If you are looking for answers about the Third Eye, you are in the right place. We can help. Find out if you are ready to open this door.
Many ancient cultures understood this part of the brain as the gateway to enhanced perception. It’s a small gland the size of a pea, mid-brain, in line with the forehead. In Indian tradition, it’s the sixth of seven chakras. Egyptian tradition refers to this portal as The Eye of Horus and The All-Seeing Eye (1).
The 3rd Eye refers to the pineal gland, the center of mystical awareness. This portal is dormant or inactive for most people. It’s all part of our design. We need time to adjust to this reality and become grounded and ready before we open this next level of awareness.
If we are not ready, activating this portal can be problematic. Joseph Campbell tells us the mystic and shaman swim with delight in the same water of consciousness that the psychotic drowns. You don’t want to jump into the deep end of the pool until you learn how to swim.
Many ancient cultures that use techniques to open the 3rd Eye have checks and balances to ensure the candidate is prepared and ready before opening this arena of perception. Pre-learning assessments can be valuable tools to ensure readiness to learn any spiritual technology but are essential with the 3rd Eye.
Opening and Closing the Third Eye
Opening and closing this portal of perception generates a lot of questions. If you search the internet, you will find conflicting information about this subject. It’s a good idea to conduct your research. Weigh the answers you get with the credibility of the source.
Our organization has over 30 years of experience in research techniques. We have over 30,000 contacts around the world. So, the information here reflects a lot of research.
You are here because you want answers about the third eye chakra. Some are born with this center activated. We know these as “gifted individuals” and natural “shamans.” They talk about other worlds that many people can’t see.
The dominant culture views these gifted individuals as a threat. It brands them as heretics, witches, or sorcerers and persecutes them with the culture’s approval. The Church actively sought them out under the Inquisition. In later times, the culture used sanatoriums and insane asylums.
Answers About The Third Eye
If you want another perspective on what to expect if you open this portal of perception, try reading Carlos Castaneda’s works (2). They sell his books as a fictional account of his Toltec traditional training. However, if you open this sensory receptor, you can expect perceptual changes similar to those in the works of Mr. Castaneda. You don’t need to use psychotropic additives,” he outlines. These are exercises that use breath and intention. When you are ready, follow this link.
Rene Descartes (3) called the pineal gland “the seat of the soul.” It’s the place where the soul intersects with the physical body. This portal changes everything about inner and outer perception. It cleanses the filter of awareness. Our perception of reality happens within the mind. Our physical senses are only a tiny part of what makes up our picture of reality. Opening this portal is life-changing.
What happens if I open this portal?
Opening this portal has both intended and unintended consequences. It involves the expansion of awareness and perception, both inward and outward. This portal also unlocks the full potential of your spiritual gifts. So, prepare before you attempt to open this door.
Enhances Perception Inwardly and Outwardly
Opening the third eye chakra will affect perception and awareness, both inward and outward. The inward aspect will affect memories and emotions. It also affects any spiritual gifts you may have. Outwardly, it affects perception through the senses.
It affects everyone differently. We advise that you investigate your spiritual gifts before opening this portal. If you are taking mood suppressants, consult your prescribing physician first. Opening this portal is likely to push past your medication’s emotional boundaries. It opens your heart, expanding your emotional sensitivity, empathy, and social awareness.
If you have strong religious beliefs, this process will probably conflict with your ideas about spiritual reality. Western mythology does not stand up to the revelations within this portal. Before you do any activation exercises, use the process we call comparative Analysis. Comparative Analysis is a scientifically based method of comparative religious study. This process can help you identify any beliefs that may conflict with a change in your worldview.
Unintended Side Effects
There are several unintentional side effects. So, be sure you are ready, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Opening this portal enhances all spiritual gifts. If you have spiritual gifts that you don’t know about, this will open those doors of perception. If you are Clairvoyant or Empath, it is best to find out beforehand. Opening this sensory portal can cause what some refer to as hallucinations.
If you have a natural inclination to engage in astral projection, this will enhance your control over this state. It will increase your intuitive awareness and what some call their sixth sense. Ensure you are ready for these enhancements before you attempt any activation exercises.
The danger lies in not being ready. Think of it just like skydiving. You would not jump out of the airplane and then try to put on your parachute as you are falling. Be safe. Learn about yourself first. Learn about the default settings of your personality and instincts. Ensure you are grounded and know about the spiritual gifts in your DNA.
Opening The Third Eye Chakra
Opening this portal is not for beginners. It’s not something for those just b on their spiritual quest. Follow this link for a list of all recommended spiritual practices to help you prepare. Here are our minimum requirements for activating this portal:
It’s best to have a solid grounding experience with the 4th state of pure consciousness. It is beneficial to have at least six months’ first-hand experience with several types of seated and moving meditation. See our own Blended Learning Process, which includes the practice of Japa, Transcendental Meditation Technique. You should practice this type of meditation for at least six months before attempting the 3rd eye activation process.
If you are beginning your inner journey, learn the basic mindfulness meditation techniques. Similarly, tree grounding exercise is another excellent technique to help you feel grounded and normalize this energy.
Practicing the Shamanic Journey weekly for a year is also helpful but is not a substitute for grounding in pure consciousness. Lucid dreaming techniques help expand awareness and bring any spiritual gifts to light. Enhancing your observational skills is also an excellent way to uncover your spiritual gifts. You don’t want to discover your spiritual gifts by accident.
