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The Symbolic Meaning of Jesus Christ as the Third-Eye Chakra

Christ-Consciousness in the Pineal Gland 

The esoteric symbolism surrounding Jesus represents many things. Very rarely, however, is He associated with the mind or the third-eye chakra. In terms of the Self, Christians identify JC with the body. Some Christians even recognise Jesus symbolises God in man.

An association that often goes unnoticed is that Jesus represents the illuminated man. He was the equivalent of Buddha. I can’t imagine many pastors standing before their congregation and telling them that. I told this to my mother, a churchgoer, and she said, “Don’t be stupid.”

Another little-known secret is that the story of the Passion is absolutely riddled in third-eye chakra symbolism, an energy centre that is connected to the pineal gland. 

This article explores the symbolism of the third-eye chakra in the crucifixion story and explains what the pineal gland is together with its relationship with the third-eye.

I appreciate the third-eye/pineal gland connection in relation to Jesus Christ may come as a revelation to some of you. It’s never mentioned by organised religions and mainstream scholars even though the third eye – and all the chakras – are referenced in the scriptures of ancient cultures.

What’s more, the third eye chakra is connected to the pineal gland and creates the vision you see in your head. Today, the third-eye chakra is more commonly referred to as ‘the mind’s eye’. 

Genesis 32:30 | “So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”

Matthew 6:22 | “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”

There’s are massive clues as to the meaning of the third-eye chakra right there in the Bible, supposedly written over 2000-years ago. The chakras are also referenced in the Upanishads and the Puranas of India which are thought to have been written are 800BCE. 

You are the one sitting in the Muladhara, you are the one who pierce the knot of Brahma (Brahma Granthi). You are the one in the Manipura, you are the one who pierce the knot of Vishnu (Vishnu Granthi). You are the one in the Ajna Chakra, you are the one who pierce the knot of Rudra (Rudra Granthi). And reaching in the Sahasrara you rain the Nectar (Soma) / Amrita there. Bright  like Lightning you reach above the Six chakras. You are Kundalini the great energy which is subtle in nerves. ~ Lalita Sahasranama sutra from Brahmanda Purana

Modern science, on the other hand, is still debating over what the pineal gland does – although they are getting closer.

By the way, this article is approached from a psycho-analytical point-of-view, not a religious one. However, I have to use religion and ancient texts, in general, to explain the concept of the pineal gland and the third-eye chakra because modern scientists have not yet realised this. Apparently “primitive theories” don’t count for anything amongst today’s academics. 

Habitual Mind v Subconscious Mind 

Let me start by briefly telling you how your mind works.

It’s fucked! 


Of course, I can’t speak for everyone, but if you do not feel as though you have complete control over your mind and you are suffering from a so-called ‘mental illness’, then your mind is probably in need of a few tweaks.

Let’s make this clear: it’s not your fault your brain is scattered and unbalanced!

You can blame that on society. At this point all the new-agers are shouting, that’s wrong, you can’t blame anybody else, you are responsible for your own creation! 

That’s true to an extent. Unfortunately, this is just more of the old half-truth bullshit pushed by misguided belief systems. Yes, you are responsible for your own creation, but society shapes your mind so that most of the time you create crap you don’t want.

Oh, and by the way, they do that through subversive use of symbolism. Master Mind Content, on the other hand, teaches you how to use symbolism for your benefit. So it pays to know how it’s being used against you!

Your mind is filled with information and you can only create things in your life based on the information you have in your mind. If you have poor information, you will create poor experiences.

Let me put it this way; if you were in control of your own mind and could manifest anything YOU desired, would you have created the life you have? 

Your mind has been carved into a driving seat for your dark passenger to steer. It has been moulded into a materialistic animal by mind-masons that control the media, the banking and political systems, organised religions, education, technology and everything else that makes society the shit stream it is today.

Your mind is a computer. You have been programmed.

You probably also have a virus.

What’s more, your mind his habitual. The shit information that society forces on you are stored in your subconscious mind which then transfers that information to your conscious mind every day. Consequently, you habitually repeat the same patterns of life, transform the shame energy and experience the same shit.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ~ Henry Ford

Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news, but don’t worry, you can fix it!

The mind is like plasticine and can be adapted simply by thinking and doing things in a different way. What you need to do is un-program the virus of your habitual mind and take control of the operating system – your conscious awareness; otherwise known as the True Self! 

Once you understand which voices in your head are programs, which voices will help you evolve, and which are your own free will, you have more control over your actions. Thus you have more capacity to create more abundance in your life.

