pituitary gland, third eye, hypophyse and Horus


In the 16.th century the rational René Descartes found a co Zusammen-hang zwischen den Augen und den wesentlichen Drüsen Hypophyse, Ephphyse und Zirbeldrüse festgestellt.

Doch diese Beobachtungen liegen schon weiter zurück, wie z.Bsp. wie der Name schon sagt, in der Zirbelnuss , und auch christlichen und römischen Architektur, weil die Tannenzapfen als Sinnbild des Lebens gelten.

Even in the old egypt there was a symbol for it: The eye of : Horus

I did put a those symbols above a cross-section of the brain for you to see where it is located:

here another one (the terms are German but very similar to English)

In the same manner, the old Rishis did correlate the oldest part of our brain to the third eye.
(again in German but epiphyse and hypohyse should be clear)

The braincenter does act like a wheel which can associate informations.
This gives alzheimer’s another meaning because it means that the pituitary gland is calcified. That’s why they at times can have incredible boosts of memory, which suddenly sink down again.

Because nowadays there is a lot of focus on food, there are several tips out there, how to decalcify your pineal gland, by for example keep fluorides out of your drinking water and tooth paste. One can also get Spirulina, Chorella, kurkuma, cod-liver-oil. magnesium and iodine.

I myself did try all of those and am of the opinion that food-supplements are wasted money if one doesn’t believe in them. So I rather focus on keeping my metabolism healthy to get all nutrients out of my food; plus I rather stay away from unhealthy stuff (without getting tensed about it).

Another way to improve your metabolism is to utilise ancient Yoga-techniques.
One of them for example is to focus the eyes of the nose which does activate the 3rd eye.

The Swiss Rainer Gemmenthaler, another student of Dhirendra Brahmachari (the teacher of Yogi Bhajan), says on page 160 (of the German version) in his book “Kundalini-Yoga-Parampara” about this kriya (exercise), called: Nasikagra-Drishti, that – in combination with the Siddhasana seat – it would one give the vision of the 5 elements (water, earth, fire, air and ether).

That’s why Yogi Bhajan also said, that one could have the eyes closed or focussed on the nose.

The focus on the nose, however is difficult and unpleasant. Here is a blog of a Sodarshan-friend who describes his experiences with it.

Luke 11:34-35:
“The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light;
but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.”

There are, however, opponents, like Sri Yukteswar, the teacher of Yogananda, wo did say in his autobiography of a yogi:

“Fix one’s vision on the end of the nose.” This inaccurate interpretation of a Bhagavad Gita
stanza, widely accepted by Eastern pundits and Western translators, used to arouse Master’s droll criticism.
“The path of a yogi is singular enough as it is,” he remarked. “Why counsel him that he must also make himself cross-eyed? The true meaning of nasikagram is ‘origin of the nose, not ‘end of the nose.’ The nose begins at the point between the two eyebrows, the seat of spiritual vision.”

I would like to admit though that I myself always hated focussing on the nose and therefore most of the time omitted it, but after my first ever 2.5 hour session my eyes (even though I had them closed) did afterwards stare nearly parallel into the mirror. So something there did change.

Todays exercise

try to day to practice with the eyes focussed on the nose – to at least try it once.

as instructed byYogi Bjahan

a) Block off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril and hold the breath.
Mentally chant ‘Wahe Guru” 16 times, while pumping the navel point 3 times with each repetition (once on ”Waa”, once on ”hey”, and once on ”Guru”) for a total of 48 pumps.

breath in lefthold the breath & pump bellybreath out right
IdaShushumna (central channel)Pingala

b) Unblock the right nostril and use the right index or pinkie finger to block the left nostril.


TO END: Inhale and hold 5-10 seconds. Exhale.
Then stretch and shake the body for about 1 minute to circulate the energy.

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