Matthew Frederick | Seattle Writer/Blogger

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Triangular Obstruction of the Third Eye.

Photo Courtesy of Alex Grey

Photo Courtesy of Alex Grey

The path to personal enlightenment may seem elusive – but it’s not.

There are many avenues that consistently move us closer. Maybe an extra 10 minutes of gazing at the clouds while being consumed with awe and amazement, secretly sending positive vibes and love to a stranger, or by staying silent and listening to your thoughts. It’s constant progress but the most important thing is that awareness and personal growth remain routine.
There are many pathways to choose. On this path – we discover fragments of our true nature. Something that ignites a fire in your gut and gets hotter as you put your attention on it. This is when you know you are on to something.

 Your eyes widen as you read. Your focus intensifies, your priorities shift, and your purpose gets a bit more clear. This post is an attempt to embrace one of my personal fires – although, I am certain this fire will gain oxygen before it sees any water. This short, extremely telling list of numbers was the initial spark –

ASD (Autism Spectrum disorder) has seen a 600% increase since 1970 – According to blog.

  • 1975 – 1 in 5000
  • 1985 – 1 in 2500
  • 1995 – 1 in 500
  • 2001 – 1 in 250
  • 2004 – 1 in 166
  • 2007 – 1 in 150
  • 2009 – 1 in 110
  • 2014 – 1 in 68

With any topic that holds significant value, the World Wide Web holds an excess of information.  There is much information available that discusses the probable causes of ASD, the rate increase, and opposing views to each. ASD refers not only to autism but also covers a broad range of brain development disorders.

I’d like to point out that this discussion, while extremely broad, is sensitive and extremely personal for many people. There are millions of parents who are not living the “traditional” parenting lifestyle due to ASD. It’s a tough situation and they do it every day. Highly commendable and they deserve respect and compassion. That being said, this article is a mix of my current conclusion on the possible causes and compiled research that lead me to the conclusion.

The first thing I’d like to mention is the Pineal gland.

It’s important you become familiar with this if you haven’t because I believe it’s one of the many foundational properties of who you are. Who we are. We all have this gland. In fact, all mammals do. You may have heard the expression “The Third Eye.” The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland centrally located between the two hemispheres of the brain and has cellular features that resemble the human retina.
The main (biological) function of the pineal gland is its role in producing the hormone melatonin from serotonin. Melatonin is essential in maintaining a healthy sleep/awake and seasonal cycles. These are a few of the main features of the pineal gland. If you’d like to know more visit –

I could (and probably will) put together an entire post about the pineal gland and it’s relevance – but I want to stay on the main topic for this. I do highly recommend you go read a few articles or travel around on Wikipedia with pineal gland as your starting point. I’ll get back to the pineal gland in a moment.

This serious mental health crisis can not continue with such an overall apathetic approach. I know there are thousands, perhaps millions, that take this issue seriously. It’s a real problem that needs to be addressed quickly. Less than 40 years ago, the rate of ASDs were sitting at 1 in 5000. Fast forward to 2014 – 1 in 68. 600% increase in less than half a century. There are many factors that go along with these numbers. Such as – the criteria for assessing autism has changed in the last 20 years, thus broadening autism diagnoses. Some autism diagnoses today wouldn’t have been labelled autism using the previous criteria from 20+ years ago.

Some studies also suggest that a greater awareness has inflated the cases – parental age has been considered a factor as well. Given these factors, it still does not add up and pacify that 600% increase. In fact, I just read an article titled “Autism increase mystery solved: No, it’s not vaccines, GMOs glyphosate – or organic foods.” The author states the cause for the rise in cases of ASD are – “Almost certainly, nothing. Most of the rise in autism is a statistical mirage.” I read the entire article. The mystery is still alive for me. If you’d like to read for yourself –

Autism can be managed and is not always a life changing event for those diagnosed. Many of the symptoms can be improved and sometimes completely cured by adulthood. This is not the case for all, which explains why the terminology has changed. Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many people diagnosed with autism endure constant challenges that can last a lifetime.
If you’d like to learn more about autism and the alarming increase of diagnosed cases – visit these Web Pages.

