General Weirdness M, N, O, P, Q
Necronomicon, or "Book of Dead Names," is the title of most European translations
of the "forbidden" book, "Al Azif," written by "The Mad Arab," Abdul Alhazred. A
matter of heated and sometimes fetid controversy, the Necronomicon is so feared and
The Necronomicon with Commentaries, Neville Spearman, Suffolk,England, 1978.
The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis or the
"third eye") is a small endocrine gland. The pineal gland is shaped like a tiny pine
cone, hence its name. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation
of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) functions. It is located near
to the center of the brain between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where
the two rounded thalamic bodies join. Unlike much of the rest of the brain, the pineal
gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-
While the physiological function of the pineal gland has been unknown until recent times, mystical traditions and esoteric schools have long known this area in the middle of the brain to be the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds. Considered the most powerful and highest source of ethereal energy available to humans, the pineal gland has always been important in initiating supernatural powers. Development of psychic talents has been closely associated with this organ of higher vision.
The third eye controls the various bio-
The pineal gland's location deep in the brain seems to intimate hidden importance.
In the days before its function as a physical eye that could see beyond space-