There 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.
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.