Jesus, Jacob, and the Eye of Horus

by Joshua Tilghman on December 13, 2012

Eye of HorusThere are still far too many Christians in the world who are unaware of the esoteric significance of their Bible. This is because too many Christians believe the Bible was inspired—word for word— by an external deity who is totally separate from themselves and the rest of creation. Let me be clear. The Bible was inspired, but inspiration has always come from within the depths of extraordinary individuals.

Historically, these extraordinary individuals were from multiple cultures; the truths contained within the Bible do not belong solely to Jewish or Christian origins. Many Biblical truths were taught much earlier in Hindu, Buddhists, and even Egyptian scriptures and mythologies.

Today I’m going to illustrate this by discussing something that Jesus, Jacob (Abraham’s grandson), and the Eye of Horus all have in common. Of course if we viewed any of these icons and their stories literally, we might miss something of vital significance as it relates to those on the spiritual path. But if we peel back the literal layers, you will see that they all share the same core.

Let’s start with Jesus. It’s obvious that some of his statements are esoteric in nature. For example, his statement in Matthew 6:22 cannot be interpreted literally with any reasonable, logical conclusions:

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”

How does a “single eye” make one’s body full of light? And what is the “single eye,” anyway? Obviously Jesus was referring to some esoteric wisdom here that supersedes anything traditional religion can offer.

As I have discovered, it doesn’t matter how many years you have been studying the Bible or have been in church: without the esoteric keys to unlock this sort of mystery, you will ever remain in the dark. But I promise that with a little digging you can find an answer that lines up so well and connects so many dots that you will have no doubt as to what Jesus was actually referring to.

So let’s get started, shall we?

Jesus’ “single eye” has a long spiritual history. In Egyptian mythology, the “single eye” was the Eye of Horus. Even historians don’t see much significance in the Eye of Horus except that it was a symbol for health, protection, and power. But I want to prove to you that the eye of Horus is not just an ancient symbol carved into the side of a temple. It has a physical reality inside of you, the real holy temple.

Click on the this LINK which will open in a separate window. Then view the picture of the cross-section of the brain which is compared to the Eye of Horus.

As you can see, the eye of Horus sits in your skull and makes up part of your physical brain. It consists of two very important glands, the pineal and the pituitary, and also the thalamus, which appears like an actual eye. This trinity, and especially the pineal gland, has also been called the third eye.

Why would the ancient Egyptians care about this region of the brain? Two words: higher consciousness.

The Egyptian god Horus was a sky god (the falcon). As the sky god, he represented higher consciousness. We can take this a step further and say that Horus represents what you and I can attain. And in order to attain this higher consciousness, something must be awakened within the eye of Horus so that the “single eye” also becomes the ALL SEEING EYE.

Now let’s break down Jesus’ statement. I want you to see not only how it relates to the Eye of Horus, but also how it suggests a divine manifestation in our body temple.

When Jesus said, if your eye be single, he meant that you are seeing spiritually, which is an intuitive / psychic vision present after the activation of this region of your brain. Then thy whole body be full of light simply implies that you have then manifested the EL (god) potential within you. The Bible also states that God is light. If your whole body becomes “full of light” (the light) then you have manifested the divine Christ within you and you become a walking Elohim.

The same formula is conveyed in the Old Testament story of Jacob who becomes Israel. Recall where he wrestled with God and prevailed. How does a human wrestle with God and prevail? The secret is the location of the wrestling match; it’s all inside the eye of Horus region of your brain. Want scriptural proof? Jacob named the location of his wrestling match Peniel, which means face of God. Peniel is just another spelling for Pineal, a gland in the Horus region that acts as a gateway between your physical and spiritual self.

For more information on Jacob and Peniel, see my article here.

Another way to see what Jesus’ saying and the story of Jacob means is to understand that when the physical and spiritual man become one, you are awakened, thus removing the veil. Then a new creative potential becomes awakened within you.

The Marriage

Remember that Genesis specifies how each human is made in the image of God, both male and female. The answer to manifesting the God within you is the marriage between your physical and spiritual self into ONE flesh. This marriage is what Jesus is talking about in the “single eye.” It is also the invisible marriage Jacob participated in at Peniel. Remember, the scripture said Jacob wrestled with a man and God. Esoterically, this means he was wrestling with his physical and spiritual nature. He became Israel when he overcame both by marrying the two.

How does this symbolic marriage work?

