The evil eye has existed since the beginning of time. It simply means sending someone a thought that seems intrusive or invasive or has the power to hurt them. The misfortune that results is considered to have been caused by envy. The evil eye is not necessarily considered intentional or associated with witchcraft or wizardry. Oddly enough, this thoughtform could actually be complementary in nature. The origins of the evil eye are from the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The concept was introduced to the Americas, the South Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa, and Australia by European explorers.
Sending someone the evil eye comes from the concept that we all have a Third Eye, located in the center of our forehead. Blinding, clouding or obscuring the third eye is often the intention of the emitter of the energy. Most of us have experienced the strange power of the phenomenon. All it takes is a gauze that appears to be hostile, indifferent, or blank and appears to be a couple of seconds too long. We think about it for a few minutes afterwards or perhaps an image of the person staring at us occupies our thoughts from time to time for the rest of the day. Perhaps that is why the British and Scottish term for the “evil eye” is “overlooker”. It implies that a look has remained too long on the coveted object, person or animal.
The evil eye is also known as the envious or envious eye. In Italian it is called malocchio and in Spanish malojo (loosely translated as evil eye). The evil eye is known as ayin horeh in Hebrew; rough ayin in Arabic, droch shuil in Scotland, evil eye in France, bösen Blick in Germany, and was known as oculus malus among classical Romans.
The original belief is that anyone can harm their children, livestock, fruit trees, or any other evidence of prosperity just by looking enviously at the spoils of all their goodwill and hard work. Ironically, the evil eye curse is believed to be brought on by inappropriate displays of spiritual pride or excessive beauty. There is a theory that very famous people and celebrities suffer more personal misfortune than others simply because they are the subject of more “scorn” and envy than others.
This superstition might have some basis in evolutionary psychology, as one animal is generally thought to dominate or be aggressive towards another simply by staring at it for too long. Psychologically speaking, looking or staring at someone is officially considered an intrusion into your affairs. Apparently, there’s a fine line between casting a glance and casting a spell. In these post-Celestine Prophecy times, this type of gaze could be compared to a kind of etheric laser beam or an amoebic arm tearing apart your aura. Others would describe inflicting the evil eye as projecting an image (such as the image of the person you have offended or hurt) so that you see only that to the exclusion of everything else. In other words, you see that person wherever you go or you feel that the events of your life are always influenced by your dealings with that person. Another symptom is the inability to proceed with ordinary everyday events without feeling obligated in some way to make things right with the person you have often unknowingly offended with your grandiosity.
It is common folklore that the evil eye has a dehydrating effect on its victim. It is believed to cause vomiting, diarrhoea, dryness of milk in nursing mothers and cattle, trouble with blood, lack of rain in sight, dryness of wells, wilting of fruit, and impotence in men. Clumsiness, stomach aches, dry cough, diarrhea, itching, hair loss, and dry skin are believed to be physical symptoms of an evil eye attack. and. On the astral level, it is believed to cause the drying up of prana, chi, life force and the easy flow of prosperity in life. Part of this image could also derive from the idea of cloudy, hazy, or poisoned vision that is somehow linked to the victim’s third eye.
Almost everywhere the evil eye is believed to exist, it is said to be accidentally caused by envy or praise. Thus, the phrase “Pride goes before the fall” In certain Mediterranean and Eastern cultures, one is careful not to praise a child too much, lest it invite the subconscious balancing effect of the evil eye. A classic situation would be that of the barren woman praising the newborn of a new child. Such praise would be considered inappropriate and thought to bring out the evil child. One of the remedies for this would be for the mother to spit, to symbolically “rehydrate” the situation. Additionally, she may speak ill of the child or counteract the effects of the praise, which could have ill effects on the child later on.
The belief that people have the power to cast the evil eye on purpose is most idiosyncratic in Sicily and southern Italy, though the belief has certainly spread elsewhere: the southern United States and Latin America. These people are known as jettatore (projectors). They are not necessarily considered evil or envious, they are simply born with an unfortunate and embarrassing talent that causes others to avoid them. In ancient cultures, if you were thought to have an evil eye, you were often shunned by the rest of society and would walk unnoticed on the street without looking anyone in the eye.
