I’m going to discuss this idea from the perspective of experience rather than hypothesis or following a common belief, so it may go outside of conventional thought and what many have been taught to believe. Many people have never experienced what I’m going to talk about because it typically only occurs after years of consistent meditation and a well-developed ability to concentrate for extended periods of time, which has the power to “grow ideas” through a process of penetration that stimulates an energetic unfolding as a form of evolutionary process. While many focus on the idea and belief that when our pineal gland “calcifies”, our subtle body can’t function through it or operate it to produce biological affects, what I have come to realize intuitively is that it correlates with how the mind becomes crystallized and cast into a fixed-model where all our thoughts and creations become repetitious and habitual, and as a result we stop growing in the most basic sense.
The subtle organ of the third-eye is directly associated with the our “higher mind” (soul), which exists as a “mental state” that vibrates at the frequency of our mental model, referred to in esoteric texts as our soul’s “signature frequency”, represented by the Egyptian Ankh as the “vibratory key” to higher dimensions. The frequency of our individual consciousness determines what we naturally tune into within the greater field of the cosmic mind, and act as a receiver and transducer for archetypal ideas that correlate with our mental model. Though I’m going to convey my experience through my personal model, where the frequency and ideas that proliferate from it are relative to my own knowledge base and level of development, it’s not the ideas themselves you want to focus on, it’s the “process” being illustrated as an operation that conceives cosmic ideas in their “archetypal form” (frequencies), which, once “drawn into” our mental sphere appear as piezoelectricity that acts to stimulate and birth a whole series of correlated ideas that spontaneously evolve out of it as correspondences.
Piezoelectricity makes up what is also referred to as “brain flares”, which form in what appears as a flame-like, electromagnetic pulsation of prismatic colors that shimmer with a dynamic luster, dimming and intensifying, moving in a spiraling, pulsating motion as a graceful flow of dynamic energy. Every impulse or vibration (of air) causes a collision of material particles which produce a flash of light in a particular color. In the hidden realm of invisible forces, an audible sound exists as a subjective color, and a perceptible color exists simultaneously as an inaudible sound, both of which proceed from the same potential substance called the aether, which can be thought of as the plastic substance of astral light. Internal sounds that are not audible to our physical ears are conceived by our “inner organ of sight” through the medium of the mind, in the form of colored chromatic impressions called piezoluminescence, which appears as a phosphorescent glow of electrified air that’s similar to the phenomena known as the aurora borealis. An idea initially comes into the mind as an invisible impulse that then begins clothing itself in a garment of light that makes it perceivable to our physical senses.
Each person will act to conceive and birth ideas significant to them based on their own individual model and level of development which will be ideal for them in promoting a greater level of understanding. In the cosmic sense there’s no such thing as a fixed idea or form that appears the same way to everyone because it’s our mind as our mental paradigm that shapes everything into a unique form by adapting it to our model, and through a process of “combining”, forms it into a unique variation. An archetype represents as a fundamental idea as a kind of universal concept that acts as a prototype out of which endless variations can be formed while holding true to the same general idea.
Every thought comes as a personal creation spawned by our own mental model and stage in our evolutionary development, where knowledge itself grows within our mind as a new awareness of deeper truths. Our brain (and body) is a “passive receptor” for cosmic intelligence that comes as electrical impulses that propagate naturally throughout the cosmic mind of the aether, which can be understood as the invisible space around us within which we live and have our being. Cosmic impulses are conceived by the subtle organ of the third-eye where, like all electrical impulses that spark in the brain, activate and set in motion a whole chronological process as a chain of associated thoughts. While many take the approach of separating into individual parts what exists and functions as a whole system, our pineal and pituitary body are the only point in our physical body where the mind is translated into biological processes that function as a circuit or current of free-flowing conscious energy that operates our body through our nervous system.
