not understand the real meaning of what God was trying to teach them and they are following old cultural beliefs that do not exist in their religion. The evil eye has different looks and meanings to different religions and cultures for so many reasons. The location of the first evil eye tradition or concept is not known today but it traces back to Spain and the Middle East. The charm can be purchased in many different variations including those who use it as art on their body or pictures in their homes. The evil eye charm comes in many colors and it was informative to learn that the colors all had meaning. Pink is the color that most young girls wear while boys prefer the black or blue charm. The charm is unisex and is socially accepted all over the world. Famous people are seen wearing the charm and many have followed in their footsteps. There are different communities around the world that believe the evil eye occurs for different reasons. However, most believe there is evil that can come from the look, glare or curse of another. The concept of the evil eye is like playing the telephone game where you tell someone a secret and it goes around the room. In the end the secret is almost the same but different. The evil eye theory has been taught by generations of people from different cultures who all have their own twist on the concept however the main thought is generally the same as the telephone game. Almost all religions mention the curse of the evil eye which shows that the theory has been around for so many years. They have dated the evil eye theory to around 10,000 years ago and it doesn’t appear that it’s going away. Business is doing well for the industry that sells the evil eye and most stores that have jewelry carry them. The evil eye theory can make the believer conform to not talking well about their goals or projects and those who believe usually are found wearing the charm and placing the charm on their children. There is no harm to believe or not believe since it is a personal choice. Personally, my charm helps me to
feel safe daily and it might not be doing anything but giving me emotions of safety. However, this is a personal choice, and everyone is allowed to have them.
Source Cited Abate, Tom. “THE EVIL EYE: ANTHROPOLOGIST FOCUSING ON HISTORY OF A CURSE.” Chicagotribune.com , 2 Sept. 2018, - 1992-08-13-9203130087-story.html. Hargitai, Quinn. “Culture - The Strange Power of the 'Evil Eye'.” BBC , BBC, 19 Feb. 2018, . Kassem, Suzy, and Ryan Grim. Rise up and Salute the Sun: the Writings of Suzy Kassem . Awakened Press, 2011. Di Grigoli, Veronica. “How to Protect Yourself against the Evil Eye”. 28, July 2015
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