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« on: October 11, 2011, 05:32:16 am »

Ghosts haunt all corners of television
Shows like 'American Horror Story' and 'Ghost Hunters' make it clear that spirits will live on.


There have been ghosts on television since there was television: "Ghost" was the word for the faintly doubled image that was common back when pictures were beamed straight to your set over the air. (Through walls — like a ghost!) And though modern technologies guarantee that current and future generations of viewers will live free from that small terror, spirits have continued to haunt the vast wasteland, both in fictional series such as "American Horror Story" and "nonfictional" series like "Ghost Hunters" and its abundant ilk, wherein variations on a team vet strange noises, weird lights and restless furniture for supernatural influence.

Some ghosts, as seen on TV, are indistinguishable from angels, specifically of the guardian variety; others are basically demons not yet living full time in hell (or, as in the late "Reaper," who have made their way back from it). They prompt the living to be good or tempt them to be bad. They are deadly threats or harmless busybodies, pests or pals, unhappy roommates who never asked you to move in in the first place or great roommates who will help you with your love life or problem at work.

Some will help you solve an unsolved murder — as in "Haunted" or "Raines" or "Medium" or "Tru Calling," with characters played by Matthew Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Patrica Arquette and Eliza Dushku, respectively, collaborating with the passed-on-but-not-over in the name of criminal justice — or ask for help accepting their own sudden death, if you are Jennifer Love Hewitt in "The Ghost Whisperer" or Ellen Muth in "Dead Like Me." But every cold case, even of the nonsupernatural sort, is a ghost story, and every police procedural is haunted by the souls of the prematurely departed.

In the early days of television, ghosts were most likely to be friendly spirits, like the madcap Kerbys (and their martini-drinking Saint Bernard) who cheerfully rattled the peace of the staid hero of the mid-'50s sitcom "Topper" — a forerunner of such 1960s series as "My Favorite Martian," "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeannie," in which uncanny beings kept house with ordinary mortals. In "The Smothers Brothers Show," from 1965, ghost brother Tommy (in "apprentice angel" mode) attached himself to living brother Dick; in "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (1968-70), the shade of a 19th century sea captain shared his house with a 20th century mom.

My own first ghost, as he has been for so many, was "the friendliest ghost you know": Casper, whose afterlife was after-lived in theatrical shorts, comic books and on television. ("Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection 1945-1963" was released on DVD this month by Shout Factory.) "Wherever he may go," ran his theme, "he's kind to every living creature." That Casper is, by the traditional terms of ghostliness, a dead child is never discussed, nor would you want it to be. He had trouble enough convincing potential playmates that he was good company.

This was not the case with the less friendly spirits who followed, dealing out incorporeal punishment in the 1980s and '90s in anthology series like "Tales from the Darkside" and "Tales from the Crypt," which reflected an explosion of horror on the big screen. (In the 1982 movie "Poltergeist," produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg, whose first directing job had been on Rod Serling's "Night Gallery," the spooks make themselves felt through a static-filled TV screen.) They have made their way into modern serial anthologies like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Supernatural"; there are ghost characters in "The Vampire Diaries" and "Being Human."

They also inhabit nonsupernatural dramas such as "Rescue Me" and "Six Feet Under," where their status as "real" or hallucinations is dramatically beside the point; they are there to turn monologues into conversation and to represent conscience. "Northern Exposure" was always a friendly place for ghosts, to similar though funnier purpose. And on this season's "A Gifted Man," in which the saintly, spectral ex-wife of a doctor moves his worldly mind to good deeds, the ghost (I think) is real, but her job remains the same.

But nowhere do the deceased live so successfully as on the ghost-hunting reality shows, too many to name here, that have colonized basic cable. Perhaps only the home makeover has proved as variable and tenacious a genre, and in a way the two are related, the undead being a well-known drag on property values. (Still, as on "American Horror Story," there is always some chump happy to take the discount.) These series take ghosts as a given and are no more "skeptical" than is necessary to look "scientific." The judgments of their investigators range from the hopefully noncommittal (Just because we haven't proved a ghost did this doesn't mean a ghost didn't) to the irrefutably personal (I definitely felt something there).

