'The Evil Eye --mal occhio-- truly exists & modern western culture has so deeply repressed all knowledge of it that its effects overwhelm us -- & are mistaken for something else entirely.'

'Everywhere in our world this deadly gaze is directed at us, as in Betham's Panopticon. [...] Everything mediated is dead, even this writing -- & the dead yearn for life. I've tried to protect this text against being an Evil Eye itself, including in it the names of the appropriate charms. But prose alone will never do the trick. There must occur enchantment, a singing that changes (our perception of) reality. Or better, the blue breath of serene sky, or the hot moment of thrusting cock.'

Hakim Bey, Evil Eye, www.hermetic.com/