Witchcraft Moves Mainstream As Christianity Declines: And Has Trump In Its Sights – The Telegraph.

Although I don’t agree with everything in this article it’s worth sharing it!

Witchcraft moves to the mainstream in America as Christianity declines – and has Trump in its sights.

Rachel Ray, The Telegraph
The ‘witch’ Tituba of Salem with Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams during the witchcraft delusion of 1692

Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches – more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practises normalised across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicised.

Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn, is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried out from Catland Books, was well attended by witches, atheists ad humanists – and was followed around the country on social media.

Millennials, says Bracciale, are looking for spiritualism outside traditional religion. “The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion – scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves – there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos. If you don’t get in the driver’s seat things will just get worse,” the witch said.

In a wide-ranging discussion with the Telegraph, Bracciale, who described the interview questions as “sensationalist”, talked about political hexes and witchcraft in general.

Bracciale is “absolutely” willing to cause physical harm through a hex – “no issue with that”. And while Bracciale would have been just as pleased with the new Supreme Court Justice’s death, resignation or physical disfigurement, the main goal of the Kavanaugh hex, and the three hexes on President Donald Trump from Catland Books this summer, was to “let them be exposed for who they are – especially as impotent men”. The curse began with a recitation of the Biblical scripture Psalm 109: 8: “let his days be few, let another take his office.”

A Black and a White Witch with a Devil Animal, Illustration from a collection of chapbooks on esoterica (woodcut) (later colouration) by English School
A Black and a White Witch with a Devil Animal, Illustration from a collection of chapbooks on esoterica (woodcut) (later colouration) by English School

Catland Books is replete with Christian images including the Archangel Michael, Christian defender against the demonic, and the Virgin Mary. Bracciale, a self-described sexual abuse survivor, who grew up in a born-again-Christian evangelical cult in Arizona, takes umbrage at the notion that witchcraft and Christianity are mutually exclusive. Witchcraft “has a ton of roots in Christianity”, the Brooklyn witch says. Indeed, in Bracciale’s view, the Bible is a spell book, particularly the Book of Psalms.

Witchcraft is powerful, according to Bracciale, because of the “intersectionality of feminism, sexuality, gender, the fight for freedom, eschewing the patriarchy and having sort of a vitriolic response towards it”.

Dakota Bracciale
Dakota Bracciale
US justice department memos were leaked to the press shortly after the Kavanaugh hex exposing potential attacks on transgender Americans’ rights – signalling a successful hex for Bracciale. The witch also believes that the Catland hexes on Mr Trump helped facilitate the myriad woes the US president has experienced in the past six months.
Catland Books in Brooklyn - Credit: Rachel Ray
Catland Books in Brooklyn Credit: Rachel Ray

Bracciale hopes that hexes or curses will be used more frequently in politics in the future.

Careful to point out that “witchcraft is not a religion, it’s not a belief system, it’s not an ideology, it’s a practice,” this witch “has no time for Wicca”, a religion that went public in 1954.

Catland Books in Brooklyn - Credit: Rachel Ray
Catland Books in Brooklyn Credit: Rachel Ray

In the confusing, loosely defined but growing world of witchcraft in America, many millennial witches may disagree with Bracciale’s views.

Three religious surveys from Trinity College in Connecticut concluded that the practice of Wicca witchcraft has increased continuously between 1990 and 2008 in the US.

That growth trend was confirmed by the Pew Research Center in 2014, whose surveys reported that more Americans identify as Wiccan, a form of modern paganism created in England, or pagan than as Presbyterian. At the time of the surveys, there were 1.4 million American Presbyterians and about 1.5 million Wiccans.

In addition to political protest theatre, the American beauty industry now caters to the phenomenon referred to as the “witch aesthetic”.

Model Bella Hadid and singer The Weeknd are seen leaving Heidi Klum's 19th Annual Halloween Party at Lavo NYC on October 31, 2018
Model Bella Hadid and singer The Weeknd are seen leaving Heidi Klum’s 19th Annual Halloween Party at Lavo NYC on October 31, 2018

GOOP, the $250 million lifestyle company founded by the actress Gwyneth Paltrow, is not lacking for customers who are interested in the mystical side of the wellness industry that pushes the use of crystals, tarot cards, and astrology. The mainstream Nordstrom Department Store collaborated with the wellness crystal company Goldirocks to release a limited edition crystal set.

So, it may have surprised San Francisco-based Pinrose, an online fragrance retailer, when negative feedback from practicing witches persuaded them to cancel their launch of a Starter Witch Kit at cosmetics giant Sephora this October. The nine-piece set which would have retailed for $42 included fragrances as well as tarot cards, sage, and a rose quartz crystal.

Chelsea “The Sky is Falling!” Little@_chelsearedd

Witchcraft or Paganism (or however you refer to it) is a religion. One with actual practices and guidelines. It is not a basic bitch bandwagon. Spirituality is not a toy. Don’t buy the @sephora is selling.

liz@Llizbowman

Being a witch isn’t trendy, it isn’t cool because Halloween is next month, it doesn’t make you quirky or creepy. Being a witch is a choice, and practicing is a form of religious worship. Do your research, and protect yourself when you practice. Always. & Don’t buy a .

In September, Pinrose “profoundly” apologised to the witches via a statement on its website:

“First and foremost, to those who have shared their disappointment or taken offense to this product, we apologise profoundly. This was not our intent. We thank you for communicating with us and expressing your feelings. We hear you; we will not be manufacturing or making this product available for sale.”

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All occult practitioners are not witches. Ellen Bourn has worked in the medium and psychic arena for forty years. She says she became aware of her ability to communicate with spirits at age eight and joined a spiritualist church when she was at college.

“I joined a Spiritualist church while attending college and began training with their spiritual development classes,” she said. “We were taught both mediumship and spiritual healing. One of the beliefs of the religion of spiritualism is that communication with all planes of reality is possible. I also read some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s material on the same subject. I later elected to become a psychiatric nurse to further allow me to study more about neurology in an attempt to study mediumship from both a religious and scientific perspective.”

Ms Bourn is a former president of The Lilly Dale Assembly, the world’s largest community of spiritualists. She does not practice witchcraft. Witchcraft is not allowed at Lilly Dale and alleged witches are not permitted to live in the village of Lilly Dale. Ms Bourn distinguishes her work thus:

“Witchcraft is a different belief system than Spiritualism. The term witchcraft has been used to mean those who participate in the religions of paganism, satanism, and gaiaism. There have been times when I have been referred to as a ‘witch’. Some have said this as a joke, others as an insulting remark. Fear is usually the basis of these negative remarks.”

