This article was inspired by a question that was asked by a fellow reader:
First off, I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts from your research Natalie! :) You have brought up a great point that I feel a lot of people will be interested in, so I want to make sure that this gets the proper attention it deserves. (Also as a side note, the real truth always seems to end up being “a bit far fetched,” so I wouldn't worry too much about that.)
As for my intake, I feel both the literal and metaphorical ways of understanding the “Dajjal” / “Antichrist” could be possible. To explain what I mean, there are four main points that I want to address: What's with the "one eye?" ... Who is the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" ? ... What are the "end times" mentioned in Revelation? ... And what's the Media's role in all of this?
This single symbol has become known as the "Eye of Providence," "All-Seeing Eye," and "Eye of Lucifer" as America adopted this from Free-Masonry. But before that it was adopted from Ancient Egypt and was known as the "Eye of Horus," "Eye of Ra," and more accurately a "Wadjet."
Now the big question is, what is the original meaning to be learned from this eye? Believe it or not, it's to use "good judgement."
Now to go off of this, another meaning gets revealed to us as being one of Ancient Egypt's most valued principals: using "Balance/Harmony" to help us make decisions. To understand this we have to look at why and how Horus lost his eye.
The short version of this metaphorical story is that while Horus was fighting with his uncle Set, Horus ended up losing his left eye in battle right before killing Set. From an allegorical view, this symbolized Horus forfeiting the side of his consciousness that governs his “merciful / empathizing” aspect as he’s getting ready to kill someone.
The reason is because the right side of our brain that controls the left side of our body, also represents our creativity and “female aspects” or compassionate side. This served as a reminder to everyone that would hear this story of what one has to give up when they seek revenge.
They understood that if someone was ever too extreme one way or another with the qualities associated with the left and right brain, then they wouldn't be able to find peace and happiness in life.
Just to emphasize this principal, the sun was symbolized as Horus's right eye while his left eye was symbolized by the moon in a constant balancing act between night and day to provide us with the necessary amount to sustain life.
Another example of this is depicted in the stance of nearly all full-body statues found in Ancient Egypt, as they are mysteriously seen with their left leg forward, but never with the right leg forward. They're not even walking in a stride as their arms are back, so this adds to the attention of the left leg being forward.
The truth is, this may even be found throughout free-masonry... as they say to always "start with the left." The reason is because when there's someone with great power, it's their responsibility to always strive to understand and empathize with others.
This also reflects the Alchemical "Great Work" of metaphorically "killing the ego" (or individual I) to allow for the understanding of others and a more peaceful life. Symbolized as turning "coal" into "gold" or refining the mind.
What's also interesting is the New Testament's reference to the right eye:
So here it appears the right eye and hand symbolizes the left side of our brain that controls logic and reasoning, which is also associated with being "emotionally cold." Now the specificity of the right eye/hand can begin to make more sense.
It may be useful to note that the only other major reference to a metaphorical "god" possessing a single eye besides Horus, would be in Norse mythology's most powerful god Odin. Both Odin and Horus/Ra were referred to as being "chief of all gods."
In Odin's story, he was given the option to sacrifice one of his eyes in order to drink from a deep well that contained secrets / great wisdom beyond Odin's current reach. Since he desired to know everything, because he was jealous of anyone knowing more than him, he decided it was well worth the trade. Since it wasn't officially recorded which eye he sacrificed, there may be some speculation as to what the author was really trying to symbolically refer to.
You could say Odin had to lose something "physical" (hinting at his ego, by sacrificing his looks) in order to gain something "spiritual" (wisdom)... or that he had to limit his sight of the physical world before him, in order to see into the invisible spiritual world... or you could look at Odin's sacrifice as a mistake and say Odin only lived in the moment, without any regard for future consequences and got reckless because of it. So on, and so forth. You may also be interested in reading Odin's story of losing his eye here.
Now how could this all tie into the "Antichrist" as mentioned in the New Testament Bible and Quran?
Many people believe that one day someone will be born that will "deceive" us by falsely "accusing" the innocent... or by making the "good" appear "bad" and making the "bad" appear "good." Thus, skewing our judgement.
Already we can see the danger of this, since there have been plenty of "deceivers" and "accusers" in our own personal lives dealing with relatively small matters, or on T.V. skewing our values, or even throughout history as people in highly influential positions that have caused destruction on massive scales accusing the innocent with false flag tactics.
Today, we associate this person with also becoming the leader of the infamous "New World Order" or "global centralization of government" that would inevitably fail due to corruption, since there would be no proper system setup to control their power.
