The Eye of Horus is one of the best known symbols of Osiris Myth: Osiris, after having reassembled, with the help of Isis and Nephtys, his dismembered limbs dispersed by Seth, emerged back from the world of dim light - the Duat. Hugging his son Horus, he gave this eye to him, thus handing over to him the power of knowledge, awareness, and transformation.  This symbol, the name of which means good health, was very popular among the ancient Egyptians. It was placed inside the bandages used to wrap the corpse of the dead. It was also often portrayed in charms, reliefs, engravings, and papyri. As the symbol of regeneration and rebirth, it also represented the 5 best known senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. However, the eye of Ra is also a symbol of those mysterious senses through which access can be gained to what is called

"obscure energy"


The symbol of the eye of Ra - "the One Who Sees All"- was deemed to be an amulet of protection in a new life, but above all was meant to symbolize rebirth. It was discovered under the twelfth bandage layer of Tutankhamun.

It features an eye with its overhanging eyebrow, while a coil is depicted under the eyelashes spiraling down from right to left. According to some interpretations, it sketches what is left of a  falcon feather, the animal embodied by Horus.

Legends about this strongly esoteric symbol date back to the early stages of Egyptian history, and have undergone significant changes over the centuries.
According to the oldest tradition, it was linked to the God Horus, whose eyes were believed to be the Sun and the Moon.  

Thus we do understand who was the god “hidden in the arms of the Sun” evoked in the celebration of the Two Eyes of Horus, as narrated by Plutarch: “In the sacred hymns of Osiris they call on him who is hidden in the arms of the sun, and on the thirtieth day of the month of Epiphi they celebrate the birth of the eyes of Horus, when the moon and the sun are in a straight line, since they believe that not only the moon, but also the sun is the eye and light of Horus (Isis and Osiris 52).

The seamless traceability of this Egyptian symbol across different rituals is demonstrated in its theological persistence in Metternich Stela (4th century B.C.).

Some initiatory keys are expressed in the stela providing access to the symbols of the God Horus, which indirectly shed light on the symbol of the Phoenix, while determining its cosmologic meaning: 

Horus’ Protection means the one who is in the disc (Ra), who illuminates the earth with his Two Eyes.
Horus’ Protection is the Night Lion roaming in the Mountain of Manu (the West)
Horus’ Protection is the Great Hidden Soul stirring in his Two Eyes.
Horus’ Protection is the Great Falcon flying across the Sky, the Earth, and the Hereafter.
Horus’ Protection is the Sacred Scarab, the Great Winged Disc in the Sky.
Horus’ Protection is the Hereafter, the place where faces are turned backward, where things are invisible.
Horus’ Protection is the Divine Phoenix that lives in his Two Eyes.

Indeed the secret of these powers becomes evident in Metternich Stela: a “Great Hidden Soul” extends across the lunar-solar periods represented by the “Two Eyes of Horus”. Through a palingenesy of celestial forces in a reverse periplus, this soul reveals itself as a “Falcon” first, then as a “Scarab”, and finally becomes codified into the “Divine Phoenix” that “resides” in the Two Eyes of Horus.

Evidence of the legacy of this symbolic tradition can be found in Horapollo, who writes the following: The Phoenix is the symbol of the Sun and nothing is greater than the sun; the Sun outshines and watches all, for this reason it is said to be Horus’multiple-eyes(Hieroglyphica I, 34).
Hence, the Phoenix Eye refers to Osiris’ conscious illumination: through his rebirth, Osiris embodies the renewal of celestial cycles. Indeed, as stated by Horapollo: “When Egyptians want to symbolize the great renewal of the stars, they portray Bennu(Hieroglyphica II, 57), the bird with bright red feathers, worshipped in Heliopolis, and identified with the Heron, for its long and straight bill and its feathered-head, later called Phoenix by the Greeks.

The Phoenix, this great scarlet bird - in Greek Phoenix means red - midway between an eagle and a heron, with its great charm and fascination, is a messenger of light and incarnation of the immortal gods.

With its color and behavior, it is the image of the sun par excellence, being associated with red and fire. It was believed to rise at sunrise on the waters of the Nile, just like a Sun.

Therefore, just like the Sun, it used to rise, and, like the Sun, it would die away in the dark of the night and be reborn anew on its own ashes.

Two pharaohs of the 13th dynasty, Amenhotep III and IV (the famous Akhenaten) - had perfectly understood this and promoted the worship of a Single SolarLunar God, identifying it with the God Atun, who replaced the God Amon-Ra. Atun, with the help of the Priest caste in Thebes, had progressively won over all the many deities making up the complex Egyptian Pantheon. Unlike other Egyptian gods, Aton was not depicted in anthropomorphic form, but always as a Sun with rays like arms ending with hands, some of which hold the Anck, the symbol of life.