Ms Bourn is skeptical of the current American witch aesthetic. She notes that the concept of being a female witch has been “ultra-sexualised by the media and marketed as an appealing and alluring look”.

“Appearing witch-like might confer the concept of special powers of intensity, mystery and sexuality to the woman who selects this as her style,” Ms Bourn says. But in addition to men who are attracted to the witch look, women put themselves at risk of also attracting negative entities.

Ellen Bourn with a tarot card
Ellen Bourn with a tarot card

“Although this is not an intentional outcome,” Ms Bourn explains, “it occurs because one is potentially drawing upon the black arts without realising it. Black magic is very dangerous as it removes a person’s free will [to do the bidding of another]. This can be viewed as a violation of the soul’s purpose. This can be damaging to both the women and the gentlemen [the witch] may attract. Some sexual practices may lead to negative outcomes in a similar manner.”

In regard to the Starter Witches Kit, Ms Bourn cautioned against improper use of sage, meant to be a cleanser and rose quartz crystals, which deal with a person’s romantic emotions. When used improperly, Ms Bourn says, a person can draw to themselves manipulative and dangerous people.

The psychic services industry in which Ms Bourn works has grown steadily over the past five years with a 2018 projected US market value of $2.2 billion, according to industry analysis firm IBIS World.

The growth of witchcraft among millennials, aged 22 to 37 in 2018, coincides with a decline in Christianity in the US. Some Christian commentators and clergy have expressed alarm at how occult activity and symbols are now mainstreamed into US popular culture and considered morally neutral. But there is agreement that witchcraft and other occult practices seem to provide a spiritual experience for people no longer drawn to religion.

Margaret Hamilton as Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West and Judy Garland as Dorothy in the film 'The Wizard Of Oz' 
Margaret Hamilton as Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West and Judy Garland as Dorothy in the film ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

In an interview with the Christian Post, Wanda Alger, a pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Winchester, Virginia, said:

“The sad thing is that these millennials who are exploring the dark side of the supernatural have more faith and belief than most Christians. Because they are open and spiritually hungry, the spirit realm responds. The biggest hindrance to understanding the realities of the Spirit realm is unbelief.”

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Mac

Mac 17 days ago

Ah, Yahoo news. It’s like the Onion but the writers don’t know they write comedy.
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Heather

Heather 17 days ago

So you say there are 1.5 million witches, and this is more than the number of people who identify as Presbyterians; you do realize that there are many other Christian denominations besides Presbyterian, right? Not to mention Catholics? I mean talk about a skewed article. There are still many more Christians than witches in the U.S.
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  • SavedSinner

    SavedSinner 17 days ago

    Demons give supernatural help to humans in exchange for blood sacrifice, but the price is your soul. God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, warned us about the Lake of Fire which awaits those who do not place faith in Him. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37
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  • Everyone Everywhere

    Everyone Everywhere 17 days ago

    just wondering how many of these people had their gateway into this cult through the Harry Potter series. I’ll bet not just a few.
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  • Christopher

    Christopher 16 days ago

    Not a Religion – it is a cult of deception and destruction. More often than not people leave this cult and convert to Christianity, for no other primary reason than truthfulness. It’s like the abortion debate, abortion activists and staff have been exiting the industry in droves and going pro life. You cannot live a lie and be truly happy, joy-filled. Freedom and liberty are not highly regarded in cults, if you don’t think so ask a former member. Attacking politicians or Supreme Court candidates is miss directed and clearly indicates there is a strong spiritual war taking place in plain sight. People, think seriously about what you are into and move away as fast as you can.

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  • zonablue

    zonablue 17 days ago

    Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender#$%$ witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn……………Oh, okay, I get it all now. Another social reject attempting to actually be of significance.
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  • rotten apple

    rotten apple 17 days ago

    There is one outside chance for a cure. I think of it as shock treatment – as I said, it’s a very outside chance…Have you ever heard of exorcism?
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  • John

    John 17 days ago

    People are drawn to the many traps set by Satan to separate your soul from the promise of heaven.
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  • Ksenia

    Ksenia 17 days ago

    Most of these m_r_ns don’t know what they are dabbling with and are not actually doing any form of witchcraft..and barely if. The actual number of witches is substantially lower, and they do not stand out from the regular crowd. Only a keen eye can catch them by very discrete paraphernalia they sometime choose to wear.
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  • Robert

    Robert 17 days ago

    Whoever wrote this did NOT do their research! The story starts out by saying, “Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches – more than the total number of Presbyterians.” Just the one largest Presbyterian denomination alone, PCUSA has over 2 million people in it and there are at least 6 different Presbyterian denomination in the US.
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  • gary

    gary 17 days ago

    Only in the minds of Yahoo news is witchcraft mainstream. Several televangelists have over 10 million followers alone.
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  • Kerry

    Kerry 17 days ago

    What they believe in sounds like the Democratic party platform…
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  • Skeletal Remains

    Skeletal Remains 16 days ago

    Even as an agnostic, I realize that if a group of Christians decide to gather for a public prayer, it will never be to harm anyone, but to heal or help. However, if they are not banned by the “authorities” to do so, they will be mocked and scorned by the parrots in the media like this Yahoo “news writer” who doesn’t hide at all where her (or his or whatever) sympathies lie. If people can’t just realize this, we are already in the times prophetized by the movie “idiocracy”…
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Witchcraft On The Rise As Christianity Declines by Ray Gano of PZTV. 

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Thank You from Laura Maxwell and Happy New Year Blessings!

With Gratitude!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM LAURA MAXWELL.

I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you all for sharing my TV/radio interviews, magazine articles or blog posts; for your constructive criticism, encouraging comments and prayers throughout the year!

Also, a special thank you must be extended to hosts who invited me to share on their shows, conferences or magazines. It’s been a pleasure to journey with you all!

My gratitude also goes to the radio guests and listeners of my former show, The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell on Eternal Radio, which ended last spring, after three years. Repeats from that show are now available to hear by catch up on Eternal Radio.

Thank you also for giving feedback on my new show Spirituality Today: Laura Maxwell and Dana Emanuel Investigate.

Here’s our first episode again, if you missed it! Episode two will be broadcast soon!

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I’m also grateful to those of you who provided guest articles or kindly allowed me permission to copy extracts from your articles or websites on this blog.

