All Seeing Eye (Eye of Providence, Eye of God)

This ubiquitous image is most often referred to as the all seeing eye or “eye of providence.” The eye, usually depicted in the sky looking out upon the earth, is an ancient symbol of the sun, and historically has been used as a symbol of omniscience. The idea of the solar eye comes to us from the egyptians, who equated the eye with the deity Osiris; the human eye in its ability to perceive light was viewed as a miniature sun.

The use of the eye emblem to represent God was quite common in the Renaissance; often, the eye would be enclosed within a triangle representing the triune godhead. Such an emblem can be found in numerous examples of Christian art.

This emblem was eventually adopted by Freemasons as a symbol for the Great Architect.

A version of this symbol, elaborate onto the capstone of a pyramid (perhaps in a nod the symbol’s origins in Egypt) forms part of the Seal of the United States, accompanied by the slogan,

Annuit Coeptis , “It (Providence) has favored our undertakings.”

Eye surrounded by angels

Related Symbols:

Fire-elementSkull and Bones (crossbones)Eye of Horus

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gideon September 15, 2017 at 5:42 am

I have dreamed of an annuity coeptis. so what does it means?

The 9th point July 29, 2017 at 12:54 pm

I wear a ring of eye of god upside down. Not to represent the pyramid of the higher ranks to the lower and reference a political drawing of our slavery to the debt lords. Instead when upsidedown, represents the eye of god looking down and over us, instead of up and above( in representation to greed above all sin as the capstone being the leader or top and or Satan as pop media calls it ). The eye has two even sided X crosses on both sides. The other ring I have has 10 skulls and the 9th skull being the largest in the middle. There I have shared my rings :>

Jason July 20, 2016 at 6:41 pm

My my my my this troubles my heart greatly. Satanic???? Satan???? Illuminati???? I thought maybe actually the fact that people were looking into sacred symbolism might change some of the dense, pop cultural ideas that get spread by the uninformed and those whose intentions are to prey upon the fearful. But alas……..Egyptians summoning protection from the great deceiver???? Gaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. And then tells people to do their homework????? Well some people get information from other sources than Sunday school and social media. *slaps face*

Anonymous December 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm

im just wondering if u could tell me what it means

Tracy dickerson March 12, 2016 at 2:16 am

I’m so very quriouse about the eye tattoo my brother has his whole arm cover in one big eye and he knows god so its not of the devil but no one will tell me what it means

Julie Burdette December 18, 2013 at 12:09 am

I got the tattoo of providence on the back of my neck and I want to know what it means in words that I can understand? its an eye in the middle of a triangle that has a sun behind it glowing with rays from the sun.

Lived September 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

@Julie Burdette
so you did a tattoo without knowing what it means ? congratulations of stupidity. Choose the modern chinese symbols next time hope it will be recipe for the chicken with veggies .

Jaysoon October 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

How dumb do you have to be to take a satanic symbol on your body without knowing its meaning?

madonna December 25, 2014 at 11:08 pm

It’s your pineal gland your third eye. When you sleep and you dream you see things its your third eye.

It’s a pineal gland you have in your head not a negative thing.

You can use the things you see to find out your life path and your mission on earth.
Meditation is key to opening your third eye.

:) December 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

Actually as you have seen on that image is eye of providence or “eye of god” that eye is eye of Jesus Christ. That is the ancient symbol of Catholic. And this is not a satanic symbol because some religions like INC and etc. is trying to punish Catholics.

:) December 15, 2015 at 2:32 am

The real symbol of Illuminati is 666

phrozen CrEw October 10, 2012 at 8:51 am

Woman will weap as the role of the man have beeing blurred by the new world order.
Man and woman in role have beeing disturbed from the creators design.
The evil is reaping results…. A fatherless generation was grown.
The balance was shaken and still is.

Violence against woman will increase, the men was blinded by lies and deceit.
This all for fake pride and money.

But. Soon the dragon will ride the harlets back, to come it will break its back.

The ones that are big will be small and the small ones will be big.

Like the romans the americans will be forgotten.

The stone that is not of importance, will become the most .

The people will carry this burden, the woman, the children and the men.

But my Fathers word is the same then to today.

For the day will come that wat is true and wat is off lies will be seperated.
In shame some will look on at the Grandfathers sinns.

For heaven is my destiny, the light is my way.

Veronica July 8, 2012 at 5:44 am

I had a clear vision of Eye of Providence during my recent first Reiki session, when Reiki practitioner’s hands were on my Third Eye Chakra. Anybody knows why would it happen?

Jaysoon October 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Most likely placebo.

Chris September 7, 2017 at 3:38 am

Probably just in your imagination.

Dogy June 15, 2012 at 11:25 am

Lou, thank you so much for your excellent descriptions! It is a joy to read from someone who understands this ancient knowledge in such a profound fashion! I hope to read more from you!

To me, it seems to be high time to lift the veil that covers up the real meanings of the scriptures, perhaps that is the meaning of the Time of Awakening!

Thanks, again!

And also many, many thanks for this very extensive and well researched website!

born again Bible believing baptist June 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Genesis/ In the beginning GOD created the heaven and the earth. Revelation/The grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST be with you all. Amen. end of story

T May 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

One thing is clear is that the symbol has been used by many for different reason. Conspiracy is often comprised of half truths in order to lead in their way of choosing. Maybe i”ll start one. Don”t rest ur hopes in symbols!

