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All Seeing Eye

All Seeing Eye

The Eye of Horus is an Egyptian amulet used as a protection from evil. The icon is a stylised eye of the falcon-headed sky god. There are variations on its associations, some believing it brings health and prosperity and others believing it is mixed with the occult and magic and represent anger and terror.

The Eye of Horus was also used as a measurement system, in particular for measuring pigments and medicines. The symbol was divided into six parts; each part represented a specific fraction and one of the six senses.

It is though that the right eye represented the sun and so was called ‘Eye of Ra’ and the left represented the moon and was know as the ‘Eye of Horus’. But myths suggest that Horus was the right eye which was torn out and that it was so named to symbolise the solar eclipse where the sun momentarily is blotted from the sky.

In relation to esoteric teaching an open eye symbolises the blossoming of intellect and psychic awareness.