The one called as the evil eye It is a popular belief according to which any person has and presents the ability to produce evil to another person, simply by looking at it. About the affected person it is said that "they gave him an evil eye".
It is, therefore, a universally extended belief, through a very great diversity of peoples and cultures. For example, in some Eastern cultures it is believed that people with light eyes have a greater power to do evil eye.
That is to say, they suppose that they have much more envy, accumulating so much evil within themselves that just by fixing their gaze on the person they envy, they can "enchant" her with the evil eye.
According to popular belief, this evil eye can be voluntary or involuntary; whatever it is, tradition says that it is the product or effect of envy, or even of the admiration felt by the issuing person.
What is the evil eye?
It basically consists of a superstitious popular belief , that we find in an extended way in many towns and civilizations. It is, in fact, a deeply rooted and common belief in a wide diversity of Hispano-American and Mediterranean cultures.
According to it, a person is capable of producing damage, illness and misfortune to another just by looking at it . Therefore, when we are facing that damaged or affected part, it is said that "The individual is looking, with the eye on, or that they gave him an evil eye" .
That is, the ojeo It is caused intentionally. Or that, if not, it comes from hatred or envy that person may feel towards the "victim". However, it is believed that there are cases in which the evil eye occurs precisely "unintentionally" (without a clear intention).
How to remove the evil eye?
Popular tradition states that one way to remove the evil eye is through a I pray , which must always be done after having crossed with the sign of the cross.
Obviously, this prayer is about a totally popular belief, which may not be true. However, it has been passed on from generation to generation until today, probably because the intention with which people repeated it helped them to fulfill and protect themselves.
In addition to removing the evil eye, there are different forms of protection against the evil eye:
Place a red ribbon on the affected person.
Hang in the room where the person works or rest different amulets. The best known is the Turkish eye .
I pray against the evil eye
First of all we must cross ourselves with the sign of the holy cross. And then say the following words:
Jesus sweet name of Jesus, where Jesus was named all the evil was removed, where Jesus has been named all the evil has been removed.
Saint Anne gave birth to Mary, our Lady Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist, just as these words are holy and true, allow me Lord to remove bad disgrace and horror that in the body of (and name the person) is .
Creed : I believe in God almighty father, creator of heaven and earth, I believe in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord, who was conceived by the work and grace of the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under the power of Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended to the underworld, on the third day he rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God Almighty Father, from there he has come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the holy spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the dead and eternal life. Amen (repeat 3 times).
He says goodbye saying: glory to the father and the son and to the holy spirit, as it was in the beginning now and forever for ever and ever. Amen (repeat for 3 times).
Finally you have to cross yourself to finish.