What you must remember here is that there are three sides to every story; one side, the other side and your side. Or in psychoanalytic parlance; id/ego, superego and self.

Which story do you want to tell?

The key is to connect with your higher conscious nature. Learn to ask, listen and receive. Your higher-conscious nature is your guide and will not let you down unless you consistently ignore it. Then, as Carl Jung says, the unconscious can be “dangerous”.

What is important to remember is that most of the programs in your subconscious are useless. Follow the rules of the id and the ego and you will learn life’s lessons the hard way.

To create the things you want in your life, you have to raise your conscious awareness and open your third-eye chakra. It is the ability to visualise that strengthens your communication with your higher consciousness and subsequently reprogram your subconscious mind.

According to Dr. Jospeh Murphy, when you tell your subconscious what you want, the magical energy finds a way to make your desire a reality….

“Your subconscious mind is the master mechanic, the all-wise one, who knows ways and means of healing any organ of your body, as well as your affairs…Do not be concerned with details and means but know the end result. Get the feel of the happy solution of your problem, whether it is health, financial or employment etc. Remember how you felt after you had recovered from a severe state of illness. Bear in mind that the feeling is the touchstone of all subconscious demonstration.” ~ Dr. Joseph Murphy, Miracles of Your Mind

Let me show you how ancient symbolism tells you the same thing.

The Symbolic Meaning of the Vesica Pisces

So, by now you’re probably wondering what all this talk about the third-eye chakra and higher conscious awareness has got to do with Jesus.

Well, you’ve heard of Christ Consciousness, haven’t you? If not, you may be more familiar with terms such as ascension, nirvana, enlightenment, higher consciousness, illumination, satori etc…

…it has many names, call it what you like. It doesn’t matter what label you choose, but for the purpose of this article, I will call it ‘Christ Consciousness.’ 

Christ consciousness third eye

Essentially, Christ Consciousness is the ability to master your mind and emotions. In doing so, you master your actions and have more control over the energy you transform. It is the transformation of energy that creates your experience of reality. However, energy first starts in the mind. 

Ancient alchemists called this primordial state of the energy, “The First Cause” or libido. 

The term libido should not be misused in relation to its sexual reference – ala Sigmund Freud. A better explanation for the term ‘libido’ is the psychic energy that eventually takes shape as matter. In the words of Carl Jung:

“To anyone who understands libido merely as the psychic energy over which he has conscious control, the religious relationship, as we have defined it, is bound to appear as a ridiculous game of hide-and-seek with oneself. But it is rather a question of the energy which belongs to the archetype, to the unconscious, and which is therefore not his to dispose of. This “game with oneself” is anything but ridiculous; on the contrary, it is extremely important. To carry a god around in yourself means a great deal; it is a guarantee of happiness, of power, and even of omnipotence, in so far as these are attributes of divinity. To carry a god within oneself is practically the same as being God oneself….The idea of “becoming a god” is even more obvious in the pagan mystery cults, where the neophyte, after initiation, is himself lifted up to divine status….When man becomes God, his importance and power are enormously increased.” ~ Carl Jung, Symbols of Transformation

As a quick aside, Jesus represents the personification of God in man. He is the “coming prototype” mentioned in Romans 5:14 of the Old Testament. In Genesis, man was made in the image of God but after the “fall” lost contact with “God” – whom we can take to mean your superior consciousness.

The pineal gland is the gateway to God. 

So back to the symbolism.

The original sign for Jesus was the vesica piscis (or pisces). The principal meaning of the Vesica Piscis is the birth of creation because of its likeness to female genitalia. You can read more about the symbolism of the Vesica Piscis here.

This vagina-shaped symbol was known as the Ichthus in ancient Greece and is formed by two intertwining circles which meet in the middle. As if by magic, over-shooting the compass forms the shape of a fish. It’s a miracle! 

Ichthys esoteric symbolism

I think this is a good time to tell you the vesica piscis also resembles the human DNA module – a “carrier of genetic information.” In other words, a copy of a copy that slowly evolves over time – very much like the habitual mind, don’t you think? 

The cells in the body communicate with one another in order to function properly. When they do not function properly illness occurs.

It’s interesting to note that the alchemists also call the libido or First Cause, Mercurius. This name is inspired by the Roman Mercury and his Greek correspondence Hermes. In mythology, Mercury is known as the ‘messenger of the Gods.”

If God is your higher conscious, Mercury is delivering his wisdom. The information within the primordial energy becomes physical reality. Mercury is also connected with healing.

