The eye's principal biological function as a sensory organ provides a visual representation of the outside world to the brain. Observing the immediate environment is crucial to survival to assess danger, determine the distance of objects, and help the body understand the impact of its movements. Yet for many thousands of years the eyes have also represented a deeper understanding of existence through spirituality. For example, the Egyptian Eye of Horus became a symbol of sacrifice, healing, and protection offered to a belated Osiris by his son Horus. Set, who entombed Osiris also gouged out Horus's left eye which was later returned and healed by Thoth. Egyptians did not believe eyes to be passive sensory organs, but instead associated them as a means of action, revenge, and protectionism.
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Masonic membership of Washington and Franklin has been verified by authentic portrait paintings depicting both founders of America in genuine Freemason ceremonial garb. The seal is stamped with the Roman numerals, MDCCLXXVI (1776 as the founding date of America), and the Latin phrase, Annuit Coeptis, Novus Ordo Seclorum. Latin phrases translate to: Providence Has Favored Our Undertakings, A New Order of the Ages. Providence, referring to the care of God, the one who sees all existence at the same moment in time. On the contrary to conspiracy theories, context second phrase does not refer or match the idea of a new world order, but instead a new sequence of generations under the Eye of Providence.
Another well known, all-seeing eye, is the third eye of higher consciousness and expanded perception. The mind's eye is effectively an extra sensory organ usually pictured in its chakra location, in the middle of the forehead as a direct path toward the mind. In symmetry, a third eye creates an equilateral triangle, when connecting this eye to to those on either side of the nose. When thinking about higher consciousness, the third eye represents clairvoyance and an ability to see into the spiritual realm, which connects us to an existence beyond the flesh. The third eye is also representative of what human minds are able to visualize even with a lack of external stimulus which creates memorable imagery. New age scientific research theories suggest the mind's eye physically exists as the Pineal gland located inside the brain which remains dormant until elevated consciousness unlocks its ability.