Awakening Beyond Five Senses
Coincidentally, having just re-read the HRM (see Sungazing post) info on pineal activation and the scientific measurement of his own, I also just received details from Gerde, of a workshop by Dr Saskia Bosman of the Foundation for Environmental Consciousness, about the very same subject. I quote ....
"In a distant past our pineal gland used to be our third eye and, even more than an eye: a cosmic receiver and sender of multi-dimensional information. The pineal gland is now a tiny gland in the centre of our brain, connected with all our senses and the rest of our body. Through the other senses it communicates with the outer world in electrical impulses.
"With its spectrum of hormones it regulates our state of consciousness, e.g. waking, sleeping, dreaming, various meditative states including those states in which we may have mystical experiences. The mind and senses are paths for occult energies that work through various psychophysical centers or chakras, among the highest of which is the pineal gland. These centres continue to develop as we evolve towards spirit.
So, while the third eye or pineal gland has certain physiological activities in conjunction with the pituitary gland - together they regulate the rhythms of metabolism and growth - it is also the physical organ of intuition, inspiration, spiritual vision, and divine thought. The pituitary gland is the thought receiver and the pineal gland, often called our true master gland, is the thought transmitter.
"The pineal gland is the very key to the highest and divinest consciousness in man - his omniscient, spiritual and all embracing mind. It is the Single Eye.
"The more light you can store in your body, the higher your vibration will become. The higher your vibration is, the easier it becomes to elevate your surrounding as well as the people around you. Now is the time to reawaken our pineal gland as a cosmic antenna."
The two day workshop covers not only a lot of the theoretical information but also practical exercises particularly, visualisation, meditation, Qi Gong, breathwork. Also references biblical quotes and similar it also talks of the coming together of science and spirituality.
Sungazing, it seems, and the work of HRM is not just about using our retinas and optic nerves to 'main-line' solar source. Solar Yoga is also a special mind-set, a focused intent which also involves other 'doing', some of these subtle yet profound other exercises, and probably more.
As they become habit, probably they are just done intuitively, almost unknowingly. Perhaps, consquently, they are discussed even less.
Pineal (re)activation is also discussed quite a lot in Flower of Life training and the work of Drunvalo. It seems to be on everyone's mind at the moment! (pun intended)