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KUNDALINI - (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 describe

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, carried by 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 the spine--the 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.)


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I have worked out a preliminary protocol to support the fire of kundalini without getting fried and to prevent the years of depression-like fallout that often happens after an awakening. As the science of kundalini progresses such a protocol for adaptation or higher homeostasis will be refined and expanded. Till then, please be aware dear reader that this is an experimental book, the research that will give us the definitive answers to this mystery has yet to be done. In the past we have had no scientific understanding as to what was actually happening to us during kundalini. Now in with modern science we can begin to understand what is really going on.

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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.

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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)." ~ Michael Roark

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 Schneider

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 sinus.

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 or heard.

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 Superfluidity)

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." ~ Mahan Atma

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 excitation.

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 organs include:

  • Increase in temperature, release of histamine which increases the pore space between cells in the vessel membranes and possibly increasing the permeability between ventricles and sinuses.

  • A higher concentration of ions in the CSF increases the electrochemical gradient with the membrane of the opposite charge increasing diffusion.

  • Ionized water molecules with changes in the bonding angles.

  • 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 a dream.

"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 experience." ~ 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 the hypothalamus.

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 dopamine.

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 BBB.

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 the neuraxis.


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.

CSF 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 brain.

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 sinus.

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).

The pineal 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.

Glial cells 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.

(See Superfluidity for more on the CSF connection to kundalini)


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 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 world."

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 Universal King.

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.

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

The 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 self.




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pituitary pineal glands

The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis, conarium or the "third eye") is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions.[1][2] 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 to the superior colliculus and behind and beneath the stria medullaris, between the laterally positioned thalamic bodies. It is part of the epithalamus.

The pineal gland is a midline structure shaped like a pine cone [3] , and is often seen in plain skull X-rays, as it is often calcified.

[edit] Structure and composition

Pineal gland parenchyma with calcifications.
Micrograph of a normal pineal gland – very high magnification.
Micrograph of a normal pineal gland – intermediate magnification.

The pineal body consists in humans of a lobular parenchyma of pinealocytes surrounded by connective tissue spaces. The gland's surface is covered by a pial capsule.

The pineal gland consists mainly of pinealocytes, but four other cell types have been identified. As it is quite cellular (in relation to the cortex and white matter) it may be mistaken for a neoplasm.[4]

Cell type Description
Pinealocytes 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 Interstitial cells are located between the pinealocytes. They have elongated nuclei and a cytoplasm which is stained darker than that of the pinealocytes.
Perivascular phagocyte Many capillaries are present in the gland, and perivascular phagocytes are located close to these blood vessels. The perivascular phagocytes are antigen presenting cells.
pineal neurons In higher vertebrates neurons are located in the pineal gland. However, these are not present in rodents.
peptidergic neuron-like cells In some species, neuronal-like peptidergic cells are present. These cells might have a paracrine regulatory function.

The pineal gland receives a sympathetic innervation from the superior cervical ganglion. However, a parasympathetic innervation from the sphenopalatine and 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 neuropeptide, 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 calcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, magnesium phosphate, and ammonium phosphate.[5] In 2002, deposits of the calcite form of calcium carbonate were described.[6] Calcium, phosphorus[7] and fluoride[8] deposits in the pineal gland have been linked with aging.

[edit] Miscellaneous anatomy

Pinealocytes in many non-mammalian vertebrates have a strong resemblance to the photoreceptor cells of the eye. Some evolutionary biologists believe that the vertebrate pineal cells share a common evolutionary ancestor with retinal cells.[9]

In some vertebrates, exposure to light can set off a chain reaction of enzymatic events within the pineal gland that regulate circadian rhythms.[10] Some early vertebrate fossil skulls have a pineal foramen (opening). This correlates with the physiology of the modern "living fossils," the 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.[11] 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."[11]

Unlike much of the rest of the mammalian brain, the pineal gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-brain barrier system;[12] it has profuse blood flow, second only to the kidney.[8]

Fossils seldom preserve soft anatomy. The brain of the Russian Melovatka bird, about 90 million years old, is an exception, and it shows a larger-than-expected parietal eye and pineal gland.[13]

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.

[edit] Function

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 professor 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.[14] 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 chronobiology.[15]

Melatonin is N-acetyl-5-methoxy-tryptamine, a derivative of the amino acid 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 light.[16] 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.

