When symbols are misused for political or authoritarian purposes, their meanings can become confused, twisted and misunderstood, even flipped entirely.
An example of this is the swastika, which was first seen in carvings dating back 12,000 years, and has been a symbol of well-being, good fortune and prosperity to Buddhists and Hindus. Since the Nazis stole it as their own, however, we now associate it with hate, fear and death.
The all-seeing eye is one of the great omnipresent symbols of all time, most notably now as seen on the dollar bill. It has also found a contemporary home in pop culture as the trademark of occult worship and the Illuminati and the New World Order, used ad nauseam in music videos, celebrity photo shoots, and even appearing as a theme in a Taco Bell commercial.
This predominantly fearful association between the all-seeing eye and Luciferian overlords belies its meaning to Christianity, where it is known as the Eye of Providence, or the Eye of God.
“An ancient symbol of omniscience and divine providence, the Eye of Providence represents the eye of God, the singular divine power that has created the entire universe. The symbol shows a human eye enclosed in a triangle. In Christianity, the triangle represents the Holy Trinity and as such, the Eye of Providence symbolizes the divine entity looking over humankind and providing it benevolent guidance.” [Source]
The Eye of Providence also has significance in Buddhism, in Freemasonry, and is well-recognized for its importance to the Egyptians as the Eye of Horus, a symbol of protection and power.
Although represented differently in each culture, the all-seeing eye is historically ubiquitous because it is a representation of something deeply embedded within the human psyche. It stirs out souls in some instinctive way.
Canadian psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson talks about the true significance of the all-seeing eye atop the pyramid in the following video. He explains how the pyramid represents a hierarchy, and the detached triangle and all-seeing eye represents our ability to move up the hierarchy to the point where we are no longer attached to the hierarchy, and develop the ability to move around in and observe other hierarchies.
According to Peterson, the symbol ultimately represents our ability to develop attention, which is how we are ultimately able to bring order out of chaos, whether that be for an entire society or for one’s individual life and affairs.
“So what do you do if your life isn’t in order? You bloody well pay attention. And that isn’t the same thing as thinking, it’s a different process. Thinking is like the imposition of structure in some sense… but paying attention is like watching for what you don’t know.
So that’s the idea that climbing up a hierarchy of authority can give you vision, and that vision can transcend the actual hierarchy.” ~Jordan Peterson
He goes on to explain how artists and high-level athletes transcend the hierarchies of ordinary being in order to draw out vision and ability that far exceed that of ordinary capacity or creativity.
Furthermore, he uses the example of how children learn the rules of a game to demonstrate how societies evolve over time as customs, norms, values and morals shift, then how these changes slowly culminate as las, such as how Moses derived the Ten Commandments to reveal on Mount Sinai.
In this regard, Peterson’s understanding of the all-seeing eye as a symbol of personal power and potential is a far cry from the current zeitgeist of the eye as a symbol of top-down omniscient control and domination by dark occult influences.
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Dylan Charles is the editor of Waking Times and co-host of Redesigning Reality, both dedicated to ideas of personal transformation, societal awakening, and planetary renewal. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world.
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