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How to Decalcify and Take Care of the Pineal Gland

Decalcifying your pineal gland

The pineal gland (which some people pronounce as ‘PINneal’, others as ’puhNEEL’) is a tiny gland shaped like a pine cone in the center of the head, behind the lower part of your brow. At the top of the brainstem, the pineal gland is part of the most ancient part of our brain, which we share with almost all vertebrates. It produces melatonin and is also believed to produce the chemical DMT during deep meditation, mystic states, near-death experiences, and perhaps also in response to direct sunlight.

Also known as the third eye chakra, a fully-functional pineal gland is widely associated with creativity, intuition, inner sight, visions, and direct spiritual experiences. As with any chakra, if the third eye is blocked, subtle energy can’t travel past it to create a balanced, unified flow up the central channel (the ‘sushumna’, when each chakra is open) to the crown chakra and above.

Unfortunately, fluoride and other chemicals we ingest often lead to the pineal gland being calcified. Studies show that the pineal gland can get calcified in 40% of adults by age 17, with 60% or more of adults eventually having calcified pineal glands. The good news is that there is a simple exercise you can do to remove the calcium deposits. This exercise can also be done occasionally thereafter if you feel your pineal gland is not fully active (such as if you don’t feel connected with your creativity, insight, and higher self).

While each of us has a pineal gland and deserves to have it fully functional, please note that decalcification is not a step that is to be taken lightly. It can open you up to a whole new set of sensory input that you weren’t receiving before (intuitive thoughts, creative ideas, getting ‘vibes’ from people, etc.), so it’s essential to be skilled at grounding yourself, and reducing sensory input when needed.

Caveat: this is the technique that has worked for me, and is similar to techniques that others have used (I modified instructions that I found in a number of places online), but it is no guarantee it will work for you. If you have any issues, please consult a qualified expert.

  • Get into a calm, meditative state

  • Set your intention (such as to decalcify or reconnect with your pineal gland, with the help of your spiritual ‘team’, or whatever your intention is)

  • Say a voiced ‘th’ sound, like the start of the word ‘though’, but drawn out for as long as you can.

  • Raise your voice to around 936hz, which is fairly high, around the frequency of many Tibetan singing bowls for example.

  • Your pineal gland has its own resonant frequency, so try different pitches until it feels right.

  • Focus on feeling the vibrations in your ‘felt sense’ in the center of your head.

  • You may get a headache (that’s why you do it in the evening)

  • You may hear a slight ‘tink’ sound when the calcium falls off.

  • Do the meditation for five minutes, three nights in a row.

Presence #13, by Ryan Bush

Pineal gland massage

After you have decalcified your pineal gland, there is a variation of this exercise that you can do to gently massage your pineal gland, to maintain a healthy and happy pineal gland, and perhaps trigger a release of the ‘spirit molecule’ DMT. It seems to be most effective if you’re lying down, and you may feel a trickle of liquid down your throat, which feels like ambrosia. The pineal gland can only generate so much DMT, so treat it as a precious resource to be used occasionally (perhaps once per week max), rather than every day.

The more sunshine you’re exposed to, the more melatonin and DMT you can produce. Large amounts of stress can make the pineal gland close up again, and by paying attention to any feelings of discomfirt in the center of your head, with practice you can feel when your pineal gland is open or closed. (If you’re not sure if your pineal gland is functional or not, it may be a good idea to do the decalcification steps a few times a year.)

After decalcifying your pineal gland, please wait at least a week before doing this exercise.

  • Lie down if possible, or else sit in a meditative position.

  • Get into a calm, meditative state.

  • Set your intention (such as to send love and gratitude to your pineal gland).

  • Say ‘mmmm’, drawn out for as long as you can.

  • Raise your voice to around 936hz, which is fairly high, around the frequency of many Tibetan singing bowls for example.

  • Your pineal gland has its own resonant frequency, so try different pitches until it feels right.

  • Focus on feeling the vibrations in the center of your head. It may help to open your jaw a bit as you say the ‘mmm’ sound, to open the channel to your ears.

  • You may want to start loud at first, but once you feel your pineal gland vibrating, reduce the volume (when open, the pineal gland is very sensitive to sound, and can quickly get over-stimulated).

  • Then feel the vibrations spread throughout your entire body, like you’re a tuning fork.

  • Continue for five minutes, or until you feel it’s too much.

  • As with any meditation, know when to transition from the strict technique of form, and just follow your intuition and be in formlessness, as that is the state where you are most receptive to what the pineal gland can receive.

If an have any thoughts or questions, please let us know!ant to pay attention to the sensations that may arise in the center of the head. For example, since a functional pineal gland can pick up energy from other people, it can take a while to get used to being around a lot of people, such as in a crowded public place, because the amount of sensations can be overwhelming at first. Or, if there is a lot of stress, or we're ignoring the quiet voice of our intuition/conscience, we may feel an uncomfortable sensation in the center of our head, at the pineal gland. Once we really pay attention to that quiet voice of wisdom, the pineal gland is likely to be calmer.

If anyone has any thoughts or questions, please let us know!

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Ryan J. Bush, Ph.D. is a fine-art photographer, author of The Music of Trees and co-author of A Singing Wire, and Reiki master/teacher based in Los Gatos, California. He has been photographing seriously since 1996, using techniques such as abstraction, multiple exposure, 3-D photography, and video art to explore themes of consciousness, oneness, our connection with nature, and the sacred hidden in the mundane.


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