The Evil Eye: The Classic Account of an Ancient Superstition

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Courier Corporation, 2003 M07 30 - 471 páginas
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This classic text describes the many afflictions said to result from being given the "evil eye" — as recorded in the days of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans up to the late 19th century. A thorough study of the notion about harmful or bewitching stares, it focuses on superstition and folklore surrounding the use of gestures, amulets, incantations, and other protective acts to ward off the power of the evil eye. Enhanced with hundreds of illustrations of evil-preventing charms — from the author's personal collection — this in-depth study will appeal to students and scholars of folklore and anyone intrigued by tales of the supernatural. 199 illustrations.

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I read this book THE EVIL EYE years ago when I found it in the local university library. It tells more about ancient superstitions than many other books I have read such as THE GOLDEN BOUGH. I consider both to be companion books although It has been said that THE EVIL EYE was written to counter some of Frazier's ideas.
It is especially chilling about children walled up inside of buildings to please the "gods" and make the building strong, and pig hearts pierced with nails as curses on others.
Anyone who has seen the movie THE WICKER MAN (1973) will understand where many of these weird ideas came from.
I Thank GOD we live in a post-Pagan civilization.
 

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CHAPTER
1
EFFECTS OF THE EVIL
5
CHAPTER II
44
245
50
USHEBTIUEGYPTIAN RESPONDENTS
57
CHAPTER IV
115
GEM AMULET GOAT AND CRICKET
126
ENGRAVED PHALLIC AMULET
137
DIAVOLO FIORENTINO
237
KHUENATEN ADORING THE
243
HAND GESTURES FROM RAVENNA
253
ABRAHAMS SACRIFICE
266
CHAPTER VIII
277
MOSES FROM RAVENNA MOSAIC
281
SAXON COIN
287
CHAPTER IX
293

THE EVIL Eye WOBURN MARBLE
144
ANIMAL AMULETS
159
267
164
THE CORTONA LAMP
183
ISIS NURSING HORUS
192
PERUVIAN HORNED MASK
198
NUMEROUS AMULETS CIMARUTAS
209
ROMAN LAMPS
226
EGYPTIAN CRESCENT AMULET
228
TOUCH HANDS GESTURES
233
HAND AMULET FOR THE TABLE
297
DIANA TRIFORMIS
308
SERPENT AMULET FROM ASHANTEE
316
CHAPTER X
343
THE FASCINUM
359
HORUS IN THE SACRED BARIS
385
CHAPTER XI
389
CHAPTER XII
410
THE CELESTIAL MOTHER 226
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