"The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland shaped like a pine cone, located in the vertebrate brain near the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
Also known as the third eye, it is a revered tool of seers and mystics and considered to be the organ of supreme universal connection.
Its significance appears in every ancient culture throughout the world.
For example, in Ayurvedic philosophy, the third eye is represented by the Ajna chakra and in Ancient Egypt, the symbol of the Eye of Horus mirrors the placement of the pineal gland in the profile of the human head.
The third eye is connected to clarity, concentration, imagination and intuition.
Developing the third eye is the doorway to all things psychic—telepathy, clairvoyance, lucid dreaming and astral projection.
The illusion of separation between self and spirit dissolves when the third eye connection is cultivated.
Metaphysical ways of being are connected to the third eye, such as how to be awake within the dream, to walk between realities and surpass the limitations of humanity."
~ reposted from Gaia~