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My sincere gratitude as always goes to Pastor Michael Cummins, a ministry colleague and friend of mine. He has a tremendous healing and deliverance ministry. I’ve been referring people worldwide to him for a decade now. He’s prayed for many over the phone or Skype.

In our above interview with Laura Constantino, you’ll hear how Dana and I assisted Michael during her Skype deliverance session, where the Lord Jesus very powerfully cast demons from her and her home, after three years+ of demonic torment. Hallelujah!

Please see this link if you need help and tell him I referred you: Pastor Michael Cummins.

It’s a blessing to see there’s been 422,067 views of this blog so far! It’s with a deep gratitude to the Lord, that I ponder on all He has done, His love and goodness to us all. May He continue to use us to share testimonies of His love and liberating power with others.

Your feature contributions and prayers are very much appreciated. This blog would not be the same without your input.

May you all receive a deep revelation of how much God loves you this year. You are a special treasure to Him. May His tenderness, amazing yet powerful presence draw you closer and closer to Jesus, until He becomes your first Beloved, your Rock, your Anchor, your very Best Friend…the Delight of your heart and your every breath. Jesus the Lover of our soul.

Numbers 6:24-26

‘The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.’

Happy New Year from Laura Maxwell, founder of A Spiritual Quest.

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Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

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Seasonal Sorrows and Hope for Next Year.

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For those who often struggle during each holiday season… Especially those who have lived through abuse or trauma, are bereaved, alone, lonely, diseased, disabled, shut in at home, or psychiatric hospitals, or misunderstood, lied about or rejected … even by family or churches. ”No one came to my defense, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.” 2 Timothy 4:16. Take heart that when everyone meets God face to face, they will finally discover the truth, even though it’s too late. ”For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17.

Polls show that many folks watch It’s A Wonderful Life, the 1946 classic movie, every Christmas!

‘The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Wonderful_Life

Seventy years later and the film still resonates with many. Perhaps especially those of us who have been suicidal or have lost a loved one through suicide. I think of my own mother especially at this time of year. She killed herself and I do wonder how many people she would’ve helped, had she lived. As I’m convinced she’d have shared her story worldwide through tv, magazines, etc, just as I have done … and through God’s grace alone, helped countless people to find salvation in Christ just as they were about to take their lives…helped them get freed after they’d been relentlessly tormented by evil spirits… helped them find purpose and meaning in life again through their new, or renewed faith in Jesus.

My mother lost her life to suicide. I’m so grateful to the Lord that the suicide attempts of mine and so many others failed.

Please let’s remember to pray and reach out to others. And for those of us in ministry too. We all need each other! 1 Corinthians 12:12-26. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+12%3A12-26&version=NKJV

If you are suicidal, alone and lonely, even alone and lonely within your ministry…God knows…

Let us praise God that we are still standing! Let us look to Jesus for the new year and let Him alone be our anchor and our hope!

God Only Knows – For King And Country.

God only knows what you’ve been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows how it’s killing you
But there’s a kind of love that God only knows
God only knows what you’ve been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows the real you
There’s a kind of love that God only knows
There’s a kind of love that
There’s a kind of love

Wide awake while the world is sound asleepin’
Too afraid of what might show up while you’re dreamin’
Nobody, nobody, nobody sees you
Nobody, nobody, nobody would believe you
Every day you try to pick up all the pieces
All the memories, they somehow never leave you
Nobody, nobody, nobody sees you
Nobody, nobody, nobody would believe you

You keep a cover over every single secret
So afraid if someone saw them they would leave
But somebody, somebody, somebody sees you
Somebody, somebody will never leave you.

God only knows what you’ve been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows how it’s killing you
But there’s a kind of love that God only knows
God only knows what you’ve been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows the real you
There’s a kind of love that God only knows
There’s a kind of love that
There’s a kind of love
There’s a kind of love that
There’s a kind of love.

For the lonely, for the ashamed
The misunderstood, and the ones to blame
What if we could start over
We could start over
We could start over
Oh for the lonely, for the ashamed
The misunderstood, and the ones to blame
What if we could start over
We could start over
We could start over.

‘Cause there’s a kind of love that God only knows
God only knows what you’ve been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows the real you
But there’s a kind of love that God only knows
God only knows what you’ve been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows the real you.

There’s a kind of love that God only knows
There’s a kind of love that
There’s a kind of love
There’s a kind of love that
There’s a kind of love
God only knows where to find you
God only knows how to break through
God only knows the real you
There’s a kind of love that God only knows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5cPQg3oq-o

Let us look to Jesus for the new year and let Him be our hope!

 ALSO SEE MY POSTS:

  1. Receive Hope from God – https://ourspiritualquest.com/receive-hope-from-god/

 

2. Receive God’s Comfort – https://ourspiritualquest.com/receive-gods-comfort/

 

3. Receive God’s Reassurance and Encouragement – https://ourspiritualquest.com/receive-gods-reassurance-and-encouragement-through-these-scriptures/

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About Laura Maxwell: 

Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Many thanks for taking time to read and share the above post. For similar posts and more about Laura, please visit her blog Our Spiritual Quest.

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Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

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Witchcraft On The Rise As Christianity Declines by Ray Gano of PZTV.

Laura Maxwell, ‘Wicca would have been something I’d have naturally gravitated towards if I hadn’t found Jesus when I did. As a new ager and a spiritualist, the beliefs, especially about nature and animals would have definately appealed to me. So, I do see the appeal of all the various types of Witchcraft and can also understand why it’s saw a huge growth in recent decades and especially recent years. The bible predicts all of this as we know.

It saddens me because I feel masses of people are spiritually hungry and seeking. But tragically, they often find churches are dry and unfriendly, lack any real spiritual power or presence of God, thus these seekers will obviously turn elsewhere. That’s only natural! It’s our responsibility to reflect Jesus, not misrepresent Him thus turn them further away from Him! We need to show them the truth, love and power of Jesus.’

‘Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches – more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practices normalized across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicized.’ Ray Gano.

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Witchcraft Moves Mainstream As Christianity Declines: And Has Trump In Its Sights – The Telegraph.

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Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Many thanks for taking time to read and share the above post. For similar posts and more about Laura, please visit her blog Our Spiritual Quest.

DISCLAIMER:

Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

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Step Into Your Power by Camilla Rosa Eriksen.

Camilla Rosa Eriksen wrote an article recently in Exposing The Darkness. and kindly gave me permission to share here.

Step Into Your Power.

