Day #5 of my “365 Days of New Things.” Just a normal Sunday, shopping at the Melrose flea market … and WARDING OFF EVIL DEMON SPIRITS…
So this is going to sound really dumb, and possibly crazy. About a year ago I had $20 in my pocket and some time to kill, so I went to see a psychic. That’s not even the dumb part. It gets worse. While I was there she came up with some surprisingly accurate descriptions of events in my life thus far so I started to actually believe in her ability. As soon as I got a little comfortable she dropped this bomb on me.
“When you were younger – possibly around age 16 – somebody with an EVIL EYE put a CURSE on you.”
She then proceeded to tell it’s not really a “curse”, per se. It just means someone (who apparently was alllllllllll up in my business) kept their negative gaze upon me for too long while wishing me harm. She said this person was also very close to me (like a family member), so they felt bad wishing I would have a bad life, so instead they cursed my ultimate happiness and success. The curse allows me to almost get what I want, but any really great deal, carreer move or job would fall apart right before it comes to fruition. They don’t want me to fail, they just don’t want me to succeed either.
WTF, right!? I told her I don’t really believe in this stuff, but out of curiosity I asked her how I get rid of this “curse.” She told me she could get rid of it for $600. $600? AHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks but no thanks, you weird gypsy creep scam artist.
I decided to get a second opinion. I saw another psychic and asked her about this “curse.” She said she didn’t feel like I had any bad energy around me, but it’s possible someone did put an evil eye on me. She told me I don’t need to spend $600. I just need to get some crystals or possibly a charm or bracelet to ward off any possible “evil eye.”
Then last week I was at St. Felix for brunch and they had a tarot card reader there, just for fun. FOR FUN. Obviously I just can’t keep myself away from these mystics, so I asked her to read my cards. She read the cards and said everything was mostly positive…until she got to (dun dun dun – cue the evil music)… THE CARD. She pulled some card that represents some sort of “eye” on me, or someone who shouldn’t be involved in my life watching over me closely in a shady way. She said this eye doesn’t really matter because I also have gaurdian angel and blah blah blah…all I could think of was:
Another person warning me of a shady eye? Something must be done about this!
SHIT. SHIT. SHIT. Am I now one of THOSE kooks? I decided I won’t go full kook. I’ll just go “half cook” and get a bracelet to ward off the evil eye. I meeeeeeeeean, I totally don’t belive in that stuff, and I’m a logical person and I’m not gonna fall for some voodoo magic and…
WHO AM I KIDDING? I’m scared shitless and want this creepy ass eye off of me. I cast ye demons out! OUUUUUUT. I decided to buy a Nazar, a sort of anti-evil eye amulet that is believed to protect against all that bullshit. So today I went to the Melrose flea market and found the bracelet version of a Nazar. Apparently the evil eye is a problem for a lot of people in Los Angeles, because they sell these Nazar’s everywhere. Who knew?
Some pictures from search for salvation at the Melrose flea market. I also did run into Weho Jesus while there – if that means anything to you.
There was quite the selection of anti-evil eye related Jewelry
There was also this awesome framed picture of a fucking cheetah. Heck yeah!
I settled on this one. We’ll see what happens.