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  PINEAL GLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Anteriorly the gland is in continuity with the habenular trigone and the striae medullaris thalami.
The posterior portion of the corpus callosum, the splenium overlies the pineal.
Major vascular structures lying in proximity to the pineal or passing by it are the medial posterior choroidal arteries (the major feeders to the gland) and numerous perforators.
www.e-neurosurgery.ws /pinealgland.html   (2089 words)

 The Third Eye and the Pineal Gland
The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave behind and above the pituitary gland which lies a little behind the root of the nose.
In lower vertebrates, the pineal gland has an eye like structure and it functions as a light receptor and is considered by some to be the evolutionary forerunner of the modern eye.
In the pineal gland, in the eye of the mind, were discovered a hormone and a neurohumor which were functionally associated with both kinds of passion.
www.strayreality.com /Lanis_Strayreality/thirdtyepinealgland.htm   (6028 words)

 Third Eye - Pineal Gland - Crystalinks
While the physiological function of the pineal gland has been unknown until recent times, mystical traditions and esoteric schools have long known this area in the middle of the brain to be the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds.
The gland is large in children and begins to shrink with the onset of puberty.
Beginning with the withdrawal of the senses and the physical consciousness, the consciousness is centered in the region of the pineal gland.
www.crystalinks.com /thirdeyepineal.html   (1660 words)

 THE PINEAL GLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The pineal gland is a reddish-gray body about the size of a pea (8 mm in humans) located just rostro-dorsal to the superior colliculus and behind and beneath the stria medullaris, between the laterally positioned thalamic bodies.
The pineal gland is a midline structure, and is often seen in plain skull X-rays, as it is often calcified.
The pineal gland was originally believed to be a "vestigial remnant" of a larger organ (much as the appendix is now thought to be a vestigial digestive organ).
www.djpineal.org /pineal-gland.htm   (1506 words)

 Descartes and the Pineal Gland (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
The pineal gland is attached to the outside of the substance of the brain near the entrance of the canal (“aqueduct of Sylvius”) from the third to the fourth ventricle of the brain (Figure 1).
The pineal gland may be moved in three ways: (1) by “the force of the soul,” provided that there is a soul in the machine; (2) by the spirits randomly swirling about in the ventricles; and (3) as a result of stimulation of the sense organs.
The pineal neurophysiology of the passions or emotions is similar to what is occuring in perception: “the ultimate and most proximate cause of the passions of the soul is simply the agitation by which the spirits move the little gland in the middle of the brain” (AT XI:371, CSM I:349).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/pineal-gland   (6522 words)

 Fluoride & the Pineal Gland: Study Published in Caries Research
When Luke found out that the pineal gland - a little gland in the center of the brain, responsible for a very large range of regulating activities (it produces serotonin and melatonin) -was also a calcifying tissue, like the teeth and the bones, she hypothesized it would concentrate fluoride to very high levels.
The aims were to determine (a) F-concentrations of the pineal gland (wet), corresponding muscle (wet) and bone (ash); (b) calcium-concentration of the pineal.
Pineal, muscle and bone were dissected from 11 aged cadavers and assayed for F using the HMDS-facilitated diffusion, F-ion-specific electrode method.
www.fluoridealert.org /ifin-269.htm   (887 words)

 eMedicine - Pineal Tumors : Article by Jeffrey N Bruce, MD
The principle cell of the pineal gland is the pineal parenchymal cell or pinocyte.
The pineal gland is richly innervated with sympathetic noradrenergic input from a pathway that originates in the retina and courses through the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus and the superior cervical ganglion.
The pineal gland is a neuroendocrine transducer that synchronizes hormonal release with phases of the light-dark cycle by means of its sympathetic input.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic2911.htm   (9433 words)

 The Pineal Gland
The pineal is a small, cone-shaped gland attached to the posterior ceiling of the third ventricle of the brain, suspended in cerebrospinal fluid.
The references to “the gland with its thread known as the pineal” and “the pineal—which runs all the way through the system and is the governing body to the coordinating of the mental and physical” indicate the anatomical expansiveness of this system.
That gland [pineal?] a nucleus extending in the shape or form of a moving atom, gathers from its surroundings physical nourishment; and from the mind of the body it takes its PHYSICAL characteristics, or the moulding as it were of its features as related to the external expression of same.
www.edgarcayce.org /th/tharchiv/research/pineal.html   (13639 words)

