The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace, from the Universal Tao website

The opiate substance secreted from the pineal gland during Samadhi has been variously called Nectar of the Gods, ambrosia, amrita, and the Living Water. Gurus like Sai Baba claim to materialize amrita and can shaktipat others into generating their own nectar. It is said that to experience amrita is to be bestowed with immortality, that is to be freed from the cycle of birth and death hence liberated. The term Amrita is Sanskrit for "elixir of immortality," it literally means "deathlessness". This has obvious parallels to "ambrosia" the name of the classical Greek "food of the gods" which means "no death."

During shaktipat, inner-conjunction or through initiation in meditation this nectar is produced and drips down the back of the throat. Perhaps an associated phenomena to the generation of the nectar, is the intense light of a Thousand Suns that occurs sometimes during its "manufacture." This secretion gives one the experience of Timelessness, and being a divine God or Goddess. It is "sweet" in taste and in sensation--it is described as nectar, honey, gold dust, euphoric, ecstatic, intoxicating and gives the feeling of being imbued with holiness.

"My own experience of amrit is that it started to occur to me during times of very concentrated, long periods of sitting meditation, and usually happened while practicing the Khedari Mudra (tongue upward on palate). It would then occur spontaneously without the mudra and at times during the day for no apparent good reason.

There is a definite sweet taste involved with a sort of swell of ecstasy experienced as well that can last for hours, perhaps days. It is always extremely pleasant and 'heightening'. The subject/object perspective can stay largely intact while experiencing 'Amrit' and one can remain highly functional (as opposed to a samadhi that transcends all body awareness). I do not recall ever being aware of amrit during a heightened experience of inner light (which tends to drown out and overwhelm any other perception)." ~ Michael Roark

Here is an account of amrita produced as a result of shaktipat from Sai Baba. From this it is apparent that one can receive shaktipat without any devotion or interest in the Guru:

"In about 1971-72 I had reluctant darshan of Sai Baba. I say 'reluctant' because I had pretty powerful prejudices against him. Anyway, to make a long story short, he came up to me, tapped me on the top of the head and said, "Acha, very good" and I went immediately from a state of lethargy, sunstroke and just plain bad mood to (I assume) samadhi. I'd experienced it before in meditation, but not nearly so deeply or suddenly.

The physical symptoms included my tongue sticking to the roof of my mouth, my saliva becoming very light and sweet and almost total suspension of breath. Another physical symptom was that I went spontaneously from sitting slumped over to bolt upright. What breath there was seemed to feed straight into my brain and bliss travelled from my brain through my whole being. That's what I remember, but mostly I just remember bliss. When I came to, the sunstroke was gone. Remarkable as that experience was, I never felt drawn to hang around Sai Baba. I find it noteworthy that the one who transmitted 'shaktipat' or 'amrita' (not sure which came first) was the one I felt absolutely no desire to surrender to." ~ Rob Schneider

I interpret Robs experience as simple biophysics kind of like being plugged into a light socket and getting a jolt of electricity. And this occurs quite apart from the secondary layer of our belief, intention and projection. It shows that although transference/projection often occurs with Gurus, it is not necessary in order for the organic physical response of shatipat to occur.

That is the energetic "electrocution" occurs regardless of the contents of the conscious or subconscious mind. The point I want to stress here, is that the physical chemistry is occurring often quite apart from the contents in our minds, and yet will amplify and affect those contents. Nothing shows us the trans personal nature of our own existence as well as a kundalini awakening, for we become intimately aware that we "know not who or what we are" and that an enormous Spirit is living within and around us.

The main function of the pineal gland is its role in mediating circadian rhythms of the animal through the production of the hormone melatonin, from its precursor amino acid tryptophan. The pineal gland is most active in early morning hours...hence meditation is often undergone at this time. The pineal gland is the only singular organ in the brain and is located near the upper end of the spinal cord, which ends or terminates in the oldest anatomical region in the brain.

Taoists call the center of the brain between the pineal and the pituitary "the Crystal Palace." It's between the old brain at the back and the new brain at the front of the head, between the left and right hemispheres, sitting above the two wings of the mysterious ventricles.It rests between the two large cerebrums at the anterior end of the cerebellum. The cerebellum is one of the oldest features of the brain, involved in coordinating muscular activity in the body. It's said that when the pineal gland is activated it becomes illuminated like a thousands suns.The sense of white light flowing within and without may be when the pineal gland is highly activated producing DMT type chemistry during the height of the peak.

When the Crystal Palace lights up a secretion from the area might be released into the back of the throat. "The White Drop" would be some intense opiate that acts to open the heart.

"In Tibetan Buddhism, this is the source of the "White Drop" that descends to the heart center, where it mixes with the ascending "Red Drop" attain an enlightened body and mind. All this activity is seen as a cosmic sex act in the head. The phallic-shaped pineal gland releases a pure white liquid light that impregnates the nearby bi-lobed pituitary gland, which then releases hormones in the blood that inaugurate a Second (Spiritual) Puberty in the body." ~

The pituitary gland is located inside a round bony cavity that is separated from the sphenoid sinus by a thin bone that forms the roof of the sphenoid sinus. The sphenoid sinus is the most posterior sinus. The drainage from the sphenoid is almost directly down the throat from an ostium (hole) that opens into the posterosuperior part of the nasal cavity. The sphenoid sinus is adjacent to the main nerve that is responsible for vision, the optic nerve. The main artery that goes to the brain, the carotid artery, travels along the wall of this sinus.

