Sorcery and Witchcraft
Sorcery is black magic that includes many hostile magical processes and that is acquired. Sorcerers learns a special technique that can be used to produce supernatural affects after receiving the same under an expert sorcerer. Usually sorcerers employ three important techniques which are as under;
Bone Pointing: This is a technique of Sorcerers in Melanesia. The sorcerer points of some magical objects at an intended victim with a goal of causing disease or death. For the magic to work the sorcerer must perform the procedure with an express of hatred. He crusts the bone in the air, twists it as if in anger in the wound and then ooze it out with a sudden jerk. Both the physical act and the emotional state of passion have to be imitated to achieve results.
Object intrusion: It is another technique of sorcerers for carrying on their act. In this technique pins or other sharp objects are struck into an intended victim. The sorcerers in tribe of India employ this technique.
Manipulation of Objects: It is another important technique used by sorcerers. In this technique the sorcerers manipulate something that was once a part of the victim; such as finger nails, fallen hair, etc. Sometimes an intended victim can be tricked into touching or using some object that has been treated in a magical way. Sorcerers in Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, India and Africa mostly use this technique. It is a form of Contagious magic.
It is an inborn and often an unconscious capacity to work evil. It is an attempt to harm others through supernatural powers. Witchcraft is a quality of an individual, no materials are required for performing. Witches are humans. Evidence of witchcraft cannot be obtained. Witchcraft can be accomplished by mere thought and emotion alone. As sorcerers use materials, evidence of sorcery can be actually found but it is not so in the case of witchcraft.
Difference between Sorcery and Witchcraft
Sorcerers uses certain materials and techniques for harming others.
Uses thoughts and emotions, it is a quality of an individual.
Methods can be demonstrated.
Methods cannot be demonstrated.
Types of methods are definite.
Types of witchcraft, innumerable.
Evidence can be found.
Evidence cannot be found.
May be useful or harmful.
It is always harmful.
Specific places are chosen to work.
Anyplace is suitable for carrying out the activity.
Might require assistance from others.
Does everything alone.
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