The Third Eye

Exploring the Intersection of Science and Philosophy

The act of directing one’s thoughts towards someone or something actually involves sending attention, conscious intention, energy, and a part of one’s astral body. This concept is similar to what occurs in prayer. Traditionally, in the Western world, thoughts have been considered abstract, produced by the brain on the physical plane and by the mind on the ideal plane. However, it is important to consider which mind is involved in this process: the lower mind or the higher mind. The mind represents the intersection between spirit and karma, between spirit and matter. As we know, matter is energy, but thought is also energy, and we can harness this energy to our advantage.

Today, scientists affirm that matter is energy, just like thought and every manifested form. This new understanding requires a revision of traditional viewpoints. Thought is a creation of the mind that can be articulated and at the same time persist over time. When a sensitive person imagines making contact with another person, they are actually sending their subtle body into the dimension of the invisible, surpassing the limitations of space and time. In this case, thought and person coincide.

The Third Eye, known as the Ajna Chakra in the Indian tradition, is the sixth energy center out of a total of seven. It is considered the inner eye, the eye of great vision, which allows us to see the invisible. This point is located in the middle of the eyebrows, slightly above the point between the root of the nose and the eyebrows.

According to some experts, opening the third eye means acquiring the faculty of clairvoyance, the ability to see “things that others cannot see,” such as auras or having visions and precognitions. The third eye allows us to perceive entities from other dimensions, as if it were an X-ray camera that enables us to expand our knowledge of what we are experiencing in this universe.

Opening the third eye means opening the door to higher planes of awareness. The keys to opening this door are introspection, meditation, yoga, qigong, and the study of energies and awakening techniques. If we start from the assumption that we are spirits or entities incarnated in a body in order to live in this dense dimension, or that we are pure energy that has manifested as matter to learn something about this world, opening the third eye means reestablishing contact with our true reality.

It is not just a return to essence, but rather a more complete vision and experience of existence. The third eye is connected to the pineal gland, which Western medical science considers to be an atrophied eye. However, it is presumed that “esoteric science” knows that this eye is not atrophied but only awaits awakening. It is there, waiting for energy and stimuli to become functional. In fact, it is said that this eye neither evolves nor devolves but awaits awakening, like the genie in the lamp in the tale of Aladdin.

Usually, practitioners of qigong and yoga establish a solid foundation in the first five chakras before working on the sixth chakra. The chakras are connected to emotions and parts of the body. It is similar to constructing a house, where one lays down a strong foundation before being able to build a stable skyscraper. Otherwise, there is a risk of burdening the structure too much and causing it to collapse.

The pineal gland, connected to the third eye, only produces melatonin at night. Shortly after darkness falls, melatonin concentrations in the blood increase rapidly, peaking between 2 and 4 in the morning, and then gradually decreasing as morning approaches. Artificial lights, computers, and television can also affect its most basic function. Furthermore, the electrical charges of these technological devices influence the electrical discharges of the human nervous system.

Exposure to light inhibits melatonin production in a dose-dependent manner. In this regard, the pineal gland seems to play a key role in the rhythmic variations of sexual activity, both daily and seasonal. It is approximately located at the center of the brain and is one of the centers for the organism’s circadian organization. However, it still generates little interest in modern neurology.

Perceiving darkness stimulates melatonin synthesis, causing the aggregation of melanin granules in the skin, lightening it. For example, Asian women avoid sun exposure and prefer to have long sleeps to maintain clear skin.

On the other hand, light reduces nerve impulses of the sympathetic system and blocks hormone synthesis. Just a few minutes of exposure to bright light can lead to a decrease in circulating melatonin levels. There are several-day retreat practices in complete darkness that stimulate the pineal gland and allow the eyes to relax in order to perceive other types of “lights” that the human eye usually does not detect due to the glare caused by sunlight and artificial light. These practices can be aided by the awakening of the Sixth Chakra.

Through the study of qigong, there are techniques such as Kundalini and the “microcosmic orbit” that bring all the glands of the body into harmony, creating a new consciousness and bodily intelligence through a process of internal alchemy.

Qigong utilizes sexual energy, which resides in the first two chakras and is linked to survival, the earth, and primal instincts, to awaken the more spiritual chakras connected to the heavens, such as the Sixth Chakra, the Third Eye. In this way, one uses and transforms the animalistic and instinctive force of the lower chakras to evolve spiritually and fuel the higher ones.

It is important to note that the chakras should not be considered individually, as each of them also contains aspects of the other energy centers and is connected to them in variable ways. The harmonization of the chakras through practices like Kundalini and the Microcosmic Orbit is of fundamental importance. This process leads to an increase in animic-spiritual growth processes, distributing vital energy accumulations in a balanced manner.

In conclusion, the opening of the Third Eye represents an interesting blend of scientific and philosophical perspectives. Understanding the mind as the intersection between spirit and matter, and thought as energy, invites us to reconsider our traditional viewpoints. The pineal gland, connected to the Third Eye, plays a significant role in this process, and its stimulation and harmonization through practices like qigong can lead to greater awareness and perception of the invisible dimensions. Opening the Third Eye offers a pathway to access a broader and more complete reality, allowing for deeper and more meaningful spiritual development and experience of existence.

Master Davide De Santis