CONTINUATION — Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
· Initiation through Heavy Metal and Rock music, song, and dance
· Initiation through body piercing, body modification, and tattooing
· Curses, jinxes, spells or hexes, enchanting and haunting
· Rituals, customs, talismans, and occult Christianized symbols accompany curses
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Without condoning the abuse of alcohol and drugs, it remains a fact that alcohol and drugs are lifeless substances, and therefore not sinful in itself. Although God always remains the only true Healer, in moderation, certain types of drugs and “a little wine” can be merciful pain relievers and even aid physical healing. Still, abusers of God’s Word will always find a Bible verse to feed their deception. While traditional Christians mostly condone the abuse of alcohol, many modern evangelicals condemn the mere existence of wine as sinful. Of course anyone with a drinking or drug problem should avoid these substances! Yet, Paul instructed Timothy to ‘drink a little wine for his stomach and frequent infirmities,’ explaining that repentance from the sin of drunkenness was quite different from the perception that, for the sake of holy living, one should reject the moderate and therapeutic use of wine. Maybe Paul was actually warning Timothy to guard against asceticism or empty religiosity, which is religious self-denial to earn holiness or merit with God. Asceticism is witchcraft and devoid of any spiritual value, whether it teaches religious abstinence from certain foods, medication, intercourse in marriage, or “a little wine.”
Initiation through Heavy Metal and satanic Rock Music, Song, and Dance
Let us not confuse true praise, song and dance to the God of the Bible with demonic counterfeits! The writer of Ps 149: 150 rejoiced, “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song… Praise His Name with the dance; sing praises to Him with the tumbrel and harp… Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds… Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet. Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the tumbrel and dance. Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals! Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord!” The psalmist of Ps. 47:1 added, “Oh, clap your hands, all your peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!” “Then Miriam… took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tumbrels and with dances…” (Ex. 15:20.) “Then David and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals, and with trumpets,” (1 Chron. 13:8.) “Then David danced before the Lord with all his might…” (2 Sam. 6:14.) David also prayed in Ps. 141:2; 63:3-5, “Let my prayer be set before You as incense. The lifting up of my hands [in surrender, adoration, and thanksgiving] as the evening sacrifice... My lips shall praise You… I will lift up my hands in Your Name… and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.”
Old Israel’s joyful praise, worship, and dancing before the Lord was carried through to the New Testament, spiritual Israel of God or body of Christ, as explained in Heb. 13:15-16, “Let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” [See Rom. 2:28-29; Gal. 3:28.]
No wonder the devil covets humanity’s joyful, spontaneous praise, the lifting up of grateful hands in complete surrender, adoration, and worship, which belong to the Living God alone! Since the fall, in another gruesome act of barefaced witchcraft, Satan has been perverting and redirecting the wonderful gifts of praise, song, and dance away from God to glorify himself. Musical instruments, song, and dance are not entities in themselves, therefore song, dance, and musical instruments can be used either to praise or worship God, or to praise and worship Satan. While not all ‘worldly’ song, dance, and music are demonic, the devil can and does use these God-given practices to initiate both unsuspecting and willfully disobedient people into occultism.
It is therefore no surprise that the devil also infiltrated the body of Christ with fake praise and worship songs, which disseminate false doctrine and conform to the world in ways that should make us flee from them. In most modern assemblies, their so-called “spiritual dancing before God” also has nothing to do with the Holy Spirit anymore. Stage-diving, ballet, and tribal dancing simply cannot be used in Godly praise and worship! What Christians might perceive as the ‘anointing of the Holy Spirit’ in song, preaching, etc., is often nothing more than Satan’s kundalini or ‘serpent power.’ Both worldly and Christian musicians who are openly or secretly sold to Satan, intend to infiltrate the minds of their audiences with multitudes of demons, resulting in mass hysteria, rebellion, riots, violence, lust, promiscuity, alcohol and drug addiction, the use of filthy and disrespectful language, homosexuality, pedophilia, murder and suicide, to name but a few of Satan’s perversions, hiding behind the smiles and charisma of such iconic singers.
