Pineal gland – DMT – Ayahuasca – In the deepest, most inaccessible region of our mind, in the very precise geometrical centre of our brain hides a tiny pine shaped organ called the pineal gland. Although this gland is very small, it carries through its being more blood than any other part of the body aside from the kidneys. Science doesn’t know with the exactitude familiar to other parts of our body what the pineal gland is and the full reason of why it is there, but it does know some of the magical properties of this little gland.
Rene Descartes described the pineal gland as the principle seat of the soul. It is the heart of our infinite being, the point at which the portals of our very existence are opened unto us.
It remarkable that at just 49 days of gestation the pineal gland is formed, and it looks remarkably similar to the womb itself. It is as though this very fundamental, this primitive being is formed at the earliest stage to give a seat to our soul. It is to be noted that at 49 days is the time when we are determined and assigned our gender and whether we enter into this present incarnation as a woman or a man. 49 days is not strange, as it is the number at which Tibetan Buddhists believe is the number of days at which it takes the soul to reincarnate itself to another being.
The pineal gland is the singular point of connection where the body, the soul, the mind and the very stuff which makes us who we are meet.
Throughout the history of time, many civilisations have known about the pineal gland. The ancient Egyptians represented it as The Eye of Horus, the all-seeing eye, and was the symbol of good health, royal power, and most importantly of protection. In Buddhism, not only are representations of Buddha’s head shaped like a pine cone, as is the pineal gland but statues, too, exhibit Buddha’s third eye penetrating out and seeing the world outside from the deepest seat within. Buddhists take this to be both the spiritual awakening of knowledge and of its more profound virtue, wisdom. The Stupa represents the mind of Buddha and possesses the shape of the pineal gland, also. In Hinduism and Dharmic traditions, the third eye represents the ability to journey to a deeper seat of consciousness and experience the profound depths of one’s being. In Christianity’s deepest fold, the pineal gland is a massive statue representation of the pineal cone, and the Pope’s staff also displays the cone on its rod.