Lou December 22, 2011 at 7:18 am

As well in the Torah, the Bible and the Qu’ran, or in any other mythology, the cult of the stones prevails. Why. The kabbalistic teacheing tells you the the 6 fold entity of god is built on 3 positive fields and 3 negative. The 3 positive are accessible to us, and they are earth, water and air. The negative field are closed to us, fire, aether and absolute. Let’s start on top of the chain. The absolute is the base of creation, unknown, unpredictible, impossible to calculate. The Aether is the great matrix, the big brain, a reservoir of information that contains all it needs but can’t do anything with it, a negative matrix in some way. In this matrix particles have to interact in magnetic swinging fields to produce lightspots and attracting and rejecting magnetic fields, the emanation and manifestation of matter. The human is made himself of the rest of the other fields. The fire plain is our thought, our ego or conscience and subconscience. That field is only accessible to the owner of the temple that manages it. The temple or the holly kingdom is our body. The fire plain is our brain. The brain recieves information and translates it in actions. The air plane is next and in this plain we build air castles. It is the plain of planning, we realize in maind and on paper what we want to do. Once we have a total view of the endproduct it is an aircastle only, but we know what it’s going to be. Then we have to add water. Now, think, we cook in water, make concrete in water, seed and add water, procreate in water , and so on. It is the plain of formation or creation. On the end is the world of living matter, the finished product, the earth. In case of the Genesis it is a child we have created, to our image, in 9 days, 2 days of insemination and ovulation, 6 days to build the body in the womb, or the great flood, inside of the arch of noah, the female body, with the holly land, the Uterus.
The end Product rests on the 7 th day and comes out as the Regnum Sanctum, the Holly Kingdom, the child. So is the earth, the Holly Kingdom, built with that 4 elements, and the real earth, our planet has same 4 levels, Mineral world as the foundation, the vegetal world as world of plants, animal world, and human world.
The base or foundation are stone and the stones you need to build the church or any other building starts by the chief corner stone, and ends at the pinacle. That is the law and that is why Moses holds the 2 stones with the commandments, 5 female and 5 male, because the 2 stones on which the church is build are those 2 stones, the chief corner stone, mens Penis, and the headstone, womens Uterus. The church is humanity, living matter. This is the reality of teaching, and the eye of the headstone, the ovary of the woman is symbolized by the all seeing eye of Horus. It are the bulbs of the lighthouse, the 2 fishes of christianity. The eye of Horus shows the ovary, the inner egg as eye, the falopian tube as the eyebrow, the tear as vaginal water, and the docking sperm as a snailtail, the spiral of golden mean of life. It is the symbol of light since the lord said, there will be light and light became. To light that light you need a lightbringer, a gardener, Lucifer, which is the chief cornerstone, mens penis. So, before any of you comments the Bible, first learn what that book tells you. The texts of the bible are concealed and written in cycles, interlaced, with unreal metaphores and with permutation of words. Science is hidden in numeric translation of names and places. What makes that books dangerous is the fact that all those who fight and kill for them do not understand there teaching and I doubt that those who are at the head of the cults know what they are talking about. So, go in peace, Adonai will be with you. Samael Ben Sabbathai, e.g. Lou, Rabbi of Kabbalah.

Thoth123 September 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm

The Sumerian God EA (Enki) was referred to as the Lord of the sacred eye. He was the lord of masons and builders as well.

ÆonOvHorus August 15, 2011 at 1:46 am

Jesus Christ Follower – Please research your own faith and practices before attacking the beliefs of others. There is no truth or originality to be found in your babble. Almost all the stories to be found associated with your faith are clearly re-assembled variations of stories from various pagan religions. Every man woman and child has the no right but to do as they will, and to believe what they will. So sir, please keep your spoonfed ideals, intolerance of others beliefs and anything else taught to you during the hours of “Sunday suffocation” to yourself. Peace be with you.

Jules December 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm

^^^ this^^^ thank you

Jesus Christ Follower May 13, 2011 at 7:37 am

The eye of providence is a demonic symbol used by ancient egyptians to summon protection from the fallen angel or great deceiver. Do your research on this anything that makes you believe in falsehood besides our Lord Jesus Christ is a work of the grand deception.

juan January 27, 2011 at 4:56 am

leigh! your vision is clear the all seeing eye being the one of the main masonic symbol
pink being main ladies color and smaller version of itself : a branch will rise from the main masonic temples composed of all women but according to your vision it will be small for now! hope this helps.

leigh September 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

i had a vision that the all seeing eye pupil went pink and it “wept” a smaller version of itself. this being not a common thing as the expresion of the voice was that of disbelief . but wept ftrom love

please help me to understand this vision thanks

Semibel March 5, 2010 at 12:01 am

Original masonic All Seing Eye (cloud) should be added to distinc these two and Eye of Providence should be added to Christian :d.

Jaysoon October 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Nothing christian about satanism.

Yo Mama January 26, 2015 at 11:43 pm

Jaysoon…Satan is a biblical character…That’s like me saying there is nothing Star Wars about Darth Vader.

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