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Pineal Gland: How to Activate it and its Connection to the Third Eye

Discover the gland that Descartes considered "the seat of the soul"

Pineal gland
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The pineal gland is a small pine cone-shaped endocrine gland that is located in the centre of the brain, at the same level as the eyes. Hence, in certain currents such as Theosophy,  the pineal gland (or pituitary gland) has a connection to the third eye, which allows us to develop our sixth sense and see what is invisible to the eyes.

We explain below what the pineal gland is, why and since when it has been attributed to this part of our body, its special features, as well as how to activate the pineal gland to open our third eye.

What is the pineal gland?

As we mentioned previously, the pineal gland is located in the brain, at the same level as the eyes, and centuries ago it was described by the philosopher Descartes as the main seat of the soul.

The brain is formed by a right hemisphere and a left one and it is perfectly symmetrical, except for this unique gland, the pineal gland. In Ancient Egypt, it was considered a door that unified different dimensions. The pineal gland was represented in Egypt by the eye of Horus and it allowed people to transcend the material dimension to access higher levels of consciousness. 

In Catholic Rome, the pineal gland is represented by a pine cone, according to certain authors, and it is said that the elites of all times have developed a great symbolism linked to it.

What is it for?

The pineal gland, when it works properly, allows us to live our spiritual development in absolute plenitude, vibrating at higher frequencies. Meditation, if we have the pineal gland activated, will be much deeper and will give us greater freedom of action in the physical and material world of which we are a part.

The way we think and feel is strongly influenced by the pineal gland. It regulates circadian rhythms and sleep/wake rhythms that determine hormone levels, stress levels and physical performance. The activation of the pineal gland can help us regulate mood, sleep and energy level.

What does it have to do with the Third Eye?

The pineal gland actually looks like an eye; it has the same shape and tissues and is connected to the visual cortex of the brain. In fact, pineal cells resemble the cells of the retina in their composition and in the presence of proteins found nowhere else in the body.

Since each part of our body has a specific function, many have thought that the pineal gland, being in the centre of our brain and similar to the eyes, should be a kind of third eye; however, it will only work if you know how to activate the pineal gland.

How to activate the pineal gland?

Several studies point out that the pineal gland tends to calcify in modern societies and stops working properly, so we have to decalcify our body so that it can return to its full glory. To do this, for example, we must introduce some changes in our habits, such as using a toothpaste that is not fluoride-based, or avoiding drinking tap water.

Direct or indirect exposure to sunlight seems to be able to activate the pineal gland by promoting the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for mood. Similarly, it is beneficial to sleep in the dark, as a dark environment ensures that the pineal gland produces enough melatonin.

Meditation is also good for activating the pineal gland. Meditation is the art of mastering the mind through the development of one's consciousness and thus we will be able to consciously direct energy towards this highly sensitive gland.

Last but not least, fasting is also recommended (since it would activate mental clarity since during it the body will eliminate everything that is not necessary for its functioning) as well as eating foods that have an alkalizing effect (artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, green beans, and a long etcetera).

Warning: It should be noted that at no time should a person fast at will in order to activate the pineal gland, and even less without medical supervision. This article is only informative, and should not be followed strictly.


4 techniques to activate the pineal gland

There are many techniques to activate the pineal gland. Here are some of them.

1. Tapping

Tapping is an Emotional Freedom Technique, a process that has its roots in Chinese acupuncture and is used to release the emotions that block the meridians of the energy system. The vibrations that the human body produces during its practice would activate the pineal gland.

2. Singing a mantra

The vocal technique of mantras, which focuses on reciting a text in a single note, allows us to send vibrations to our body, thus activating the pineal gland and the hypothalamus. You can sing a mantra like OM (Aum).

3. Perineum contraction

Perineal control sends vibrations to the muscles that surround the anus and form the pelvic floor.  From the pelvis, the vibration spreads down the spine to the skull and centre of the head, activating the pineal and pituitary gland

4. Laughing and smiling

The smile opens both the heart and the crown chakra, giving way to more light  while increasing the vibration of the organs. Laughing and smiling reduces stress and relaxes the body, which increases the flow of energy, releases endorphins, brings feelings of well-being and all this has an effect on the activation of the pineal gland.