The clarity and the abstract existing harmoniously as one.
I think of our consciousness, and awareness of the universe around us—within us. This can be objectively, or subjectively perceived. Perhaps meditation and mediation open this eye, thus allowing us to view the world from a different paradigm; giving true insight that can’t be obtained through the 5 senses.
Say what you like, I’ve still learned something!
So what I really wanted to start a discussion on is this idea of ‘opening’ your third eye. Some people take it as being a dualistic open/closed thing, whereas others say it’s a part of the body that’s pretty much essential for survival, via regulating fluids, etc., and so it can’t be ‘closed’. And then there are people who think it’s hippy dippy nonsense.
On a serious note, the pineal is the gland that releases DMT. It allows connection to other planes, dreams, information, etc. It’s the gateway to nonphysical. David Wilcock has a great seminar which covers the pineal gland. If I can find the link I’ll post it here
Our senses are just the way we perceive reality. We are, by the rules of the Game, inhabiting bodies in the physical form, therefore we posses “devices” through which we can experience the material world. Actually you could view the physical body as one such device.
We all know there is more to reality than what is in the physical. Our physical bodies allow us to feel only a small part of reality. There are some teachings who say that we have several bodies (7 or 8), each working on a different frequency of reality. I’m not going to go deep on that because it better be in a new thread, but we could say that the first three bodies are respectively physical, etherical and astral. Astral is related to the world of thoughts, dreams, astral projections, etc. I think it’s pretty far away from the physical realm, in terms of frequency, since they all are active in reality right now. Etherical is closer to the physical, I think even some scientists found out something about ether in the Cosmos, it is kind of like the predecessor of matter. It’s related to feelings, emotions.
Maybe we could view senses as the connection between reality in the face of organs (and each material organ has its etherical part too), and consciousness in the face of ourselves. They are “tuned” into receiving a specific part of reality – our ears sense vibrations in 1 diapason, our eyes – in another one, and so on. The third eye, which is located in the pituitary gland, is a sensory organ which can perceive higher frequencies (I think same goes for the other glands/chakras, they all work on different wavelengths). The problem is, most people have no connection with their third eye. It is “closed”, meaning that they do not have access to that part of their neural system. Others have managed to open it, or were born like that, and have the ability to see (some of) these other aspects of reality.
I personally have not opened it, but I’ve heard that it is still connected, although very weakly, to our vision and if you are able to notice it, you could start exercising it. One way would be to look at a candle and not concentrate on the flame object, but on the space around – that’s kind of like an aura. Then maybe you would start seeing similar around people and the more you exercise it, the more you will see. Of course, it might also be possible to spontaneously open your third eye and start perceiving reality in a new way.
Still, I think you shouldn’t force to have this special “vision” because you never know what you might get. If you are meant to have it, you will when you are ready for it.
Oddly enough, I saw a picture of the Eye of Ra today and it reminded me of this older thread. Then I come on here and see this one.
Here’s an article by Dale Power about the third eye, and his take on it. I lifted it from the Psychic Proxy Forum (http://thepsychicproxy.com/forum/)
The Real “Third Eye” – Dale Power
Many practitioners of the occult and of certain religions often speak of a psychic center known as the “Third Eye”. A point physically located between and slightly above the eyes on the forehead. This is often described as the point at which intuitive information enters the body, and in yogic terms, it is described as an energy vortex.
Since the seventies many researchers have tried to link a small gland that lies right behind the traditional third eye point to psychic functioning. This, the pineal gland, has been described as a wonder of psychic power and essential to all real psychic functioning. When brain scans have been done, primarily active magnetic resonance imaging, or AMRI for short, this gland does not seem to respond much at all to attempts to interact with the world on a psychic level.
“Ah ha! I knew this was all fake!” I can just hear the debunkers cry out now.
Not quite so fast though.
Just behind the pineal gland at the very front most part of the brain, lies an area known as the pre-frontal cortex. This is the area of the brain that is responsible for intense concentration and the ability to pay attention to what is happening right now. When AMRI have been taken of people meditating or trying to focus on psychic information, this area glows with activity! (At least in the people doing things effectively.)
Often these people describe a tingling or sense of pressure right behind the “Third Eye” point when this happens.
Surprisingly, the other area of the brain that lights up is the cerebellum, an area that is considered primitive by most researchers. It lies just above the brain stem and has very few, if any, physical connections to the rest of the brain. It seems to communicate back and forth with the rest of the brain by “throwing” electrical signals across a rather large gap.
So, could it be that psychic functioning takes place in one of the most primitive areas of our minds, areas that even animals have full use of? In light of the current evidence this makes sense. It would also make sense to think that we need the ability and to concentrate and focus in order to use these abilities on purpose.
This would also explain why there seems to be such a strong link between meditation and psychic effect. One of the most common responses that veteran meditation experts show on AMRI scans while meditating is activity in these distinct areas, while all other areas show less than normal excitation.
So while the “Third Eye” may not literally be a psychic center, it is clear that activity in this region is still needful for real psychic functioning to take place. The third eye exists. It is just slightly different than we thought.