I have always been a fairly superstitious person. I believe that all things are possible and things unknown or unfamiliar should not be dismissed.
The symbol of the evil eye has always fascinated me and if something has a possibility of protecting a home person or office, why wouldn’t someone do something as simple as having an evil eye symbol somewhere in their life?
In doing some research I have found references to the evil eye in nearly every ancient culture and religion as a powerful talisman to defy evil forces.
Someone is said to give you the “evil eye” if they are directing negative energy at you in any form and is also believed that even concealed envy can cause harm to the person it is directed at. Or alternatively someone may have strong feelings which will be akin to putting a jinx on a person. The evil eye is used to protect anything new or likely to attract praise.
It is found from Bedouin to Jewish, Christian, Egyptian and Muslim cultures as well as Buddhist, Hindu and mentioned in line with Kabbalah beliefs. The Bedouins even used to tie blue evil eye beads to their horses' manes.
Some believe that the evil eye is a guard against negative energy in the form of envy or jealousy. The Turks believe that when evil is directed at a person who is wearing the evil eye, the amulet will absorb the negative energy and sometimes it is so strong that the amulet will even break.
In Turkey the evil eye can be seen above doorways, as walking under the amulet stimulates the protective qualities. Typically they will be hung from rear view mirrors in cars, worn as jewellery and most often pinned to clothing of new born babies.
The traditional glass bead known as the evil eye is a deep cobalt blue with white and then a lighter blue and dark blue or black in the centre which looks very similar to an actual eye.
It is said that wearing an evil eye or having one on your person or in your home or office will keep your life in balance and protect against negativity and bad or harmful energies.
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