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The Third Eye: The Pituitary Gland. Sixth or Seventh Chakra?
When discussing the highest spiritual center, it’s important to note that the pituitary gland (at the third eye area) is the master gland of the body, communicating with the thalamus, and controlling virtually all of the hormonal functions of the body either directly or indirectly.
The Crown: The Pineal Gland. Sixth or Seventh Chakra?
The pineal gland is important for sleep/wake circadian rhythms, and releases melatonin.
Another thing to consider is that if you feel upward toward the top of your head, toward the crown, that is located at the pituitary gland. You can feel the coronal suture that goes across the middle of your head, over the top, if you touch your scalp above your forehead. So that area can be the pituitary gland, which is right under it, or it could be the pineal gland, which is a little bit back from there. But the coordination of the feeling with the glands may be mixed, complicated by the chakra/nerve/hormonal systems.
What’s The Truth?
I think the more important point is the “spiritual ideal”, or the thought and purpose of the meditation.
What is “higher”, knowledge or love?
Love is located in the heart and the whole body, not the head!
My older meditations are “head centered.” My newer ones are heart centered. 🙂
What is the value of knowledge, anyway? Only perfect knowledge, or Divine Ignorance, is the knowledge of God.
Learn about Divine Ignorance here:
Or from my favorite book: http://www.dawnhorsepress.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PID=2314
being read by a child on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qlvQqN6fDI&list=PLk9ksaG-wE5-SQtaWre7NivMx5y2953je&index=3
Back to Edgar Cayce and the Seventh Chakra
Here is a quote taken from http://www.edgarcayce.org/ps2/seven_chakras_J_Van_Auken.html
Italics are my own emphasis.
THE CHURCH OF LAODICEA
Seventh Center Pituitary Gland Third-Eye Chakra
Finally, the Spirit arrives at the highest center in the body. The aspect of our spiritual self that is in this center is “the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the Beginning of the creation of God.” This is the master gland of the body. But the Spirit is upset with this center because it is “neither cold nor hot.” Because it is lukewarm about the spiritualization process, the Spirit is ready to “spit you out of my mouth.” This center says that it is rich and needs nothing, but the spiritual self challenges that it is actually “wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked” (harkening back to the original sin in the Garden, where Adam and Eve hid from God because they were naked). Amazingly, this center has no redeeming qualities and no virtue to acknowledge. The Spirit gives none. This center is stagnant and lukewarm, contributing nothing to the overall spiritualization of the body. The Spirit therefore warns it to get truth forged in the fires of the Spirit, white garments of purity that its nakedness will be clothed, and eye salve to anoint its eyes to see the real truth. However, in a backhanded way, the Spirit acknowledges its love for this center, saying: “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline.” If this center will rise up and conquer, then “I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.”
Cayce’s readings identify this center as the third eye, on the forehead. Almost all yoga books identify the third eye as the sixth chakra and the crown as the seventh. When Cayce was asked about this during a reading, his reply was that he did not care what others were saying, but he was giving the correct arrangement. In some of the illustrations in this booklet, you’ll see how the classical imagery supports his perspective.
But the real importance of this center is that it is lukewarm in most people and needs to be enlivened with a higher ideal with the energy of the life force combined with the Holy Spirit. The Egyptians considered the eye, the single all-seeing eye, to be one of the highest images of God. To awaken this center’s true nature and bring illumination to the whole of the body and mind, this center must again find enthusiasm for the quest. It is like a dying ember and needs the breath of the Holy Spirit upon it to re-ignite its fire.