by Christina Sarich
May 16, 2013
Christina Sarich is a
musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who
channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa
Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into
interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy
Little Head, and See the
Her blog is Yoga
for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma
Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of
This article will presume you have a
basic knowledge of the
pineal gland, an important endocrine gland that is said to be
the seat of enlightenment.
If you need to back up a little and
inform yourself more about what the pineal gland is, you can
start here before
Activating your pineal gland, or
spiritual ‘eye’ and detoxing it are two different things. In
essence, the detoxification allows you to remove the crystallized
deposits, which keep the gland as a caged bird, or a princess jailed
in her own ivory tower.
Once the pineal gland is decalcified, you
can start to practice things which will help to ‘turn it on’ and amp
up natural production of your body’s own psychedelic drug DMT.
Carrey, talks about how thought is responsible for almost all of
the suffering we experience, and how he realized this through an
activation of his pineal gland.
In his book, and
Spirit Molecule', Rick Strasssman talks about how the chemical
DMT allows a deeper understanding of ‘reality’ as we know it.
shamans and yogis have practiced different means of awakening
the pineal gland for centuries.
So, without further ado, here is
what you need to do to start to detox and awaken this shining gem of
an endocrine gland:
Stop the calcification of the
gland by reducing halides. These come in the form of
fluoride, chlorine, and bromide, all of which come into
your body primarily through the water you drink and bathe
in. Install a water purification system. Drink only
de-chlorinated and de-fluorinated water.
Remove the use of
pesticides, fungicides, and mercury (from toxic fish
primarily), and other toxins from your diet. Only purchase
organic, non-GMO foods. It is no mistake that
Monsanto and companies like them have invested so
heavily in keeping you ‘unrealized.’ Not only do
GMO foods cause cancer, but they inhibit the functioning
of the pineal gland.
Stop using sugar,
caffeine, and alcohol to numb yourself. While these
‘drugs,’ and yes they are drugs if you consider how they
affect your brain chemistry, can give you a temporary fix,
they also impede the pineal gland’s functioning and add to
Reduce refined starches, they
turn to sugar in your body any how, and can impede the
functioning of the pineal gland. Instead eat complex
starches like brown rice, or spelt flour.
Reduce stress. Cortisol and
Adrenaline, as well as other hormones that are created by
the adrenal glands when you are stressed can interfere with
melatonin and serotonin, the sister hormones to DMT, or the
pineal elixir that helps us wake up. Interestingly, we make
more melatonin when we are in complete
darkness. This is what allows the ‘inner’ light to shine
more brightly. While you can sleep for three days straight,
this is hard to do without some kind of sleeping pill. The
ancient yogis and shamans would sit in caves in meditation
in order to induce higher levels of melatonin, and thus
awaken their pineal glands.
Stop Smoking. Tobacco smoke is
toxic for the body in general, but has extremely detrimental
effects on pineal health. This is true of marijuana as well.
Drugs like cocaine, heroine,
etc. cause the pineal gland to falter and can awaken portals
of spiritual reality prematurely, or cause them to be very
distorted. They can also shut down our faculties for ‘higher
cacao - or dark chocolate. Chocolate in its pure form
can help to decalcify the pineal gland.
neem extract. Neem is
one of India’s super herbs. It has been used for thousands
of years and purifies almost every system of the body.
Reduce meat and dairy.
Reduce acidic beverages like
soda, and energy drinks (also due to sugar and caffeine
Enhancing the Inner Light
There are many ways to enhance the inner
light of the third eye, and to elicit higher concentrations of DMT.
Ayahuasca is one of them, practicing yoga is another. Inversions
are particularly helpful because they increase blood flow to the
pineal gland when you are upside down.
Professor Watts once said
this about DMT,
“Load Universe Into Cannon. Aim at Brain. Fire.”
brains actually yearn for DMT.
Inversions are great for other reasons,
too. According to
David Coulter, Ph.D., who taught anatomy at the University of
Minnesota for 18 years, when one inverts, tissue fluids of the lower
extremities drain-far more effectively than when one is asleep.
Areas of congestion clear.
In a 1992 Yoga International article
on Headstand and the circulatory system, Coulter wrote:
“If you can
remain in an inverted posture for just 3 to 5 minutes, the blood
will not only drain quickly to the heart, but tissue fluids will
flow more efficiently into the veins and lymph channels of the lower
extremities and of the abdominal and pelvic organs, facilitating a
healthier exchange of nutrients and wastes between cells and
The most profound affect of yogic
inversions is on what the gurus in India call the ‘amrit’ or
nectar of Brahma. There are countless yogic practices, which aim at
helping this nectar flow.
The nectar they are referring to is the
very same chemical DMT which helps us awaken to the more expansive
There are additional yogic practices
that help to awaken the pineal gland.
They include yoga nidra,
discussed extensively in the book Pharma
Sutra, and third
eye meditations as practiced by yogi,
“Yoga Nidra is the marriage of
science and spirit-a transformative technique whose powerful
healing qualities transcend all aspects of your being. Modern
research has proven the benefits of meditative techniques on
lowering stress and promoting overall health:
(EEG) demonstrate the increase of alpha brain waves, which
are directly linked with the relaxation of the nervous
Stress hormones are reduced,
blood pressure and heart rates decline and the metabolic
system slows down
Regular practice adds years to
your lifespan (5-12 years if practiced daily)
Reactivating the pineal gland
secretes melatonin, which helps prevent illness, retard
premature aging, induce more restful sleep, boost the immune
system, and promote healing”
Another yogic technique for stimulating
the pineal gland is an advanced yoga mudra involving placing the
tongue in the upper palate to make it more flexible, then eventually
guiding it into the nasal passages (like I said, usually only
advanced yogis can do this).
A Hatha Yoga text,
states that kechari mudra enables one to raise Kundalini and
access various stores of amrita in
the head, which subsequently flood the body.
Siva, in the
same text, gives instructions on how to cut the lingual
frenulum as a necessary prerequisite for the kechari mudra practice.
Binaural Beats and Meditation:
More Theta Waves
When the pineal gland is awakened, we
experience vivid imagery and complete relaxation.
We usually only
experience a theta brain wave state just between wakefulness and
sleep, as we drift off from the ‘edge’ of consciousness. In this
state we are extremely receptive to the wisdom of the Universe. We
can literally tap into higher intelligence and other dimensions.
In a yogic or
shamanic state of consciousness, marked by high theta brain wave
activity (an often induced by meditation, drum playing with a steady
beat of four and one-half times per second, or with binaural beats
meant to entrain the brain waves for theta activity) we can access a
‘trance’ state which is more likely to come from an opened pineal
gland and result in feelings of absolute bliss.
waves have been identified as the gateway to learning and memory.
Theta meditation increases creativity, enhances learning, reduces
stress and awakens intuition as well as other extrasensory
perception skills. Theta consciousness allows us to connect with our
creative inspirations, spiritual guidance and peak experiences.
Through theta wave meditation, we can open our Third Eye and access
the delta waves that unite us with Universal Energy and Cosmic
The pineal gland truly is our gateway to
other worlds. It needs to be cared for and nurtured back to its true
health to allow us access to our highest wisdom, peace and joy.
There is a great two-hour
lecture on this subject, the pineal gland, courtesy of the Terrence