Hello and welcome to IlluminatiWatcher.com- your home for conspiracy theories and exploring “Illuminati” symbolism. In this article we’ll take a journey into one of the most common forms of Illuminati symbolism and attempt to understand its origins. Some of the pieces to this puzzle fit together if you follow closely…
The symbolism of the eye is referenced by practically every conspiracy theorist on the planet. Its prevalence in the world of entertainment and various forms of media begs for an interpretation and explanation. I’ve attempted to produce a succinct, yet thorough guidance into the various forms of the eye and the symbolism it represents.
I’ll start off with one of the most ancient interpretations of the eye and the concept of a deity watching over us. The idea of an omnipresent being watching over us is referenced the Bible several times (1 Peter 3:12 and Proverbs 22:12) and this also includes the Biblical reference to The Watchers, aka the Nephilim. These were the hybrid offspring of extraterrestrials who were called the ‘sons of God’ in Genesis and the daughters of men at the time on Earth (Ancient Aliens had an episode in season 6 called Alien Breeders that covers some of this). The Nephilim were said to be giants, approximately 300 cubits, or 450 feet tall, based on the translation of the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Enoch.
Genesis 6: 1-4:
Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
The tie-in with The Watchers is found in the Book of Daniel and again in the Books of Enoch, as they are described similar to the Nephilim in that the Watchers were sent to Earth to watch over the humans, only to succumb to lust for the women and procreate with them and create the Nephilim-giants. At this point God decides to get rid of this undesirable race so the Great Deluge occurs, with Noah being the one held responsible to maintain the human race while the flooding occurs.
Theorists such as David Icke hint that the Watchers and/or Nephilim are part of the Illuminati shape shifting reptilian bloodline (and I can’t forget to mention L.A. Marzulli; arguably the most ‘expert’ theorist on the Nephilim). The symbol of the eye is actually satanic in nature since the reptilian bloodline is evil in nature (reptilians are also known as the Archons in Gnosticism). Many cultures believed in a malevolent ‘evil eye’ that was able to place a curse on another person. This evil eye is the antithesis of the ‘third eye’ (which is discussed later). The Greek Medusa mythological character was known for turning people into stone upon seeing her, and this was because she was the physical incarnation of the evil eye.
You can find jewelry to this day that has an eye on it, which actually represents the talisman to ward off the curse of the ‘evil eye.’
One of these talismans is the Italian horn, referred to as a cornicello. The word ‘corno’ means horn and we also see the mano cornuta (horned hand) being used in the entertainment industry.
This talk of occult talismans is covered in my post about Occult & Illuminati holiday traditions:
The unicorn’s horn was attributed with healing powers, and was considered one of the most valuable things on earth. The Inquisition would torture those that wouldn’t acknowledge the strength and existence of the unicorn and its horn. The unicorn horn spirals (just like the ziggurat of the Tower of Babel), and is yet another reference to Moloch. The horn gives you blessings if you could acquire it as well (again, same logic for the Moloch sacrifices). The leprechaun shillelagh was just another representation of the horn of Moloch with its powers.
Infowars.com posted a similar idea about the evil of the eye from John Daniel’s Scarlet and the Beast, Vol. III where we see some of the origins of the pineal gland worship (as well as Luciferianism):
The Serpent promised Adam and Eve that their eyes would “be opened” if they ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The key word in this passage is eyes, which in Hebrew can be translated “knowledge.” Opened can be translated “broadened.” What the Serpent promised Adam and Eve was that knowledge would be broadened if they ate of the forbidden fruit. But the most foreboding aspect of this scripture emerges from the fact that the Hebrew word for “eyes” is not plural, but singular. What the Serpent actually told Adam and Eve was that their “eye” would be broadened by knowledge.
The “eye” that Scripture wants us to consider is not the physical organ of sight, but the eye of the mind or the soul. This singular “eye” is called the “third eye” of clairvoyance in the Hindu religion, the eye of Osiris in Egypt, and the All-Seeing Eye in Freemasonry.
