The Evil Eye



Evil Eye, Mal de Ojo, Fascination, Mal Occhio is a malevolent glare given to a person when one is unaware. It was believed by the Romans and the Greeks that the eyes where the windows from which evil rays of energy will shoot out filled with bad intentions and ill wishes towards a target. And incredibly enough, this could be done intentionally and unintentionally!

There are hundreds of years old tales, of parents plucking their eyes off in order to protect their loved ones, because these poor parents were born with the infamous Jettatura. The curse of inflicting the Evil Eye indiscriminately and unintentionally. Famous Popes, like Pius the 9th in 1869 and as recent as 1903 with Pope Leo the 13th were also accused of being born with the Mal Occhio or the curse of the Evil Eye.


The Evil Eye has been part of humanity as far as 5,000 years ago starting with the Babylonians and the Sumerians. No body know the exact origin, but even Egyptians were strong believers of the Evil Eye, so much so, that the eyeshadows and lipstick they used were in part used to protect them from the Evil Eye entering their bodies through their mouths and eyes.





There is a different theory that speaks of the Evil Eye as a dark and malevolent all seeing glare. Lurking around constantly in search of happiness, prosperity, beauty, love, contentment, fulfillment... to strike it down. I can not help, but to think about the Eye of Sauron in Lord of the Rings.


"The Evil Eye is most likely to strike when one is happy. Good fortune seems to invite bad fortune" Judika Illes

Who can give you the Evil Eye?

Unfortunately minorities have been blamed for centuries. Back in the Mediterranean regions blue eyed people were blame of giving the Evil Eye, to the contrary in lands were blue eyed people were abundant, the dark eyed people were to blame. Red hair people, dark skin people or albinos amongst dark skin, were believed to be the culprit.


Here is a list:


  • Witches

  • Childless women

  • Metalworkers

  • Priests

  • Widows

  • and anybody that would covet what you have


Who is more susceptible to The Evil Eye?


  • Pregnant women

  • Brides

  • Children

  • Babies

  • Animals, specially horses

  • Men's capacity of fertility

  • Men's genitals

  • Sperm

  • Virility

How could you get the Evil Eye?

  • Strange glares

  • Over the top compliments

  • When you are praise

  • When you are admire

  • With Blessings

Not everybody means what they say. Envy, Jealousy and Resentment are the roots of the Evil Eye.


What can you do to avoid The Evil Eye?


STOP ✋ BRAGGING!


We live in the time and age of social platforms in which we share with everyone our most valuable possessions and let's face it, WE LOVE TO SHOW OFF!

Day in and day out Im bombarded in my Facebook and Instagram with baby pictures, look at my perfect relationship pictures, look at my expensive car pictures, look at all my accomplishments pictures...

BE VERY CAREFUL!

Is beautiful to share, but is not nice to brag. You will put yourself in the predicament of being the target of The Evil Eye.


Like my mother used to tell me;

"WhiteRaven, don't talk about cheese 🧀 in front of the mouse 🐁"

Think about it.



How do you protect yourself from the Evil Eye?


The most effective and popular way of protecting yourself from the Evil Eye are amulets.


Here some of the most popular:

  • Turkish eye or Nazar Boncuk

  • Mano de Azabache

  • Mano Figa

  • Ojo de Venado or Deer's Eye

  • Hamsa Hand

  • Mano cornuto

  • Fascinus (penis with wings)

  • Red cord bracelets

  • Eye of Horus

  • A horn

  • Mirror pendants






This is general information about the Evil Eye. I invite you to also do your research and come out with your own conclusions Across the board the message is the same,

AT ANY TIME WE ARE ALL EXPOSED!


Be smart Witches, but above all,

Stay Wicked!


WhiteRaven


Resources:

Encyclopedia Britanica

Wikipedia

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika lles

Encyclopedia of 5000 spells by Judika Illes

Book of Shadow for the Solitary Witch, by SilverRaven Wolf

Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft by Rosemary Ann Guiley



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