“Prepare to use your imagination, your most powerful, largely untapped human resource. Imagine that you have a remote control in your hand and that one click changes the channel from the hypersensitivity channel to a new channel where you feel your power. As if on a screen before your mind, imagine that from your depths, you see yourself step into your power, all of your feelings intact. You are still YOU.”

This is an actual quote from a new age author called Susan Anderson. She is not one of those teachers who are so obviously new age that she speaks to “ascended masters” (spirit entities), worships Babylonian goddesses, or seeks to promote shamanistic rituals in a tent with a group of naked people. She is simply a kind, loving ”normal”  writer who has helped many women.

So what is wrong with that? Read her words again and let’s examine what she (and thousands of other writers and counselors like her) is actually saying:

YOU are god. Within yourself. You don’t need to seek a God outside yourself, you just need to seek you, dig deeper and see what a powerful being you are. You are the creator. You are in control of your own destiny. You decide your own path. By ”tuning into yourself” – and connecting with what is already inside you – you have all you need to change your life from WITHIN. You have all the power.

Notice the focus on the word power – the new age and feminist culture is obsessed with being so-called powerful.

So what she is saying is actually demonic and deceptive. It is the voice of the serpent in the Garden of Eden saying to Adam and Eve, “You will be like gods …” only repackaged to fit the stressful lifestyle of the 21st century.

What is so disturbing to me is that what she is saying is no different from what you can now hear in counseling sessions, in schools, tv programs, sales training seminars, talk shows, lectures, etc., but also in many churches and their women’s conferences, business meetings, Christian self help groups, AA meetings and the list goes on…

Most people today unfortunately completely lack the discernment to see that their way of thinking has become new age faith, with or without a Jesus label attached to it.

A genuine Christian faith will never rely on oneself becoming a powerful being. Rather we are made strong to the degree that we are able to fully seek God and humble ourselves before him. We need to become a set apart vessel willing and able to receive his life giving power and protection.

”And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2. Corinthians 12,9)

The old saying, “Less of me, more of You,” is the only way to go. The moment we step out of that path we are already on the path to something else. That something else being the new age movement who has infiltrated almost every institution and media outlet we will come in contact with during our lifetime.

When the Bible talks about the spirit of power it is referring to God’s power – not human soul power – not ”The unlimited supply of the Universe residing inside me,” ”Being connected to Cosmos,” or ”God in all and through all.”

”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (1.Timothy 1, 7)

Scripture is talking about the power of the Holy Spirit that is given to us as his children (Acts 1,8)  AFTER we have repented and turned from our sins and become his child.  AFTER we have renounced the kingdom of darkness, rejected Satan as our lord and no longer try to save ourselves in our own strength.

Have you examined recently if you have adopted some subtle new age beliefs into your way of thinking? All of us have at some point! Unless you live on a remote island and have only read the Bible.

“Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.” (Luke 11,35)

When we surrender to Jesus, we are no longer the leading pilot in our spiritual cockpit and it’s important that we make a daily effort to stay out of that seat. Because it’s easy to slip back in and put God in autopilot.

It can happen even to those of us who are born again. I have met many Christians who are actually ‘new agers’ and don’t know it. The whole world is now under the influence of the evil one and most people are busy in various ways seeking their own power, promotion and glory. By doing so they are unknowingly tapping into Satan’s worldview and slipping further away from abiding under the shadow of the Almighty.

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

(Psalm 91, 1-2)

So don’t step into your own power. Step out of it!

Camilla Rosa Eriksen

Camilla’s Two Ministry Pages:

www.facebook.com/purepearlsministry

and www.facebook.com/exposingthedarkness

~ ♡ ~           

About Laura Maxwell: 

Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Many thanks for taking time to read and share the above post. For similar posts and more about Laura, please visit her blog Our Spiritual Quest.

DISCLAIMER:

Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

Click on this LINK to see some of her TV interviews.

During a LIVE show on Revelation TV – satellite across Europe, USA and beyond. Plus online.

 

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Facebook Removed Laura Maxwell’s Radio Interview: EXORCISM OF LAURA CONSTANTINO, SISTER OF FAMOUS TV GHOST-HUNTER.

My Facebook Post

SISTER OF  FAMOUS GHOST-HUNTER MARK CONSTANTINO’S SISTER LAURA: OUR RECENT RADIO INTERVIEW WITH HER REMOVED BY FACEBOOK!!!

My Facebook Post

My Facebook Post

”Community standards, I read them and none were broken. Someone simply reported it and Facebook removed it!”

Comments From A Facebook Friend:

Christina Lyn Leahz Oh Laura, they’ve been doing this to all of us doing Gods work. What you have to do is police your page (your posts) for that and click on the spam notification (where it says community standards) and unmark it and then check off that you have read their policies and then it becomes active again. It’s a pain because until you notice it, it is losing views! Another sign of the times and the censorship. Oh and a few weeks ago, there was a post about some girl on Facebook that did some type of “sick photo art” that depicted blood and gore and showed her eating a decapitated dead baby! It was a doll but looked so realistic some people said they barfed! Anyhow this person has no problems and no censorship and it’s okay. Their page is still up and running fine. But we get the ax! Something else isn’t it?

I tried to do as Lyn Leahz advised but the post has vanished! It seems they deleted it, usually you have the ability to appeal it! I told Laura Constantino, our radio guest, and she wrote:

Laura Constantino’s Response

Facebook Unpublished My Post!

To see the post and all the comments below it, please see:

This Exclusive Interview Is On My YouTube Channel!

Laura Constantino Exorcism Radio Show

To Hear This Exclusive Interview Click Below!

My (Laura Maxwell) new radio show, ‘Spirituality Today,’ with co-host Dana Emanuel. Please listen below!

A very special and unique interview for our 1st episode of our new show!

Gary and Laura Constantino Leogrande share how Laura’s daughter Sam’s involvement in a Ghost Hunt, in Virginia, trying to contact their beloved Mark, led to dreadful paranormal demonic activity at home for over 3 years which led to Sam’s tragic and early death.

Laura and brother Gary Constantino with Laura’s late daughter Samantha.

In it, Laura Constantino Leogrande also details her personal testimony and how she found Dana (Ex ghost hunter) and I (Ex Spiritualist), on YouTube just a few months ago!

Michael Cummins and friend Laura Maxwell on Revelation TV. With host Doug Harris.

She also shares details of her very powerful and life changing exorcism and house cleansing which we personally assisted in along with pastor Michael Cummins recently over Skype.

