An Egyptian living in Europe but her heart stayed back home. Having some random thoughts about the before and after pictures. Ghawayesh means bracelets. In my context it symbolizes the cuffs of my culture. I don't know if I like them or hate them. Thanks for passing by.

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24 June 2011

An Eye For an Eye Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I believe that the best way to steer clear of trouble is to avoid looking into certain people's eyes. For the eye is the gate of the soul. Don't look them in the eye, and no one would get hurt.

In Egyptian culture we give a lot of importance to the effect of "The Eye" on our well being. Egyptians tend to believe in an invisible force coming out of our eyes that affects others negatively at a moment of anger or envy; in a phenomenon called "The Evil Eye" hitting people and causing them to get ill or change their happiness into misery. Meh.

The Eye of Horus is however an exception. It symbolizes good health and protection; and is actually used nowadays by doctors in prescriptions. It's this R/ that you see ahead of names of medicines.











Another eye is one that women wear with a blue stone. They call it the blue eye; which is meant to reflect evil energy back to the envious onlooker. They even believe that people with blue eyes have natural protection! (lol)

A more, to me, interesting eye is our Third Eye! The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna (brow) chakra in certain spiritual traditions. It is also spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye may alternately symbolize a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal spiritual or psychological significance. The third eye is often associated with visions, clairvoyance (which includes the ability to observe chakras and auras), precognition, and out-of-body experiences. People who have allegedly developed the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as *seers*. But I think we're all seers, since we all had at least once the feeling that there was someone staring at us from the backside, then turn around only to find that it was the case! They say we could see that with our third eye!


Some claim that the third eye is localized in the pituitary body and the pineal gland.










It was said that in the far past, when man was in touch with the inner worlds, these organs were his means of ingress thereto, and they will again serve that purpose at a later stage. According to this view, they were connected with the involuntary or sympathetic nervous system, and to regain contact with those inner worlds; it is necessary to establish the connection of the pineal gland and the pituitary body with the cerebrospinal nervous system. It was said that when that is accomplished, man will again possess the faculty of perception in the higher worlds (i.e. clairvoyance), but on a grander scale than it was in the distant past, because it will be in connection with the voluntary nervous system and therefore under the control of his will.


Last but foremost; some eyes are like precious diamonds. You just can't stop staring at them.. But after some time; you catch yourself making a total jackass of yourself, and that's when you decide that you should stop staring, and walk away. Give yourself a good excuse; like, if I stared long enough; I might turn into stone. For an eye for an eye makes the heart go fonder.



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