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The Pineal Gland- The Door to Higher Consciousness

Located near the center of the brain, the pineal gland is a very small organ shaped like a pine cone (which is where it gets its name). It’s reddish-gray and about 1/3 inch long.






The pineal gland regulates our sleep, hunger, thirst and sexual drives. So as you can see it is essential for survival. Today most of us can go to our refrigerator if we are hungry, and turn on a faucet if we are thirsty. You can even pick up the phone or go online to get a little “action”. But it wasn’t always that way. Before we began farming and domesticating animals, we had to hunt and gather. It was hard enough to find food, never mind a mate. But we survived and we advanced and one of the reasons why is because of our inner GPS.

The pineal gland contains magnetite. Magnetite is a crystal that literally acts as an antenna for external electromagnetic fields. It is what informs the whales, moose and other migratory mammals on their position as they travel it interacts over a million times more strongly with external electromagnetic fields than any other biological substance. These magnetic frequencies are picked up as sound. One can say the whales can hear where they are and which direction they should go. (perhaps we can call that clairaudient) It helps them find their home, food and even a mate. Surely the Alpha and the Omega must have equipped us with a similar if not more complex Global Positioning System to assist in maneuvering through our lives.

But what is more exciting, is the fact that the pineal gland produces a compound called Dimethyltryptamine also known as DMT. This natural narcotic is also found in plants, fungi and various animals

What is fascinating is that only after 49 days of conception the pineal gland is visible in the developing fetus. The unborn child is already receiving DMT.

Dr. Rick Strassman, the leading researcher in the field of DMT calls it the “spirit molecule.”

“When our individual life force enters our fetal-body, the moment in which we become truly human, it passes through the pineal and triggers the first primordial flood of DMT.”

Oddly enough, large amounts of DMT flood the brain at the time of birth and the time of death. The 49 day mark for the pineal gland to develop in a fetus may hold some significance since the Tibetan Buddhists believe that is the amount of time it takes a soul to reincarnate into another body. Yep! Forty Nine days.

Science is also showing us that higher amounts of DMT are released during elevated spiritual occurrences as well as near-death experiences.

During one of Dr.Strassman’s experiments he injected his volunteers with a plant-based DMT. His subjects reported a wide range of hallucinogenic experiences, including visiting other dimensions.

Some people with head injuries have been known to release extremely high levels of DMT and are reporting experiences very similar to schizophrenia. Instead of the medical industry quickly prescribing drugs for those with schizophrenic episodes, perhaps they should be looking into DMT.

DMT was first synthesized in 1931, but for thousands of years the indigenes natives of the Amazon ingested DMT by brewing a tea from various plants. They performed ceremonies using the concoction to contact and experience the “higher realms.”

In many cultures shamans consider “schizotypal personality disorder” a gift to the community. They are supported by their family and peers and taught how to control their episodes. People with the ability to reach and communicate with other dimensions are considered very intelligent and beneficial. They are nurtured, loved and respected. It all goes back to being a part of a tribe, where you are safe and accepted. What Western cultures do to “abnormal” people is truly a crime and a disservice to everyone.

DMT is considered the most potent psychedelic known to man yet our brain produces it every day. Why?

The French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes was fascinated with the pineal gland. He even regarded it as the “principal seat of the soul, and the place in which all our thoughts are formed.”

Although Decartes still had much to learn, what he discovered in the 1600’s is pretty wild.

Descartes noticed then when people try to remember things, they tend to look up. When people think they look down. The diagram he drew shows the pineal gland’s position as we look up and down.



He wrote that looking up raises the gland and opens the passage, into the posterior ventricle where he believed memories were stored. People who want to think, on the other hand, look down because this lowers the gland, closes the passage, and protects the spirit in the middle ventricle from being disturbed by memories stored in the posterior .

Now this got me thinking. In my Theta Healing training we were taught to focus on the pineal gland and imagine yourself going UP. ( to the Creator of All That Is). The technique always worked for me and I still use it today, when I am seeking assistance from spirit.

It also got me thinking that “memories” aren’t just stored in the brain, but floating in the ethers. Everything vibrates and holds a frequency. The human’s eyes and ears can only see and hear frequencies up to a certain point. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist. We have sound waves,, gamma rays, ultra-violet rays, etc..We know the brain works in waves and frequencies. Is it possible that every word or thought expressed is still buzzing around the universe? When we look up or open up our “passage” is then when intuitive and psychic thoughts, images and messages come flooding in?

Because of its location in the brain and it’s connection to light, the pineal gland is also called the “third eye”.The pineal organ contains photoreceptor cells much like the human eyes. Receiving light will trigger the gland to lower production of melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone that regulates the sleep cycle. Sleep is crucial for optimal health, and sleep is where dreams occur. We will look more at dreams later on.

Not only does the gland contain neurons which are cells that receive process and transmit information through electrical and chemical signals but it also contains glial cells. The glial cells primary function is to protect the gland from other neurons and to clean up any dead neurons. This pineal gland must be very significant since it sits on top of our nervous system like antennae is highly protected and regularly cleaned.

But ancient religions and cultures didn’t study glands, hormones and neurons, yet we see images of pinecones and the third eye in just about every sacred practice.

You often see the pinecone shape on top of the heads of Buddha. The Assyrian deities are often shown holding a pine cone. Many gods are shown holding a staff with a pinecone proudly sitting on top.( Osiris (Egyptian) Dionysus and Bacchus (Greek). Even the Catholic pope’s staff depicts a pine cone under the cross of Jesus. And here is a doozy, the largest pine cone statue ever created by the Romans sits in front of the Vatican.




The Egyptian eye of Horus was a symbol of protection, royal power and good health. It was used to personify the goddess Wadjet. A similar eye, the eye of Ra was used as symbols for goddesses such as Hathor, Sekhmet and others

Fast forward and we notice that the “all seeing eye” Is on the hand of Fatima (named after Muhammad’s daughter. It is also part of the masonry symbol and of course atop the pyramid on the U.S. dollar bill.



In The Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says: The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. (Matt 6:22–23, KJV)

Could Jesus have been talking about the third eye, the pineal gland?

The modern day sage Edgar Cayce said, “Keep the pineal gland operating and you won’t grow old. You will always be young.”

Edgar Cayce, “the sleeping prophet,” would answer questions given to him while he was in a trance. He is considered one of the most revered psychics in America with over 14,000 documented readings. He was also deemed the father of holistic medicine because he would prescribe natural remedies for his clients although he had no formal knowledge of such things. Cayce was a devout Christian who claimed he received the information from Source.

I think we have enough evidence here to sufficiently claim, we are equipped and wired to make contact! Just who is it, we are reaching?

***Next blog how to activate the Pineal Gland

Thea Williams-Scalco is a Quantum Therapist and author of

The Real Us (and we’re not crazy)

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