Hi all, I hope you are all coping.
This month I would like to enlighten you on “The Mati” or evil eye. It is something that goes way back to the 6th century BC.
We all know about being given the evil eye, you know, that side wards scowling glance! In those days it was thought of as a curse. Luckily there was a few ways of removing the curse from the afflicted ones. You would go to a “healer” who could perform a variety of rituals on you and remove the curse.
One such ritual was a sort of prayer. The healer would say, “If (put name here), is afflicted by the evil eye, release him/her” This would be repeated 3 times. If the victim is afflicted, both the victim and the healer would start to yawn profusely, (Hey, I am just the messenger) the healer then makes the sign of the cross 3 times and starts to make spitting sounds in the air 3 times. This releases the victim from the curse.
Another test to find out if the person is afflicted by the evil eye is the “Oil” test. Under normal circumstances, oil will float on water. A drop of Olive oil is dropped into a glass of water, preferably holy water, if the oil floats, the person is not afflicted, however, if it sinks, OOPS!!
Yet another test, the “Clove” test, the healer sticks a pin through a Clove. Then a candle is lit. Picking up the Clove with a pair of scissors or tongs, he/she does the sign of the cross over the victims head and whilst this is happening the victim is asked to think of the person who they suspect afflicted them with the evil eye. The healer then holds the Clove over the flame of the candle. If the Clove burns silently, there is no evil eye present. If the Clove explodes and burns noisily, it means that the person the victim was thinking about is indeed the culprit. As the Clove explodes, it is said that the evil eye leaves the victim. The Clove is then dowsed into a glass of holy water, and along with the pin it is buried in the garden.
I am here to tell you that nowadays, there is a far easier way to ward off the evil eye. Way back when, I don’t know when, a symbol was invented in the form of a Talisman or Pendant. It looked a bit like this:
As we come into the here and now, in modern day, you can buy all sorts of jewellery and other accessories with the symbol of the “Mati”. Wear these items or hang one on your wall at home, and you are assured of an “evil eye” free life. If you ever visit Greece or Cyprus, you can buy these things in most gift shops etc. Now if you can’t come and visit, I highly recommend you go here:
There you will find all manner of jewellery and other goods with the “Mati” incorporated. Now I’m not saying that Ekaterina, (the owner of this online shop) is a “Healer” and I’m not saying she isn’t, but talk to her and she will guide you, as she certainly knows her “Mati” to the point of obsession. Pay her a visit, I did.
Well that’s all for this month so stay well, don’t let the Mati get you.
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