‘The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the ‘principal seat of the soul.’ You’ve probably heard of this gland being called the ‘third eye’, a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice/pea-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes.’
‘How you think and feel every day depends on the pineal gland. As the producer of the hormone melatonin, the quality and duration of your sleep relies on how well it produces this hormone. This tiny organ regulates your daily and seasonal circadian rhythms, the sleep-wake patterns that determine your hormone levels, stress levels, and physical performance.’
The pineal gland is also described as the main organ that connects humans to source and helps people tap into the non-physical such as intuition and spirituality. In addition, it is described as imperative in consciousness wellbeing.
‘The pineal gland is known as the third eye chakra, or ajna chakra in the Hindu system. A closed ajna is said to lead to confusion, uncertainty, cynicism, and pessimism.’
It also has been found to release DMT when somebody dies and is held in high regards by ancient civilizations who found ways to encourage the secretion of DMT through consuming drinks like ayahuasca. The Eye of Horus represents the pineal gland, pinecones in places like the Vatican represent the pineal gland as a pine-cone and also the eye at the top of the pyramid on Dollar notes is said to represent the pineal gland.
Check out the videos below for more on the pineal gland.
As mentioned, the pineal gland is strongly linked with DMT. More can be read on DMT in out article here. More can be read on the Pineal Gland in the Pineal Gland category here or at Gaia here.