During Week 5, where we learned about quantumentanglement we briefly discussed the power of the evil eye. It was explained that the great philosopher, Aristotle said that we have water all around our eyes and we have a certain flow of energy going to regions where we can affect the objects, animals, and people around us. Additionally, it was said evil eye was discussed in Shakespeare’s Midnight Summer’s Dream where the girl had poison in her eyes, which gave her the power to make someone fall in love with her solely by looking at them.
I am a big believer in the evil eye and I found it very interesting that the concept of the evil eye dates back to centuries ago. I decided to so some of my own research on the evil eye. I found out that in many cultures the evil eye is known as a malevolent look that is able to cause misfortune or injury for the person or persons at whom it is concentrated on for reasons of dislike or envy. The concept of the evil eye is widely known among many cultures, but it is primarily dominant in Middle Eastern cultures. Across countries like Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan there are several charms and decorations of the evil eye to keep harm away.
This is a quick video about the story of the evil eye and how it is displayed in the country of Turkey. Turkey is the number one country that values the concept of the evil eye. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvnnGKRayzE
According to the Spiritual Research Foundation http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/what-is-evil-eye there are several symptoms of being afflicted by the evil eye, which include: physical problems, mental problems, educational problems, financial problems, and marital and family problems. Amulets, in the color blue, are often worn for protection from the evil eye. The color blue is recognized as symbolizing godliness or a heavenly power. Additionally, when people try to get protections from the evil eye in the form of charms, potions and spells. The evil eye can be removed by several rituals with different substances such as garlic, sea salt, mustard sees, alum, coconut and dried red chilies.