The Pineal Gland or the 'Seat of the Soul' as described by Rene Descartes, is the focal point of our spiritual guiding system which makes us go beyond the five senses of rationality and become multisensory, tuned into and aware of higher dimensions of consciousness within a holographic cosmos. Cannabis or Marijuana among other psychedelics facilitates the activation of the pineal gland and helps turn on the third eye or the mind's eye directing our spiritual evolution to wholeness.

Here is an article by Chris Bennett on Cannabis & the Power of the Pineal Gland ...

Pineal Power

((( The Pineal Gland is the Key to Psychedelic Enlightenment )))

The pineal gland, located in the centre of the brain, is about a quarter of an inch in size, reddish-gray, and weighs about one-tenth of a gram. Unlike other parts of the brain which come in pairs, the pineal gland is singular. Its location in the center of the brain and presence in other species indicates it is an older part of humanity's evolutionary brain system.

The pineal gland is present in all lower vertebrae. In other species, like birds, reptiles and frogs, the pineal gland is called the parietal eye or "third-eye" as its functions closely resemble that of an actual eye. In these other species, the pineal gland has components of an actual eye, with a cornea, rod and cone. It is considered to be the vestige of a functional sense organ of early primitive vertebrates.

Directly affected by the light taken in through the eyes, the pineal regulates sleep, menstrual cycles, mating seasons, hibernation, seasonal flight patterns and many other "instinctual" behaviors.

Tryptamine Trippiness

Psychedelic researcher Dr Rick Strassman has explained how the pineal gland "is quite active in synthesizing compounds related to serotonin, an important neurotransmitter in the brain. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers allowing communication among individual nerve cells. Most typical psychedelic drugs, such as LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, and DMT are active in brain sites which are also affected by serotonin. In addition, most of these drugs are similar in their chemical structure to serotonin." Strassman states that most of the above substances belong to the "tryptamine" class of drugs, and proposed that the pineal gland produces "one or two endogenous tryptamines found in human blood and cerebrospinal fluid. This latter fluid continually bathes the brain, and compounds found in it most likely affect brain function." Strassman also explains how "psychedelic drugs, meditational states, spontaneous near-death experiences and other phenomena which may induce stereotypic death/rebirth and paradisal/hellish states act via the pineal gland.

Lyttle points to the universal mystic vision of God as an all-consuming white light, and postulates that on a physiological level, this experience is produced from chemical reactions in the pineal gland which is extremely light sensitive. "Light, the eyes and the 'third eye' or pineal gland form a triad which directly controls and regulates normal or altered consciousness and many bodily functions? these three factors are also directly related to, or implicated in, mystical states and the 'psychedelic' experience." Visions of white light are not only associated with mysticism and psychedelic explorations, but are also a prevalent image recorded by those who experience the near-death state. A reason for this recurring theme in near-death states may be found with Dr Strassman, who suggests that after death, as the pineal gland shuts down, some of the chemical present in it may turn into "psychedelic" drugs!

According to Dr Strassman, the pineal gland may not only play an important role in death, but also in birth, possibly even in rebirth... The pineal gland first becomes visible in the human fetus at the same time as does the clear differentiation of the fetus into female or male gender. The time for both of these events is 49 days, the period of time that, according to several Buddhist texts, the life force of a deceased individual coalesces around its next corporeal existence. If the life force does indeed enter through the pineal, the manifestation of this coming and going would be the release of psychedelic tryptamines, which would mediate the visionary experiences associated with near-death, and near-birth states.

Spiritual Traditions

Certain initiatory cults, such as Tantrism, Kundalini and Gnosticism, acknowledged the role of the pineal gland in the spiritual process. The spiritual/instinctual life force was seen as a serpent, due to its physical structure extending from the genitals, through the spine and up into its single all-seeing eye in the pineal gland. These spiritual systems focussed around the raising of this primordial serpentine energy, based in the genitals and at the core of the pro-creative process. Through certain yogic practices this energy can be reversed and forced to travel up the spine into the brain, where it is reputed to cause "enlightenment". In the Kundalini system, which has seven distinct energy centers, the pineal gland has been variously identified with the "Ajna Chakra" and alternatively the "Sahasrara Chakra". Both pre-Christian Mithraic and second century Gnostic texts also distinctly refer to the pineal gland in relation to seven distinct energy centers and this serpentine energy.

Not surprisingly, a common experience of those who have successfully raised their kundalini is the vision of all-consuming white light. More importantly, the devotee who successfully raises the kundalini experiences a radical switch in consciousness, obliterating the sense of individuation, and enters Nirvana. Another potential reference to this curious little gland may occur at the end of the New Testament book of Revelation, where we find that the elect will know God intimately, "his name will be in their foreheads," which is where the pineal deeply lies. Noting the gland's strong connection with light, the rest of the passage is interesting: "There will be no more night; they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light." Likewise in the Qabalistic tradition, the primordial archetypical man, Adam Kadmon, shines forth with a light from his forehead that was rich in complex patterns and linguistic symbols.

Similar imagery occurs in the Persian tradition of the light-like sacred fluid, the "vivifying and spermatic" xvarenah. "Ahura Mazda is preeminently the possessor of xvarenah, but this 'flame' also springs from the forehead of Mithra and like a solar light emanates from the heads of sovereigns." This mind-light from the forehead is also identical with the 3rd Eye of Shiva, which when opened in the individual burns away the concept of ego-bound consciousness, and when opened collectively has the potential to burn away the ties and fetters of the Old World Order. Perhaps if enough modern psychonauts achieve the pineal experience we can push this new frame of mind onto the rest of ego-bound humanity. Here at the turning of the millennia, in the apocalyptic year of 1999, never has the potential for the state of mind which has been the goal of yogic sages, and psychedelic voyagers alike been so possible to attain for humanity as a whole.

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  1. Anonymous9.1.10

    this had nothing to do with cannabis, i watched bbc documentary in which this kids (obviously ignorant family) attributed his contraction of schizophrenia to (not even heavy) marijauna consumption. and they make a statement that use of pot can raise the chances of getting schizophrenia from 1 to 2% and up to 6% with long term use, which is completely ludicrous, cause we know that schizophrenics have been measured to have abnormally high levels of dmt and tryptamine production in their brains, which is much more reasonable. so i was looking to see if there are any studies on the affects of marijuna on the pineal gland (if any), OR the affect of marijuana on the perception of light, which would have an affect on the operation of the pineal gland. it obviously DOES have an affect on your pineal, or mimics an operation of the pineal- as it makes you tired, and pineal is the gland most responsible for for the regulation of melatonin which moderates your bodyclock (and most influenced by circadian rhythms...the sun). can anyone post any studies along these lines? thanks

    1. Anonymous2.11.12

      I have had my Schizophrenia triggered by Cannabis use, at the same time as it also triggered my spontaneous Kundalini/Chakra awakening, the resulting confusion also leading to several periods of Psychosis over years. Cannabis can and is very dangereous for people who are unprepared for it and I do not reccommend it at all, especially dangerous to those with already active chakras since it sends them into overdrive and they can "burn" out. (Literaly felt like burning in my case, very painful and damaging). However Cannabis can be used positively but the dosage need to be heaviliy reduced and controlled via Homeopathy. Basically dont do what I did and take a Bob Marley King-L Joint and expect not to get brain damage.

    2. Anonymous15.12.12

      ive had the same thing happen to me i opened my pineal gland smoked and that triggered my schizophrenia is there anyway to heal this im only 20 years old

    3. Anonymous25.2.13

      Hello i want to tell u something ...... schizophrenia is not a illness its the road to a higher form of thinking....
      some of my manic episodes make me feel like im in heaven... dont let them tell u that what u think is wrong... u are your fathers son as i am my fathers son that makes us brothers whenever u have an episode u dont think u can control hide one of your hands so as to not be in sight
      if u still are hearing things or seeing things alternate wich hand u use for every day tasks the two halves of your brain must be forced to work together.

    4. what you have awakened is not 'schizophrenia'. Schizophrenia is a program designed to imposed upon your conciousness by force, via 'doctors' you have been trained to trust. Why? To deter marijuana use and conciousness expansion,because that opens up more for the 'doctors' to account for. Screw them, forget everything you know about what others label you as and live your own life. It is a label based in fear. It is defined as is to make you fear your own telepathic and telekenetic abilities, because the fear creates the habit that it is somehow 'wrong' and thus is uncontrollable, when really through self-acceptance you can control these higher level thinking processes at will.

  2. Namaste :)

    Ganja / Marijuana does have a transformative affect in general cognition and world view which initiates the process of clearing all blockages to allow Prana, the Life force to flow freely through ... thus opening up the third eye ... our spiritual guidance system ... the seat of the soul ... allowing new insights to pour through ... tuning into cosmic consciousness ... enhancing our connection with the unified field we are all a part of ... and in essence we are the field !

    In Lak'ech ...

    Kundalini Awakening ~ Shiva Shakti Unite

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  3. Anonymous1.2.10

    thanks for ur time putting these things up.. MUCH APPRECIATED..!!

  4. Anonymous26.10.10

    yes thank you so much for putting this information on the web

  5. Anonymous4.3.11

    Tragically, you have all fallen prey to the strong delusion of the last days. You are being deceived by the enemy. The invisible things of God can be clearly seen through what He has made in creation, so you are without excuse. We are the creature and as such, should worship the Creator. We were made to be in relationship with our Creator. That's what our purpose in life is and that is what gives meaning and joy to our lives. Polluting your mind with drugs, believing nonsense about the pineal gland and evolution etc. is keeping you in darkness. Come to the light. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father but by me." May God's Spirit open the eyes of your understanding. Seek and you will find. He loves you more than you can imagine.

    1. Anonymous2.2.12


    2. Anonymous3.4.12

      Well let's pray that God, not Jesus will be the one save you. See what I did there? Until then, don't claim others polluting you while you might just be doing to others exactly what you're saying. Are your hands really that clean?