Also nerve impulses from the eyes and ears pass through the colliculi with the pineal directly overhead separated by CSF. Thus secretions from the pineal would have a direct impact on the colliculi. The colliculus is part of the brain that sits below the thalamus and surrounds the pineal gland. It is involved in the generation of eye movements and hand-eye coordination. The colliculus receives visual, as well as auditory inputs, and its deeper layers are connected to many sensorimotor areas of the brain. The colliculus as a whole is thought to help orient the head and eyes toward something seen or heard.

During initiation of the Crystal Palace hormones including oxytocin and vasopressin are released from the pituitary into the blood stream to facilitate the metamorphic birth. The fact that the nerves and blood vessels that feed the eyes and middle ear pass through the cavernous sinus either side of the sphenoid sinus leads us to speculate on the mechanisms behind both Celestial Music that is heard when the Crystal Place is lit up, and changes in the eyes such as light emerging from them, changes of consciousness seen in the eyes and faculty of transcendental vision itself.

When the Crystal Chamber is lit transcendental vision occurs. Transcendental vision probably occurs due to increased kundalini flow raising dopamine and phenylethylamine etc...All kind of changes happen in the retinas and occipital lobes, including increased ATP production acting as a neurotransmitter and histamine increasing blood flow in the brain, and increase in nitric oxide metabolism. The end result being that one has an increase in visual acuity, inner visions, inner lights, seeing auras and vivid dreams. If you try the drug Ecstasy you are likely to see auras, and have transcendental vision so there must be some similarity in the chemical mechanism between Ecstasy and kundalini. (See also Superfluidity)

Here is a description of the release of amrita during sex while undergoing a kundalini awakening initiated by LSD: "During continued sexual activity, at the minutes just prior to orgasm, I became aware that there was a fluid being secreted from the upper, forward part of my throat/nasal cavity, roughly at the height of the nose (amrita). It seemed closely related to the extended sublimation of semen, which I had been practicing for some time." ~ Mahan Atma

I suspect that amrita is a mixture of endogenous cannaboids, enkephalins, glutamate, oxytocin and vasopressin and Ca2+ ions and polarized water that have been generated by glial and neurons, accumulated in the cerebrospinal fluid and collect in the ventricle underneath the pineal gland (possibly finding its way to the sphenoid sinus under the pituitary). At a point of maximum excitation, very much like an orgasm, this fluid is excreted out from the sinuses and into the back of the throat. In a similar fashion amrita is excreted out of the G-Spot area of women during sex. It would be interesting to compare the chemical constituents of these two forms of amrita.

In order to be extruded from the brain during what amounts to a brain orgasm, the likely properties of Amrita are: Small molecular size, lipid soluble, hydrogen bonding increasing the H+ positive charge, affinity for carrier mechanisms, produced in high concentration during maximum excitation.

The amrita is forced out of the brain at the peak of ecstatic charge, not for any purpose in itself perhaps, but because there is simply too high a hydraulic and ionic pressure within the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CFS) that it is forced out of the ventricles, and into the sphenoid sinus. In the joint Samadhi of tantric union however this secretion would act to bond the individuals in an indescribable union of mind, body and soul. (We need an anatomist to tell us whether in extremely altered conditions whether a transfer of CFS from the ventricles to the sphenoid sinus is possible.)

Factors of kundalini and tantric initiation that might influence the efflux of a potent secretion of CFS that has been altered through hyperactivation of the pineal and pituitary and other circumventricular organs include:

Increase in temperature, release of histamine which increases the pore space between cells in the vessel membranes and possibly increasing the permeability between ventricles and sinuses.

A higher concentration of ions in the CSF increases the electrochemical gradient with the membrane of the opposite charge increasing diffusion.

Ionized water molecules with changes in the bonding angles.

Increased cerebral blood-flow, blood pressure and oxygen content of the blood, from HPA axis activation and increased breathing.

Increased production of CSF itself creating greater hydraulic pressure.

Facilitated diffusion through a change in transporter molecule in the membrane by specific amino acid, peptide or opiate.

The negatively charged membrane surface may be triggered into absorptive-mediated transport by electrostatic interaction with positively charged substance (Ca 2+ or H+).

As far as the primary active ingredient of amrita goes besides the opiates which give a profound analgesic effect, the "wakefulness" chemical is probably a tryptamine or a phenethylamine. Research will probably find that many secretions from about five different organs including the pineal and pituitary may contribute to the mixture. That is the production of amrita may be a joint effort of the circumventricular organs secreting into the CFS. High levels of opiates, oxytocin, vasopressin, phenyethelamine and tryptamine would render the individual into an extreme heart expanding unitive experience, ie: Samadhi or Cosmic Consciousness. One becomes lucid within the dream of life and life is revealed to be a dream.

"I hypothesize that performing various breathing techniques, while concentrating on the third eye (pineal pseudo-location), will inevitably and imperceptibly stimulate the pineal to produce less melatonin and serotonin, which in turn brings about a change in consciousness, creating naturally the dynamic somatics of a truly religio-spiritual experience." ~ Russ McClay, The Pineal Gland, LSD and Serotonin

The pineal produces melatonin and serotonin. The amino acid percursor of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is tryptophan. Adequate levels of vitamin B6 are necessary for the synthesis of serotonin. Within the pineal gland, serotonin is acetylated and then methylated to yield melatonin.

