For hundreds of years, the pineal gland has been called the “seat of the soul” by, for example, occult science and spiritual masters, a term popularized by Descartes.
Descartes wanted to understand who we are. He noted that our senses can be manipulated, that most of what we know is actually illusion, and he also struggled with the possibility that our identity as individuals is wrong.
If it is possible to doubt our existence, there must be ‘something’ in order to experience this doubt. Our true self observes and consists of pure consciousness.
Consciousness and the thought process are two connected phenomena. The question is how the relationship between the mind and consciousness arises. If we can understand how consciousness interprets our thinking, we can reverse the process and perceive it from our consciousness, our true self.
The pineal gland is not only an incredibly small gland, but is also associated with psychological abilities. In addition, there is a clear link between the fragility of the pineal gland, our materialism and our pandemic depression.
The pineal gland in history
The Greek physicist Herophilus of Chalcedon noticed that the pineal gland is the connection between the soul of a person and the control of the body. About 300 years before Christ, he dissected bodies and wrote down what he saw.
Herophilus saw that the structure of the pineal gland is singular, unlike other parts of the brain that are mirrored in both the left and right hemispheres. It is the first gland to form in the fetus and can be seen after three weeks.
The pineal gland is also very carefully nourished and supplied with the best blood, oxygen and a mix of nutrients available in human anatomy. Herophilus concluded that the gland must play a very important role in consciousness and is the gateway to our true selves.
The third eye
In 1958, Aaron Lerner discovered melatonin, a molecule produced in the pineal gland from another neurotransmitter, serotonin. He noted that melatonin production varies. It makes us feel calm and allows us to sleep.
It was difficult to understand how a small gland in the interior of the brain could tell the difference between day and night until it was discovered that the pineal gland is connected to the retina, which also contains melatonin. Hence the pineal gland was called the third eye. Aldous Huxley spoke of the door to perception.
Then there is the substance dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which is associated with, for example, near-death experiences. DMT naturally occurs not only in the human body, but also in some tropical regions.
Medical researcher JC Callaway (1988) suggested that DMT may have a relationship with dreams, where DMT levels in the brain are periodically increased to generate images. There may also be a connection with other psychic states of consciousness.
Attacks on the pineal gland
The two biggest opponents of the pineal gland are electromagnetic radiation and fluoride. Exposure to a 50 Hz field has been proven to result in decreasing melatonin production during the night cycle. Since we are constantly surrounded by 50 Hz fields in our home, work and outdoors, our pineal gland is under constant attack unless we move to inhospitable areas.
Until the 1990s, no research had been done on the influence of fluoride on the pineal gland. Fluoride is (mandatory) added to drinking water and toothpaste in some countries.
dr. Jennifer Luke of the University of Surrey in the UK has shown that fluoride easily accumulates in the pineal gland. The more fluoride builds up in the pineal gland, the less melatonin is produced.
The pineal gland is located on top of the third ventricle of the brain, behind the base of the nose, and floats in cerebrospinal fluid. The gland is continuously supplied with fresh blood.
By breathing rhythmically or by singing, oxygenated blood is carried to the pineal gland. The heart rate increases slightly and the blood pressure drops.
DMT allows our thoughts to focus on the inner. The exact chemical reaction has yet to be explored, but DMT creates a particular pathway between certain synapses, triggering new thoughts and feelings. Then access is gained to realities that cannot be rationally explained.