The Magic Fountain

Pineal_gland_positionThe pineal gland is located where the brain meets the spinal column, the only part of the brain unprotected by the brain-blood barrier. Despite being no bigger than a grain of rice, it receives more blood flow than any other organ except the kidneys. It’s a distinctive grey-red and shaped like a tiny pine cone.

Almost every spiritual tradition has attached special significance to this gland, which exists in every animal. All other parts of the brain appear as matched pairs, but there’s only one pineal gland and it regulates your hormones and is crucial to your sexual development. It’s also where your body manufactures DMT, a huge surge of which is sent to the brain at the moment of death to aid your voyage to the spirit world, or maybe just so you can have a mystical last moment.

Scientists believe the pineal gland may have begun as a third eye in the back of the head because many of its cells resemble those found in the retina. But it also seems to have cells mirroring those in the inner ear. Descartes believed this gland was the seat of the soul. If you want to enhance your telepathy, you must fully open up this gland. In Kundalini Yoga psychic energy is raised through the spinal column until it reaches this gland, which is considered the seat of the sixth chakra. To become fully enlightened (illuminated), one must open all seven chakras, something that can be done through meditation, but can also happen as part of everyday life. When you are fully energized and in a super positive frame of mind, and you stone people with your presence, you are illuminated. The contact high may be a result of telepathic signals being sent and received through our pineal glands.

Pine-Cone-Symbolism-PignaAll this has been known for centuries, which is why you’ll find the pine cone used throughout history as a symbol for enlightenment and illumination of the mind. Often it is accompanied by a pair of animals, birds or snakes, sometimes coiled around a staff representing the spinal column. These matched pairs flank the pine cone, much as the dual parts of our body flank the pineal gland.

The biggest and most famous pine cone statue in the world resides at the Vatican (left) and is one of their oldest relics, as it was originally created for a fountain outside the Temple of Isis, the Egyptian Goddess of magic. Worship of Isis was spreading rapidly across the globe until the Romans took charge of Christianity and began shutting down the pagan religions. But the Romans also knew how to co-opt the magic of others and make it work for them. Since Isis was the most popular goddess of Rome’s common people, a lot of telepathic energy had been invested into her pine cone fountain. So rather than destroy the icon, the Romans worked it into their own iconography. If you want to see how the Vatican employed this statue in the Middle Ages, I recommend The Borgias on Netflix (not to be confused with the mediocre series of the same name on Showtime). During every major ceremony, the Pope sits directly across from this giant pine cone.

Staff-of-Osiris-EgyptianNow some people try to assert this indicates a hidden mystery cult from Egypt has been secretly running the Vatican? I find that assertion ridiculous. Power does not confine itself to one secret society for centuries. Instead, it shifts around to better conceal its evil intentions. Let me give a specific contemporary example: The Freemasons use the pine cone for their rituals and fifty years ago, that secret society probably reached it’s peak of influence in this country. J. Edgar Hoover held Masonic ceremonies inside his office building. This was a time when being a Freemason could be a ticket into a cushy government job. Today, that no longer holds true for Freemasons, but does hold true for Mormons, who are disproportionally distributed throughout the FBI and CIA.

But if you study the origins of the Mormons, you’ll find it all wrapped up around the realization that Freemasonry was designed as a British plot and the creation of the first third party in America, the Anti-Masonic party, was the result of a growing awakening of the immense power the masons had achieved. Mormonism appeared just as Freemasonry was being exposed. And strangely enough, the rituals in both these secret societies are incredibly similar.

I respect all non-violent religions, but I don’t subscribe to any of their dogmas. I study their ceremonies because I believe all religion is magic. My goal is to create hybrid ceremonies that take the best of all spiritual traditions and merge them in order to disarm the dark sorcerers manipulating religion to manifest wars for profit. I don’t really care what icons sit on the altar of the “illuminati” or whatever they call themselves today, or whether they are using pine cones, owls or anything else to focus their magic. All magic runs on the same rules and nobody holds a monopoly. Magic is part of our DNA and moves through us all the time, whether we realize it or not. So instead of being afraid of magic, try making it work for you instead of against you.

Charlatans of Natural Healing

D.GaryYoung2I got fascinated by essential plants oils in the late 1980s and have been using them ever since, mostly as additives for my daily ritual which involves immersing myself in a steamy hot bath every morning with at least one essential oil and some bath salts or baking soda. I love experimenting with different aromas and checking out the possible medicinal effects whenever I have a cold or muscle ache of any sort.

Essential oils contain tremendous healing power, so you’d think some sort of scientific consensus on maximizing their use would exist. Unfortunately, this field is peppered with quacks, and none bigger than Gary Young, who holds high school education but pretends to be a naturalist doctor thanks to a online diploma mill.

51BWJXC6AFL._AA160_Young has published some large and very expensive tomes on essential oils which are really just tools for capturing and indoctrinating victims into his snake oil pyramid scheme where the price of oil products will be five or six times more than necessary. He pretends to be retailing the world’s purest and finest essential oil, but I’d be shocked if his oils weren’t primarily cheap carriers with at least one synthetic fragrance added. Synthetic fragrances are employed by most companies today because they have a better throw and last a lot longer than the real thing, which tends to fade quickly. Young pushes a therapy he calls “Raindrop” in which he massages a subject’s feet with essential oil and then puts drops of oil along the subject’s spinal column. He claims this technique was developed from the teachings of famed Lakota shaman Black Elk, just a blatant attempt to jump on the bandwagon of a real mystic healer.

51N3111C4ML._SY300_At least David Stewart has some real college degrees, but I’m afraid he is no more trustworthy than huckster Gary Young. I have not read the book, which sells for over $30, but I did notice some very critical comments on Amazon calling the author out on numerous factual errors. Mostly though, the book is filled with pious remarks and loads of Biblical references. Stewart wants to tear down the entire medical profession and replace it with essential oil therapies. He also wrote a wildly misleading book about the use of oil in the Bible, yet doesn’t even seem to realize that cannabis oil was the main ingredient in the sacred anointing oil because he accepts the plant identifications from the King James translation. Funny how none of these clowns even mention the incredible benefits of cannabis oil. Doesn’t this seem strange, especially since some of these essential oil quacks have also been caught running fake cancer treatment pyramid schemes before the great oil rush came along.

images-1Finally, we arrive at Bruce Lipton, who is the most educated and likeable of the bunch, but I’m afraid not much more trustworthy. You see, this book pretends to offer solutions to our health problems, but really, it’s just an infomercial leading into another hype scheme. Dr. Lipton believes our minds affect our body chemistry, which is true, but he doesn’t really deliver anything more meaningful than that blanket statement. Yet all of these authors command huge sales and cult followings? Why are these hucksters so successful while the truly enlightened get no press at all? If plant oils are ever going to be truly understood and appreciated, it’s not going to happen through pyramid schemes employed by con men to reap outrageous profits.

And this is territory I entered when I decided to pursue my Shaman Shop concept to forge new ceremonial tools. I do believe in the healing powers of essential oils as well as the power of meditation as a crucial tool in healing. But I also know this field is dominated by charlatans, and I have to wonder, are some of these dudes seeding disinfo in order to discredit the emergence of legitimate natural oil-based medicines?