So let us begin shall we. What is witchcraft? Is this the same as Wicca? Is it a form of Satan worship, as critics allege? Or can witches be good? Can they really cast spells that somehow call forth the spirits beyond the world of nature to help them accomplish their will – whether good or evil? Is magic real? Why do witches often perform their ceremonies naked? And most of all, why do so many people today aspire to be witches?
So the answers to these questions are Witchcraft and Wicca are the same. Both are satanic worship at its finest (worship of the creation vs. the creator). There is no such thing as a good or bad witch, they are witches. When people have said there are good witches and bad witches to me, I have simply replied so then you’re saying there is a good Satan and a bad Satan then right? Those people look at you with “deer in the headlights” glaze and then realize good or bad this is the same.
So can witches really call forth some spirit from beyond? Yes, but the spirit is a demonic spirit posing as a helpful and kind spirit thus to deceive. Can witches cast spells? Absolutely and these are actually curses which not only affect them, but can affect others much like Voodoo, since that craft too is a form of Witchcraft. Do witches always perform rituals in the nude? Some “ceremonial” aspects involve being nude called ‘skyclad’ which is more designed for gathering more power from the source they want. The naked body is to represent truth and this truth goes deeper than social custom. The naked body is a sign that a Witch's loyalty is to the truth before any ideology or any comforting illusions.
So what is the fascination regarding witchcraft? Well popular culture and a satiated appetite for sexualized supernatural characters is popular. There was a time when witches, witchcraft and general feminine maleficium (malevolent sorcery) held a prominent place in our hearts. I personally believe this desire to be in Witchcraft is to be a result of personal empowerment.
The collective obsession with witches has been exaggerated over the years thanks to the literature, film and television shows that gave us the Weird Sisters, the Wicked Witch of the West and Sabrina the Teenage Witch along with other shows. Whether we feared them, envied them or were utterly enchanted by them, witches have held the attention of readers and cinema viewers.
The art world has certainly played a role over the last few centuries too, amping up our fear and infatuation with wicked women with an indissoluble fascination with the phenomenon of witches. Art history anthologies are filled with images of female characters endowed with magical, sometimes malevolent abilities, echoing the general long-lasting cultural obsession of these characters.
If you did not know, Wicca is an official, legal religion in the U.S., and a fast-growing one at that. Judges have ruled that witches must be allowed to lead prayers at local government meetings, and that Wiccan convicts must be provided with requested “sacred objects” so they can perform spells in their cells. Witches in the armed services have even formed covens and routinely “worship” on U.S. military bases.
How did this happen – and why? Simple – Continue to remove God out of our lives from the Government on down to each of our own lives. That’s how!
Witchcraft, sorcery, magic and idol worship have been around since the earliest days of man. This does indeed, pre-date Christianity as we know it today – just as their practitioners certainly like to point this out with great pride. I wonder who had PRIDE in them and fell from Heaven above? Sadly, they do not pre-date the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – the one who created the universe and all that is. They are, in fact, part of the rebellion against Him and His laws.
So why is this occurring then? Unfortunately as more and more people turn from God and living according to the rules God has governed, witchcraft offers ways to bend these rules so to speak by changing outcomes. I would say the attributes for why this is occurring is because of several aspects:
1. Humans like power – witchcraft offers a person to become empowered.
2. Humans like rituals and traditions – witchcraft offers ancient aspects.
3. Humans like mystery – witchcraft offers a mysterious and legitimate experiences.
Now the interesting aspect to the ploy of witchcraft is this. Witchcraft says this – do as thou will, and harm no one”. They believe that chanting and spell casting is akin to prayers to influence the will of others. This is in direct violation of God for it is the will of God that is to be done.
Witchcraft states we don’t do evil with our powers ‘that is the black witchcraft that does this and we are white witches’. Once again a bad Satan vs. a good Satan the logic does not appear to be true. They say they won’t do evil because it comes back 3 fold. This is not a deterrent from them at all. The issue is spell casting to control the will of someone else – violates doing the will of God.
Witchcraft also states we don’t do evil with our power. What that is really saying is we can do it but we just choose not to do that. So the question becomes what deity would give them a choice to do evil or good? God the Father clearly states we are to do his HOLY and righteous will while on earth. See the contrast here?
Witchcraft worships the nature aspect. So therefore since nature is able to heal itself then we might as well stop all environmental projects and hazards because nature can heal itself due to the power that it possesses. Once again a false claim they hold and have bought into.
Witchcraft and wiccans feel this is the most discriminated against religion. They constantly go against Christians because they feel they are experiencing harsh and extreme harassment and gives them a martyr appeal to their cause and voice. When in truth Christians have been the ones harassed and destroyed more than ANY other religion.
Bottom line is this, do you feel witchcraft is okay to do and partake as well? Understand you are playing and giving permission to diabolic forces to have you. It will be a matter of time before that pendulum has swung so to speak against thee…Then what will thee do? Something those who are in this ‘darkness’ truly need to ponder…
Rev. Bradley Luoma, Exorcist Minister