We were so honored she asked us to interview her, especially as, since her brother Mark Constantino and his wife Debby’s tragic deaths 3+ years ago, in Sept. 2015, many radio hosts of paranormal/ghost hunting shows have asked her and she politely declined.

Laura Constantino

The Late Debby and Mark Constantino of the world famous Ghost Adventures TV Show with Zac Bagans and Team.

Because Dana and I (Laura M), had our testimonies on YouTube of us coming to Christ after being involved in so called ”ghosts”, and how it led to my mother’s suicide, Laura C. felt we could identify with each other and we had similar stories to tell.

The Late Mark Constantino’s Funeral – Laura and Gary Constantino’s Brother.

Please share and also pray that countless precious ghost hunters and mediums, including fans of the world famous Ghost Adventures TV show, (that the late Mark and Debby Constantino starred on with Zac Bagans and Team), will watch this interview with Mark’s brother and sister on YouTube and other platforms like Facebook and so on.

Zac Bagans and Ghost Adventures Team.

Many thanks! God bless you all!

Laura Maxwell. Author, TV and Radio Guest, Radio Host and Ex New Age Spiritualist.

FIRST EPISODE OF OUR NEW SHOW!!!

Thank you for watching and sharing this debut and very special episode of our new show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmUNi-7rP_g&t=449s

Laura Constantino

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:

 

GUEST – LAURA CONSTANTINO’S FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lauraleogrande33?lst=1454990452%3A100001045195499%3A1543886830

LAURA CONSTANTINO’S YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLvhjc7gJjzo76yKuEHthEg

Dana Emanuel’s Blog https://SpiritualRealities.org/

EX GHOST HUNTER AND RADIO HOST – DANA EMANUEL’S BLOG: https://spiritualrealities.org/

DANA’S YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExposingtheEnemy

DANA’S FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ExposingtheEnemy?lst=1454990452%3A100000511072804%3A1543886452

EX SPIRITIST AND RADIO HOST – LAURA MAXWELL’S BLOG: https://ourspiritualquest.com

LAURA’S FACEBOOK – Main Page: https://www.facebook.com/LoraMax

FACEBOOK – 2nd Page: https://www.facebook.com/aSpiritualQuest

LAURA’S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ASpiritualQuest

Laura Maxwell on Twitter https://twitter.com/ASpiritualQuest

Deliverance Minister Michael Cummins on Revelation TV. https://christsetsyoufree.wordpress.com/youtube/

Laura Maxwell’s good friend, a Deliverance Minister, that led Laura Constantino’s exorcism over Skype, Michael Cummins’s Blog: https://christsetsyoufree.wordpress.com

~ ♡ ~     

About Laura Maxwell: 

Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Many thanks for taking time to read and share the above post. For similar posts and more about Laura, please visit her blog Our Spiritual Quest.

DISCLAIMER:

Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

Click on this LINK to see some of her TV interviews.

During a LIVE show on Revelation TV – satellite across Europe, USA and beyond. Plus online.

 

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The Supernatural With Laura Maxwell: New Listen Again Service On Eternal Radio!

Eternal Radio Has Exciting News!

In Response To Listener Demand, We Are Launching An Exciting New Listen Again Service!

*****

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM Stephen Merrick FOUNDER OF Eternal Radio:

‘Some of our most popular programs including some episodes of The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell (pictured above at one of our spiritual warfare conferences, with author Jason Carter and our Founders Valma and Stephen Merrick), will be available on this exciting new platform!’

‘Laura Maxwell‘s cutting edge show ran on our network for over 3 years, ending nine months ago. So we are excited about making some of those episodes available to hear again!’

Please look out for more details coming soon! http://eternalradio.org.uk/

eternal radio youtube channel

Eternal Radio YouTube Channel

In the meantime, ‘LISTEN AGAIN to some amazing The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell episodes on our YouTube Channel’ ~  Stephen Merrick founder of Eternal Radio.

Eternal Radio, HQ Spain. https://eternalradio.live

eternal radio founder

Eternal Radio Founder

‘Hi Laura Maxwell, thank you for putting out this announcement. It really feels like the end of an era. Valma and I are going to miss your contribution to Eternal Radio and I am sure our listeners will too. Over the last three years you have been an absolute blessing to work with. While we are sad that you will not be making The Supernatural programs anymore we do look forward to see how God will use you in the kingdom, in this new chapter that is about to begin. Sending our love to you and Paul, Stephen and Valma Merrick x’.

 

Eternal Radio, HQ Spain. https://eternalradio.live

   ~ ♡ ~   

 About Laura Maxwell:

Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Many thanks for taking time to read and share the above post. For similar posts and more about Laura, please visit her blog Our Spiritual Quest.

DISCLAIMER:

Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

Click on this LINK to see some of her TV interviews.

 

During a LIVE show on Revelation TV – satellite across Europe, USA and beyond. Plus online.

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LAURA MAXWELL AND DANA EMANUEL INTERVIEW FAMOUS TV GHOST-HUNTER: THE LATE MARK CONSTANTINO’S BROTHER AND SISTER GARY AND LAURA.

THE LATE FAMOUS GHOST-HUNTER MARK CONSTANTINO’S FAMILY – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BREAKS THEIR 3+ YEAR SILENCE:

Exorcism – After Ghost-Hunt Induced Demonic Harassment AND Family Deaths.

Hear This Exclusive Interview Below!

My (Laura Maxwell) new radio show ‘Spirituality Today,’ with co-host Dana Emanuel. Please listen below!

A very special and unique interview for our 1st episode of our new show!

Laura Constantino Exorcism Response 1

Laura Constantino’s Exorcism: Her Personal Response

Gary and Laura Constantino Leogrande share how Laura’s daughter Sam’s involvement in a Ghost Hunt, in Virginia, trying to contact their beloved Mark, led to dreadful paranormal demonic activity at home for over 3 years which led to Sam’s tragic and early death.

Laura and brother Gary Constantino with Laura’s late daughter Samantha.

In it, Laura Constantino Leogrande also details her personal testimony and how she found Dana and I on YouTube just a few months ago!

Michael Cummins and friend Laura Maxwell on Revelation TV. With host Doug Harris.

She also shares details of her very powerful and life changing exorcism and house cleansing which we personally assisted in along with pastor Michael Cummins recently over Skype.

The Late Debby and Mark Constantino of the world famous Ghost Adventures TV Show.

