Is the Pineal Gland a Third Eye?

March 21, 2009 by  
Filed under BEST POSTS, Mind Stretch

eyeDid you realize that your body actually has three physical eyes?

Our mysterious third eye was pondered by mystics through the ages, and has long been believed to be the source of a higher inner vision.

You may be surprised to learn that such a third eye actually does exist. It is a tiny gland in your brain — the pineal gland. The pineal gland is located in the exact geometric center of your brain. Interestingly, this correlates to the exact location of the ancient Great Pyramid that sits in the center of our physical planet.

Your pineal gland is about the size of a pea, and sits in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland. It is located directly behind your eyes, and is attached to your brain’s third ventricle.

And yes,  real.

The true function of this mysterious gland has long been contemplated by philosophers and spiritual adepts. The ancient Greeks believed the pineal gland was the third eye — our connection to the Realms of Thought. The great philosopher Descartes called it the Seat of the Soul.

The pineal has many characteristics of your exterior eyes, including a lens. It contains a complete map of the visual field of the eyes. It is activated by light, and controls your body’s various natural biorhythms. The pineal works in direct harmony with your hypothalamus gland — the director of thirst, hunger, sexual desire, and the biological clock controlling your aging process.

The pineal secretes melatonin when you are relaxed and visualizing, and also responds to electromagnetic energy. At certain brainwave frequencies such as deep Theta, a sense of our ego boundary often vanishes. Our consciousness is then less concerned with our physical state. According to many ancient traditions, this is when our third eye begins to exhibit special powers.

Ancient Beliefs about the Pineal Gland
Many native traditions, ancient mystical practices and mystery schools refer to the ability of being aware of energy fields at higher levels. This level of awareness is different from our normal level of consciousness, which tends to be mostly concerned with our self-identity.

Although the actual physical presence of the pineal gland was not confirmed until recent times, mystical traditions and esoteric schools have long felt this area of the brain to be the connecting link to alternate realities and higher levels of consciousness.

According to ancient traditions, when the pineal gland awakens, one feels an unusual pressure at the base of their brain. When activated, the pineal gland is said to become a direct line into higher states of consciousness.

Interestingly, the bony plates of the skull directly in front of the third eye do tend to become thinner in long-time meditators and serious seekers.

Developing Your Third Eye
The first step to developing the sensitivity of your third eye is physical relaxation. The ancient mystery schools then have their students develop their pineal gland by first withdrawing their attention from their physical senses. They are then directed to mentally focus on a point in the middle of their forehead. This does not actually use the muscles of your eyes, but is rather an internal focus.

In terms of brainwave training, this would start with establishing good Alpha relaxation. This would be followed by sinking down into conscious Theta to withdraw your focus on any external stimuli.

The trick is to then visualize, very intently, the essence of your energy-based body escaping out through the trap door”at the base of your brain. A popping sound may actually occur in the area of your pineal body at the time you achieve this.

Visualization exercises are the first step in directing the energies in our inner systems to activate the third eye. The magnetic field is created around the pineal gland, by focusing the mind on the midway point between the pineal gland and the pituitary body. The creative imagination visualizes something, and the thought energy of the mind gives life and direction to this form.


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