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What is the Pineal Gland?

Spiritual Scientist, Guest Writer
Waking Times

The Pineal Gland is regarded as one of the most important parts of your nervous system. It is shrouded in mystery, but as more and more people investigate it they are realising it is essentially a spiritual antenna, the mystical third eye that ancient traditions have been talking about. For many eons, the third eye has been seen as a way to reach higher levels of consciousness while still being present in a physical body.

This concept of the pineal gland being the “seat of the soul” or the “spiritual gateway to all realms and all dimensions” is important to realising its full function. Before you can reach this spiritual gateway, you must start the practise of both detoxifying your pineal gland and activating your pineal gland, through methods such as changes in diet (see How to decalcify your pineal gland) and spiritual practices such as meditation and visualisation.

The medical profession describes the pineal gland as being:

“a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain that produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and it is located near the centre of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join.”

Wikipedia ( contains a wealth of information on the Pineal Gland, as a summary the key bits are presented below:

Pineal Gland Location:

“The pineal gland is a midline structure shaped like a pine cone, and is often seen in plain skull X-rays, as it is often calcified; calcification has been shown in one small study to correlate with the accumulation of fluoride.”

The pine cone shape of the pineal gland is a very interesting topic. Symbolically, many organisations both religious and spiritual, have used the pine cone as an icon. Watch David Wilcock’s video called 2012 Enigma for more information.

Pineal Gland Composition:

“Pineal glands contain a number of things including Pinealocytes in many non-mammalian vertebrates have a strong resemblance to the photoreceptor cells of the eye. Some evolutionary biologists believe that the vertebrate pineal cells share a common evolutionary ancestor with retinal cells. In some vertebrates, exposure to light can set off a chain reaction of enzymatic events within the pineal gland that regulate circadian rhythms. Some early vertebrate fossil skulls have a pineal foramen (opening). This correlates with the physiology of the modern “living fossils,” the lamprey and the tuatara, and some other vertebrates that have a parietal organ or “third eye,” which, in some of them, is photosensitive. The third eye represents evolution’s earlier approach to photoreception. The structures of the third eye in the tuatara are analogous to the cornea, lens and retina, though the latter resembles that of an octopus rather than a vertebrate retina. The asymmetrical whole consists of the “eye” to the left and the pineal sac to the right. ”

This notion of the third eye is scientific fact. The purpose of this third eye is the key here, which opens the door to the metaphysical interpretations that ancient wisdom talks about.

Pineal Gland’s Production of Melatonin:

“Melatonin is N-acetyl-5-methoxy-tryptamine, a derivative of the amino acid tryptophan, which also has other functions in the central nervous system. The production of melatonin by the pineal gland is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by light. Photosensitive cells in the retina detect light and directly signal the SCN, entraining its rhythm to the 24-hour cycle in nature.”

Many experts in the meta-physical talk about completing spiritual practices in the dark to help stimulate your pineal gland. See the section “How to activate your pineal gland” for more information.

Pineal Gland Growth:
“The human pineal gland grows in size until about 1–2 years of age, remaining stable thereafter, although its weight increases gradually from puberty onwards. The abundant melatonin levels in children are believed to inhibit sexual development, and pineal tumours have been linked with precocious puberty. When puberty arrives, melatonin production is reduced. Calcification of the pineal gland is typical in adults, and has been observed in children as young as 2. Calcification rates vary widely by country and tend to increase by age, with calcification occurring in an estimated 40% of Americans by their 17th year.”

What is interesting here is why the pineal gland grows up until the age of 1-2 years. Is it caused by our environment and our lifestyle habits? Are our children’s pineal glands being suppressed on purpose? Children are seen as the most spiritual beings as they don’t have any of the fears or concerns of adults when they are born. They are born free and full of unconditional love. It is society that places these fears and conditioning on our children. It would be interesting to know what would happen if a child’s pineal gland wasn’t effected by its environment and was allowed to develop, grow and be activated.

The 3rd Eye & DMT

Cleaning up the pineal gland and activating your third eye is essential for those wishing to develop their psychic ability and multidimensional perception. By awakening your pineal gland, it brings the ability to consciously astral travel, explore other dimensions and foresee the future.

Many believe the abilities that the pineal gland offers come from its ability to naturally produce its own DMT (a psychedelic substance) when fully operational. This allows the individual to be in a constant visionary state most of the time, tapping into these extra special senses.

DMT is described as a naturally occurring psychedelic compound that is widespread throughout the plant kingdom. It occurs in trace amounts in mammals, including humans, where it functions as a trace amine neurotransmitter. For more information, please visit Wikipedia:

DMT is present in the South American shamanic brew called Ayahuasca. These shamans have used this brew for many generations as a way to tap into the spirit world. It is a plant medicine that grows in the Amazon jungle, which brings profound physical and heart healing through its purgative effects and gives the individual ability to perceive other dimensions.  With enough practise and development, your pineal gland will produce this special substance. For those that take this herbal medicine, they go into a period of profound experience where issues and troubles come into awareness, allowing them to be healed with the insights that come from DMT consciousness.

DMT is a totally natural substance that the human body will manufacture and distribute when it is in a healed state. It is a belief between many that human beings were intended to be visionary beings, able to tap into the information in other dimensions allowing it to guide them through this cosmic journey we all call life. It allows us to transcend the ego and realise that we are one consciousness, giving us the opportunity to rapidly heal our sufferings, conflicts and cleanse our karma.

For more information about DMT, please check out the “DMT: The Spirit Molecule” documentary. The documentary takes a look at the work of Dr.Rick Strassman and goes into detail about how the pineal gland produces its own DMT.

