Wednesday, August 12, 2009

About That Third Eye...


Warning....very strong "new agey" post ahead.  We strongly urge spiritual discretion :)

Actually in this post, I am just going to copy and paste a few of the things I found on the internet about the third eye/ajna chakra/brow chakra.  Perhaps tomorrow I'll have more commentary...perhaps not.

Is There Really A Third Eye?

Although there is no real proof that the third eye exists, those who actually seek true enlightenment have reportedly felt something between their eyebrows. It serves as a stimulating point for numerous individuals who tread on the path of attaining spiritual wisdom.

Third eye meditation means that you concentrate on the point between your eyebrows for a long time.

It is believed that the third eye is associated with the pineal gland, which French philosopher Descartes defines as the 'seat of the soul'. It is said that the pineal gland is dormant and can be made active through third eye meditation. So meditation comes across as the only way in which you can take a glimpse into the world of the higher consciousness. 

And from Wikipedia
The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna (brow) chakra in certain Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. It is also spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye may alternately symbolize a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply-personal spiritual or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with visions, clairvoyance (which includes the ability to observe chakras and auras) [1], precognition, and out-of-body experiences, and people who have allegedly developed the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers.

Some writers and researchers, including H. P. Blavatsky[5] and Rick Strassman, have suggested that the third eye is in fact the partially dormant pineal gland, which resides between the two hemispheres of the brain. This concept is supported by the pinealocytes, one type of cells within the pineal gland, having a strong resemblance to the photoreceptors of the eye Additionally, the pineal gland is said to excrete dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which may be factor, but not in the sense of the psychedelic drug[6][improper synthesis?], which induces dreams, near-death experiences, meditation, or hallucinations. Various types of lower vertebrates, such as reptiles and amphibians, can actually sense light via a third parietal eye—a structure associated with the pineal gland—which serves to regulate their circadian rhythms.

And in a book I found on google books.....Working With Your Chakras page 163

In fact, an open third eye means simply seeing life from a clear spiritual perspective; maintaining hope, faith and balance in a confusing and changing world; having a concept of oneself as a responsible spiritual guardian - and being able to develop the inner strength required for such a task; perceiving the inner quality of others without judgement and still loving them unconditionally. 


And from the Achieving the mind-body-spirit connection book on 14 

Sixth Chakra is more commonly known as the brow chakra or the third eye.  This chakra is associated with intuition and the ability to access the ageless wisdom or bank of knowledge in the depths of universal consciousness.  As energy moves through the dimension of universal wisdom into the chakra it promotes the development of intelligence and reasoning skills.  Directly tied to the pituitary and pineal gland, the chakra feed energy to the brain for information processing.  Unlike the solar plexus chakra, which is responsible for gut level intuition regarding personal matters, the wisdom channeled through the brow chakra is more universal in nature, with implications for the spiritual aspect of life. 

Healing Yourself Naturally page 25

The Ajna chakra is associated with the eyes and it is understood that the right eye is related to insight or spiritual vision and the left eye with the lower, material aspect of the mind.  The third eye is really a synthesis of the two eyes and becomes the organ for spiritual vision. 

The Art of Conscious Creation

The sixth chakra is the site of intuition and insight of which the intellect is one expression.  This chakra is located on the forehead just above the bridge of the nose and between the eyes.  It is often called the third eye and is seen to have a gold or indigo color.  Besides intuition and insight, intelligence and wisdom, this chakra is associated with sight beyond the five senses, plus clarity and soul force.  The energy here involves intellectual and Universal truth, ability to grasp the lessons in life, including the purpose and meaning of our emotions, learning to trust intuition and the information available to us, willingness to entertain the opinions of others, questing for greater knowledge and education. 

The Practical Book of Reiki

Known by its Sanskrit name Ajna menaing "command", the sixth chakra is located over the forehead slightly above the eyebrows between the eyes.  The sixth chakra provides lifeforce to the eyes, much of the control nervous system and the brain.  It also funnels energy to the pituitary and pineal glands, both endocrine organs located in the middle of the brain.   These two glands work in harmony to support the individual and unified functions of the sixth and seventh chakras. 

Most of the authorities say that the sixth chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, which is the master gland of the endocrine system.  It controls virtually all endocrine functions and thereby influences the entire body both in its everyday operations and in the body's growth and development. 

The sixth chakra is said to control various states of concentration and consciousness.  This is the realm of omniscience.  Whenever someone breaks through to this level of consciousness, extra sensory perception, clairvoyance, visions, psychokinesis and other paranormal experiences occur.  The sixth chakra is associated with the color indigo.  The chakra is symbolized by OM, the cosmic sound.  Om represents the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end of all things.  There are no elements associated with the sixth chakra, since it is beyond the material existence.  It is the world of cosmic law, harmony, perfect order and vibration.  Thus the sixth chakra is the world of perfect knowing, the world of wisdom.   


And in fact, I think I even wrote about it....last year about this time

Right Brain/Left Brain


Right Brain/Left Brain/The Fall?

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