However you regard their substance, as metaphors they are always hanging about, right over your shoulder, the most ordinary sort of monsters. Ghosts were people too and in most respects remain so. We're all haunted, occasionally or chronically, by our own past — and by our own remembered dead — which we reciprocally haunt, as powerless as ghosts to change what happened there. And who hasn't heard something go bump in the night or seen someone who wasn't there, in the wee hours, out of the corner of an eye — however we like to explain it? Or not.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-ca-critics-notebook-ghosts-20111030%2C0%2C6240895.story?
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Monday, October 10, 2011
WITCHES ARE REAL

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: David Benoit

Christians sometimes don't take witchcraft and the occult seriously. But God did when He commanded Moses that the Jews should stay away from occult practices. David Benoit also takes this subject seriously and presents the dangers of the occult and witchcraft.

Bible in the News: Don't Ask, We Won't Tell by Jerry Guiltner
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101011.wma


Tuesday, October 11, 2011
BIBLICAL RESPONSE TO HALLOWEEN

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Larry Spargimino

When Americans think of holidays that have originated in the United States, many think of Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July as traditional American holidays. But Halloween has become more and more popular in recent years. Larry Spargimino explains some of the reasons why Christians might want to rethink their celebrations of Halloween.

Bible in the News: The Gentle President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran by Larry Spargimino
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101111.wma


Wednesday, October 12, 2011
GOD'S GHOSTBUSTERS, Part 1

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Tom Horn

Interest in the occult is exploding around the world. Recently some 300 exorcists flocked to Poland for a week-long congress to examine the current fashion for vampirism world-wide and its clear connection between this fascination and a surge in demonic possession. Church goers are enchanted by the darkness as well. Why is this happening now? Tom Horn provides some shocking answers.

Bible in the News: Vultures in Danger by Bob Glaze
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101211.wma


Thursday, October 13, 2011
GOD'S GHOSTBUSTERS, Part 2

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Tom Horn

Interest in the occult is exploding around the world. Recently some 300 exorcists flocked to Poland for a week-long congress to examine the current fashion for vampirism world-wide and its clear connection between this fascination and a surge in demonic possession. Church goers are enchanted by the darkness as well. Why is this happening now? Tom Horn provides some shocking answers.

Bible in the News: Texas School Punishes Christian Honors Student for Saying Homosexuality Is Wrong by Carol Rushton
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101311.wma


Friday, October 14, 2011
GOD'S GHOSTBUSTERS, Part 3

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Gary Stearman

Are dragons real? Were there dragons in the past? Are there dragons now? Gary Stearman explores what the Bible says about dragons, examines the proof for modern sea serpents, and how this may relate to the ultimate Dragon and his final demise at the end of this age.

Bible in the News: Muslim Student Reflects on September 2011 Attacks by Jerry Guiltner
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101011.wma


Tuesday, October 11, 2011
BIBLICAL RESPONSE TO HALLOWEEN

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Larry Spargimino

When Americans think of holidays that have originated in the United States, many think of Thanksgiving or the Fourth of July as traditional American holidays. But Halloween has become more and more popular in recent years. Larry Spargimino explains some of the reasons why Christians might want to rethink their celebrations of Halloween.

Bible in the News: The Gentle President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran by Larry Spargimino
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101111.wma


Wednesday, October 12, 2011
GOD'S GHOSTBUSTERS, Part 1

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Tom Horn

Interest in the occult is exploding around the world. Recently some 300 exorcists flocked to Poland for a week-long congress to examine the current fashion for vampirism world-wide and its clear connection between this fascination and a surge in demonic possession. Church goers are enchanted by the darkness as well. Why is this happening now? Tom Horn provides some shocking answers.

Bible in the News: Vultures in Danger by Bob Glaze
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101211.wma


Thursday, October 13, 2011
GOD'S GHOSTBUSTERS, Part 2

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Tom Horn

Interest in the occult is exploding around the world. Recently some 300 exorcists flocked to Poland for a week-long congress to examine the current fashion for vampirism world-wide and its clear connection between this fascination and a surge in demonic possession. Church goers are enchanted by the darkness as well. Why is this happening now? Tom Horn provides some shocking answers.

Bible in the News: Texas School Punishes Christian Honors Student for Saying Homosexuality Is Wrong by Carol Rushton
http://srcwm.webcastcenter.com/src/src_101311.wma


Friday, October 14, 2011
GOD'S GHOSTBUSTERS, Part 3

Host: Noah Hutchings
Guest: Gary Stearman

Are dragons real? Were there dragons in the past? Are there dragons now? Gary Stearman explores what the Bible says about dragons, examines the proof for modern sea serpents, and how this may relate to the ultimate Dragon and his final demise at the end of this age.

