VARIOUS kinds ‘eyes’ or gazes are featured in Theosophical teachings, from healing eyes of soul, the spiritual or “third eye,” to the “evil eye” of sorcerers.
The power of the evil eye is described in detail by H. P. Blavatsky in her articles on occultism. The evil eye has “a great plastic power of thought,” she says, that impregnates a current of energy “with every kind of misfortune and accident.”
The Shiva eye, in the Mahabharata, is depicted as “the standard of invincibility, might, and terror”, as well as a figure of honor, delight, and brilliance.
Shiva is an auspicious god. As the third person of the Hindu Trinity (the Trimûrti), Blavatsky explains, “He is a god of the first order-
and in his character of Destroyer higher than Vishnu, the Preserver, as he destroys only to regenerate on a higher plane.”
Siva, she writes, “is born as Rudra, the Kumâra, and is the patron of all the Yogis, being called, as such, Mahâdeva the great ascetic.”
There is also an example of a living Yogi, the selfless healer “Braco” (see The Look that Heals) — his simple gaze can affect an entire audience for good. Many people in Braco’s audience report seeing and feeling a powerful white light from his gaze, and they feel a “special kind of warmth and deep love.”
Healing Gaze of Braco
Intromission vs Extramission
According to Western science “no energy at all is allowed to come out of your eye,” says Psychiatrist Colin A. Ross, MD, author of a paper examining human energy fields.
(Click here to read the paper)
Western science is “absolutely locked down on this,” he says — “no energy of any kind is allowed to come out of your eye.”
Dr. Ross explains in this short video excerpt:
Destroyer versus Benefactor
The sage Kapila is allegorized in the Vishnu Purana, in the Ramayana and other works, Blavatsky writes, “whose glance made a mountain of ashes of King Sagara’s 60,000 sons, and which is explained in the esoteric works, and referred to as the Kapilaksha — ‘Kapila’s Eye.'”
Ashtar-vidya (Sanskrit) [possibly from astra weapon, missile + vidya knowledge] is used by Blavatsky for “the highest magical knowledge.” (SD 2:427).
Right Hand vs Left Hand Adepts
In H. P. Blavatsky’s Theosophical Glossary we find: Ashtar Vidyâ (Sk.) The most ancient of the Hindu works on Magic.
“Though there is a claim that the entire work is in the hands of some Occultists, yet the Orientalists deem it lost,” Blavatsky writes.
“A very few fragments of it are now extant, and even these are very much disfigured.”
Astra-vidya, is the science of warfare, but also refers to the struggle between the adepts of the right-hand with those of the left.
“It would take the significance not so much of the science of missiles or weapons, but that of high and powerful magic forces.”
Shiva carrying the corpse of his first consort Dakshayani (Sati):
Research Examines the Power of a Human Stare
Noted psychiatrist and author Colin A. Ross, M.D., has published experimental data that supports his scientific hypothesis that the eyes emit energy that can be captured and measured.
Dr. Ross paper, The Electrophysiological Basis of Evil Eye Belief, is published in the current issue of Anthropology of Consciousness, a journal of the American Anthropological Association.
The Eye of Spirit
This power of the eye is related by Blavatsky, in the Voice of the Silence, to the “kundalini,” the powerful spiral-like force aroused by yogic practices:
“Kundalini is called the ‘Serpentine’ or the annular power on account on its spiral-like working or progress in the body of the ascetic developing the power in himself,” Blavatsky writes.
“It is an electric fiery occult or Fohatic power, the great pristine force, which underlies all organic and inorganic matter.”
The “Power” and the “World-mother” are names given to Kundalini — one of the mystic “Yogi powers.” It is an electro-spiritual force, a creative power which when aroused into action can as easily kill as it can create.
In order to control and use our powers wisely and beneficently, to help and not hurt others, our materialism must be cleared away. There is “no place for both” — i.e. pure spirit and our lower desires must part company. As Blavatsky poetically describes the process:
“The bud of personality must be crushed out, the worm of sense destroyed past resurrection.”
The Eye of Soul
(Excerpted from The Voice of the Silence)
“Help Nature and work on with her — and Nature will regard thee as one of her creators and make obeisance.
“And she will open wide before thee the portals of her secret chambers, lay bare before thy gaze the treasures hidden in the very depths of her pure virgin bosom.
“Unsullied by the hand of matter she shows her treasures only to the eye of Spirit — the eye which never closes, the eye for which there is no veil in all her kingdoms.
“Then will she show thee the means and way, the first gate and the second, the third, up to the very seventh. And then, the goal — beyond which lie, bathed in the sunlight of the Spirit, glories untold, unseen by any save the eye of Soul.
“There is but one road to the Path — at its very end alone the ‘Voice of the Silence’ can be heard.
“Thou canst not travel on the Path before thou hast become that Path itself.”
The Sense of Being Stared At
Rupert Sheldrake is a British former biochemist and plant physiologist who now researches and writes on parapsychology and other controversial subjects. His books and papers stem from his theory of morphic resonance.
In 2003, Sheldrake published The Sense of Being Stared At on the psychic staring effect, including an experiment where blindfolded subjects guessed whether persons were staring at them or at another target. He reported that, in tens of thousands of trials, the scores were consistently above chance (60%) when the subject was being stared at.
The Coming Force
Discussing the mysterious power of Keely’s Motor, H. P. Blavatsky comments:
“… he has unconsciously discovered a terrible sidereal Force, known to, and named by the Atlanteans mash-mak, and by the Aryan Rishis in their Ashtar Vidya by a name that we do not like to give.”
“It is the vril of Bulwer Lytton’s ‘Coming Race,’ and of the coming races of our mankind.
“The name vril may be a fiction; the Force itself is a fact doubted as little in India as the existence itself of their Rishis, since it is mentioned in all the secret works.”
“It is this vibratory Force, which, when aimed at an army from an Agni Rath fixed on a flying vessel, a balloon, according to the instructions found in Ashtar Vidya, reduced to ashes 100,000 men and elephants, as easily as it would a dead rat.”
She likens this force to the energy exuded from “Kapila’s Eye.”
In our age, many people would be injured and killed by his force if the complete knowledge was revealed. But the full development was, she said, hidden from Keely.
“Is it this destructive agency, which, once in the hands of some modern Attila, e.g., a blood-thirsty anarchist, would reduce Europe in a few days to its primitive chaotic state with no man left alive to tell the tale — is this force to become the common property of all men alike?”
“Thousands of them would find themselves (and perhaps with the populations of whole countries to keep them company) in blue Ether very soon, were such a Force to be entirely discovered, let alone made publicly known.”
The Appointed Time
“The discovery in its completeness is by several thousand — or shall we say hundred thousand? — years too premature. It will be at its appointed place and time only when the great roaring flood of starvation, misery, and underpaid labour ebbs back again.
“Then only will ‘Keely’s Motor and Force,’ as originally contemplated by himself and friends, be in demand, because it will be more needed by the poor than by the wealthy.”