This is because the wisdom of “God” means the energy of life that you transform flows freely, without blockages. You have inner peace, happiness, abundance and trust in yourself. It ticks all the boxes.

The Origins and Meaning of the Vesica Piscis 

The earliest known origins of the vesica piscis date back to ancient Sumeria, and has since been used throughout ancient cultures in association with the Mother Goddess. It was immensely popular with early Christian artists. 

Vesica Piscis third-eye chakraThe symbol resembles the vulva, and by extension represents the womb. All life comes from a womb, seed or an egg, all of which share the same shape. The Vesica Piscis is also called Mandorla because it of its resemblance to almonds. Mandorla is the Italian word for almond.

Jesus, the Virgin Mary and saints are often shown with the vesica piscis in the background to indicate they have reached an illuminated state.

From a psychological pov, the two overlapping circles that produce the vesica piscis represent the habitual mind and the subconscious mind – the two worlds, physical and ethereal. 

When you master your habitual mind you bring your subconscious mind into sync with your worldly desires thus have more control over the things you create or that manifest in your life. 

The twin circles also represent the duality of your personality. This covers several aspects such as male and female, love and fear, base and higher consciousness, light and dark passengers, etc. 

What I want to focus on is light and dark, the good and bad side of your character.  

To make this simpler, think of the little devil and angel sitting on your shoulders. You will probably have seen this concept on TV. Now consider this; how many times have you done something you know you shouldn’t? 

You know you have! 

When lured into temptation, you are hearing the voice of your little devil telling you it is alright to have another piece of cake or smoke another joint. This is the dark passenger communicating with you through your subconscious, or personal mind. 

In The Inner Secret Or That Something Within, William Walker Atkinson says that resisting temptation makes your will power stronger. When you can resist the distractions of your habitual mind, you get better results from the law of attraction – that “something within which makes your desires its desires.”

Having a dark side doesn’t make you a bad person – providing you don’t use it for evil. It’s actually natural to have a dark side. The universal laws of nature show that everything that exists has a polar opposite so where there is good there is bad, light and dark, positive and negative, masculine and feminine.

But regardless of what your dark passenger tempts you to do, you have to take control of your habitual mind with your conscious mind. Your conscious mind should be the decision-maker. However, because the ego is easily influenced by Freud’s id – the little fella that trigger your survival mechanisms – acting on the Reasoning of your conscious mind is actually pretty difficult. 

For more details of right and wrong, consider the seven deadly sins and seven heavenly virtues.

What is the pineal gland?

Neurobiologists are undecided how the pineal gland functions or what it actually does. However, it is a hypothetical candidate for the so-called mind’s eye, our innate ability to create visions in our head. This would correspond with the third-eye chakra or the infamous “All-Seeing Eye“.

The pineal gland is part of the endocrine system which consists of a series of glands that secrete neurotransmitters into the bloodstream. These “chemical messengers” send signals to the body’s cells, which in turn help to regulate a variety of functions including metabolism, sleep, growth, tissue function and mood.

third-eye chakra brain parts

Neuroscientists also know the pineal gland forms part of the thalamus which sits in the centre of the brain and crosses into both hemispheres. It is known to secrete melatonin during sleep which has led to the theoretical conclusion that the DMT naturally produced by the gland is responsible for the hallucination-like images that appear in the mind’s eye and whilst in a dream-state. 

Melatonin is a form of serotonin that helps to balance moods and modulate patterns of sleep and waking consciousness. In the 1990’s it was hailed as a wonder drug and has been included in health supplements ever since. 

The controversial aspect of this health-kick is that melatonin contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a psychedelic substance found in plants and psychoactive mushrooms.

In South America, plants that contain DMT are used to brew medicines shaman claim can cure any disease created by living in a civilised society. Nearly all other world governments ban the use of DMT and list it as a dangerous substance. However, decriminalization of ayahuasca for use in therapeutic ritual is becoming more widespread.

The pineal pinecone

The pineal gland is shaped like a pinecone. Ancient mystery schools coded this information in pinecone-shaped esoteric symbolism pine conesymbols. 

The largest statue depicting this symbolism today can be found in the Vatican’s Pinecone Court. We also find it on the staff of the Pope. 


So the church is not unaware of the function of the pineal gland. You might argue they are also aware of the third-eye chakra.

The pinecone statue on display in the Vatican was originally carved in the first century and was a fountain piece outside the Temple of Isis in Campo Martius next to the Pantheon in Rome. 