We were so honored she asked us to interview her, especially as, since her brother Mark Constantino and His wife Debby’s tragic deaths 3+ years ago, in Sept. 2015, many radio hosts of paranormal/ghost hunting shows have asked her and she politely declined.

Laura Constantino

The Late Debby and Mark Constantino of the world famous Ghost Adventures TV Show with Zac Bagans and Team.

Because Dana and I (Laura M), had our testimonies on YouTube of us coming to Christ after being involved in so called ”ghosts”, and how it led to my mother’s suicide, Laura C. felt we could identify with each other and we had similar stories to tell.

The Late Mark Constantino’s Funeral – Laura and Gary Constantino’s Brother.

Please share and also pray that countless precious ghost hunters and mediums, including fans of the world famous Ghost Adventures TV show, (that the late Mark and Debby Constantino starred on with Zac Bagans and Team), will watch this interview with Mark’s brother and sister on YouTube and other platforms like Facebook and so on.

Zac Bagans and Ghost Adventures Team.

Many thanks! God bless you all!

Laura Maxwell. Author, TV and Radio Guest, Radio Host and Ex New Age Spiritualist.

Thank you for watching and sharing this debut and very special episode of our new show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmUNi-7rP_g&t=449s

Laura Constantino

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:

 

GUEST – LAURA CONSTANTINO’S FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lauraleogrande33?lst=1454990452%3A100001045195499%3A1543886830

LAURA CONSTANTINO’S YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLvhjc7gJjzo76yKuEHthEg

Dana Emanuel’s Blog https://SpiritualRealities.org/

EX GHOST HUNTER AND RADIO HOST – DANA EMANUEL’S BLOG: https://spiritualrealities.org/

DANA’S YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExposingtheEnemy

DANA’S FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ExposingtheEnemy?lst=1454990452%3A100000511072804%3A1543886452

EX SPIRITIST AND RADIO HOST – LAURA MAXWELL’S BLOG: https://ourspiritualquest.com

LAURA’S FACEBOOK – Main Page: https://www.facebook.com/LoraMax

FACEBOOK – 2nd Page: https://www.facebook.com/aSpiritualQuest

LAURA’S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ASpiritualQuest

Deliverance Minister Michael Cummins on Revelation TV. https://christsetsyoufree.wordpress.com/youtube/

Laura Maxwell’s good friend, a Deliverance Minister, that led Laura Constantino’s exorcism over Skype, Michael Cummins’s Blog: https://christsetsyoufree.wordpress.com

~ ♡ ~     

About Laura Maxwell: 

Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Many thanks for taking time to read and share the above post. For similar posts and more about Laura, please visit her blog Our Spiritual Quest.

DISCLAIMER:

Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

Click on this LINK to see some of her TV interviews.

During a LIVE show on Revelation TV – satellite across Europe, USA and beyond. Plus online.

 

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Truth On “Energy Healings, Energy Medicine,” Reflexology, Pilates, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Tai Chi, etc, by Marcia Montenegro. 

Ex New Ager, Spiritualist & Professional Astrologer, participated in past life regression, astral travel, spirit contact, tarot cards and had spirit guides. Marcia Montenegro is a woman who I highly admire and as an EX New Ager myself, I can identify and have loved her resources for years!!!

She’s been a guest on my radio show The Supernatural with Laura Maxwell and her articles have featured on my blog. I HIGHLY recommend you check out her blog and Facebook page. (Details follow her below post).

Marcia Montenegro

  By Marcia Montenegro.

I have warned for many years about all of these except Buteyko, which I never heard of (although I have warned numerous times about the breath/breathing trend), including warning about several of these recently. Too bad they didn’t also address things like Rife Machines and all the “energy healings”. The Australian government ended subsidies for the methods below. It’s nice to be vindicated.

New Age Spiritually Based Therapies

All of those terms are New Age or endorse/include New Age/spiritually based treatments. See https://www.facebook.com/103502882236/posts/10155590818962237/

Alternative Therapies, Reiki Massage, Pilates, etc.

‘Alternatives’ have that name because they are not medicine or scientifically-based. Australia banned insurance coverage on several “alternatives.” See https://www.facebook.com/103502882236/posts/10155590818962237/

Alternative Therapies, Reiki, Reflexology, etc.

Alternatives are Pseudoscience and/or New Age/spiritually based treatments. All spiritually based treatments use pseudoscience for an attempted credibility but not all pseudoscience or quackery is New Age. See https://www.facebook.com/103502882236/posts/10155590818962237/

Quote==In 2015, the Australian government completed a review of natural products covered by private health insurance plans. The authors looked for direct evidence of efficacy, focusing on systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials (for which there was little evidence.)

And this was 3 yrs. ago! Insurance rates go up when they cover junk medicine like this. It should be criminal to do so but here in the U.S., “Integrative” is the trend. At the very least, doctors and hospitals should disclose the unscientific and spiritual beliefs behind these treatments and not let the patient think they are actually medical.

Their 2015 review evaluated the following treatments:

* Alexander Technique, a form of physical therapy with elements of mindfulness, was not supported by much evidence beyond short-term back pain.
* Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils with therapeutic intent, had no convincing evidence of effectiveness for any purpose.
* Bowen Therapy, a form of massage, had insufficient evidence to make any conclusions about safety or efficacy.
* Buteyko is a Russian breathing technique claimed to be effective for asthma and other respiratory disorders, but with a lack of objective efficacy.
* Feldenkrais is a gentle form of physical therapy lacking good evidence of efficacy.
* Herbalism/western herbalism (Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine were excluded from the review) encompasses hundreds (thousands) of what are effectively impure, non-standardized drugs. There was no data on the overall efficacy identified.
* Homeopathy is an elaborate placebo system where sugar pills are felt to offer medicinal effects. There was no evidence found to suggest homeopathy was effective for any condition.
* Iridology is the study of irises based on the belief that patterns can help diagnose disease. There is a lack of evidence for the practice, for any condition.
* (Applied) Kinesiology, or more properly “applied” kinesiology, is a pseudoscientific combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, and biomechanics. Unlike the science of kinesiology, “applied” kinesiology has no evidence to support its use.
* Massage or manual therapies can encompass a variety of physical treatments. This is another difficult-to-evaluate field, and there’s a lack of good evidence for many of the conditions treated with massage.
* Naturopathy is an alternative medicine practice still based on the idea of vitalism that encompasses many of the therapies on this list, but also conventional therapies. The overall evidence for naturopathic approaches is weak.
* Pilates is an exercise practice based on strengthening the “core” muscles. While it’s very popular there is little evidence in place to support claims of benefit, with the possible exception of low back pain.
* Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to different parts of the soles of the feet – effectively a form of massage, with the intent of treating other organs in the body. There’s no evidence to show any objective health benefits.
* Rolfing is form of physical therapy with elements of Energy Medicine and massage. There’s a lack of evidence evaluating * * Rolfing and demonstrating its effectiveness.
* Shiatsu is a combination of acupressure and massage intended to open your “energy flows”. There’s a lack of evidence showing it’s effective for any condition.
* Tai Chi is a slow Martial Art intended to balance your “Chi” or “Life Force”. Despite the extensive evidence, the quality of evidence to support efficacy is low..==See https://bit.ly/2Rr7Lys

CANA Sources On Above Topics:

I have too many posts on the above topics to find and list all here but below are a few of them. These links all work but be aware some links listed in the posts may be dead; it would be impossible to constantly check the thousands of links I have in my posts.