We’ve also seen the some symbolism of the forbidden fruit by Lady Gaga in her Illuminati symbolism filled video for G.U.Y.- An ARTPOP Film
Whether you want to believe that these were literally angels, giants, reptilians, or the offspring of Seth & Cain; the point is that the concept of a big eye in the sky watching over us is a common thread, lying subtlety below the radar to the uninitiated.
The ancient Egyptians had the Eye of Horus, which is also known as the Eye of Ra. This ‘wedjat’ is a symbol of life because in Egyptian mythology, the god Horus had his moon eye torn out by Set, only to have Thoth invoke magic spells of the falcon to restore it (I could segue into the falcon being symbolism of the American eagle or the phoenix, but I’ll save that for another time).
The Eye of Horus would continue to be used as a symbol of a protective amulet, including its use on the tombs of Egyptians to assist in the afterlife. Here’s the Eye of Horus in the post about the Illuminati symbolism behind Katy Perry & Juicy J’s video for Dark Horse
The third eye was a conceptual symbol used by the ancient Egyptians and Hindus as a reference to the pineal gland. This chakra is believed to be the gateway to higher consciousness and sense of enlightenment. You’ve surely heard the phrase “open up your third eye” which means to become aware of the world around you.
The Theosophists believed that the pineal gland was literally a third eye with a physical and spiritual purpose, but evolution worked it back into our heads into a present day pineal glands (as did the ancient Egyptians; according to some Egyptologists- see The Pyramid Code). It’s no wonder that Theosophist Helena Blavatsky had such a powerful influence over Adolf Hitler and the Wizard of Oz’s creator Frank L. Baum.
You can see connections of Theosophy and the Eye of Horus being presented in my post about Lady Gaga’s Wizard of Oz performance of Applause:
This society was based on a philosophy presented by Helena Blavatsky, who is sort of infamous for being the one who Adolf Hitler used as motivation for his racial and occult beliefs. He was known to keep her book called The Secret Doctrine close by his side. So anyhow, Gaga did up the single in the likeness of The Wizard of Oz and gave us a shot of the one all seeing eye of Horus…
The US dollar bill has the Great Seal on its reverse which was designed by Pierre-Eugene du Simitiere in 1776, who also included the Latin phrase E pluribus unum (“Out of many, one”). Pierre was a member of the American Philosophical Society along with Benjamin Franklin. This social club included many of the American founders who all supported this theme of liberty, freedom, and justice for all. While these ideas are great and all; it’s important to consider the root of the concepts when delving into this realm of conspiracy theorizing. I summed this up previously in my post about Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Illuminati symbolism:
The ‘Age of Reflection’ refers to the Romanticism period (1800-1840) of thought, both scientifically and intellectually. It essentially sought to unify man and nature through science; an opposition to the Age of Enlightenment that sought to divide out the two. Granted, the Age of Enlightenment had prominent Illuminati-Freemasonry ties and historical connections, considering how the two had roots through prominent intellectuals like Isaac Newton (known Freemason), Robert Boyle (known Freemason), John Locke (probable Freemason), and Francis Bacon (rumored Freemason).
So one could say the Age of Reflection is in opposition to the practices of the Age of Enlightenment, and therefore the Illuminati. But I’m not going to. And the reason why is because the Age of Reflection believed in a concept of a ‘Golden Age’. Romanticism had four basic principles: “the original unity of man and nature in a Golden Age; the subsequent separation of man from nature and the fragmentation of human faculties; the interpretability of the history of the universe in human, spiritual terms; and the possibility of salvation through the contemplation of nature.
The Age of Enlightenment gave birth to the scientific process and with it, the ideals of liberty and independence, as we can see on the Seal of Delaware (also created by Pierre-Eugene).
Getting back to the Great Seal on the dollar bill; we can see Latin phrases that could take an ominous tone if you wanted to believe in some of the paranoid schools of thought that are presented here. Annuit Coeptis means “He approves our undertakings”, or even more nefariously “it is favourable to our undertakings”. We can also see Novus Ordo Seclorum which means “New Order of the Ages.”
