Although an ancient festival to celebrate our store sounds cool, actually it is a day which reflects on the mystical symbol of the Eye of Horus which serves as our logo.
Egyptian Festival of the “Day of Counting the Parts of the Eye of Heru” is on February 21st
The Eye of Horus (originally the Eye of Ra) is an ancient Egyptian symbol of restoration, sacrifice, protection and power, from the god Horus or Ra. The eye is divided into 6 parts, representing the shattering of Horus’ eye in one of many battles with Seth to avenge the murder of Osiris. Each shape was actually used in hieroglyphs as a notation of the fractional parts. These parts correspond with the 6 senses and a particular fraction – Touch (1/64) , Taste (1/32), Hearing (1/16), Thought (1/8), Sight (1/4) and Smell (1/2). These are the 6 parts of the “eye.” The eye is the receptor of “input.” It has these six doors in which to receive data. The mathematical divisions are also attributed to the lunar phases.
Now, as far as “counting” the parts, we can see it in many different ways. All of these parts were needed for the Egyptian God Thoth to reconstruct the eye, however, if we add up all of the fractions we get 63/64. There is still a missing piece that is needed. Some say this implies that if something is broken, it can never be restored fully.
Nothing is perfect and therefore, we should not strive for perfection. Another way of seeing this is that the last needed component would have to be magic. Maybe we cannot reach perfection, but with the help of magic, we can restore our body, mind and spirit. Thus, if we use the divine energy from the universe, our own will and all 6 of our senses to help piece things together, we too can become whole. Of course, there is so much more to take from this day than just this, including aspects of sacred geometry.
However, taking this all into consideration is a good starting point, especially in these times of reflection and innovation. May you use your own wisdom and insight to see the true meaning in the day of “Counting the Parts of the Eye of Heru.”
You might want to use our Eye of Horus incense, which was specially formulated to correspond with the 6 senses:
The following ingredients represent the six senses and the corresponding measurements in relation to the mythology of the Eye of Horus. Each ingredient used in this recipe is also used with intention to correspond to each fraction in order to create this magickal formula. Namely, Frankincense & Myrrh (combined as one ingredient for the sense of smell), Fennel for sight, Black Storax for thought, Cinnamon for hearing, Carob for taste, and Lotus for touch, and finally, Honey and Wine (adjuncts)– The Edfu and Philae Recipes for Kyphi list using wine and honey as ingredients. Fresh Horus Eye and Sweet Horus Eye respectively. Read in detail about this incense formulation>