According to the gospels, Jesus was crucified on a hilltop named Golgotha, which when translated means "place of the skull" in English. He is also
said to have been crucified in the middle of two other men who are said to have been thieves or bandits.
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There
they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
I think this narrative is highly symbolic and metaphorical in its meaning, and I hope to enlighten you on what I believe it really means.
So two men on both sides of another man who claimed to be "the light of men" and "the light of the world" who were crucified on top of a hill
which translates to "place of the skull".
The brain is located within the skull and has two halves with the middle containing the pineal gland.
On each side of the pineal gland lies halves of the thalamus, which has many functions, one of which is to relay input from the retinas to the
occipital lobe, which in turn creates the image that we see. It also regulates consciousness.
Could Jesus on the cross with two thieves represent the pineal gland and the thalamus within our brains, which itself is located in the "place of the
skull"? I think so.
The pineal gland's main function is to produce melatonin, which in turn regulates our sleep and wake cycles. The less light the pineal gland
receives, the more melatonin it produces and vice versa. More light = less melatonin produced, which means less sleep and more wakefulness.
When we sleep, there is darkness, when we wake there is light, so Jesus calling himself "the light of the world" is a pretty obvious nod toward
wakefulness and consciousness itself, and the parallels with the set up of the crucifixion and the thalamus/pineal gland only cements my opinion on
what it is supposed to represent.
Paul describes those who do not believe in Jesus as "asleep in Christ".
1 Thessalonians 4
14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
As we know, the less light the pineal gland receives, the more likely you will fall asleep.
Jesus also refers to the third eye.
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
The "single eye" that Jesus speaks of is the image that we see. It is the eye of the mind, or the "third eye". If you look at the shape of your
image, you will even notice it is shaped like an eye. The pineal gland is also commonly referred to as the "third eye", and it regulating sleep
patterns means it activates the "light of man", which is consciousness. It is also referred to as the seat of the soul by some.
If you make your eye single, your spiritual body (your image) will be full of light. Everyone's image is full of light, that is what makes it an
image. Most do not acknowledge this though, because they have been taught to think otherwise or face condemnation.
So in short, my theory is that Jesus is within all of us, he represents consciousness and wakefulness, something we all have. Jesus being crucified on
Golgotha between two thieves represents religion killing spirituality by putting so much emphasis on a man's death instead of his life.
Hopefully you enjoyed this thread, and hopefully I may have opened your "eye". Thanks for reading.