Apotropaic magic

Apotropaic magic

Apotropaic magic (from Greek αποτρέπειν “to ward off” from από- “away” and τρέπειν “to turn”) is a type

of magic intended to turn away harm or evil influences, as in deflecting misfortune or averting the evil eye. Apotropaic

observances may also be practiced out of vague superstition or out of tradition, as in good luck charms (perhaps some

token on a charm bracelet), amulets, or gestures such as crossed fingers or knocking on wood. The Greeks made

Many cultures around the world believe that through our thoughts or through an envious glare, one person is able to

cause harm to another in the form of illness, injury, or even death. While there are many different terms for this phenomenon, we will be using the term “evil eye” in this article.

In our series of articles on the evil eye, we explain what is the meaning of evil eye, how we can become afflicted by the

2. What is the meaning of evil eye? Evil eye meaning – An introduction

The evil eye is a term used to describe the process of being afflicted by Raja-Tama vibrations from another person,

which means that the other person can afflict us with the evil eye intentionally or unintentionally.

In today’s competitive and materialistic world, most people have personality defects and vices such as jealousy, hatred,

hunger for publicity etc. Raja-Tama vibrations generated from these vices have a spiritually distressing effect on us.

This is what is termed as getting afflicted by the evil eye. Distress experienced due to being is also a type of affliction by the evil eye.

3. Who or what can be afflicted by the evil eye?

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