The highest density of melatonin receptors are found in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus, the anterior pituitary and the retina. Melatonin is a hormone that communicates information about light and entrains biological rhythms including sleep-wake cycles and reproduction. The light-transducing ability of the pineal gland is why some call it the "third eye." Melatonin inhibits the secretion of the gonadotropic hormones luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary. Much of this inhibitory effect seems due to inhibition of gonadotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus.

As well as melatonin the pineal secretes other neuroactive peptides. Melatonin has the same indole structure as LSD but neither melatonin nor LSD is the psychoactive substance in amrita. More likely it is some form of tryptamine that the body produces, perhaps similar to 5-MeO/DMT. Or it could be a phenethylamine similar to Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine). Mescaline made from the peyote cactus is one of the oldest psychedelics known to man and is used in spiritual ceremonies. Curiously it can produce a bright internal light.

Tryptamine is a naturally occurring compound found in both the animal and plant kingdoms. It is an endogenous component of the human brain. The amino acid phenylalanine is the precursor for phenethylamine and the essential amino-acid tryptophan is the precursor for tryptamine, which is slightly psychedelic. Tryptophan when administered with methionine (another amino-acid known to methylate things) it produces methylated tryptamines, the two best studied being N-methyltryptamine (NMT) and N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Tryptamine and LSD have a common mode of action. Our bodies can convert the amino acid phenylalanine to tyrosine and phenylethylamine (PEA). Tyrosine is also a precursor to the excitatory neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine.

Endogenous Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), the naturally occurring chemical cousin of serotonin, is a widespread and essential brain neurotransmitter. Rick Strassman proposed that the pineal gland is responsible for manufacture of DMT.

The pineal gland has the highest levels of serotonin, as serotonin is the precusor to melatonin. 

Melatonin is the primary pineal hormone, but Strassman thinks that the gland also creates DMT. "Because it possesses the highest levels of the necessary enzymes and precursors, the pineal gland is the most reasonable place for DMT formation to occur." P. 67 He says DMT may be released during dreams, near-death, death, birth, and during meditation and mystical experiences.

DMT increases all pituitary homones and beta-endorphins, vasopressin, prolactin, Growth Hormone, and corticotrophrin (cortisol). It is proposed that DMT induced surge of beta-endorphins creates euphoria. Serotonin receptors are activated by DMT and Serotonin receptors regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, pupil diameter. Apparently DMT is a small molecule not much larger than glucose and Strassman says that it is like brainfood that is rapidly transported across the BBB.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman MD.


The term circumventricular organs refers to the highly-vascularized, specialized tissues distributed principally along the midline of the ventricular system from the forebrain to the hindbrain, bordering the 3rd and 4th ventricles. The CVO's include the pineal gland, median eminence, neurohypophysis (posterior pituitary), subfornical organ, area postrema, subcommissural organ, organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis, and the choroid plexus. The intermediate and neural lobes of the pituitary are sometimes included and note the posterior pituitary releases neurohormones like oxytocin and vasopressin into the blood.

The subcommissural organ contacts the third ventricle covering the posterior commissure. It comprises a complex of neurosecretory ependymal cells known to secrete various glycoproteins into the CSF. The functional significance of these glycoproteins has not yet been determined. Except for the SCO all the circumventricular organs lack a blood-brain barrier and are recognized as important sites for communicating with the CSF, and between the brain and peripheral organs via blood-borne products.

They have a high capillary density and it is through the CVO's that the brain is able to monitor the makeup of the blood. They all contact the cerebrospinal fluid of the ventricles or subarachnoid space. These organs have common morphological and endocrine-like characteristics that distinguish them from the rest of the nervous system and neural connections with strategic nuclei establishing circuitry for communications throughout the neuraxis.


Ventricles are hollow cavities within the brain that produce CSF from their lining (choroid plexus). The choroid plexus consists of many capillaries, separated from the subarachnoid space by pia mater and choroid ependymal cells. Liquid filters through these cells from blood to become CSF. There is also much active transport of substances into, and out of, of the CSF as it's made.

CSF normally contains no red or white blood cells and little protein; all constituents of CSF are resorbed, including small molecules, proteins and microorganisms. There is a higher concentration of most molecules in the brain than in the CSF, this creates a chemical gradient between the two compartments. CSF allows for distribution of neuroactive substances, and is the "sink" that collects wastes produced by the brain: the main ones being C02, lactate and excess hydrogen ions (H+). It also serves as a heat sink.

CSF itself is clear and colorless, and contains small amounts of protein, glucose, potassium and relatively large amounts of sodium chloride. CFS passes through ventricles and into the fourth ventricle from which it escapes into the subarachonoid space through the median and lateral apertures. From there it circulates via hydrostatic pressure through the subarachonoid cisterns at the base of the brain, and then is directed up over the hemispheres and down around the spinal cord, flowing down to about the second sacral vertebrae.

After it is reabsorbed into venus sinus blood via arachnoid villi; note that arachnoid villi become hypertrophied and calcified with age (arachnoid granulations). Arachnoid villi are small protrusions of the arachnoid (the thin second layer covering the brain) through the dura (the thick outer layer). They protrude into the venous sinuses of the brain, and allow cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to exit the brain, and enter the blood stream. The arachnoid villi act as one-way valves. Normally the pressure of the CSF is higher than that of the venous system, so CSF flows through the villi and granulations into the blood. It has been suggested that the endothelial cells of the venous sinus create vacuoles of CSF, which move through the cell and out into the blood.

