What is an Evil Eye?

After my travels just this past month, I wanted to give to my followers a little bit of information and insights about the "Evil Eye".

Really what is an Evil Eye????

Evil eyes in the street of Antalya

Evil Eyes in the streets of Antalya

I personally grew up with this so normal belief and surrounded with evil eyes on every stage of my life. It is believed in my culture that you should carry "Nazar Boncugu" (that is name for evil eye) on you all the time usually on a place that is not so visible. When I was baby, it was pinned to the back of my onesies. Then when I first had my first tooth, a charm was hanged on my neck. And this goes on and on... First day on school, graduations, important exams, first car, wedding, first house, baby, and many more. 

The point of the amulet or the evil eye jewelry is to repel evil spirits and keep you safe from harm. So, it is not to have good luck; it is all about protection. 

As myself, a lot of others hang these evil eye pieces almost on everything from their pets to their children. It’s also a common practice to wear them on your person and put them around the house.

If over time , for no reason it got cracked, it is believed that it is actually a good thing.  That means it actually worked and protect you from bad vibes around you. The bad energy got sucked to the amulet away from you . You usually need to get another one for continuous protection. An example of a cracked evil eye

An example of a cracked evil eye 

I do not know the number of the evil eyes in my house at the moment. It is probably tens or more. With various shapes and colors such as fishes, ladybug, tree of life or as in classic round cobalt blue evil eye amulets. 

Personally for me,  eyes are very powerful to begin with. Think about your personal relationships, eyes usually reveal ones sincerity and whatnot. I think that is the reason why evil eye is shaped as an eye for clear protection. 

Who created the evil eye?

The history of the evil eye dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, followed by Assyrians and Phoenicians, Celts, the Hellenistic Era, Roman, Jewish through to the Bible, Europe, and the modern-day world.

An interesting sample of the evil eye that is used in today's world....

In Gumusluk, Bodrum... Can you spot the evil eyes on top the natural gourds?

 

It is not a bad idea to wear an Evil Eye jewelry especially in your sensitive life stages. With that note, you can check out Floweredsky Design’s evil eye jewelry.

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