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Rubbing the belly of a pregnant woman to absolve it of “El mal de ojo” or bad energy

Main Piece Informant: This one is weird because strangers can just come up to you and ask to rub your belly. It happened to me. If a woman has an impure thought or is envious when they see a pregnant woman, usually it is about them not being able to have a child, they ask… Continue Reading »

Mal de Ojo

Information about the Informant My informant is an undergraduate student majoring in Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He is half-Columbian and was raised in the Jehovah’s Witnesses Christian denomination. This is one of three stories that his mother told him when he was a child. Transcript “I Googled this one too, and this… Continue Reading »