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
USHEBTIUEGYPTIAN RESPONDENTS
57
GEM AMULETGOAT AND CRICKET
121
AMULET FOR EVERY DAY IN THE WEEK
131
ETRUSCAN WINGED DEITY
137
GRYLLI ENGRAVED GEMS
144
MANO FICA III
256
THE DEXTERA DEI 113
265
CHAPTER VIII
277
ANCIENT CROSSES 121123
278
SAXON COIN 129
285
THE TRISKELION 133134135 2902
291
CHAPTER IX
293
LA MAIN DE JUSTICE 137146 2948
297

THE MANO FICA
152
THE GORGONS HEAD UPON A
158
MEDUSAS SHOWING THE TRANSITION
164
HERA IMAGES
183
ISIS NURSING HORUS
189
75
197
NUMEROUS AMULETS CIMARUTAS ETC 81
203
HORSE AMULETS 8384 2089
209
ROMAN LAMPS 8586 2123
215
ISIS AND HORUS 9091 2289
226
DIAVOLO FIORENTINO 92
232
TOUCH HANDS GESTURES
233
ETRUSCAN HAND AMULETS 96102 2412
242
HAND GESTURES FROM RAVENNA 107
248
DIANA TRIFORMIS 149 163 304 349
304
SERPENT AMULET FROM ASHANTEE 155
316
MAGIC NAIL 159
328
CHAPTER X
343
THE FASCINUM 164
351
SIRENS AND SEAHORSES 166169 3568
359
HORUS IN THE SACRED BARIS 180
369
TERRACOTTA MOULDS 181183 3713
385
CHAPTER XI
389
ETHIOPIC CHARM AND CASE 186
391
GREEK CHARM 187
397
CHAPTER XII
410
THE CELESTIAL MOTHER 226
464
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