The Meaning of the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland, a pine-cone shaped gland of the endocrine system, is a highly essential part of the brain necessary to our survival. It is often associated with the third eye or the Ajna chakra, when activated, leads one to higher realms of consciousness. The third eye gives us perception of the universe around us through the five senses. Through our five senses we have self awareness and intelligence: sentience.

 

As a chakra, the third eye, the pineal gland represents the point at which the body receives energy from the universe that keeps our lives sustained; the main access point between the astral body and the physical body. Its function in the brain is essential to our very consciousness. Without awareness of the universe, you have no point of reference at which you have self awareness. Without self awareness, you have neither consciousness nor logical thought.

We use our perception, our consciousness and our senses to gain awareness of energy in our world via information around us. Without the pineal gland there would be no senses, meaning we would have no way to locate food, mates, safety, warmth, and the many necessities of every day life in both man kind and the animal kingdom.

The pineal gland contains pigment similar to that found in the eyes and is connected to the optic thalami, hence it controls the action of light upon our body.

The pineal gland is located beneath the cerebral cortex where the two thalamic hemispheres of the brain join, where the brain regulates consciousness, interprets the body’s motory and sensory functions, and produces melatonin. A serotonin derivative, that controls our sleep cycle.

Melatonin is not only necessary for proper sleep, but it also regulates the onset of puberty and fight against harmful and free radicals. Almost at the center of the brain, its location can also be understood as the third eye, the center of the brow. Focusing on the third eye stimulates not only the pineal gland but the thalamus and the cerebral cortex as well.

 

In children, the pineal gland secretes more melatonin than in adults, which is said to inhibit sexual development. After puberty, the pineal gland shrinks and releases less melatonin.

The pineal gland is only the size of a single grain of rice but it has been claimed to produce dimethyltryptamine, DMT, the most powerful psychedelic, and possibly most powerful psychoactive, substance known to man. However it calcifies, and produces less as the body ages.

The gland calcifies when it encounters fluoride. These calcifications are known as corpora arenacea, or brain sand. This brain sand is composed of calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, magnesium phosphate and ammonium phosphate.

An Explanation Of The Pineal Gland by David Wilcock SD

Some say the reason our water is fluoridated is to intentionally calcify the pineal gland, decreasing our intelligence, resulting in a more submissive society. More willing to follow it’s leaders. Something to ponder on though is that water fluoridation has been around since the 40’s, for various reasons. This means that over time our civilization is using less and less of our pineal glands, and producing less DMT.

While knowledge of the Pineal Gland has been available for thousands of years, a lot of ancient religious symbolism going back to the Sumerians, Egyptians, Vatican and more have pineal gland symbols incorporated in them.

According to some scientists DMT is constantly being produced in the brain in trace amounts. When DMT is used as a psychedelic, the user experiences a very intense feeling of unity and oneness, perhaps this oneness is the end-all-be-all oneness of conscious itself? DMT production and consciousness in the brain, is necessary for us to further understand and survive in the world around us.

Understanding the world around us through facts allows us to increase the efficiency of our perception, and our total being. Knowledge of positive fact is beneficial to the perception. With knowledge we have awareness of what our perception represents, this is why DMT is massively released during near-death experiences.

The reason of this, is the awareness of the imminence of death. The brain becomes aware that it is going to die and releases DMT at the last minute to stretch out the time it has left, by peaking your perception, so it can perform the last minute functions it needs to complete, and you can learn the things you need to know before death.

People often understand these experiences as flashbacks, entering the afterlife, becoming one with great peace or a light and the ultimate oneness of the universe. Perhaps death itself is what the DMT in our pineal glands is trying to teach us – that a totality of being is total peace and oneness.

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DMT found in the Pineal Gland of a Live Rat
Ancient Brain Mapping
Decalcify my Pineal Gland
Pineal Gland Image

 

The 5 Most Superstitious Zodiac Signs, According To Astrology

They take the bad luck of a broken mirror seriously.

All of us are at least a tiny bit superstitious. You may not have anything against black cats, but you still try to stay away from Ouija boards for fear that you’ll be inviting some malevolent spirits into the house if you touch the planchette.

