Dee Finney's blog - December 21, 2011 page 93 - WHAT IS THE CRYSTAL
Dee Finney's blog
start date July 20, 2011
Today's date December 21, 2011
TOPIC THE CRYSTAL PALACE, PINEAL GLAND, KUNDALINI, OPENING THE HALLS OF
- (Sanskrit kund, "to
burn"; kunda, "to coil or to spiral") a concentrated
field of intelligent, cosmic invisible energy absolutely vital
to life; beginning in the base of the spine when a man or woman
begins to evolve as wisdom is earned. Kundalini has been
Musings on the Caduceus
Interestingly the word pineal stems from the word
pineus for pinecone although the
pineal gland is about the size of a grain of rice. The
Thyrsus is a staff tipped with a pinecone and twined with ivy,
Dionysus, his revelers, and satyrs. Dionysus represents the
God of the metamorphic process of spiritual death and rebirth;
the most mysterious human experience ever to be encountered.
Dionysus must have been the first God of Kundalini for he
carries a Thyrsus. Whether it signifies the pineal gland or not,
it is obvious that the pinecone represents the "flowering" of
consciousness. The pinecone is reminiscent of the thousand
petalled crown chakra--the Sahasrara, and the ivy represents the
double-helical flow of kundalini around the central channel of
sushumna. This symbol is perhaps a more ancient version of
the staff of Hermes--the Caduceus, which used in alchemical and
esoteric schools and now the medical industry.
An occult description of the Caduceus of Hermes (Mercury) is
that the serpents represent positive and negative charges of
kundalini as it moves through the chakras and around the spine
(the staff) to the head where conscious perception occurs, the
domain of Mercury the messenger. The wings of Hermes represent
consciousness or Spirit. The "flow" signifies consciousness and
perception--for no flow, means no lifeforce. Spiritual evolution
is an ever increasing relationship with the neutral ground
between the play of opposites. The Trinity is also observable in
the caduceus: the helix is the Son (matter), the staff is the
Father (zero-point ground) and the wings are the Holy Ghost
(tangible perception of spirit).
The staff is analogous of the stiffened spine when kundalini
passes through the central channel, but it can also represent
zero-point, the neutral ground between the orgonotic
superimposition of the positive and negative charges. Cosmic
superimposition being the mutual merger of two opposing energy
streams; thus you could say its the place where the male and
female become one. This neutral zone (staff) only comes into
being through the dance of the poles/sexes/hemispheres. The
"appearance" of matter, energy and Mind from the Void is
generated from this dance. (see more on this in
Biological Relation To Zero-Point Energy.)
Whether it be from a spontaneous
awakening, the result of spiritual practice (sadhana)
or through Shaktipat from a Guru, metamorphosis tends
to be such an overwhelming cataclysmic process that the more
knowledge and tools for the road we have the better. What we
really need to do if we are going to submit to our own
evolution, is to strengthen ourselves to be able to endure
the all-consuming flame of spirit. My aim in writing this
book is to help others to support their chemistry so an
awakening can be sustained rather than go wildly up and
down. For in my experience after a full-on six month
kundalini peak it takes about five years to recover.
One can see in each of us going through this phenomena, that
it is transpersonal, archetypal and trans-anthropomorphic.
Though in its insidious omnipresence it is intensely
personal and specific, especially crafted to our own unique
needs and condition. Kundalini works with whatever we have
built ourselves to be. Whatever our encrustations and
blocks, the fire in perfect equanimity uses everything good
and bad to fuel the flame of consciousness.
The Crystal Palace
The opiate substance secreted
from the pineal gland during Samadhi has been
variously called Nectar of the Gods, ambrosia,
amrita, and the Living Water. Gurus like Sai Baba
claim to materialize amrita and can shaktipat others
into generating their own nectar. It is said that to
experience amrita is to be bestowed with
immortality, that is to be freed from the cycle of
birth and death...hence liberated. The term
Amrita is Sanskrit for "elixir of immortality,"
it literally means "deathlessness". This has obvious
parallels to "ambrosia" the name of the classical
Greek "food of the gods" which means "no death."
During shaktipat, inner-conjunction or through
initiation in meditation this nectar is produced and
drips down the back of the throat. Perhaps an
associated phenomena to the generation of the
nectar, is the intense light of a Thousand Suns that
occurs sometimes during its "manufacture." This
secretion gives one the experience of Timelessness,
and being a divine God or Goddess. It is "sweet" in
taste and in sensation--it is described as nectar,
honey, gold dust, euphoric, ecstatic, intoxicating
and gives the feeling of being imbued with holiness.
"My own experience of amrit is that it
started to occur to me during times of very
concentrated, long periods of sitting
meditation, and usually happened while
practicing the Khedari Mudra (tongue upward on
palate). It would then occur spontaneously
without the mudra and at times during the day
for no apparent good reason. There is a definite
sweet taste involved with a sort of swell of
ecstasy experienced as well that can last for
hours, perhaps days. It is always extremely
pleasant and 'heightening'. The subject/object
perspective can stay largely intact while
experiencing 'Amrit' and one can remain highly
functional (as opposed to a samadhi that
transcends all body awareness). I do not recall
ever being aware of amrit during a heightened
experience of inner light (which tends to drown
out and overwhelm any other perception)." ~
Here is an account of amrita produced as a result
of shaktipat from Sai Baba. From this it is apparent
that one can receive shaktipat without any devotion
or interest in the Guru:
"In about 1971-72 I had reluctant darshan of
Sai Baba. I say 'reluctant' because I had pretty
powerful prejudices against him. Anyway, to make
a long story short, he came up to me, tapped me
on the top of the head and said, "Acha, very
good" and I went immediately from a state of
lethargy, sunstroke and just plain bad mood to
(I assume) samadhi. I'd experienced it before in
meditation, but not nearly so deeply or
suddenly. The physical symptoms included my
tongue sticking to the roof of my mouth, my
saliva becoming very light and sweet and almost
total suspension of breath. Another physical
symptom was that I went spontaneously from
sitting slumped over to bolt upright. What
breath there was seemed to feed straight into my
brain and bliss travelled from my brain through
my whole being. That's what I remember, but
mostly I just remember bliss. When I came to,
the sunstroke was gone. Remarkable as that
experience was, I never felt drawn to hang
around Sai Baba. I find it noteworthy that the
one who transmitted 'shaktipat' or 'amrita' (not
sure which came first) was the one I felt
absolutely no desire to surrender to." ~ Rob
I interpret Robs experience as simple
biophysics...kind of like being plugged into a light
socket and getting a jolt of electricity. And this
occurs quite apart from the secondary layer of our
belief, intention and projection. It shows that
although transference/projection often occurs with
Gurus, it is not necessary in order for the organic
physical response of shatipat to occur. That is the
energetic "electrocrution" occurs regardless of the
contents of the conscious or subconscious mind. The
point I want to stress here, is that the physical
chemistry is occurring often quite apart from the
contents in our minds, and yet will amplify and
affect those contents. Nothing shows us the
transpersonal nature of our own existence as well as
a kundalini awakening, for we become intimately
aware that we "know not who or what we are" and that
an enormous Sprit is living within and around us.
The main function of the pineal gland is its role
in mediating circadian rhythms of the animal through
the production of the hormone melatonin, from its
precursor amino acid tryptophan. The pineal gland is
most active in early morning hours...hence
meditation is often undergone at this time. The
pineal gland is the only singular organ in the brain
and is located near the upper end of the spinal
cord, which ends or terminates in the oldest
anatomical region in the brain. Taoists call the
center of the brain between the pineal and the
pituitary "the Crystal Palace." It's between the old
brain at the back and the new brain at the front of
the head, between the left and right hemispheres,
sitting above the two wings of the mysterious
ventricles.It rests between the two large cerebrums
at the anterior end of the cerebellum. The
cerebellum is one of the oldest features of the
brain, involved in coordinating muscular activity in
the body. It's said that when the pineal gland is
activated it becomes illuminated like a thousands
suns.The sense of white light flowing within and
without may be when the pineal gland is highly
activated producing DMT type chemistry during the
height of the peak.
