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What do you see when your third eye is open?

Asked by Mp123 (317points) December 10th, 2013

What do you see when your third eye is open ?

When you finally reach that level, how do you feel?

Is it open 24/7 or you have to close and open it in particular time?

Do you enter another dimension or something?

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Rarebear's avatar

There is no such thing.

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gailcalled's avatar

Please define “third eye.”

DWW25921's avatar

I would think you’re referring to viewing a deeper sense of reality? What could you see except for the unseen?

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Futility of life.

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wildpotato's avatar

According to Wiki, there are several ways of interpreting the symbol of the Third Eye. I am not acquainted with the Eastern branches of philosophy and religion that explore the concept in depth, but my Western perspective leads me to think of the Third Eye as conceptual shorthand for one of two states of thought, depending on context: meditation and metacognition.

So I’d say the premise of your question is flawed, because perception of external reality is not the sort of thing that the Third Eye does.

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kess's avatar

You cannot subject the physical to the spiritual….
You are trying to perceive the spiritual using physical attributes.

Third eye refers to a whole new and completely different perception of existence, yourself and this world.

It is not like the seeing of the eye but an understanding of the mind which makes everything plain.

Even the best explanation can be easily misunderstood because we must use the crude medium of the human language.

Smitha's avatar

In the great Hindu epic Mahabharata, Lord Shiva is depicted as a three-eyed God. As per Hindu mythology the two eyes indicate his activity in the physical world, and the third eye (center of his forehead) looks beyond the obvious. It stands for spiritual knowledge and power, and is thus called the eye of wisdom or knowledge.
We Hindus wear a Bindi which signifies the individual’s spiritual eye or third eye. Through the third eye, Hindus believe to see all that, which cannot be seen through the two physical eyes. Just a belief!
For me it’s primarily a decorative accessory.

ETpro's avatar

Hummmm. I’ve never opened it to check. Let me try…

Nothing… Wait, Wait… I see… I see just how ridiculous such woo-woo nonsense is.

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Supposedly if you hold a crystal to your 3rd eye (forehead), it can help focus you. Try it, @ETpro, I’m interested if you feel anything…lol

ETpro's avatar

@KNOWITALL Thanks to evolution, the human brain is a screaming genius at seemingly finding meaning and order where it doesn’t actually exist. Of course you can think a crystal helps you focus, because you’ve been told it will. Believe me, it the world around you had told you that holding a steaming turd to your forehead would help you focus, and had fed you a bunch of bull about turd power instead of crystal power, that would seem to work for you and the crystal would not.

Look through your crystal enhanced “third eye” and find the Grand Unification Theory that perfectly unites relativistic gravity and quantum mechanics. Find ANYTHING that wasn’t already known and can actually be tested and shown to work. It’s all woo-woo.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@ETpro To quote a movie, “what if magic and mysteries are just science that hasn’t been discovered yet?”

I read some of your other answers here often and it seems to me you only try the things that will bring you pleasure, why not just try something like the crystal to see what happens? For the experience? Maybe it’s nothing but what if it is and you miss it because you think it’s woowoo?

LostInParadise's avatar

Never discount the power of suggestion. The placebo effect is very real and is why it is necessary to use placebo pills in clinical drug testing. There is truth to the statement that you have got to believe.

ETpro's avatar

@KNOWITALL I don’t try every woo-woo idea that comes along because of exactly what @LostInParadise noted. Personal anecdotes are meaningless when you are seeking a greater understanding of how things actually work. To test crystal power, you need to do large-scale controlled experiments, not stick a crystal to your head and see if you think you feel something. Large, double blind experiments are far beyond my means to conduct. Here’s one of the few that have been conducted, and it found absolutely no difference between real new-age shop crystals and cut glass.

Your flat screen TV and your cell phone all work because of real science. The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to use its Rosetta space probe, launched back in 2004, to land a probe on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet as the space object is near the perihilion of its 6.45 year orbit arouond the sun on November 11, 2014. Compare that to the best passing of an NFL quarterback or pitching by a MLB closer. That’s hurling a ball so hard it takes 10 years to hit a 4 kilometer diameter (2.5 mi) target as that target moves through this trajectory at 100,000 kph (62,000 mph). That’s how accurately real science works. What has crystal power revealed that actually works and was completely unknown to real science?

rojo's avatar


what if the third eye concept is just a metaphor for having a different perspective? Would you still have a woo-woo moment with it?

ETpro's avatar

@rojo No. But holding magic crystals to it pretty much dismisses the idea that’s what is meant. It’s the crystal power I’m getting heartburn from.

rojo's avatar

Can’t disagree with that!

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