Today, Kanch brought an interesting article about the Hamsa Hand symbol that we've been using for our Atma bracelets and heres what it said..
"The Hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet symbolising the hand of God. It is believed to bring its owner happiness, health and good fortune. Although the Hamsa Hand has been symbolic in Islam and Judaism for centuries, archeological evidences from the West Asia shoe that the Hamsa pre-dates these religions and perhaps, originated with the Pheoenicians and was used as a protective symbol for an ancient fetility goddess. In Islam, Hamsa is known as the Hand of Fatuma, Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatima Zahra, said to be an epitome of faith and tolerance. In Jewish tradition, the Hamsa hand is believed to help banish negative energy and bless its owners with luck and good fortune. Jews believe that Hamsa symbolises the hand of Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron. Kabbalists see the five fingers of the Hamsa hand as representing the five books of the Torah. In the Christian tradition, the symbol is associated with the hand of the Virgin Mary and it's said to protect pregnant women from malicious gazes and ensures a healthy pregnancy. "
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