In ancient Egypt, the rod of Osiris is topped by a pinecone. The shaft also features two intertwining serpents representing the kundalini energy spiralling up the spine or seven chakra points. 

The staff of the Greek God, Dionysus is also topped with a pinecone. Dionysus is the God of “ritual madness, wine and festivity”. And the parallels between the stories of Jesus and Dionysus are many.

We can actually translate “ritual madness” to mean being under the effects of a mind-altering substance – one that probably interacts with the third-eye and strengthens visualisation. Maybe DMT perhaps.

Consider this:

Remember I mentioned Mercury earlier? Like Osiris, the Roman God of Healing also carries a rod with two intertwining serpents. Known as the ‘caduceus’, the symbol demonstrates how neurotransmitters travel through the central nervous system of the body.

Today, a stylised version of the caduceus is used by practically every medical association, hospital, clinic, pharmacy and medical institution in the world. The image below is a small handful.

Caduceus esoteric symbolismThe serpent represents energy. The staff, pole or stick is the spinal column.

Energy is distributed throughout the body via the central nervous system which is located along the spinal column.

It’s also poignant to note that there are 33 bones in the spine column. Jesus is killed at the age of 33.

It’s important to remember here that the neurotransmitters released by the brain – melatonin being one of them – carry information to the body’s cells.

Good information means your body will function properly. Bad information creates a blockage and causes illness and dis-ease.

This is why medical associations use the caduceus as their symbol. The elite knows what this symbolism means yet they still ban a natural medicine that heals people.

When your under the influence of psychedelic “medicines” such as the South American ayahuasca brew, the mind’s eye is awakened. You see images and symbols with great clarity. This is how your higher conscious (God) communicates with you.

Jung explains the unconscious mind uses symbols to communicate with the conscious mind. It does this because the personal conscious harbours universal symbols that are common to all mankind. Moreover, when the unconscious contents are recognised by the individual – when you reach a moment of self-realisation – you release repressed consciousness and acquire understanding. 

“This agrees exactly with our experience of the psychology of the individual, which shows the “child” paves the way for a future change of personality. In the individuation process, it anticipates the figure that comes from the synthesis of conscious and unconscious elements in the personality. It is therefore a symbol which unites the opposites; a mediator, bringer of healing, that is, one who makes whole. ” ~ Carl Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

When Jung refers to an individual becoming “whole” he is referring to the religious concept of absolute enlightenment.

Third-Eye Symbolism 

Third-eye symbolism has become synonymous with Freemasonry, the Illuminati and The New World Order thanks to the so-called “all-seeing-eye” on the Great Seal of the US One Dollar banknote. 

The image was inspired by a 1909 pamphlet and sanctioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. It features an eye inside a decapitated capstone levitating above a pyramid. 

13 esoteric symbolism one dollar bill

This symbolism has many connotations that conspiracy theorists have run wild with, but in terms of physiological and psychological meaning, the image represents the seven-point chakra system and the opening of the third-eye. 

The pyramid – with its four sides – represents the four lower chakras, and the triangular capstone represents the three upper energy centres, the middle of which is the third-eye, or brow chakra.

It is said that the brow chakra is our ability to see potential and where we develop our sixth sense; psychic ability, clairvoyance, premonition, intuition and other extra-sensory perceptions.

The ancient mystery schools, philosophers, shamans and even organised religions (albeit covertly) all point toward the third-eye chakra being important for spiritual awakening. 

The Pineal Gland in Spiritual Traditions 

The pineal gland has been linked to the Eye of Horus which bears a strong resemblance with the thalamus of which the pineal gland is a part of. 

Eye of Horus limbic system

Although science is still lagging behind clarifying the exact function of this central part of the brain, there can be no doubt ancient mystics tell us it is the gateway to higher consciousness. 

In his book, Written In Stone, author and researcher, Richard Cassaro documents a compelling study of how third-eye symbolism has been used predominantly in architecture and artwork for thousands of years the world over. 

In eastern spiritual traditions such as Buddhism, Tao and Hinduism, the third eye is seen as a symbol of enlightenment, or understanding. It is referred to as the inner eye or “eye of knowledge.” 

In Hindu Dharma, women still wear a bindi in the centre of their head, a red dot where the third eye or ajna chakra is. Appropriately, the bindi is typically worn by married women to signify true love and prosperity. The significant of the symbol being worn by married women is to represent the union of opposites; male and female = conscious mind and unconscious mind.