Applied Kinesiology
Janice Lyons of CINAM
http://bit.ly/1JCoQcC

Lyndon Unger
http://bit.ly/1JCA05E

This is a 9 page pdf Christian document on the New Age and occult origins of AK (also called Muscle Testing) and Dowsing:
http://bit.ly/1EqoV7B

These explain why AK is not scientifically or medically valid.
http://bit.ly/1IrEcQb

http://bit.ly/1LB7m40

Aromatherapy (I probably have done at least 50 posts on Aromatherapy/Essential Oils; search with my name followed by Essential Oils. I was in the New Age and witnessed the revival of Aromatherapy; originally, it was Bach Flower Remedies)
https://bit.ly/2U8ekYH

Warning on “Bodywork” (Alexander Technique, Feldenkreis, Rolfing, etc.)
https://bit.ly/2PejKxx

Bowen Therapy
https://bit.ly/2RuRhp0

Breathing/Breathwork
“The Age of Magical Breathing,” CANA post with links at end to 7 more posts on breathwork/breathing views
https://bit.ly/2xx5o5g

Homeopathy (I’ve done dozens of warnings on this)
https://bit.ly/2DWMRDB

https://bit.ly/2Ea6Kbk

Naturopathy
https://bit.ly/2zEsOH8

Reflexology
https://bit.ly/2AHzdB4

Tai Chi (Chi Therapies)
https://bit.ly/1S4JbAq

Traditional Chinese Medicine
https://bit.ly/2zMnZvx

A READER’S COMMENT:

Norleen Gardner Cheser “I wish the USA would do the same especially after having just finished reading The Healing Gods: Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Christian America by Candy Gunther Brown, which you, Marcia Montenegro, mentioned in an article a little while back. I hate deception/dishonesty and CAM’s religious roots are most often hidden by practitioners and presented as “scientific” instead, which you remind people of as well. Like “truth in advertising,” CAM needs to be held accountable as far as “informed consent” which most practitioners are failing to disclose since they do not tell people of the religious roots behind it as well as their own beliefs as to just how the “procedure” the practitioner does is supposed to “help,” but mask it behind “scientific” language. Many times that “scientific” language is clearly vitalism not science.”

Marcia of Christian Answers for the New Age, “Norleen Gardner Cheser, I couldn’t have said it better myself! Thank you. You are right on the money.”

TO VIEW THIS LINK ON FACEBOOK, PLEASE SEE:

More Information from Marcia Montenegro’s Website:  CANA : Christian Answers for the New Age.

 

Marcia Montenegro of Christian Answers for the New Age

http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/

 ~ ♡ ~     

About Laura Maxwell: 

Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.

Many thanks for taking time to read and share the above post. For similar posts and more about Laura, please visit her blog Our Spiritual Quest.

DISCLAIMER:

Laura Maxwell does not necessarily agree with all the information and conclusions presented by friends, guest articles on her blog, TV or radio interviews or her own radio show.

Laura is not paid for writing in books, magazines or appearing on TV, radio or at events. All of her work is of a voluntary nature.

Click on this LINK to see some of her TV interviews.

During a LIVE show on Revelation TV – satellite across Europe, USA and beyond. Plus online.

 

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Christian Witchcraft by Dana Emanuel.

My good friend, Ex Ghost Hunter, Dana Emanuel, a Deliverance Minister and radio guest filmed the below video and wrote the accompanying article.

Christian Witches

Christian witchcraft has become a new topic of debate within the Christian/secular community. The reason for this is that there are many people that claim to be Christian, while at the same time, they hold onto their Witchcraft beliefs.

How is this, one might ask? This has made myself and others curious, curious enough to examine witchcraft and what it truly means to be a witch, and if it is truly compatible with Christianity.

Please see Dana’s video below:

I thought it would be wise to first examine the question, What is a witch?

When I went to Wikipedia, it said:

“A woman thought to have magic powers, especially evil ones, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat and flying on a broomstick.”

Although this description seems to fit what society visualizes when the word witch is mentioned, one must know it is much more complex than that.

Witch – One who practices witchcraft, usually one of the pagan / or Witchcraft religion.

When researching this subject, and asking this question, I was surprised at the variety of different answers I got. There are several different types of witches, and “groups (aka covens)”. Please note, all these different groups/covens have different traditions/beliefs.

Some topics that not all witches/covens agree on are:

The afterlife

Reincarnation and karma

Heaven and hell

God/s and goddesses

Jesus

Holy Bible

Sin

What is witchcraft?

According to the pagans path website:

It’s a form of spirituality and a religion, like many other faiths. In the most simplistic definitions, Witchcraft can be described as:

A nature based religion that believes in the balance of mind/body/spirit within the divine multiverse. It is a religion and way of life, honoring all things seen and unseen within that divine multiverse. Practitioners strive to live in harmony and balance within nature, believing we (human and nature) are all interconnected and parts of the greater divine force. Some call this force, The Great Spirits, The Divine, God/Goddess, All That Is and so on. It’s really up to the individual and what label best fits their view of the Divine Spirit.

*This type of belief is new age. It suggests religious relativism.

What does the Bible say about witchcraft or “witches”?

Anytime we want to know if something is accepted by God, we must look at what His Word says. For the Christian, God’s Word is our final authority in all matters of our faith and life.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJVS

[10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord : and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

2 Kings 21:6 KJVS

[6] And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord , to provoke him to anger.

What is a Christian?

First we should look at the first time the word “Christian” is used in the Bible:

Acts 11:26 KJV

[26] And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Christians are those that accept and believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. They assemble together in the church and study what the disciples taught, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are Christ followers.

