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Author Topic: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?  (Read 978 times)

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What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:19:22 pm »
I have been trying to figure out what the Evil Eye really is. I have only been able to find that it is done by looking directly into someones eyes and sending psychic energy with hate. There's that saying... The Eyes are the windows to the soul.

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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 10:03:42 pm »
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I have been trying to figure out what the Evil Eye really is. I have only been able to find that it is done by looking directly into someones eyes and sending psychic energy with hate. There's that saying... The Eyes are the windows to the soul.

 
The seminal research work on comparative cultural conceptions of the "Evil Eye," which has a broad range of useful information, was done by Alan Dundes, a longtime professor of folklore at UC Berkeley.  You should be able to find it by online search or in the library.
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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 12:54:41 pm »
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I have been trying to figure out what the Evil Eye really is. I have only been able to find that it is done by looking directly into someones eyes and sending psychic energy with hate. There's that saying... The Eyes are the windows to the soul.

 
Pff.  the evil eye is the one that refuses to cooperate with its owner.

WORK, eyes, WORK!  *chases them across the room*

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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 12:55:47 pm »
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Pff.  the evil eye is the one that refuses to cooperate with its owner.

WORK, eyes, WORK!  *chases them across the room*

 
I think that means I've got the Evil Eyes, since I'm forever dropping my contact lenses...

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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 01:17:49 pm »
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Pff.  the evil eye is the one that refuses to cooperate with its owner.

WORK, eyes, WORK!  *chases them across the room*

 
My eyes are definitely evil due to the multiple surgeries I've had to have so they don't drift.  That and having to be amplified with special lenses.


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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 01:21:02 pm »
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I think that means I've got the Evil Eyes, since I'm forever dropping my contact lenses...

 
Ain't that fun?
In the bathroom especially... drop a lense... sh.....eesh... looking for a lense (without lenses). A lense looks like a little drop of water, find it among the other little drops of water, which are no lenses...
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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 01:23:33 pm »
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Ain't that fun?
In the bathroom especially... drop a lense... sh.....eesh... looking for a lense (without lenses). A lense looks like a little drop of water, find it among the other little drops of water, which are no lenses...

 
Or you think you've put them in their little solution containers, only to find in the morning a sad, shrivelled lens on the counter because you were too blind and sleepy to notice...

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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 01:28:22 pm »
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My eyes are definitely evil due to the multiple surgeries I've had to have so they don't drift.  That and having to be amplified with special lenses.

 
I hear ya.  I'd need brain surgery to get mine to straighten out.

..... NO THANKS!  I prefer 'em evil!

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Re: What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 01:32:26 pm »
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Or you think you've put them in their little solution containers, only to find in the morning a sad, shrivelled lens on the counter because you were too blind and sleepy to notice...


Oh yes, a classic.
\'You had to repay, good or bad. There was more than one type of obligation.
That’s what people never really understood.….Things had to balance.
You couldn’t set out to be a good witch or a bad witch. It never worked out for long.
All you could try to be was a witch, as hard as you could.\'
Terry Pratchett \'Lords and Ladies\'

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What is the Evil Eye? How is it Evoked?
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 01:36:47 pm »
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I have been trying to figure out what the Evil Eye really is. I have only been able to find that it is done by looking directly into someones eyes and sending psychic energy with hate. There's that saying... The Eyes are the windows to the soul.

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