When the Crystal Palace lights up a secretion
from the area might be released into the back of the
throat. "The White Drop" would be some intense
opiate that acts to open the heart.
"In Tibetan Buddhism, this is the source
of the "White Drop" that descends to the heart
center, where it mixes with the ascending "Red
Drop" attain an enlightened body and mind. All
this activity is seen as a cosmic sex act in the
head. The phallic-shaped pineal gland releases a
pure white liquid light that impregnates the
nearby bi-lobed pituitary gland, which then
releases hormones in the blood that inaugurate a
Second (Spiritual) Puberty in the body." ~
The pituitary gland is located inside a round
bony cavity that is separated from the sphenoid
sinus by a thin bone that forms the roof of the
sphenoid sinus. The sphenoid sinus is the most
posterior sinus. The drainage from the sphenoid is
almost directly down the throat from an ostium
(hole) that opens into the posterosuperior part of
the nasal cavity. The sphenoid sinus is adjacent to
the main nerve that is responsible for vision, the
optic nerve. The main artery that goes to the brain,
the carotid artery, travels along the wall of this
Also nerve impulses from the eyes and ears pass
through the colliculi with the pineal directly
overhead separated by CSF. Thus secretions from the
pineal would have a direct impact on the colliculi.
The colliculus is part of the brain that sits
below the thalamus and surrounds the pineal gland.
It is involved in the generation of eye movements
and hand-eye coordination. The colliculus receives
visual, as well as auditory inputs, and its deeper
layers are connected to many sensorimotor areas of
the brain. The colliculus as a whole is thought to
help orient the head and eyes toward something seen
During initiation of the Crystal Palace hormones
including oxytocin and vasopressin are released from
the pituitary into the blood stream to facilitate
the metamorphic birth. The fact that the nerves and
blood vessels that feed the eyes and middle ear pass
through the cavernous sinus either side of the
sphenoid sinus leads us to speculate on the
mechanisms behind both Celestial Music that is heard
when the Crystal Place is lit up, and changes in the
eyes such as light emerging from them, changes of
consciousness seen in the eyes and faculty of
transcendental vision itself.
When the Crystal Chamber is lit transcendental
vision occurs. Transcendental vision probably
occurs due to increased kundalini flow raising
dopamine and phenylethylamine etc...All kind of
changes happen in the retinas and occipital lobes,
including increased ATP production acting as a
neurotransmitter and histamine increasing blood flow
in the brain, and increase in nitric oxide
metabolism. The end result being that one has an
increase in visual acuity, inner visions, inner
lights, seeing auras and vivid dreams. If you try
the drug Ecstasy you are likely to see auras, and
have transcendental vision so there must be some
similarity in the chemical mechanism between Ecstasy
and kundalini. (See also
Here is a description of the release of
amrita during sex while undergoing a kundalini
awakening initiated by LSD: "During continued
sexual activity, at the minutes just prior to
orgasm, I became aware that there was a fluid
being secreted from the upper, forward part of
my throat/nasal cavity, roughly at the height of
the nose (amrita). It seemed closely related to
the extended sublimation of semen, which I had
been practicing for some time." ~
I suspect that amrita is a mixture of
endogenous cannaboids, enkephalins, glutamate,
oxytocin and vasopressin and Ca2+ ions and polarized
water that have been generated by glial and neurons,
accumulated in the cerebrospinal fluid and collect
in the ventricle underneath the pineal gland
(possibly finding its way to the sphenoid sinus
under the pituitary). At a point of maximum
excitation, very much like an orgasm, this fluid is
excreted out from the sinuses and into the back of
the throat. In a similar fashion amrita is excreted
out of the G-Spot area of women during sex. It would
be interesting to compare the chemical constituents
of these two forms of amrita.
In order to be extruded from the brain during
what amounts to a brain orgasm, the likely
properties of Amrita are: Small molecular size,
lipid soluble, hydrogen bonding increasing the H+
positive charge, affinity for carrier mechanisms,
produced in high concentration during maximum
The amrita is forced out of the brain at the peak
of ecstatic charge, not for any purpose in itself
perhaps, but because there is simply too high a
hydraulic and ionic pressure within the
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CFS) that it is forced out of
the ventricles, and into the sphenoid sinus. In the
joint Samadhi of tantric union however this
secretion would act to bond the individuals in an
indescribable union of mind, body and soul. (We need
an anatomist to tell us whether in extremely altered
conditions whether a transfer of CFS from the
ventricles to the sphenoid sinus is possible.)
Factors of kundalini and tantric initiation that
might influence the efflux of a potent secretion of
CFS that has been altered through hyperactivation of
the pineal and pituitary and other circumventricular
- Increase in temperature, release of
histamine which increases the pore space between
cells in the vessel membranes and possibly
increasing the permeability between ventricles
- A higher concentration of ions in the CSF
increases the electrochemical gradient with the
membrane of the opposite charge increasing
- Ionized water molecules with changes in the
- Increased cerebral blood-flow, blood
pressure and oxygen content of the blood, from
HPA axis activation and increased breathing.
- Increased production of CSF itself creating
greater hydraulic pressure.
- Facilitated diffusion through a change in
transporter molecule in the membrane by specific
amino acid, peptide or opiate.
- The negatively charged membrane surface may
be triggered into absorptive-mediated transport
by electrostatic interaction with positively
charged substance (Ca 2+ or H+).
As far as the primary active ingredient of
amrita goes besides the opiates which give a
profound analgesic effect, the "wakefulness"
chemical is probably a tryptamine or a
phenethylamine. Research will probably find that
many secretions from about five different organs
including the pineal and pituitary may contribute to
the mixture. That is the production of amrita may be
a joint effort of the circumventricular organs
secreting into the CFS. High levels of opiates,
oxytocin, vasopressin, phenyethelamine and
tryptamine would render the individual into an
extreme heart expanding unitive experience, ie:
Samadhi or Cosmic Consciousness. One becomes lucid
within the dream of life and life is revealed to be
"I hypothesize that performing various
breathing techniques, while concentrating on the
third eye (pineal pseudo-location), will
inevitably and imperceptibly stimulate the
pineal to produce less melatonin and serotonin,
which in turn brings about a change in
consciousness, creating naturally the dynamic
somatics of a truly religio-spiritual
Russ McClay, The Pineal Gland, LSD and Serotonin
The pineal produces melatonin and serotonin. The
amino acid percursor of serotonin
(5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is tryptophan. Adequate
levels of vitamin B6 are necessary for the synthesis
of serotonin. Within the pineal gland,
serotonin is acetylated and then methylated to yield
melatonin. The highest density of melatonin
receptors are found in the suprachiasmatic nucleus
of the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary and the
retina. Melatonin is a hormone that communicates
information about light and entrains biological
rhythms including sleep-wake cycles and
reproduction. The light-transducing ability of the
pineal gland is why some call it the "third eye."
Melatonin inhibits the secretion of the gonadotropic
hormones luteinizing hormone and follicle
stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary.
Much of this inhibitory effect seems due to
inhibition of gonadotropin-releasing hormone from
As well as melatonin the pineal secretes other
neuroactive peptides. Melatonin has the same indole
structure as LSD but neither melatonin nor LSD is
the psychoactive substance in amrita. More likely it
is some form of tryptamine that the body produces,
perhaps similar to 5-MeO/DMT. Or it could be a
phenethylamine similar to Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine).
Mescaline made from the peyote cactus is one of the
oldest psychedelics known to man and is used in
spiritual ceremonies. Curiously it can produce a
bright internal light.
Tryptamine is a naturally occurring
compound found in both the animal and plant
kingdoms. It is an endogenous component of the human
brain. The amino acid phenylalanine is the precursor
for phenethylamine and the essential amino-acid
tryptophan is the precursor for tryptamine, which is
slightly psychedelic. Tryptophan when administered
with methionine (another amino-acid known to
methylate things) it produces methylated
tryptamines, the two best studied being
N-methyltryptamine (NMT) and N,N-dimethyltryptamine
(DMT). Tryptamine and LSD have a common mode of
action. Our bodies can convert the amino acid
phenylalanine to tyrosine and phenylethylamine
(PEA). Tyrosine is also a precursor to the
excitatory neurotransmitters norepinephrine and
Endogenous Dimethyltryptamine (DMT),
the naturally occurring chemical cousin of
serotonin, is a widespread and essential brain
neurotransmitter. Rick Strassman proposed that the
pineal gland is responsible for manufacture of DMT.
