Symbolism of the eye of Horus or wedjat eye

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The eye is a symbol so present in different traditions that it could not be missed.

Moreover, "seeing clearly" is a recurrent notion in esoteric teachings because it is the goal of the disciple on the path to awakening: to see clearly.

To see clearly in order to know oneself, to see clearly in order to understand the worlds around him, and above all, to see clearly in order to cross the opaque veil of the illusions of this world.

The symbol of the eye through the traditions

In ancient Egypt, people spoke of the eye Udjat, the eye of the falcon god Horus. Horus, child of Isis and Osiris, would have fought his uncle Set to avenge the assassination of Osiris and take back the throne of Egypt, and he would have been victorious because he had the eye of the Sun, the inner eye.

A few centuries later, this teaching took the form of the Buddha's eye. In Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom, five eyes are named, five faculties of perception:
- The eye of flesh, which is the physical eye;
- The divine eye, which enables one to apprehend the essential qualities of things;
- The eye of wisdom, which enables one to understand the changing and interdependent aspect of all that is;
- The eye of the Law or eye of Dharma, which enables one to grasp a reality beyond appearances, and;
- The eye of the Buddha, the eye of compassion, which enables one to grasp the real nature of all life.

This eye of Horus and of the Buddha is the third eye or the eye of the soul in many traditions. It is what designates, beyond the physical eyes, a third eye, that of self-knowledge.

In the Hindu religion, the third eye is called jnanachakshu, the eye of knowledge, and it is located at the level of the sixth chakra, ajna chakra or eye of Shiva. For this purpose, the saints and deities of the Hindu tradition are represented with a dot or a mark on the forehead.

In India one wears this between the eyes, like a third eye, called tilak. We can also often see the God Shiva represented with a third eye, symbol of wisdom.

In the Essene tradition, this inner eye is called "the rose of Jupiter", which blooms in the student when the virtue of discernment is brought to maturity. This blooming rose is the opening of the flower of meditation or the water lily flower, the opening of the eye of the Sun. The word sun itself derives from this idea of the one eye of God, the "one eye".

Omraam Mickael Aivanhov, taught that "before we get up in the morning, we must open our eyes and look into the eye of the inner self, so that we can listen to what is speaking within us. Then we hear the program of the day that is beginning

Thus, this teaching on the divine eye is not a novelty, an invention, it is the continuity of the teaching of the Tradition, with the aim of transmitting this clear vision, this discernment, this capacity to see clearly who we are and the subtle worlds which surround us.

Egyptian eye or Udjat eye

According to Wikipedia, in transliteration of the hieroglyphic script, irt means "eye" and oudjat is a verb meaning "to preserve" or " protection ". Irt oudjat, or more commonly oudjat, in transcription therefore means "preserved eye", the Eye of Horus in this case. It is for this reason that this eye is considered a very powerful symbol of protection. It would have a magical function for most people in the Middle East.

Egyptologists generally consider the figure of the Udjat Eye to be a hybrid of human and falcon eye: it combines parts of the human eye, conjunctiva, pupil and eyebrow, with presumably the spots below the falcon eye.

What is the difference between the eye of Horus and the eye of Ra?

The eye of Udjat should not be confused with theeye of Ra or theeye of Ra. The Eye of Ra can be identified by a disc of the sun, with cobras around the disc and the white and red crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. According to the Egyptians, the eye of Ra is characterized by the sun disk while the eye of Horus is represented by the Moon.

According to Wikipedia, in the Myth of the Eye of the Sun (Demotic literature), the eye of Ra or eye of Ra, symbolizes the goddess Sekhmet (or Tefnut), gone into exile in Nubia. Thoth will bring her back to Egypt by seducing her with moralizing animal fables.

The eye of Ra was invoked in many areas of Egyptian religion, and its mythology was incorporated into the worship of many related goddesses.

What is the legend of the Eye of Horus?

