posted on May, 19 2008 @ 05:50 AM
Where i come from (eastern europe), the evil eye stands from a type of spell someone can put on you by staring intensly (even if they dont mean to).
I m not sure, but this belief might be a turkish or gypsy influence. You can avoid the curse by wearing something red, like a ribbon. Especially
babies and baby animals are victims of the evil eye, and depending on how powerful the curse is and how weak the victim, it can even kill. The
symptoms are powerful headaches, weakness, frequent yawning, and nausea. There are also counter-spells, recited by (who else?) old women. Of course
these are old-wives-tales, and nobody believes in them anymore. However, my own theory is that it might have something to do with energy vampires,
people who (even unwillingly) suck energy out of other people. It did happen to me quite a few times to notice somebody staring at me, for instance in
the subway, and one hour later i was, out of the blue, i was suffering with horrible headaches. I know its silly and although i dont consider myself
superstitious, if think there might be something to this after all. And im even sure there is a scientifical explanation. Meanwhile, i carry around on
my key-chain a turkish amulet, the blue and white eye. Just in case!