The Evil Eye Explained

In some cultures, a jealous glare can cast a curse called the evil eye. We’ve all seen the beautiful evil eye amulet but do you know its history? Read on for the evil eye explained.

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Where did the Evil Eye come from?

This hex dates way back to 1180 BC during the late Bronze Age and likely earlier. Greek classics mention it in more than 100 works.

The earliest written references are on clay tablets, dating from the third millennium BC. Exceptional quality agate beads, used to protect the wearer against the influence of the evil eye, were also discovered in royal Sumerian graves in Ur.

There is a strong belief in the evil eye in many places:

  • Europe
  • Central America
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • West Asia
  • South Asia
  • Central Asia
  • East and West Africa

Also found in the Islamic doctrine and practiced by Muslims.

My sister traveled to Greece and saw it worn as jewelry by men and women, applied to children’s clothes, and displayed at local places. She brought me a makeup bag with the symbol and Lucky soap.

Additionally, it’s painted on Turkish Airlines planes.

soap with the evil eye. Print - The Lucky Soap.

The Curse

Ultimately, this is the easiest form of a curse to cast. In fact, most people are unaware of the harmful energy they’re projecting.

Any envious person can unconsciously send that negative energy to another through a malicious stare. Truly, the thoughts we have literally form an intention.

When we’re mad and have high adrenaline, we are pushing that energy through our veins and projecting it on someone else. This happens when you’re in an argument and you intentionally wish someone ill will.

Be aware of the unseen evil eye that is caused by intense jealousy. You never know who is hiding their feelings and really wishing bad fortune on you.

Surprisingly, it’s quite easy to cast an evil eye. People with blue eyes are said to bestow the evil eye even when not on purpose.

Protective Magic

besoms with the evil eye charms on them

A common way to avert the curse is to wear a nazar. This symbol is used to protect you and everyone in your household from negative energy being sent your way.

Means of Protection:

Objects and charms are enchanted for protection. Protective amulets and talismans are used in folk religion.

This symbol is often incorporated inside other talismans, like a hamsa. Also, we often see it inside the Hand of Fatima.

Basically, this symbol protects you from harm thrown your way.

Truthfully, crafting a talisman yourself is more powerful because you infuse your own energy into it.

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I made evil eye protection besoms as talismans for my sisters to hang near their front doors.

Altogether, this works well because besoms are used to cleanse and prepare a ritual space by cleaning out the negative energies.

Tell me about the talismans you made in the comments below!

Share your personal stories, fellow seekers.