“Nusja Kosovare” (The Kosovo Bride): This video portrays the old pagan tradition performed in the villages of Kosovo; Donje Ljubinje, Gornje Ljubinje, Manastrica, Musnikovo and Planjan. This culture is believed to be passed from Pelasgians illyrians who were of Pagan religious beliefs. The most important reason as to why the face of the bride is painted is the belief that this is going to protect her against the ‘evil eye’ of the guests. The symbols painted on her face each hold a mission. Three golden circles portray the paths of life, each tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles offer insight into the pagan ritual of fertility where the red and blue dots are stemmed from wishing her a healthy and happy family. . Video License unknown. -Please tag the owner of this beautiful video if known. Thank you. . .
A lesson worth remembering by Earths Kitt. “Falling in Love for the right reasons... Falling in Love for the right purpose!” . . Video of Eartha Kitt From the 1982 documentary "All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story". . .
Nazar 🧿 or ‘The Evil Eye’ has been used for over 3,000 years as a symbol of protection. It is believed that this amulet when worn can protect you from evil spirits, negative energy directed towards you from people who look at you with their necessarily “evil eyes” having malevolent intentions or an ill wish for you because of the envy or jealousy they feel about you. This symbol can be worn as jewellery, displayed in your home or even in your car working as a shield for you from negativity and harm. The dark blue colour represents good karma and inner peace. . . If anyone knows the talented photographer of this beautiful image, please let me know so I can tag them. . .
🔮 Fortune Telling is an ancient practice carried out in many countries all over the world. Many of us curious of understanding fate or destiny have always yearned to know what the future has in plan for us. Although for centuries religions have forbidden these teachings calling it ‘the devils work’ which has understandably planted seeds of fear and doubt in our minds by keeping us blindfolded to exploring the unknown/“something that is not meant for us” or anything that looks like a form of witchcraft. However, for many others, such prohibitions have only made them inquisitive to experience the magic and feed their urge of curiosity. Some methods involve palm reading, tarot cards, planet reading (horoscopes), rune stones and many more. In Turkey, a popular method to tell the future is Turkish coffee cup readings. What are your beliefs around fortune telling? . . If anyone knows the talented photographer of this beautiful image, please let me know so I can tag them. . .