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6/3/2004
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but not everyone else does."

Thus reads the card in which the red thread kabbalah bracelets are sold. Creepy, no? It reminds me of that "ilove you" virus that went around like what, two, three, five years ago? Wasn't that fun? Ah, ilove a nice robot virus. That shut down the old office for a good day or so.

The bracelets, now made infamous by Madonna and Britney, are intended to ward off the evil eye. The evil eye, which i myself gave several times on the "2" train this morning, is just plain old bad mojo. The Kabbalah Center people refer to it as "envious eyes" or "looks of ill will". My advice to you - don't give it to anyone on the "W" anymore. Cuz I love you fo sho, but not everyone else does.

"A person possessed of an evil eye carries with him the eye of the destroying negative force; hence it is called "destroyer of the world," and people should be on their guard against them and not come near them so that they should not be injured by them!" [Zohar I, p.68b] So buy some strands of thread for $26 or else!!

So you are supposed to wear this sucker on your left wrist, because the left side of your body is the "receiving side". The string is supposed to come from the red string wrapped around Rachel's tomb. Rachel from the Old Testament, people, not my 5 year-old second cousin. Rachel represents the physical world and her "light" or positive energy is supposed to protect you from bad stuff. The bracelet is supposed to be tied 7 times which of course also has mystical significance - "the 7 luminous emanations of energy that transmit energy to our world from the heavens above". Whatever that means.

My fave kabbalah story so far is that when there was bad blood between Missy Elliot and Madonna during the GAP commercial shoot Madonna had her spiritual advisor come to the set to pray for Missy. It's a wonder her advisor didn't toss in an extra "Everybody in Khakis" prayer for the Material Girl's commercial pandering. (Not that that's new, I know I know.) But reportedly on her current tour after performing Material Girl she now shrieks, "Just kidding!!!!"

I wonder if she does that after "Shanti/Ashtangi" from Ray of Light as well as translated below:

I worship the gurus' lotus feet
Awakening the happiness of the self revealed
Beyond comparison, working like the jungle physician
To pacify loss of consciousness from the poison of existence
In the form of a man up to the shoulders
Holding a conch, discus and sword
Thousand headed, white
I bow respectfully
Peace
JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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