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...]

Faceted Crystal for Feng Shui

Eye of Horus works directly with the leading importer of leaded crystals from Austria and Egypt. We offer a wide range of shapes and sizes in our Minneapolis Store, all with over 30% lead content. Online, we chose to initially focus on the most popular shape, the faceted crystal ball.

If you don’t see what you are looking for online, give us a call. We may already have what you are looking for on-hand. Click here for online crystal selection.

Egyptian Faceted Crystal Ball

Egyptian Faceted Crystal Ball

If not, it only takes a few days to get in a variety of shapes and colors of hanging crystals to use as sun-catchers, pendulums, or, of course for Feng Shui Cures to enhance your environment as described in this article.

We can also offer bulk pricing for Feng Shui practitioners, designers and others who need them by the dozen.

There are other online shops which carry leaded glass crystal, but few will specifically say where their crystals are sourced.  At Eye of Horus, we primarily carry Swarovski because the quality is without question. Of course, since the Eye of Horus logo and much of what we carry is Egyptian, we do carry Egyptian Crystals, as well.  Although the shapes and tone are slightly different, they have their own unique warm fire, and are very economical, as well.

Swarovski Faceted Crystal Ball

Swarovski Faceted Crystal Ball

About Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski (Austrian) Leaded Glass Crystals are famous worldwide for their precision cuts, clarity, and sparkle. The characteristics of Swarovski crystals are unparalleled in both style and substance. Not only are their cuts distinct, but the assorted colors and shapes cover a broad spectrum. The brilliant sparkle of each crystal is actually resulted from a glass composition containing 32 percent lead. Besides this refraction maximizing strategy, special metallic coatings are used on some of the crystals to ensure that light refracts from the surface in a rainbow spectrum, such as the Aurora Borealis coating. The crystal balls shown here are clear crystal without any enhancement. Their brilliance is strictly a result of light and the quality and cut of the crystal.

Crystal Composition and Energetic Use

Faceted leaded glass crystals contain glass and lead, but may also include carbon, boron and germanium. The exact composition can change the color of the crystal. The immediate, striking aspect of the crystals is their prismatic effect.  They break light up into the colors of the rainbow, or prisms, which they cast upon the walls, floors and ceiling of a room. These crystals literally combine the elements of Earth and Fire (or Light) to unite heaven and earth.

In Feng Shui this prismatic effect created by light passing through faceted crystal is considered to be not only auspicious, but to actually change the energy or vibration of surrounding space. By directing this new, heavenly energy in spaces which have slow, abrasive, or bad energy (known as shar chi), the rainbows filter out all the bad energy and smooth chaotic flows of too much energy.

Simply put, faceted crystal balls can be used as a Feng Shui Cure for negative energies to slow down rushing chi or diffuse shar chi. They can also be used as an amplifier for good energy, to boost the effect of a bagua mirror, or paired with plants to really bring forth good chi in the environment. So, at the most basic, they are good luck charms. Click to view selection

Hanging Crystals for Feng Shui:

  1. Hang a crystal at chi (energy) entry points where you sense “poison arrows” from sharp edges directed at you from corners of buildings, polls, lamp-posts or signs which are cut through your view from a window, door, or even room to room.
  2. Use as a remedy if you live near a busy street, highway, railway track or looming structures
  3. Hang a Crystal  between doors which face one another in a straight line to slow and diffuse the flow of energy, allowing the chi of each room to be harmonious and not take over another.
  4. Hang your Faceted  Crystal Ball between your main door and drains or toilets to prevent wealth and good fortune from running down the drain.
  5. Use anywhere to clear your space and invite good luck.
  6. Hang a faceted crystal anywhere you want to encourage clear thought and aid visualization.

Feng Shui Tips for Hanging Faceted Crystal Balls:

  1. Hanging the crystal from a red cord helps activate the Feng Shui Cure. Red is the color for attraction, warmth and strength. Although too much red can make tempers flare, a touch of it will set energies in motion. (Our Swarovski Crystal Balls come pre-strung on red cord).
  2. Clear up any clutter before hanging the crystal.  Clutter has the opposite effect on the energy of the room, and having two energy sources battling constantly is counterproductive.
  3. Hang odd numbers (yang) rather than even numbers (yin) of faceted crystal balls.

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The Dance of Life – The Ankh

by Beth Hansen-Buth

The Dancing AnkhWorking at a Metaphysical Store called Eye of Horus, we are constantly asked questions about all things Egyptian. One of the most well-known symbols of ancient Egypt is the ankh, which also is known as the original cross. For most people it’s just a cool looking image for a tattoo or as a pendant worn by the Goth kid down the street. Much of what we know about Egyptian culture and beliefs came from the artwork and artifacts of the tombs of the kings, and the ankh plays a prominent role in that aspect, not because it’s a symbol of death, but because it’s a symbol of life.

“This magic knot or cross, known as Nem Ankh, the key of life, was often used in the iconography of opposites. The loop over the tau-cross could stand for the Sun, for Heaven and Earth as the macrocosm and for man as the microcosm. It is generally interpreted as a symbol which expresses the reconciliation of opposites of the integration of active and passive qualities. This is amply confirmed by the fact that, when recumbent, the ankh symbolizes both male and female sexual attributes in precisely the same way as the very realistic Hindo depiction of a Hermaphrodite standing on a Lotus flower.”

A Dictionary of Symbols, Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant

The ankh also resembles a key and is considered the key to eternal life after death. As such, it was traditionally used as a pendant to ward off destruction or decay, and was cast in gold rather than silver, to better reflect the nature of the Sun. Speaking of the Sun, another theory says that that the ankh symbolizes the sunrise, with the loop representing the Sun rising above the horizon, which is represented by the crossbar. That leaves the vertical section below the crossbar to represent the path of the sun. There are many pictures of Gods and Kings holding the ankh, indicating that they had the power to give life. Whatever the meaning of this beautiful symbol, we at Eye of Horus celebrate the Ankh as the dance of life, and the abilities that are given to us to enjoy that life.

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About the Author
Beth Hansen-Buth is a Reiki Practioner, Faeries’ Oracle Reader and Artist of Reiki and Mythical Fantasy Art.
copyright © 2007, Beth Hansen-Buth