What is the Third Eye?

According to Swami Satyananda Sarawati, in Dharmic spiritual traditions from India, the third eye refers to the Ajna chakra.[i] The Ajna chakra is located in the brain, directly behind the center of the eyebrows, specifically the pineal gland. The word ajna comes from the Sanskrit root which means ‘to know, to obey or to follow’. Distinct visions and dreams are accredited to this chakra. This chakra is also often referred to as the avenue to wisdom.

Hindus place a "tilaka" between the eyebrows as a representation of the third eye.


Buddhists regard the third eye as the "eye of consciousness," representing the vantage point from which enlightenment beyond one's physical sight is achieved.[ii]

Christian Father Richard Rohr believes the third eye is a metaphor for non-dualistic thinking; the way the mystics see. [iii] 

Theosophist H.P. Blavatsky has suggested that over time, the third eye is the partially dormant pineal gland. [iv] 


Many spiritual practices and religions agree on the third eye's location within the human brain. The function interpretations are strikingly similar as well.  


Why is the Third Eye important?


The third eye is known as the gateway to high consciousness and governs our intuitions, visual consciousness and mental clarity.

What are Third Eye Rocks?

Limited collection amulets constructed with natural earth rocks and acrylics, by Studio AMH.


How do I get a Third Eye Rock?


Crossing paths with Anthony M. Hartmeier or Antuan D'Angelo and asking "Have you seen my third eye?"

These collectibles are limited so if you receive a response of "I have my friend but for now this too shall pass." signals we have arrived at a time of unavailability. There are a limited amount of Third Eye Rocks for sale and are individually numbered. Email for information. 




[i] Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Kundalini Tantra, 8th edition reprint, Bihar, India: Yoga I Publications Trust, 2001, 978-8185787152

[ii] Retrieved 9/1/19  

[iii] Richard Rohr, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2009, ISBN 0-8245-2543-4, ISBN 978-0-8245-2543-9.

[iv] Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine vol. II, Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1993, 295.

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