I am not a professional in the medical field. I do not have a degree in anything that I can hold up and affirm to you that I am worthy to write this. My research consists of living this life with my son – who, at the time of this writing, is 9 years old. My boy started showing the warning signs of autism around age 2. The signs were not severe or consistent but they were definitely visible. Progressively the signs became more frequent. By age 3 – his verbal skills remained non-existent. At the most, he would say one, maybe two words at a time. That’s it. Processing of information such as – “Go get that red ball” would not register with him. He would simply look at me and he might, on occasion, point at the ball. There were many situations like this. The symptoms were “on the fence” of a diagnosis. I don’t want to get into my son’s specifics but I did want to mention that I have lived this and I see it on a daily basis. His case is not one that is alarming and I do believe my son will live a completely independent life in his adult years. In fact, he’s made incredible progress during the past 5 years.  It’s been frustrating for him – speech delay, problem solving, and self-assurance were his largest obstacles to overcome. He’s still working on them however, he has come a long way since the first signs in 2006.
Now, my take on this. Being in the world, reading other parents stories, reading many articles – I have an endless war going on in my mind. Just recently, within the past few months, one army has surrounded their enemy camp and is close to forcing a surrender. Who is this nearly victorious army, you ask?

Army of –  The Pineal gland.

Of course – it’s not that simple. I realize that. I do, however, believe that the Roots – Main Street – The Headquarters of all this centers right there at the center of the brain. I must mention again that this is speculation. These are opinions based on the information I have read and my personal experiences. I might be totally off-base but, I might be dead-on accurate as well.

Why the Pineal gland? Well, let’s take a deeper look at what roles and responsibilities our little, pine cone-shaped friend has in terms of perception, focus, natural flow, and maintaining a balanced life.
As I stated above, the pineal gland is referred to as “The third eye.” The pineal gland synthesises and secretes melatonin. Melatonin controls our sleep/ awake cycles. During these cycles when melatonin is doing its work – it delivers sulfate to the neurons in our brain.
According to many researchers – neurological brain disorders have a common root – they all originate with a lack of sulfate to the brain. Sulfate is the oxidized form of sulfur.

One important fact to note is that a deficiency in sulfate in the brain severely impairs the brain’s ability to handle or destroy heavy metals and other harmful toxins.

So where does this lead us? It leads me to begin thinking about vaccines, more specifically infant or toddler vaccines. (Yes, even with the pro-vaccine cultural movements lately, there are many who remain skeptical, including me so it’s still worth a discussion.) I know there are many who believe the flu vaccine and other, more widely accepted vaccines are safe. I am neither accepting or denying their safety. I am asking questions. There’s a serious mental health crisis in our country and all avenues should be thoroughly questioned and reexamined.


*In no way am I suggesting we stop vaccine usage. I understand their benefits and I understand they have saved lives. I am suggesting we seek alternatives and give those alternatives a fair chance to succeed if they are proven to be effective- regardless of money or extreme profit for Big Pharm.*

Aluminum and mercury(which are heavily represented in many vaccines) disrupt the pineal gland’s ability to manufacture sulfate. Sulfate disruption leads to a reduced melatonin level.

It’s also important to note that the pineal gland is vulnerable to heavy metals, such as aluminum, due to its location in the brain.

The pineal gland is not shielded by the blood-brain barrier that protects the 3 surrounding ventricles.


What does this mean?
It means – A fully operational pineal gland, with no outer intrusiveness, synthesizes sulfate that is stimulated by natural sunlight. Melatonin then delivers it to the brain. Aluminum and mercury disrupt this cycle. A disrupted cycle along with calcification of the gland and we have a serious problem:

We have a biological and spiritual disconnection.

The pineal gland is represented in Catholicism in Rome. It’s depicted in pine cone art. The Egyptians and the Romans used the symbol of the eye in many of their symbologies. In fact, this imagery is on the back-side of U.S. currency.

In the 90’s, a scientist named Jennifer Luke studied the effects that sodium fluoride has on the pineal gland. She concluded that the pineal gland acted as a magnet for fluoride and absorbed more fluoride than any other physical matter in the body, even bones.
When the pineal gland is under constant attack by fluoride, it becomes calcified and severely lessens its effectiveness in maintaining that balance I spoke of earlier with melatonin and sleep cycles.

