Fascinating Facts about Pineal Gland.

1. The pineal gland is formed at 49 days within the human embryo: the same time that Tibetans believe it takes for a soul to reincarnate. And the same amount of days that the human embryo becomes either male or female. 

2. In the ancient Vedic energy system of the chakras, the pineal gland is referred to as the ‘Ajna’ or ‘Third Eye’ chakra. Modern studies reveal that the gland’s watery interior contains rods and cones - just like those found in the retina of your eyes. Your ‘Third Eye’ has a structure remarkably similar to your two physical ones. This is why when you visualize something strongly enough, you can literally see it “in your mind’s eye”.

3. Your pineal gland is important to your physical and mental health, and its wellbeing has been linked to memory, creativity, intuition and critical thinking skills. It is also sensitive to light and plays an important role in your sleep and waking cycles. When light strikes the retina of your eyes, it travels through a tiny nerve system and into the gland. When the light goes off - like at night - it sends a signal to the pineal to begin secreting melatonin, which activates your nervous system to go into sleep mode.

4. Studies show your pineal gland secretes a substance called Dimethyltriptamine (DMT), which you may be familiar with as a hallucinatory substance found in the South American shamanic brew called Ayahuasca. The interesting thing about DMT is that it causes experiences which can take you well beyond common states of awareness. This is perhaps why the pineal gland is known in many cultures as the ‘Seat of the Soul’, the ‘Gateway to the Universe’, the ‘Mind’s Eye’ and the ‘Doorway to Higher Realms’.

Anatomy of the Pineal Gland.

Pineal Gland is a pea-sized gland in the exact geometric center of the brain and comes from the root word “pinea” which is Latin for “pinecone”. Pinecone symbolism appears all over the ancient world from the Sumerian, Greek, and Roman traditions.

It is often associated with the Third Eye or the Ajna Chakra, when activated, leads one to higher realms of Consciousness. The Third Eye gives us perception of the Universe around us through the five senses. Pineal Gland represents the point at which the body receives energy from the Universe that keeps our lives sustained; the main access point between the astral body and the physical body. Without awareness of the Universe, you have no point of reference at which you have self awareness. Without self awareness, you have neither Consciousness nor logical thought.

Pineal gland is thought to secrete a chemical known as DMT, “The Spirit Molecule”. DMT is believed to be released during dreaming, spiritual and mystical experiences, and during the time of death. It’s a chemical compound that, when ingested, has the most powerful hallucinogenic effects out of any other drug.  

When activated, the Pineal Gland becomes the line of communication with the higher planes. The Crown Chakra reaches down until its vortex touches the Pineal Gland. Prana, or pure energy, is received through this energy center in the head. With practice, the vibration level of the astral body is raised, allowing it to separate from the physical. Pineal Gland is considered the most powerful and highest source of Ethereal energy available to humans.

To activate the Third Eye and perceive higher dimensions, the Pineal Gland and the pituitary body must vibrate in unison, which is achieved through meditation and/or relaxation. When a correct relationship is established between personality, operating through the pituitary body, and the Soul, operating through the Pineal Gland, a magnetic field is created. The negative and positive forces interact and become strong enough to create the “Light in the Head”. With this “light” activated, astral projectors can withdraw themselves from the body, carrying the light with them.

Consciousness is raised from an emotional nature into an illumined awareness when the Pineal Gland is lifted from dormancy. When our sense of Ego and personality are set aside and we keep our mental energy intact, we can become conscious of the non-physical, our Inner Self, the subconscious, through different practices to activate the “Light”.