This process has nothing to do with the popular concept of “drawing up” the kundalini energy from the base of the spine, but rather is performed by removing all awareness from the body, while focusing instead on tuning into the cosmic energy in the atmosphere around you, which comes into the body through the top of the head and sets a whole operation in motion within the sphere of the mind itself. All of what we call universal knowledge exists as archetypal memory that’s impressed in the Akasha (Astral Light of vital energy) of the cosmic mind, which we “tune into” by making an inquiry or wondering about something, asking for more information around an idea, setting an intention as a desire to know, praying, and becoming “one in mind” with our Higher Self, which can be understood as our Reasoning mind of higher consciousness.
Our mental model is comprised of all our experiences molded into a single idea (archetype) that vibrates at a frequency that’s unique to us as our signature frequency, much like our fingerprints are used to identify us as an individual. Our signature frequency not only acts as the tuning device we use for tuning into and conceiving ideas that are correlated to our model, but also acts as a transducer that processes and interprets what’s conceived. This comes as a translation formed by how new ideas are adapted to our model and modified into a congruent expression where they can become a natural part of our outer world, which is formed through our ability to perceive it. Everybody translates the same idea in a way that’s unique to them and can be utilized to facilitate their growth through a fundamental “understanding” of universal principles, which only comes as a direct experience that forms the mental concept necessary to apply it at the practical level. We can only utilize what we can first conceptualize as a mental model.
I’m not going to hypothesize about the idea of calcification of our pineal as hindering our ability to conceive higher knowledge, because I don’t know this to be fact, and have come to view it in a different way based on direct experience that neither proves nor disproves it, but rather sidesteps it altogether. There are many ancient spiritual texts that describe the process of pineal calcification taking place around the age of six or seven, when our pineal begins forming a “gold colored sand” as calculi directly associated with the conscious mind of our true higher soul. At around the same age the soft spot of the cranium where the different sections of the skull come together, located directly above the pineal gland also closes and the bones become permanently fused, encasing the higher mind in the tomb of the body. This marks the point in our development when we begin thinking as a means of figuring things out for ourselves and begin making calculated decisions based on our ability to reason, where we start becoming “responsible” for our own mental creations. As our higher mind of thought becomes situated within the third-eye of our pineal, we acquire the ability to turn our thoughts into imaginary realities that allow us to play them out as possibilities providing us with a form of mental rehearsal necessary for making decisions and turning selected ones into actual experiences.
With all that being said, I do however have to say that I also live a very healthy lifestyle and consume natural, whole foods while avoiding fluoridated water as much as possible. What I’ve come to realize about this process is it comes primarily through regular meditation that enhances your ability to subdue and pacify habitual random thoughts to create an “open space” (I call it an arena or stage) for living ideas to enter in their seed-form and begin expressing fluently without outside interference. You have to maintain a single-minded focus for long periods of time, while also developing yourself morally to as pure a state as possible. You can train your mind by regularly engaging in deep states of concentration born out of devoted study of higher, spiritual knowledge and ideals, where you visualize the concepts being presented metaphorically. As we contemplate ideas while in a meditative state, where we clear our mind to form an open space and then focus on an idea that has been formed into an “ideal”, we infuse it with mental energy that brings it alive with sensation, causing it to begin vibrating in harmony with us, and it begins systematically unfolding and growing within us as a part of us.
The information conceived comes in what I call “seed form” that’s symbolic in nature and proliferates by “unfolding and enfolding” through subconscious processes. In my experiences, the form that takes shape out of a pulsating light is nearly always “faces” of some kind, centered around the “eyes”, formed using a variety of elements associated with the mineral, plant, animal, and human kingdoms. For anyone who has studied occult sciences, particularly in regard to what’s called the highest aspect of the mind, called the supernal, superconscious, or cosmic mind of archetypes, the 3 aspects which form “one idea” are represented symbolically as a head or face, because it represents the countenance (inner nature) of the entity. It reveals the “essence” or hidden, invisible nature of the entity ensouling the form. The “eyes” have always been considered “the window of the soul”, and we direct our vital energy into whatever it is we look at and give our attention to. Our “attention”, which is an aspect of our higher, conscious mind, is a “stimulating force” that penetrates material forms and stimulates them into activity through a process of sympathetic resonance.
