Evil Eye Meaning: History and Symbolism + Plus How to Use It
The concept of the evil eye is thousands of years old and is based on the idea that someone has put a spell or curse on you.
Many countries and cultures believe in the evil eye. Psychic expert and owner of Psychic Medium Witch Lee Ann Romano Rogers, Massachusetts, tells mindbodygreen, “Belief in the evil eye is a cross-cultural phenomenon, common throughout Europe, the ancient Egyptians, North and East Africa, the Middle East, the Philippines, and Latin America, among others cultures”.
Archaeologists have also found an evil eye amulet dating back to 3300 BC in ancient Mesopotamia, which is modern day Syria.
“The evil eye is the belief that the eyes can cause harm by looking with ill intent,” Rogers explains, adding, “The most common form of the evil eye comes from jealousy, but it can also be caused by greed, anger, blame, resentment, hostility, contempt , malice, ill will, or even just an awareness of inequality that leaves harm or destruction in its wake.”
Today, as thousands of years ago, people wear amulets to protect and protect themselves. Amulets against the evil eye are often blue, eye-shaped, and known as attention, which is translated from Arabic as “sight and attention”. As licensed clinical psychologist Avigail Lev, Psy.D., explains, “By wearing or displaying an evil eye, people are seeking spiritual and psychological protection,” says
Today, celebrities such as Meghan Markle, Jennifer Aniston, Gigi Hadid and others have drawn attention to this important symbol by wearing jewelry inspired by the evil eye. “The symbol represents the power to see beyond what is visible to the naked eye and ward off negative energy,” adds Solaris, priestess of Chia, astrologer, tarot reader and book author YOU, your own universe.