The CSF is moved under the influence of hydrostatic pressure generated by its continuous production and its circulation allows for homeostasis of the environment that surrounds the brain. CSF movement allows arterial expansion and contraction by acting like a spring, which prevents wide changes in intracranial blood flow. It is expected that the brain tissue and the CSF would have the same hydrostatic pressure in any part of the brain.

The cerebrospinal fluid fills the cavity of the ventricles and the subarachnoid spaces. The subarachnoid space extends caudally around the spinal cord and ends in lumbar-sacral dural sac where it surrounds the cauda equina. The lining of the tube is composed of ependymal cells and cili, the beating of which is required for normal CSF flow. Cilliated cells are common throughout the respiratory and genital tracts and also in the tympani-the cartilaginous and bony margins of auditory tube, Eustachian tube connecting the back of the nose to the middle ear and ventricals of the brain.

The fluid is made at the rate of 21ml/hr is completely changed every 6-7 hours. It is believed that CSF takes one to two hours to reach the basal cisterns, 3 to 4 hours to reach the sylvian fissure and 10 to 12 hours to spread over the cerebral subarachnoid space. By 24 hours it started to be cleared into the superior sagittal sinus.

As much as the brain tissue is protected by a blood brain barrier from changes outside the central nervous system, the CSF has the same protection and does not change biochemically as a result of changes in the systemic circulation. These barriers are at the level of the endothelium of brain capillaries, at the level of the epithelium of the choroid plexuses and the outer layers of arachnoid matter. These barriers protect the brain and the subarachnoid spaces from damaging influences outside the brain. Along with the other circumventicular organs the pineal lies outside of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB).

The pineal gland is located above a crucial byway for CSF. The pineal gland can influence the rest of the brain via circulation of CSF. It is close proximity to the limbic and sensory centers of the brain. In the fetus the pineal gland develops from specialized tissue in the roof of the mouth and migrates to the center of the brain. This is perhaps so because both the pineal gland and the intestinal tract produce serotonin.

Blood vessels surrounding the pineal gland transfer melatonin to the rest of the body, but it is circulated directly in the brain via CSF. CSF serves as a route for the conduction of neuroactive peptides and hormones and may serve as a reservoir of neuroactive substances that can be transported outward by glial tanycytes. These are specialized ependymal cells with long basal processes, rich in mitochondria which serve a transporter role in the brain.

Glial cells form a layer around brain blood vessels, however they do not contribute to the BBB, rather they maybe important for the transport of ions from the brain to the blood. The Blood Brain Barrier has many fascinating physiological components and one of the most interesting is that there is an estimated 5-6 times more mitochondria in BBB endothelial cells compared to muscle tissue. This increase in mitochondria and consequent increase in energy potential, is thought to be required for active transport of nutrients from the blood to the brain.

(See Superfluidity for more on the CSF connection to kundalini)


If you watch John Boorman's Excalabur, 1981 you will see the wording around the grail legend to be a perfect description of the inner alchemy. The King and the Land are One--if one finds the Grail one recovers their soul by which the land and society are made healthy--"I didn't know how empty I was until I became full." And whom does the Grail serve? It serves the Universal King of Soul, but not the Wounded King of ego. One could call amrita the Elixir of Soul and the crystal palace in which it is formed is the sacred chalice itself.

The contents of the Grail is "amrita," the Essence of Soul it is the key to our enlightenment or our "already full state." It raises us to the spiritual level which is generous generative radiant gratitude. It doesn't actually need anything because it's already full. Serving the world comes through the simple act of Being, at that level.

Basically we fill up and supplant our deprivation state with Essence. They say about the Christ-Fire, or the energy up the Sushumna, that all sin (deprivation) is burned clean and absolved in the Christ-Fire. This is directly pointing to the tendency of kundalini to burn through the pain-body and change the amygdala and other parts of the limbic and emotional response system helping us to transcend our wiring that was built in response to "this cruel world."

The Crystal Palace is the "upper alchemical vessel" in which the coniuncto, or union of the opposites takes place. In Taoism these areas or cauldrons in which the elixir is cultivated are called Tan Tiens or Medicine Fields. The solar plexus is the Middle Tan Tien and below the belly button is the Lower Tan Tien. In the fetus the neural chrest splits in two and one half develops into the central nervous system, while the other becomes the Enteric nervous system or "stomach brain." In the Eastern world internal alchemy was developed to educate this stomach brain to produce the Pearl or the Elixir.

Western Alchemists through the hierosgamos or sacred marriage the alchemists hoped to produce lapis philosophorum by which the aspirant achieved "Know Thyself" status. The philosophers stone was said to have utopian qualities, to cure all ills, ensure immortality, bestow wisdom, resolve all conflict and to establish peace, harmony and equanimity. In psychological terms this represents the union of the conscious self with the unconscious (sub/trans) in forging the Self or the Whole Human. The initiate learnt from within to know all that is heaven and earth. That is they discovered "what" rather than "who" they are. The sacred marriage or mysterium coniunctionis, is none other than the play of yin and yang represented in the Tao.

The grand goal of the alchemical opus in both East and West was the integration of the Whole Human with the unus mundus or "the world in which all is one"the Eternal Ground of Being. Such merger of the personal will with the transpersonal or Universal Will meant the embodiment of the impulses of Spirit in one's daily life...that is Divine Illumination. To this end the caelum, lapis, ambrosia or amrita, which connotes the sublimated quintessence extracted from the body, the unconscious and the world, was achieved through various alchemical operations (eg: mortification, coagulatio, sublimatio, coniuncto).

