The Horus Eye – the all-seeing eye.
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I am fascinated by this symbol also called Wadjet or Wedjat. I got to know about this symbol as a math teacher teaching about fractions.
I am back reading about it in http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk/eye.html
The symbol was thought to … “ensure the safety and health of the bearer and provide wisdom and prosperity”
(Source: www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk )
Each piece was associated with one of the six senses and a specific fraction.
“The common unit of volume, used for measuring amounts of grain or flour, was the hekat, approximately equal to 4.8 litres or just over a [British] gallon.
For smaller amounts, the hekat could be progressively halved to give /2, /4, /8,1 /16, /32, and /64 fractions.” ( www.recoveredscience.com )
In our western world sight has got a great importance while touch is almost forgotten. This despite our skin is our biggest sensory organ and touch is very important for our infancy development (age 1-2) and our adult psyche. All senses are important for our survival as humans.
Some depends on each other. As we experience when we get a cold, without smell we lose taste. The smell is important for our survival as it reveals if something (food or liquid) is toxic.
I make these senses categories of my site. And I make this page a main page for these categories
Smell or olfaction
Holladay Saltz talks about smell memories in this Ted:
Sight or vision
Touch or haptics
Touch is social glue (David J. Linden, Ph.D., is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University)