The Truth of The Third Eye
You probably heard of the remarkable third eye that has been said to
give psychic abilities. With its fame came a lot of misconceptions and
misunderstandings. What I am trying to do is to clarify these
misconceptions and misunderstanding, teach you what it is and how to
develop it. Overall, I want this article to give people the truth of the
Western occult and New Age have recently identified the mystical third
eye to the Ajna chakra not found in the original Tantrika system. It has
also been identified to the pineal gland.
The original Tantrika system mentions the Ajna chakra as having two
petals (maybe because it is located between our two eyes). It is said to
be white in color and means 'command' in the sense of spiritual
guidance. Once you open this chakra you will have the power to command
and order - whatsoever you say will happen, whatsoever you desire will
The recent version of the Ajna chakra from Western occult and New Age
means intuition, imagination and will give you psychic perception
accurate interpretation, imagination, clear seeing, etc. The color is
indigo. This and other such concepts are not found in the original
Western occult and New Age also mentions that the third eye is the
pineal gland. The pineal gland is about 8-mm x 5-mm or about the size of
a grain of rice and is located deep in the center of the brain aligned
between our eyes. its discovery was late in time due to its size.
Scientist do not understand exactly what its function may be, but do
agree that it is affected by light through secreting a chemical called
It is clearly understandable the association made of the 'magical' third
eye, the Ajna chakra, and the Pineal gland (Note that many recent
articles have made mistakes in mentioning the Pituitary gland. This
confusion is due more to the location of these glands and the likeness
of the name. These authors really mean the Pineal gland). In the case of
the Ajna chakra, religions have mentioned its location between the eyes,
eyebrows, or at the center of the forehead and its association to light,
which is why a lot of current meditation techniques involves focusing on
the third eye while imagining a ball of bright light. These orthodox
religion mentions that the activation of this chakra causes perfect
knowledge, ultimate life, and is the elixir of immortality and spiritual
Western occult and New Age association of the third eye was also
influenced from studies of the Pineal gland. Galen was the first to
mention it to the West in the second century. He believed it to be a
valve that regulated thought. Eighteenth century French scientist and
philosopher Rene Descartes said that it was the chief interpreter of
vision and mentions it as the seat of the human soul. Nils HolmgrenIn, a
Swedish anatomist, was probably the first to name the Pineal gland as a
'third eye' when in 1918, he discovered cells that looked very much like
cone cells of a retinal nature in the tip of the gland of frogs and
dogfish sharks. Note that his meaning of the third eye is not the same
as the Western occult or New Age.
Recent discoveries in animals have found that the Pineal gland effects
day/night cycles, navigation, and in the case of the Western Fence
Lizard, contains a photoreceptive element scientist called a 'third eye'
that protrudes at the top of the head.
I believe that all of these common denominators have made the Western
occult and New Age believe that the Ajna chakra, Pineal gland, and the
magical third eye is the same thing, even though, they may not be.
Finally, the main reason for these associations, especially to
out-of-body experiences, is the ability to see with your eyes closed.
Many people, when napping, are able to see their rooms with their eyes
closed. In the cataleptic state of an out-of-body experience, people
could feel their eyes closed, but are able to see the room they are
sleeping in, as though, they were seeing it with their physical eyes. My
personal experiences have confirmed this to me. I am able to see between
and above my eyebrows with my physical eyes closed during an out-of-body
Well, what are the capabilities of this third eye and how do we develop
it? Later on, I will give you detailed instructions on how to perform
the third eye focus technique exactly as instructed by the Yogis.
Many texts have claimed shifting of consciousness when the third eye is
focused upon. Hypnotists usually induce hypnosis to a subject by having
them look up at a shiny object, not only because it causes eye fatigue,
but also because it causes the mind to accept suggestions easier. Yogis
believe that concentrating on the third eye causes psychic powers for
this same reason.
