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The All Seeing Eye, the Trinity and big brother

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posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:01 AM
The 'Eye of Providence', or 'All Seeing Eye' symbolism has some interesting associations outside of American icons.

It's genesis seems to be the 'Eye of Horus'. Horus, as I'm sure many of you are familiar with, was an important Deity of the Ancient Egyptian religion. He was a sky God as represented by his Falcon Head.

He was associated with both the moon and the sun, which were considered his eyes in the sky.

The sky God watches man from his eyes in the sky.

This belief later became symbolised by the Eye of Horus, an icon of power and divinity.

This is an ancient concept, that God watches from on high. Originally it was meant to be taken literally as Horus (later merged with Ra) was in the sky and the Sun.

God became dissociated with the falcon and Egyptian religion, but retained the concept of living, over-seeing and/or governing from the sky. In the 17 century for instance God appears in art simply as an eye in the sky.

Quo Modo Deum translates as 'This is the way of God'.

This representation of the Eye of Providence was common in the 17 century, and it is also at this time that it takes a new association, the trinity.

The eye of Providence was part of the common cultural iconography of the 17th and 18th centuries. When placed in a triangle, the eye went beyond a general representation of God to a strongly Trinitarian statement

In 1782 it was adopted as-is (with the triangle) as a US symbol and put on the other side of the 'Great Seal'. It was put above the incomplete pyramid representing progress to come.

I find it to be quite the coincidence that two major Egyptian symbols, both representing power and authority, are replete throughout western culture.

The latest form that it seems to have taken is the "Big Brother" Orwellian concept.

And is now becomming less and less metaphorical and more literal as our privacy is becomming but a memory.


[edit on 24/11/2008 by Good Wolf]

posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:11 AM
I think you need to expand on your post and tell us what you think it means, or ask members of the board about their opinions. You might try popping Illuminati symbolism or Egyptian symbolism on currency into Google. As I recall there are actually some pretty logical explanations to the whole thing. I'm sure some knowledgeable members will give you some pretty interesting info on this topic.

posted on Nov, 24 2008 @ 07:14 AM
reply to post by Raustin

Well there isn't much else to say other than "thoughts?" as I added to the post. I am going to get the Eye of Horus as a tattoo soon so I was looking at it and it occurred to me that it reminded me of "Big Brother" so I went on wiki and lo and behold.

posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 09:27 PM
Did someone call my name?

Though i have noticed quite a few of our fellow ATSers have also adopted the eye in name and image. I was attraction to the eye for it's multiple layers of meaning, most of which is covered in the OP.

The specific eye you see that sees you seeing it... in my avatar, i borrowed from an IOOF poster.
Here's a tinWiki article i wrote on the Order.

As for my title, i had fun with it.

posted on Dec, 28 2008 @ 05:21 AM
Not to mention our own eyes witness a lot of events and sights that could never be properly converted over into words and have the same meaning. Most of the time the event as witnessed makes the words appear cheap.

[edit on 28/12/2008 by toochaos4u]

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