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Esoteric use of the “Eye within the Pyramid” Symbol

Imagery of an all-seeing eye can be traced back to Egyptian mythology and the Eye of Horus.
It also appears in Buddhism, where Buddha is also regularly referred to as the "Eye of the World" throughout Buddhist scriptures (e.g. Mahaparinibbana Sutta) and is represented as a trinity in the shape of a triangle known as the Tiratna, or Triple Gem. In Hinduism the gods have a third eye which is described as being "all powerful and all seeing eye."

Few symbols have triggered as much controversy in contemporary culture as the “all seeing eye” within the triangle, aka: the eye in the pyramid. The occult symbolism of this enigmatic emblem has been a great catalyst for philosophical, religious and political debate. Conspiracy theorists (and sometimes religious intolerants) like to point to the "Eye in the Pyramid" in the Great Seal of the United States and on the U. S. Dollar Bill as being evidence of some vast conspiracy. In a world where e-mail monitoring and mass telephone wire-taps have given way to advanced facial recognition and global video surveillance, the eye of "big brother" takes on new, insidious meaning. Little wonder that conspiracy speculation has moved out of the realm of fringe theory, increasingly becoming a main-stream concept.

Over the years, the eye in the pyramid has been attributed to such wildly diverse sects or cabals as the Illuminati, Freemasons, the Founding Fathers, the Rosicrucians, the Great White Brotherhood, Zionists, the World Bank, the NWO, Luciferians and/or Satanists. Pardon the oversight if your favorite conspiracy has been omitted, but you get the gist. The eye and pyramid has been speculated to represent  the Eye of Providence, the Christian trinity, the third eye of Shiva, the Eye of God and so on & on.

In ancient Egypt, the eye symbol was associated with the Eye of Horus or Ra. The Eye of Horus,  within the Egyptian cosmology, symbolized the eye of the person who has achieved enlightenment through various incarnations and has learned the mystery of God. Gnostic studies suggest that Horus is the same as the Holy Spirit of Christianity, Shiva of Hinduism and Sangha of Buddhism.

This is why the Eye of Horus is the symbol of the mystery schools of ancient Egypt, as disciples were taught to transcend the duality of mind and understand contrasts simply as a way to reach the truth. Interconnected with the Eye of Horus symbolism is that of the pyramid. The pyramid is an important symbol in many different cultures. Hindu tradition represented it with a simple triangle and Celtic culture had a cone, but in every tradition the essence of the pyramid is the same: the three attributes of God... will, love & intelligence. The journey of the soul in search of light is represented by a pyramid, the top of it being the final destination. This is why the All-Seeing Eye appears at the top of a pyramid in Freemason symbolism.

In its most positive sense the structure of the pyramid represents strength and durability while the steps of the pyramid are an allegory for the journey to enlightenment from the wide base, grounded in earth to the unity of the single capstone that sits atop of, and presides over, all the lower levels in an almost god-like manner.

In a more negative sense it represents hierarchy and power. A vast majority of organizations use the pyramid model as their basic structure with one person at the top and a few directly answerable to him/her. These few in turn have a limited number of people under their authority, and so on down the chain. This principle also applies to knowledge, with the top of the pyramid being privy to all information, the necessary parts of which are passed down the ranks with each level only being provided with the information needed to carry out their allotted tasks.

The symbolism of the eye, as with all symbols, is open to much interpretation. Possible origins of this (symbol) range from the third eye of Hinduism and yoga to the Vesica Pisces. The earliest known use of this symbol is the Egyptian 'Eye of Horus'. From a religious point of view this can be interpreted as the enlightenment of 'seeing' things as they really are, in the context of the third eye, or as a symbol of the gods watching over us, as with the Eye of Horus.

In modern society where God has been replaced with science and government legislation takes the place of divine law, the all-seeing eye is usually equated with authority and surveillance. This interpretation can be seen in the logos of organizations such as DARPA in the US (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, founders of the internet) and MI5 (British intelligence) to name just a few. Both of these organizations could be considered the all-seeing eye of their respective governments. 

- from The Fool’s Philosophy

A prime strategy of Tek-Gnostics is to adapt and utilize technological and symbolic artifacts of value from all traditions for purposes of self discovery/illumination. To that end, we have incorporated the eye in the pyramid symbol within our cosmology to represent an important creative concept: The spark of divinity within all creation.

For purposes of transmitting tekgnosis, we submit the following definition from the secret lexicon of our system's twilight language...

The Pyramid represents universal structure or form.  It symbolizes the manifest fabric, the physical building blocks of all that exists in the material world. From the formation of sub-atomic particles (when they manifest as such), to planets, stars and galaxies. The pyramid is the representation of all manifestation, of all matter, within Universe.

If the Pyramid represents the physical... the Eye represents the metaphysical... the consciousness or awareness of Universe’s creative spirit. It symbolizes the creative essence of that which is formless and nameless within and without physical reality. The eye is illustrative of the connection between ultimate and transcendent Godhead... which gave rise to, and is beyond all that is created... and material creation as it manifests within Universe.

Amerika... Open your Eye !!!

Further, the eye symbol possesses or imposes an expectation upon the observer. It peers out from the abyss, as if in wordless petition of the viewer. Unblinking. it evokes an insistence that the observer recognize the conspiracy that exists between symbol and sentience... between the motif and human. It requires the viewer to acknowledge "thou art that."

Together, the eye within the pyramid is emblematic of the tiny speck of the divine that resides deep within all form or structure, within our perceivable Universe. It is the infinitesimal inclusion of god within all that is manifest. The symbol points to the spark of infinity within matter, the necessarily perfect balance of form and essence in all creation.

A deeper, more subtle and arcane interpretation of this symbol implies a reassurance that divinity resides within all that is. A minuscule spark of divine is infused within each atom, each building block of Universe. The eye in the pyramid thus represents the marriage between matter and spirit. Accordingly, Universe proceeds with confidence in the correctness of its continued unfolding.

This understanding is the true foundation of trust that Universe is necessarily perfect… that in the end… all will become clear.




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