Okay, let’s face it. Every now and then anyone is bound to get a dirty look. Once this happens, most people rarely give it a second thought. For many people, it’s also best to simply shrug it off. However, there also happens to be a lot of places in the world where this dirty look is taken seriously, and it takes the name of The Evil Eye. In such places, people who get such a look do whatever they can to address it as soon as possible, because if they don’t, the idea is that something terrible is going to befall them.
Just how terrible, you might ask? Here’s a short lowdown on what can and may happen when you get this Evil Eye. For starters, it’s associated with a number of maladies including insomnia, fatigue, depression and diarrhea. In many places around the world, the issue of health and bodily wellness is not so much caused by one’s food intake or lack of exercise; bad health is usually associated with a curse, sometimes the Evil Eye. The Evil Eye can even be cast upon buildings and other inanimate objects. Did your car break down for no reason and it is now irreparable? Take a second look; it just might have been given the Evil Eye.
The History of the Evil Eye
You probably have heard the saying, ‘the eyes are the windows to the soul’. Contrary to popular belief, that does not simply point to how well you do your eye makeup (because you think that’s how beautiful your soul is, insert your sheepish laugh here). Nor is it some romantic line that you tell your loved one as you look into his or her eyes. If you do research on any tech blog about the power of sight, you will see that the eyes hold so much power in them.
You ever notice how you can tell a lot about a person by looking at his or her eyes? Shifting eyes are said to subtly betray liars, while a steady gaze may be endearing or menacing depending on the circumstances. Eye contact can create an intensely personal connection, whether between lovers or superiors and subordinates. Glaring or intense staring can convey power and authority over another. That’s how powerful these eyes are. Thus, if you’re still doubting the power of the Evil Eye, then you simply have to think about the last time your mother glared at you while you were still a child – pretty scary stuff, right? You just had to go ahead and do what she wanted you to do.
This leads to the question you’re probably burning to ask: who has the evil eye? Well, no one really knows exactly. For a lot of people, it’s not even a question of having a bad intention. Sometimes, people can cast an evil eye curse even without meaning to. This is part of what makes it so complicated. (For utmost protection, it’s still your best option to shop online for some materials that ward off the curse, such as Evil Eye Beads.)