The pineal gland (or the “third eye”) is a small endocrine gland in the brain. It 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, and it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join.
The secretory activity of the pineal gland is only partially understood, although Calcium, phosphorus and fluoride deposits in the pineal gland have been correlated with aging. Historically, its location deep in the brain suggested to philosophers that it possessed particular importance. This combination led to its being regarded as a “mystery” gland with mystical, metaphysical and occult theories surrounding its perceived functions.
René Descartes, dedicating much time to the study of the pineal gland, has called it the “principal seat of the soul.” He believed that it was the point of connection between the intellect and the body. Descartes attached significance to the gland because he believed it to be the only section of the brain which existed as a single part, rather than one half of a pair. He argued that because a person can never have “more than one thought at a time,” external stimuli must be united within the brain before being considered by the soul, and he considered the pineal gland to be situated in “the most suitable possible place for this purpose,” located centrally in the brain and surrounded by branches of the carotid arteries.
Numerous spiritual philosophies contain the notion of an inner Third Eye that is related to the ajna chakra and also the pineal gland, and to which is attributed significance in mystical awakening or enlightenment, clairvoyant perception and higher states of consciousness. This idea occurs historically in ancient, central and east Asia; and also in contemporary metaphysical theories relating to yoga, Theosophy, Pagan religions, and New Age spiritual philosophies.
This video cycles through 4 different photographs of the Pineal Gland, first with a calcified photo, then cycling through to the highest magnification of a healthy Pineal Gland.
The carrier frequency for this video is 83hz which is one of three frequencies used for third eye opening.
The binaural beats are set to 1.45hz which creates entrainment between hypothalamus, pituitary & pineal glands.
The binaural beat provided is not meant to replace or substitute for the recommendations or advice of your physician or health care provider. This video should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. If you believe you have a medical condition or problem contact your health care provider.