When the subject of the third eye comes up, you may think it’s just the chakra that sits at eye level, but there is a bit more to it. The third eye actually refers to the pineal gland, a pea-sized, endocrine gland located in the middle of the brain, right behind the eyes. The pineal gland gets its name from the fact that it resembles a pinecone.
The history of the pineal gland
Many societies over the ages revered the pineal gland for its link to the spiritual world. The Romans used the pinecone as a symbol of the pineal gland, and you can still see this symbolism in many of their statues and other artworks throughout ancient Rome and the Vatican. The Egyptians also knew about the importance of the pineal gland. You can see this in the frequency of the eye in their symbolism.
What does the pineal gland do?
The pineal gland produces the hormone melatonin, which is important in regulating your sleeping patterns and seasonal circadian rhythms. These functions help determine your body’s stress levels, physical performance, and hormone levels.
The third eye is known as the link between the spiritual and physical worlds. It is a great source of ethereal energy, which is important in matters of the supernatural. It also affects the body’s biorhythms related to hunger, desire, thirst, and even the aging process.
Fluoride and the pineal gland
Sodium fluoride is a chemical by-product in the production of chemical fertilizer components. It is added to 90% of the drinking water in the U.S. and most toothpastes for the purposes of maintaining dental health, as it helps the formation of tooth enamel. In large doses, it can cause heart problems, corrosion of sensory organs, and calcification. Fluoride is highly attracted to the pineal gland in particular. The buildup of fluoride in the pineal gland can lead to phosphate crystal formation, which will harden and calcify the third eye, making it less receptive to spiritual stimuli. Reducing fluoride intake should be the first step in healing the third eye.
There are several studies that have been done regarding the pineal gland and ways to help detoxify it. The National Research Council of the National Academies of Science has published a lengthy review on fluoride in drinking water. They have identified some health effects that may be linked with fluoride exposure including possible disruption of the endocrine system and decreased melatonin production.
As you can see the pineal gland is an important part of our health and in opening our third eye so remember there are a lot of things that can affect this important tiny gland.