In Galatians, chapter 3, Paul writes, "You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?" Our lord Jesus told us to "be ye wise as serpents, yet as innocent as doves." We are in a season of witchcraft, as one song goes. In order to talk about it, we need to have a lexicon.
'Witch' has two relevant definitions: 1. a person, now esp. a woman, who professes or is believed to practice magic; sorceress; and 2. a person who uses a divining rod; dowser. This word is from the old English 'wicce' or 'wicca', meaning 'wizard'. AKA, wych.
'Magic' has three relevant definitions: 1. the practice of using various techniques, as incantation, to exert control over the supernatural or the forces of nature; 2. a result of such practice; and 3. power of influence exerted through this practice. AKA, magick. (Its purpose is to gain influence & control of the practitioners by demons)
'White Magic' is black magic under a religious disguise. Its purpose is still to compel God or the saints to act. Christian prayer submits completely to the will of God and appeals to God's mercy and grace.
'Root Magic' or herb magic or root work is the use of herbs and roots to make recipes to cast spells. Also called Hoodoo and Conjure.
The noun, 'charm', has three relevant definitions: 1. something worn or carried on one's person to bring good luck or ward off evil; amulet; 2. a formula or action credited with magical power; and 3. the chanting or recitation of magic words; incantation.
'Talisman' can be any object, design, or symbol believed to be endowed with magical powers. The item is active in that it, and of itself, bestows this magical power upon the one who possesses it at the time
'Divination' is consulting demons directly or indirectly for wisdom or knowledge. As you submit to the advice of the demon, you are indirectly submitting to and empowering the demon. The bribery will eventually give way to extortion.Shamanism' has two definitions: 1. the animistic religion of northern Asia, embracing a belief in powerful demons that can be influenced only by a shaman; and 2. any similar religion. (the demons can be influenced by any Christian through exorcism)
'Shaman' is a person who acts as an intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc. (but the demons get the better part of the bargain)
'Reiki' is Japanese Buddhist shamanism. The practitioners submit to four 'symbols' and mantras that they then use in their practice as a charm and an incantation. A false 'history' was made up about it, to make it more palatable in the Christian west.
'Voodoo' has four definitions: 1. a polytheistic religion practiced chiefly by West Indians, deriving principally from African Yoruban cult worship and containing elements borrowed from the Catholic Christian religion; 2. a person who practices this religion; 3. a fetish or other object of voodoo worship; and 4. black magic; sorcery. Also called Voudon.
'Santeria' is a religion merging the worship of Yoruban deities with veneration of Roman Catholic saints; practiced in Cuba and spread to other parts of the Caribbean and to the U.S. by Cuban emigres.
'Candomble' is a version of Santeria that burns candles for hexes and spells; practiced in Brazil.
'Mojo' is another name for using charms.
'Vampirism' is people having a vampire demon that causes an obsession for drinking blood.
'Pagan' is a polytheist religion like the ancient Greeks or Romans. They can comfortably adopt diverse 'gods', because these gods are all demons.
'Asatru' is a revival of the ancient Norse religion with the 'god' Odin being empowered with worship.
A 'Churchian' is a person whose highest object of devotion is the church -- the society, the traditions and the buildings, not the Trinity. They are unwittingly being idolatrous. They give lip-service to the Trinity, but they assume it is just an irrelevant fiction. They assume everyone else is pretending like themselves. "Faith is believing what you know ain't so." These people can be dangerously anti-Christian.
Gnostic false redefinitions of Christian terms
Jehovah is Demiurge, a twisted god of this world only. It is part Satan.
Jesus is only a spirit that possessed some man on earth. He came to teach people to listen to inner voices, to be set free from this world and Demiurge.
Christ is the part of the collective spirit of mankind that is in all persons.
Holy Spirit is the spirit of Abraxas and Sophia, the Gnostic gods. It is also the collective spirit of mankind.
Salvation is getting free from this filthy world.
editted: April 19, 2017 orderofsaintpatrick.org/warfare/lexicon.htm