Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 52, Issue 3, pp 785–788 | Cite as

The Evil Eye: A Cautious Look

Psychological Exploration


This article analyzes the superstition of the evil eye from a psychosocial perspective. The commonly employed antidotes to the evil eye are discussed. These include knock on wood, kenehora, and various other culturally prescribed protective measures. The sin of envy, the role of God, Scripture, and Satan are examined. The author concludes with a statement of his own way of dealing with the evil eye and its underlying essence.


Evil eye Kenehora Knock on wood 


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