Do you fear the malevolent gaze that someone can bring in misfortune simply by looking at you?
I’m not asking if you have scope phobia what I’m really saying is do you believe in the evil eye?
It is different names in different languages but humans across various cultures have always believed in and feared the malevolent gaze or that someone’s Envy could bring harm to another’s good fortune but the evil eye is more than just a trinket there’s the evil eye charm which can be found on jewelry.
There’s the belief in the evil eye curse which is said to be transmitted through someone’s malicious or envious glare. How they’re connected is that some people believe the evil eye charm can help dispel or ward off the evil eye curse in some cultures it’s even believed that certain eye colors are more effective in casting and evil eyes spell than others here’s what a Byzantine writer believed to have lived in the third or fourth century, it was said about the eye of envy when anyone looks at what it’s excellent with an envious eye he fills the surrounding atmosphere with a pernicious quality and transmits his own and venom decks elations into whatever is nearest to him.
But it’s believed the envious I can sometimes be unintentional and doesn’t always mean the beholder of the evil eye is necessarily evil themselves and while many trace this old belief back to
ancient Greece the earliest version of the eye amulet goes back to 3300 BC according to some Turkish art historians and it has evolved in shape and form throughout the millennia the blue evil
eye trinket was used by the Phoenicians Assyrians Egyptians Greeks Romans and most famously the Ottomans but through the expansion of empires the beads made their way into various regions of the world and they’re still very much part of the culture and traditions of millions of people in our world today.
while the evil eye is often associated with pagan connotations, there are references of it in several Holly books and scriptures, but the methods of protection from the evil eye can vary Muslims. For example recite certain prayers and verses from the Quran for protection from such purses and it’s customary to say well God has willed it when admiring a person or object you know to avoid unintentionally cursing them. Some great people say this still owe me some obsession is what you might hear in Pakistan and of course there are also many practices across various cultures and religions that involve removing the evil eye from a person you probably like.
Dude isn’t all this just some crazy superstition while you’re definitely not alone some people actually swear by the evil eyes veracity and have their own explanations for it Rabbi Abraham Isaac.
kook says the evil eye is an example of how one soul may affect another through unseen connections between them as role influenced by our environment Greek. philosopher Plutarch even suggested a scientific explanation the human eye had the power of releasing invisible energy rays that could potentially kill children and even small animals. There are countless stories upon stories of how a jealous auntie ruined someone’s favorite blouse or how someone’s
engagement rings split into two after getting compliments all day or even how one man stared at a crow and the animal dropped dead from the sky.
one thing is for certain everyone has another story but believing in the evil eye and its curse is
entirely your call after all the all-wise gigi hadid does say the evil eye is essentially about protecting oneself from bad energy and I think we can all agree that none of us want that kind of bad energy in our lives unless you’re the lord of calamity of course.