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An Account of the Ancient and Widespread Superstitions
ISBN : 9788130718477
Author : Elworthy, F.T.
Pages : 510 pp
Year of Publishing : 2020
Binding : Hardbound
Publisher : Cosmo Publications
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In Italian, it’s referred to as “malocchio.” In Spanish, it’s “el ojo.” And in Farsi, it’s “bla band.” In many cultures, primitive or sophisticated, the “evil eye” is considered to be a gaze that can harm or bewitch. This classic text on the subject first published more than a century ago, recounts the many afflictions said to result from that stare, from the days of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, up to the late nineteenth century.
A classic in its field, Frederick Elworthy’s thorough study of an age-old notion focuses on superstition and folklore surrounding the use of gestures, amulets, incantations, and other protective behavior used to ward off the power of the “evil eye.” Enhanced with nearly 200 illustrations of evil-preventing charms from the author’s personal collection, this in-depth study will appeal to students and scholars of folklore and to anyone enticed by tales of the supernatural. – Reader Review at “goodreads”
“I have never encountered a book about the evil eye before this one. I bought this treasure several years ago… it had great information on the evil eye and several remedies to help combat the evil eye. It is a survey that covers remedies from all the major religious traditions and even some remedies going back to Euro-Pagan times, but where else will you find such information of the evil eye.” — Steve Cran