Esoteric literature hints at certain glands in the Eye of Horus region that take place in this marriage. For example, the Upanishad is filled with symbolism that explains how kundalini rises up the spine and splits into a positive and negative charge. As it enters the chakra region associated with the third eye, the positive / male energy strikes the pineal gland and the negative / female energy strikes the pituitary gland. This causes the cosmic marriage and subsequent birth of the Christ within us as hormones are mixed in a sort of divine cocktail. Some believe that since the pineal gland is the gateway to the spiritual self, it is through this portal that higher consciousness is properly channeled when Kundalini is raised. Some conclude that the pineal gland must first be activated causing a secretion of a milky substance which then impregnates the pituitary gland. In turn, this gland then releases more hormones.

This lines up perfectly with the Bible. Psalm 23:5 states:

“Thou anoinest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”

Esoterically this scripture is talking about the hormonal secretions within the brain that take place as the Holy Ghost (prana and chi) rise up the spine and enter the glandular system in our skulls.

The physical body is a highly complex electromagnetic field, and certain EM frequencies have a harmonizing effect on the brain as a whole. The synchronization of complex glands affects consciousness in profound ways. And since the body is an electromagnetic field, rituals such as meditation, mantras, and visualization must all produce certain waves and frequencies that, when done properly, can help to harmonize the different areas of the brain and produce the divine marriage within.

How can this knowledge help us?

What I am about to explain here is probably the most important part of this post. It is my belief that higher consciousness (your higher self) wishes to manifest in the physical realm. The physical body is the vehicle for this process. However, it has to mature to a certain point before it is ready. Physical processes and conscious experiences are responsible for bringing this higher awareness into the body to be lived out here on earth and expressed! Higher consciousness will ultimately be expressed through creative processes that utilize more love, joy, and peace towards our fellow man, animals, and the earth itself. It is our duty and job to then work towards this awesome calling.

Some may now pose a sobering question: Is God then, and higher consciousness itself, just a response from physical and conscious processes in the body? I believe the answer is yes and no. Pure spirit must have a body to express itself through in order to play, interact, and ultimately experience an existence in tangible ways. Whether that body is more ethereal or physical, a body is still important. So does it really matter that God and higher consciousness are just physiological and psychological processes meant to be manifest in body temples? What matters is the conscious experience itself. So my answer is yes, higher consciousness is just a response from physiological and psychological processes in the body. However, the answer is also no because to think that these complex physiological and psychological processes are anything but divine is to be short-sighted. A balanced perspective on all this information might just be the way we can bring the atheist, the intellectual, the religious-minded, and the spiritualist together.

One last side note: The surest and best way to begin awakening is by beginning to meditate on a regular schedule. Meditation produces certain waves and frequencies that invite kundalini. No-thought meditation takes our focus off left-brain, logical thoughts, and allows our intuitive right brain function to increase, thereby balancing the two so that the divine marriage process can take place.


{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt Shatto December 14, 2012 at 3:36 am

Do you think it could be possible to electromagnetically stimulate the pineal gland which would temporarily allow the eye to be open up. Kind of like the God helmet?


Joshua Tilghman December 15, 2012 at 8:28 am


It’s probably possible, but I would never recommend it. part of the process of pineal gland awakening is being ready psychologically. Personally, I believe manipulating this sort of thing could have consequences. There are no shortcuts to true enlightenment.


Andy Hale April 9, 2016 at 10:53 am

Does that mean women are evil if yhey are the negative energy?


Joshua Tilghman April 16, 2016 at 11:53 pm


Absolutely not. The universe is made with both masculine and feminine energy. Good and evil have nothing to do with it.


Brandon December 14, 2012 at 11:50 pm

The symbol can be divided into six parts, representing the shattering of Horus eye into six pieces. Each piece was associated with one of the six senses and a specific fraction. 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 1/32 1/64 add them together and you get 63/64 this seems to point to the fact that the absolute is unobtainable.

here is 2 interesting articles


Joshua Tilghman December 15, 2012 at 8:37 am


Thanks for pointing this out. After pondering this some, Biblical enlightenment leads us to wisdom about our true natures, not obtaining the absolute. Obtaining the absolute would be non-existence. What’s the fun in that?