The pineal gland has the highest levels of
serotonin, as serotonin is the precusor to
melatonin. Melatonin is the primary pineal hormone,
but Strassman thinks that the gland also creates
DMT. "Because it possesses the highest levels of
the necessary enzymes and precursors, the pineal
gland is the most reasonable place for DMT formation
to occur." P. 67 He says DMT may be released
during dreams, near-death, death, birth, and during
meditation and mystical experiences.
DMT increases all pituitary homones and
beta-endorphins, vasopressin, prolactin, Growth
Hormone, and corticotrophrin (cortisol). It is
proposed that DMT induced surge of beta-endorphins
creates euphoria. Serotonin receptors are activated
by DMT and Serotonin receptors regulate heart rate,
blood pressure, body temperature, pupil diameter.
Apparently DMT is a small molecule not much larger
than glucose and Strassman says that it is like
brainfood that is rapidly transported across the
DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary
Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical
Experiences by Rick Strassman MD.
The term circumventricular organs refers to the
highly-vascularized, specialized tissues distributed
principally along the midline of the ventricular
system from the forebrain to the hindbrain,
bordering the 3rd and 4th ventricles. The CVO's
include the pineal gland, median eminence,
neurohypophysis (posterior pituitary), subfornical
organ, area postrema, subcommissural organ, organum
vasculosum of the lamina terminalis, and the choroid
plexus. The intermediate and neural lobes of the
pituitary are sometimes included and note the
posterior pituitary releases neurohormones like
oxytocin and vasopressin into the blood.
The subcommissural organ contacts the third
ventricle covering the posterior commissure. It
comprises a complex of neurosecretory ependymal
cells known to secrete various glycoproteins into
the CSF. The functional significance of these
glycoproteins has not yet been determined. Except
for the SCO all the circumventricular organs lack
a blood-brain barrier and are recognized as
important sites for communicating with the CSF, and
between the brain and peripheral organs via
blood-borne products. They have a high capillary
density and it is through the CVO's that the brain
is able to monitor the makeup of the blood. They all
contact the cerebrospinal fluid of the ventricles or
subarachnoid space. These organs have common
morphological and endocrine-like characteristics
that distinguish them from the rest of the nervous
system and neural connections with strategic nuclei
establishing circuitry for communications throughout
Ventricles are hollow cavities within the brain that
produce CSF from their lining (choroid plexus). The
choroid plexus consists of many capillaries,
separated from the subarachnoid space by pia mater
and choroid ependymal cells. Liquid filters through
these cells from blood to become CSF. There is also
much active transport of substances into, and out
of, of the CSF as it's made. CSF normally contains
no red or white blood cells and little protein; all
constituents of CSF are resorbed, including small
molecules, proteins and microorganisms. There is a
higher concentration of most molecules in the brain
than in the CSF, this creates a chemical gradient
between the two compartments. CSF allows for
distribution of neuroactive substances, and is the
"sink" that collects wastes produced by the brain:
the main ones being C02, lactate and excess hydrogen
ions (H+). It also serves as a heat sink.
itself is clear and colorless, and contains small
amounts of protein, glucose, potassium and
relatively large amounts of sodium chloride. CFS
passes through ventricles and into the fourth
ventricle from which it escapes into the
subarachonoid space through the median and lateral
apertures. From there it circulates via hydrostatic
pressure through the subarachonoid cisterns at the
base of the brain, and then is directed up over the
hemispheres and down around the spinal cord, flowing
down to about the second sacral vertebrae. After it
is reabsorbed into venus sinus blood via arachnoid
villi; note that arachnoid villi become
hypertrophied and calcified with age (arachnoid
granulations). Arachnoid villi are small protrusions
of the arachnoid (the thin second layer covering the
brain) through the dura (the thick outer layer).
They protrude into the venous sinuses of the brain,
and allow cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to exit the
brain, and enter the blood stream. The arachnoid
villi act as one-way valves. Normally the pressure
of the CSF is higher than that of the venous system,
so CSF flows through the villi and granulations into
the blood. It has been suggested that the
endothelial cells of the venous sinus create
vacuoles of CSF, which move through the cell and out
into the blood.
The CSF is moved under the
influence of hydrostatic pressure generated by its
continuous production and its circulation allows for
homeostasis of the environment that surrounds the
brain. CSF movement allows arterial expansion and
contraction by acting like a spring, which prevents
wide changes in intracranial blood flow. It is
expected that the brain tissue and the CSF would
have the same hydrostatic pressure in any part of
the brain. The cerebrospinal fluid fills the cavity
of the ventricles and the subarachnoid spaces. The
subarachnoid space extends caudally around the
spinal cord and ends in lumbar-sacral dural sac
where it surrounds the cauda equina. The lining of
the tube is composed of ependymal cells and cili,
the beating of which is required for normal CSF
flow. Cilliated cells are common throughout the
respiratory and genital tracts and also in the
tympani-the cartilaginous and bony margins of
auditory tube, Eustachian tube connecting the back
of the nose to the middle ear and ventricals of the
The fluid is made at the rate of
21ml/hr is completely changed every 6-7 hours. It is
believed that CSF takes one to two hours to reach
the basal cisterns, 3 to 4 hours to reach the
sylvian fissure and 10 to 12 hours to spread over
the cerebral subarachnoid space. By 24 hours it
started to be cleared into the superior sagittal
As much as the brain tissue is
protected by a blood brain barrier from changes
outside the central nervous system, the CSF has the
same protection and does not change biochemically as
a result of changes in the systemic circulation.
These barriers are at the level of the endothelium
of brain capillaries, at the level of the epithelium
of the choroid plexuses and the outer layers of
arachnoid matter. These barriers protect the brain
and the subarachnoid spaces from damaging influences
outside the brain. Along with the other
circumventicular organs the pineal lies outside of
the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB).
gland is located above a crucial byway for CSF. The
pineal gland can influence the rest of the brain via
circulation of CSF. It is close proximity to the
limbic and sensory centers of the brain. In the
fetus the pineal gland develops from specialized
tissue in the roof of the mouth and migrates to the
center of the brain. This is perhaps so because both
the pineal gland and the intestinal tract produce
serotonin. Blood vessels surrounding the pineal
gland transfer melatonin to the rest of the body,
but it is circulated directly in the brain via CSF.
CSF serves as a route for the conduction of
neuroactive peptides and hormones and may serve as a
reservoir of neuroactive substances that can be
transported outward by glial tanycytes. These are
specialized ependymal cells with long basal
processes, rich in mitochondria which serve a
transporter role in the brain.
form a layer around brain blood vessels, however
they do not contribute to the BBB, rather they maybe
important for the transport of ions from the brain
to the blood. The Blood Brain Barrier has many
fascinating physiological components and one of the
most interesting is that there is an estimated 5-6
times more mitochondria in BBB endothelial cells
compared to muscle tissue. This increase in
mitochondria and consequent increase in energy
potential, is thought to be required for active
transport of nutrients from the blood to the brain.
Superfluidity for more on the CSF connection to
If you watch John Boorman's Excalabur,
1981 you will see the wording around the grail
legend to be a perfect description of the inner
alchemy. The King and the Land are One--if one finds
the Grail one recovers their soul by which the land
and society are made healthy--"I didn't know how
empty I was until I became full." And whom does the
Grail serve? It serves the Universal King of Soul,
but not the Wounded King of ego. One could call
amrita the Elixir of Soul and the crystal palace in
which it is formed is the sacred chalice itself.
The contents of the Grail is "amrita," the
Essence of Soul...it is the key to our enlightenment
or our "already full state." It raises us to the
spiritual level which is
generous...generative...radiant gratitude. It
doesn't actually need anything because it's
already full. Serving the world comes through
the simple act of Being, at that level. Basically we
fill up and supplant our deprivation state with
Essence. They say about the Christ-Fire, or the
energy up the Sushumna, that all sin (deprivation)
is burned clean and absolved in the Christ-Fire.
