You may have noticed our Eye of Providence Necklace for sale on our site, but did you know the rich history behind the symbol? The Pyramid Eye is known by many names, including the Eye of Providence and the All-Seeing Eye. If you’re from the U.S., then the Eye of Providence symbol should be particularly familiar to you. The Pyramid Eye is boldly displayed on the Great Seal of the United States. Also, the Great Seal has been printed on the reverse side of the one-dollar bill since 1935. The Pyramid Eye imagery has also been widely associated with Freemasonry, a fraternal organization that focuses on civilized society and respecting a Supreme Being.
Some meanings of the widely-used symbol are apparent after analyzing its individual elements. The Pyramid can be associated with not only ancient Egyptians and their religious ceremonies, but also with the Christian Trinity representing the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Eye is also a widely used symbol in Egyptian religion (Eye of Horus), Buddhism (Eye of the World), and Christianity (God’s omnipotence). In Western governmental usage, the Eye of Providence has specific meaning: the pyramid represents resiliency and permanence, and the eye represents United States’ providence (God’s care exercised over the universe). Interested in wearing something fashionable and historically significant? Look no further!