Andy Hale April 9, 2016 at 11:03 am

Does that mean women are evil if yhey are the negative energy?
Does that mean perfection is mathmatically impossible?


selina December 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

In response to the comments does anyone know if it could be possible to obtain the absolute at all? As part of me thinks it is not possible as we would not be eternal beings ,but then again, it could be possible that all of us have reached the absolute as we once were and will always be. . . . . . . . . . . . Any thought’s on this would be appreciated. Love and light Selina x


Joshua Tilghman December 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm


Very good question. Personally, I believe the absolute is a potential. When potential is manifested it becomes limited. I really don’t think we can obtain the absolute in a manifest form. We will grow eternally in each body we manifest, and to an extent, will always remain limited. Don’t get me wrong…we are powerful creators when the mind is set right. We have not even come close to the potential our current bodies have within them.


Suzy December 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Hi Josh, So much fascinating information that you deftly walk us through here. I especially love how you say that our Higher selves wish to manifest in the physical, and that they do so through creativity and love. Beautiful.
Now I know why I kept painting the Eyes of Horus on my jackets in Highschool and College! Esoteric wisdom coming though that I didn’t understand yet in this life, but felt drawn to.
I also really enjoyed your last post on the brain and Sistine chapel! ~Suzy
P.S. I’m a huge believer in decalcifying the pineal gland by not drinking fluorinated water. This means getting a reverse osmosis water filter, but well worth it.


Joshua Tilghman December 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Thanks, Suzy. Many blessings.


Marcel Spitz December 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

Happy to have found your blog, great articles here. Will be a regular visitor here. Regards.


Joshua Tilghman December 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Thanks Marcel. Glad to have you here!


Marcel Spitz December 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Great to be hear Joshua. Season’s Greetings to you and all on this awesome blog. Best wishes and regards.


anny July 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

Hi Joshua,

You ask: Is God then, and higher consciousness itself, just a response from physical and conscious processes in the body?

I believe not. That would mean that God would not exist outside the human experience, speaking in 3D terms. I do not believe that is the case. I think God goes far beyond the human experience and our experience of God will also go far beyond that once we have left the phase of the human experience behind us.

I do agree however that the human experience of God consciousness is just(?) a response from physical and conscious processes in the body. The word just somehow seems to diminish the importance of the experience.


Michael October 7, 2014 at 3:12 pm

You people are all nuts!!! And I’m so glad I found this site. I couldn’t have handled this information until this point on my path. I feel as though I’m supposed to be here. Thanks for what you do Joshua.


Success October 11, 2015 at 2:08 am

Just concerned about terms such as kundalini, horus etc. Last I checked, they were terms of false religions and wer demonic concepts. Please somebody answer me, since the article says the bible is full of wisdom from generally antichrist
religions does that then justify them as godly?


Joshua Tilghman December 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

It depends on which domination you’re in. Of course anyone who doesn’t understand these concepts and holds to a literal interpretation to the Bible will proclaim them as evil, but I believe this is more of a matter of ignorance.


Sally Browne June 27, 2016 at 10:28 pm

The carnal mind is the anti-christ


Joshua Tilghman July 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm

Sally, absolutely.


Damon December 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Here is my issue. The Eye of Horus was placed on the dollar bill by Freemasons who do not worship the god in Christianity. We all know these are power hungry people, one world government capitalist, destroying the very planet we need to survive, and all of its resources, with no respect for any form of life on this planet, who do not value the human life or experience as a whole, but only their false sense of power and control. Tying the Eye of Horus with Jesus makes no sense as the two separate organizations/school of thoughts are in complete contradiction, and within all rights in a direct war with each other. I am not a Christian or religious. It is fairly easy to watch multiple videos of musicians throwing up the sign for the Eye of Horus, and Baphomet in the same video, and these same artists stating they have sold their soul to the devil, and regret it.

I don’t mean to offend you but the star of David that you have above is a Kabbalistic symbol, which differs from Christianity, as it includes Mary as a divine spirit akin to the god of Christianity. It was an interesting read, nonetheless. Best wishes on your path.


Joshua Tilghman December 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Thanks David, no offense taken. But I believe you are thinking about Christianity in the traditional sense. Maybe that is the issue. Perhaps the historical Jesus is a myth?


Andy Hale April 9, 2016 at 11:09 am

Why is the Cristian cross a aymbol of christianity? Wasn’t it a Roman torturing device?


Joshua Tilghman April 16, 2016 at 11:52 pm

Andy, the Christian Cross was a symbol for the spirit (consciousness) in conjunction with the physical body (matter) way before Christianity and even the Romans.


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