The power from the third eye focus technique comes from the ability to
make a subject focus on a single thought. It is a powerful focus of the
subconscious making the technique the easiest way to make your mind
accept your most wanted desires. It is like a magnet, in which, once
focused upon, all of your mental suggestions become sucked in by your
The third eye is a direct doorway to your subconscious and that is why
the Yogis believe that, out of all the meditation methods, the third eye
focus technique is the best way to calm the scattered mind. These are
the reasons I use it in the SUNEYE Methods.
It has made it extremely easy for my students and I to control a
stressful mind. When focusing on the third eye, you easily loose
awareness of your physical body. All of your trespassing thoughts
dissipate and single-minded concentration on a thought increases.
The Yogis deeply believe that, once the Ajna chakra is opened through
focusing upon, the powers of astral projection and dream control are
achieved. They do not focus on the third eye chakra for these reasons,
though, but to reach enlightenment.
The people that have tried the third eye focus technique in the SUNEYE
Methods say that they notice an increase of clarity in their thoughts,
as if their subconscious mind accepted every suggestion they inputted.
When they stopped using it, their OBEs and LDs began to decrease. Mark
tried the technique and realized how it focused his
"By concentrating on my third eye, I found that no other thoughts
entered my head. Except, those of "I will induce a lucid dream", "I will
induce an OOBE" and small clips of what it would be like to go to the
place where I saw a couple of shooting stars when I had gone out the
night before... I fell asleep quite quickly compared to other nights
Djey noticed immediate results using this technique in her meditation:
"Adding Joe Russa's "third eye focus technique" to my usual formulas of
cycles-through the chakras and meditation, had immediate results. First
night/morning experienced clear hypnagogic images, pale green and then a
very sharp colorful landscape... Practice "third-eye concentration"
again for about five minutes and soon felt gentle vibrations and buzzing
Jagan and I became really good friends during his training. He told me
that his out-of-body experiences and lucid dreams were very blurred. I
told him to try the third eye focus technique during his OBEs and LDs
and see if it makes a difference:
"My scenery is not that bright during my OBEs. Last night I sat down on
the floor during the OBE and meditated on my third eye. From then on,
the scenery became vivid. Maybe that is what I have to do for some time
before I continue with the rest of the experience."
Method 1: With your eyes open, touch the center of your forehead with
your finger. Try to look up at the spot where your fingertip makes
contact with your forehead as best as you can. You will notice that
looking at the point of contact is impossible, but this is how you want
your eyes to be positioned.
Do not tense your facial muscles or wrinkle your forehead. Your eyes
need to look up as best as possible towards your fingertip, but your
surrounding eye and facial muscles should stay completely relaxed. Now,
close your eyes while keeping that position. Keep practicing until you
can roll-up your eyes as far as you can, with them closed, while keeping
your face relaxed. Remember that you have to do this technique correctly
every time or it will lose its power.
Method 2: With your eyes open, place the tip of your finger between your
eyebrows just above the eyes. Move the tip of your finger
perpendicularly away from your face 3 inches (use a ruler to help you
estimate the length). Now, try to look at the tip of your finger as
clearly as you can. This is the position you want your eyes to be in
when you close them. While keeping sight of your fingertip, close your
Method 3: Create the imagination (visualization) of a golden sun or
flame between the eyebrows.
Method 4: Do method 2 while facing the sun on a bright day.
Motivation is the key - once you start doing the third eye focus
technique for the sake of it - and not being motivated - the power it
can give you will diminish.
The third eye technique will make you use your eye muscles like you have
probably never used before. You might not get it correct the first time,
but once you have exercised those muscles, the technique will make
focusing on a thought extremely easy. Slight headaches usually are
associated after using this technique, but they diminish after the
second or third time.
Another person that have tried our SUNEYE Methods had problems doing the
third eye technique her first time. Clairity soon realized that it
became a lot easier the second time around.
"I went back to my couch, put my earplugs in, dimmed the light a little
and did the third eye technique for 5 minutes. I find that what seems to
work for me is stating "everything is a dream" and "I am dreaming" as I
focus on my third eye. BTW, I can now roll my eyes to my third eye and
hold them there until I decide to stop (I could only do this for less
than a minute when I first started this technique)."
by Joe Russa