Pineal Secrets Revealed and “The 21 Sense Salute” Through Interoception

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If you were taught in school that humans have 5 senses, taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing, you’re 16 short of a 21 Sense Salute. Or possibly even 28.

It all started, perhaps, with Aristotle’s De Anima, Book II.

Chapters 7 through 11 were expressly devoted to the exploration of the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, and they molded our historical perception of our sensory capabilities.

Beyond the 5 “traditional” Aristotelean senses, there’s a whole new world – nay galaxy – of human perception currently being boldly explored where no person has explored before.

Our “Outward Senses”, resulting from touch, are called “Somatic Senses”.

They’re based on the experience of receptors associated with the skin, muscles, joints, and viscera. 

Our “Special Senses” include the senses of smell, taste, hearing, static equilibrium, dynamic equilibrium, and sight.

Our “Internal Senses” are called “Interoception”.

Much like going into meditation, they’re the awareness of inner body processes, including becoming aware of the breath, feeling hot or cold, feeling satiated or hungry, feeling comfortable or uncomfortable, becoming aware of the heart beating, the chest rising and falling, and the like.

More about that coming up. For now, let’s make sense of some lesser-known senses.

According to Cynthia  McKanzie, Staff Writer, there are far more than just the 5 traditional senses, including:

  1. “Equilibrioception”: the sense of balance that helps prevent humans and animals from falling over when standing or moving;
  2. Proprioception”: the perception of one’s body in space or the body’s position. To put it into perspective, proprioception is the sense that is actually tested by walk-the-line or finger-to-nose sobriety tests. It is through “Proprioception” that we move into “Interoception” and then into meditation, which we will explore shortly. Continuing on with the 5 traditional senses:
  3. Thermoception”: the sense of heat and cold;
  4. Nociception”: the ability to feel pain; and…
  5. Magnetoception“: the ability to detect magnetic fields.

Cynthia goes on to say, “Familiarity is part of our recognition memory. A strong sense of familiarity can occur without any recollection, for example in cases of deja vu...

…more and more scientists are becoming convinced some humans are able to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning.

Scientists who study the phenomenon say it’s a very real ability that can be identified in lab experiments and visualized on brain scans.

“Deja vu??”

In the words of the inimitable and formidable force of comic nature, Jim Carrey, “Alrighty then!” NOW THERE’S A WHOLE NEW WORLD of extrasensory sensory perception!

Deja vu, at its core, is a state of inner awareness and split-second connectivity to simultaneously occurring timelines, often brought on by a more cultivated and curious awareness, ultimately through meditation.

When deja vu occurs, you’re briefly experiencing or intuiting a concurrent timeline, and not the one you find yourself in for the most part. Otherwise put, it’s a glimpse in this lifetime of a previous or yes!, perhaps future or simultaneously occurring lifetime.

So it’s not about seeing the future when deja vu occurs; it’s about seeing the past THROUGH the future, or the future through the past or the past or present through a concurrent timeline.

I know that takes a second or two to wrap one’s head around, but there it is! And I’ll write more about that in upcoming posts.

More about “intuition” and “extrasensory perception” (which is off the scale of perception) coming up. For now let’s keep digging!

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If all of the above isn’t mind-blowing enough, the Arts & Humanities Research Council in the UK are currently exploring the possibility of humans having up to 33 senses.

Here’s an excerpt from a Blog post found at, on the 5 sense status quo:

“Modern cognitive neuroscience is challenging this understanding: instead of five [senses] we might count up to 33 senses, served by dedicated receptors. Instead of simplifying how we experience flavour merely into taste, research suggests at least two separate ways in which flavour information is sensed. Touch can be pleasant, painful, thermal or pressure related; with separate sensory fibres and pathways for each aspect of how we feel through our skin. Similarly, how we “see” can be broken down into colour and contrast vision, or neural pathways that deal with the nature of the object or where that object is in space.”

The truth is, the “current scientific understanding” of the human body is that we have anywhere from 9 to 33 distinct senses, based in 3 overall categories. Rudolph Steiner posited those 3 categories in the late 1800’s.

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The 3 Overall Categories of Senses

Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925), was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, economist, esotericist, spiritualist and clairvoyant.

He was the founder of “anthroposophy”, a movement based on the notion that there is a spiritual world comprehensible to pure thought but accessible only to the highest faculties of mental knowledge.

