Well, here's some interesting details emerging from my checks into the research I mentioned...
The article I originally thought referred to calcification of the pineal gland does not in fact refer to the pineal gland. Instead, it refers to a
reduction in size of the parietal cortex as a result of treatment with the anti-psychotic olanzapine. The parietal cortex is the area of the brain
responsible for the electrical impulses which constitute our sensation of having 'free will'...
NB - It's important to read the second link I provide in order to understand a very simple and effective study, forming the backdrop for what I'm
referring to and speculating upon in this post.
Seems we may have a scientific basis for an hypothesis concerning 'free will being tampered with', in patients with schizophrenia... If a parietal
cortex of ordinary functionality is a facilitator of whatever biological / psycho-spiritual factors cause schizophrenia, then the reduction in size of
this region after dosing with Olanzapine - leading to a lessening of the effects - may point us neatly to what could really be happening with
schizophrenia as an illness.
The parietal cortex works in tandem with the premotor cortex to coordinate movements of the body under conscious control. The 'intention' comes from
the parietal cortex, and the 'action' comes form the premotor cortex. If the pineal gland, as the 'bridge' between the different layers of reality
(ask any Indian Yogic master) is 'hacked' by a psychic energy form, that energy form might relay its intentions for the 'host' via direct stimulation
of the premotor cortex; ergo, 'possession'. The premotor cortex when stimulated can lead to actions being completed (such as the raising of a hand),
without the test subject being aware that the action has taken place.
Full 'possession'/ dissociative schizophrenia is characterised by a dissolution of the former personality, to be replaced by one or more
alter-personalities/ 'entities'. If the pineal gland is calcified, does that lead to a reduction in the ability of people to resist infiltration by
such entities/personaities? Is that why we see more evidence of 'demonic' behaviors in society these days?
Some victims of schizophrenia/ 'classical possession' claim that they can sense a force trying to move their hands/ alter their intentions. They
describe it as though another entity is trying to impose its will upon them, even to the point that actions are completed without their 'consent'.
Ideally, the entity (almost invariably 'nefarious' or evil in its intention) would try to bring the host's will into line with its own; hence the
stimulation of the parietal cortex, in attempts to cloud out/ suppress the free will of the host. If the host begins to lose the hope of controlling
themselves, they will more easily succumb to the pressure of the entity, allowing some nasty deed to be completed through them, or simply becoming
apathetic as to the presence of the entity, which may be there for many different reasons (not necessarily a topic for discussion here, though I
believe that these entities are real and are present in all cultures of the world today).
Carlos Castenada referred to them as psychic vampires (though I don't have a source for that), and of course in the West we generally know them as
A healthy control of the energetic properties of one's body is an effective way to maintain a watchful eye over our own mind, will and emotions
(collectively, these are what constitutes our 'soul' - the bit that makes us, 'us').
Disciplines like Tai Chi are supposedly excellent for such control of our soul/ spirit energy (I haven't gotten around to trying it yet); silent
meditation/ prayer also works well. I personally have a Christian faith (faith in the divine person of Christ), and have found that I am able to
counteract the apparent manifestation of demonic entities in other people, or in the environment, by calling on Him.
link to the original monkey/olanzapine research is HERE
link to the details of a parietal / premotor cortex study is
Any feedback appreciated.
edit on 7-2-2011 by FlyInTheOintment because: clarification