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The eye of Siva is the pineal gland which originally was an external and active eye in the head of primitive mankind. It comes from Sanskrit word, Ushnisha (usnisa) which means to be warm, flaming, or a mystical warmth through inner light, intuition and vision. 

The eye gradually retreated within the skull; and bone, skin and hair grew to cover its place to a point where it was gradually forgotten about. As the third eye retreated into the skull, its place was overtaken by the two present organs of vision, the physical eyes.

Many Eastern religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, use Buddha's, avatars, and other representations of relatively high status who alone use the organ of spiritual vision. For in them the pineal gland has become active and is to some extent physiologically enlarged.

The "normal" person walking around today has a pineal gland which is more or less nonfunctional, yet many today recognize that the third eye is the basis for all intuition and scientists theorize that in the near future, humans will speak with their minds instead of their voices. This could also be called the "opening" of the third eye.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart...
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens...

Carl Jung


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