Eye Of Horus Big Chest Necklace
The all-seeing eye is a powerful esoteric symbol which is widely misunderstood and misused today; few know what it originally stood for. It was originally symbolic of a higher spiritual power or God, a watchful caretaker of humanity or an awakened spiritual part within. But these days it has quite different associations.
Today the all-seeing eye is more likely to be seen as an “Illuminati” symbol of control and surveillance by elites who to a large degree run the show on this planet at this time. This is because, over time, dark sinister forces have taken over esoteric symbols that for thousands of years were used to convey positive, helpful, uplifting spiritual messages and principles. The all-seeing eye is a prime example of how spiritual symbols have been hijacked and inverted. There has not really been much push to understand the symbol’s original meaning or to reclaim it for the spiritual significance it first conveyed.
This is the first in a series of articles I am presenting that will take a closer look at individual symbols, and delve into their origins and history to uncover their deeper esoteric significance. I am writing these as part of an effort to reclaim these positive esoteric symbols and restore them to their previously esteemed state.
Universal Nature of Symbolism
Symbolism has long been used by humanity to communicate ideas which are best crystallized in a compact form. As the well-known saying goes, a picture tells a thousand words! Esoteric symbols are alive today as they were in the ancient past, but there is much confusion surrounding their usage, history, intent, and meaning.
In ordinary life, we use symbols to show at a glance important information such as traffic and road signs amongst many other symbols which are widespread and common today. Some other examples are corporate logos and certification statuses.
Symbolism is also especially used in the communication of non-physical, spiritual ideas, phenomena, and processes.
The all-seeing eye is one of the most powerful and widely used – and misused – symbols of all. In this article, I trace its use from the earliest of times through to the 18th century and show what the symbol originally stood for. My next article will examine its use from 18th-century freemasonry onwards, and show how it has since been hijacked and misused.
Eye of Osiris
It is interesting to find that the Egyptian hieroglyph for their god Osiris contains an eye as shown below. So as with Hinduism and Buddhism, we find a spiritual deity being represented in ancient times as an eye.
Eye of Horus
In ancient Egypt, the all-seeing eye was known as the Eye of Horus or the Eye of Ra and also formed part of the symbology of Wad-jet. Through various myths, they were symbols of protection, healing, and restoration. The left eye of Horus was said to be the moon and his right eye the sun.
Horus was a falcon-headed sun god and it could be said the Eye of Horus was styled like an eye of a lanner falcon with its marking beneath the eye.
The Eye of Horus represents parts of the brain used to manifest consciousness.
It is also very interesting to note that the drawing of the Eye of Horus very much matches the cross-section of the midbrain where the thalamus, the pineal, and pituitary glands are situated. The pineal gland is often said to be the “third eye” and a center of spirituality and of spiritual insight, which can be developed in a person.
It’s as if the Eye of Horus could be a depiction of the thalamus as the eyeball with the corpus callosum the eyebrow above and the medulla oblongata (brain stem) and the hypothalamus being the two markings below. If this is what they were drawing but calling it the Eye of Horus, does it suggest they considered the midbrain to be the seat of consciousness or even of divine consciousness or “Horus consciousness”? Horus is a sun god and symbolic of the universal Christ, a spiritual force which a suitably prepared person can merge with.