Throughout the span of recorded human history, the iconic image of the Pinecone symbolically mirrored enlightenment, higher consciousness and the third eye.
Long before the ancient Romans, Greeks, Assyrians, and Christians showed up adopting the pinecone with fertility, the ancient Egyptians however understood the pinecone to contain a much deeper meaning.
Engraved on the pyramids walls The Pinecone can be seen on the staff of Osiris (the God of afterlife, the dead, and resurrection) appearing on the top of two intertwined snakes. Connected with our own inner energies the serpents rise from the base of our spine to activate the pineal gland which is shaped like the pinecone.
Depicted on stone carvings many Sumerian, Anunnaki and Indian Gods or deities are seen holding a pinecone in their hands – Shiva’s hair is woven with snakes in the shape of a pine cone. A long debated symbol pertaining to its true meaning, all arrows seem to be pointing to spiritual consciousness and enlightenment.
According to French philosopher Renée Descartes (1596–1650) described the pineal gland as the “Seat of the Soul”, a place in which all our thoughts are formed. In modern times the pineal gland is understood to be an endocrine organ, which produces the hormone melatonin in amounts which vary with the time of day.
Named after the “pine” al gland due to its similar shape to the pinecone, can be found right at the geometric center of the human brain and is intimately connected with the body’s perception of light.
Mathematically speaking the Fibonacci sequence can be seen throughout nature in leaves, plants stems and seeds. By counting the number of spirals on the pinecone in each direction creates a perfect Fibonacci sequence.
Pinecone Dream Meaning
The image of the pinecone has been known to make its appearance in our dreams even visions under the psychedelic brew of ayahuasca or DMT. The hallucinogenic component DMT is abundant in the plant kingdom. By either ingesting or smoking DMT can lead to improved insight, personal growth; emotional healing; and contact with a sacred nature, deities, spirits and natural energies.
In dreams the shape of the spiral seems to be more commonly seen than the pinecone, though both contain a similar meaning – a profound shape that connects us to divinity or The Source.
Other visions in dreams that connect to the immortality, awakening, tree of life, and eternity are associated with pine trees, evergreen or pine needles. Trees are perfect metaphors in dreams representing grounding, Mother Earth, how we transition, grow or flourish – connection between heaven and earth.