Witchcraft, Wicca, and That Old Black Magic
The pentacle and pentagram are the ancient symbols of devil worship. They are used in Tarot, Black Magic, Wicca, Witchcraft—and in New Age Religion they represent ‘the sacred feminine.’
Now, by magic, I am not talking about legerdemain, tricks, illusions, and slight of hand used strictly to entertain us. That can be fun. I am talking about real magic, the ‘divinely forbidden art of bringing about results beyond human power by recourse to superhuman spirit agencies.'
The goal of the rituals of real magic is to be taken possession of by an evil spirit, what the magicians themselves call demons. Magicians acknowledge there are good and evil spirits but usually claim in public to be only summoning the good ones for so-called white magic. The problem is that genuine good spirits (angels) do not come when called by a magician—only spirits that pretend to be good do.
The magical incantations are spoken in extended ululations, similar to the wolf howl. As in Witchcraft, the god of the magician is Lucifer, who must be ritually worshipped and obeyed. Homosexual behaviors often figure in such rituals, to affront God the Creator being the ultimate aim of the Prince of Darkness. Those learning to practice magic are told they can only become whole through bisexuality.
Textbooks on magic, known as grimoires, teach how to create magical objects (amulets, talismans); how to perform magic; to summon demons, and make a pact with the Devil in exchange for your soul. We have found such texts on Babylonian cuneiform clay tablets that are 2,500 years old. The Egyptians, Persians, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans had such books around.
The old grimoire known as the Lemegeton lists 72 demons by name and explains their specific powers or specialties. What I find most interesting is that half them have teaching as their unique power. There is also a group of demons listed as bringing hatred, death, destruction, murder, bloodshed, and war. Another set can bestow popularity, wealth, fame, earthly power, and the sexual favors of women.
Black Magic is found all over the world. Some magical rites involve spells, charms, or evil eyes. It always includes blasphemy—gross irreverence toward God—primarily a sin of the tongue, speaking against God rather than for him, denying His existence, slandering Him, insulting Him, ridiculing Him, Christ, or the Bible. That is the gravest sin.
A sorcerer is likely to include alcohol, drugs, and sex in his ceremonies, which will work up to a fever pitch before demonic powers take over. Not wanting to be interrupted, he will select a secluded place, the best being mysterious atmospheres such as those found in graveyards, an abandoned church, castle ruins, in the forest, or out in the desert. Some choose a fork in a road, supposedly sacred to the goddess of sorcery, Hecate.
The substances to be burned during the ceremony are notable for giving off fumes that can cause delirium, and convulsions, hallucinations, and make you lose your mind. An animal is to be killed, hopefully, a young goat. An invisible demon is summoned, who can take possession of a person that is present. To call forth Old Scratch himself, you need to sacrifice a human being, a baby being the best.
Many people say that after consulting a sorcerer, they continue to feel the presence of strange invisible beings; have trouble concentrating and sleeping; begin to have obsessive thoughts of suicide; and develop an inexplicable hatred of other people.
Wiccans do not love God or Jesus. Instead, they serve Satan under the guise of worshiping a demon ‘mother goddess.’ Witchcraft has been carefully repackaged to make evil look like innocent fun. The media never presents it negatively.
Belief in Witchcraft is a global phenomenon. As performed by witches, wizards, and warlocks, it involves a diabolical pact. In Western countries, you must deny Christ, observe Black Mass or Witches Sabbath, and receive power from Lucifer. Abortion potions have long been a staple of the craft. Always, there is an oath to serve the Evil One, to recruit new members, and to never reveal any of the secrets of the coven.
Witchcraft is part of what survives from the original Paganism. Ancient Greece and Rome associated witches with darkness and death. There have been witches in the world since Babylon, but they pretty much stayed underground in Europe until the 15th century, when they began to come out in the open, encouraged by the Renaissance.
The first execution for Witchcraft in Europe was in Spain (1498). Witches were put on trial in France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, and America because they were in contact with evil spirits, whose master was Satan, the enemy of God and the human race.
Today, there are hundreds of thousands of witches in America and millions of other devotees, including wizards and warlocks, who practice the ‘Old Religion.’ They see it as a return to nature, worshiping the moon, and finding the power within you. But they insist they are ‘good witches,’ like in the Wizard of Oz (which was written by an Atheist).