While many people believe that light itself is the information or knowledge of the spiritual plane, it’s actually the means through which true knowledge as invisible archetypes “form themselves” and take on an outer appearance in order to be “perceived and known”. What we call the spiritual plane exists as archetypal ideas (cosmic memory) that are impressed within and populate the atmosphere (Astral Light) around us as invisible electromagnetic fields that vibrate at a particular frequency and act to “organize light” into an outer form as a reflection where it can be perceived in its symbolic form. How it’s shaped into a metaphorical idea is based on the individual mind that conceives it and forms it into a mirror image as a reflection within their own mind. All universal ideas and concepts appear differently to everyone who perceives them because they’re formed by their own mind in relation to it.
An idea is conceived in its symbolic form where its then shaped into a personalized version by being adapted to the person’s existing model where a whole inner unfolding is prompted as a “chain of associated ideas” that are all correlated with each other. This chain of association comes as a thought process that proliferates spontaneously, one out of another, as a form of growth process that brings new realizations that provide us with deeper insights into the nature of the idea born out of a direct inner experience. We literally “acquire knowledge” of a universal nature that shows us things we didn’t know before. We “grow knowledge” from within that comes as a direct experience born out of a universal concept in symbolic form. This is because we only “know” something by becoming one with it in mind and spirit, where we acquire knowledge of it through an intimate “inner experience”, and through the experience new realizations about its true nature propagate naturally and expand our awareness.
When we look to others to explain what we can only know through direct experience, we become like a dumb beast that can’t reason or think for ourselves, and therefore need to be told. The only way we receive knowledge from higher planes of the conscious mind is by tuning into the cosmic mind of the luminiferous ether through a form of meditation as a single-minded form of concentration. We subdue the habitual activity of our lower conscious mind, where we become a “passive receptor” able to be impregnated by the active force of our higher mind. We become “one with an idea” in its universal, archetypal seed-form, and we allow it to unfold in our awareness while simply “observing it” without trying to change it or take control of how it unfolds. We acquire higher knowledge by “asking for it” (ask and you shall receive), which tunes our mind to conceive it, and then “watching it” as it begins gestating within us in a free-flowing, pulsating motion of constantly “becoming”. We all have what’s called “mirror neurons” in our brain that allows us to “learn” by watching an idea as it expresses through a process of some kind. By being a passive container for a living idea to unfold and express as a dynamic body of light, we become mentally impressed with that idea as an actual memory, and we acquire the means for applying it as a result. We only “acquire” and maintain what we understand in its working form. All wisdom only comes through direct experience which forms an understanding of it.
I can only describe how this process works for me, which, though your process may differ, the basic idea will resonate as being the same, because its all based on and operates through universal principles as “processes” that are creative in nature. It always clothes an invisible idea in vitalized light where it can be observed as a “dance” and evolutionary unfolding within the individual mind. While we may perceive it through different forms and by using different elements and models, its intrinsic nature is always the same and never changing. All higher cosmic knowledge is a living system that expresses in infinite ways based on the model it “combines with” and is modified to be like. Its never dogmatic or fixed according to one person’s interpretation or conventional concept used to represent it. All universal wisdom is archetypal in nature and forms itself in a new way based on the mind perceiving it. Our perception always comes by shaping light into the outer form of our mind as a matrix (larger version of the same pattern in a coherent state), where we “experience ourselves” as our outer environment and reality. Archetypes never form the same way twice, even in the same individual, and are in a constant state of evolving into new forms of itself based on combinations that reformulate it.