Superstitious zodiac signs tend to be the more dreamy and spiritual of all the signs in astrology. If their personalities were all about hard, cold facts and rationalizing the things that can’t be explained, they wouldn’t be this way. Superstitions are connected to the spiritual realm. If you have faith in certain things, it’s easy to believe in other things that don’t have any solid evidence; by performing rituals or living by certain rules, it affects your life.

In a way, superstitions comfort us. They don’t have to work, but if you truly believe that they do, you give them power.

Ever wonder why people knock on wood? It’s to chase away the evil spirits or prevent them from listening in when you’ve bragged about your luck. You hit wood so that you don’t experience a reversal of fortune. This may seem silly to you, but for many people it’s so ingrained in their psyches that they do it without even thinking.

 

1. PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces individuals tend to live their life by their beliefs — and that includes superstitions. Before they take action, they look for good omens and signs. They believe in making the most of both your good and bad luck.

Pisces are very intuitive and listen to their instincts. If they think signs are indicating that something bad will happen, they’ll do whatever they can to avoid it, even if that means staying in bed all day. There are times when Pisces individuals are just waiting for something bad to happen, and when it does, they consider it as proof that their sense of foreboding was correct.

 


2. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Aries think their life is akin to a hero’s journey. Most of the time, because of their skills and amazing personalities, they’re very lucky. But they don’t take their luckiness for granted and are always ready to face whatever bad luck or misfortune comes their way.

Aries tend to believe that they have control over what happens to them and that by following certain superstitions they make themselves less vulnerable to complete disaster. It’s said that Aries tend to believe the superstition that if someone is talking about you, your ears burn or itch.



3. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Libras don’t want to court bad luck, so they tend to follow old-timey traditions. You can be sure if a Libra has anything to do with a wedding, the bride will have something borrowed, blue, old, and new, and she won’t be allowed to see her partner on her wedding day.

But it doesn’t just stop there. A Libra will make sure that none of the wedding gifts are knives (it signifies a broken marriage), that the bride is carried over the threshold, and that if the bride is changing her name, she doesn’t use her married name before the ceremony because that could jinx everything. 



4. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios are superstitious in a new age way. They like to have crystals in their house, will do a sage smudging ritual to cleanse their aura and get rid of any bad energy in their home, and will even wear amber beads and pendants as a way to protect their health and welfare.

If any sign has an affinity for the occult or witchcraft, it’s Scorpio. Luckily, most of the time they lean toward helping others and making things better. Unless, of course, if you betray them; then it becomes dark and vengeful.



5. LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Leos may not think of themselves as superstitious, but their reaction to certain things shows that they believe in them enough to work hard to avoid them. Leos tend not to go to psychics or mediums, not because they think that they’re frauds, but because they worry what they might tell them.

If someone cursed a Leo or put a spell on them, it would cause Leo to have a big reaction. While it may not seem like a superstition, Leos take their dreams very seriously and believe that they’re not only messages from their own subconscious but also from the dead. So, yes, whether they admit it or not, they’re superstitious.



Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She’s had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman’s Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.

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What To Know About Your Zodiac Sign, Even If You Don’t Believe In Astrology

If you’re a practical person who only believes in things they can see, like Scully on the X-Files, then you might not think the cosmos have any real effect on your life. Fair enough. However, there are some things to know about your zodiac sign even if you don’t believe in astrology that just might change your mind. I’m a lifelong believer, however I approach astrology as a celestial road map. Because everyone has free will, nothing in the universe can predict the outcome of your life.

That being said, understanding things about yourself based on the alignment of planets, the moon, and the sun in your particular sign can help makes things a whole lot easier. Think of it like driving with directions versus winging it. If you’re new to this whole astrology thing, Tarot.com explained on its website, “Your zodiac (or sun) sign is the biggest influence on your life and personality in Astrology. Based on the location of the expressive sun at the minute you were born, you could be one of 12 zodiac signs, each with its own set of strengths, challenges, moods, patterns, relationships, and more.”

If you want to give it a try, you can get your astrological birth chart on the Co-Star app. Not convinced? Check out these things you should know about your sign even if you’re not the Fox Mulder of believers.

Aries Asks For Forgiveness, Not Permission

Aries-born people know what they want and they know how to get it, so just get out of their way already. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries is a natural-born leader, an adventurous trendsetter, a passionate lover and friend, and has a deeply rooted sense of self. “Ruled by Fire, the ram lives in the moment and moves fast and furiously,” Tarot.com noted. The breakneck speed at which an Aries lives their life can sometimes get them into trouble, but they are almost always forgiven.

Taurus Is Loyal & Lucky

If you know someone who wins every random contest and seems to stumble upon good fortune, that person is most likely a Taurus. The most stubborn sign in the zodiac, Taurus also loves to indulge in luxury, which works out when they win that all expenses paid trip to Hawaii. The bull is also loyal to a fault. Equal parts sensual, successful, and sensible, according to Tarot.com, a balanced bull has the gumption and patience to get manifest what they want most of the time.

Gemini Can Spot A Phony

 

Gemini’s duality allows them to mirror most people’s personalities to give them what they want, and they can also spot a fake person from a mile away. What’s more, they have no qualms about calling that phony out, according to WTF Zodiac Signs. While a Gemini is someone everyone wants to be around all of the time, they also know how to manipulate situations to get what they want. And, they’re pretty skilled. So while Gemini can see through a faker, phony Gemini-born people are harder for other signs to spot.

Cancer Loves Hard

 

Who the hell are those people who fall in love on a first date? Cancers, that’s who. Cancer-born people love to be in love, and the crab falls fast and hard, according to WTF Zodiac Signs. And, once a Cancer falls, they will shower the object of their affection with gifts, protect their beloved at all costs, and make grand gestures that can make other signs uncomfortable. Because not everyone is into displays of affection usually reserved for rom-coms, Cancers often get their hearts broken, at which point their former BAE is dead to them forever.

Leo Defends Others At Any Cost

 

While best known as the star of the show, Leos have a lesser-know quality. If you need some support, then a Leo is the person you want by your side. Like Callie on The Fosters, a Leo will stand up to injustice no matter what it costs them, according to the website 21 Facts. And, because they are also fiery and charismatic, a Leo can take risks and champion causes that other signs would steer clear of. But, for Leo, there is no question about fighting for the underdog because they almost always come out on top.

Virgo Is Flexible If You Do It Their Way

From their perspective, a Virgo is always right so don’t even bother trying to argue with them. Forever in the pursuit of perfection, Virgo-born people tend to be control freaks. That being said, they are also master problem solvers and can often fix a toilet with a book of matches and a stick of gum. You’re definitely going to want a Virgo in your crew during the zombie apocalypse if you plan on staying alive.

Libra Is Indecisive AF

 

When a Libra-born person knows what they want, they have no problem telling you. But, when they don’t, you better have a lot of time to wait around for an answer because Libra is indecisive AF. Libra always needs to feel in balance, which causes them to endlessly weigh the pros and cons of every decision to the annoyance of most other signs. A Libra is also charismatic and appreciates art and beauty, just don’t ask them where they want to go to dinner if you want to eat any time this century.

Scorpio Is Magnetic & Mysterious

 

If you’ve ever been mysteriously drawn to another person for no apparent reason, that person was most likely a Scorpio. Scorpio-born people possess a natural magnetic energy. They also play their cards close to the vest, which makes them even more intriguing. While loving and sensitive, when crossed a Scorpio can be the most vengeful of all of the signs. Long story short — if you do them dirty, there’s a good chance a Scorpio will spend the rest of their lives making sure you pay one way or another.

Sagittarius Lives In The Moment

 

Sagittarius-born people have the gift of living in the moment. This sign doesn’t dwell on the past or concern itself with the future. A Sagittarius has no problem taking a last minute trip to Europe or marrying someone is Vegas who they’ve only known for 48 hours. While a Sagittarius is sure to bring fun and adventure to almost every other sign, their impulsiveness means they can sometimes make a mess of their lives. No biggie, a Sagittarius will simply move on to greener pastures.

Capricorn Is The Best At Everything

You know those people who can go to medical or law school, stay out all night drinking tequila, and always look fresh in the morning? Those people are Capricorns. Goal oriented and driven to succeed, this sign will almost always be the best at everything they pursue. While they might make it look effortless, Capricorns are extremely hard workers, and they often beat themselves up if they miss their mark. However, this just gives them greater incentive to work twice as hard to succeed the next time. Cristina Yang? Yeah, I bet she was a Capricorn.

