[ I spent, actually wasted 8 years of my youth in the Occult practicing the Craft as I saw fit never being held to a certain way of doing it or desiring to be told how to practice. To me at the time, what I did was my business and no one else’s just as you might cook a certain way as opposed to another way.
My Witchcraft was my own as it is with any one involved in Witchcraft, every form it takes is different but the result remains the same…Darkness, Fear and uncertainty rule the time spent doing it. Power is the greatest of temptation while playing with the Occult. In any case those who are the biggest names in the Occult today will no doubt tell you that a novice should not play around with serious practice, this is good advice but I still say NO ONE SHOULD EVER TOUCH EVIL IN ANY FORM AT ALL, which is the best policy!
Evil comes to us sometimes under the most INNOCENT of ways, a picture that sparks interest in the Occult, a T.V. show like “Bewitched” or “Charmed” can spark interest AS IT DID IN ME AT 7 YEARS OLD. There is no way in which Satan will not try to tempt us and out Children so as Adults we must be ever learning the inroads of the Occult towards our Children. Dig and Learn from the best avenues of knowledge, be prepared to answer your child’s questions, know your stuff get involved with their lives closely WITHOUT SUFFOCATING THEM!
The all as one theory
Believers of this theory believe that all magic, black or white is evil with black magic generally being associated with the devil or Satan. Religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism all follow the belief that any type of magic is bad.
The dark doctrine theory
As black magic refers to powers of darkness, believers of this theory believe that this type of magic relates directly to Satan.
[ As silly as this might sound to those who want to believe ALL FORMS OF DARKNESS come either directly as a result of Demonic infestation or indirectly through the Darkness in Human beings through sin. There is actually no such thing as WHITE or GOOD MAGIC practice (It exists only in the minds of those who wish to whitewash their dark intents, it is all deceptive and self promoting (Prideful) and cannot be proven otherwise! But there is also much Misconception and false ideas about it as well, the rule of thumb is the same as with most historical info, does it prove true over time or was it simply the personal opinion of one person in History! Just because one says ‘That’s True for me” in no way proves it is true one must INVESTIGATE TRUTH to provide a firm unmovable foundation for any truth. Satan isn’t changed by your ‘BELIEF’ about him neither is God, the bible plainly states that “…the demons also believe and tremble” if demons believe in God and shake in his presence that proves one thing ‘Belief’ doesn’t change any circumstance for us it is only the starting point of a life of evidential proof to come. Our belief in God starts a process that ends in absolute truth that cannot move or be changed
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. …
this is Biblical Faith not religious faith that’s based upon outward show. True Biblical Faith emanates from the Heart of God within our Hearts as a proof of that which our natural senses do not first see, feel or touch, which make perfect logical sense as God is spirit and he must be seen, felt, and touched FIRST by spirit then in the Natural.
Witchcraft IS NOT SPIRITUAL in the sense of biblical spiritual, it is the Manipulation of Natural forces, natural mental realms, deception happens within the confines of the Natural world the fallen human soul experiences the Occult, darkness cannot exist in the same space as Light therefore the Spirit world is off limits to all forms of the Occult!
1 Samuel 15:23
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”
The bible declares plainly that all forms of Witchcraft are the same as REBELLION against the Word of the Lord, there is absolutely NO WAY AROUND THIS, practicing Witchcraft directly or indirectly is a rebellion against God! Here are the various theory’s about the Craft, take them with a gain of salt just as all human opinions not based in proven facts!
The formal differences theory
There are thought to be many forms and components to black magic and those casting the black magic have different interests and reasons for doing so, followers of this theory believe that black magic is only harmful when it involves the use of personal items such as clothing, hair or blood of those the spell is directed towards.
The no connection theory
Followers of this theory believe that black and white magic have no connection at all as both practices use totally different forms, followers to this theory see both forms as totally opposing each other.
The separate but equal theory
People who follow this theory believe black and white magic are the same thing with the only difference being the goals they accomplish and the means by which witches get there.
All spells are spells and the difference is only determined by the outcome of the particular spell cast.
Black magic is usually said to be performed more by those who worship the devil hence the term black magic, magic spells cast this way will usually involve the use of ones personal belongings such a piece of clothing, a lock of hair or blood. The spells cast are said to usually be for the sole purpose of bringing harm to the one they are directed at.
White magic is usually thought to help people and do no harm to others; popular spells of this type are love spells and potions, with the hope of bringing the love of your life into your arms. However, spells of this type usually involve the use of personal belongings too but for different means.
Curses and hexes
The basic curse or hex is perhaps one of the oldest forms of magic dating back thousands of years with forms of hexes and curses being used in many cultures and traditions. Hexes vary considerably in different hands and can range from the simple to the more elaborate and can be cast in a variety of ways, the most simplest of curses and hexes do nothing more than bring the person bad luck while the more elaborate can cause many problems with the victims wealth, health and even specified body parts.