The abuse of the God-given gifts of music, song and dance, is common in virtually all types of initiations. In all occult initiation, and now also in modern Christianity too, rituals and ceremonies involve chanting and hypnotic music such as continual drumming, which serve the purpose of summoning demons from the spirit world. Humming sounds such as in yoga breathing; shamanic shouting in tongues, non-intelligent repetitive lyrics; spell-bounding dance in the form of constant rocking motions and erratic or rhythmic body shaking. All these methods serve the purpose of emptying the mind of all responsible, controlled thought. Once the minds of trance-dancers, meditating singers and hummers, etc., are completely ‘open,’ demonic control, possession and hypnotic, surreal states of mind are inevitable.
In occultism and modern Christianity, such trances are highly desired. Under the influence of demonic power, trances serve the purpose of manifesting painless fire-walking, bloodless self-mutilation, effortless fortunetelling, (called “prophetic prophecy” in Christianity,) and so on. The early Greek philosopher Aristotle correctly believed that the right rhythm, melody, and lyrics has the power to arouse any kind of emotion, thus inducing any state of mind that the singers intend to produce. For instance, engulfed in the electrified atmosphere of a Rock concert; captivated by the deafening rhythm, which shakes the ground underneath their feet, the heavy-metal band Wasp thunders over their arm-waving, spellbound audiences, “The gods you worship are steel, at the altar of Rock ‘n Roll you kneel!”
Hip Hop music is a most dreadful onslaught on the youth, while Blues singer Jimmy Hendrix literally sold his soul to Satan one midnight at a crossroad to gain his hypnotic, rhythmic abilities. Hendrix said, “Music is a spiritual thing of its own. You can hypnotize through it and preach into the subconscious whatever you want to say.”
Initiation through Body Piercing, Body Modifications, and Tattooing
All of the above witchcraft practices are on the rising in modern and Western societies. The numbers of people who are getting a tattooed, or even their whole bodies engraved with occult signs because “it’s tribal,” are spreading like wildfire. It supposedly makes them feel part of a particular group, club, or society. To others, like gang members and in initiations in prisons, it’s ‘compulsory.’ Some see it as ‘living art’ – which you eventually take with you to your grave. To look at the painted, scarred, and skewered bodies, faces, tongues, lips, noses, eyebrows, and ears of modern singers and other teenage role models, is really nauseating. It looks as if the primitive jungle is overrunning all the world’s most modernized cities and cultures. Not to mention the thoroughly initiated, tribally painted and skewered preachers and prophets, who run and scream in churches! One such ‘tribal’ Promise Keeper is Tod Bently, who ‘shoots’ demons out of, [or rather, into] people: “Pow! Pow! Pow!” while God’s Word commands that the laying on of hands with sincere prayer and the anointing of ordinary oil in “confession of [personal] sins [one to anther] will heal the sick,” (Jam. 5:15-16; Mark 16:16.)
Surely, such disfigurement of one’s body has nothing to do with ‘modern’ trends, or the wearing of ordinary make-up and jewelry. There is something scarily sinister about these strange, practices from the jungle — and especially if they are becoming the norm among believers in Christ. They are really not ‘fun,’ ‘funky,’ ‘hip,’ or ‘innocent.’ They endanger your spiritual life, because God seriously forbade all such pagan practices and conformation to the world. Your body must be a holy temple of the Holy Spirit; completely dedicated to God Alone.