The Elixir of Life was manufactured to the greatest degree in the Crystal Palace...and the "product" of this process of crystallization of primal Spirit through the circulation and lasering of the Light was referred to as the Golden Flower, or the Golden Ball. But after this generation at the third eye the Divine Influx must then be drawn down into the lower abdomen (lower tan tien) if the "fruit" of the Golden Flower is to be made. If the Golden Flower is not thus brought down into the abdomen, then a true integration of the Self with the unus mundus is forfeited along with the synchronicity, self-reliance and affirmative action needed for constructive change. That is the individual is still a "Wounded King" rather than a Universal King.

When the Elixir Pearl is formed in the crystal palace the holy embryo can then be formed in the belly.

 The final stage is Samadhi or satori, that is the union with the unus mundus. Where the embryo that was formed in the lower Tan T'ien now emerges through the crown of the head and leaps into the "great emptiness." "The final stages require the practitioner to help the primal spirit emerge from the fetus and leap into the "great emptiness" through the heavenly gate at the top of the head (the sahasrara chakra)." 151, Walter Odajnyk, Gathering the Light.

The book Taoist Yoga and Sexual Energy: Transforming Your Body, Mind, and Spirit by Eric Steven Yudelove must be one of the very best available descriptions of cultivating energy and the Elixir. Strangely this book with its emphasis on the practice of Bone Marrow Breathing is tied into histamine and water regulation and the immune system. So if there were two books I would recommend for anyone actually undergoing a kundalini awakening it would be this Taoist energy practice book by Yudelove and F. Batmanghelidjs' book Your Body's Many Crys For Water.


Note that in the movie Minority Report the precogs “live” in a pool of water with brain chemicals in it for amplifying precognition. Precognitive and revelatory chemistry can really "blow out" the brain, but I don’t know whether it’s the adrenalized reaction of excitement, or whether it has to do with the DMT-tryptamine-amrita like chemicals produced by the pineal-pituitary.

I found that taking plenty of baths during periods of hyper-noetic conditions is essential, perhaps due to extra water getting into the body to help process the chemistry of these altered states. Or the bath might serve other normative regulatory functions as well such as increasing parasympathetic rest and recovery; and release of “water holding for emergency”. Anyway the insight the makers of Minority Report were working with probably comes out of the float-tank mentality of the 1960's during the drug experimental years, but in the Universal sense to put those precogs in water was a stroke of genius in the movie.

“In the Jungian reading of the alchemical tradition, the philosopher’s stone is understood as the “water” from which all comes and in which all is contained. Solutio is to turn a solid into a liquid, back to the prima material. Solve et cogula—to dissolve the current limited sense of oneself and re-form it with an expanded sense of self—is the purpose of meditation in what is called an alchemical retreat process: dissolving allows the death of unwanted aspects of the ego and is followed by regeneration.” 81, The Divining Heart, Patricia C. and Richard D. Wright

The Wrights failed to take this one step further and to say that it was actually “living water” or amrita that is connected with the alchemist’s Philosopher’s stone. Amrita is both produced when the conventional consciousness of the ego is offline and continues to dissolve the myopia of the egoic self-sense by radically restructuring the brain and body. It is none other than amrita produced by the glands in the crystal chamber (circumventricular organs) that is the Solutio which turns a solid into a liquid, back to the prima material. Solve et cogula—to dissolve the current limited sense of oneself and re-form it with an expanded sense of self.

Taken from Isaiah and Daniel: ‘For in the sky the stars and Orion will shed their light no longer, the sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will no longer gives its light I am going to shake the heavens (Messiah) will give a sign to the nations Michael will appear The Son of Man will come on the clouds of heaven.’ ... And (Messiah) shall gather the lost ones of Israel from the four corners of the earth.’ 

The Second Coming is Happening Within

21:26 Thus saith the Lord "I AM"; Remove the diadem (sovereignty), and take off the crown: this [shall] not [be] the same: exalt [him that is] low (Line of Zarah), and abase [him that is] high (Line of Pharez).

21:27 I will overturn (1), overturn (2), overturn (3), it: and it shall be no [more], [overturned] UNTIL he come whose Right it is; and (4) I will give it [him - Shiloh / Christ (Gen. 49 v 10)].

We all sit on the Stone of Destiny = at the base of our spine Kundalini/coiled serpent/DNA which opens doors into higher consciousness

Mr. Henry further states, "It centers around alchemy, the arcane semi-mythical secret of rearranging matter and transmuting elements at the atomic level, particularly base metals into gold."

If not instant untold wealth, what then does the Grail (or Stone of God, Fire Stone-Dragon, Black Stone or Hidden Stone) have to offer? Mr. Henry, suggests, "To some the real prized kernel the Grail (S)tone offers is spiritual gold, the Key of Life, the way to find the 'light within' and the 'power without'. It offers connection to higher realms, accelerated evolution and the transformation of body and soul.

This is the quest suitable to Alexander the Great, Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare and many royal families of Europe and F.D.R. These were not casual onlookers but possibly Grail guardians or Fisher Kings".

To Mars, the ancient plane of cosmic energy, the Atlantean and Chaldean “star gazers” assigned Aries as a diurnal throne and Scorpio as a nocturnal throne. Those not raised to spiritual life by initiation are described as “dead from the sting of a scorpion,”

The first temple of solomon stood for 33 years in pristine splendor.

King david ruled for 33 years in jerusalem

It's the human brain.