The compound pinoline is also produced in the pineal gland; it is one of the beta-carbolines.[citation needed]

The human pineal gland grows in size until about 1–2 years of age, remaining stable thereafter,[17][18] although its weight increases gradually from puberty onwards.[19][20] The abundant melatonin levels in children are believed to inhibit sexual development, and pineal tumors have been linked with 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 the skeleton.[21] In animals, the pineal gland appears to play a major role in sexual development, hibernation, metabolism, and seasonal breeding.[22]

Pineal cytostructure seems to have evolutionary similarities to the retinal cells of chordates.[9] Modern birds and reptiles have been found to express the phototransducing pigment melanopsin in the pineal gland. Avian pineal glands are believed to act like the SCN in mammals.[23]

Studies on rodents suggest that the pineal gland may influence the actions of recreational drugs, such as cocaine,[24] and antidepressants, such as fluoxetine (Prozac),[25] and its hormone melatonin can protect against neurodegeneration.[26]

[edit] Pathology

All 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.

[edit] Pinelomas

These neoplasms are divided into two catergories, pineoblastomas and pineocytomas,[citation 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 disturbances, headache, mental deterioration, and sometimes dementia-like behaviour.[citation needed] The lesions being located where they are, it is understandable that successful excision is at best difficult.

[edit] 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 soul."[27] He believed that it was the point of connection between the intellect and the body.[28] 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 carotid arteries.[27]

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".[29]

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.[30] This conceptual device is explicit in his surrealist texts, The Jesuve and The Pineal Eye.[31]

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."

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.

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 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 hypothalamus.


The Crystal Palace Within Sound Meditation

The Instructions

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 article.

The Meditation

“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.

First Phase

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 herself.

Second Phase

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 Amenti.

Third Phase

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 interdimensional awareness.

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 BA.

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 gland itself.

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.”

The Hathors
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, Ascension Codes.

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 Gods Omniverse.


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 planet Earth.

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?

According to 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 Earth.

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.


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 bondage
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,
like and yet unlike the children of men.”

Then for a dwelling place, far ‘neath the earth crust,
blasted great 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 Dead.

Side by side then, placed they other spaces,
filled them with Life and with Light from above.
Builded they then the Halls of Amenti,
that 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
those who were bound by the force from beyond.

Deep in the Halls of Life grew a flower, flaming,
expanding, driving backward the night.

Placed in the centre, a ray of great potence, Life
giving, Light 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,
placed so that they were bathed in the radiance,
filled with the Life from the eternal Light.

There time after time placed they their first created bodies
so that 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 sleeping;
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 Wisdom,
the pathway through time of the children of men.

Mighty and strange, they,
veiled with their power,
silent, all-knowing,
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,
ready to loose when the light has been reached.
First and most mighty,
sits the Veiled Presence, Lord of Lords,
the infinite Nine,
over the other from each
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.
There sit 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,
Master of 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,
thine 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 labor,
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 goal.
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,
bring 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.
Led he me through the Halls of Amenti,
showing the mysteries that are known not to man.

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,
walled by 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 morning.
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,
unveiled 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,
some flaming 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,
yet flaming with light that could never be quenched.
Coming and going like fireflies in springtime,
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,
changing 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 darkness,
shrouding and changing to new forms of life.

Steadily upward throughout the ages, growing,
expanding into yet another flame,
lighting the darkness with yet greater power,
quenched yet 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 ALL;
only an obstacle, I in the pathway,
quick to be conquered by the infinite light.

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:
See your own soul as it grows in the light,
free now forever from the Lord of the night.

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 until
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 among men;
freed from the veil of the night that surrounds them,
flaming with light that shall shine among men.

Spoke to me then the voice:
Go, as yet will. So be it decreed.
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 of men.

Upward then, led me the Dweller.
Dwelt I again among children of men,
teaching and showing some of my wisdom;
Sun of the Light, a fire among men.

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.


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Tryptophan--->Serotonin--->Melatonin -->Pinoline.



(Excerpted from universal-tao website)
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.

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, 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.

Dark 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 light/dark environments).

(The "balloons" he mentions are in the darkroom to keep people oriented and from bumping their heads on doorways)
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source: http://www. universal-tao. com/


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