This is directly pointing to the tendency of
kundalini to burn through the pain-body and change
the amygdala and other parts of the limbic and
emotional response system helping us to transcend
our wiring that was built in response to "this cruel
The Crystal Palace is the "upper alchemical
vessel" in which the coniuncto, or union of the
opposites takes place. In Taoism these areas or
cauldrons in which the elixir is cultivated are
called Tan Tiens or Medicine Fields. The solar
plexus is the Middle Tan Tien and below the belly
button is the Lower Tan Tien. In the fetus the
neural chrest splits in two and one half develops
into the central nervous system, while the other
becomes the Enteric nervous system or "stomach
brain." In the Eastern world internal alchemy was
developed to educate this stomach brain to produce
the Pearl or the Elixir.
Western Alchemists through the hierosgamos or
sacred marriage the alchemists hoped to produce
lapis philosophorum by which the aspirant
achieved "Know Thyself" status. The philosophers
stone was said to have utopian qualities, to
cure all ills, ensure immortality, bestow wisdom,
resolve all conflict and to establish peace, harmony
and equanimity. In psychological terms this
represents the union of the conscious self with the
unconscious (sub/trans) in forging the Self or the
Whole Human. The initiate learnt from within to know
all that is heaven and earth. That is they
discovered "what" rather than "who" they are. The
sacred marriage or mysterium coniunctionis,
is none other than the play of yin and yang
represented in the Tao.
The grand goal of the alchemical opus in both
East and West was the integration of the Whole Human
with the unus mundus or "the world in which
all is one"...the Eternal Ground of Being. Such
merger of the personal will with the transpersonal
or Universal Will meant the embodiment of the
impulses of Spirit in one's daily life...that is
Divine Illumination. To this end the caelum,
lapis, ambrosia or amrita, which connotes the
sublimated quintessence extracted from the body, the
unconscious and the world, was achieved through
various alchemical operations (eg: mortification,
coagulatio, sublimatio, coniuncto).
The Elixer of Life was manufactured to the
greatest degree in the Crystal Palace...and the
"product" of this process of crystallization of
primal Spirit through the circulation and lasering
of the Light was referred to as the Golden Flower,
or the Golden Ball. But after this generation at the
third eye the Divine Influx must then be drawn down
into the lower abdomen (lower tan tien) if the
"fruit" of the Golden Flower is to be made. If the
Golden Flower is not thus brought down into the
abdomen, then a true integration of the Self with
the unus mundus is forfeited along with the
synchronicity, self-reliance and affirmative action
needed for constructive change. That is the
individual is still a "Wounded King" rather than a
When the Elixir Pearl is formed in the crystal
palace the holy embryo can then be formed in the
belly. The final stage is Samadhi or satori, that is
the union with the unus mundus. Where the embryo
that was formed in the lower Tan T'ien now emerges
through the crown of the head and leaps into the
"great emptiness." "The final stages require the
practitioner to help the primal spirit emerge from
the fetus and leap into the "great emptiness"
through the heavenly gate at the top of the head
(the sahasrara chakra)." 151, Walter Odajnyk,
Gathering the Light.
The book Taoist Yoga and Sexual Energy:
Transforming Your Body, Mind, and Spirit by Eric
Steven Yudelove must be one of the very best
available descriptions of cultivating energy and the
Elixir. Strangely this book with its emphasis on the
practice of Bone Marrow Breathing is tied
into histamine and water regulation and the immune
system. So if there were two books I would recommend
for anyone actually undergoing a kundalini awakening
it would be this Taoist energy practice book by
Yudelove and F. Batmanghelidjs' book Your Body's
Many Crys For Water.
LIVING WATER AND PRECOGNITIVE CHEMISTRY
Note that in the movie Minority Report the precogs
“live” in a pool of water with brain chemicals in it
for amplifying precognition. Precognitive and
revelatory chemistry can really "blow out" the
brain, but I don’t know whether it’s the adrenalized
reaction of excitement, or whether it has to do with
the DMT-tryptamine-amrita like chemicals produced by
the pineal-pituitary. I found that taking plenty of
baths during periods of hyper-noetic conditions is
essential, perhaps due to extra water getting into
the body to help process the chemistry of these
altered states. Or the bath might serve other
normative regulatory functions as well such as
increasing parasympathetic rest and recovery; and
release of “water holding for emergency”. Anyway the
insight the makers of Minority Report were working
with probably comes out of the float-tank mentality
of the 1960's during the drug experimental years,
but in the Universal sense to put those precogs in
water was a stroke of genius in the movie.
“In the Jungian reading of the alchemical
tradition, the philosopher’s stone is understood as
the “water” from which all comes and in which all is
contained. Solutio is to turn a solid into a liquid,
back to the prima material. Solve et cogula—to
dissolve the current limited sense of oneself and
re-form it with an expanded sense of self—is the
purpose of meditation in what is called an
alchemical retreat process: dissolving allows the
death of unwanted aspects of the ego and is followed
by regeneration.” 81, The Divining Heart,
Patricia C. and Richard D. Wright
Wrights failed to take this one step further and to
say that it was actually “living water” or amrita
that is connected with the alchemist’s Philosopher’s
stone. Amrita is both produced when the conventional
consciousness of the ego is offline and continues to
dissolve the myopia of the egoic self-sense by
radically restructuring the brain and body. It is
none other than amrita produced by the glands in the
crystal chamber (circumventricular organs) that is
the Solutio which turns a solid into a
liquid, back to the prima material. Solve et
cogula—to dissolve the current limited sense of
oneself and re-form it with an expanded sense of
"Our challenge is to recognize and develop the
biological potential within. This is the true goal of life."
Joseph Chilton Pearce
The pineal gland (also called the pineal body,
epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis, conarium
or the "third
eye") is a small
endocrine gland in the
brain. It produces the
hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep
patterns and seasonal functions.
Its shape resembles a tiny
The pineal gland is reddish-gray and about the size of a
grain of rice (5–8 mm) in humans, located just rostro-dorsal
superior colliculus and behind and beneath the
stria medullaris, between the laterally positioned
thalamic bodies. It is part of the
The pineal gland is a midline structure shaped like a
, and is often seen in plain
X-rays, as it is often
Structure and composition
The pineal body consists in humans of a lobular
pinealocytes surrounded by
connective tissue spaces. The gland's surface is covered
The pineal gland consists mainly of pinealocytes, but
cell types have been identified. As it is quite cellular
(in relation to the cortex and white matter) it may be
mistaken for a
||The pinealocytes consist of a cell body with 4–6
processes emerging. They produce and secrete
melatonin. The pinealocytes can be stained by
special silver impregnation methods. Their cytoplasm
is lightly basophilic. With special stains,
pinealocytes exhibit lengthy, branched cytoplasmic
processes which extend to the connective septa and
its blood vessels.
||Interstitial cells are located between the
pinealocytes. They have elongated nuclei and a
cytoplasm which is stained darker than that of the
||Many capillaries are present in the gland, and
perivascular phagocytes are located close to these
blood vessels. The perivascular phagocytes are
antigen presenting cells.
||In higher vertebrates neurons are located in the
pineal gland. However, these are not present in
peptidergic neuron-like cells
||In some species, neuronal-like peptidergic cells
are present. These cells might have a paracrine
The pineal gland receives a
sympathetic innervation from the
superior cervical ganglion. However, a
parasympathetic innervation from the
otic ganglia is also present. Further, some nerve fibers
penetrate into the pineal gland via the pineal stalk
(central innervation). Finally, neurons in the
trigeminal ganglion innervate the gland with nerve
fibers containing the
PACAP. Human follicles contain a variable quantity of
gritty material, called
corpora arenacea (or "acervuli," or "brain sand").
Chemical analysis shows that they are composed of
magnesium phosphate, and
In 2002, deposits of the
calcite form of calcium carbonate were described.
deposits in the pineal gland have been linked with aging.
Pinealocytes in many non-mammalian
vertebrates have a strong resemblance to the
photoreceptor cells of the
Some evolutionary biologists believe that the vertebrate
pineal cells share a common
evolutionary ancestor with retinal cells.