Ritual scarring, body modification, and tattooing have always formed intricate parts of age-old, religious initiation rites into ‘manhood’ or ‘womanhood’ – or, in fact, into Satanism. TribaltattooDesign.com wrote, “Three major factors took the practice of tribal tattooing from the realm of art and into the plane of the spiritual, [whence they came, originally, as used in ritual, religious, tribal initiations in the jungle:] Pain, Permanence, and Loss of Life Source (blood.) [These are true marks of human sacrifice to Satan!] This mystical trio elevated the tattoo [and other scarring and body modifications] to a chance to draw people into a relationship with a god, magic powers, or a trance or vision state. Because body and soul are generally thought to be identical to one another, tattoos then actually exist on two planes: the physical and spiritual realms. Many of the tribes from Borneo believe that tattoos also offer them special qualifications for advantageous occupations upon their arrival [in the hereafter.] Many tribal tattoos are done as proof of the power of certain totem animals [a hierarchy of ancestor ‘animal’ spirits, worshipped as gods,] over the lives of those they chose to guard and bless… Especially amongst Pacific Northwest Native American tribes and the Druids and Celtic people of the British Isles. Bestowed with a totem animal guardian meant you gain the strengths and abilities of the totem animal, but the tattoo also served as a mysterious link between the animal spirit [a demon] and the bearer of its marks. Different animals provided different [attributes.] Today, animal totem tattoos are wildly popular. Lower backs, upper backs, shoulders, and arms abound with butterflies to fearsome dragons, [the symbol of Satan,] etc.”
Gang related initiations usually call for the gang’s crest to be tattooed on the person’s chest, and it often incorporates blood sacrifice, sealed by a rose – as in the crest of the Russian Mafia. (A black rose tattoo signifies death and darkness – actually cursing themselves with untimely death in this way!) National Geographic wrote, “In Africa, scarring is used in tribal initiation as a sign of bravery. Done with razor blades, the painful process starts at puberty and continues into manhood. Each tribe has distinctive tattoo designs, usually on the face, and include black magic symbols to keep away evil spirits” – now that’s a contradiction if I ever heard one!
Dr. Peter Hammond wrote in his book, ‘Body Piercing – Return to Paganism,’ “The response of pagans when they embrace Christ: From Papua New Guinea to the Amazon jungle, pagan tribes engage in body scarification, earrings, nose rings tongue studs, multiple piercing and tattoos, wearing little or no clothing. Once in Christ, they abandon all these practices… They find it strange when male Christians visit them wearing pony tails and earrings!”
God designed the human body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit. Consequently, Satan covets the human body as a temple of demons. The easiest way to accomplish this, is to lead the person, (either through tribal, religious, community, or peer pressure,) to scar, modify, and tattoo the body, thereby violating God’s Word and will, and attaching demons to the person’s life and body, while others indwell the person’s soul or mind.
To protect humanity from such demonic possession, God commanded in Lev. 19:28, “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, [in ancestor worship initiation rituals,] nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.”
CURSES, JINXES, SPELLS OR HEXES, ENCHANTMENT, AND HAUNTING
Technically, all the words in this heading qualify as curses. Just as so-called ‘white’ and black magic, all these words originated from the realm and power of the devil. Cursing is the way in which an evil desire or request is set in motion by calling up and sending forth demons to haunt, (plague, destroy, deceive, control, etc.) other witches, enemies, family, lovers, and even friends. One does not have to be a Satanist to call up demons. As God views all disobedience as “idolatry” and “witchcraft,” and because all those who hate are spiritual “murderers,” all evil words and actions are powered by demons, (1 Sam. 15:23; 1 Jn. 3:15.) Left unrepented, such witchcraft can have nasty consequences for everyone involved. Curses in whichever form always consist of calling up and sending forth demons to carry out the witch’s intent. Although demons have no reason to be loyal to witches or to function under their control, they deceive witches to believe that they are in control of ‘their’ demons, as well as the demons’ actions, while the opposite is true. Nonetheless, evil attracts evil, so that the curse without a cause will merely fly overhead, and those whom Jesus have blessed cannot be cursed as long as they remain under His blood Covenant, (Prov. 26:2; Mt. 25:34-36.) It is very difficult for a demon to stick a curse on the person, who is “pure of heart,” and has not intentionally wronged the one who sent it.