Notice from the book of revelations the use of the words glass and crystal, and you will see how this relates to the human brain/mind.

REV 4:6 Before the throne was something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal. In the midst of the throne, and around the throne were four living creatures full of eyes before and behind.

Here is symbolism describing the higher mind, the sea of glass represents the calm mind at this stage, like a crystal, in the midst of the throne (the higher mind) or god.

The living creatures is the energy that has risen to the head the zodiac represented by the four cardinal points, the same as in the Ezekiel account, the kundalini, the serpent, the chakras are full of eyes, because it sees the contents of your sub consciousness mind.

REV 21:11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

The stone in ancient texts is the philosophers stone, and it is the pineal gland of the brain.

Moses struck a rock (the pineal gland), with his staff (spine), and water (electromagnetism), came out.

Her light, meaning your new spiritualized brain, the pineal gland has lit, by the electrical energy that has passed over it. "They sat in darkness and saw a great light"

You now see with a mental clarity of the like you have seen with before.

REV 21:12 having a great and high wall; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.

The great high wall is the dura mater of the brain, with your twelve cranial nerves, which are called here the twelve gates to your city (brain).

You have the twelve tribes of Israel present, which are the twelve signs of the zodiac, which we went over earlier in the story.

The full manifested power or electromagnetism from the zodiac is present in your brain cavity, having spiritualized your brain and your whole body.

REV 21:13 On the east were three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

We see the twelve cranial nerves, three nerves on each quadrant of the brain.

REV 21:18 The construction of its wall was jasper. The city was pure gold, like pure glass.

This is symbolism describing the beauty of this higher cosmic conscious state, it is like gold, jasper crystal , which is god, pure glass, as the sight is crystal clear coming from this new mind of wisdom and truth.

REV 21:19 The foundations of the city's wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;

REV 21:20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth; and the twelfth, amethyst.

Notice that the foundations of this city, which is your brain has twelve precious stones, these twelve stones are the original birth stones from the old calendar.

Each stone representing a month f the year or a zodiac sign.

It is the electromagnetism empowering your brain, through each of the twelve pairs of cranial nerves.

Gemstones and the Zodiac Signs

The prevailing Zodiac sign decides zodiac gemstones. For a person born on February 9th the birthstone is Amethyst. However, the Zodiac sign being Aquarius, the Zodiac gemstone is Garnet.

This list varies, depending on how the old gemstone names are interpreted. Paul E. Desautels (1920-1991), the curator of minerals at the U. S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), author of The Gem Kingdom, offers the following list, which uses modern gemstone names:

Aries - Bloodstone Taurus - Sapphire Gemini - Agate Cancer - Emerald
Leo - Onyx - Cornelian Libra - Chrysolite Scorpio - Beryl
Sagittarius - Topaz Capricorn - Ruby Aquarius - Garnet Pisces - Amethyst


Rueben-Carnelian Simeon-Peridot Levi-Emerald Judah-Garnet Issachar-Lapis lazuli
Zebulun-Rock crystal Joseph-Zircon Benjamin-Agate Dan-Amethyst
Naphtali-Citrine Gad- Onyx Assher-Jasper

And, the twelve apostles

Simon Peter- Jasper Andrew- Ruby James/John- Emerald Philip -Carnelian Bartholomew -Peridot Thomas -Aquamarine Matthew -Topaz James-Sardonyx Thaddeus-Chrysoprase
Simon- Zircon Matthias- Amethyst Paul-Sapphire

Most gem scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones arose from the Breastplate of Aaron: set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel which corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve months of the year etc...

The twelve stones in the original form here in revelations differ from the modern version, because of the birth stone changes that were made in 1912, by the international gemstone society.

All that is necessary to understand, is that it is the zodiac that is being referred to here.

Each month or sign has a corresponding cranial nerve, but it is not necessary to any further into the matter.

REV 21:21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls. Each one of the gates was made of one pearl. The street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.

And notice that now each of the twelve cranial nerves, which are the gates of logic circuits to your city (the brain), are now described as each one being made of pearl, the street of gold is a symbol of the beauty of this higher conscious state of being. Transparent glass, means the condition of the mind at this point, everything is as a crystal, clarity of mind etc...

Each cranial nerve being a pearl.

The pearl is used as a symbol because of the following reason.

A particle of sand or other piece of material from the sea, gets caught in the oysters flesh, this is irritating to the oyster, so the oyster begins secreting a substance that coats this impurity, and over time the layers have created a certain size pearl.

The moral is this, is that an impure substance went in, and a beautiful thing came out of it.

Your soul or light that is in you, although not impure in itself, is still mired deep on the fleshy nature of the physical body, but like the impurity that turned into the beautiful pearl, so it is with the light that is in you, through mediation and spiritual refinement, you too become as a pearl, you emerge as a beautiful shiny pearl, hardened and crystallized by the workings of things that took place in the darkness of your meditations.

It is the fully manifested power of the cosmic energy flowing over your twelve cranial nerves, each one becomes as a pearl unto god.

Pearls are also a symbol of truth and wisdom, it all fits.

You have entered heaven, which is within you, and have passed through the pearly gates (the twelve nerves).

Now you know the real meaning of the pearly gates, it is your twelve energized cranial nerves, as the electrical energy has risen up the spine and into the brain, it has to pass over these nerves before it enters the brain cavity and lights the pineal gland, the burning bush that spoke to mosses.