Bible in the News: Muslim Student Reflects on September 2011 Attacks by Jerry Guiltner


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Halloween-Tis the Season to Be Evil
http://www.withoneaccord.org/assets/images/freedownloads/Halloween-TistheSeason.pdf

Interview with an Ex-Vampire - tract
http://www.withoneaccord.org/assets/images/freedownloads/interview-ex-vampire-FINAL.pdf

Straight Talk 19 on Ghosts
http://www.withoneaccord.org/assets/images/freedownloads/ST19-Ghosts-Final.pdf

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Witchcraft Practices Biblically Exposed & Defined (2 parts)
10/14/2007

In this teaching we will be looking at Deut. 18:9-14; Verse 9 reads: “When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.” We will be Biblically defining each term mentioned in this portion of Scripture including: Having your son or daughter pass through the fire, divination, an observer of times, an enchanter, a witch, charmer, a consulter with familiar spirits, a wizard, and a necromancer.Having your son or daughter pass through the fire is another way of saying child sacrifice. Then, it was typically done openly to the false god of Molech or Kronos to secure a financial blessing. Whereas now it is done in secret while the baby is still in the womb, to the equally false God of “Self”. It is now called abortion. Currently this horrific procedure is still preformed to secure a perceived (Proverbs 14:12) financial blessing of not having another mouth to feed or take care of. If you think about it practically every sin that any of us ever commits is rooted in self-centeredness. Now in the Bible it is apparent by examining scriptures, that child sacrifice is one of (if not the most) grievous sin in God’s eyes. And that it usually precedes severe judgment from God). This is not my opinion as the Word of God is full of stories relating to God’s severe wrath being brought on by this sin. In a world where this sin abounds it is only a matter of time before God’s judgment will fall.

http://www.contendingfortruth.com/?p=1148


Halloween, Human Sacrifice, Stonehenge and the Wicker Man
10/21/07

In this teaching we will be taking an extensive, shocking look at virtually all the Halloween traditions modern day humanity currently embraces. Halloween is not just innocent entertainment. Its symbols and practices breathe new life into the dark rituals and symbols of past civilizations. Satan’s main strategy has always been to tempt people to love what God hates, prompt them to pursue his enticing path, and deceive them into thinking that his ‘new’ way is as good. Since his strategies don’t change, God’s warning in Proverbs 14:12 is as relevant now as it was in King Solomon’s days: ‘ Most people follow the masses, and the masses follow the media, especially when it promotes thrills and adventures that feed the lust for forbidden thrills. The occult has always focused on gory images of violence, death and destruction. We see it in today’s media, music, and movies. As people become desensitized to occult violence and horror, the images in popular entertainment grow increasingly and indescribably evil. Yet, this is old news. Thousands of years ago, God warned us, ‘All those who hate Me love death.’ (Proverbs 8:36)

http://www.contendingfortruth.com/?p=925

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H E L L o w e e n

But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress,
the seed of the adulterer and the wh0re.
Isaiah 57:3

 INTRODUCTION

This introduction is particularly for the professed Christian reader who "celebrates" Halloween / HELLoween. The one who dresses their ignorant child like a devil, or a werewolf or a fairy witch or a magic-working purple dinosaur named Barney. Do you think this is GOOD in the sight of God? Perhaps you've never stopped to think about God's reaction to horror houses and creep shows and tarot card readers and witches. Perhaps you think Cinderella's fairy godmother is a "good witch". Maybe the "Wizard" of Oz is your favorite movie. Maybe in the old days you watched, "The Ghost and Mrs. (Somebody)". That's necromancy--intercourse with the dead. Necromancer is a Bible word (e.g., Deut. 18:11). I used to be very ignorant of all righteousness. When I was of the world, I probably watched more occult than most people. May I counsel you to shake the fuzz out of your head? What we often call "nostalgia" are the remnants of sorceries that have been worked on us. If you claim to know Christ will you stop to consider WHAT GOD THINKS?

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/helloween.htm


Where Did Halloween Come From?

Do you know that Halloween was introduced into the professing Christian world centuries after the death of the Apostles, yet it was celebrated by the pagans centuries before the New Testament Church was founded!

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/halloween-origin.htm


An Invitation to the Occult? Halloween

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/halloween-occult.htm


Making Halloween Holy?

 "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." -Ephesians 5:11

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20America/Apostasy/making_halloween_holy.htm


What Witches Do After Halloween

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/what_witches_do_after_halloween.htm


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Halloween’s Pagan Themes Fill West’s Faith Vacuum

Seems like Americans just want it to be Halloween all year. The holiday just keeps getting more popular. Seven in 10 expect to celebrate it in some way this Oct. 31, up from about six in 10 last year, according to a National Retail Federation report.