Jinxes or hexes are curses that give demons the power to bring ‘bad luck’ on people, such as repeated accidents, constant loss and illness, and even premature death. All curses affect the witch, the ‘client,’ and the victim. It is well known in the occult that once a demon has been called up and released, (or “energized,”) it cannot be stopped. (Not by demonic power, in any case. The prayer of Jesus’ true disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit is another matter.) If it cannot penetrate the life, soul, or body of the victim, it will return to the witch and the client to release its intended power onto the senders. (This is God’s principle of ‘reap what you sow’ in action. Eventually, everyone lives by what they have sown throughout their lives.)
Curses can be spoken, recited or chanted, written, or a combination of these. High Satanists also send forth curses by ‘thought processes,’ (concentrating on a demon; instructing him to act as the unseen agent performing a certain act,) as illustrated in ‘magic’ shows where they supposedly send stuff flying through the air with the ‘power of their minds.’ Demons are always the ones who are actually performing these ‘tricks.’
Spells tend to focus more on hypnotic deception to bring a person under the witch’s control, such as an unwilling or unsuspecting man or woman, who is ‘bewitched’ or ‘enchanted’ by a female or male witch. ‘Love’ spells always focus on placing demons of deception and blindness, emotional melancholy, uncontrollable lust, and emotional and sexual control on the victim. Deceptively, so-called ‘white’ witches allege they use ‘white’ magic or do ‘good’ curses, such as to ‘bring back a lost lover’ - against the lover’s will, one might add.
Rituals, customs, talismans, ceremonies, and occult symbols accompany curses
Rituals always manifest the presence of demons and/or of Satan himself. The intensity of demonic power and presence therefore always suit the level of satanic worship, and the intention of the specific sacrifice. Rituals that accompany sacrifices usually include the use of ‘magical’ charms or talismans, herbs, etc. Rituals are usually done according to prescribed sacrifices and incantations, or demonic prayers, which consist of reciting and/or chanting specific phrases that call up and send forth demons. For instance, Wiccans use the ‘holy’ smoke of a burning smudge, (a bundle of ‘magical’ herbs) to ‘protect’ an ‘energy field’ - a particular area or territory around a person, object, home, etc. Most witchdoctors use ‘blessed’ (or actually cursed) seashells, tortoise shells, bones, etc. and trance meditation to predict the future, but also to cast curses and spells. Some pagan tribes use their beer drinking ceremonies to communicate with ancestor spirits, and in rites of passage or initiation ceremonies.
‘Love’ spells and potions, sex spells, revenge spells etc., are usually accompanied by ‘good luck’ or ‘actually, bad luck’ charms such as magic talismans, or amulets. Without rejecting all gifts, be nevertheless wary of ‘gifts,’ which might be given with bad intentions. I speak from experience. These cursed or ‘spell-bound’ objects can be anything: jewelry (crosses especially,) bath salts, clothes, ‘innocent’ little fairies, cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse, dragons, (dragons are always the symbol of Satan,) teddy bears, ‘good’ wishes painted on a quirky character, etc. ‘Good luck’ charms are often attached to a chain and worn around the neck or wrist to ‘protect’ the bearer – while the bearer actually curses him or herself by placing cursed objects on the body. The American Indian ‘dream catcher,’ (a large ring adorned with beautiful feathers,) has infiltrated Western culture as a ‘good luck’ charm to be hung above a baby’s crib, a window, or doorway to allegedly ‘hold the destiny of the person’s future.’ This is a strong curse on the life of that person, as only God must “hold our times in His hand,” and only God Himself can truly bless us.
