The Eye of Providence (or the All-Seeing Eye of God) is a symbol that depicts an eye, often enclosed in a triangle and surrounded by rays of light or glory, representing the divine providence by which the Eye of God watches over mankind.
The “all-seeing eye” is a somewhat mysterious symbol known for a long time. To many, it seems strange and even scary. However, this sign is present in almost every culture, where it is interpreted and displayed in different ways.
What does the all-seeing eye mean in cultures
In the Middle East, such a symbol is referred to as the Hamsa. People often depict it on their palms because they believe that, in certain situations, it can protect them from unclean forces and danger. At the same time, bring them good luck and good health.
In Buddhism, such a sign is considered the eye of the Buddha. In this religion, such a symbol means protection and enlightenment.
For the Orthodox, it symbolizes the Holy Trinity, while the eye itself is the personification of God.
Orthodox Christians put a symbol on their body to show that they respect their religion and feel God’s presence.
In Egyptian culture, it is referred to as the “eye of the god Horus”. The sign appeared in Egypt in ancient times. It is named after one of the most powerful gods of Egypt, Horus. The image of this deity has a connection with solar energy. The Egyptians believed that it helped them in many things and protected them from evil spirits.
In Hinduism, it is considered the third eye of the supreme God, Shiva. For Hindus, such an image also means a kind of amulet that protects its owner from the effects of evil forces and gives him wisdom, reason and understanding of everything worldly.
In America, on banknotes, you often see an eye placed in a pyramid – it symbolizes the prosperity of the country, its development, and its potential. Some cities even put such a symbol in their emblems.
What it means for Freemasonry
This sign is very popular in Freemasonry. This is because the symbol represents the Great Illuminati Creator who created the universe. Usually, in Freemasonry, this sign is depicted in the form of an eye, which is located in a pyramid, from which rays come out. These rays mean the enlightenment of consciousness, the acquisition of higher knowledge.
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