The pineal gland is a tiny pine cone shaped gland (0.3 inches), located in the centre of the brain, in between between the two hemispheres. It is so small that it only weighs 0.1 grams.

In spiritual traditions, the pineal gland is known as our third eye, which has been linked to metaphysical abilities by many cultures throughout history. This gland undoubtedly plays an important role in our spiritual connection and capabilities.

The pineal gland releases the hallucinatory substance DMT (known as ‘the spirit molecule’), a substance which is prevalent in the psychoactive ayahuasca brew and which is also known to be released upon death. DMT essentially induces experiences that take us beyond our usual states of awareness

The pineal gland can be viewed as the link between the body (physicality) and the spiritual realms. It is important we keep our third eye open so that we maintain our connection between these two worlds.

The pineal gland is our doorway to extra-sensory perception. When we visualize something strongly enough, we can literally see it in our ‘mind’s eye’. In his book ‘passions of the soul’, philosopher and scientist René Descartes describe the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” In Hindu tradition the third eye is believed to be awoken through the activation of the seven chakras. The third eye is known as the Ajna chakra (the sixth chakra). Those who are awakened are often perceived as having activated their third eye.

This significance of the pineal gland is proven by its vast representation in many cultures throughout history. It is one of the most mysterious emblems, found in ancient myths, sculptures, paintings and engravings throughout the world

We see the pine cone in many architectural works, including the Fontana Della Pigna of the Vatican City, which sits in a courtyard called ‘The Court of the Pine Cone’. This is the largest pine cone statue in the world. The temples in the ancient archaeological site of Angkor Wat (Cambodia) are also adorned with pine cones. The Pope’s staff has a pine cone on it. The Egyptian staff of Osiris (c. 1224 BC) has opposing cobras rising up to meet a pine cone. The Buddha’s head is shaped like a pine cone. The Indian Bindi is located on the centre of the forehead, where the pineal gland is situated. The ancient Egyptian eye of Ra represents the all-seeing third eye, which many consider to be the pineal gland. Pine cone symbolism also appears throughout Masonic decoration, for example in their art, etched in stone at their buildings and hanging from the ceilings at their lodges.

Most vertebrates have a pineal gland, which is testament to the spiritual nature of all living beings. In fact, most animals have pineal glands much larger than humans. It is no surprise therefore that animas use their intuition to communicate, which is more than can be said for most humans, who’s pineal gland remains calcified and thus dormant in its natural abilities.

A calcified pineal gland (caused primarily by the accumulation of fluoride) blocks access to higher states of awareness/consciousness, keeping people locked in the dense third-dimensional state of existence and diminishing our intuitive and psychic abilities. This is why fluoride has long been used as a weapon against humanity, in order to keep us spiritually weak and subdued (see my previous two posts for more info).

Fluoride forms phosphate crystals, which accumulate around the pineal gland (calcification), thereby inhibiting its optimum function. This was discovered as late as the 1990s by British scientist, Jennifer Luke.

The pineal gland has many other important functions, not least the regulation of melatonin, a vital hormone that regulates sleep and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle).

The pineal gland is super sensitive to light. In fact, the glands watery interior contains rods and cones, just like the retina of our eyes. When light strikes the retina of our eyes, it travels though a tiny nerve system into the pineal gland. At times of darkness, this acts like a cue for this gland to start secreting melatonin, which in turn activates the nervous system to go into sleep mode.

A disruption in melatonin production (caused by fluoride calcification) can lead to severely disrupted sleep, insomnia, mood swings, hormonal imbalance, anxiety and cognitive decline. It can also increase oxidative stress in the brain, which in turn can lead to neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimers. The pineal gland also helps protect the body from cell damage caused by free radicals.

The pineal gland receives more blood per cubic area than any other gland in your body, which highlights its importance. Whilst this has great benefits, it also leaves this sacred gland vulnerable to the influence of contaminants in the blood, such as fluoride.

Fluoride’s negatively charged and reactive nature means it reacts with positively charged ions in the body – including calcium. Because the pineal gland has the greatest concentration of calcium of any normal tissue the body, it acts like a magnet for the fluoride, circulating in the bloodstream, causing it great damage.

To counteract this, it is vital that we avoid our intake of fluoride. Use fluoride free toothpaste/mouthwash and check with your water supplier to see if they add fluoride (which they are legally obliged to disclose). Even if your tap water is not fluoridated, municipal water supplies are ridden with contaminants and should therefore be avoided regardless. Many bottled waters contain naturally occurring fluoride to varying levels, as do black, green and rooibos tea (all three of which contain higher levels of fluoride than fluoridated tap water). Stick to herbal teas, which are fluoride free.

For those who have already accumulated high levels of calcification, there are ways to decalcify the pineal gland, which I may go into in a future post.

If we truly want to connect to our innate spiritual abilities, we must do everything we can to protect our sacred third eye.