“Finally, there is a book written by an actual practitioner, in plain language, with warmth and compassion, that takes the Evil Eye and the misery it causes seriously. If you have been wondering about the Eye; if you fear it or think you have been struck by it; if you feel drawn to Evil Eye jewelry, this book is for you. May it provide you with safety, relief, and happiness.”
—from the foreword by Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells and Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcasting
A practical, modern-day exploration of one of the oldest, most universal, and storied forms of folk magic.
Antonio Pagliarulo explores the phenomenon of the Evil Eye: what it is, its origins and causes— and, most crucially, how to avoid, repel, and remove it. Rich with cultural anecdotes and traditions, mystical lore, and modern concepts, The Evil Eye offers practical advice for shielding yourself from the destructive and lingering power of this mysterious and persistent force.
- Defines the Evil Eye and traces its roots into antiquity and across an extraordinary breadth of cultures and traditions
- Shows readers how to diagnose the Evil Eye, how to cure it, and how to cast it on others
- Explores the use of amulets and talismans bearing the “Evil Eye,” including its remarkable prevalence in popular jewelry designs
- Includes the history and use of various talismans such as the Hamsa; the Italian cornicello and mano figa; the azabache stone; the Kabbalah red string; mirror pendants; and many others