In some vertebrates, exposure to light can set off a
chain reaction of enzymatic events within the pineal gland
Some early vertebrate fossil skulls have a pineal
foramen (opening). This correlates with the physiology
of the modern "living
lamprey and the
tuatara, and some other vertebrates that have a
parietal organ or "third eye," which, in some of them,
is photosensitive. The third eye represents evolution's
earlier approach to photoreception.
The structures of the third eye in the tuatara are
homologous to the cornea, lens and retina, though the latter
resembles that of an octopus rather than a vertebrate
retina. The asymmetrical whole consists of the "eye" to the
left and the pineal sac to the right. "In animals that have
lost the parietal eye, including mammals, the pineal sac is
retained and condensed into the form of the pineal gland."
Unlike much of the rest of the mammalian brain, the
pineal gland is not isolated from the body by the
blood-brain barrier system;
it has profuse blood flow, second only to the kidney.
Fossils seldom preserve soft anatomy. The brain of the
Melovatka bird, about 90 million years old, is an
exception, and it shows a larger-than-expected parietal eye
and pineal gland.
In humans and other mammals, the light signals necessary
to set circadian rhythms are sent from the eye through the
retinohypothalamic system to the
suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) and the pineal.
The pineal gland was originally believed to be a "vestigial
remnant" of a larger organ. In 1917 it was known that
extract of cow pineals lightened frog skin. Dermatology
Aaron B. Lerner and colleagues at
Yale University, hoping that a substance from the pineal
might be useful in treating skin diseases, isolated and
named the hormone
melatonin in 1958.
The substance did not prove to be helpful as intended, but
its discovery helped solve several mysteries such as why
removing the rat's pineal accelerated ovary growth, why
keeping rats in constant light decreased the weight of their
pineals, and why pinealectomy and constant light affect
ovary growth to an equal extent; this knowledge gave a boost
to the then new field of
Melatonin is N-acetyl-5-methoxy-tryptamine, a derivative
tryptophan, which also has other functions in the
central nervous system. The production of melatonin by
the pineal gland is stimulated by darkness and inhibited by
Photosensitive cells in the retina detect light and
directly signal the SCN, entraining its rhythm to the
24-hour cycle in nature. Fibers project from the SCN to the
paraventricular nuclei (PVN), which relay the circadian
signals to the
spinal cord and out via the sympathetic system to
superior cervical ganglia (SCG), and from there into the
pineal gland. The function(s) of melatonin in humans is not
clear; it is commonly prescribed for the treatment of
circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
pinoline is also produced in the pineal gland; it is one
The human pineal gland grows in size until about 1–2
years of age, remaining stable thereafter,
although its weight increases gradually from puberty
The abundant melatonin levels in children are believed to
inhibit sexual development, and pineal tumors have been
precocious puberty. When puberty arrives, melatonin
production is reduced.
Calcification of the pineal gland is typical in adults.
Apparently the internal secretions of the pineal gland
inhibit the development of the reproductive glands, because
in cases where it is severely damaged in children, the
result is accelerated development of the sexual organs and
In animals, the pineal gland appears to play a major role in
hibernation, metabolism, and seasonal breeding.
cytostructure seems to have evolutionary similarities to
the retinal cells of chordates.
reptiles have been found to express the
melanopsin in the pineal gland. Avian pineal glands are
believed to act like the
Studies on rodents suggest that the pineal gland may
influence the actions of recreational drugs, such as
antidepressants, such as fluoxetine (Prozac),
and its hormone melatonin can protect against
tumors involving the pineal gland are rare; most (50% to
70%) arise from sequestered embryonic
germ cells. They most commonly take the form of
so-called germinomas,resembling testicular seminoma
or ovarian dysegerminoma. Other lines of germ cell
differentiation include embryonal carcinomas;
choriocariconmas; mixtures of germinom, embryonal carcinoma,
and choriocarcinoma; and , uncommonly, typical teratomas
(usually benign). Whether to charcterize these germ cell
neoplasms as pinealomas is still a subject of debate, but
most pinealophiles favor restricting the terms
pinealoma to neoplasms arising from the pineocytes.
neoplasms are divided into two catergories,
needed] based on their level of
differentiation, which in turn, correlates with their
neoplastic aggressiveness. The clinical course of patients
with pineocytomas is prolonged, averaging 7 years.[citation
needed] The manifestations are the
consequence of their pressure effects and consist of visual
headache, mental deterioration, and sometimes
needed] The lesions being located where
they are, it is understandable that successful excision is
at best difficult.
Metaphysics and philosophy
The secretory activity of the pineal gland is only
relatively understood. Historically, its location deep in
the brain suggested to philosophers that it possessed
particular importance. This combination led to its being a
"mystery" gland with myth, superstition and
occult theories surrounding its perceived functions.
René Descartes, who dedicated much time to the study of
the pineal gland, called it the "principal seat of the
He believed that it was the point of connection between the
intellect and the body.
Descartes attached significance to the gland because he
believed it to be the only section of the brain which
existed as a single part, rather than one half of a pair. He
argued that because a person can never have "more than one
thought at a time", external stimuli must be united within
the brain before being considered by the soul, and he
considered the pineal gland to be situated in "the most
suitable possible place for this purpose", located centrally
in the brain and surrounded by branches of the
Baruch de Spinoza criticized Descartes' viewpoint for
neither following from self-evident premises nor being
"clearly and distinctly perceived" (Descartes having
previously asserted that he could not draw conclusions of
this sort), and questioned what Descartes meant by talking
of "the union of the mind and the body".
The notion of a "pineal-eye" is central to the philosophy
of the French writer
Georges Bataille, which is analyzed at length by
literary scholar Denis Hollier in his study Against
Architecture. In this work Hollier discusses how
Bataille uses the concept of a "pineal-eye" as a reference
to a blind-spot in Western rationality, and an organ of
excess and delirium.
This conceptual device is explicit in his surrealist texts,
The Jesuve and The Pineal Eye.
The notion of an inner
third eye (attributed mystical significance) also occurs
in ancient, oriental, and new age philosophies
Pineal gland . Nectar of the Gods
The Crystal Palace
The opiate substance
secreted from the pineal gland during Samadhi has been
variously called Nectar of the Gods, ambrosia, amrita,
and the Living Water. Gurus like Sai Baba claim to
materialize amrita and can shaktipat others into
generating their own nectar. It is said that to
experience amrita is to be bestowed with immortality,
that is to be freed from the cycle of birth and
death...hence liberated. The term Amrita is Sanskrit for
"elixir of immortality," it literally means
"deathlessness". This has obvious parallels to
"ambrosia" the name of the classical Greek "food of the
gods" which means "no death."
inner-conjunction or through initiation in meditation
this nectar is produced and drips down the back of the
throat. Perhaps an associated phenomena to the
generation of the nectar, is the intense light of a
Thousand Suns that occurs sometimes during its
"manufacture." This secretion gives one the experience
of Timelessness, and being a divine God or Goddess. It
is "sweet" in taste and in sensation--it is described as
nectar, honey, gold dust, euphoric, ecstatic,
intoxicating and gives the feeling of being imbued with
When the Crystal Palace lights up a
secretion from the area might be released into the back
of the throat. "The White Drop" would be some intense
opiate that acts to open the heart.
Tibetan Buddhism, this is the source of the "White Drop"
that descends to the heart center, where it mixes with
the ascending "Red Drop" attain an enlightened body and
mind. All this activity is seen as a cosmic sex act in
the head. The phallic-shaped pineal gland releases a
pure white liquid light that impregnates the nearby
bi-lobed pituitary gland, which then releases hormones
in the blood that inaugurate a Second (Spiritual)
Puberty in the body."
The pineal produces melatonin and serotonin.
The amino acid percursor of serotonin
(5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is tryptophan.
Adequate levels of vitamin B6 are necessary
for the synthesis of serotonin. Within the
pineal gland, serotonin is acetylated and
then methylated to yield melatonin. The
highest density of melatonin receptors are
found in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the
hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary and the
retina. Melatonin is a hormone that
communicates information about light and
entrains biological rhythms including
sleep-wake cycles and reproduction. The
light-transducing ability of the pineal
gland is why some call it the "third eye."
