What is the Pineal Gland?
Don’t fooled by the casual descriptions given by modern so-called experts in the medical field. They will have you believing that the pineal gland is nothing more then a gland that helps regulate sleep and that ancient civilizations spoke highly of this particular gland out of speculation, not science or a deep understanding of human anatomy.
According to Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum in Dark Light Consciousness, “The pineal gland is light sensitive and earlier in evolution rested closer to the surface of the brain. It is a kind of vestigial eye. Over the eons as evolution has advanced it has descended deeper into the brain core of the higher life forms. In the current stage of Homo sapiens sapiens development it has descended into the midline center of the brain between the two hemispheres. It is attached very loosely to the posterior end of the root of the third ventricle. About the size of a pea, it is cone shaped and gray to red-gray in color. It points upward and out of the body.
Bynum goes on to say, “It is known to convert central nervous system signals into endocrine system activity and secrete subtle and powerful hormones many of which are known to have visionary or hallucinogenic capacities. DMT or N-dimethyl-tryptamine is only one of these. Its metabolism has been clinically associated with NDE (Near Death Experiences), visionary experiences, perceptions of other dimensions, and alien intelligences. Derivatives of melatonin, another production of the pineal gland, have been associated with similar experiences.”
Pinecones and The Pineal Gland
According to thirdeyepinecones.com, “Our “Pine”al Gland, shaped like (and named after) the Pinecone, is at the geometric center of our brain and is intimately linked to our body’s perception of light. The Pineal modulates our wake-sleep patterns and circadian rhythms, remains uniquely isolated from the blood-brain barrier system, and receives a higher percentage of blood flow than any other area of the body save the kidneys. It is considered by many to be our biological Third Eye, the “Seat of the Soul,” the “Epicenter of Enlightenment” — and its sacred symbol throughout history, in cultures around the world, has been the Pinecone.”
The centers of spiritual practices throughout history were based around the activation of the Pineal Gland. Achieving this activation would be considered the Great Awakening, or Divine Alignment of the Chakras, or being re-born in the spirit of Christ. This phenomenon has many names that all point to a level of human transcendence.
Melanin In The Pineal Gland
A study done in 2001 by the Department of Anatomy, Christian Medical College in Vellore, India confirms the presence of melanin in the human pineal gland.
The abstract of the research states: “Masson-Fontana staining confirmed the presence of melanin pigments in the human adult pineal gland. In 1-10 years age group, the pigments were present within the pinealocytes. In 11-20 years age group also, the pigments were in the pinealocytes only. In 21-30 year age group, the pigments were in the pinealocytes and appeared in the stroma in the areas of glial fibre predominance. In 31-40 years age group onwards, the pigments were present, in addition to pinealocytes, in the stroma among the fibres. As age advanced, the amount of extracellular pigments gradually increased, extracellular pigments were more concentrated, and the extra cellular pigments were more clearly seen. There was no gender difference in the amount of melanin pigments. The background comparative anatomy also is discussed.”
Apparently overall melanin levels in humans effects the likelihood of pineal gland calcification. In other words, black people are less likely than caucasians to have calcified pineal glands. The 1974 November edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology recorded: “The incidence of roentgenologically visible pineal gland calcification is approximately twice as common in American whites as in blacks, a difference that is very striking after age 40. Comparison of this finding with reports in the literature shows that the incidence of pineal gland calcification is slightly higher in American blacks than in indigenous Africans, probably due to racial mixture among the American blacks we studied. It appears that the low incidence of calcified pineal shadow already observed in the African has a constitutional basis.”
How To Activate The Pineal Gland
Dr. Bruce Bynum explains in Dark Light Consciousness, “Certain yogic disciplines and other psychospiritual techniques attempt, through postures, complex breathing techniques, and other rhythmic stimulation of the brain, along with focusing of the eyes and attention itself, to stimulate this vital light-sensitive gland. This mental exercising within the adult living brain may also stimulate the growth of neural cells or the process of neurogenesis in other regions of the brain, such as the dentate gyrus in the hippocampus, as well as parts of the cortex.”
Bynum goes on to say, “The classical interpretation of this “awakening” experience is that energy is constantly flowing into the body and mind but its perception is obscured. This energy is not only in the common forms known to our five senses, but the higher dimensional energies that meditative experience documented in countless experiments. The uppermost “crown center” pours down in the vortex until it reaches the pineal gland. Once awakened, the pineal gland is experienced as transducing or converting these inflowing higher dimensional energies into information usable by the pituitary gland. The pineal and pituitary glands begin to vibrate together, creating a kind of living magnetic field of resonance, which is experienced as a pulsating “light in the head”…Over time this creates a shift in the energy or light body described in the earlier chapters that allows for a perceived conscious separation of this light body from the denser physical three-dimensional body. The perceptual field expands and deepens. A vast chasm opens beyond all ordinary conceptual categorization.”