Great POSTINGS SIMULTANEOUS FRIENDS....
Just in case OTHER SELVES may ALSO APPRECIATE a BIBLICAL tie-in to the IMPORTANCE of the PINEAL gland, I thought I would ALSO share how I believe the LOCATION of where Jacob's name was "officially" changed to ISRAEL (IS-REAL to me) ....was/is at the site of Pineil.
...(I believe, the SIMILARITIES in Pineil and Pineal's pronounciation is WAY TOO CLOSE... to NOT BE a TIE/REFERENCE to the Pineal gland!!!).....
Jacob Wrestles With God:
22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak."
But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
27 The man asked him, "What is your name?"
"Jacob," he answered.
28 Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."
29 Jacob said, "Please tell me your name."
But he replied, "Why do you ask my name?" (And He replied, "I AM that I AM", will sufice.) Then he blessed him there. *(Note the "I AM that I AM".. is Stephen Mitchell's verison of GOD's reply & "this" is not in all Bible versions??).
30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared."
Anywho... GOD and WHAT GOD is and how we all may wrestle with IDEAS of such... ..may be VERY WELL TIED to THE PINEAL GLAND's ABILITIES/USE!!!?? AND THUS... "this" may or may not?? BE VERY MUCH IMPORTANT to another SELF???
Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts which may or may not be of any significance??