Chapter 22

REV 22:1 He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb,

The river of life

The spinal canal, and the spinal fluid within

The water is the cerebro spinal fluid that bathes the brain, these ventricles are four in number, these are the four rivers of the garden of Eden, you are now back in the garden.

And of course the throne is the higher consciousness and the pineal gland or lamb is right in the middle.

And we see the symbol of it being crystal clear, again representing the clarity of mind on has after having undergone this great work.

REV 22:2 in the middle of its street. On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

The middle is the spine, which is in the center of the body, where the kundalini makes it's ascent to open the seven chakras, on this side of the river, the river of life, the electromagnetism that has entered into the brain, is the tree of life.

The tree of life in all ancient scripture, is the spine and the nerves branching out into the brain.

And notice that this tree bears twelve kinds of fruit, this is the twelve cranial nerves of your brain.

Yielding it's fruit every month.

The fruit is the electrical energy that flows over the twelve nerves.

Every month the earth enters into a new zodiac sign, each zodiac sign exerts a certain magnetic influence on the brain, so every month you receive a positive influence from what ever sign the earth is considered to be in.

And of course the leaves are a symbol of true ideas, or known facts.

The acquirement of true ideas perfects these qualities.

"Christ's eye pierces through the thick leaves of our secret thoughts" John

The reason that leaves signify rational truth is because by a tree is signified man (you). 

You are now truth, there is no lie in you. This is for the healing of the nations, everything that makes up your own being.

There are millions of dormant cells in the brain say scientists

Nations also refer to the dormant brain cells, but like a flower that is still in bud, shall open and bringforth fully manifested power, from the electrical energy that enters the brain, and they (the cells), shall be lifted up and become alive.

These cells will vibrate at the rate that causes the realization of the new birth-"the birth from above."

"we, nations (the cells of the brain and organs of the body), shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye" The third eye or pineal gland.

They shall be healed.

This is from the Universal Tao Center

We descend into the void, into the darkness of deep, inner space.

Darkness activates the deepest centers within the brain, the glands of the Crystal Palace, establishing a connection with the Original Source, the Wu Chi. 

The pineal gland connects us to the Universal Energy.

From the hypothalamus gland, we project our soul or spirit upwards, and receive the descending Universal Energy.

The pituitary gland receives the Cosmic Force, used to launch the spirit bodies into the earthly or human plane for traveling.

Ephesians 4:17. Walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 23. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

The serpent Eve was speaking to is the physical nature or the left hemisphere of the brain.

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is actually thought that we cannot partake of while we are in meditation in the Garden of Eden.

Once we have a thought in meditation, we are immediately cast out of the Garden. We must separate from all thought in the Garden and we do this in meditation.

Meditation free from the thoughts of the left hemisphere or intellectual side.

When we are in such meditation free from thought, we are in Gods vineyard, the Garden of Eden.

Psalms 80:14-15

14. O God look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; 15. And the vineyard which your right hand has planted, and the branch that you made strong for yourself.

Do you see the prayer there ?

Look down from heaven and visit this vine (us) and the vineyard which your right hand planted. The right hemisphere of the brain.

The branch you made strong for yourself.

The God part in your secret place, the Jesus part.

Referencing the right hemisphere. The place of the spirit within you

John 21:6

6. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and you shall find.
Here you notice Jesus says to cast your net to the right side.

It is all talking about the same thing within you.

The right hemisphere of the brain.



1 Kings 6:8

8. The door for the middle chamber was in the right side of the house: and they went up with winding stairs into the middle chamber, and out of the middle into the third.

Here it says that in the construction of the temple the door to the holy place is in the right side.

Also notice they winding stairs. That is the serpentine Kundalini motion up the 7 chakras or nerve centers of the spine.

The holy of holies of the temple is the right side inside of you, as is the garden of Eden.


Zion or Sion [sI'un] , section of Jerusalem, defined in the Bible as the City of David. Originally the name referred to the Jebusite fortress conquered by David, on the southeastern hill of Jerusalem. Zion was later applied to the hill where the Temple stood, and in turn came to denote the Temple area itself.

Zion is symbolic of Jerusalem, of the Promised Land, of Israel's hope of returning to Palestine (hence the term Zionism), and of heaven or God's dwelling-place with his people. Galilee, city of David, Jeresulim and Golgotha which means skull, all mean the BRAIN.

Its the human brain , in the field of consciousness. This is the Temple of the Lord of hosts. Jerusalem, Zion, city of David etc. its simply the temple built without any tool. The human brain.

"The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses of dressed stone and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the LORD with its portico."
- I Kings 7:12

"The foundation of the temple of the LORD was laid in the fourth year, in the month of Ziv. In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it. "
- I Kings 6:37-38

"And Jesus entered the temple of God (BRAIN) and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer'; but you make it a den of robbers." (Mat.21:112-13). Its the BRAIN

Religion is a defense against the experience of God.
C.G. Jung


It is said that the prophet Ezekiel rose to heaven in a chariot with fiery spinning wheels. This may be taken as a reference to the activation of the chakra centrs along the human spine by the fiery power of kundalini, when it rises up the spine.

In the Egyptian and Greek Mysteries the Hierophant would raise his thyrsus or Rod of Power up the spine of the candidate, thus causing the serpent fire of kundalini to flow up the spine, thus bringing the chakra system into full operation. This in turn allowed the neophyte to be taken out of the physical body to experience life on the astral or heavenly planes.

