model human body.
A line is drawn on the picture that extends out from the natural curve of the ellipse. That line passes through the mouth and extends out in front of the face.
The next picture compares the human body and small ellipse combination to the Caiapo Indian man, whose picture has a line extending back from the natural curve of his upper lip.
Although the human body and ellipse combination are perpendicular to the viewer, and the viewing angle of the Caiapo Indian man is perhaps 45 degrees, the lines on both pictures follow approximately the same path.
That is not a coincidence. The similarity in the paths of those lines explains why Caiapo Indians stretch their upper lips with discs.
A human being with strong ellipses within their body can feel the ellipses. They can feel the boundaries and overall shape of the ellipses. According to Happeh Theory, the ellipses within the body of the Caiapo Indian man are strong enough that he can feel them.
The physical sensations produced by the smaller double ellipses and felt by the Caiapo Indian man, are the kind of sensations you would expect from a pair of shrinking objects. The Caiapo Indian man feels a pulling within his body all along the boundary of the ellipses as they shrink in towards the center of his body.
When the ellipses within the human body shrink, they exert an actual shrinking force on the physical body that physically affects the body. The outward appearance of the body will change in a way that looks as if two ellipses within it had been reduced in size.
The next picture shows a closeup of the front view of the head area of The Double Ellipse View of the Human Body.
Please note the indicated space in the forehead area between the two ellipses.
The two ellipses are reduced in size in the next picture, to represent the smaller ellipses claimed to be in the body of the Caiapo Indian man.
Because the ellipses shrank, their top is now approximately level with the mouth area.
According to Happeh Theory, the shrinking ellipses in the body of the Caiapo Indian man cause him to feel a stretching or pulling sensation across his mouth. That stretching or pulling sensation across the mouth makes the mouth of the Caiapo Indian man feel like it is as wide as the gap between the two ellipses.
That sensation of the mouth opening being wider than the physical mouth can be so strong it is impossible to ignore. The sensations give the Caiapo Indian man the urge to fill the wider feeling mouth opening with something that will relive or allay the wide open sensation.
That is where the disc comes in. Inserting the disc under his upper lip and stretching the upper lip makes the upper lip produce physical sensations of stretching, that counteract or alleviate the sensations of having a mouth as wide as the open gap between the two reduced size ellipses.
The disc in the upper lip could be said to be playing the part of a health aid whose purpose is to remedy the irritating sensations of a mouth that feels like it is much wider than it physically is.
It was pointed out earlier that the eyebrow ridges of the Caiapo Indian were large and thick.
It is intriguing to note that a line connecting the eyebrow ridges to both shoulders form an arch shape,
and a line connecting the shoulders to the lip disc also produces an arch shape.
It is not a coincidence that the arch shapes are similar.
The arch shapes are similar because they are both products of the shrinking ellipses within the body. A curved line of the appropriate arc drawn back from the eyebrow ridges aligns with the curve of the reduced size ellipses in the body,
just like the curved line of the appropriate arc drawn back from the disc in the Caiapo Indian’s mouth aligns with the curve of the reduced size ellipses within his body.
The disc in the Caiapo Indians man’s mouth and the reason for it’s existence also play a part in the culture and social interactions of the Caiapo Indians.
When the double ellipses within a human body shrink, they constantly shrink throughout the life of the individual. That means the older an individual is, the smaller the ellipses within their bodies will be. The smaller the ellipses are within the body of an individual, the wider the gap between the top of the two ellipses will be.
The width of the gap between the ellipses is directly related to the ease with which the upper lip can be stretched. What that means is that an older human being would have a more flexible upper lip which would allow the insertion of a larger diameter disc under the lip.
All human cultures traditionally associate age with status and wisdom. According to Happeh Theory, the large disc under the upper lip of the Caiapo Indian man is meant to convey the message that he is an old wise man who is worthy of respect.
Other human beings with a knowledge of The Double Ellipse View of the Human Body and it’s relationship to the human body, would see the large disc under the lip of the Caiapo Indian man and understand it’s intended implication. This man is an old wise man.
The Caiapo Indian man is not considered to be wise just because his mouth opening is large enough to have a large disc inserted under the upper lip. His status and wisdom are based on the fact that the ability to insert a large disc under the upper lip is an outwardly visible indicator of the reduced size ellipses within his body.
The Caiapo Indian man is considered to be a wise man of status because the reduced size ellipses within his body change the rest of his body in a way that makes him superior to a human being with larger sized ellipses within their body.