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Old August 14, 2009, 03:24 PM
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Arrow QUITAR el mal de ojo

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Old August 14, 2009, 04:21 PM
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to break the curse of the evil eye, to ward off the evil eye.
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Do you guys believe in that? The "evil eye", I mean.

I have interpreted for many a patient that believe their ailments are due to "mal de ojo". Some actually get better after they are given "a cleansing" or "limpia" by a curandera.

hmmmmm
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Old August 15, 2009, 03:56 AM
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No, I don't believe it; but when my Dad died a neighbour blamed another lady in the building and said she had given him the evil eye...
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Old August 16, 2009, 02:21 AM
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The evil eye won't hurt you if you don't believe in it (that's the power of mind, of our own mind)
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I wonder if this belief is stronger among Arabic nations?

The Turkish tend to carry with them a blue 'eye' to ward off evil or the jealous/envious eye of others. You see them everywhere, in stores, the dolmus (i.e. small vans which function like a public transport system but are run privately), schools.. They look like these. As you can see they have now also become popular tourist trinkets/kitsch..

I don't think I have come across it quite as often in Morocco though I have heard people speak of it, and people do use amulets and such to ward off bad things.
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I've heard of "giving someone the evil eye" here in the states but it doesn't have any strong power. It only means a person looks at you with malicious intent. As long as they don't carry out any actions against you then you're okay.
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I've heard of "giving someone the evil eye" here in the states but it doesn't have any strong power. It only means a person looks at you with malicious intent. As long as they don't carry out any actions against you then you're okay.
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Do you guys believe in that? The "evil eye", I mean.

I have interpreted for many a patient that believe their ailments are due to "mal de ojo". Some actually get better after they are given "a cleansing" or "limpia" by a curandera.

hmmmmm
Sounds like eyewash to me I believe that placibos work best in massive doses, but homeopathy works in vanishingly small ones. The latter option sounds a lot cheaper.
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Some people in Spain wear a "cruz de Caravaca" to avoid evil eye.

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruz_de_Caravaca
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