This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) blog post was pulled from interesting 'third eye' related Quora questions I answered and assembled here for reader convenience. Please feel free to post questions of your own in the comments below.
M. Rasheed, PMP®
Cartoonist | Socio-Political Commentator | Graphic Novel Serialist | Shemesu Heru
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Q1: Is the third eye real? How did this term originate?
The third eye is very real. I can definitively proclaim this with assured confidence because – much to my amazed delight – I had my first such experience at the beginning of this month (July 1, 2018), which formally initiates me into the “Followers of Second Sight” (“Shemesu Heru” in Ancient Egyptian, which I personally prefer). As one can imagine, I am very excited, rejuvenated in my faith and certainly hope to have many more third eye experiences in the future.
The phenomenon commonly called “third eye” isn’t an eye at all, but a form of inter-dimensional portal that appears to open approximately 6 inches in front of your brow during an elevated endogenous DMT-triggered, altered consciousness trance. In my case, even though the jagged-edged, round-ish hole that opened didn’t really look like an “eye,” it isn’t really too much of a leap that the over-poetic ancients would label it that way since you are “seeing” through it. Especially so when you consider that the vast majority of cosmological stellar patterns don’t accurately favor the well-known constellation symbols assigned to them by those same ancients either.
I’ve documented my experience on my blog, with my analysis and speculations, for those who are interested in my perspective of this wonderful concept.
Q2: Do we see ghosts and spirits after opening third eye?
The third eye portal shows you sights into a scenario—or just abstract-esoteric imagery—that will aid you in your journey in some way. Your job is to meditate on this information throughout your lifetime, and pull knowledge from it to guide you. If the forms of otherworldly entities will be relevant to that journey for you somehow, then you will be allowed to see them.
When I had my own third eye opening experience at the beginning of this month (July 2018), I saw no such entities.
Q3: How does it feel after your third eye is opened?
During my own third eye opening experience (and hopefully the first of many more!), I felt a carry over of the excited energy build-up sensation I experienced in the several minutes just prior to its opening. The sensation was tingly, but not unpleasant, and while I looked into the eye, I felt that energy rapidly dissipating, which gave the unmistakable feeling of a countdown. I remember feeling that even though my sense of vision was all I had in the moment to attempt to absorb the experience in the very short time I had to do so, that it was enough. My sense of vision seemed super-charged and I looked EVERYWHERE! with an intense focus. The forces involved noticeably wouldn’t allow me to spend too much time trying to study too much detail in any one thing; I was clearly being guided to use my vision to take in as much of the experience as possible.
I was blessed to have been read up on the topic, so I knew what was going on the instant it started. When it was over, oddly I didn’t feel sad that it was over so much as I wanted it to happen AGAIN. I felt a strong feeling of gratitude, and an “I can’t believe this happened to ME!” feeling that was nearly overwhelming. I remember in the aftermath feeling that the experience was all I wanted to think about.
Q4: Is it haram to open the third eye?
It is not ‘haram’ or unlawful to open the third eye, because we actually have no control over whether it opens or not. The third eye experience is a Sign of Allah, and it happens in order to assure a sincere believer that his/her walk on the righteous path of the One God was correct, blessed and approved. It’s my opinion that this is at least stage one of the “enlightenment” concept.
I would caution one against attempting to ‘jump the gun’ so to speak by performing the rituals designed to tempt the third eye to open if you have been sinfully neglectful in adhering to your duties as a believer. In addition to almost certainly being a demonstration of disbelief in the unseen, requiring a vulgar “proof” before you will allow yourself to submit to the One God’s commands, doing so also very well may be a form of deifying the third eye experience itself and turning a beautiful, high-level spiritual gift of Allah into soul-damning shirk.
Q5: Does smoking DMT open your third eye?
Neither ingesting N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) by the various means, nor performing the different types of ritual (like that of ‘correct meditation’) to elevate your own endogenous DMT, will of themselves open the third eye, but they do create the physical and spiritual conditions similar to the third eye opening event’s background experience. The point of doing any of this is in hope of tempting the third eye to open for us, which is not an event we actually have control over.
Once an experienced ‘shaman’ has developed a relationship with the forces in control of the third eye opening (for a Muslim that means you strive to uphold the Five Pillars of Al-Islam as a sincere believer, do good, reject evil and repent when you mess up), conditions will eventually be achieved whereas performing the correct rituals will seemingly give the illusion that the practitioner is the one making the third eye event happen at will.
Q6: What are signs that my third eye is opening?
In the minutes prior to my own third eye opening experience, I felt the tingly build-up of the “Serpent Fire of the Universe” energy (called Sekhem, Qì and Kundalini in Ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Sanskrit, respectively) coursing around and through me. Since I wasn’t meditating at the time, I had no idea that’s what was actually going on until I suddenly found myself staring excitedly at the veil between realities with the third eye opened in it brightly, approximately 6 inches in front of my brow. Interestingly, there was no Hollywood animation-like transitional effect before the third eye appeared; first I was looking at the routine background life of “universe normal,” and THEN I was looking at the third eye. I suppose there could have been an opening effect that was simply too fast for my senses to detect though.
