As a symbol, the Eye represents Omniscience, the all-seeing divinity. It can also represent Light, knowledge, the mind, and of a limitation of the visible.
A single eye is either symbolic of:
- evil, as with the Cyclops, or monster, or destructive power;
- or it may be a symbol for enlightenment, the eye of God.
As the Eye of Horus, it -again
- is the all-seeing eye.
When appearing in meditations, sessions, or dreams as eyes that are watching the subject, eyes can be an indication of paranoia or possession.
The "third eye" has a symbolic meaning of its own. See: third eye.