When the All Seeing Eye makes an appearance, a lot of people associate it with the Illuminati. There is no evidence out there to support this claim by
Before i begin, it must be noted that the Illuminati did infiltrate the Freemasons in the early years of its creation. Masonic teachings were also
incorporated into those of the Illuminati. With this being said, the Illuminati has never been officially
associated with the All Seeing Eye.
We can trace the All Seeing Eye's origins back to Egypt's Eye of Horus:
The Eye of Horus was generally described as a:
symbol of protection, royal power and good health.
As you can see, the Eye of Horus was used as a protective symbol. Horus, through his eye, would watch over the people of Egypt and keep them from
The All Seeing Eye that you all know of actually appeared in early Renaissance Christian art. For example:
The triangle is a representation of the Holy Trinity, while the eye is that of God's. Effectively, this symbol states that God is always watching over
This symbol was later adopted by Freemasonry in conjunction with their early version of the All Seeing Eye:
A depiction of their initial version (Still mostly used):
A depiction of their later version (Occasionally used):
The All Seeing Eye which is located on the back of the American $1 Dollar Bill does not have anything to do with the Freemasons or Illuminati, as no
member of either group was involved in the conclusive design:
Generally, it is believed that this version represents God watching over the building of a new nation. With the Pyramid representing the USA, and the
Through analysing this evolution of the All Seeing Eye, it is apparent that it didn't have much to do with the Illuminati, if ever.
It can be argued that the Illuminati may have secretly adopted the All Seeing Eye, but the very definition goes against the beliefs of the Illuminati,
who at the height of the enlightenment era, preferred knowledge (enlightenment) over a blind belief in a supreme being. This, in conjunction with no
real evidence suggests that the All Seeing Eye is not, and never was an Illuminati symbol. It wasn't a Freemason symbol originally either (as has been
Thanks for reading.
edit on 16-11-2012 by daaskapital because: sources