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April 11, 2021 5 min read

From naturally energising the body to improving cognitive health, the benefits of Shilajit stretch far and wide. But did you know that this potent tar-like resin, sourced from the mountains of Siberia, hones the power of spiritual awakening? Read on to discover the spiritual benefits of Shilajit, its role in Pineal Gland activation and how to open the Third Eye.

What is the Pineal Gland?

The Pineal Gland is a tiny pea-sized gland located deep in the centre of the brain. It gets its name from its pine cone-like shape, with the Latin for pinecone being ‘Pinea.’ While Pineal Gland function isn’t fully understood, researchers know that it produces and regulates the hormone melatonin.

Regulating sleep patterns

Melatonin production determines our sleep-wake cycles and is largely influenced by the detection of light and dark. The retina in the eye sends signals to the brain, which passes them onto the pineal gland. The more light detected, the less melatonin produced. Melatonin levels are increased at night to help us fall asleep. If we didn’t have clocks and calendars, our bodies would rely on this process alone to distinguish time.

Other Pineal Gland functions

But the Pineal Gland does more than just regulate our sleep patterns - it affects our stress levels and ability to cope with change too. Additionally, it inhibits the release of hormones from the Pituitary Gland, which affect male and female reproductive organs and, therefore, helps regulate sexual development.


Pineal Gland as the Third Eye

Beyond its physical abilities, a healthy functioning Pineal Gland is deemed necessary for achieving psychological development and spiritual awakening. Dubbed the ‘Third Eye’ due to its location in the brain and connection to light, the Pineal Gland is said to serve as a connection between the physical and spiritual world.

Pineal Gland activation offers a sense of euphoria and all-knowing, with some also believing a person can freely travel to other dimensions and even control the thoughts and actions of others.

Third Eye Awakening

The Pineal Gland has a host of spiritual implications. Spiritual seekers believe it is the ‘Third Eye’ - a doorway to all things psychic. And this is not a new thing - beliefs surrounding the spiritual powers of the Pineal Gland date back to Ancient Times.

Many Hindu deities are depicted with a third eye on their foreheads; representing an awakening and the ability to reach a high realm of consciousness. The Eye of Ra and the Eye of Horus from Ancient Egyptian iconography closely resemble the Third Eye too. Pinecone imagery (the shape of the Pineal Gland) is also commonly found in Ancient Greek mythology, suggesting that our ancient ancestors too were aware of Pineal Gland activation and its mystical connections.

For centuries, the Third Eye (or Sixth Chakra as it is also known) has been seen as the first step to building psychic skills including increased vision, intuition, perception, psychic abilities like clairvoyance, illumination, greater insight and inspiration.

Pineal calcification

Now we know what you’re thinking...why isn’t everyone harnessing the power of the Pineal Gland and Third Eye? Many believe that we have been purposely disconnected from accessing this spiritual source of power, through the calcification of the Pineal Gland. Many of the calcium-containing foods we eat daily and fluoride in the water we drink are thought by some to contribute to the calcification of the Pineal Gland. And consequently, the Third Eye and door beyond the physical world remains firmly shut.

Pineal Gland Detox

Researchers have identified that calcification spots can occur on the Pineal Gland and may harm its ability to produce melatonin - hence why some people may struggle with their sleep patterns. A calcified pineal gland may also have detrimental effects on our cognitive abilities, judgement and perception. By limiting perception, our minds remain closed and our opportunities for internal growth are severely reduced.

So what can be done to decalcify your Pineal Gland? Lifestyle changes, such as limiting fluoride, choosing organic foods and practising yoga are all believed to help with decalcification and Pineal Gland activation. Whole food nutrition and ancient minerals like Shilajit have also been associated with increased natural energy flow in the body and spiritual awakening.


Shilajit and Pineal Gland Activation

Shilajit contains over 85 plant-derived trace minerals, including Humic Acid and Fulvic acid, both natural detoxifiers of heavy metals and environmental toxins. Taking Shilajit every day is, therefore, considered an effective way of decalcifying the Pineal Gland. In addition to detoxifying the body, Shilajit also delivers antioxidants and minerals directly to the cells, acting as a natural energy source.

Shilajit has long been used as a powerful tool in Ayurvedic medicine for boosting the immune system and supporting healthy ageing but also, bringing about spiritual enlightenment. Under Ayurveda principles, Shilajit is believed to cleanse Chakra points (energy centres) as well as increasing sexual and spiritual powers.

How do I open my Third Eye

Incorporating Shilajit into your diet is an effective way to detox and remineralise the body, while also unblocking chakra points and increasing spiritual power. We recommend Mountainlife Shilajit resin - 100% wild harvested Shilajit from the Altai mountains of Siberia. Stir 1tsp into hot water to create a traditional tea and enjoy at breakfast time. You’ll soon feel the benefits of Shilajit as it begins to energise your body.

We have to admit that natural Shilajit resin has an acquired taste, so while you’re getting used to it, you may want to try mixing it with a sweetener like honey or almond milk. Blending it with Chaga Mushroom powder (also known for its spiritual benefits) will give it more of a coffee-like flavour and increase the overall benefits to your mind and body.

Mountainlife also offers 100% wild harvested Shilajit as a powder or capsules for extra convenience.

In addition to taking Shilajit, the following may also help to open your Third Eye and increase spiritual powers:

  • Third eye meditation practice with purple crystals like amethyst
  • Dream journaling
  • Holotropic breathwork
  • Kundalini yoga 
  • Regular yoga practice (child’s pose is known as an effective Third Eye yoga pose)
  • Incorporating energy-boosting and balancing purple foods in your diet (blackberries, grapes, aubergine, purple kale) as well as detoxifying foods like Phytoplankton, Goji Berries and Cider Vinegar
  • Using Lavender, Sandalwood and other essential oils to stimulate the Pineal Gland
  • Tapping (gentle waves of vibration on the forehead is believed to activate the Pineal Gland where the Third Eye is)
We hope you’ve enjoyed our short introduction to Pineal Gland activation and the role of ancient minerals like Shilajit. We encourage you to do further research on Third Eye opening (there’s a lot of great info out there) and try Shilajit for yourself. To find out more about its incredible benefits read our post 10 Health Benefits of Shilajit resin.
Thomas Sharp
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