Evil Eye


Friday the 13th - January 13, 2006

In the morning, the spirit of a woman came to me and told me I would read her daughter that day. She told me write to write a blog about the Evil Eye. Though I am not much for superstitions, I am attracted to the word Eye. In most languages the name translates literally into English as "bad eye", "evil eye", "evil look", or just "the eye".

Hours later ...

My first client, Barbara, came to speak to her mother, Mary, who crossed over in December 2005. There was something about Mary ... As we spoke, Mary showed me an evil eye and I remembered her visit earlier that morning. Barbara, explained that her mother, who was of Greek heritage, believed in the Evil Eye and often mentioned that it had to do with the way her life unfolded through the decades. To believe or not to believe, that is the question.

Eye of Horus

The Eye of Horus is an Ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and power. The Eye was a symbol that signified royal power. The ancients believed this symbol of indestructibility would assist in rebirth, due to their beliefs about the soul. The more recent tradition of freemasonry adopted the symbol and as such it has survived to this day, and appears as the Eye of Providence on the recto of the Great Seal of the United States. The Eye of Horus (flanked by Nekhbet and Wadjet) was found under the 12th layer of bandages on Tutankhamun's mummy.

Horus was an ancient god in Egyptian mythology who dramatically evolved over the whole of Egyptian history. Early on, he became identified as a sky god, where one of his eyes was the sun, and the other the moon. His weaker eye later became less important in his mythology, and he became more strongly aligned with the sun, particularly when the cult of Thoth, a moon god, arose. As the sun, or rather, with his eye as the sun, his eye had a special meaning, and became a symbol of power. Originally, Ra held this position, but as Horus gradually became more important, he transformed into a sun god, so Horus became thought of as Ra, or rather Ra-Herakhty ("Ra, who is Horus of the two horizons").

The Eye of Horus is commonly used in modern times. One example is the Rx symbol used in medicine and pharmaceuticals. Though, the Rx really is an abbreviation of the Latin word for "recipe" however other texts conclude that it is an invocation to the God Jupiter and that the symbol is a corruption of the symbol for Jupiter. In its original use, the Rx was drawn as an eye with a leg, or the Eye of Horus.



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