Horus and Jesus: the Egyptian Revelation

Horus and Jesus: the Egyptian Revelation

Much has been said all over the internet lately about Horus, specifically about how the life of the Egyptian God Horus parallels that of Jesus to an uncanny degree of similarity.  You may have seen excerpts from a movie, or an info-graphic which makes these claims. Here’s the hype, directly off of a YouTube Description: Horus=Jesus, Isis=Mary, Osiris=God, Amun=Amen, Apophis=Devil MUST SEE!!!!!

The creators of this hoax, meme, fallacy, hype (you choose the term) have taken a page from the writers of the original Star Trek, where Spock will list four philosophers, three from the fictional Star Trek Universe, and one from earth history, like Socrates to draw parallels and create verisimilitude. In this instance, there is a case to be made for Amun=Amen. But not the rest. But by drawing the parallels, they create a fallacy of comparison, so that the uneducated person will think it is logical. This post will get into those so-called parallel points between the life of Jesus and Horus as we look at the details from the life of Horus, Isis and Osiris.  As a store named after the Egyptian god Horus, or at least, his eye, we felt compelled to create a new info-graphic to set the record straight.  We also highlight the one true parallel construction between the myths and draw our own conclusions.

Horus and Jesus

Horus was an Egyptian Sky God

Let’s look at how the two are definitely not similar, contrary to claims.  We will also look at where they are truly similar. For there are parallels to be drawn between the myths, with some startling [Read more...]

Winter Solstice Blessing

This annual event has become legendary.  Eye of Horus was thrilled when Jaime Meyer asked us if we wanted to be a promotional partner. The purpose of each evening is to help you feel alive all the way down in your mythic bones, feel connected to nature, connected to Mystery, and connected to each other. We invite you to join in on an alternative holiday experience of performance, ceremony, art and joyful awe on the weekend before solstice.

Reindeer Sun Solstice BlessingWhere: Minnesota Opera Center, 620 North First Street, in Downtown Minneapolis (Click here for a map)

When:

  • December 16 (Friday) 7:30 PM (Drumming starts at 7)
  • December 17 (Saturday) 7:30 PM (Drumming starts at 7)
  • December 18 (Sunday) 7:00 PM (30 minutes earlier! Drumming starts at 6:30)

Reserve your spot in advance! This event sells quickly, even with three “performances.” (You may also pay cash at the door). Seating is limited to 120 each night. Past years have sold out swiftly. All seats are general admission. Arrive early for the best choice of seats (and to drum!)  Buy advance tickets online with credit card>

What:

  • Drumming… they have some on hand or bring your own … The entire audience drums, no experience necessary
  • Chanting of The Idisi… a gathering of women intent on singing and opening the world up to the sonic healing, especially that of the Divine Feminine. (Yes, we have their CD at the Eye)
  • Storytelling by The Urban Shaman (Jaime Meyer of Drumming the Soul Awake)
  • Blessing of the Great White Reindeer
  • Dancing and ecstasy are encouraged

All in the subterranean, rock-walled, huge rehearsal space at the Minnesota Opera. (yeah, we thought you’d like that).  Do Visit the Official Event Page for more details>

Enter the Crone

Ancient Queen Of Wisdom, Hecate, Hecate. Old One, Come To Us” ~Goddess Chant

The face of this season is the face of the crone.As we enter the dark time of the year and the wheel is turning to winter, the cycle denotes a period of increased darkness, frozen ground, and a sharp decline of visible abundance. It marks a time of letting go, of allowing things to fall away; it is the destruction phase of the life cycle.

We welcome this season through honoring our ancestors, the spirits of those who have walked the Earth through the ages, and by reflecting on the mysteries and wonders of life and of death.

The energy of the Crone emerges during this time of year, reminding us of the need to surrender, withdraw and retreat into the counsel of our inner spiritual world. While most online dictionaries enjoy subjugating the essence of the Crone into a cantankerous, old woman (which She is surely capable of being if you attempt to defy or ignore Her message!), the true nature of the Crone aspect of the Goddess radiates spiritual power, wisdom and mastery. Traditionally, She is associated with the later stages of the life cycle, but the potential for integrating Her teachings is available to us all, if only we pause and listen to Her call.

In Western society, our culture does not typically seek out conversation about or the experience of aging and dying; we tend to run as fast as we can away from it. The Crone is the last guest we want invited to our party. Perpetual youth (which is particularly expected among women) has become one of our many cultural addictions; as if an anti-aging facial cream will miraculously prevent our kidneys from failing or negate our Soul’s desire for a rest from the physical plane.

The reverence and respect for the wisdom and teachings of ancestors and elders that is practiced in so many cultures throughout the world has become lost in our society and invariably distorted through judgments and assumptions about what it means to be ‘old’.

It is true that at first glance, there is little aesthetic appeal in the dying process within an aged human body. Our skin becomes spotted, wrinkled and tears easily. We lose hair, hearing, and agility. Our teeth become fragile, rot or fall out. Our bones can break in a fall, and we can become bed-ridden for weeks from a common cold because of depressed immunity. Essentially, we are falling apart; our life vessel that we call the human body eventually deteriorates.

Yet, this process can serve as a clear reminder to each of us how inexplicably bound we are with Nature and the ephemeral earthly experience. We are reminded, more urgently, more deeply and more loudly, that while the concept of Time is a non-linear physical construct, the length of time our human form will sustain us appears to be quite limited and definitive.

We are both growing and dying all at once. Nature teaches us about the beauty of death through the creation of life; about the seeds of growth within decomposition and decay; for we dance within these cycles each day in the rise and set of the sun and the wax and wane of the moon.

Perhaps that is our unique human paradox to contemplate and experience. To learn and understand how to exist comfortably in both life and in death; to gracefully welcome the season of each. In choosing to embrace the deep inner wisdom and spiritual power of the Crone, we also embrace the ageless, the timeless and the formless, transcending duality in the practice of being fully present and open to ourselves, each other, and the Earth.

Come to The Eye and engage with the Crone; we have books (Wisdom of the Crone, Ellen Cannon Reed, etc.) statuary (Baba Yaga, Medusa, Hekate), pendants and candles to welcome and celebrate Her arrival.