Curses and spells can also accompany obviously malicious objects and things like clipped nails, hair, etc. which are hidden in the victim’s home, or buried in the garden, acting as an ‘entry point’ for demons to find and harass the victim. Witches also use spells to ‘cage’ the ‘souls’ of lovers, spouses, children, friends, etc. in ‘spirit houses,’ which are usually in the form of a miniature doll’s house. Voodooists especially, are intent on torturing their enemies through demons. One way they accomplish this is to bind figures in wax, clay, and other materials to burn, pierce with needles, or to tear and twist the limbs of the figure to inflict the same demonic pain on the victim. It is not the voodoo doll that hurts the victims, but a demon, which the shaman has sent forth to torture the person in this way.
God also forbade us to “bring an accursed thing into our homes.” It became ‘trendy’ to gather African, Egyptian, Eastern, and other artifacts such as tribal masks, totem poles, weapons of war, ancestor faces, mythological figures carved in stone or wood, Buddha, Hindu and Mary statuettes, religious carvings, moldings, and paintings, such as the ‘saint’ statues and paintings of the Roman Catholic Church, etc. Know that actually, the Roman Catholic Church worships ‘mother’ Mary and their other ‘saints’ as mediators and thus as gods. God will not permit us to keep ‘foreign gods’ and ‘accursed things’ in our homes, which were ‘blessed’ by shamans and Christian churches, without feeling the impact of demonic control and destruction.
God did not forbid us to make normal statues and paintings. Cursed things are not ordinary sculptures and paintings, but objects made for, and used in both occult and Christian rituals. Thus, not all carvings, pictures, etc. are cursed; yet even ordinary ones should be dedicated to God in prayer, while seeking His face to reveal whether the object could have been cursed for a specific purpose, (such as attaching a demon to it to send to an enemy,) or for use in ritual occultism. God commanded in Ex. 20:1-6, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image… [as a god or any other revered thing to] bow down to and to serve them…” He also commanded in Deut. 7:25-26, “You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, [or the so-called ‘blessing’ and ‘protection’ attached to them,] nor take it for yourselves, lest you are ensnared by it… Nor shall you bring an abomination into your louse lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.”
The five pointed pentagram, (star of Mohammed, freemasonry star of Baphomet, etc.,) the Satanist hexagram, or the six-pointed Jewish ‘Star of David,’ (David never had a ‘star,’) and the 666, are the most common symbols of Satanism and the antichrist. In the occult, all these stars are used in spells and curses. It is also known that, “when the freemasonry male triangle penetrates the female triangle it produces the six pointed star, the crest of Solomon, or the hexagram.”
Curses are often accompanied by various inscriptions or sigils, (occult symbols,) to make the curse of greater effect. For instance, if one sees an occult symbol painted on a wall, one can be certain that a curse was placed there and that at least one demon is attached to it – usually a ‘watcher,’ who reports to a specific witch living in the area. Witches always reveal their presence through occult signs and hand signals, too varied to discuss in this study. However, it is interesting to know that the thunderbolt sign, often used in cartoons, books, and on CD and DVD covers, (as the one, which Harry Potter wears on his forehead,) represents the Greek God Zeus, used in New Age symbolism as the ‘higher god-man state of cosmic consciousness,’ and even as the symbol of Lucifer falling from heaven to wreak havoc on earth.
Witches, secret societies such as freemasonry, etc. proudly place their symbols on objects, writings, etc. to mark their territory, presence, or work. For instance, the masonic compass and square is the most common symbol, which identifies Masonic influence. When dealing with Christian work such as Bible translations, masonic orders often use the ‘three-in-one’ triquetra symbol, or trinity knot, which is a Celtic symbol of the god Odin. The triquetrous is depicted in the occult and Celtic Christianity as a “tripartite symbol [of three different gods] composed of three interlocked fish, (in paganism it can be three interlocked legs, or anything else,) marking the intersection of three circles,” which, so they say, represents the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Most horrendously, a stylized triquetra symbol, (three interlocking ‘chains,’) also adorns the cover, and even the inside of the New King James Version of the Bible and the Spirit Filled Bible!
ABOVE: Triquetra Christian Fish, the Masonic Trinity Knot on Bibles, the Celtic Knot of Odin, and pagan Trinity Knots