What’s Up With the Pineal Gland?

By Keith Sherwood

For as long as people have observed and studied the pineal gland, they have speculated about its functions. We now know that the pineal gland is stimulated by light and that, in humans, it secretes a single hormone – melatonin.

Researchers have determined that melatonin has two primary functions in humans. It controls circadian (or biological) rhythm, and it regulates certain reproductive hormones.

It was Galen (ca. 130 – ca. 210 CE), the ancient Greek physician and philosopher, who first provided us with an anatomical description of the pineal gland. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he believed that its primary function was to support the flow of blood through the circulatory system.

Galen went to great lengths to refute the widely held idea that the pineal gland regulated the flow of psychic pneuma in the canal between the middle and posterior ventricles of the brain. In Greek, pneuma means “breath,” but when used in a spiritual context, it refers to “spirit” or “soul.”

His view didn’t gain traction with everybody. In fact, priests, shamans and spiritual adepts in a wide variety of cultures held on to belief that the pineal gland connected the physical world with the non-physical world of energy and consciousness.

It’s interesting to note that many scientists and academics continue to wonder why ancient cultures associated the pineal gland with the unseen world. But to anyone with a mastery of metaphysics, the relationship is easy to explain. It’s the pineal gland’s connection to the chakras.

For more than a century, the most widely held view of Yogic, Buddhist and Tantric adepts has been that there are seven chakras. The first five chakras are located along the spine. It’s the position of the sixth and seventh chakras, however, that explains why the pineal gland has been associated with the third eye (the sixth chakra) as well as with intuitive insight and the higher functions of the soul. The male poles of these two chakras are located adjacent to the pineal gland, and both chakras are associated with the higher functions of the soul.

A Short Course in Energy Work

The word chakra comes from Sanskrit, the sacred language of India, and means “wheel.” There are two distinct parts of a chakra – the chakra gate and the chakra field. For people with the inner vision, a chakra gate will look like a brightly colored disk that spins rapidly at the end of what looks like a long axle or stalk. The wheel portion of the chakra gate is about three inches (about eight centimeters) in diameter and perpetually moves or spins around a central axis. Emerging from the center of the disk are what appear to be spokes.

The main function of the chakra gate is to provide the subtle field and physical-material body with prana. Although chakra gates have additional functions, the principle part of a chakra is the vast reservoir of prana and its precursor consciousness, which we call the chakra field. The chakra field is connected to the chakra gate, and the healthier the chakra field, the more consciousness and prana will be distributed by the chakra gate.

Along with its communal functions, each chakra has one or more individual functions. The primary function of the sixth chakra is to regulate awareness, memory, intuition, reasoning and rational, deductive thought on the level of soul. The seventh chakra regulates the higher functions of mind including transcendental consciousness.

The French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes was fascinated with the pineal gland. In his “Treatise of Man” he explains, “My view is that this gland is the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all thoughts are formed.

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, Madame Blavatsky, the founder of theosophy, identified the “third eye” as the “eye of Shiva” and concluded that the pineal gland of modern man is an atrophied vestige of this “organ of spiritual vision.”

Even today, there are scientific researchers who believe that the pineal gland’s functions go beyond simply secreting hormones.

In his book “Light: Medicine of the Future,” Jacob Liberman explains that “… the pineal represents the inward seeing eye. Meaning that activating this third eye helps us see life beyond the typical limitations of our perception, bringing clarity of vision.

For more than forty years, I’ve studied the structure and function of the subtle field, and I’ve learned that there is a deep and abiding connection between the pineal gland, the radiation of the sun and Atman – the thumb sized point on the right side of the heart chakra, where bliss enters your subtle field.

Bliss is an enduring condition created through the union of consciousness (Shiva) and life-affirming energy (Shakti). If you combine the subtle resonance of the sun and the pineal gland with Atman, you can go beyond the resonance of the sixth and seventh chakras to the source of life itself. Then you can radiate their combined resonance through your subtle field as empathy for yourself, Gaia and Universal Consciousness. I’ve designed the Pineal Gland Meditation so that you can have that experience now.

The Pineal Gland Meditation

To begin The Pineal Gland Meditation, sit in a comfortable position with your back straight. Breathe deeply through your nose for two to three minutes. Then assert, “It’s my intent to center my awareness in my pineal gland.” Once your awareness is centered in your pineal gland, you will feel a glowing sensation that quickly fills your body space. Enjoy its resonance for two to three minutes. Then assert, “It’s my intent to center myself in my third heart, Atman.” After a few moments, you will experience a shift of awareness from your individual self to your universal Self. As soon as that happens, complete the process by asserting, It’s my intent to create a synergy between my pineal gland, Atman and the subtle resonance of the sun.” Take ten minutes to enjoy the resonance this synergy has created. After ten minutes, count from one to five. When you reach the number five, open your eyes and bring yourself out of the meditation.