Steiner listed 12 human senses in his Three Lectures on July 22-24, 1921, entitled, Man as a Being of Sense and Perception, GA# 206.

You can see them all in the diagram above.

In Meditation and Concentration, Three Kinds of Clairvoyance, Schmidt Number: S-3045, Steiner wrote, “Now it is essential that anyone occupying himself with spiritual science should recognize exactly the value of spiritual scientific activity as such, and its relation to the personal strivings, which through meditation and concentration of thought, feeling, and will-impulses, or in any other manner, lead man into the spiritual world.” 

Deeper and Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole We Go

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Googling The Sixth Sense

Go ahead. Try it.

Google “The Sixth Sense” and you’ll get pages and pages on “‘The Sixth Sense‘, a 1999 American supernatural psychological thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a boy who is able to see and talk to the dead, and Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), a child psychologist who tries to help him.”(Wikipedia)

If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s definitely worth a look. It created quite the stir in its day, and it’s layered visual texture, not to mention the surprise ending, make it worthy of even a second watch.

“ESP” or “extrasensory perception”, which we all have to one degree or another, is actually cultivated through meditation. It may be active in some, and to varying degrees, dormant in others.

The four types of extrasensory perception include clairvoyance, psychokinesis, telepathy and precognition.

For as much as we know about the “outer” senses, and even the physical “inner” senses, precious little is known about ESP or even how our intuition works.

Or is it known and has been kept a secret from the general populous, lest we “catch on” to what we are actually capable of as human beings?

Pineal Secrets Revealed

As promised, let’s take a look at what information treasures can be gleaned from an exploration of the pea-sized gland that lives in the very centre of your brain.

You’re going to want to read this article. Trust me.

Allana Ketler of, published the following article on November 26, 2019, wherein she explores the work of Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt.

Dr. Klinghardt is Founder of the Klinghardt Academy (USA), the American Academy of Neural Therapy, Medical Director of the Institute of Neurobiology, and lead clinician at the Sophia Health Institute, located in Woodinville, Washington.

He is also Founder and Chairman of the Institute for Neurobiology in Germany and Switzerland.

The Klinghardt Academy (USA) provides teachings to the English-speaking world on biological interventions and Autonomic Response Testing assessment techniques.

Here’s a link to the article:

And here’s a brief excerpt from it to wet your whistle, if you haven’t already clicked on the link and devoured it.

“The pineal gland, which is also known by many cultures as the third eye or the seat of the soul, is located in your brain and many believe that this is the gateway to the after life. Dimethyl-tryptamine (DMT) is produced here naturally and is released in small amounts when we dream and when we die…

Dr. Klinghardt says, “The pineal gland is the most sensitive part of our central nervous system and it is highly sensitive to 4 things: aluminum, glyphosate, fluoride and WiFi.”

At the Third International Symposium on Vaccines in March 2014 and as part of the 9th International Congress on Autoimmunity, MIT scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff gave a presentation titled “A Role for the Pineal Gland in Neurological Damage Following Aluminum-adjuvanted Vaccination.”

In conclusion, the researchers state:

“In this paper, we have developed the argument that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide, Roundup, and aluminum, a pervasive toxic metal in our environment, operate synergistically to induce dysfunction in the pineal gland leading to the sleep disorder that is characteristic of multiple neurological diseases, including autism, ADHD, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, anxiety disorder and Parkinson’s disease.

We further argue that impaired supply of melatonin and sulfate to the brain as a consequence of pineal damage can explain how the disrupted sleep can lead to more general neurological damage, and we propose that this is a significant component of the disease process.

The steady increase in glyphosate usage on corn and soy crops aligns remarkably well with the increase in sleep disorder and in autism, as well as other neurological diseases.

We have shown how disruption of CYP enzymes and promotion of anemia and hypoxia, due to both aluminum and glyphosate, and disruption of gut bacteria by glyphosate, can cause a pathology leading to deficiencies in both melatonin and sulfate in the cerebrospinal fluid that is characteristic of autism and Alzheimer’s disease. Insufficient sulfate leads to impaired lysosomal recycling of cellular debris, and insufficient melatonin leads to sleep disorder, vascular disease and impaired protection from ROS damage in the brain.”

If that isn’t enough to make you want to find out more about this on your own, I don’t know what is.

Clearly, we are being HUGELY adversely affected as our pineal glands calcify through chemicals used in our food and water sources.