After researching the pineal gland – I have come to this conclusion –

I do not believe vaccines are the sole culprit. I also do not believe fluoride is the sole culprit. I do believe vaccines, fluoride (and other chemicals used in/sprayed on genetically modified foods), and artificial light are the three dots that are ultimately disrupting our natural progression of evolving and experiencing this human adventure the way we were intended to experience it.

The rise in numbers, even considering the variables, is extremely alarming and it pains me to say that whatever is truly causing this is something we are doing to ourselves. It’s certainly not “nature taking its course.” Whether it’s consuming poison placed there by our own brothers and sisters (GMOs), adding harmful toxins to vaccines, or building infrastructure at a rapid pace. This pace is what’s keeping the brain’s melatonin responses consistently confused by adding artificial light into the human way of life. All three of these things connect together. They are not separate, they support each other. I know you are probably thinking “Okay, that last part is a bit of a stretch” and you might be correct about that. I have no scientific evidence to support my claim. All I have is my thoughts and aligning moments on a timeline. Also understanding that evolution, when referring to adaptation to environments, takes much longer than the amount of time it took our species to build concrete jungles all over the place (Which is where most of us live).

More paint on the triangle-

Fluoride is present in much of the food we consume, all the tap water we drink (in the United States), and most of the toothpaste we use.  In fact, sodium fluoride is a neurotoxin. There have been studies and personal accounts of people who stated once they stopped drinking fluoridated water(tap water), their depression significantly improved or vanished completely. Now that is a topic that deserves research. What exactly is happening to our brain chemistry as a whole?

Fluoride is an active ingredient in many things we consume, or receive through pores. Fluoride has been proven as the main cause of calcification of the pineal gland. The pineal gland is responsible for producing melatonin (sleep/awake cycles) and is our “Third eye” that releases DMT (Dimethyltryptamine}. DMT is an important part of my conclusion. DMT is everything. It’s the fuel we use to perceive reality and our oneness with everything. It’s our gateway to true enlightenment and prosperity as a species. It’s the enemy of ego because, I believe, with the proper flow of DMT – the ego holds no control. It is there, it just has no control over actions, thoughts, or lifestyle choices.

So what does this mean? If the pineal gland produces DMT naturally and fluoride calcifies the pineal gland – which then slows production of melatonin due to the gland being calcified – vaccines (and other exposure to heavy metals) then come into the equation. Aluminum and mercury, as I stated earlier, disrupt the pineal gland’s ability to manufacture sulfate. Sulfate disruption leads to a reduced melatonin level. So, not only is the gland calcified, it’s already impaired due to toxins from vaccines and other consumables that the public is given. Is it possible this is a perfect circle of dysfunction? Is it possible a healthy pineal gland that produces the natural amount of DMT is the true reality we should be living in? I am not a religious man however, if you read some passages from the bible, you’ll see things like this – Isaiah 6:

Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

The mental picture this quote produces is not something our current level of consciousness ever produces, except in dreams. Are you, at least, considering this a possibility? Is it worth more research? Is it worth a discussion?

With this – I have taken a dive away from the original topic but I figured it is worth mentioning here. It’s time we stop allowing this mass production of manufactured fear, propaganda, and lies to decide our beliefs and standards in this culture. A drastic movement is necessary and it starts with the individual. Apathy is not an option. I am not talking about a march in DC. I am not talking about writing a Senator. I am not talking about starting a petition.
(A hamster running on one of those big wheels is all I see when people talk about doing things like that)
I am talking about a collective shift in consciousness. Thoughts. Your thinking, awareness, and compassion.

Inform yourself.

The next phase in our evolution is here. Evolution is now in the hands of our minds and with the current rise in developmental disorders, overworked Americans, and constant exposure to toxic chemicals that are damaging our DMT and melatonin levels – We are at risk.

I sit here and think about so many other things I want to add to this and I fear I have taken a few different post topics and crammed them into one so this will be an intro to a few more in the near future. I will end this post with a quote from the great Terence McKenna –

    “Right here and now, one quanta away, there is raging a universe of active intelligence that is trans-human, hyper-dimensional, and extremely alien… What is driving religious feeling today is a wish for contact with this other universe. The aliens seen while using DMT present themselves with information that is not drawn from the personal history of the individual.”
    As always-
    Thanks for reading, my friends.
    Much love.


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