This is the most in the nine years the NRF has been tracking. In 2011, Americans are also planning to spend more than other years, an average of $72 each. Total outlays by consumers are expected to reach $6.86 billion this fall.

Why the surge in popularity for an ancient harvest ritual? Some of the factors that account for it are as harmless and loveable as a new 12-pound pumpkin from the farm. Others have the capacity to spook.

Start with the good that the holiday now demonstrates. Thirty or 40 years ago, Halloween seemed to offer only more evidence of the failures of our cities. There were plenty of neighborhoods -- Kenwood on Chicago’s South Side, Adams Morgan in Washington, and Midwood in New York spring to mind like ghouls -- where the night was best known for the opportunities it provided for muggers or for teen gangs to hurl those pumpkins against someone’s front door. “Newark Braces for Halloween,” read a 1967 New York Times headline over a nervous article describing riot-prevention measures, including street patrols by clergymen.

Go farther back, before the 1940s, and Halloween had lethal connotations. In the Old South, “Mischief Night,” on Oct. 30, offered the Ku Klux Klan cover to put on their own costumes and wreak some of their worst damage. A mild example shows up in the 1960 novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” when on Halloween night a local gets revenge for lawyer Atticus Finch’s representation of a black man in court by attacking his son Jem and breaking his arm.
Unifying Ghoulishness

Today the same sidewalks and roads where the eggs were once thrown are often packed with cheerful trick-or- treaters. No doubt about it, in many places Halloween reflects urban revival. It also reflects a cultural coming together; there’s something comforting in knowing that, no matter what their background, kids will be equally terrified by a deluxe “predator mask with helmet” or a “whispers hooded mask,” to name two items on sale at Halloween websites this year. A child once told me he and his friends didn’t look at the mask; they looked at the eyeholes and wondered what was in there. There’s something unifying in the ghoulishness of the spaces between the teeth in the carved pumpkin’s grin.

Unmask Halloween, however, and you’ll also find some disconcerting features. Christmas and Easter may be secularized these days, relative to their past, but they remain Christian holidays. People value Halloween, like Valentine’s Day, because they can tell themselves that it’s not merely secularized but actually secular, which is to say, not Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim.
The Living Dead

But as much as we’d like it to be, Halloween isn’t secular. It is pagan. There’s nothing else to call a set of ceremonies in which people utter magical phrases, flirt with the night and evoke the dead. One of my family’s favorite Halloween props was a hand that moved, as though from the netherworld, when you reached to collect a few pieces of candy corn. Necromancy is a regular part of Halloween games. Zombie masks are one of this year’s top- sellers. As grouchy theologians used to point out, the origin of Halloween was most likely Samhain, an ancient Celtic holiday on which the dead, in some accounts, supposedly returned to visit.
Modern Myths

There’s a reason for the pull of the pagan. In the U.S., we’ve been vigorously scrubbing our schools and other public spaces of traces of monotheistic religion for many decades now. Such scrubbing leaves a vacuum. The great self-deception of modern life is that nothing will be pulled into that vacuum. Half a century ago, the psychologist Carl Jung noted the heightened interest in UFOs, and concluded that the paranormal was “modern myth,” a replacement for religion.

Children or adults who today relish every detail of zombie culture or know every bit of wizarding minutiae are seeking something to believe in. That church, mosque and synagogue are so controversial that everyone prefers the paranormal as neutral ground is disconcerting. There’s something unsettling about the education of a child who comfortably enumerates the rules for surviving zombie apocalypse but finds it uncomfortable to enumerate the rules of his grandparents’ faith, if he knows them.
The Spaces Between

Perhaps when walking down your street this Oct. 31, you’ll see a child in an Aslan costume, or one dressed as Caspian, C.S. Lewis’s prince. The “Narnia” series was Lewis’s premeditated effort to lure kids to Jesus Christ through myth. The manipulative Lewis was on to something: Parents can keep children away from religion, but they can’t stop children from believing in something.

Fans of the orange holiday may want to pause for a moment to look at the empty spaces between its rituals, as with the pumpkin’s smile. Some of us forgo it to dedicate ourselves to one faith or another. But you don’t have to reject Halloween to ask what it may be replacing.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-20/halloween-s-pagan-themes-fill-west-s-faith-vacuum-amity-shlaes.html
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What Real Witches Practice After Halloween

All Hallow's Eve Is More Than Candy and Playtime For Some Members of Society.



