Friday, October 7, 2011

Evil Eye Talisman

Explanation of the Evil Eye and the Talisman that wards it off.
From Wikipedia:  
 "In many beliefs, a person—otherwise not malefic in any way—can harm adults, children, livestock or possessions, simply by looking at them with envy. The word "evil" is somewhat misleading in this context, because it suggests an intentional "curse" on the victim. A better understanding of the term "evil eye" can be gained from the old English word for casting the evil eye, namely "overlooking", implying that the gaze has remained focused on the coveted object, person, or animal for too long.......
Attempts to ward off the curse of the evil eye has resulted in a number of talismans in many cultures. As a class, they are called "apotropaic" (Greek for "prophylactic" or "protective," literally: "turns away") talismans, meaning that they turn away or turn back harm.
Disks or balls, consisting of concentric blue and white circles (usually, from inside to outside, dark blue, light blue, white, dark blue) representing an evil eye are common apotropaic talismans in the Middle East, found on the prows of Mediterranean boats and elsewhere; in some forms of the folklore, the staring eyes are supposed to bend the malicious gaze back to the sorcerer."

My Evil Eye Talisman's are made for the feeling of protection.  They are filled with good Mojo- no evil intents.  Each piece made with love and light heartedness!

These protective pendants are my artistic interpretation,  not just blue concentric circles - but all sorts of colors and designs yet still obviously an Evil Eye Talisman. 

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