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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 ill-reputed that some even deny that such a terrible work could exist. --, In the latest translation, adapted from coded papers found in the archives of Dr. John Dee, Robert Turner writes, "In the myths of every race and clime we see the hallmarks of those extra-cosmic denizens that populate the pages of the Necronomicon. ... In the Himalayas, . . . the Abominable Snowman, . . . Sightings of the West Virginia Mothman, . . . sea serpents and monsters fill the oceans and lakes; UFO encounters have become an almost daily occurrence."


The Necronomicon with Commentaries, Neville Spearman, Suffolk,England, 1978.

The Third Eye

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-brain barrier system. It is reddish-gray and about the size of a pea (8 mm in humans).

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-rhythms of the body. It works in harmony with the hypothalamus gland which directs the body's thirst, hunger, sexual desire and the biological clock that determines our aging process. When it "awakens", one feels a pressure at the base of the brain.

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-time was discovered, it was considered a mystery linked to superstition and mysticism. Today it is associated with the sixth chakra.