Initiation. And Other Ceremonies
Covens in the United States initiate new witches through a sexual ritual. She denounces Christianity and pledges body and soul to Satan. Incantations are said to attract evil spirits to the proceedings. She strips naked and has sex with a man who is supposed to be possessed by a demon, in front of chanting witnesses, symbolically having sex with the Devil. After the climax, all present say the Lord's Prayer backward. It seems to always end in a big orgy, after dancing madly backward and renouncing God and Christianity in unison.
Witch covens in Britain celebrate a great festival each year, All-Hallows-Eve, complete with frenetic naked dancing around a magic circle. They worship a goddess they call ‘Queen of Heaven and All Living.’
November 1st, Samhain, the beginning of winter, and May Day, with its Maypoles and all, also known as Beltane, the beginning of summer, are their most sacred days, celebrated with fire festivals. Note that the atheist communists also adore May 1st.
In medieval times, many women boldly and proudly boasted of Witchcraft, without any pressure on them to confess it, without the application of torture. About to meet their maker, on the scaffold, scads of them shouted with pride that they were witches—even when they had absolutely nothing to gain or lose.
There are the stories about witches having sex with goats, or with men dressed up as goats or in other animal skins. The connection of witches with bestiality is ancient. Check out how these three consecutive verses in the Old Testament are related: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Whosoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death. He that sacrifices unto any god except YHWH shall be utterly destroyed.” In three lines we have Witchcraft, bestiality, and idolatry—worshiping the Devil.
Who is Behind the Curtain?
Some people are under the mistaken impression that any supernatural power must be benevolent. We would not be drawn to the Occult if its evil were apparent. Or at least, very few would. The Occult is like the bait on a hook. It is shiny and looks tasty. Until you bite down on it. Thus exposed, you can come under the influence of dark powers.
If you have any involvement with Tarot Cards, Ouija Boards, Witchcraft, séances, channeling, soothsayers, psychics, crystal balls, or magic, you open up your soul to demonic influence. Many possessed people started out just that way.
It is the Devil and his demons that are acting behind the curtain. That includes so-called white magic, which may be used to get a job or make someone fall in love with you – with no evil intent, in other words. You know, the ‘good’ magic. And it certainly includes ‘red magic,’ which is used to gain sexual favors or powers. In all types, the wizard is calling upon demons whether he knows it or not.
The Ancient Serpent
The symbol of hidden wisdom is the Serpent, that same offerer of secret knowledge from the Garden of Eden. Black Magic entices people to come over to the dark side, promising to lift them to a higher plane, all the while dragging them down to the fires of Hell.
Horns and all forked objects with two points represent the Devil, who is summoned as the Great Goat at Witches Sabbaths. Because the Devil seeks to turn God's order upside down, the black arts are full of objects, such as crucifixes, hanging upside down or backward.
Pastor Erwin Lutzer wrote: "In order to lure man away from God, the serpent planted the seeds of occult religion, hoping to hide behind those trappings to receive worship. His greatest desire was to duplicate religious experience, hoping that man would have contact with him but think he was in contact with God.”
While in Macedonia, the Apostle Paul was followed by a woman who was possessed by demons. She practiced divination while showering praise on Paul and his Christian mission. By doing this, evil spirits hoped to confuse the populace by comingling Satan’s work with the work of the Gospel. The woman recommended the Apostle to the townsfolk, to appear associated with him in some way.
In the United States today, politicians of the Democratic Party do the same thing. They are photographed going to church and claim to be Christians while they campaign for office, but vote for public policies such as abortion and special rights (including ‘marriage’) for those who practice homosexual behaviors—clearly in rebellion against God and His principles. Thus they bring disrepute on the Gospel.
Notice that Paul did not address the girl but the demon possessing her. Paul performed an exorcism that left the woman without powers once the evil spirits left her. Her managers were livid because they were making big money from her satanic soothsaying.
Ephesian converts to Christ burned their books on Black Magic—valued at 50,000 pieces of silver (Jesus was only worth 30 remember)—to not only keep themselves from temptation but because to let the books fall into the hands of others would expose them to the seductive evil of Spiritualism.
There are millions of websites frequented by children and adults that teach about Witchcraft and other aspects of the Occult. On one popular site, a bubbly and beautiful 16-year-old witch named Lisa sells it: “Witchcraft is about attuning yourself with nature, to fall in love with the earth. Everything, the plants, animals, earth, has a soul of its own.”
Satan paints a beautiful picture. On these websites, Christianity is always denigrated, but no other religion is. The Occult sees Christ as the enemy but other faiths as friends. The Occult is Satanism by any other name.
This is an excerpt from the book by James A. Watkins, What Does the Devil Do All Day?