NEVER HEARD OF ANY MYSTIC DOING ALCOHOL, COFFEE OR HAVING SEX OTHER THAN CROWLEY AND SOME ALLEDGED TANTRICIST, MOST MYSTIC TRADITIONS AVOID THESE THINGS. THE PINEAL GLAND CAN GENERAL BE OPENED IF YOU HAVE A REALLY CLEAN DIET.
True that one should abstain from certain ingestions through all senses if one is to reach a pinnacle and become stronger, but I've been a 'mystic' from birth and have experienced all of these. My mystic nature continues. As far as abstaining from certain ingestions at certain points in the moon cycle--- try it and experience if it works for you. Some traditions or suggestions are simply in our path to knock us off the lower vibe matrices. It worked for another. Experience it and let us know.
In my observation some seek activation and obtain. Some experience seeking activation and simultaneous experience of such. Yet others experience a higher self calling for activation far prior to conscious seeking and either succumb and subsequently seek or 'loose it.' Although I have always been a seeker, activation came ready or not. Point being, you came across this info., Neo. So check it out and experience it. 'Chances' are, you will notice an increase in pineal activity for this activity is just what your higher self knows will assist you particularly. Wholeness.
DO YOU HAVE TO ABSTAIN, NO, HOWEVER, THERE ARE MANY PITFALLS ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT HAND PATH THAT WILL ALLOW YOU A GLIMPSE ON THE THE TRUE REALITY, (CROWLEY, THE THREE B'S (BLAVATSKY, BESANT AND BAILEY) AMONG MANY OTHERS HAVE TRIED THE LEFT HAND PATH. SOME EVEN TRIED TO GET THE SELF BORN GURU'S TO ENGAGE, THEY DECLINED. EVEN SOME ASPIRANT WITH TREMENDOUS ABILITIES FROM THE EAST WHO PRACTICED DIFFERENT CULTIVATION SYSTEMS AND WHERE ABLE TO PASS SHAKTIPATJUST BY WALKING BY YOU SUCCUMBED TO THE LEFT HAND PATH. ALL MANNER OF DRUGS FOR ENTRANCE INTO ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS EXITS. SOME OF THE STOPS ON THE WAY TO SUPER CONSCIOUSNESS DON'T EXIST. BUT ARE JUST ANOTHER BUMP IN THE ROAD (FAKE REALITY) THAT ONE THINKS IS REAL. CHOICE IS THE QUESTIONS!!!!!
Yes, it is an old Tantric teaching that in those days a “seed” is born in your solar plexus. That seeds needs to travel to your pineal gland to flourish your body.
That teaching advice that sexual abstinence helps keeping the oils within your body for their ascension to pineal gland, also fasting 3 days helps the process .