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The Third Eye
Fact, Myth or Legend

by Bonnie Moss (c) 2012 October

The eye is the observer of reality - or the illusion of reality. 

Anyone who practises or dabbles in meditation,chakra healing and other beliefs is familiar with the 
concept of the third eye. Is it a concept? Not too many can really activate the third eye. It takes years 
and years of dedicated meditation to get a passing glimpse of the third eye. To me, it is a curiosity. 

What is the third eye?
The third eye in reality, is the pineal gland, the size of a pea, located behind the center of our 
forehead, between our eyes. It is the main control center that sends messages to all the other glands 
from its two lobes, the posterior and the anterior. It prompts the proper growth of glands and organs 
and regulates sexual development. This gland is considered the seat of the mind. 

 Spiritual Eye
It is believed in the metaphysical world as the spiritual third eye, considered as the third vision and 
the seat of the soul. The pineal gland is in the geometric center of the cranium. It is in the center of 
the brow- between the eyebrows.

Interesting issues about the third eye
“The Pyramid and the All-Seeing Eye on the American dollar bill are the ultimate “conspiracy theory” symbol. And there’s a good reason for that. They reveal at the same time who the conspirators are, where they’re from and where they want to go. The fact that the Great Seal is an occult and Masonic is a fact, proven by the writings of the Founding Fathers themselves and masonic documentation. No conspiracy theory here. Here’s a look at its esoteric meaning and its use in corporate logos. No other symbol embodies so perfectly the occult nature of America’s roots. The Great Pyramid and the All-Seeing Eye are printed right on the currency and are used in numerous corporate logos. This might give you an idea of who owns the financial and the business world. Some websites go through great lengths to debunk the “myth” of the Great Seal being a masonic symbol. Through sophist style reasoning and vaguely insulting explanations, these sites deceive readers and seek to cut short their inquiries. Do you really want to know if the Seal is a masonic symbol? If so, go right to the source and see what the Founding Fathers and masonic authors say on the subject. This is what we’ll do.” by Martin Masse The Americans see the all-seeing-eye on the dollar bill, every time they make a cash transaction. Below the illuminati pyramid/eye symbol are the words: "Novus Ordo Seclorum," which can be translated as: '”A new order of the ages." Helena Blavatsky wrote about the mystical third eye on the American dollar bill. Secret Societies and their Role in America Secret brotherhoods (i.e. the Rosicrucians, Freemasons and Illuminati) maintained the democratic ideal alive through the Middle Ages and covertly organized its resurgence in the Western world.”.. Wikipedia By keeping those facts in mind, we can better understand the masonic origin of the Great Seal of the United States. European mysticism was not dead at the time the United States of America was founded. The hand of the Mysteries controlled in the establishment of the new government, for the signature of the Mysteries may still be seen on the Great Seal of the United States of America. Careful analysis of the seal discloses a mass of occult and Masonic symbols.
The design of the Great Seal went through three committees where numerous ideas were submitted. There seemed to be a consensus around the usage of a pyramid containing exactly thirteen steps and/or the representation of the “Eye of Providence”. Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of all Ages
On the mystical and esoteric side: Eye of Osiris
The "eye" that Scripture wants us to consider is not the physical organ of sight, but the eye of the mind or the soul. This singular "eye" is called the "third eye" of clairvoyance in the Hindu religion, the eye of Osiris in Egypt, and the All-Seeing Eye in Freemasonry. (SOURCE: John Daniel, Scarlet and the Beast- mystical and esoteric concept of the third eye.) There is a widespread concept referring to the third eye as the invisible eye which provides perception beyond the ordinary sight. In Dharmic spiritual traditions, such as Hinduism, the third eye is referred to as the ajna, or brow chakra. It is believed to be the gate that leads to the inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness.
The New Age movement has its own interpretation- to them, the third eye symbolises a state of enlightenment, possible evocation of mental images that has deep personal and psychological significance. It is closely related to chakras. How many seekers have really reached the point of seeing the world with their third eye? Working on the brow chakra can indeed raise awareness to a degree- helps one to be more in tune with their intuition. Some claim clairvoyance can be acheived with the opening of the third eye. Others claim the ability of precognition. There are a few who reach a point of opening their third eye. It is said that the throat chakra, the third eye and the crown chakra are related to the spiritual realm. The heart chakra opens up this possibility. I do recognize the benefits of working with the other chakras- the sacral, solar plexus, heart chakra and the throat. But I would tread carefully before reaching up to the third eye or brow chakra and the crown chakra. It is believed that these two chakras work in unison to really open the third eye. What kind of world does the third eye open ?
If so many practitioners or believers have reached this point- how does it affect their attitudes in life? So much is written about the third eye, the enlightenment that is awakened. There is a world of seekers- yet, our world is getting more and more immersed in power, greed, materialism and politics. Morality is being redefined. The family is no longer the nucleus of society, family values of yesteryears are now obsolete. The cyberworld is drowning in information about the enlightenment that opening the third eye has to offer. Which segment of society are embracing this concept ? There are a few with the gift of precognition, clairvoyance, telepathy, without opening their third eye- although, there are now courses offered to ``develop``these abilities at a cost. The third eye can be found in corporate logos everywhere. Does this not cheapen and trivialize the mysticism that it stands for? The wonder of the third eye- is this a fact ? Yet- fascinating myths and legends about the mysterious third eye are found in different cultures and beliefs around the world. ref Wikipedia Photos: dollar bill-photobucket, dollar bill 2-photobucket seeing eye- free osiris_isis- ancientegyptianonline third eye- buddhist site Article Archive