What is the gospel?

Christians must believe the gospel. The gospel is essential to the Christian Faith.

In Christianity, the gospel, or the Good News, is the news of the coming of the Kingdom of God. Paul’s gospel is of Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection to restore people’s relationship with God. It also includes the descent of the Holy Spirit upon believers and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

How do you get to have eternal life?

John 3:16 KJVS

[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 17:3 KJV

[3] And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

What does it mean to be saved?

Acts 16:30-31 KJVS

[30] And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? [31] And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Note: Anyone can “say” they believe in Jesus.. but that doesn’t mean they believe in the one and only true Jesus.. Jesus our savior! Many false religions claim to believe in Jesus, but in reality, they believe in a false Jesus. For example; Jehovia witnesses, Mormons, and 7th day advents. Some new age religions believe that Jesus is/was a descended master.

Jesus as a “Descended master”

Can you be both? Be of light AND of darkness?

1 John 1:5-7 KJVS

[5] This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. [6] If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: [7] But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21 KJVS

[20] But I say , that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. [21] Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

Saying something, verses true “confession”..

You can say anything, but it doesn’t mean you believe it with your whole heart. To confess something, means to declare it as absolute truth and knowing it as fact.

Verse that says “Lord Lord”

Their hearts are far from me:

Matthew 15:7-9 KJVS

[7] Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, [8] This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. [9] But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men

*To all Christian Witches~ Do the things of the world, including the practice of witchcraft, come before God and what He has to say about it? A true Christian will “want” to please God, and will not want to do things that He abhors.

Christianity and Wicca-

Not only do they not agree, but they are blantly opposed, one to the other!

Do witches believe the Bible? Are they true believers? If they claim to believe, but yet they only accept “parts of the Bible, and make up an image of a Jesus that is different that the Jesus of the Bible, then they are created a graven image of Jesus Christ. It is a different Jesus.

Witches believe that humans are not superior to nature. They believe in nature admiration. The Bible says that amount people that rebel against the Bible are those that worship nature and the created things, instead of the creator. In which, would be in rebellion against God‘s word.

Witches believe in using divination, sorcery, and magic, while the Bible condemns it.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 KJVS

[10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. [12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord : and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Witches also believe in spirits, spirit guides, and ghosts.

The Bible does not describe or support the notion of earthbound spirits/ghosts. The paranormal phenomena of ghosts, spirit guides, and spirits, are described in the Bible as familiar spirits. These are demons. Satan and his fallen angels masquerade as ghosts.

2 Corinthians 11:14 KJV

[14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

1 Samuel 28:8-14 KJV

[8] And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. [9] And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? [10] And Saul sware to her by the Lord , saying, As the Lord liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. [11] Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. [12] And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul. [13] And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. [14] And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.

(This was a familiar spirit that was masquerading as Samuel.) *Please see my other article, called “What is a Familiar Spirit” @ https://www.spiritualrealities.org

Witches believe in energy and psychic abilities.

They believe that we are all energy beings and connected through energy. That through this energy we can connect to each other and all things with our psychic senses and that these senses are part of all nature and that all people have these senses within them.

This is not found in scripture, and this is also a new age belief.

What witches believe about God? (VERY IMPORTANT and central to the Christian Faith)

Witches believe/revere in both gods and the goddess.

(Bible describes these as False Gods)

The Bible explicitly describes God as a male figure. All throughout scripture, God is referred to as “He”, or “Father”.

What do Christians believe about God?

The Bible says there is only one true God. The God is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The same God described in the Holy Bible.

Exodus 20:2-5 KJVS

[2] I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. [3] Thou shalt have no other gods before me. [4] Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: [5] Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

1 Timothy 2:5 KJVS

[5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Isaiah 44:6 KJVS

[6] Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Isaiah 44:8-11 KJVS

[8] Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it ? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any . [9] They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. [10] Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing? [11] Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.

What do Christians believe about death and the afterlife?

As seen in Luke 16, the rich man that died and went to hell immediately. And a beggar named Lazarus that was immediately carried to heaven (Abraham’s bosom) by angels.

Luke 16:22-31 KJV

[22] And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; [23] And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. [24] And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. [25] But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. [26] And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. [27] Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: [28] For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. [29] Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. [30] And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. [31] And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Do witches believe in hell?

No. They believe in a final eternal home called Summerlands. In which all people will live there, the good and the wicked.

Christians believe that when a person dies, their spirit immediately goes to either heaven (for the righteous) or hell (for the unrighteousness).

Witches believe in reincarnation

The Bible does not teach reincarnation.

Hebrews 9:27 KJV

[27] And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

The Bible teaches that Jesus is our blessed hope

Our hope and promise is that we will be ressurected to eternal life with Jesus after we die.

Acts 24:14-15 KJVS

[14] But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: [15] And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

God’s Holy Word:

A person that believes that they can be both a Christian and a witch, do not believe what Gods word says. They reject scripture.

The God of the Bible says that scripture is essential! The Bible tells us to test everything with scripture!

2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

[15] Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Acts 17:11 KJV

[11] These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Christianity has not changed. The Bible also tells us to not lean on our own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV

[5] Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. [6] In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. [7] Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord , and depart from evil.

People say, well, the Bible means different things to different people… the Bible says that scripture is not for private interpretation.

2 Peter 1:20 KJV

[20] Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Everyone might not understand everything in the Bible, we are all learning.. but if you truly pray and ask God for understanding of certain issues, he will show it to us. Then there are people who cannot know the things of the spirit because they are not of the spirit.

People spend millions of dollars on books, counselors, classes, etc to find answers to life’s questions, when in reality, it’s all in God’s word!

All of this doubt that we see today, in Gods word, and coming against Gods word, is of the devil.

The devil has come against Gods word since the beginning.. when he asked Eve in the garden, “hath God really said”?

And just like when Eve gave place to the devil, by heeding to this doubt, and rebelled against God.. it led to the fall of man. and death. Which is what will happen to us if we die in disbelief. The enemy is not our friend.. he aims to kill us, and to take us to hell with him.

If you are a true Christian, this verse will be ESSENTIAL to your faith. Do you believe the following verse?

Acts 4:12 KJVS

[12] Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

And that name is Jesus Christ!!

If the answer is “no”, then you are not a true Christ follower/Christian.

Thank you for reading this article,

Ex Ghost Hunter, Dana Emanuel, a Deliverance Minister

BLOG:     https://www.SpiritualRealities.org

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