The Pineal Gland

The Pineal Gland is a mass of nervous substance which is found located

in the human brain in a position near the middle of the skull, almost

directly above the extreme top of the spinal column. It is shaped like a

small cone, and is of a reddish-gray color. It lies in front of the

cerebellum, and is attached to the third ventricle of the brain. It

contains a small quantity of peculiar particles of a gritty, sand-like

bstance, which is commonly known as "brain sand." It derives its

scientific name from its shape, which resembles a pine-cone. Western

physiologists are at sea regarding the function and office of this

interesting organ, or gland, and the text books generally content

themselves with stating that "the functions of the Pineal Gland are not

understood." The oriental occultists, on the other hand, claim that the

Pineal Gland, with its peculiar arrangement of nerve-cell corpuscles,

and its tiny grains of "brain-sand," is intimately associated with

certain forms of the transmission and reception of waves of mental

vibrations. Western students of occultism have been struck with the

remarkable resemblance between the Pineal Gland and a certain part of

the receiving apparatus employed in wireless telegraphy, the latter also

containing small particles which bear a close resemblance to the

"brain-sand" of the Pineal Gland; and this fact is often urged by them

to substantiate the theory of the oriental occultists concerning the

function and office of this interesting organ of the human body which is

located in the brain of man.