But let's see how being blinded in one eye could apply to the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal":
Here in the New Testament Bible, the Antichrist is not being talked about... but the shepherd archetype typically symbolizes a leader (even in Ancient Egypt where the pharaoh was often depicted with a shepherd's staff), and if that person were to leave their followers astray then that person would be attacked on his right side... symbolically "marking" the masculine aspects of his mind (associated with leadership qualities, or strength to seek justice) as being unfit to lead. Since someone that abandons their followers (failing to take action) doesn't have the severity to stay true to his/her morals that's needed to lead.
This being the opposite of what we saw before, means the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" would be someone that doesn't take action... or that allows injustice, allowing anything to happen. Anyone at anytime could then potentially become an "Antichrist"...
So you know, this is where this comes from...
In the Ancient Hebrew Kabbalistic "Tree of Life," looking at the middle trinity...
The 5th sephirot being "Geburah" or "strength" / "severity" is akin to being stern and having a desire to seek out justice or power, while the 4th sephirot "Chesed" or "mercy" represents our desire for compassion and love. The balance of the two reflects your "Earthly Expression" or "Inner Beauty" / "Heart" seen in the 6th sephirot.
Now let's take a look at some more specific references made about the right side found in the Bible...
All of these above excerpts reflect how the right side of our body is controlled by the left side of our brain, which again governs our desires for "masculine" force / power / strength.
This would symbolize "marking" a person that didn't possess the ability to take action and lead again.
Also, it's reinforced by mentioning the forehead, as this typically symbolized one's metaphorical third eye / Pineal Gland / insight / intuition, etc. Meaning they had no insight or belief in themselves to lead as well.
Thus, another way to read the second sentence would be to limit "buying" and "selling" to those who are docile and easy to control. Meaning if you are a shepherd/leader, then you would not conform to society's new "norms" and thus have trouble opposed to you, such as not being able to partake in commerce in this case.
Even if this were to be literally interpreted as meaning one day everyone will be expected to allow someone to inject a computer chip into them that contains your money (like how a debt card functions today) then those that would allow/accept something like this are then "marked" as being unfit to lead others... as they are symbolically conforming to allow injustice.
Now let's take a look at where it actually says that the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" would possess a single eye...
Here it is not specified which eye the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" is blind from, as with Odin.
In fact there are even conflicting sources in Islamic tradition that say either eye may be blind:
But since we're sure that this means something negative, then we can either assume it means he/she is too extreme (probably left eye being blind, symbolizing their overwhelming thirst for selfish power) or that they are internally/spiritually blinded... you might even say that their heart is blinded.
Similar to how it said in Revelation that someone would be marked on their forehead, we can assume it would be for the same reasons mentioned earlier... which also supports the claim that the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" would be "spiritually" blinded.
Kafir is interpreted as meaning "dis-believer" and this could metaphorically mean someone without "insight" or "trust in intuition" which would naturally be considered a "dis-believer" of sorts.
They would only be able to see what's physically before them, i.e. materialism and the separateness between people, since what connects us all is also physically invisible.
Again, if we tried to literally say that a person will be blind in one eye... it could still be a reflection of what is literally going on in their mental state, since our bodies are directly connected with our minds. For example, if someone were to slouch their shoulders then their confidence would intrinsically be effected... the same if someone were to even look their eyes downward, it's been scientifically proven that this causes us to become more emotional. So if one side of our body (or eye) began to atrophy, it could have the potential of in fact being caused by an imbalance in our mental state. A reflection of an inharmonious mind and life style, with unsatisfied desires (or regret) for whatever reason.
At the end of the day, it's the invisible intent that is put behind something that actually matters:
The eye mentioned here would probably not be a physical eye, but the mind's eye or "window" ... or the heart's "window" through which we perceive everything around us.
Depending on our "lens" at the time, we could perform the exact same action and it would be considered "good" or be tainted with an ulterior motive and be considered "bad."
This could most certainly be interpreted as everyday advice for us to understand.
But now if we just look at the literal interpretation of a single "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" that will overshadow everyone else that may have possessed similar traits at one point or another in their life, then we would have to look at the validity of prophecies.
To support the "literal theory," history seems to prove that prophesied events coincide with certain time-driven cycles that visually correspond with planetary bodies' alignments/cycles.
For example when there is a full moon, it's been reported that on average the crime rate goes up... thus effecting some aspect of our own collective consciousness. Something like this may have the potential to lead to a shift in our minds and be seen reflected in our world on a massive scale as predicted as the infamous "end of times."
So from this perspective, prophecies may follow a certain pattern leading up to something big. Meaning there might just be a single person that overshadows the massive atrocities of the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Montezuma, etc. one day or that there will constantly be people throughout time that will match such people.
Of course throughout history there have been countless "false flag attacks," but notice how it says the word "age."
