The Opening Eye
"An excellent and undogmatic
discussion conducted with energy and flair."
"…a very interesting
and readable book …it deserves a wide readership."
"The Opening Eye is basically a matter-of-fact account of the known and implied relationships which exist between the functions of the human mind and body and extra-terrestrial factors. From a solid professional basis, and using a multidisciplinary approach, Dr McGillion puts forward a highly credible scientific case to account for observations and findings, which have been relegated to the fringe of establishment thought for lack of acceptable explanations.
"Central to the theme of the book is the possible role the pineal gland may play in linking us with cosmological phenomena, something we are able to consider only now, as the behaviour and functions of this mysterious gland are revealed to us by modern research methods.
"The author also discusses how such ancient concepts as the harmony of the spheres, the alchemical transformation and the power of shape take on a new significance in the light of modern scientific thought and findings…
"…the book stands as one which is filled with interesting scientific information for the lay reader in the same genre as The Dancing Wu-Li Masters, Supernature or the Tao of Physics."
A classic in its field with the first-edition now a much sought-after collector’s item, The Opening Eye will possibly be republished in 2002 with minor amendments to the text, and with endnotes and a new forward putting the book in context in terms of the development of what today we term "cultural astronomy."
In order to write The Opening Eye from an informed perspective, the author initially undertook a three-year long period of formal study of traditional belief systems that included obtaining, by examination, a formal diploma in the subject of astrology, which some universities place on a par with a formal academic degree.
While this was an intriguing and fascinating course of study that has resulted in a long-term general and scientific interest in the subject, the author is neither a practitioner of astrology nor an advocate of its intrinsic usefulness or validity in many of the forms in which it’s practised today.
His main interest in this respect lies in those aspects of the belief and practice of historical physician-astrologers that have their parallels in modern physiology, and that have, one way or another, assisted in the foundation of modern scientific medicine.