THE EVIL EYE by

THE EVIL EYE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An ophthalmologist has assembled- from many cultures and through many centuries- the many beliefs in the powers of the evil eye, the dangers and ills ascribed to it, as well as other folklore and known facts connected with vision. From the earliest beliefs to those that still endure, this is a compendium of charges made against the evil eye; against fascinators (women, rather than men) and those susceptible; of protective prayers, talismans, rites; of pagan and Christian gods and saints governing vision- and miraculous cures; and of the disturbances of psychic origin- more frequent in the eye than elsewhere-affecting this sense as well as the changes brought about by sexual stimuli.....Symbolism, superstition, shibboleth as well as scientific knowns contribute the many curiosa here for those who share this very special interest- or for reference.

Pub Date: April 22nd, 1958
Publisher: Macmillan