You can also check out the work of Alex Grey who is a modern day explorer into the world of DMT and pineal gland development.

What is Calcification and what causes it?

Calcification is the build up of calcium phosphate crystals in various parts of the body. It is a natural process caused primarily by nanobacteria. Nanobacteria are tiny microorganisms that form calcium phosphate shells around themselves, essentially to protect themselves from your immune system. It is these shells that accumulate in our pineal glands and ultimately calcify it. Furthermore, it is becoming apparent that many researchers are finding that this may be the cause of most diseases, from arthritis to stroke, from cancer to back pain.

Unfortunately most people’s pineal glands are heavily calcified. It ends up becoming so calcified that under scans it is seen as a lump of calcium, essentially blinding our third eye.

Due to the horrific western diets and food systems, most people are being exposed to far more of these organisms than ever before, and not only that, are being calcified through other means as well, which we covered: How to decalcify your pineal gland.

About the Author

Spiritual Scientist is the creator of, a site born out of his own curiosity to decalcifying and awakening his third eye, ie. the pineal gland. With the help of like-minded people, the site aims to be a one-stop resource containing all of the information we need to know to begin opening our third eye, connecting us to the great energy that connects us all. He believes that there has never been a more important time to begin this journey of awakening – regardless of the fear that certain groups place on all of us, it is truly an exciting time to be alive. So if you wish to learn how to decalcify/detoxify and activate your pineal gland/third eye, visit today and spread the word so that others can do the same. –

The Spiritual Scientist Blog covers his own spiritual journey and the experiences and lessons that he is learning along the way. So if you’re into all things scientific/spiritual/metaphysical and want to know more about this paradigm shift that we are currently in, then tune-in and discover how we can all ride this cosmic energy wave together… there are some exciting times ahead! –

“Unity consciousness is here… Let’s all awaken our souls together. Love & Blessings, Spiritual Scientist”.

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  • Free Spirit

    This is why the Pineal Gland should always be opened in context with spiritual practice to avoid the concerns that Ziggy has/had – and why just quoting a part of someones book out of context is irresponsible.

    Read this blog here:-

    Which includes the following advisory:-

    Important Notes:- The Pineal Gland is the 6th chakra and lies above the throat chakra. The throat chakra represents truth, integrity and living the wisdom of the heart.

    Thus a strong life in ethics is essential before considering opening the Pineal Gland.

    An ethical life involves being free from the tendency to cheat, control, manipulate or steal in all forms (both subtle and overt). It also calls for sexual and emotional responsibility and naturally the freedom from the karma of eating the flesh of animals. Opening the Pineal Gland without a proper grounding in ethics and emotional stability can cause extreme lower astral interferences that can be detrimental to health and well-being.

    Thus activating the Pineal Gland and exploring the other worlds must always be done in the context of living a strong and grounded spiritual life. Outside of spiritual context Pineal Gland Activation will just invoke fear, confusion, lower astral interference and the potential for severe karmic healing crisis. Opening the Pineal Gland for ‘kicks’ or from a state of karmic impurity is unwise and not recommended. Those who undergo the Pineal Gland Cleansing Protocols take full responsibility of the state of their lives. The full process for spiritual awakening and integration is detailed in Keys to Immortality and includes full instruction for clearing attachments to lower astral entities.

  • Free Spirit

    What Spiritual Scientist does not mention is that a lot of the blog is my own work – parts of my book Keys to Immortality and Love on the Shores of a Distant World He also did not mention that ‘with intent’ he decided to take my work (from an E-Book) and make it available to the public without my consent. In the process of getting proper accreditation for my part in writing the blog – I was threatened by Spiritual Scientist. To quote him “You are treading on very dangerous ground my friend, and you actually don’t know who you are dealing with.”

  • warbaby

    To Ziggy, I have heard this many times. I think this life is to become comfortable with all the new revelations going on and only in another life will we progress to higher alters.

  • ziggy

    i would like to state that the above is all true! but would like to warn others attempting to awaken their “third eye”. some years ago i became vegan only ate organic food and practise meditation, i soon found myself bombarded with what appeared to be psychic messages and visions i soon started giving readings to people and they said they were accurate this then lead to me being invited into a circle of mediums, all seemed to be going well, until my behaviour started to become more and more irrasional and bizarre, i found that i was completely out of control like i had no grip on reality as if i were a puppet working for some kind of higher power, to be honest i felt completely insane, i was living on another plain of existance talking with spirits comunicating with trees telepathically and constantly on some sort of cursade within my own mind! i began to realise i was wasting my life and while im on this planet i would like to enjoy it and what ever lies beyond should be experienced at a more appropeate time i.e when i die and pass over! i still practise relaxation meditations and deep breathing exersises as they are great for relieving stress, but have stopped all third eye meditations as i found that they only lead to more stress and in my case complete insanity! so if you are thinking about going down this path think very carefully

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for your advise, and i suggest to you to read more, any good book, so you will improve your orthography, as i did.

    • Bobby Kane

      What a fraud. “The medical profession” described in the article is Wikipedia. Stop manipulating people with unsupported claims. The Pineal Gland is an interesting organ of the brain, but let’s not repeat a 17th century mistake (of Descartes’) and attribute magical qualities to something for our own selfish benefit.

      • Connor

        This is all real. It has to be.
        Years ago scientists conducted an experiment on DMT. They had several people take it, and then they would ask the people what happened to them after they sobered up. There was one universal theme that popped up in all of their trips. They all saw giant celestial insects or pray mantis of some sort. This basically proves that the chemicals in our brains is what causes us to see the reality before us. When under the influence of DMT, you can actually see the hidden world ie. all of the energy that’s flowing around us, but invisible to the human eye.

    • Anonymous


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