Talk by Tara Shallal & Ammar Shallal
Arab Mysticism: Evil Eyes & Coffee Fortunes
Originally presented in NYC
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What is origin of some of the most common superstitions in the Arab world, and what do they mean? Inspired by their mom’s rituals, Ammar and Tara take a deeper look into two of the most popular practices and symbols of superstition: tasseography (coffee cup reading), and the evil eye.
Sources & Future References
- Wikipedia: Tasseography Symbols from readings
- Origin and meaning of Evil Eye
- Wikipedia: Evil Eye
- The Evil Eye: Meaning of the Curse & Protection Against It
- Psychology of Superstition
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