The “New Order of the Ages” is the ‘New World Order’ that the Illuminati is believed to be orchestrating, and has been revealed to us through many speeches by prominent politicians.
The eye on the Great Seal is featured on top of a pyramid with thirteen steps, which represent the original 13 colonies. The pyramid is significant here, as I’ve explained in my post about the symbolism behind the triangle/pyramid:
The upright triangle represents solar power, or in the Hellenic tradition, the element of fire. The ancient deities that were affiliated with the sun were done so in order to convey the symbolism of strength and power (e.g. the Egyptian gods Horus and Ra, or the goddess Isis). The association of power and the sun eventually finds its way into a symbol for male power. This is appropriate since patriarchal-dominated societies are known for wars, primal urges, aggression and instantaneous flare ups. The lunar association with the goddess is tied into the inverted triangle; but we’ll get into that later.
There is also the year 1776 written in Roman Numerals underneath the pyramid, which is implied to mean the year of America’s independence, when one could actually argue that it is referring to the secret society of the Illuminati, which was also formed in 1776. Shortly after this time, the Freemasons (which were also many of the prominent founding fathers) also started using the logo of the Eye.
There are various interpretations of what it means, including the idea that it represents the All Seeing Eye of God (whom they call the “Great Creator” or “Great Architect”- the ‘G’ you see on the compass & square), who is always watching us.
The Freemasons believe the Supreme Being represented by the eye symbol is a reminder that he watches over their every deed. It is often times encased in a triangle, which is covered by the post about triangles and the significance of the number 3 in Freemasonry. From my Illuminati symbolism on the triangle:
As an example for the use of 3 and 4 in symbolism, we can take a look at the infamous Square and Compass of Freemasonry (again, I’m using material from Marty Leeds; check him out). A triangle is Freemasonry symbolism for a representation of the higher power; the ‘G’ in Grand Creator. The trowel used in Freemasonry symbolism is also triangular, while the 32nd degree initiates are symbolized with the triangle. The symbols can be explained as the duality of our purpose in life. The compass represents the spirit realm, or our soul, and this is purposefully drawn above the square to show its importance.
Thomas Smith Webb’s The Freemasons Monitor wrote in 1797:
“although our thoughts, words and actions may be hidden from the eyes of man, yet the All-Seeing Eye, whom the Sun, Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even Comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the innermost recesses of the human heart and will reward us according to our merits.
Officially, nobody on the design committee was a Freemason, so to claim the pyramid and eye on the Great Seal is of Freemason origin is false. The root of this debunked theory comes from 1884 when a Harvard professor named Eliot Charles Norton, wrote that:
“(it) can hardly look otherwise than as a dull emblem of a Masonic fraternity.”
Although, I’d like to counter argument and say that even if the Seal was designed before the Freemasons started using; they certainly embraced it well.
The LDS church has roots in Freemasonry, with Joseph Smith’s membership and conducting of black magic rituals to find the golden tablets, and you can see the All Seeing Eye on the Salt Lake Temple in Utah.
Aleister Crowley became the figure of attention for pushing the Illuminati-occult agenda into the 20th century. I wrote more detail of his agenda in the Aleister Crowley & the Illuminati magick trance on the entertainment industry post:
After his stint at college he further pursued his interest in alchemy and the occult, joining the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which performed magic and drug rituals. The Golden Dawn’s three founders were Freemasons, and their masonic influence is present in Golden Dawn because it follows a similar initiation and hierarchy before gaining any true insider knowledge. Crowley identified himself as a Freemason, and followed the teachings which were based on the Kabbalah, astrology, tarot and geomancy. Golden Dawn temples were established in London, Scotland, and Paris; all key points of interest for Illuminati rituals Crowley was always a prominent member of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), and introduced homosexual sex magick initiations for high degree members. He was promoted through the ranks very quickly because of his ritual experience and contacts made with the spiritual world in Egypt.