According to the myth, Horus, son of Isis and Osiris, would have lost an eye in the fight led against his uncle Seth to avenge the murder of his father. During the fight, Set tore out his left eye, cut it (in six pieces, according to a version of the legend) and threw the pieces into the Nile. Using a net, Thoth fished out all but one of the pieces. Thoth added it back and thus restored Horus' vitality. In 1927, when the Udjat Eye was still associated by some with fractions (a speculation now disproved), Egyptologist Alan Henderson Gardiner proposed that since the sum of these fractions was only 63/64, the missing 1/64 was the magical link added by Thoth for the eye to work.

The Eye of Horus had a magical function related to prophylaxis, restoration of wholeness and vision of the "invisible". It was represented on sarcophagi and on pectorals. The innumerable amulets in the form of oudjat were worn to protect oneself from "bad luck". During mummification, the embalmers placed it on the incisions they had made. The oudjat eye was also painted on the prows of boats, allowing them to "see" and keep their course.

What is the meaning of the Eye of Horus?

The oudjat eye, the eye of Horus, is theeye of magical clairvoyance, which allows us to perceive the invisible reality of the higher and lower planes and to act magically. The man who possesses such an eye is an initiate, a magician. He can perceive not only thoughts, feelings, dreams, desires, forces and influences, but also the entities behind them. He can thus bring order to his life.

The oudjat eye was a symbol of protection among the ancient Egyptians, who wore it as a luckytalisman, as it was the symbol of health, fertility and clairvoyance. Depicted on sarcophagi, it protected the deceased from evil spirits.

How to use and activate the eye of Horus

The beliefs linked to the legend of the Eye of Horus have made this symbol successful. Some symbol specialists, such as Dominique Coquelle, indicate that it will take a specific practice and a very qualitative connection to allow access to these arcana and that the symbol of the eye of Horus will always be there to remind us of this.

If it is obvious that the eye of Horus can be assimilated to the third eye and to the symbol of the inner eye, that is to say to the vision of the worlds, this vision can be altered by the deep forces that rise up in us (forces symbolized by Set and the underworld).

This fight between Horus and Set is the symbol of the inner management of every human between his spiritual and divine dimension and his human part.

The teaching of the eye

The symbol of the eye speaks to us of the gaze of the soul, of this inner gaze that we must awaken within us to put our lives in order and enter the path of awakening.

There is energy that passes through the eyes and through them we can give and receive.

Through the eyes you can also lose your energy, have it stolen. Everyone has seen how big cities, with all their advertising, can empty the soul. Everything is done in advertising to capture the attention of the eye and through it to awaken the desire in the soul. It is a form of attraction that is similar to that of the sexes and ends in fertilization.

I don't know if you remember this sentence of the TF1 executives in the 2000s.

"Basically, TF1's job is to help Coca-Cola, for example, to sell its product. But for an advertising message to be perceived, the viewer's brain must be available. The purpose of our programs is to make them available: that is to say, to entertain them, to relax them and prepare them between two messages. What we sell to Coca-Cola is available human brain time.

Patrick Le Lay's formula appears in his 2004 book, Les Dirigeants face au changement. At the time, Le Lay was CEO of the TF1 group. The stake of television is not, from this point of view, the quality of the programs. The programs only serve to prepare, to shape the availability of the viewer's attention, which can be bought.

All is said.

Capturing and attracting the eye is an issue. You don't necessarily have to resist it but simply be aware of it. In everything, awareness will restore the right balance in you.

In order to develop this consciousness, pay attention to all the little things that seem insignificant, but which are not really insignificant at all. Huge sums of money are spent every year in the world by advertisers on these little things and they know very well what they are doing.

The big question is: who is fertilizing your soul?

If you want to regain full possession of your gaze, you must become aware of your unconscious gaze. Learn to look deliberately and consciously at things that awaken in you the beauty, the inner light, the eternal soul. No one will do it for you, it must come from you.

You need to develop a new way of looking at the world.

Sacred geometry symbols, especially vibrational mandalas printed on canvas, help you awaken beauty and surround yourself with positive vibrations.

But you can also go out into nature and look at the flowers, watch the trees, the sun, the butterflies fluttering around. All this beauty will awaken your eyes and fill your soul with the most beautiful and pure things.

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Sources :

The power of symbols at Éditions Trajectoire
Mastering your destiny at Éditions Essenia

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