The experience was unique enough that I have little doubt I would recognize the preliminary third eye opening signs should I find myself blessed to be in that state again.
Q7: How do you know when a true enlightenment begins? What actually happens?
In a previous third eye related Quora question, I speculated that the point of the Wisdom Eye opening is to assure the sincere believer that his/her walk along the One God’s righteous path has been formally acknowledged, blessed and approved, and that this is at least the beginning stage of “enlightenment.”
I believe this because now that I have had my own third eye opening experience, the sense of assured confidence I feel deeply in the aftermath of the event —that God is REAL, that ‘spirit’ is REAL, that the merit-based Righteous Path of the Lord thy God described in revealed scripture is REAL—seems to have been the primary point of giving me this wonderful gift. I feel as if I have reached the next level in my religious walk, and want above all else to please God and reach the NEXT level as well!
The discovery that following God’s commands in scripture, humbling myself (and my ego) in a willing, selfless state of obedience to the One God who made me—and patiently persevering in that space of faith no matter the level of daily adversity— is rewarded along the way with moments of spiritual clarity personally bumping up my relationship with the creator from “faith’ to “personally knowing is real,” bestows upon me the resulting desire to never want to go back as a state of enlightenment.
Q8: Is it okay in Islam to open the third eye?
The third eye opening event happens independently of us as a milestone in our spiritual walk. Because of this, we have no control over whether it happens or not, and all we can do is perform correctly in life to meet the requirements that the third eye may open. This is no different than how we as believers are to walk the Righteous Path so that when we are Judged by the One God on the Last Day, we will have met the requirements to achieve the reward of paradise. The third eye event is like a mini-Judgment Day quiz/exam, performance review and “Good job!” pat-on-the-back along the way, and it is Good News.
So for you, attempt to open the third eye by adhering to the Five Pillars of Al-Islam, do good deeds in the earth, reject the temptations for performing mischievous acts and repent when you mess up. Do this diligently; build up the habits of righteousness and achieve mastery in your faith, and you may have a third eye event happen, or if not, you may still delight in the certainty of receiving your Record of Deeds within your right hand, and attaining paradise—the ultimate achievement for a human being!
That’s how I advise all sincere seekers of truth to open the mystic third eye... by obeying Allah and scoring your brain tissue with the ‘marks’ of the sincere believer by building up the habits of righteous deeds in your life.
Q9] Do you think the Miraj of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a physical journey or a dream?
The Holy Qur'an 17:1 & 60
1. Glory to Allah Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth all things.
60. Behold! We told thee that thy Lord doth encompass mankind round about: We granted the vision which We showed thee, but as a trial for men,- as also the Cursed Tree mentioned in the Qur'an: We put terror and warning into them, but it only increases their inordinate transgression!
The Holy Qur'an 53:1-18
By the Star when it goes down,-
Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled.
Nor does he say aught of his own Desire.
It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:
He was taught by one Mighty in Power,
Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared in stately form;
While he was in the highest part of the horizon:
Then he approached and came closer,
And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or even nearer;
So did Allah convey the inspiration to His Servant- conveyed what He meant to convey.
The Prophet's mind and heart in no way falsified that which he saw.
Will ye then dispute with him concerning what he saw?
For indeed he saw him at a second descent,
Near the Lote-tree beyond which none may pass:
Near it is the Garden of Abode.
Behold, the Lote-tree was shrouded in mystery unspeakable!
His sight never swerved, nor did it go wrong!
For truly did he see, of the Signs of his Lord, the Greatest!
Muhammad Rasheed - It was an astral projection. The prophet’s body stayed on earth while his disembodied consciousness inhabited his immortal spirit form, and—after first stopping at the Masjid in Jerusalem— he was taken on a tour of the afterlife by Gabriel at the One God’s command.
The third eye practitioner is allowed to experience the basic mechanics of that process in the later, advanced openings. When the Wisdom Eye opens, it will pull your disembodied consciousness into it and take you on a mini-tour of something the unseen forces want you to see.
Q10: What does it mean when someone is third eye blind?
Muhammad Rasheed - To be blind in the third eye, is to be deadened in spiritual growth. It means the third eye blinded have lived a life of total focus on the empty, finite lusts of the material world, instead of on the promise of eternal realms of life hereafter. The third eye blind are apathetic to and/or disbelieving of the spirit. They live a life of fleshly pursuits and set aside nothing for the higher purpose of their existence.
Q11: Can I see my third eye when I closed my natural eyes?
Muhammad Rasheed - I was blessed to have my second spontaneous third eye opening experience this morning of Sunday, July 15, 2018. Even though I had told myself that I would be on the look out for the tell-tale signs that it was about to happen again after the previous event, this was not to be. I was too distracted with the hustle-n-bustle of the day to notice the ‘Serpent Fire of the Universe’ creating the tingly sensation around me. When I did notice, I opened my eyes to find myself once again confronted with the UDJAT Wisdom Eye of legend opened in the veil between realities, taking up my entire field of vision.