The very basic hex or curse can be a spoken curse wishing bad luck and unhappiness on the intended victim; this is usually invoked by briefly describing what you want to happen to the victim followed by a sacred word or magical name.
Gypsy curses are perhaps the best known of all curses, exactly why is not known, but it probably stems from gypsy fortune telling of many years ago and one of the most famous of all gypsy curses which has been portrayed on TV many times is. “May you wander over the face of the earth forever, never sleep twice in the same bed, never drink water twice from the same well and never cross the same river twice in a year”.
As you can see gypsy curses can be pretty elaborate and not just simply one or two words, after all if we could be cursed or hexed with just a couple of simple words the parents of almost every teenage child would drop dead on the spot.
Voodoo, curses and hexes
Voodoo has long been recognized as a form of curse or hex, this tradition involves the use of a figure crafted in the fashion of the intended victim and often has some trait of the victim such as hair or blood. The practitioner of voodoo would then use pins to stick in the doll with the hope of causing the victim great pain and suffering; the practice of voodoo is thought to have come from the Caribbean.
Different forms of curses and hexes
People throughout the world have their own different beliefs on curses and hexes with all of them intending to bring trouble and strife to the unsuspecting victim, the Chinese believe that they can deliver a curse by leaving a few grains of rice and some pennies on the victim’s doorstep. This type of curse symbolizes a wish for the victim to have great financial difficulty.
More recently a Tanzanian member of parliament declared they would put an Islamic death curse on the board members of a Tanzanian executive branch if they didn’t clean up corruption. The aboriginal Australians strongly believe that a curse can be put on someone by pointing a kangaroo bone at them and curses have always been associated with the Egyptians.
King Tutankhamen’s tomb is a great example of this and it has always been shrouded with mystery and anyone said to have been associated with the opening of the tomb was cursed with six of the people involved with the opening of the tomb meeting untimely and unfortunate deaths.
The curse of Rasputin
Perhaps one of the most famous of all curses was the one which Rasputin mumbled from his deathbed, Rasputin cursed Russia’s ruling monarchs due to being shot, almost drowned and castrated by the Romanov prince. This curse was apparently very effective as the entire family were dead within one year. What is Necromancy?
Necromancy is a form of divination which is used to conjure the spirits of the dead in order to gain knowledge about the future and the outcome of events in the future, the spirits conjured this way are called spirits of divination.
The spread of necromancy
During the middle ages, illiterate members of society were either nobility or Christian clergy and it is thought that either of these groups was responsible for the propagation and practice of necromancy, even though in Christianity it is forbidden and denied.
Some people deny that necromancy has anything to do with witchcraft while others say that it is a form of black magic and witchcraft and necromancers were tried as witches and hanged, the confessions of those accused of necromancy suggest that a wide range of spell casting and magical practices were involved in necromancy.
The practice of necromancy
[ Talking to the Dead for ANY REASON AT ALL is absolutely forbidden by God, WHY? Because the dead cannot be contacted and any contact is Demonic in nature. Demons infest Human lives that’s their job to provoke, deceive, lead and otherwise manipulate Human existence.
They KNOW YOU inside and out throughout your life and when you die and go to your judgment, they still remain here and can imitate and deceive others in your name. You cannot cross over and do it so they act in your stead to lead others astray!]
It is though that to be able to conjure up the dead the practitioner needs the help of powerful spirits for both the practitioners’ protection and to make the corpse or ghost of the dead submit to his will. An ancient spell is the used to call upon the powers of powerful spirits to bind the dead with two essential elements that are needed to summon the dead, a burnt sacrifice and a blood-drenched altar. Elaborate preparations are made which includes the careful study of the planets and in particular the moon and the influence of Saturn.
The site for the ritual also has to be chosen with great care with the most favourable sites being crossroads, vaults, ruins or a deserted forest. Once the site has been chosen and the alignment of the planets is in favour a concentric circle of power is drawn on the ground, within the circle are inscribed crosses and other symbols.
For the magic to work, the necromancer and his assistant must stand within the circles centre and the circle must be blessed or consecrated. The summoning of the dead or spirit of the dead can then take place using the names of power, when this is successful the dead will return full of anger at being summoned against his will to return to the land of living.
The necromancer must then struggle to gain control over the dead and when control has been gained, the necromancer can then control them and questions will be asked which the dead must answer.
After the ritual has finished the necromancer must not leave the circle until the dead has been dismissed and all flowers must then be removed from the area and burned and the ashes buried deep into the earth. The ritual is one of the darkest forms of black magic and is the most dangerous of all forms of witchcraft.
[My experience in the Occult for 8 years backs up this article 100% and while it is simply a description of whats done and not a aimed at an explanation of how. The Occult should never be attempted by anyone, if you play with this fire YOU WILL BE BURNED and you could very well die from involvement with the demonic!]