Today, the Bindi is frequently worn as a fashion item so the significance of its original meaning has been lost. Historically, the bindi was a spiritual symbol to denote self-realisation, an extension of perceived reality in which you understand more of the world than your physical eyes are capable of seeing. 

And so it is with this concept that we come to Jesus Christ representing the pineal gland or third-eye chakra. 

Third-Eye Symbolism in the Bible 

We know JC was an enlightened being. Just as spiritual beings that can access their third-eye chakra reach attainment – hence why it is sometimes referred to as Christ-Consciousness. 

But where is the Bible’s reference to Jesus having any association with the third-eye, I hear you ask? Granted it is hidden, but look closely enough and you will find it all over the story of the crucifixion. 

JC was nailed to the cross on the hill of Golgotha which in Hebrew means “the place of the skull.” In Latin, we find the word Calvary, which also means skull. 

The place-name in ancient Greek texts is Kranion from which we derive the modern word, cranium. So we have the connection to the skull –  which is obviously the seat of the brain. The pineal gland remember is in the centre of the brain.

The Latin Cross, another symbol rich in meaning, is a derivation of the Egyptian Ankh which incidentally better explains its relationship to the symbolism of the third-eye chakra. Bear in mind here how much symbolism Christianity has borrowed from ancient Egypt and earlier cultures. 

ankh third-eye symbolism

If you position the arms of the Ankh across your eyebrows, the rounded head will rest on your brow, where the third eye chakra is.

Furthermore, Matthew 27:38 tells us that when Jesus was killed, “two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left.”

The “two robbers” this passage speaks of are the optical eyes we view the world through, the same eyes which give us a false perception of reality that is created for us by the people that influence society. 

Yes, that same society that programs your habitual mind and persuades you to make decisions you probably shouldn’t. 

Only by opening the “all-seeing, all-knowing” eye do you understand the truth about yourself. This is the true inner wisdom that Jesus explains throughout his teachings.

Matt 6:21-24 | “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”

And have you ever noticed how three crosses are often grouped together? Whilst travelling through South America I encountered numerous places called Los Tres Cruces – the three crosses. And the middle cross is always positioned slightly higher than the “one on the right, and one on the left.”

I also found this in the catacombs of Naples in Italy.

Three crosses 3rd eye symbolism

And surprise, surprise, surprise, a thread of number three symbolism runs through the story of the crucifixion. The number three, of course, is central to third-eye symbolism for obvious reasons.

Before his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed three times. According to, “He was placed on the cross at the 3rd hour of the day (9am) and dies at the 9th hour (3pm). Nine of course is 3×3 or 3+3+3. 

In Matthew 27:40 we read: | “You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself.” 

The temple is the body, or more precisely our physical existence on Earth. You could argue that being nailed to a cross does destroy the body, but that is not what is meant by this passage. 

The esoteric meaning is the breaking down of worldly beliefs which are essentially a false reality – the bad information programmed by society. These programs create limiting believes, narrow-minded views, a lack of self-confidence or self-worth etc.

When you overcome these false beliefs and see the Truth, you raise your vibration to a higher spiritual plane where you can access higher levels of knowledge. In Hinduism, this is known as ‘kundalini awakening‘ – the serpent creeping up the spine.

Whilst Jesus was nailed to the cross, there were three hours of darkness, between 12pm and 3pm. 

Furthermore, it takes three days to awaken the ajna chakra during meditation. Jesus, of course, is resurrected after three days, which evidently represents awakening to higher spiritual awareness. 

Christ is also nailed to the cross with three nails. The cross has four ends representing the four lower chakras and the nails are the three upper chakras. The National Catholic Register also calculate the date of the crucifixion took place on 3rd April – 3 and 4 equalling the seven chakras.

The numerology continues with the age of Jesus when he died = 33. Three plus three is six – and the ajna is the sixth chakra, the sixth sense. He also spent six hours on the cross. 

So to sum up the crucifixion of the man Jesus is analogous of awakening the third-eye chakra and seeing the All in yourself. The awakening is to recognise your connection to your higher-conscious nature which guides you through life. 

Learn how to connect to Christ-Consciousness and you have the ability to take control over your habitual mind and make better decisions. Ultimately, you improve your quality of life. The key to self-realisation is the ability to focus your mind, identify memories of your past or understand esoteric symbolism that helps guide you to the Truth.

Symbols can be used as a powerful tool to help guide you through life and make important decisions with confidence. Our self-development courses use esoteric symbolism to demonstrate how you can expand conscious awareness and improve the quality of your human experience just by observing your unconscious mind and understanding your true nature.



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