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#1 thesoulofserj~

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:13 AM

hey, can someone explain me the meaning of the eye that is in front of the cd and everywhere ? it's almost the icon of the album and I couldn't find a connection between both.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:37 AM

The "OPEN" eye I believe represents people opening their eyes towards the worlds problems and issues. But thats just my opinion.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 12:44 PM

This reminds me eye Egyptian mythology. The more technical thing that I could find was: Eye of Hórus or 'Udyat' is a symbol, from Ancient Egypt, which means protection and power, related to divinity Hórus.
But ... Each head has a logic .. 6 billion of different logics in the world ..
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:07 PM

hmmm...
good question...
it reminds me of this oriental stuff.... inside of the normal album there's this eye 3 times...
one is with arabic writing below,..... i guess....
oh.. i dont really know what to say about ^^°
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:11 PM

oh, who knows? The eye is a symbol of so many things..
maybe it alludes to the "third eye" which is a symbol of enlightenment,
maybe it alludes to the Freemasons and their influence on so many countries and societies
... I think whoever had the idea to use the eye as the album cover knew that there are many interpretations and wanted the listeners to think about them :)

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:51 AM

The eye is a universal symbol of intellectual and spiritual perception, so every interpretation can be a valid one.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:52 AM

I guess that Serj chose the eye cause it can have a lot of different meanings...
I think its something we should think about, and form our own opinion in what the eye means for us... rolleyes.gif
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (mena @ Dec 21 2007, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh, who knows? The eye is a symbol of so many things..
maybe it alludes to the "third eye" which is a symbol of enlightenment,
maybe it alludes to the Freemasons and their influence on so many countries and societies
... I think whoever had the idea to use the eye as the album cover knew that there are many interpretations and wanted the listeners to think about them :)


Is a symbol for enlightenment? Hum, cool .. I did not know this explanation
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:28 PM

I would think that is was first imported to SOAD from Vartan Malakian, with the mez/hyp covers and all, and Serj liked it enough to have it to his solo album too.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:47 PM

QUOTE (systemofadown.be @ Dec 23 2007, 04:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess that Serj chose the eye cause it can have a lot of different meanings...
I think its something we should think about, and form our own opinion in what the eye means for us... rolleyes.gif


This is pretty much what I thought. Also 'open your eyes', being open-minded.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:38 PM

The eye was chosen because it worked well with the whole abstract middle east acient egypt feel but it is just sort of like a corporate loge you'll remeber it and try to figure meanings and explanations. And it worked.
I like the idea about it is meaning to open up people's eye's. thats cool> With a K

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:30 PM

I dunno if this helps, but, when I first got the email about Serj's new album and single "the unthinking majority", there was a picture of the exact same eye. SO I copy and saved it, and the default name of it was "evil eye".

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:32 PM

if you watched the video of serj's interview he doesint explain anything. he says its more relivant
of what you think, so i see it has what you see in the world, or in this cd. i dont realy think there
is a real meaning behind it, and he might just have liked the picture.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:47 PM

About the evil eye, that's what I also thought!
It should be evil, it seems evil, like the one eye that never sleeps in the Lord of the Rings by Tolkien.
But also in the video for Feed us it is a sign of an evil omnipresent power that watches your every step and controls your mind. Like in the most stupid show on earth: Big Brother is always watching you!
The Egyptian connection also leads to the pyramids, the beginning of civilization as we know it now - doomed, and to the sense of slavery.
Even on this site, when you go over the eye with the mouse, it has this malignant blink.
It seems pretty ominous to me. mad.gif

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (PetSloth @ Dec 20 2007, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This reminds me eye Egyptian mythology. The more technical thing that I could find was: Eye of Hórus or 'Udyat' is a symbol, from Ancient Egypt, which means protection and power, related to divinity Hórus.
But ... Each head has a logic .. 6 billion of different logics in the world ..


Thats the same thing i got from it, the Eye of Horus p.gif, i didnt know the meaning of the eye though which was pretty interesting to hear p.gif.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:46 PM

It looks incredibly like the Eye of Horus (http://img.geocaching.com/cache/9886b4df-3853-4d3a-865d-7671cd3adae5.jpg)

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:49 PM

someone referenced the Free Masons, I highly doubt that. Because if that where the case the eye would look different. The eye which is a big part of Masonic beliefs is the all seeing eye. You can find it on the back of a one dollar bill (right above the unfinished pyramid. I don't want to start an argument here when I say this so please don't bother, but I believe that the Free Masons are an evil group who hide their evil by showing they do "good" deeds. highly doubt that the eye on serj's album cover has anything to do with the all seeing eye from masonic beliefs.

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 05:38 PM

i read a Serj's interview,and he said:
"The ancient proverb declaims that eyes are the mirror of soul. This cd is the mirror of my soul, and i don't think i have to add anything else."
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE (fania *-* @ Feb 5 2008, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i read a Serj's interview,and he said:
"The ancient proverb declaims that eyes are the mirror of soul. This cd is the mirror of my soul, and i don't think i have to add anything else."


Oh nice...do you remember which interview it was from? Thanks for sharing though! biggrin.gif
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 03:28 PM

I was wondering what the meaning of the eye was. I am thinking of getting a tattoo of it but I first wanted to know what it ment. Also, what interview did you hear that from?

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE (ladymayhem @ Mar 12 2008, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering what the meaning of the eye was. I am thinking of getting a tattoo of it but I first wanted to know what it ment. Also, what interview did you hear that from?


I think it would really suit as a tatoo. Post pics of it when you create it.


And also, I would have guessed on the souls view because I heard it somewhere.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE (Spectre @ Mar 12 2008, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ladymayhem @ Mar 12 2008, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was wondering what the meaning of the eye was. I am thinking of getting a tattoo of it but I first wanted to know what it ment. Also, what interview did you hear that from?


I think it would really suit as a tatoo. Post pics of it when you create it.


And also, I would have guessed on the souls view because I heard it somewhere.



I sure will! Although with mine I'm thinking of either putting a YinYang in the eye or have a yinyang with the eye being the dots. I can't decide though! My mom's nickname for me is ying yang (don't ask how she came up with it...I have no idea!), so the ying yang is special to me. Plus if the eye does mean power and protection, or even a view into the soul, that also has significance for me, so it's not like I'm just getting the tattoo of something that I may regret in 10 years! tongue.gif If anyone has any suggestions on how to put a ying yang and the eye together in some way, let me know!!! rolleyes.gif

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:32 PM

Ying Yang and the eye doesn't really fit. But if you come up with a good idea of how the tatoo would be i'm sure it will work good.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:16 AM

QUOTE (thesoulofserj~ @ Dec 17 2007, 08:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hey, can someone explain me the meaning of the eye that is in front of the cd and everywhere ? it's almost the icon of the album and I couldn't find a connection between both.



I believe it's the all seeing eye. It is believed that the image represents the eye of God looking over humanity. Or something along those lines.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:25 AM

I just thought, Maybe it's just a corporate image in some sence, To make you remember it.... And therefore try to ponder for your own interpretations.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 09:44 AM

Or both... God and Corporations... Like "we're always watched"...

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 06:29 PM

i know what does mean
Hieroglyph " Eye with ... tear" the sing of sorrow, grief and cleaning...erm..reborning..
Egyptians things that it can take off negative energy from body..
but i think they have a little diferends so it can mean something else...

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 06:37 PM

Rebirth??? Hmm maybe Serj is trying to tell us something there?

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:22 PM

That the civilization has to die, sort of "end of era, beginning of another one" ?

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:24 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of system of a down......

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