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Light, Visions, and the Pineal Gland

Lucia No. 3 Is A Mind-Melting, Psychedelic Art Experience

[Article on the Creators Project by Kevin Holmes]

The pineal gland, located deep inside the brain, has been the subject of interest and speculation by many cultures over centuries because it is the physical link to mystical experiences. Presumed to be vestigial, it is the physical Third Eye, actually sensitive to light. Dr. Rick Strassman has postulated in his landmark book, DMT – The Spirit Molecule, that the pineal is the link, gateway, and/or trigger to the spirit dimension and plays a role in what happens to us at death. Many mystic traditions have used light and light effects to stimulate the pineal gland and obtain visionary experiences without the help of add-on entheogenic substances like DMT or Ayahuasca, but now a couple of men, Dr. Dirk Proeckl and Dr. Engelbert Winkler, have created a programmed light projection system combined with software that produces a strong vision experience to users. It is being presented as an art display in London and elsewhere, called Lucia No. 3. Users sit with eyes closed and listen to masking music while the light is projected onto their face.

The article is here, with more images.

I’m always fascinated by the scientific ties to spirit or mystic experience. This is the frontier of the Unknown in science and there are many false trails and misleading data, but it is clear that there is a true connection between the pineal gland, the endogenous (naturally occurring within us) presence of DMT, and mystical or spiritual visionary experiences. Traditions worldwide going back thousands of years have trained and used it to achieve certain states. From the article:

“The pineal gland is strange part of our brain and has been linked with the esoteric third eye, which has been written about in every mystical tradition—Gnostic, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and many more. Advanced yogis are able to use it, and it’s supposed to suspend our linear notion of space-time and take you on a trip into the cosmic mind hole. If this all sounds a bit hippyish, that’s because it hasn’t been explored by many others outside of the mystical traditions and the sub/countercultures they inspired.”

I would love to experience this and I hope they will exhibit in my part of the world. The entire idea of bringing modern scientific technology to this ancient insight and practice bears much more research and experiment.

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2 responses

  1. Gil

    Hello David,

    Great to see you posting about Lucia.
    I tried it this summer and loved it so much that I started getting involved with promoting it.
    There are now Lucias in three locations in the united states: NYC, San Diego and Boston.
    I in fact work with a Lucia in Boston, so if you or any of your readers are in the area you are welcome to come by for a light session.
    more info in
    http://www.facebook.com/bostonlucia
    http://www.vermontlucidlight.com

    Best,
    Gil

    November 24, 2013 at 1:05 am

    • Thanks, Gil. I’d love to experience it.

      November 24, 2013 at 8:12 am

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