In Turkey and adjacent areas of Greece (eastern Mediterranean and Aegean), the 'evil Eye' is conceived of as blue, thus, in order to repel or prevent the effect of 'evil Eye', a reflective "Eye" of blue glass is used." ...
For example, the famous "eye on hand" motif found on Native American art throughout the Southeast and Midwest is the symbol of the Maya's supreme deity, Hunab-ku." am familiar with the northeast Georgia area, appreciate Covarrubias' theory of northern migrations from Mexico, and preach the northern migration of corn from the Maya and Aztec that was the basis of Mississippian culture here in the Southeast USA.
but Thornton's statement equating the eye-in-hand icon with Hunab-ku raises the skeptic hackles in me.
Written in the form of a journal, this is an intriguing mystery, unraveled in the desert towns of North Africa.
In September both sculptors went to look at an outdoor site on the Sussex Downs, near to Gill's home at Ditchling, as the possible location for a large outdoor temple dedicated to the primitive life force of mankind, which was to consist of huge standing stones of nude figures carved by them both.
Evolutionary psychologists say that animals from fiddler crabs to humans use eyesight for collision avoidance, suggesting that vision is basically for directing action, not providing knowledge. - on Perception Steven Gaulin & Donald Mc Burney, Evolutionary Psychology 2003 pp 81-101 ...
"These photographs are from a series titled ILLUMINATI, by [Buenos Aires-based fashion photographer] Antonella Arismendi. The image of the All Seeing Eye (The Eye of Providence) is a symbol showing an eye surrounded by rays of light and usually enclosed by a triangle.
i've collected these images here on one page for reference and study.
if you know of other pictures, or other translations of the Eye in Hand meanings, i'd really appreciate learning about them. The pancultural Eye-in-Hand icon manifests the integral and interactive bond between two essential human functions: sensing/observation (the Eye) and doing/acting (the Hand).
Together these two abilities represent the most effective symbolic condensation of the ideals of human existence - omniscience (all-knowing) and omnipotence (all-powerful) - in a very simple two-part icon: the Eye in the Hand.
tpk 21feb00 "Originating in the Middle East the Hand represents God's "Protective-Hand," and the blue Eye on it shields its owner from the curse of the Evil Eye.
It represents the Eye of God keeping watch on humankind, Divine Providence.