Melatonin inhibits the secretion of the
gonadotropic hormones luteinizing hormone
and follicle stimulating hormone from the
anterior pituitary. Much of this inhibitory
effect seems due to inhibition of
gonadotropin-releasing hormone from the
VIDEO BY WILLIAM HENRY
The Crystal Palace Within Sound Meditation
Note: This entry contains an excerpt from a
Hathor Planetary Message (August 29, 2010) giving the instructions for this
meditation. It is followed by information about the audio file that was created
for this meditation, which you can download, free of charge, at the end of this
“Through the meditation we are about to convey, you can access higher levels
of creativity, innate within you, and gain access to what we refer to as your
Higher Mind—which is simply an aspect of your consciousness that
extends beyond the boundaries of your awareness as it is currently experienced
within the constraints of time and space.
This Higher Mind, this interdimensional aspect of your consciousness, is a
potential source of immense inspiration, wisdom, insight and creativity.
The Crystal Palace Within refers to the pineal gland because part of
its structure is crystalline in nature. These small calcite crystals have
piezoelectric properties that can respond to the higher realms of light. By
activating these crystalline potentials within your pineal gland you open a
portal to your Higher Mind, which can bring to you, and humanity, an influx of
creativity, insight and solutions to personal and collective problems.
The mediation has three phases.
The first phase involves activating the heart chakra and entering into a
heartfelt resonance with the Earth. This link through your heart connects
you to Earth’s wisdom and the process of ascent that your planet is evolving
through. This is done through your feeling nature, specifically through
sending appreciation, or gratitude to the Earth herself.
This is a very important aspect to this particular meditation because Earth’s
energy is vaster than yours. It can help stabilize you in this process, and it
links you into the progression of ascent that your planet is passing through.
In this phase of the meditation you place the focus of your attention in your
heart chakra, located in the center of your chest and feel appreciation, or
gratitude to the Earth for life itself. Depending upon your level of development
some of you will simply rest in this feeling of appreciation, or gratitude to
the Earth. Others of you may actually feel these energies flowing from you into
the Earth. Other persons with advanced interdimensional abilities may find
themselves floating in space, sending their appreciation, or gratitude to the
Earth from this vantage point and/or from a highly expanded state of being. So
there are vast numbers of ways to experience this.
This phase is also an energetic transformation of a collective thought
form held by humanity. This thought form is the belief that Earth can be
used, even abused, for mankind’s own purposes without regard for its affects on
other life forms.
This thought form must be removed and transformed if humanity is to survive
the passage that is now upon you, and so when you undertake this simple act of
sending appreciation, or gratitude to the Earth, you are simultaneously linking
into the ascent of Earth and contributing to the transformation of this highly
destructive thought form: that you have dominion and power over the Earth.
In the New Earth, stewardship will be the keynote, along with an
understanding of the interconnectedness of all life and an honoring of Earth
After you have dwelled within this vibratory field of appreciation, or
gratitude to the Earth for at least five minutes, you shift your attention from
your heart center to the pineal gland in the center of your head and listen to
the Pineal Gland Attunement.
This particular sound meditation is a little over five minutes long, and was
specifically created to assist you in activating unused potentials within the
crystalline structure of your own pineal gland.
The sounds you will hear are analogs to fluctuations in the light realms.
They fine-tune the receptivity and subtle perceptual abilities of this gland. It
is very much like switching on an antennae and then tuning it to the higher
realms of light and to what we have referred to earlier as your Higher Mind.
For the entire duration of this sound meditation, this Attunement, your
awareness is simply in the center of your head, in the area of your pineal
gland. There is nothing to do other than to keep your attention in this area.
When your mind wanders, you bring it back to the pineal gland.
Let the sounds resonate and activate this area of your brain. Again,
depending upon your level of awareness, some of you may simply experience
subtle, undefined shifts in this area. Others may experience complex geometries
of light. Others may experience themselves outside themselves observing actual
fluctuations of energy within the pineal gland. There are many other possible
perceptual perspectives as well.
The important thing in this phase is to “not try” to make anything happen.
Just allow it to unfold. After this phase of the meditation is complete you move
to the third and final stage, which we refer to as Opening the Halls of
In this meditation, we are using the term Halls of Amenti as a metaphor,
which denotes a state of being, through which, you can make contact with your
own Higher Mind.
This phase of the meditation gives you direct access to your Higher Mind, and
its vast potentials. Unlike the other two phases of the meditation, in this
phase your awareness is in multiple places simultaneously.
We will present these in order. Some persons will be able to hold only one
point at any given moment. Others will be able to hold more than one point of
awareness simultaneously. Simply hold as many points as you are capable of. If
you continue to use this method you will eventually develop the ability to hold
multiple points of awareness simultaneously, and this ability (to hold multiple
perspectives at the same time) is a powerful training method for developing
The first and primary point of focus is to an area we refer to as the BA
point. This is not where your Celestial Soul or Higher Self is
located; this is simply an energetic entry point. The BA refers to your
Celestial Soul, or in some ways of viewing it, your Higher Self. If you were to
physically raise your hands above your head, where your fingers touch would be
the BA point. (Please do note that in this meditation, you are not actually
holding your hands above your head. This is simply for reference only.)
In this final phase of the meditation your awareness is at the BA point and
you send appreciation, or gratitude to this aspect of yourself that is outside
of time and space. Specifically you are sending appreciation, or gratitude for
the influx of wisdom, insight, creativity and inspiration, as well as possible
solutions to problems you may be facing.
This is a very important part of this phase. The harmonic—the vibrational
signature—of appreciation, or gratitude activates the BA, your Celestial Soul or
Higher Self. Through this action you are opening a portal to your Higher Mind,
and you are also bringing to an end another limiting negative thought form that
has plagued humanity for eons.
This thought form is nothing less than the belief that you are
separate from your own divinity—that somehow you are less than and do not
deserve to receive the gifts of your own godhead.
This thought form was introduced to control you through your religions. It is
a highly limiting and damaging thought form, for it denies you access to
your higher wisdom, your spiritual vision, your ability
to discern truth from falsehood and your abilities to change your
reality, as you desire.
We cannot emphasize enough how insidious this limiting thought form is, nor
can we emphasize enough how significant an action it is for you to hold this new
thought form (that there is no separation from you and your own Celestial Soul,
Higher Self or Divinity) while you send your appreciation, or gratitude to your
You are not asking, pleading, begging or praying to your Celestial Soul, to
your Higher Self or to a god. You are simply opening a conduit to another part
of your own being. As you continue in this phase you will feel a response from
your Celestial Soul—a movement from the BA point down into the pineal gland.
This is the descent of energy from your Higher Mind along with insights and
empowerments into that aspect of your being you know as your body and mind.
These empowerments are in the form of spiritual light patterns, which you may or
may not consciously be aware of.
As you allow the descent of energy from the BA point to continue, your second
point of focus includes the pineal gland, allowing the downward movement of
energy from the Celestial Soul into the crystalline structure of the pineal
If you are capable, simultaneously bring into your awareness a third point,
your heart chakra in the center of your chest, so that the influx moves from the
Celestial Soul into the pineal gland and into the heart center. At this moment,
send appreciation, or gratitude to your Celestial Soul, to your BA, for the
revelation of your own Higher Mind.
Finally for those of you who are more advanced, place your awareness at a
fourth point, which is in the very center of the Earth itself, so that the
influx of your Higher Mind flows from the Celestial Soul into your pineal gland,
into your heart chakra and down into the center of the Earth.
Don’t concern yourself with how many points of reference you can hold;
holding the first point, which is the BA point, is enough to begin with.
As we said earlier, if you continue with this meditation, you will eventually
be able to hold more points of awareness simultaneously. The purpose of this
meditation is to activate unused potentials and abilities within your
interdimensional nature, and to give you access to your own Higher Mind, which
you can then use to infuse your life with new insights, new understanding, new
forms of inspiration, and new creative solutions to problems you may be facing
(either individually or collectively).
