The name "Evil Eye" leads many to believe the amulet or talisman itself is evil. That isn't true... As you will see by reading below, the evil eye protects!
The evil eye, known by many names* is a "Luck Charm" believed to "reflect evil" and thereby "protect the wearer" against misfortune and from bad things happening in one’s life. The evil eye is a shield against various forms of bad luck that is willed onto you by others. It helps to keep your life in balance, protects you from “bad karma” and ill-will that could otherwise have a negative effect on your well-being or your life in general.
When someone "gives you the evil eye", they are putting a jinx on you. A "JINX" is: A type of curse placed on a person that makes them fall prey to minor misfortunes or other forms of bad luck.
It is quite common and customary in the Turkish culture to give a gift of a Nazar Boncugu or "Evil Eye" as it is more widely known. Turks believe that a person with concealed envy, whether it is intentional or involuntary, can cause harm or distress to others. The Evil Eye is used to guard against malevolence or a wish for bad luck that can be transferred through the eyes ("The Look"; giving someone the evil eye) of someone harboring these inner thoughts or feelings. The Evil Eye is believed to have the power to reflect (absorb or ward off) this type of negative thinking or energy and thereby protects the person or object from the possibility of misfortune.
Historically, the evil eye is found throughout many cultures including ancient Anatolian (Turkish), Egyptian, Italian, Greek & Roman cultures. References to the evil eye are also found incorporated into Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Latin American and Hindu traditions and customs.
The Evil Eye is worn in the form of jewelry (evil eye necklace or evil eye bracelet) to protect the wearer. Evil eyes are also used to protect objects and places by putting an Evil Eye (evil eye wall hanging, evil eye amulet, evil eye ornament) in the home, office or in the workplace. In Turkey, an evil eye amulet can be seen guarding doorways and hung on the rear-view mirror in cars. Evil eye charms and evil eye beads are pinned to the clothing of newborn babies and even attached to the collar on pet animals.
EVIL EYE COLORS:
The most traditional evil eye amulet is a deep cobalt blue but evil eye charms and beads in various colors* offer additional protection of a more specific nature, i.e., turquoise for health, green for happiness, etc.
It is believed that if your Evil Eye amulet cracks or breaks, it has done its job of protecting you from some misfortune or bad luck and should be replaced!
Carry an evil eye with you at all times - You’ll never know when someone might be giving you the evil eye.
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The eye is the light of the body.
If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.
But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness
Meaning of Evil Eye, What is the Evil EyeWhat is the meaning of the evil eye?What is the evil eye used for?Where should I hang an evil eye?What is the evil eye curse?What if my evil eye breaks, what does it mean?The evil eye is a Luck Charm believed to reflect evil and protect the wearer against misfortune and from bad things happening. The evil eye is a shield against bad luck that is willed onto you by others. It helps to keep your life in balance, protects you from bad karma and ill-will that could otherwise have a negative effect on your well-being or your life in generalCafe Anatolia LLCCopyright 2013 Cafe Anatolia LLC. All Rights Reserved.