The Tarot card of the Chariot is pulled by two Egyptian sphinxes, one white and the other black. These symbolize the duality of Spirit and Matter. The mind uses the Spirit to redeem Matter.

Cosmic Electricity

Force and Substance

The Law as Karma is administered, by the Lipika or Lords of Karma through the Hierarchy of Saturn. "As ye sow so also shall ye reap" demands efficient administrators. The reaping is not always done in this life but can be experienced in future lives through reincarnation. The Law determines the manner in which Force (Fohat, or Cosmic Electricity) will act on Substance (mulaprakriti, the fluid matter of Great Sea of Pisces).

The healing of the Soul of man comes through the wand or staff of Mercury or Hermes, the messenger of the Monad.

This is the staff of Aesclepius, the doctor on board the Argosy, whose sailors sought the Golden Fleece or Ram of Aries (Colchis) at the top of the spine, the Aries-Libra axis. This staff is the symbol of healing (Raphael) used by the medical profession, in complete ignorance of its real meaning. We do not heal disease by this staff of the spine - it is the blindness (materialism) of the Lower Self that is removed.




Zazen is a particular kind of meditation, unique to Zen, that functions centrally as the very heart of the practice. In fact, Zen Buddhists are generally known as the "meditation Buddhists." Basically, zazen is the study of the self.

The great Master Dogen said, "To study the Buddha Way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, and to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things." To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things. Upon his own enlightenment, Buddha was in seated meditation;

Zen practice returns to the same seated meditation again and again. For two thousand five hundred years that meditation has continued, from generation to generation; it's the most important thing that has been passed on.

It spread from India to China, to Japan, to other parts of Asia, Asia minor, Greece and Egypt, and then finally to the West. It's a very simple practice. It's very easy to describe and very easy to follow. But like all other practices, it takes doing in order for it to happen.

We tend to see body, breath, and mind separately, but in zazen they come together as one reality. The first thing to pay attention to is the position of the body in zazen.

The body has a way of communicating outwardly to the world and inwardly to oneself. How you position your body has a lot to do with what happens with your mind and your breath.

Throughout the years of the evolution of Buddhism, the most effective positioning of the body for the practice of zazen has been the pyramid structure of the seated Buddha. Sitting on the floor is recommended because it is very stable. We use a zafu - a small pillow - to raise the behind just a little, so that the knees can touch the ground.

The words "ki" in Japanese and "chi"; in Chinese, meaning power or energy, both derive from breath. Breath is the vital force; it's the central activity of our bodies.

Mind and breath are one reality: when your mind is agitated your breath is agitated; when you're nervous you breathe quickly and shallowly; when your mind is at rest the breath is deep, easy, and effortless.

It is important to center your attention in the hara. The hara is a place within the body, located two inches below the navel. It's the physical and spiritual center of the body. Put your attention there; put your mind there. As you develop your zazen, you'll become more aware of the hara as the center of your attentiveness

The mind is in the hara, hands are folded in the cosmic mudra, mouth is closed, tongue pressed on the upper palate. You're breathing through the nose and you're tasting the breath. Keep your attention on the hara and the breath. Imagine the breath coming down into the hara, the viscera, and returning from there. Make it part of the whole cycle of breathing.

Scattered mental activity and energy keeps us separated from each other, from our environment, and from ourselves. In the process of sitting, the surface activity of our minds begins to slow down. The mind is like the surface of a pond - when the wind is blowing, the surface is disturbed and there are ripples. Nothing can be seen clearly because of the ripples; the reflected image of the sun or the moon is broken up into many fragments.

Out of that stillness, our whole life arises. If we don't get in touch with it at some time in our life, we will never get the opportunity to come to a point of rest. In deep zazen, deep samadhi, a person breathes at a rate of only two or three breaths a minute.

Normally, at rest, a person will breathe about fifteen breaths a minute - even when we're relaxing, we don't quite relax. The more completely your mind is at rest, the more deeply your body is at rest. Respiration, heart rate, circulation, and metabolism slow down in deep zazen. The whole body comes to a point of stillness that it doesn't reach even in deep sleep.

This is a very important and very natural aspect of being human. It is not something particularly unusual. All creatures of the earth have learned this and practice this. It's a very important part of being alive and staying alive: the ability to be completely awake.

Once the counting of the breath has been really learned, and concentration, true one-pointedness of mind, has developed, we usually go on to other practices such as koan study or shikantaza ("just sitting").

This progression should not be thought of in terms of "gain" or "promotion"; that would imply that counting the breath was just a preparation for the "real" thing. Each step is the real thing. Whatever our practice is, the important thing is to put ourselves into it completely. When counting the breath, we just count the breath.

It is also important to be patient and persistent, to not be constantly thinking of a goal, of how the sitting practice may help us. We just put ourselves into it and let go of our thoughts, opinions, positions, everything our minds hold onto. The human mind is basically free, not clinging. In zazen we learn to uncover that mind, to see who we really are.

The Bible is really Zen and Buddhism in disguise.

 Gospel of Thomas- The Kingdom of God is inside/within you (and all about you), not in buildings/mansions of wood and stone. (When I am gone) Split a piece of wood and I am there, lift the/a stone and you will find me

Acts 7:48-51 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet

6:7. The Temple was built from pieces exactly cut, away from the site and assembled without the sound of working tools. The house was built in silence.

Do you see, that the temple made WITHOUT hands and WITHOUT tools is (your brain and consciousness) and it was built in silence (that's meditation), the temple built without tools, is sitting on top of your shoulders.

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