Shortly after buying the Boleskine estate, Crowley and his wife spent time doing rituals in Egypt and believed they communicated directly with the Egyptian god Horus A few weeks later he was contacted by his Holy Guardian Angel named Aiwass (“Aiwass means “Lucifer” in Gnostic terms) while in Egypt, who dictated to him the document that would later form the Thelema religion, The Book of the Law. This book is where Crowley discusses the “Aeon of Horus,” a time in which the people will ”Do what thou wilt” (reinforcing the concept of freedom). Crowley believed that Horus wanted him to be the prophet that was to inform the human race of the entrance into this Aeon of Horus era, ushering in the 20thcentury. Thelema religion says human history can be divided into eras of different magical and religious expressions.
The first era was the Aeon of Isis; the second was Aeon of Osiris, and the third is the Aeon of Horus (what we’re experiencing now; since Crowley’s introduction into it). Here’s where we can see the tie-in between the Ancient Egyptians, the occult, and the modern day “Illuminati”: Aeon of Isis: This was known as the era of Goddess worship (e.g. Egyptian goddess Isis). The emphasis at this time period was on matriarchal values, and the balance of human nature. Aeon of Osiris: This occurred during the medieval times with male god worship (e.g. Egyptian god Osiris). The emphasis during this time was on patriarchy and male dominated values. Aeon of Horus: This is the modern time with child god worship (e.g. Egyptian god Horus). This current Aeon of Horus that Crowley believed he was intended to usher in is why we see the musicians doing the symbol for the all seeing eye, or the Eye of Horus (on the US Seal on the dollar bill pyramid). This symbol for the eye is found in Freemasonry as the Eye of Providence as well.
There’s also a variation of the eye symbolism known in various circles as the ‘666’ hand gesture (it is also more familiarly known as the ‘ok’ hand symbol). I mentioned this in the post Is Khloe Kardashian in the Illuminati?:
Chapter 24 of Texe Marrs’ Codex Magica book goes into detail about this controversial symbol. He says the ‘OK’ sign has the ‘O’ which is symbol for the sun, while it also symbolizes the female genitalia. In tantric yoga this gesture shows spiritual and physical ecstasy. I already showed how Aleister Crowley was into yoga in my post devoted to his magick trance on the entertainment industry: Getting back to Crowley, his interest in the occult and magick continued and he proceeded in seemingly innocuous activities such as yoga and Tantra.
These activities are practiced by celebrities and are viewed as some kind of New Age, peaceful actions; but their roots are more evil than that. Even though yoga is good for clearing the mind, it pushes an anti-Christian concept of finding God within you, which abandons Christian teachings of following the true Creator and glorifies the person themselves. The Tantric practices are another form of sex magick, which is simply a ritual. These themes will come up again, since Crowley was able to push this agenda of promoting the importance of “self” over religion.
The three extended fingers are claimed to represent the connection to the divine, or the feminine triple goddess. The Satan worshipers are believed to think the three fingers show the unholy trinity between the horned god (aka Moloch, or Ba’al), the goddess (aka Semiramis or Whore of Babylon), and their offspring: the Antichrist. The Satan worshipers would view the circle as the symbol for their sun deity; Lucifer, or the illuminated one. They call this the symbol of the Divine King, and make reference to it on the dollar bill with the Latin phrase ‘Annuit Coeptis’, which means ‘He approves our undertaking.’
And of course, you can see that the image appears to show us three overlapping 6’s, perhaps giving it more cred as a satanic symbol. Now, generally you’ll see this ‘666’ hand gesture placed over one, or both of the eyes; giving it an appropriate placement in this post since we’re talking about eye symbolism (you’ll see a slew of images here in a minute…).
And now we’ve come back to present day where our culture is inundated with symbols of the eye from various entertainers in music and film. We continuously ask why they would do such an out-of-place gesture, but when you consider the historical path of the occult and Illuminati symbolism, it becomes quite clear; the symbol is not intended for the masses to understand, but rather to become a part of the ritual and a pawn in the grand scheme of the Illuminati.
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