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Moon around my Neck




Called T'chandram among Kashmiri Pandits.
It is supposed to keep the mind calm. It was supposed to cure me of books. 

A 'Janara' or the Moon amulet from Naples. From the chapter 'The evil eye and allied Notions', in a work mostly written in Kashmir, 'The Symbolism of the East and West' (1900) by Mrs Murray Aynsley. According to author, 'the lower orders in Naples' thought of Janara or Moon as the wife of Janus, the Sun. And if one Neapolitan 'lower order' woman called another woman a 'Janara', the word implied a 'witch'.

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"Super Moon". 20/3/11. Using Nikon D3100 with 18-55mm lens at 1/200s, f/22.0, ISO:400.
Not bad considering I wasn't expecting much.

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"Super Moon". 6/5/12. Using Nikon D3100 with 55-300 mm lens at 1/160s, f/5.6 ISO:100.



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