Due to the fact that you are connected to all life, as you open yourself to
the potentials of your own Higher Mind, you help your fellow humans to also
accomplish this as well.”
August 29, 2010
The Meditation Audio File
Tom has created a sequence of music for this meditation that you are free to
use for your own personal listening. It consists of three (3) separate audio
tracks that are timed to the specifications of the Hathors’ instructions.
The first and third tracks are identical, last five minutes each, and are the
first portion of Worlds Ascending, from his CD,
The middle track is 5:47 minutes long and is the Pineal Gland Dimensional
Attunement (also from his CD, Ascension Codes).
When you download this audio file, you will see that the three tracks are
each separated by about 5 seconds of silence. When one track ends and another
begins, it is a signal to shift into a new phase of the meditation as described
in the Hathors’ message above.
Downloading the Meditation Audio File
When you click on the link below to the audio file for this meditation, you
will be taken to a Listener’s Agreement in the Sound Gifts section. This says
that you can use the audio files for your own personal listening at no charge,
and it also notes that the music is not in the public domain, meaning you cannot
legally use it for any other purpose. (It is copyrighted and protected under
International Copyright.) Once you click on the line that reads, “I agree to the
terms and conditions” you will have access to all the free audio files on the
website. Just scroll down to find the title of the one you want.
Click here to download the suggested musical sequence for the
Crystal Palace Within Meditation.
The Halls of Amenti is a school, star gate, and cosmic energy vortex located in
the exact center of the Earth on the Astral Plane. In The Halls of Amenti you
will find a great assortment of Ascended Masters and Energy Beings teaching and
tutoring rising Ascending Masters who
have qualified for training in The Halls of Amenti. Amenti is also the supreme
energy vortex of this planet and greatly sustains, upholds, and repairs the
planet in every way. Students of Amenti are taught the ultimate mysteries of
time, space, alchemy, and the nine dimensions. An unascended human could not
enter The Halls of Amenti without being destroyed by the much higher vibrational
frequency of Amenti. Thus, only the highest Ascending Humans can enter The Halls
of Amenti and this serves as a perfect self-regulating device (which is no
accident) and perfect self-regulating devices such as this exist throughout all
worlds, times, planes, and dimensions of God’s
According to various stories Thoth is a man who is the originator of
writing on this planet and lived in the times of ancient Atlantis, Greece, Egypt
and is still present on earth today. He became an ascended master around 52,000
years ago and lived throughout the great ages to teach sacred knowledge and
record the history of the earth and its various stages of civilisation. He is
credited with creating all the great sciences and the secret teachings of
ascension up into the higher realms.
He is depicted in Egyptian
Heiroglyphs as a human man with the head of a Ibis. As he is a master of this
physical realm he is free to take on any form he wishes and may have looked
exactly like that in his time in Egypt. Thoth is a master of all forms of magic
and able to travel interdimensionally and throughout the universe and change his
physical appearance into anything he wishes. He is sometimes depicted with the
head of a Baboon.
He is known throughout these many great ages by
different names, including Hermes in ancient greek times. It is told that he is
the great seeker of wisdom and that he wanted to be wisdom itself. As an
ascended master of this physical plane Thoth is immortal, his physical body is
no longer subject to ageing or death. He could be the one being who has been
there the whole time, watching, learning, recording the whole story of the
Thoth lived in the great city of Atlantis and taught the
art of Ascension, when Atlantis fell he then went to Egypt to continue to teach
wisdom sciences and create the Hieroglyph language.
Is Thoth somewhere
around today in this the modern technological age?
Drunvalo Melchizidek teacher of Mer-Ka-Ba and sacred geometry he is. Drunvalo
tells in his 2 volumes on sacred geometry that one day while he was meditating
Thoth payed him a visit, then continued to visit everyday to teach him and guide
him on a journey around the world rediscovering the lost knowledge of the the
path of ascension and the activation of the Mer-Ka-Ba light field around the
human body. Drunvalo writes that Thoth had to regenerate his physical form many
times to stay alive in the same body, and meditate for years at a time in the
Halls of Amenti in Egypt. Thoth gave him knowledge about travelling to other
worlds and watching how other civilisations develope and then returning back to
Aleister Crowley may have also had contact with him having learnt
the secrets of the Taro and written the Book of Thoth based on the Egyptian
depiction of the Taro deck.
FROM THE EMERALD TABLET OF THOTH
The Halls of Amenti
Deep in Earth’s heart lie the Halls of Amenti,
far ‘neath the
islands of sunken Atlantis,
Halls of the Dead and halls of the living,
bathed in the fire of the infinite ALL.
Far in a past time, lost in the space time,
the Children of Light
looked down on the world.
Seeing the children of men in their bondage,
bound by the force that came from beyond.
Knew they that only by freedom from
could man ever rise from the Earth to the Sun.
Down they descended and created bodies,
taking the semblance of men
as their own.
The Masters of everything said after their forming:
“We are they who were formed from the space-dust,
partaking of life
from the infinite ALL;
living in the world as children of men,
yet unlike the children of men.”
Then for a dwelling place, far ‘neath the earth crust,
spaces they by their power,
spaces apart from the children of men.
Surrounded them by forces and power,
shielded from harm they the Halls of the
Side by side then, placed they other spaces,
filled them with Life
and with Light from above.
Builded they then the Halls of Amenti,
they might dwell eternally there,
living with life to eternity’s end.
Thirty and two were there of the children,
sons of Lights who had
come among men,
seeking to free from the bondage of darkness
were bound by the force from beyond.
Deep in the Halls of Life grew a flower, flaming,
backward the night.
Placed in the centre, a ray of great potence, Life
giving, filling with power all who came near it.
Placed they around it
thrones, two and thirty,
places for each of the Children of Light,
so that they were bathed in the radiance,
filled with the Life from the
There time after time placed they their first created bodies
they might by filled with the Spirit of Life.
One hundred years out of each
thousand must the
Life-giving Light flame forth on their bodies.
Quickening, awakening the Spirit of Life.
There in the circle from aeon to aeon,
sit the Great Masters,
living a life not known among men.
There in the Halls of Life they lie
free flows their Soul through the bodies of men.
Time after time, while their bodies lie sleeping,
incarnate they in
the bodies of men.
Teaching and guiding onward and upward,
out of the
darkness into the light.
There in the Hall of Life, filled with their wisdom,
known not to
the races of man, living forever ‘neath the cold
fire of life, sit the
Children of Light.
Times there are when they awaken,
come from the depths
to be lights among men,
infinite they among finite men.
He who by progress has grown from the darkness,
lifted himself from
the night into light,
free is he made of the Halls of Amenti,
free of the
Flower of Light and of Life.
Guided he then, by wisdom and knowledge,
passes from men, to the Master of Life.
There he may dwell as one with the Masters,
free from the bonds of
the darkness of night.
Seated within the flower of radiance sit seven
Lords from the Space-Times above us,
helping and guiding through infinite
the pathway through time of the children of men.
Mighty and strange, they,
veiled with their power,
drawing the Life force,
different yet one with the
children of men.
Aye, different, and yet One
with the Children of Light.
Custodians and watchers of the force of man’s bondage,
loose when the light has been reached.
First and most mighty,
Veiled Presence, Lord of Lords,
the infinite Nine,
over the other from
the Lords of the Cycles;
Three, Four, Five, and Six, Seven, Eight,
each with his mission,
each with his powers,
guiding, directing the destiny of man.
they, mighty and potent,
free of all time and space.
Not of this world they,
yet akin to it,
Elder Brothers they,
of the children of men.
Judging and weighing,
they with their wisdom,
watching the progress
of Light among men.
There before them was I led by the Dweller,
watched him blend with
ONE from above.
Then from HE came forth a voice saying:
“Great art thou, Thoth,
among children of men.
Free henceforth of the Halls of Amenti,
Life among children of men.
Taste not of death except as thou will it,
drink thou of Life to Eternity’s end,
Henceforth forever is Life,
for the taking.
Henceforth is Death at the call of thy hand.
Dwell here or leave here when thou desireth,
free is Amenti to the
Sun of man.