Meditation and Concentration
When meditating, I form an idea in my mind that I want more information around. I then go through a full relaxation process where I release all tension being held in various parts of my body, clearing my mind of chatter and habitual thoughts that propagate as impulses, then focus exclusively on an idea in its symbolic or metaphorical form (I use Sacred Geometry, archetypes of the Tarot, symbols, metaphorical concepts of the Kabbalah, or sequence of numbers and letters). This is what many refer to as “setting an intention”, which is a primary method used for “accessing memory” within the aetheric-astral field around us. The memory inherent in this field is neutral and in a passive state of potential and is activated (vibrated) by being drawn into our mind. As I focus on an idea, I tune myself to the frequency of that idea while infusing it with the “desire” to know, which is the magnetic force that draws into my mind any correlated information that exists in the atmosphere around me.
This usually starts off as light that either appears unorganized and random, that then begins forming, or as a swirling motion of light that starts on one side, rising up, forming momentarily, then fades off to the other side in a pulsating, rhythmic manner, giving rise to another one in its place. Occasionally it starts as what appears to be a gas-like misty field of light that pulsates as a respiration that expands and contracts, becoming vivid and crystal-like, and then fading back into an impression. I focus all my attention on the light-form while starting the process by thinking about what I already know about the idea (much like priming a well), the light starts forming into a holographic shape or impression that usually resembles a face or upper torso, and takes on a distinct pattern that continues to develop into a form as a pulsating flow of light that becomes fluid-like and more intense in color.
The light, which I perceive as more of a “vivified essence” usually starts off grayish and as more of a neutral tone, then as its concentrated it intensifies into colors of various intensity and hues. The primary color that starts the process is usually a yellowish-green color, and then becomes iridescent, shimmering with other colors as a form of luster. Sometimes there’s no distinct form but more of a pulsating color pattern that seems to prompt a whole series of thoughts as insights that bring new realizations. Other times a face of some kind will start to form, and as I focus intently on it, concentrating my awareness while maintaining a passive mindset, it forms into a holographic face and image that’s constructed out of a combination of features as natural elements, that becomes vibrant with prismatic colors while continuing to evolve through taking on unique features that steadily change its appearance as a form of growth and fluent development.
Once it hits a certain point in an evolving formation, it then begins dissolves back into flowing essence momentarily, and another image of a similar nature starts taking shape. The same type of facial image forms in a somewhat different way and continues through an evolutionary flow that transforms it by taking on new attributes and qualities that changes how it appears. As this cyclical rhythm continues, I concentrate on the eyes and feel drawn into it where I become one with it in essence and mind, and while in a state of being “one with it”, it “reveals” itself to me. I move past the outer appearance it takes on and presents itself through, and come into direct contact with its inner nature, where a whole process unfolds as an eloquent flow that resembles the dance of a flickering flame. Its as if it communicates knowledge by how it expresses as a dance that stimulates me with a sensuous feeling of inner connection. It infuses me with a deep sense of connection that comes from watching it, and a whole idea as a thought process systematically arises and starts playing out in my mind.
Through my own thoughts I realize new things about it that I didn’t know before. Sometimes new images form as symbols that show me the significance of the idea-symbols used in ancient texts and monuments that give me new insights into their true meaning and the processes they represent in communicating higher, spiritual wisdom. For example, one time I was concentrating on how wisdom comes from higher dimensions and an image of a Dyad formed. As I started thinking of the center being similar to a vagina or birth canal of the womb, focusing on the oval part of the overlapping spheres, it suddenly formed into the open mouth of a snake, and the face of a man came through it. I saw it as the mouth of a dragon that formed a wormhole through space, which acted as a portal for moving between dimensions, and then it suddenly shifted slightly, giving me a side view, where it looked just like the Mayan god Quetzalcoatl. From that point on I realized what that symbol represented.