To be clear, I saw none of this while my eyes were closed and I half wondered why I wasn’t falling asleep yet. It was only when I opened my eyes was I able to free my consciousness to experience this miraculous event.
Q12: How long does it take to open your third eye?
Muhammad Rasheed - That’s a great question. I personally first started researching the third eye phenomenon back in 2004, I had my first third eye opening experience on July 1, 2018, and my second one this morning on July 15, 2018.
Naturally, a lot has happened in life during those first 14 years, including the achievement of mastery in my faith in the One God, with the mandatory consistent ritual habits of the religious believer. But in these last two weeks or so, it seems I have some kind of building momentum going. To be sure the first event strengthened my faith to a comically noticeable degree, causing me to double-down in devout worship to my Lord.
I can’t say my faith had always been as rock solid as I wanted it to be during the previous 14 years though, and perhaps in these last few years I was able to really get there and trust God with my whole heart. So realistically, if I’m honest, it really took a solid three years to have my third eye opening experience. That’s how long it took me to master my personal faith walk, the prerequisite to having the unseen forces find me worthy enough to open for me.
Q13: Has anyone "opened" their "third eye" and want to explain what it's like? Is it scary? Do you regret it?
Muhammad Rasheed - Yes. So far I have had two amazing, spontaneous third eye opening events this very month (July 2018). The experiences surprised me both times since they happened without being preceded by traditional meditation techniques (meaning I wasn’t trying to have the experience on purpose when it happened).
I’ve described the details of the events on my blog, linked below:
Neither event was frightening. In fact, I felt delighted during and immediately after, and was eager to have another one. I felt deeply touched that it happened for me at all. By the nature of the third eye opening experience, there’s literally zero reason to regret it happening. It actually means you’re winning at life itself.
Q14: Is it dangerous to open the third eye?
Muhammad Rasheed - The third eye opens as a milestone in our spiritual journey, and is a formal acknowledgement that we are on the Straight Path of Righteousness and have successfully navigated it to a certain point of its challenging length. During an endogenous DMT trance, the opening third eye takes the form of a round-ish hole within a variously-hued membrane that fills our entire vision. At what appears to be approximately 6 inches in front of the brow, the third eye ‘hole’ opens into some mysterious time/place, or even just shows a serious of symbols/glyphs, that it directs you to focus your vision for wisdom.
All of this is good. I can vouch that the feelings produced are very pleasant and exhilarating, as I have experienced the Wisdom Eye opening for me twice now. There was literally nothing dangerous about the third eye event. It functions basically as a “Good job!” from the unseen forces at work, and is designed to encourage you to stay on the Path.
Yet there is a very real danger. It comes not from the third eye event itself, but from our own human weakness. Some among us have a tendency to slack off once we’ve reached a hard-won milestone—slack off, and even backslide into abandoning the race altogether from a false sense of “I’ve made it!” experienced in the aftermath. So should you be one of the very fortunate ones to experience the third eye opening phenomenon, just remember that the race hasn’t been won yet! Stay focused and keep going.
Q15: Does the function of the pineal gland really take us to a gateway to another reality or does it just mislead our perception of the real, physical world?
Muhammad Rasheed - "Does the function of the pineal gland really take us to a gateway to another reality…?"
The pineal gland secretes melatonin, which is well known as our body’s wakefulness/sleep state regulator, but more importantly it also secretes the amounts of melatonin’s analog molecule N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which is needed for the mammalian brain to experience altered states of consciousness. The precise dosage our endogenous DMT provides allows us to see the edge of the veil between realities, and the forces on the other side determine whether to open a hole — the third eye — within the veil, for us to see what we need to see.
"…or does it just mislead our perception of the real, physical world?"
No, it’s not misleading us. Our brain is powerful in exactly that way, enabling us to expand our consciousness into different realms, using ancient herbal technologies that adjust the dosages of DMT. This is in fact our humanizing factor, responsible for our knowledge of spirit, our religion, and ultimately the building of our civilizations over the ages.
The Holy Qur'an 96:1-5Proclaim! In the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created,-Created man, out of a mere clot of congealed blood:Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-He Who taught the use of the Pen,-Taught man that which he knew not.
The default setting of our “universe normal” isn’t actually the “real” world, and it is in fact the efforts of disbelieving secular intellectuals to convince us that it is “real” that is the misleading of the populace—we’re being misled by diabolical, self-appointed thought police into believing that our expanded visions of truth are ‘mere hallucinations.’ In actuality, this terrestrial realm material universe is designed to be finite; it’s designed to die/decay. This is the finite shadow realm of illusion and of course it isn’t real; it’s just a test. When this finite material of star stuff finally dissolves, our immortal consciousness will be freed to explore the true realities, and a sacred scripture guided correct living allows us the blessed glimpse of seeing this truth in a third eye opening experience if we are faithful.