The Meaning of Hamsa Jewelry
The Hamsa symbol in jewelry represents a hand and is thought to bring protection against evil eye and negative energy generated by others around us through jealousy and envy. The word Hamsa comes from Hebrew and means “five“for the five fingers of the hand. Hamsa jewelry is often associated with symbols of an eye. All these symbols are supposed to protect from people around us that could be able to cast the evil eye.
What is the Evil Eye?
The evil eye is believed in ancient tradition to come from people looking at someone else with feelings of envy and jealousy and thereby causing negative energies that can result in accident or injury. People of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern descent often add either a hand or eye symbol to their kids jewelry and/or rooms or cribs to protect them against anyone looking at them with envious thoughts.
Evil eye and Kabbalah
Hamsa jewelry has been popularized through the ancient teachings of Kabbalah studied my many stars including Madonna. Kabbalah is the study of all the Bible’s mystical texts. It explores and details metaphysical questions and phenomenon such as the evil eye and the effect one person can have on another through metaphysical channels.
Is the Evil Eye Real?
We love evil eye jewelry and would wear it no matter what but is the evil eye real or just an ancient myth? We asked metaphysicist Dr. Norman Grande for his thoughts on the matter. According to him, there are so many unexplored facets of the human psyche and of the relationships of objects in the space and time parameters. We are currently unaware of many of these interactions other than those we could actually observe or experience in the material realm. Therefore, it is a real possibility that we do have an effect on one another and that negative emotions such jealousy or envy can affect another individual. In fact, we observe that many ancient traditions have some sort of scientific truth to them at their core. So there you have it! Next time you wear your Hamsa or evil eye jewelry, know that behind the stylish fashion statement, you might actually be protecting yourself against evil thoughts and negativity around you.