The Eye of God

The Eye of God, the single Mystic Eye of God sees spiritually, to contemplate all at once. It is the highest degree of spiritual vision, a soul virtue.

The Eye of God, with Simplicity and Sincerity, forms the third lesser trinity of Via Christa Degrees, whose keynote is Balance.








Edna Lister on the Eye of God

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. – Matthew 6:22.The single eye opens when both eyes focus as one. Then your whole body is full of Light and you see as with the eye of God. Light moves in as you peer through the mists of matter and you penetrate through them. When the eye is single and the body full of Light, you know and become what you know. Then you see only the Christ in the other, and could not bear to hurt or offend another. The Light of the eye is the Light of the body. Anything that isn't Light is dark (not love, but hate). When you do not see in Light, all is dark. This Light transcends and transmutes everything life can produce. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, February 5, 1958.

The all-seeing Eye of God, represents the pouring out of pure Shekinah glory descending to redeem the soul. As the mystic eye, the optic chiasm of the thalamus, begins to open to become the Eye of God, the individual sees only the other fellow's faults, and the laws he breaks. Pray for the one who picks and criticizes. This is the first step in opening the mystic eye and his first recognition of law, not for himself but for others. The Eye of God is the symbol of the opened soul records. The Light descending opens the memory records in the neurons of the midbrain. When you dream of an eye, it is because the Oversoul, your Source, your conscience, is saying, "Come up." You can be certain the optic thalamus is really opening. – Edna Lister, The 33 Degrees of Soul Conquering, October 20, 1959.

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New Testament on the Eye of God

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. – Matthew 5:29.

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! – Matthew 6:22-23.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. – Matthew 7:2-5.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. – Luke 6:41-42.

No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light. – Luke 11:33-36.

He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. 1 John 2:9-11.

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Old Testament on the Eye of God

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. – Psalm 19:8.

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. – Proverbs 15:3.

The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart. – Proverbs 15:30.

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them. – Proverbs 20:12.

The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes. – Proverbs 29:13.

Where there is no vision, the people perish. – Proverbs 29:18.

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The Eye of God in Other Sacred Writings

Good for the man who will return and awaken, and blessed is he who has opened the eyes of the blind. – The Gospel of Truth, Codex I, 3 and XII, 2.

When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter [the Kingdom]. – Gospel of Thomas, Codex II, 2.

When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother's eye. – Gospel of Thomas, Codex II, 2.

When the pearl is cast down into the mud, it becomes greatly despised, but it always has value in the eyes of its owner. Compare the Sons of God: wherever they may be, they still have value in the eyes of their Father. – Gospel of Philip, Codex II, 3.

The superiority of man is not obvious to the eye, but lies in what is hidden from view. Consequently, he has mastery over the animals which are stronger than he is and great in terms of the obvious and the hidden. – Gospel of Philip, Codex II, 3.

The Word of the Lord searches out all things, both the invisible and that which reveals His thought; for the eye sees His works, and the ear hears His thought. – Odes of Solomon 16:8-9.

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The Eye of God is a Via Christa Degree.

The Eye of God is a soul virtue.


References

The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, editor. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

The Nag Hammadi Library. James M. Robinson, editor. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1981.


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