In any case, the monotheistic cult of Aton would still include, without rejecting it, the complex Egyptian pantheon: each city was linked to several deities and, as was often the case, the god worshipped in each city would become the main divinity (at least, as long as the city maintained its ruling position). When Heliopolis gained the religious upper hand over Memphis, Horus was assimilated with Ra and the Sun was associated with the eye of Horus, while leaving the lunar eye to another deity, which, according to some Egyptologists, is Thot, the Egyptian god of the Moon, the deity of wisdom, writing, and magic.

The Dual Eye of Horus is linked to a specific notation system and initiatory symbolism.

To be read from right to left

To be read from left to right

According to ancient measuring systems applied in ancient Egypt, the complete drawing of the eye is made up of various fractions each having a different meaning:
- ½ represents           smell (shape of nose on one side of the eye)
- ¼ represents sight and light (pupil)
- 1/8 represents thought (eyebrow)
- 1/16 represents hearing (arrow on one side of the eye pointing to the ear)
- 1/32 represents taste, wheat sprouts (curved tail)
- 1/64 represents touch (foot touching the ground).
As the Egyptian story goes, a pupil of the House of Life learning to become a scribe had pointed out to his master that the figure obtained by adding up all the fractions of the Eye of Horus (1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32 +1/64) totaled 63/64. The answer he got was that the missing sixty-fourth necessary to make the unit would be given by the god Thoth to the scribe who would accept to be protected by him.

had proven his magical power by taking Seth’s lethal venom away from Horus, convincing the God of Evil to give back to Horus his > left eye < he had pulled out in battle, and to put it back in the empty eye socket.
This legend hides the secret of an initiatory path, that Akhenaton had the courage to "unveil" and his successors to "veil back" again, as confirmed by the "encrypted images" of the path walked by the Queen Nefertari, the wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II, carved on the four pillars erected at the four corners of her tomb.

What is the symbolic link between right and left eye?

LEFT EYE >  The blind eye of Horus < Man GOD - GOD Man

What can we see in the Eyes of Horus as a whole and in the Left Eye in particular?
We can see that the Right Eye, the healthy, Divine Eye is still with him, while the other, left, “flawed” eye is meant for man. According to legend, this is the Eye that Horus lost in his fight against Seth, the God of Evil, who lives and works on earth, after having seized the throne from his legitimate King > Osiris, who had been killed and dismembered into 14 parts.

Horus, during his stint on Earth, has to find his Left Eye and put it back into his empty eye socket.

This is also written in the Book of the Dead (chapter LXVI): “ I am Horus, the first-born son of Osiris, who resides in my right eye. I am coming from the heavens to place Maat (the Goddess of Truth and Justice) back in the Eye of Ra (the Sun God)”, which the ancient Egyptians believed to be the Left Eye.

Therefore, becoming able to see again with one’s Left Eye may occur only to the man or woman who, in their earthly path, have actually complied with the 42 commandments given by the Goddess Maat and assessed by the God Thot during the Weighing of the Heart Ceremony. This is equally important while we walk our earthly path, especially if we decide to start an initiatory path aimed at acquiring the Real Sight:

opening of the Third eye according to the process suggested in the eastern world.

> opening of the left eye according to Egyptian mysteric teachings which used to represent this psycho-physical condition with the symbol of the right eye, from which the energy of the snake, embodied by a female cobra, originates.  This cobra - the Uraeus - is the expression of the goddess who symbolizes the ardent eye of Ra.

For the subjects, the Uraeus placed on the forehead of the Pharaoh - either alone or, more often, together with a vulture, or a griffon - was a living symbol of the divine power of the Pharaoh and a sign of his capacity to utilize his Third Eye;

The cobra, with its tail symbolizing the infinite, and repeated three or more times, rises up to heaven beyond the infinite. It wakes up from its hibernation to reach the afterworld.

The Uraeus - not by chance - is also placed on the headgear of Queen Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, a.k.a Akenathon, to highlight that she had this power too.

This eye is also depicted on the arm of Queen Nefertiti, as portrayed on one of the four pillars of the room where her funerary sarcophagus was placed. While its mysteric implications are quite clear, its meaning is still an intelligible secret even to the greatest experts in egyptology.

We are indeed referring to the Left Eye that Horus has in common with Man: this eye was blinded from seeing the world of divinities; only with the help of God, namely Thot, will this eye be able to “see” again <>“just like a  golden falcon  with the head of a Pheonix < Man God- GOD Man >

The real nature of Thot’s announced magic is revealed in this different behavior: the Sacred Ibis with deep red feathers, like those of the Heron helps the apprentice accomplish a “miracle”: namely, during our earthly life, to be able to see again, with both eyes, the earthly as well as the heavenly world, in order to pass the test of the weighing of the heart without problems and with flying colors, and take off - once again - towards the sky”.


? Osiride un re Alieno ?

Heart to Heart

A man cannot change the world

but he can spread a

message that can change the world


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