The number zero depicts the "Eye of Heru."
The Eye of Heru represents the highest wisdom i.e., gnosis, the divine knowledge.
The word gnosis is related to Genesis and genius. The words Genesis, genius, and gnosis are all derived from genes-of-Isis.
The Pyramid Texts contain scores of references to eating the Eye of Heru. The Pyramid Texts are a collection of spells and prayers inscribed in the inner chambers of Dynasty V and Dynasty VI pyramids at Saqqara. The pyramids at Saqqara contain an archive of texts from the earliest eras of Egyptian history. The Eye of Heru as magical food, as a magical talisman, as magical symbolism was a key element of Egyptian religion from the very beginning.
The Egyptians didn't kill hawks for the purpose of eating their eyes. Hawks were sacred animals in Egyptian religion. Pagan ideology regarded wisdom as the highest of human virtues. They equated vision with wisdom. "I see, therefore I know." The Pagans didn't "worship" animals. Hawks were wisdom symbols. They revered the hawk's enormous powers of vision. The prodigious powers of hawk's vision represented the highest wisdom. Roman emperors may have dined on hummingbird hearts to to gratify their exotic appetites, but the Egyptians didn't eat hawks' eyes. They Eye of Heru that they ate was magical medicine that gave them 'hawk eyes.' It opened their eyes and made them wise when they ate it.
Outside of Egypt, the Eye of Heru sacrament was more widely known as "soma." The "Soma Mysteries" were the most profound sacred rites of the Pagan religions of Asia and Europe. Soma was a powerful sacrament that expanded Pagan minds and magnified their powers of vision. It gave them 'hawk-eye' powers of vision. Allegedly, imbibing soma gave a person the power of vision to "examine the tip of an autumn hair."
The soma sacrament was a secret mixture of psychoactive substances that altered the minds of those who ate it, and lent power to those who knew its secret. Its formula was a closely guarded secret for millenia in the Pagan world. Just knowing the secret formula was a source of power -- and a source of danger as well. There was a sentence of death upon all who revealed the secret to uninitiated people, and a sentence of death upon all to whom it was revealed. The ancient world abounded with stories and symbols that contained guarded allusions the "Soma Mystery." Soma contained lethal ingredients.
The Biblical tale of the 'forbidden fruit' is one version of the many versions of Soma Mystery stories that were extant in the ancient world. Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden ate forbidden fruit. The forbidden fruit was poison.
"But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." But "the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise." It was poison, but they ate it anyway. "And the eyes of them both were opened." (Genesis 3:2-7)
It was poison, but they didn't die when they ate it. It opened their eyes and made them wise. The mystery of the Soma Mystery was in how they were able to eat it and not die from it.
Christianity took over Europe and annihilated Paganism. Christianity replaced "wisdom religion" with authority religion. Christianity obliterated all of Pagan records and killed all of the Pagans who had any esoteric knowledge. Seeresses, priestesses in the temples, midwives, healers who had any medical knowledge, any and all women who had any education in the 'arts' of Isis were killed. Seekers of gnosis, the divine knowledge, or any form of enlightenment, were scourged and burned as heretics. The Soma secret was lost to the purges and torches of monotheism. Thus began the Dark Ages of Europe.
Resurrect Isis. Restore the Soma Sacrament. Let us return to the path of enlightenment. Let us experience gnosis, the divine knowledge.
The Soma Sacrament in Egypt was imbibed in the form of bread and beer. They ate the "bread of eternity," and drank the "beer of everlastingness." The Eye of Heru was in the bread. The antidote was in the beer. The bread without the beer was poison. The beer without the bread was poison. The Eye of Heru, the Forbidden Fruit of the Bible, the bread of eternity and the beer of everlastingness of the Egyptians, and the original Bread and Wine Sacrament of early Christianity were all allusions to the "Soma Mystery" of the ancients.
Return to Home Page  .  .  . Return to Table of Contents Hub
Links to related number pages
Links to related alphabet pages
Alphabet O page  .  .  .