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A friend who I follow in LinkedIn, Steve Larouche, is a brilliant intuitive, who recently began to see the world in a whole new way, through the perfect and indisputable world of numbers and numerology.

From one of his recent posts:

EYE OF HORUS. 575.66.8{693}1. [17]8.[66].[27]9. (8669)>{{83}} >>>11<<<ENERGY

THE PINEAL GLAND. 285.795513. 73154. [15]6.[75][12]3.[20]2. (632) >>>11<<<ENERGY

SEE IT ALL. 155.92.133. [56]11.[11].[34]7. (11117) ({22}7)>29 >>>11<<<ENERGY

Feel free to draw your own conclusions from that. As Steve always says, “The numbers don’t lie.”

The following is an excerpt from and addresses the pineal gland as the ancient “Eye of Horus” and sheds much light on the current plight of our third eyes, much like was stated earlier by Dr. Klinghardt:

“The Pineal Gland was revered during the Egyptian times as the Eye of Horus for a reason, because it is the Seat of the Soul. You can see the Eye of Horus clearly outlines the Pineal Gland.

“’My view is that this gland [the pineal gland] is the principal seat of the soul, and the place in which all thoughts are formed.’” – Rene Descartes (1596-1650), French mathematician, writer and philosopher, wrote in his book “Treatise of Man”

Intuitive feelings are felt with your gut, as they say gut feeling, and heart. Your inner (higher) self communicates to you in these areas, by giving us a FEELING that something is not quite right or feels right. 

The Pineal Gland is where the intuitive Intellectual information comes through, where the Feelings you get are backed up with reasons. The pineal gland contains a photoreceptor just like our two seeing eyes, such that it can perceive light. Here you receive Light (which can carry & is) information, transmitted to you from your higher self and over souls.

Crazy, well that’s exactly how fibre optics that carry sounds and brings you the internet work, they send information coded in a beam of light down the cables.


The Pineal Gland is also where you can perceive / see things like Energies. The Ancients knew this and thus it is called ‘the third eye’ also referred to as the Ajna Chakra.

The third eye chakra is honored in many cultures including Hindu, Druidic, Judaic, Islamic, Taoist, Mayan, Tibetan, Egyptian, Greek and Aboriginal, seen as responsible for spiritual consciousness, intuition and insight. Your soul is multi-dimensional, so through greater connection thought the Pineal Gland, you can achieve multi-dimensional vision.

Being able to perceive through here, enables it to be a “stargate” or pathway between the physical and metaphysical dimensions.”

Well that’s a whole new level of SENSE PERCEPTION that will one day be available to us. I believe that with all my being. And it won’t be long before it is.

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The Stages of Sensory Change in Meditation

We first find ourselves, as is the human condition, involved with and fully committed to living through our outer senses.

Gradually, an awareness develops of being self-aware, much like “The Eye of the I” by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., which describes and explains advanced states of consciousness and the way to spiritual Enlightenment.

It’s this awareness that I like to call “the silent passenger”; the one who dwells deep within, and is always present and at the ready to be connected with, communicated with or communed with.

With time and effort, it is the silent passenger, or our awareness, that will call us away from our outer senses, pulling us and itself along with us, inward, to begin an exploration of the SELF through the inner senses.

This, leading eventually, to a spiritual exploration and eventual UNITY with all that is.

Then, it begins again.

With the gradual movement away from full engagement with the outer senses, we begin to move through explore the sense of “being” , through “propioception” the sense of “presence” and the sense of interoception.

In an article entitled, Interoception and Stress”, it was stated that “Afferent neural signals are continuously transmitted from visceral organs to the brain. Interoception refers to the processing of visceral-afferent neural signals by the central nervous system, which can finally result in the conscious perception of bodily processes.” Here’s a link to that excellent article:

Ultimately, interoception is becoming aware of the body’s functions, like the breath, the slow rise and fall of the chest, the beating of the heart, the presence or absence of hunger or thirst, aches and pains, and the comfort or discomfort of the body as it sits in meditation.

The next stage involves the sensation of falling or floating for many, as our awareness slips deeper into meditation.

For me, it is always the same; my head falls backward ever so slightly, and I am unleashed onto another consciousness and new, deeper energetic connection to all that is, through the subtler, inner senses of grades or shades of awareness unfolding.