Aquarius Will Always Tell The Truth

 

If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear, don’t ask an Aquarius for their opinion on your outfit, relationship, life choices, etc. This sign has deeply rooted values and beliefs, an Aquarius has no problem telling you exactly what they think. When Aquarius has an idea that others don’t agree with, they’re more than happy to go it alone. Aquarians also tend to need a lot of alone time, so Cancer’s declaration of love on the second date will likely have Aquarius telling the crab they’re too needy. This sign also has the ability to visualize things others can’t even fathom, which means they should team up with an Aries to take over the world.

Pisces Overthinks Everything

 

While a Sagittarius lives in the here and now, Pisces-born people have the burden of always thinking about the future. Emotional and intuitive, the fish can spend a lot of time overthinking every little thing. From a fight with a best friend when they were five to what someone might think of them tomorrow, a Pisces-born person can rarely enjoy a quiet mind. Because of all of this time spent ruminating, a Pisces can read people just as well as a Gemini, however they’re less likely to call you out if they think you’re a phony. Instead, the fish will just swim away.

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http://allhoroscopesigns.com/what-to-know-about-your-zodiac-sign-even-if-you-dont-believe-in-astrology/

5 Combative Zodiac Signs Who Are Always Starting Fights, According To Astrology

They’re the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.

Do you find that no matter how hard you try to stay out of trouble, you’re always getting into fights? It turns out that this may be due to astrology and, therefore, your horoscope. Because when you’re one of the combative zodiac signs, you always end up in volatile situations.

Fighting isn’t only a physical act; you can strike a body blow with a few choice words. In fact, some people consider arguing a sport and are constantly getting into heated discussions with other people just as a way to blow off steam.

What are some of the reasons people want to fight all the time? It can be as simple as the fact that they don’t get enough sleep and they’re so tired that they can’t control their emotions, causing them to lash out. Sometimes fighters are those people who have a lot of power but not respect, and they think fighting is the only way that they can get some.

There are also those people who just don’t treat themselves very well and fight to subconsciously punish themselves. But fighting all the time isn’t being kind to oneself and they would do better trying to find a way to practice self-care over arguing or punching somebody.

 

So, who are the combative zodiac signs most likely to start a fight?

1. ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Aries are known for being aggressive, impulsive, and combative. They aren’t aggressive out of meanness, but they get frustrated easily. You never know what you may say that will piss an Aries off, and once they get angry, they don’t keep it to themselves — they’ll let you know.

Aries don’t have a lot of patience, so when they get mad they tend to fly off the handle, and that’s when they’ll start a fight. If you get into a fight with an Aries, whether it’s verbal or physical, you’ll probably lose. 

 


2. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

Generally, Scorpio isn’t the most aggressive sign out there, but when things don’t go their way or someone hurts them, they will get extremely angry, combative, and sometimes violent. They’re not above screaming, breaking things, and hitting walls. 

They have a hard time just brushing things off, and they’ll pick a fight with anyone who upsets them. If you get into any kind of fight with a Scorpio, even if it happened a while ago, they’ll never forget about it, and an incident that occurred years ago will still provoke them into starting another fight. 



3. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus can be very aggressive and uncompromising. They don’t like it when someone disagrees with them and a calm discussion can easily morph into a full-fledged fight.

Taurus have an edge to their personalities; because they’re so passionate and adamant about what they believe in, they can get very intense and hot-headed easily. Once triggered, a Taurus will fight until the death for they rarely will concede that they were wrong about anything.



4. LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Leos are very proud and like to be thought of well, but if someone dares to talk smack about them or threatens their ego in any way, they will get extremely angry. They don’t like feeling as if some part of them is being threatened or insulted, and they won’t back down if you challenge them.

Leos have big personalities and generally get along with people, but if something upsets them, they won’t be able to keep it together and will likely start a fight. The good thing about Leos is that they can be talked down and they cool off quickly, so a fight with them doesn’t have to end with the destruction of friendship or property.



5. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

Geminis like to get their way in things, and if someone blocks them, Gemini isn’t going to lay back and let them — they will start a fight. They’d prefer it if it could be an argument because words are Gemini’s favorite weapon, and are very damaging.

This zodiac sign can be extremely unpredictable and it’s hard to know how they’re going to react sometimes. They may seem calm enough, but if they feel provoked, the combative and aggressive side of their personality will emerge.



Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and teacher who loves writing and performing personal narratives. She’s had pieces in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman’s Day, Purple Clover, Bustle, and is a regular contributor to Ravishly and YourTango. Check out her website or her Facebook page.

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