    3. Anonymous25.4.12

      Polluting our mind with drugs!? Wow. Allright I believe in GOD but I think the story of christ is most definentally created for society control. GOD is something you couldnt imagine well without DMT you really couldnt imagine "What" god is. Especially with YOUR mind clouded by zat book. Anyways you say enjoy life through gods creation, Dude every single f**kin thing is and or from "his" creation. Oh an what about inducing a LSD like trip totally sober jus in meditation state?¿ Is that a sin to you also. Now after all this I feel since referencing religion in my comment I should state where I stand on GOD. Well first I dnt believe the title "he" or more rarely used "she", fits. My FIRST time doin DMT I met an talked to GOD for what seemed like Days, He appeared as a hovering shimmering million colored energy or aura like plasma. For some reaon I felt sure we were inside OUR sun. Anyways goodnight peeps im gone.

    4. The created MUST and SHOULD do WHAT? What is the "worship" of which you speak? Please explain just what it is. If you can't make some sense of what you mean by this word, what business do you have spouting it at people, and in connection with "God", whatever you mean by that (creator?). I guess you go to your knees or have the urge to do so for some reason, right? What reason is that? So if I tell you my name is "God" and claim to be your creator you will bow to me or go to your knees and do whatever I say, etc? What if I tell you to vile things, what will you do then? YOU ARE A MUSHROOM, and not the kind worth drying and eating, either. You are a dumb, unsouled MORON.

  6. .... Something really interesting about the Pine Cone (Pineal Gland Symbolism) at the Vatican in David Wilcock's "The 2012 Enigma" video ....

    Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva describing God from the documentary movie "ONE" !

    "We are all spiritual beings having a human experience" ... Our relationship to the divine is that of the drop to the ocean ... “All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” ~ Sufi Mystic Kabir !

  7. Anonymous16.6.11

    The third eye is not nonsense. matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye; If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

  8. Anonymous6.9.11

    Great information!! Thank you so much for sharing. We don't have to follow and prey for an imaginary god as we are the infinite creator.

  9. Anonymous22.10.11


    1. Anonymous4.4.12

      Yes, indeed., that is true., and i cant bealive it.

  10. Anonymous2.6.12

    I done em all mostly, nothing got me closer to enlightenment than asking God to give me the Living Water aka heaven within. I swear it. Its that simple. You stop all drugs, ask Jesus for the Living Water and for heaven to be revealed within you, to you and Christ to give you the 'new' spirit He promised we could have if we only seek to find it.

    Please friends, at least discuss this with me, its real, you and I, all living things, die.

    Our soul moves on. Now God is not the universe, HE encompasses it but HE is not it and it is not HE. God is a specific being, higher than us in all ways possible, IF you want God to be known to you and you known to God, the awakening, do not think you can bust your way through His courts with drugs. Do not do drugs for that reason.

    All you have to do is give God a few weeks of reading, partial fasting a few times a week and a whole lot of obedience and watch how real, powerful, loving, euphoric and enlightened God can make you. I am not preaching something I have not done myself as well as seeing others through it.

    If you want to really break through to God and have the other side, heaven, come upon you with power, then message me and hopefully, God willing, you will be led to begin your journey to find the hidden treasure that is found on earth, as Jesus said, sooner than later.

    Walk in love,


    Message me -

    Forget all you think you know about religion when you message me, lets just talk like two beings sharing light.


  11. Anonymous15.10.12

    i would like to know more

  12. Er, 'religious' person (you might wanna research that word [AND contemplate WHY you're psycho-emotionally conditioned to aggressively 'recruit' new FOLLOWERS])... I pity you for the fact that you know not what it is to have your (truly) FREE will be a major influence in your life... may you and all like you find TRUE (guilt-free) peace/joy/contentedness/happiness... LOVE

  13. Anonymous30.11.12

    Yikes, mention Jesus and everybody gets all up in arms. Nite.

  14. religion is the main trigger to mental insanity or I should say it allows and encourages mental insanity. It amazes me how many christians can say "no one can know the mind of god" and in the next sentence tell you what god wants?! Do you even know what god is? I believe in spirituality but NOT man's version of god.I think that certain natural drugs are here for a reason, and that is to open the mind. Schizophrenia, well its hard to say, I am thinking that these people are stuck in between and because of that the information just can never complete, I can see how these people could get angry and confused. They are imbalanced

    1. Anonymous2.1.13

      dude im going to die because of this, wtf opening your pineal gland then smoking a j killed a fucking healthy male

  15. Anonymous4.1.13

    Jeremiah chapters 7&8 speaks of something called the "queen of heavens" the cliff notes for those who don't read the bible or will read these 2 chapters is, 1-these people have lying divination, 2-they are acting as prophets incited by baal, 3-they walk around as mighty men unable to do any saving, 4-they lightly say "peace" when there is no peace, 5-they worship the sun, moon and stars, 6-do not even pray on behalf these people for they are evil and have no knowledge of doing good. See also, rainbow warriors, the false prophet, and the truth about operation mk ultra and the swastika. Each great civilization has had prophets, seers or oracles this is how the powers that be are using psychoactive drugs to develop their own oracles in present times.


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