Personality and Instinctual Awareness
Knowing your personality and instinctual stack will help you understand how opening your perception will affect you. The Enneagram Personality profile uses a questionnaire to outline your default settings. You need to know how opening this portal will affect your personality and instinctual mechanisms. Any techniques to raise your vibration will also help you prepare for this expansion of perception.
You should be in good mental and physical health. Postpone activation if you are dealing with serious personal, physical, or mental issues. Wait until you are ready to learn.
How do I open The Third Eye Chakra?
Follow the two-part activation exercise link if you believe you are ready to open the portal. Make sure you are ready. You must have a well-established meditation practice where you reach the transcendent state. It’s also essential to be in good general health. See above, “How should I prepare to open this portal.”
Don’t take the preparation aspect lightly. Attempting to open this perception level when you are not ready can lead to several negative consequences.
Benefits of Opening this Portal of Perception
Opening The Third Eye makes connecting with the transcendent through meditation techniques like Japa or TM much easier. It will enhance your experience of seated and moving mindfulness meditation. Activation will enhance your experience of the Shamanic Journey, and even your daydreams will take on a higher degree of clarity. And, it will enhance your ability to remember dreams and engage in lucid dreaming practices.
This portal will also open your Heart Chakra, which is a doorway to the “virtues of the spirit.” Shamans talk about seeing reality from the Heart, and now you’ll understand what this means. Your social conscience will become more important. So, you may find yourself more involved in positive social and environmental concerns because you won’t be able to ignore injustice, inequity, discrimination, and environmental abuse.
You’ll also be able to see through the veil of group hypnosis and groupthink manipulation tactics used by organized religion. Here are some other things you might expect:
- Enhanced ability for lucid dreaming
- A marked increase in intuition
- Increased creativity
- If you have psychic or similar abilities, these will become stronger
- Spiritual gifts will be more accessible
- Clairvoyance (psychic vision) may open
- Clairaudience (psychic hearing) potentially opens
- Clairsentience (psychic feeling/touching) has the potential to open
- Your body may go through discomfort for several days to adapt
Methods to Open the 3rd Eye?
We don’t recommend using Reiki, Crystals, or any religious ceremony. These latter are indirect methods with their list of unwanted side effects. Use a direct approach with fewer known side effects if you are ready.
Closing The Third Eye?
Unfortunately, closing this portal presents some difficulties. Here’s the issue. You can’t unsee something once you’ve seen it. You cannot ignore it and hope that it will go away. So, if you’ve opened this portal, you will need to cope with the fact that your heart will be more open and vulnerable. You will have more empathy.
The same issue applies to the perception of reality. Once the mind is used to having a higher level of awareness, it will seek ways to reconnect. This internal turmoil can cause stress and affect your ability to think clearly.
Make sure you understand the implications of opening and closing the Third Eye.
More than likely attempts to close this portal are like putting a blindfold on. All you end up doing is damaging your control. In that case, you lose control of the gateway and can open, close or distort perception. It’s like the blindfold slips off or becomes translucent.
This portal can become damaged either by trauma or re-calcification. Over time you can get used to the unexpected shifts in emotions and perceptions, but it’s not recommended. You should leave it open if activated. At least then you have one stable portal of perception.
This is one of answers about the third eye that people may not want to hear. The passage of time may slowly deteriorate this level of awareness and bring some stability, but some changes are permanent. Usually, it’s those changes that prompted you to close it.
What the Third-Eye is not
It is not the evil Eye. The evil Eye is the superstition surrounding those who can supposedly curse with a glance.
It is not the sixth sense, but opening the Third Eye will enhance this ability if you have it. Many animals exhibit this ability. They sense when someone is watching or stalking them, even when they cannot detect them with their physical senses.
It is not evil, even though some religions teach it is. It’s because it provides answers that organized religion cannot. It opens up a whole different realm of perception that can change the way you think and value reality. This portal of perception is a threat mainly to the Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. So, it is not a religion.
Side Effects of Opening the 3rd Eye
You may experience a powerful headache similar to migraines when you open this portal. It may last several hours, so do the activation when you have adequate time. The severity of the side effects will depend on the health state of your pineal gland. The more atrophied or calcified it is, the longer it will take for you to normalize the changes.
After activating, it’s common to wake up with pressure or a tingling sensation in your forehead. The feeling may be very intense. You may experience pulsing or throbbing in the forehead throughout the day, and you may “hear” popping or crackling sounds within your head.
Some time afterward, you will probably also begin to experience energy flowing or blowing through the Third-Eye Chakra, similar to those who practice Kundalini Yoda. You should begin to feel the energy flowing up through the spine or energy moving from the front to the back.
Now you get to learn a fresh way of looking at the world. You will see beautiful things that you’ve missed in the past and will see ugly things, injustice, and inequity as well. So this may change the course of your life. This awareness will have a profound and lasting impact on your life. It will affect everyone in your circle of influence.
We hope these answers about the third eye chakra will help you make informed decisions about this subject. If you have other questions, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to answer or provide resources.
(1) The Eye of Horus and the All-Seeing Eye: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Horus, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Providence
(2) Carlos Castaneda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castaneda
(3) René Descartes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes