The Evil Eye: A Casebook

@inproceedings{Aalsteinsson1993TheEE,
  title={The Evil Eye: A Casebook},
  author={J{\'o}n Hnefill Aỗalsteinsson and Alan Dundes},
  year={1993}
}
The evil eye - the power to inflict illness, damage to property, or even death simply by gazing at or praising someone - is among the most pervasive and powerful folk beliefs in the Indo-European and Semitic world. It is also one of the most ancient, judging from its appearance in the Bible and in Sumerian texts five thousand years old. Remnants of the superstition persist today when we drink toasts, tip waiters, and bless sneezers. To avert the evil eye, Muslim women wear veils, baseball… CONTINUE READING

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