Always unfolding, never remaining static, always growing, morphing, making room for more and more aspects of awareness to fill the beautiful, wondrous and endless void that is the human meditation experience.

There is then a deeper awareness of the self; often lights, images, flashes, faces, feelings will come us, then going deeper and deeper still…

Then there are the thoughts that come up. The planning, the promise-making to self, or whatever mind processes arise, as is the natural byproduct of calming the mind in meditation.

Then we catch ourselves in thought, succumbing to the call to revert back to the outer senses.

So we start again, releasing those thoughts, allowing them to float by like clouds in the sky, as we once again make our way back to the inner senses and awareness and communion with our silent passenger.

This cycle typically reoccurs every 15-30 seconds in those new to meditation, and approximately every 60-90 seconds in more experienced meditators.

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The Never-ending Journey Within

Meditation is all about the never-ending journey within.

A journey that continues to reveal deeper and deeper layers of truth, a meaning and a “knowing” that is beyond all understanding.

Welcome to your never-ending journey to the realms of pure awareness and bliss through the gift of our physical senses.

It is indeed a great blessing and opportunity for us to explore through them in a physical vessel.

Next week, we’ll talk about the higher self and the soul, and how they differ from the silent passenger, as we delve deeper into the more esoteric aspects of meditation.

In the meantime, we need to cultivate RESILIENCE in order to keep our body/mind/soul vehicles in ship shape.

Cultivating Resilience in SUPER CHALLENGING TIMES

Resilience is the ability to adapt positively to changes, challenges and adversity.

As one of the most vital coping skills for surviving in the workplace, at school, or anywhere in the world, resilience enables you to be more flexible, more adaptable and far better able to cope with whatever life may throw your way.

Resilience is a learned behaviour and can be improved by regular practice, much like learning a sport or learning to play a musical instrument.

Cultivating meditation helps build the resilience to quiet the mind during times of adversity with a calm assertiveness, enhanced emotional agility and cognitive flexibility to achieve better and more positive life outcomes.

As such, this week’s Guided Meditation is entitled “Building Resilience”.

I wrote it specifically for college and university students in the United States, after I was commissioned to create it by Dr. Rose Gantner, Author of Workplace Wellness.

It came to Dr. Gantner’s attention that tragically, the suicide rate of college and university students in the US had skyrocketed, and she was determined to do something to help.

And that’s when she reached out to me and I created the Building Resilience Guided Meditation.

It’s not just for college and university students: it’s for anyone who wants to have a quick creative visual to take away when times get TOUGH or CHALLENGING, and you need to strengthen your “core” resolve.

Here’s a hint: it involves a tree, some mountains and a storm. Spoiler alert: the tree remains standing strong and even more resilient to the storms that continually try its resolve and constitution. Try it on… You’ll like it!

Here are links to the Building Resilience Guided Mediations in 15 and 30 Minute Versions:

The Building Resilience Guided Meditation – 15 Minute Version:

The Building Resilience Guided Meditation – 30 Minute Version:

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Meditation.Works Guided Meditations help you “get into”, and “stay in” meditation, with ease, so you can ”reset” your mind and body, and instantly benefit from the abundant and scientifically irrefutable benefits meditation has to offer. I'm Renata Duma, and I'm here to share my channelled Guided Meditations with you. As a life-long meditator, I am also a trance channeller, energy healer, intuitive empath and Master UNITY Bubble Facilitator. ( Also, I have been recognized by two different Tibetan Rinpoches, once in 1985 and another time in 2013, to be the reincarnation of the 3rd Dalai Lama's Master Student. It is understood that the current 14th Dalai Lama, whose spiritual name is Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, is the reincarnation of the 3rd Dalai Lama. Both Rinpoches, separately, told me and wrote out my Tibetan name for me. It is "Yeshe Yangtsom", which means, "luminosity of wisdom". As all my Guided Meditations are directly channelled (or inspired) they have been created to broaden the mind and enhance the meditation experience for all levels of meditators by shedding wisdom and light on many of life’s obstacles that surprisingly are “the path”, and are meant for us to explore - and ultimately overcome - while learning valuable lessons as we travel our unique path. I hope you enjoy and are able to benefit and grow through the wisdom brought forward in my Guided Meditations. And thank you for your meditation practice, which not only serves your growth and expansion, but that of the collective consciousness as well during this time of the great awakening of our beloved Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. Namaste. Renata a.k.a. "Yeshe Yangtsom"

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