What is special about the pineal gland?
The pineal gland is a small organ situated near the center of the brain, whose secretory function is not fully understood yet. However, it is actually an important part of your endocrine system.
It is known to be influenced by light, it is connected to the day-night cycle, sleep, and sexual development, yet there is more to learn about it.
The epiphysis played an important role in one of the greatest thinkers that mankind has ever had – René Descartes.
He described it as the place in which all the information is filtered, stored, and processed, and then sent throughout the body.
Moreover, the French philosopher argued that here is where the human soul is found, so that the entire coordination is possible.
It’s called pineal because it has the shape of a pine cone, the size of a pea, weighing about 0.2 g. This gland is better known as the third eye, Ajna chakra, or the eye of Horus.
The pineal gland is able to perceive light, just as the normal eye does, but its secrets melatonin only in the dark.
The secretion of melatonin is inhibited by light and stimulated by its absence, which is one of the reasons why you should not sleep with the light on.
As melatonin is released and spreads throughout the body, we enter into a deeper sleep.
Melatonin is known as an anti-stress and anti-aging agent since it both suppresses cortisol and is a strong antioxidant.
Inside, the pineal gland is filled with water, which calcifies in time (it becomes visible on radiographs after the age of 20) due to fluoride in toothpaste, fluoride in water, or soda.
Additionally, sources of fluoride can include processed foods and beverages made with fluoridated water.
Aryana Havah said:
“Fluoride has no beneficial effect on the body – It is given specifically to inhibit the Pineal Gland.”
The epiphysis may be the location of a very rare tumor, called the pinealoma.
In addition to negatively affecting the pineal gland, excess fluoride can damage the parathyroid gland. Too much fluoride can also lead to skeletal fluorosis, which can damage joints and bones.
Note – fluoride was first added to toothpaste in 1914, however, it was only in 1955 that the first commercial fluoride toothpaste became available.
In 1951, fluoridation became an official policy of the U.S. Public Health Service.
Important note – according to a recent study, prenatal exposure to higher levels of fluoride substantially increases the incidence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as well as impairs cognitive development in children.
Update – a 2019 draft report from the National Toxicology Program established that fluoride is “presumed” to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans.
Since the gland is not protected by the brain barrier, it is open to exposure to minerals like fluoride and calcium.
Any cyst or calcification that occurs in the epiphysis shows that there are energy blockages on that level. Also, it can lead to excessive sleepiness or insomnia.
Studies conducted by various researchers have shown that such formations – cysts, calcifications – can occur at any age.
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Drugs like LSD or DMT have the ability to open it and accelerate its functioning.
Dr. Rick Strassman, author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule, noticed, among other things, that the epiphysis produces DMT during birth, death, during spiritual or mystical experiences.
“As an endogenous, or naturally-produced, human psychedelic, I believed it might mediate spontaneous psychedelic experiences such as near-death and mystical states.”
Dr. Rick Strassman went on to say:
”I also considered the epiphysis a likely source of this endogenous DMT; as such, the pineal might be a ‘spirit gland.”
It is proven that the epiphysis is directly related to sexual function, and sexual abstinence (abstention from excesses) can strongly activate it.
It was noted that the persistence of negative emotions, such as fear, anger, and feelings of denial of one’s own being, affects the pineal gland negatively.
Herophilos (335–280 BC), a Greek physician and often called the father of anatomy, noted that the small pineal gland is a single structure, different from the brain’s characteristic of mirrored sides: left and right.
It is the first gland to be formed in the fetus and is identifiable at 3 weeks. It is also heavily vascularized.
The pineal gland is nourished with the best blood, oxygen, and mixture of nutrients from human anatomy, being surpassed only by the kidneys (whose function is to filter impurities from the blood).
Due to these special and unique anatomical configurations, Herophilos correctly concluded that this gland plays a major role in consciousness and that it is the gateway to our real self.
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There is a direct similarity between the epiphysis and the eyeball, due to the fact that the epiphysis also has crystalline receptors for the perception of colors; the internal structure of the gland is similar to the eye retina; it contains photoreceptor cells called pinealocytes.
Therefore, it is called the third eye or spiritual eye.
David Wilcock, the New York Times bestselling author of ”The Source Field Investigations,” said:
“It is apparent that several relationships exist between the pineal gland and retina. The similarities in development and morphology have been obvious for many years.”
In Vedic texts, the epiphysis is considered the “third eye” – designed to facilitate communication with the divine power, and self-knowledge. It is also the seat of awareness, the gateway to cosmic realms within, freedom, and discrimination.
Swami Satyananda explained:
“All psychic systems have their physical aspects in the body . . . With Ajna chakra, the physical equivalent is the pineal gland, which has long baffled doctors and scientists as to its precise function…
Yogis, who are scientists of the subtle mind, have always spoken of telepathy as a ‘siddhi’, a psychic power for thought communication and clairaudience, etc.
The medium of such siddhis is Ajna chakra, and its physical terminus is the epiphysis, which is connected to the brain. It has been stated by great yogis … that it is the receptor and sender of the subtle vibrations which carry thoughts and psychic phenomena throughout the cosmos.”
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The third eye chakra corresponds to the acupuncture point M-HN3, in Chinese medicine. The seed (beej) sound for this chakra is “Eem.”
When the third eye functions harmoniously, it confers inner balance, well-being, and a tendency toward spirituality. However, malfunction of epiphysis or even blockages in this area leads to exacerbated attachments to the material world and the fear of death.
Moreover, everything from dizziness and headaches to brain lesions and blindness can be linked with an unhealthy third eye chakra.
If you have a blocked Ajna chakra, you might also struggle to learn new things and have trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Third eye chakra healing employs different types of holistic healing remedies to bring alignment to the mind, body, and spirit.
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