Take thou up Life in what form thou desireth,
Child of the
Light that has grown among men.
Choose thou thy work, for all should must
never be free from the pathway of Light.
One step thou has gained on the long pathway upward,
infinite now is
the mountain of Light.
Each step thou taketh but heightens the mountain;
all of thy progress but lengthens the goal.
Approach ye ever the infinite Wisdom,
ever before thee recedes the
Free are ye made now of the Halls of Amenti
to walk hand in hand
with the Lords of the world,
one in one purpose, working together,
of Light to the children of men.”
Then from his throne came one of the Masters,
taking my hand and
leading me onward,
through all the Halls of the deep hidden land.
me through the Halls of Amenti,
showing the mysteries that are known not to
Through the dark passage, downward he led me,
into the Hall where
site the dark Death.
Vast as space lay the great Hall before me,
darkness but yet filled with Light.
Before me arose a great throne of darkness,
veiled on it seated a
figure of night.
Darker than darkness sat the great figure,
dark with a
darkness not of the night.
Before it then paused the Master, speaking
The Word that brings about Life, saying;
“Oh, master of darkness,
guide of the way from Life unto Life,
before thee I bring a Sun of the
Touch him not ever with the power of night.
Call not his flame to
the darkness of night.
Know him, and see him,
one of our brothers,
lifted from darkness into the Light.
Release thou his flame from its bondage,
free let it flame through the darkness of night.”
Raised then the hand of the figure,
forth came a flame that grew
clear and bright.
Rolled back swiftly the curtain of darkness,
the Hall from the darkness of night.
Then grew in the great space before me,
flame after flame, from the
veil of the night.
Uncounted millions leaped they before me,
forth as flowers of fire.
Others there were that shed a dim radiance,
flowing but faintly from
out of the night.
Some there were that faded swiftly;
others that grew from a small
spark of light.
Each surrounded by its dim veil of darkness,
with light that could never be quenched.
Coming and going like fireflies in
filled they with space with Light and with Life.
Then spoke a voice, mighty and solemn, saying:
“These are lights
that are souls among men,
growing and fading, existing forever,
yet living, through death into life.
When they have bloomed into flower,
reached the zenith of growth in their life,
swiftly then send I my veil of
shrouding and changing to new forms of life.
Steadily upward throughout the ages, growing,
expanding into yet
lighting the darkness with yet greater power,
unquenched by the veil of the night.
So grows the soul of man ever upward,
quenched yet unquenched by the
darkness of night.
I, Death, come, and yet I remain not,
for life eternal exists in the
only an obstacle, I in the pathway,
quick to be conquered by the
Awaken, O flame that burns ever inward,
flame forth and conquer the
veil of the night.”
Then in the midst of the flames
in the darkness grew there one that
drove forth the night, flaming, expanding,
ever brighter, until at last was
nothing but Light.
Then spoke my guide, the voice of the master:
your own soul as it grows in the light,
free now forever from the Lord of the
Forward he led me through many great spaces
filled with the
mysteries of the Children of Light;
mysteries that man may never yet know of
he, too, is a Sun of the Light.
Backward then HE led me into the Light
of the hall of the Light.
Knelt I then before the great Masters,
Lords of ALL from the cycles above.
Spoke HE then with words of great power saying:
Thou hast been made free of the Halls of Amenti.
Choose thou thy
work among the children of men.
Then spoke I:
O, great master,
let me be a
teacher of men,
leading then onward and upward until they,
too, are lights
freed from the veil of the night that surrounds them,
with light that shall shine among men.
Spoke to me then the voice:
Go, as yet will. So be
Master are ye of your destiny,
free to take or reject at will.
Take yet the power, take ye the wisdom.
Shine as a light among the children
Upward then, led me the Dweller.
Dwelt I again among children of
teaching and showing some of my wisdom;
Sun of the Light, a fire
Now again I tread the path downward,
seeking the light in the
darkness of night.
Bold ye and keep ye, preserve my record,
guide shall it
be to the children of men.
--->Serotonin ---> by-products.
When you reach the ‘DMT state’ you begin to
function consciously from the various psychic centers or Chakras. The bodily
processes of ‘Healing Love’ combine the human states of true compassion and
sexual arousal to create a new chemistry and a new vibration within the body.
This ‘special’ vibration occurs at a frequency of 8Hz. ‘As in the macrocosm, so
it is in the microcosm’; hence if we make love, then all the cells and DNA
actually make love as well. The DNA crosses over, like two serpents intertwined
in an erotic embrace. You need the orgasmic vibration to arouse this crossover
process which leads to the ‘two giving birth to three’; the conception of new
cells. The two vital states are compassion and arousal leading to orgasm. Both
are inextricably linked to love.
Rick Strassman, based on several years of
intensive medical research, proposes that the release of DMT from the pineal
gland at 49 days after conception marks the entrance of the spirit into the
fetus. This 49-day prenatal period corresponds to the first signs of fetal
pineal tissue, the differentiation of the gonads into male and female, and the
time between the death of an individual and its soul’s next rebirth according to
the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He suggests that the individual’s life-force
enters the body through the pineal gland and leaves it through the pineal gland
at death (see “DMT, The Spirit Molecule”, by Strassman). The infant’s brain is
flooded with 5-MeO-DMT, secreted from the pineal gland and the brain is 40% more
active and open. The chemistry of consciousness is, at first glance, complex.
The infant basks in the divine glow of consciousness, manifested in the
body/brain by the spirit molecules, 5-MeO-DMT and DMT. However, during
development, the brain inhibits the flow of consciousness, utilizing enzymes to
deactivate the synthesis of the spirit molecules.
Then, to re-realize the divine source, the brain
must inhibit the inhibiting enzymes!
The 'Crystal Palace'
inside our brain: pineal, hypothalamus,
thalamus and pituitary glands
[In the environment of complete darkness, it]
activates the glands of the Crystal Palace, which includes the pineal,
hypothalamus, thalamus and pituitary glands; actualizing their higher powers and
providing a "way back" to the Original Source. When the Crystal Palace is open,
it becomes illuminated like millions of shining crystals. It can give and
receive light and awaken our inner knowledge and deepest potentials. It receives
light and knowledge from the universe and reflects it to the various organs and
glands to enhance them. The pineal gland helps us to overcome death by taking in
external forces and combining them with sexual energy and the Original Force to
form an "Immortal Body." With this body we can leave the physical body before
the final transition (death) occurs. By focusing on the tip of the Crystal
Palace, the pineal gland (15) , and the back of the crown, we can project
ourselves to the North Pole or North Star as we attract its violet emanations.
The Darkness environment activates the glands of the Crystal Palace, which
includes the pineal, hypothalamus, thalamus and pituitary glands; actualizing
their higher powers and providing a "way back" to the Original Source. When the
Crystal Palace is open, it becomes illuminated like millions of shining
crystals. It can give and receive light and awaken our inner knowledge and
deepest potentials. It receives light and knowledge from the universe and
reflects it to the various organs and glands to enhance them.
gland helps us to overcome death by taking in external forces and combining them
with sexual energy and the Original Force to form an "Immortal Body." With this
body we can leave the physical body before the final transition (death) occurs.
By focusing on the tip of the Crystal Palace, the pineal gland, and the back of
the crown, we can project ourselves to the North Pole or North Star as we
attract its violet emanations. Some people may have already experienced these
chemical changes in the brain, by experimenting with chemical DMT (16) , LSD or
Psyloscybine. None of these can however compare to genuine enlightenment.
Moreover a warning is justified from the viewpoint of Taoist Alchemy: the use of
these substances may actually deplete the Chi in the Crystal Palace and bar the
Immortal Body from taking off and finding its way back into the stars.
Room Retreat Interviews: February, 2008
A short interview with a person who spent 21 days
in darkness. The effect of natural high DMT production due to the pineal gland
becoming dominant without counterbalancing hormones (as would happen in
(The "balloons" he mentions are in the darkroom
to keep people oriented and from bumping their heads on doorways)
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EMERALD TABLET II: The Halls of Amenti Deep in the Earth's
heart lie the Halls of Amenti
, far 'neath the islands of sunken At-lantis , ...
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