Cleaning up the pineal gland is useful for those wishing to develop their multidimensional perception, for further spiritual exploration. Iboga is a perennial rainforest shrub and a psychedelic that is native to Central Africa. When taken in small doses, it stimulates the central nervous system. Iboga is used not only to detoxify the body and mind, it is used for opening the third eye, also known as the pineal gland. An awakened pineal gland brings the ability to consciously enter the spiritual world for those that are ready.
But first, what is the pineal gland? The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland that produces melatonin, which is a hormone that affects sleeping patterns and photoperiodic (which is a fancy word for seasonal) functions. The pineal gland is located towards the center of the brain in between the two hemispheres. It is small, usually only about 8mm in size, and is shaped like a pinecone, thus the name “pineal”. Unlike the majority of the brain, the pineal gland is not separated from the rest of the body by the blood-brain barrier system.
The center of the brain has long been revered as having a spiritual connection. It is the attachment between the spiritual and the physical world. Since the pineal gland is at the center of the brain, it is seen as the link to the spiritual world and supernatural powers. It is the third eye, which controls the various bio-rhythms of the body. The pineal gland is also associated with the sixth chakra.
It is said that when the pineal gland, or third eye is awakened, one is able to see beyond space time into time space….even go to the beginning of time. You can see the truth for yourself, with your own eyes. It raises the frequency on which one operates and moves one into a higher consciousness. When you experience iboga, you will actually feel your vibration increasing. You will feel the “iboga buzz” in your body and hear it in your ears.
While the physiological function of the pineal gland has been unknown until recent times, many traditions and shamans have long known this area to be the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds. The Bwiti from Gabon, Africa have used Iboga for hundreds of years to do just that. During initiations, a person is given Iboga to enter the spiritual world where they can connect with ancestors and see the beginning of time itself.
Iboga also has neuro-protective properties. It contains indole alkaloids (not DMT). Research can be found on PubMed including studies about its anti-mycobacterial, anti-fungal (anti-candida) and anti-retroviral properties.