Another time, a cloud formed and in center of the cloud a face formed that then seemed to perch on top of it, where the cloud became its body or foundation. As I watched it, it began pulsating with vivid colors similar to the glowing embers of a fire, and the face was communicating with me telepathically as a form of guidance. The face then separated from the glowing, fiery cloud, rising above it and then a pillar of light formed between it and the flaming cloud, and it went through the pillar and disappeared into the cloud-like mist, and the cloud then opened up and a bright light shown through it with intense rays, much like the sun breaking through the clouds, and it transformed into an eye. The whole time this was happening it was communicating with me subliminally. After this experience, I realized what the symbol often depicted in esoteric sciences as a face residing on top of a cloud that was guiding someone meant, and how the universal laws were communicated through what was described as a burning bush, and how we communicate with higher powers using our third-eye, represented as a “single eye”, formed by becoming one with our higher mind and perceiving the world through a higher form of consciousness. The interesting thing about this type of communication, which works primarily through symbols, is that as I watched them flowing and unfolding I felt as if I was being given, or made aware of a vast amount of knowledge through a process of intuition, which connects us to the inner nature of things where we perceive everything as being an intricate part of a greater whole.
By concentrating on an idea in its symbolic form while thinking about it as more of a concept, it takes on a life of its own and starts shapeshifting into other ideas in their symbolic form, which are all correspondences of each other. Different cultural symbols and glyphs are used to communicate the same universal processes. The cosmic mind speaks the language of symbols, and when we tune into the cosmic mind of the luminiferous ether, ideas unfold within our mind as correlating symbols that are often related to many different cultures. This is for several different reasons, one being that while words of a different language may be unintelligible for anyone who doesn’t know that language, symbols and images can be understood by anyone as representing the same idea, and secondly, because symbols require interpretation, in which everyone interprets the same symbol using their own mental model and cultural conditioning, which is necessary for understanding it and being able to utilize it in the practical sense.
While we tend to think that all ideas within our material world should mean the same thing to everyone, at the universal level, every thought is an individual creation. In the higher sense of true intelligence, its all about borrowing universal concepts as the means of forming personal ones, where the principle involved remains the same, but the model as a concept used for understanding it in the practical sense is different for everyone, making it ideal for them. On the higher planes of cosmic knowledge, every thought is creative, and every creation is an expression of our individuality. Dogma as ideas that are rigid, fixed, and dead, no longer alive and evolving into new variations based on combinations, is only prevalent to unconscious, animal-like beings who haven’t been bestowed with a conscious mind and the ability to think, and create the reality of their thoughts, as a way of “knowing themselves” through the experience of their own creation.
As I concentrate on an idea in its symbolic form, it prompts a synchronistic unfolding of ideas that are all of the same type and class. It connects a single idea as a concept to all other ideas of a similar nature, expanding our awareness around all of them in terms of how they’re connected. Each new idea unfolds out of a preceding idea, showing you new aspects of it that broaden your knowledge and understanding, not only of the idea itself as a formation, but also of its hidden nature being disguised by its outer appearance. The colors it takes on also communicate information about the part of it you can’t know through its shape alone.
Once you engage in this type of meditation which reveals and deals with ideas as they exist in the astral plane of light-forms, you’ll come to understand what has been referred to throughout history and the occult sciences as nature spirits. These are often portrayed as fairies, trolls, undines, salamanders, knolls, green men, and so forth. Its very common for the faces formed to have a unique combination of features that range from crystalline and prismatic, to plant, animal, and human features, that imbue it with the attributes and qualities that make-up its nature. This demonstrates the mind’s ability to order and organize the 4 Elements of the material plane into living entities that represent cosmic principles, archetypes, and natural forces on the spiritual plane. An image contains within it a significantly higher amount of information than words do, while lending themselves to an endless number of interpretations formed not only by every individual, but also by the same individual while in a different mood or state of mind, or at a different stage of their development.
Transpersonal Psychologist, Integrative Mind-Body Medicine Consultant, and Spiritual Teacher