 Fluoride & the Pineal Gland
Jennifer Luke from the University of Surrey in England - that the pineal gland is the primary target of fluoride accumulation within the body.
After finding that the pineal gland is a major target for fluoride accumulation in humans, Dr. Luke conducted animal experiments to determine if the accumulated fluoride could impact the functioning of the gland - particulalry the gland's regulation of melatonin.
Fluoride is associated with depressed pineal melatonin synthesis by prepubertal gerbils and an accelerated onset of sexual maturation in the female gerbil.
www.fluoridealert.org /health/pineal   (2227 words)

 Pineal gland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the tuatara the pineal body comes through a hole in the skull to the surface and has the form of a crude eye.
Calcification of the pineal gland is typical in adults.
intermediate/middle/tuberal/pituitary hypothalamus: infundibulum, median eminence, arcuate nucleus, ventromedial nucleus, dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus, tuber cinereum, pituitary gland (anterior pituitary, posterior pituitary)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pineal_gland   (1150 words)

 Overview: The Pineal Gland / Center of the Physical Brain
Even though pineal glands have until recently been considered functionless phylogenetic relics, vestigiality has been imposed on the gland for no valid scientific reason as many advances in the past few decades have demonstrated its multi-faceted functions in humans and mammalians.
The pineal appears to be involved in synchronization of bodily functions(s) with the environment as a “regulator of regulators” and more recent research has demonstrated that the gland performs a pivotal, and perhaps critical role, in the identification of specific patterns of malignancies to include breast cancer and lymphomas.
Strikingly, it has been changes in pineal activity that have been useful indicators in the identification of these other diseases and we see that changes in pineal activity and expression are indicators in compulsive behavior that leads to substance abuse and affective disorders.
www.mindmachines.com /AVsJournal/article-ThePinealGland.htm   (1461 words)

 The Pineal Gland
A corollary notion was that calcification of the pineal caused psychiatric disease, a concept that provided support for those who considered psychotic behavior to be rampant; modern examination techniques have revealed that all pineal glands become more or less calcified.
The pineal gland's production of melatonin varies both with the time of day and with age; production of melatonin is dramatically increased during the nighttime hours and falls off during the day, and melatonin levels are much higher in children under age seven than in adolescents and are lower still in adults.
Pineal tumors may cause headache, vomiting, and seizures due to the increase in pressure within the head that results from the enlarging tumor mass.
www.becomehealthynow.com /article/bodyendocrine/737   (1311 words)

 The Pineal Gland, LSD, and Serotonin
Because of the resemblance Holmgren suggested that the pineal was not a gland at all, but that it functioned as a 'third eye' in frogs and dogfish sharks.
The pineal gland of the lamprey is usually studied when the lamprey is in the larval stage.
The methoxyindoles are synthesized by the pineal in the absence of light and presumably exert inhibitory effects on the gonads.
taolodge.com /pineal.html   (5067 words)

 Pineal Gland Evolved To Improve Vision, According To Theory By NICHD Scientist
The pineal gland—which regulates the cycles of sleep and waking—appears to have evolved as an indirect way to improve vision, by keeping toxic compounds away from the eye, according to a new theory by a researcher at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health.
As the need for greater quantities of melatonin grew, the pineal gland developed as a structure separate from the eyes, to keep the toxic substances needed to make melatonin away from sensitive eye tissue.
In support of his theory, Dr. Klein noted that the photoreceptor cells of the retina strongly resemble the cells of the pineal gland and that the pineal cells of sub-mammals (such as fish, frogs and birds) detect light.
www.nichd.nih.gov /news/releases/pinealgland.cfm   (1149 words)

 Myswizard » Third Eye (Pineal Gland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
To activate the ‘third eye’; and perceive higher dimensions, the pineal gland and the pituitary body must vibrate in unison, which is achieved through meditation and/or relaxation.
Kundalini starts its ascent towards the head center after responding to the vibrations from the ‘light in the head.’ The light is located at the top of the sutratma, or ’soul thread’, which passes down from the highest plane of our being into the physical vehicle.
IT had been known since 1917 that if crushed pineal glands were introduced into water in which tadpoles were swimming, the skin color of the tadpoles would turn light.
www.myswizard.com /2006/01/23/third-eye-pineal-gland   (6143 words)

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