This seems to denote a specific time frame, and the transition from one "age" to another may be metaphorically translated to a person's everyday life... as the transition away from an abusive relationship, etc...
... But judging by it's specific context clues, it may also be referring to a greater scale seen with "astrological ages." We can tell which astrological age we are in by viewing the position of the sun from earth and determining which constellation's area it's within.
Since "astrological ages" have multiple debatable interpretations, they fluctuate around 2,100 - 1,900 (give or take) years long. But, each transition between ages seems to have coincided with some great event on earth... or it could equally have been that "great events" and transitions just happen to occur "all the time." (whether they're related or separate may be determined based on one's own research)
10,800 B.C. - 8,671 B.C.
Fall of Atlantis
6,380 B.C. - 4,089 B.C.
Begining of Gensis, Adam & Eve
4,089 B.C. - 1,960 B.C.
Old Testament, Noah's Ark / Flood
1,960 B.C. - 26 A.D.
Moses's Story, symbolized by the Hebrews end of "worshiping cattle"
26 A.D. - 2013 A.D.
2013 A.D. - ?
So the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" that will usher in the "end of this age" doesn't mean the end of all life or the world, but the end of the age of Pisces and the beginning of the age of Aquarius... or "life as we know it" you could possibly say.
Also, just because something gets prophesied doesn't mean it 100% has to come true, as we all have free will and can change anything at any time I believe. Each of us determines our own future and "world" we live in.
Again, certain events may be coming true according to various predictions in the past due to a certain time-driven cycle that we all go through... or they may be artificially recreated to cause fear in the public to cling towards ideas of "security" over "freedom."
10 Horns/Crowns = 10 Sephirots (10 being a complete base number represented the idea of perfection)
7 Heads = 7 levels of consciousness (the range between which we are able to still perceive the difference/distinction between on an infinite range of possibilities... i.e. 7 colors in a rainbow, 7 musical notes in a scale, etc... representing our limits with our "human/physical" senses)
4 animals = 4 physical elements / physical realm
The dragon also is akin to the serpent/snake, which historically symbolized the ego / human desires.
Overall the "beast" may be seen as both powerful and tied to the physical world... i.e. possibly being the overzealous "ego" that will cause destruction.
While it's true that we tend to associate better with/like things that we repeatedly see due to comfort from familiarity (since we tend to fear the unknown) and due to mirror neurons, etc... there may exist a number of reasons why we are either consciously or unconsciously bombarded with "one eye" symbolism.
For instance, I'm sure there are plenty of people that have no clue what this symbolism really means, and may have even provided their own unique interpretation of it... but still continue to draw the "one eye" symbolism in cartoons, feature it in movies, etc. If they came up with their own interpretation for the symbol, then that could serve as their motivation for featuring it... or they may just simply be attracted to the mystery of it, so they use it purely for that reason.
Yet if we were to assume at times it's being coordinated due to the sheer amount we are exposed to it and the strange places we see it popping up... then it could be due to the above reason that we seem to develop "trust" in something that we often see.
And while it could technically be to get us to literally trust a person with one eye, it may also very well be to simply to get us to trust in an icon/logo that features the symbol on it.
Aside from America using it as their "Great Seal," it's also featured in the seal for the "Information Awareness Office" that was established by D.A.R.P.A. (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which is an agency of the United States Department of Defense that's responsible for developing technologies for military use.
More specifically the Information Awareness Office was created January of 2002, to bring together several D.A.R.P.A. projects focused on surveillance and information tracking/monitoring of people claimed to be "terrorists" and any "threats to U.S. National Security."
Of course the only issue with this would be who and what is defined as a "threat," as the U.S. happens to apparently have a poor track record of "watching" people for unjustified reasons as I've outlined here.
Also, the acronym I.A.O. (depicted below as "I.A.W."... where W = Omega... Iota, Alpha, Omega) represents the "Alpha to Omega" in Ancient Greece... which symbolically represents their stated goal of achieving "Total Information Awareness" (T.I.A.).
To sum up, any reason could be possible for us repeatedly seeing this symbolism and it could endlessly be debated. (interestingly enough, the original Bavarian "Illuminati's" official symbol was in fact Minerva's Owl, which represented wisdom as an owl is able to see even in the dark of night and having 360 degrees of vision... the "Global Elites" seem to however favor this symbol)
Whether the "Antichrist" / "Dajjal" was meant to signify the coming of a specific single person or that the "Antichrist" is purely an adjective that may describe multiple people at any point in their life and was mentioned to just create awareness of such people to avoid them is completely up to the reader.
Either way, it's always good to practice discernment (not judging) with people and events in your life, considering how this information may apply to everyday situations, and to remain vigilant with both eyes in tact at all times!