The 'Rx' symbol, which is used by pharmacies and in medicine has its origins in the Eye of Horus (see above left image comparison). This is fitting when you consider that the Pyramid Texts refer to the Eye of Horus (Heru) as obtaining the highest wisdom and divine knowledge. The texts also associate the Eye of Heru with gnosis, related to Genesis and genius. All three terms were derived from “gene of Isis.”
The Eye of Heru is also regarded as “magical food, or talisman. Outside of Egypt, the Eye of Heru sacrament was more widely known as "soma." The "Soma Mysteries" were the most profound sacred rites of the Pagan religions of Asia and Europe. Soma was a powerful sacrament that expanded Pagan minds and magnified their powers of vision. It gave them 'hawk-eye' powers of vision. The God, Horus is portrayed as wearing a Hawk Head.
The Biblical tale of the 'forbidden fruit' is one version of the many versions of Soma Mystery stories that were extant in the ancient world. Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden ate forbidden fruit. The forbidden fruit was poison.
"But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." But "the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise." It was poison, but they ate it anyway. " And the eyes of them both were opened." (Genesis 3:2-7)
It was poison, but they didn't die when they ate it. It opened their eyes and made them wise. Perhaps we should take a closer look the Pyramid Texts regarding what the Initiates that made a passing grade through the Mystery Schools actually accomplished!
Other symbols from the ancients are shown above, which include the DNA Helix (Sumerians) and the caduceus symbol found at Sakkara. The caduceus is used even today representing the medical profession. And as recent as May 2007, researchers examining documents dating back 3,500 years say they have found proof that the origins of modern medicine lie in ancient Egypt and not with Hippocrates and the Greeks. The research team from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at The University of Manchester discovered the evidence in medical papyri written in 1,500BC 1,000 years before Hippocrates was born.