Nobody knows where the world came from. A struggle caused the Trinity of Realities to be split into three realms: light, darkness, and chaos. Obviously, our world was the one born from chaos. The three worlds all needed rulers. Most of all, ours. And the one that ruled the chaos became known as Aesir. Aesir spent the first eternity quietly looking upon the Earth from his holy mountain. Where we only see reality and make it match our rules of the world, Aesir saw through reality, and those visions became our world. These observations became Aesir's power. Aesir's eyes were truly the eyes that created the world.
However, Aesir pitied the humans for their naivety and lack of free will, so the power he wielded was split into two equal halves and entrusted each to humanity's instincts: the Right Eye of Light, and the Left Eye of Darkness. By dividing the power of the eyes of Aesir, humans gained free will... They could now choose. With control of the Eyes of the World, the eyes that determine destiny, humans could choose their own paths. They awoke to their own identities. Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but now we were thinking reeds, and we took our big first step towards grand prosperity.
What sort of item were the eyes? What shape did they take? All this remains unknown. The black market recently saw a large gem stone come into the market bearing the name of the "Eyes of the World;" although, it may be a different item under the same name, or even a mafia scam meant to gauge market reaction.
Due to the imbalance the Right Eye's loss creates, Bayonetta struggles to control the summoning of her Infernal Demons after the balance of power is tipped toward the darkness, resulting in Jeanne being sent to Inferno. Bayonetta travels to the sacred mountain of Fimbulventr to find an entrance to Inferno and save her friend, learning along the way that Aesir once lived there as the creator of the Eyes. She meets a young boy named Loki who appears to have a connection to the ancient god, as well as a mysterious masked Sage that hounds the youth for his own reasons. To her shock, the Sage would turn out to possess the Right Eye and be none other than a younger version of Balder.
Between 1980 and 1981, police officials in Bhagalpur town in Bihar poured acid into the eyes of 33 undertrials and convicts over a period of several months in a horrific example of extra-judicial punishment. The Bhagalpur blindings have since become a byword for police brutality, and, as Amitabh Parashar shows in his disturbing documentary The Eyes of Darkness, a perverse inspiration for vigilantes in present-day Bihar.
Larval Typhlotriton spelaeus collected from five caves in Pulaski Co., Missouri, were kept as larvae or induced to transform in darkness or continuous fluorescent illumination. Larvae maintained in darkness for 215 and 279 days had smaller eyes, smaller rod inner and outer segments, and fewer metaphase figures in the germinative zone of the neural retina than comparable larvae maintained in light (258 lux). Except for visual cell size, differences were small and for each characteristic exceptions were observed. One larva kept in light showed early retinal degeneration comparable to that in transformed adults to T. spelaeus. All larvae exhibited optomotor behavior both before and after the experiment. Among animals induced to transform by L-thyroxin and maintained in darkness 111 to 366 days, visual cell and pigment epithelium degeneration was more extensive and more frequent than in animals kept for the same length of time in light (237-298 lux). In darkness the frequency of animals with retinal degeneration increased between 111 and 366 days. In light some animals exhibited pigment epithelium reduction with normal visual cells, and others had free, pigmented cells in the subretinal space. These effects were not comparable to degeneration in darkness. Eyelids covered the eyes of only a few animals in both light and dark treatments. The extent of eyelid encroachment over the eye greater in darkness than in light. Most animals exhibited optomotor responses after experiments, but responses of animals kept in darkness were impaired in comparison to those of animals kept in light.
who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of a book, and out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind shall see. The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord, and the poor among mankind shall exult in the Holy One of Israel.
At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons, for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High. So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.
And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes.
When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven. ...
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...
The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 781b155fdc