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Africa & the Extraterrestrials

By Keith Sherwood

Humans are interdimensional beings, which means they’re capable of traveling through time-space on the physical plane as well as the subtle planes of energy and consciousness that interpenetrate it. Humans are not alone when it comes to physical and interdimensional travel. There are other sentient beings who are both advanced souls and who are technologically advanced. This means that interaction between sentient beings on both the physical and non-physical dimensions is not only possible; it has happened many times throughout human history. We only have to examine the traditions and rituals of one remarkable African tribe – the Dogon – to recognize this as fact, not fiction.

The Dogon inhabit an area of the Mali highland called the Bandiagara Escarpment. Unlike many African tribes, they believe in one universal deity, Amma, who in omnipotent and omnipresent.

Shannon Dorey, the Canadian author and researcher, believes that the Dogon religion existed in Africa before the first homo sapiens migrated to other parts of the world.

According to Dorey, “When homo sapiens migrated from Africa for other continents, they took their religion with them including many Dogon beliefs,” which according to Ms. Dorey makes “the Dogon religion the mitochondrial religion of the world.

However, it’s their astronomical knowledge which has fascinated investigators since they were first studied in the 1930’s.

The Dogon have no written language, but according to their oral tradition, which is at least five millennia old, Earth is a sphere that is tilted on its axis; Jupiter has four major moons; Saturn has rings, and Earth and the other planets orbit the Sun.

Extraordinary as it sounds, the Dogon’s celestial knowledge doesn’t end with the solar system. The Dogon also know that the solar system is part of an immense spiral-shaped galaxy – and that Sirius A, which is the brightest star in the night sky, had a much dimmer companion Sirius B, which is extremely dense and follows a fifty-year elliptical orbit around Sirius A.

(Image by NASA, ESA and G. Bacon)

Are the Dogon Elders Psychic?

According to their oral tradition, it wasn’t the psychic insight of their ancestors, but amphibious beings from the Sirius system, known as Nommos, who chatted them up. The Nommos lived on a planet that was part of the Sirius system. According to the Dogon legend, these chatty extraterrestrials landed on Earth centuries ago in a noisy spaceship that made a spinning decent to the ground.

The Dogon recount that, after arriving on Earth, the Nommos gave them information about the Milky Way as well as both the Solar and Sirius systems. What is most astounding about all this is that it wasn’t until 1862 that the American astronomer Alvan Clark recognized that Sirius was a binary system, and it wasn’t until 1970 that his calculations were confirmed. What’s more; it wasn’t until the beginning of the twentieth century that astronomers were able to prove that our galaxy had an immense spiral shape.

It’s interesting to note that the Dogon also claim that there is a third star in the Sirius system that has yet to be discovered, and ongoing gravitational observations may prove that they’re correct once again.

Were the Nommos Jet-Setters?

Amphibious extraterrestrials like the Nommos also appeared in other ancient cultures. In Babylonia, a similar being appears in their sacred texts. He is known as Dagon or Dagan and is depicted as a merman or fish god. Deities with similar attributes also appear in ancient Greek and Slavic mythology. Even Isis, the Egyptian goddess of fertility, is sometimes depicted as an aquatic God who is associated with Sirius.

Some researchers have connected the Dogon to the Dogū in Japan. They point to statues of the Dogū, celestial beings, attired in spacesuits that resemble astronauts.

According to legend, the Dogū arrived in flying ships, bringing written language and many aspects of civilization to the Japanese.

Fact or Fiction

Even if the majority of governments and societal institutions still dispute the fact that extraterrestrials have visited the Earth, anyone with the ability to see into the non-physical universe will recognize that extraterrestrials have continuously influenced the evolution of human society. Their interference explains why there has been so much conflict and divisiveness on Earth at least since the birth of civilization.

Fact is Stranger than Fiction

If the Dogon as well as countless people with inner vision are right, it means that extraterrestrial influence may go beyond mere physical contact – and the effect a more advanced technological culture has on a more primitive one. That’s because the Dogon oral history suggests that the Nummos may have been influencing humanity on the non-physical levels of energy and consciousness as well. This is not as far-fetched as it sounds because as I’ve already mentioned – all sentient beings are capable of interacting with each other on both physical-material and non-physical dimensions.

So, What Does That Mean?

It means that the destiny of humanity has always been manipulated by extraterrestrials on both the physical-material and subtle levels of energy and consciousness. Extraterrestrials have been able to manipulate humanity for centuries by convincing our ancestors that they were Gods and by projecting fields of energy and consciousness at human beings in order to advance their agenda.

Extraterrestrial influence extends to our religious, cultural, social, economic and political institutions. This means that we’ve never been in control of our collective destiny – and until humanity on masse looks beyond the distorted values that support these institutions, it will never be entirely free.

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