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LAWTON: The gesture came to him, Nimoy says, from his childhood memories of the priestly blessing said at Orthodox Jewish services he attended with his family.
After leaving Rainbow, [Ronnie James] Dio joined Black Sabbath in 1979, replacing Ozzy Osbourne. Dio gave a new jumpstart to Black Sabbath's commercially sagging career with the hugely popular Heaven and Hell album. It was during his time with Black Sabbath that he popularized the "devil's horns" gesture. Dio says that his grandmother used to make the hand gesture to ward off the evil eye, which is very common among superstitious Southern Italians. The "horns," or "Corna," themselves are used to both scare away and give someone the "Malocchio" (the Evil Eye).
[...] Nimoy is making the signal not as a reference to "Star Trek" but as an example of Jewish sign language. In fact, Nimoy's naked women are a representation of a single Jewish archetype -- the Shekhina, the feminine presence of God. According to the doctrine of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, evil came into the world after God was separated from the Shekhina.
How does mainstream Judaism treat the Kabbalah?
It ranges from intense interest to indifference. You don't have to have Kabbalah in your life to be Jewish. You don't have to be Jewish to be interested in Kabbalah. I'd been curious about it for many years.
Can you explain the Shekhina?
Kabbalahists [sic] developed the idea that Shekhina is the Sabbath bride of God. And she and God meet and mate every Friday night. Other people have different visions of the Shekhina. There's the theory that Shekhina and Moses lived together as husband and wife. When Moses died, the Shekhina carried him on her wings to his burial place. I just find it fascinating. I've always been interested in magic. I've always been interested in the paranormal. Mysteries intrigue me and there is a great deal of mystery involved here. A great deal of spirituality too.
Originally posted by 2Faced
It just so happens I just finished a vid about this topic (hand signs). In this case it's about the "M" sign. As you can see, it has been used for hundreds of years.
M for Mason
I am sorry but I couldn't find a way to embed the video. Maybe someone can tell me.
Originally posted by Rhain
reply to post by justamomma
Michael J. Fox has a debilitating disease that causes him to shake uncontrollably
In his early years dealing with the disease he probably put his hand against his chest to stop it from shaking.
I don't think you will find any conspiracy here.
[Edit to move source]
[edit on 16/6/08 by Rhain]
Originally posted by justamomma
...anyway, i was just curious if that WAS considered a hand signal of some sort whether that was his intention or not. ...