Perhaps one of the most familiar preventative measures against the evil eye is the hand gesture. The Mano Cornufo or “Hand with Horns” consists of extending the index and index fingers of a fist. The Mano Fico or “fig hand” consists of placing the thumb between the index and middle fingers.
Historically there have been many cures for the evil eye:
In Italy, the evil eye is diagnosed by pouring olive oil into a container filled with water. If the oil conglomerates into the shape of an eye, the victim is considered officially cursed. The prayers are recited until the drops of oil no longer create the shape of an eye.
In Eastern Europe, charcoal, charcoal, or burnt match heads are dropped into a container of water. If the items float, the person is considered to be the victim of a curse.
In Ukraine, a form of ceromancy or candle reading is used to diagnose the curse. Melted wax is dripped from a candle into a container of water. If the wax spits, splashes, or sticks to the side of the bowl, the “patient” is considered to be under the influence of the evil eye. The patient is usually cleansed with Holy Water. He or she is declared cured when the dripping wax sinks the bottom of the bowl into a round ball.
In Greece, Mexico, and elsewhere, the official cure is to invite the culprit responsible for the evil eye to spit the holy water into a vessel, which is consumed by the victim.
In Mexico, rolling a raw egg over the victim’s body is the antidote. Later, it is opened and if the metaphysician or healer guesses the shape of an eye in the buds, the person is considered cursed. Multiple eggs can be rolled repeatedly over the person’s body until an eyeless egg is found. Sometimes the egg is placed under the person’s bed at night and cracked open in the morning.
In China, the remedy for the evil eye is the Pa Kua mirror, a six-sided mirror that is hung on the front door or placed in the front window to reverse bad energy back to the sender. Some of these mirrors are convex to reflect the evil “poison darts” or “arrows” of multiple malefactors and some are concave to reflect the energy in a definite direction towards, say, a nosy neighbor, whose gaze may have lingered in your garden. of tulips for too long. In Feng Shui, mirrors are often used as a cure-all to reflect negative energy off of all sorts of things: people, poor architecture, traffic, neighbors, physical obstructions like trees or rocks, or anything else that can be considered energy conductive. Har Shui (negative vibrations).
In India, the evil eye mirror takes the form of small mirrors that are sewn, braided, or woven into clothing. This reflection of bad energy is also familiar to practitioners of Wicca and Lukumi or Santeria. In India, the human eye is also considered a mirror of the soul. Indian women wear kohl or heavy black makeup to emphasize their eyes not only to ward off the evil eye but also to prevent them from accidentally inflicting it on others. In India, strings strung with blue beads are attached to newborns. When the cord breaks and the beads are lost, the child is considered to have an aura strong enough to ward off the evil eye. Red cords worn around the wrist or neck are believed to have a powerful effect against ocular malevolence. A silver amulet called the Buddha’s Eye that references Gautama Buddha is also used against astral attack.
In Italy, gold, silver, or gems carved or cast in the shape of the Mano Fica or Mano Cornufa are used to ward off evil. The most coveted are made from red coral, but today there are many versions made from gemstones and plastic. Men wear them to protect against withering of the genitals which is believed to be caused by the evil eye. Also of Italian origin is the Corno or devil’s horn amulet which is believed to protect against the same dysfunction. The women’s version is made from a twig of red coral.
In Arabian cultures, superstitious types wear an eye in the form of a cast stone in the center of a hand-shaped bone or metal amulet. All living things. Placing a small prayer or spell inside a locket worn around the neck is a common European custom to ward off deadly gazes.
A lightworker like myself might advise you to protect yourself in the following contemporary ways:
Always keep the belief that no one has the power to hurt you with a look. This in itself is a very powerful thought form.
Before you leave, imagine that your third eye is actually covered by something that looks like a small pocket mirror. If you are a psychic or a healer, just close your third eye and don’t open it unless you want to look.
If you feel distressed or upset as a result of a “gaze,” press your thumb hard into the center of your forehead and imagine your third eye spinning rapidly. Pull out the energy with your thumb and snap your fingers.
Always remember that what you resist often persists. The phrase “Oh, so what!” it is one of the most powerful chemicals in the universe that you can use to dissolve negative energy.