Halloween comes and goes for most of us. But for members of Wicca--one of the fastest growing religions in the world--the season of Samhain is a magic time.

The Halloween Sabbat (celebration) concludes for Wiccans on November 1 with the final turn of the year-wheel. Mother Earth nods a sad farewell to the god who will be reborn at Yule (December 20), and the life cycle begins anew. This is a time to honor the Earth Mother, remember the Ancients, and revere the Horned god of the Hunt.

According to the Celtic Almanac, the Wiccan year begins following Halloween. The seasonal scenario that follows is reminiscent of the earth goddess and dying-god cults of ancient civilizations.

* Yule is on December 20 and celebrates the goddess giving birth to the Sun god.

* The next season is Imbolc and marks the recovery of the goddess after giving birth to the god.

* The Spring Equinox (Ostara) marks the first day of Spring. The goddess awakes as the days grow longer and the light overtakes the darkness. The goddess fills the earth with fertility.

* Beltane celebrates the transformation of the boy god into manhood. He is filled with lust for the goddess and lies with her in the grass. The earth becomes pregnant with her vitality. Crops begin to grow. Flowers bloom.

* Litha (midsummer) arrives as the powers of nature escalate. The Earth Mother is filled with fertility. Wiccans practice numerous kinds of magic during this season.

* The next season is Lughnasadh, the time of the first harvest. The Wiccan god begins to lose his strength as the Sun rises higher each day. The nights grow longer. The god begins to die.

* Mabon is the completion of the harvest. The Wiccan god suffers death, draws back into darkness, and waits to be reborn at Yule.

The Wicca year-cycle described above is similar to concepts held by early pagans who viewed the natural world with awe and superstition. Ancients watched the changing of the seasons and wondered about the life and death of crops. They perceived such natural processes as mystic, and developed fertility cults with gods and goddesses who died and were reborn. The worship of the earth's "spirit" as a mother, and the incarnation of the earth's fertility forces within dying gods and goddesses, developed into one of the most widespread forms of paganism in antiquity.

Whether it was Inanna of the Sumerians, Ishtar of the Babylonians, or Fortuna of the Romans, every civilization had a sect of religion based on the embodiment of the earth's spirit as a caring mother-goddess. The Egyptians worshipped Hathor in this way, as did the Chinese, Shingmoo. The Germans worshipped Hertha as the great Mother Earth, and the apostate Jews idolized "the queen of heaven." In Greece, the queen of the Olympian goddesses and Mother Earth was Hera. Before her was Gaia (Gaea), the creator-mother earth, and beneath her were many other earth goddesses including Demeter, Artemis, Aphrodite, and Hecate.

MOTHER EARTH TODAY . . . AND IN ANTIQUITY

The principal idea was, and evidently still is among Wiccans, that the Earth is a sentient being. The ancient and universally accepted idea that the "living Earth" was also a fertile mother was conceptualized in different ways and in various goddess myths and images throughout the ancient world. In The Golden Asse, by second century Roman philosopher Lucius Apuleius, the spirit of the earth was perceived as a feminine force that could express itself at various times and to different people within the goddess mothers. Note how Lucius prays to the earth spirit:

O blessed Queene of Heaven, whether thou be the Dame Ceres [Demeter] which art the original and motherly source of all fruitful things in earth, who after the finding of thy daughter Proserpina [Persephone], through thy great joy which thou diddest presently conceive, madest barraine and unfruitful ground to be plowed and sowne, and now thou inhabitest in the land of Eleusie [Eleusis]; or whether thou be the celestiall Venus [or] horrible Proserpina, thou hast the power to stoppe and put away the invasion of the hags and ghoasts which appeare unto men, and to keep them downe in the closures [womb] of the earth; thou which nourishest all the fruits of the world by thy vigor and force; with whatsoever name is or fashion it is lawful to call upon thee, I pray thee, to end my great travaile.

The earth spirit responds to Lucius:

Behold Lucius I am come, thy weeping and prayers hath mooved me to succour thee. I am she that is the natural mother of all things, mistresse and governesse of all the elements, the initial progeny of worlds, chiefe of powers divine, Queene of heaven, the principall of the Gods celestiall, the light of the goddesses: at my will the planets of the ayre [air], the wholesome winds of the Seas, and the silence of hell be disposed; my name, my divinity is adored throughout all the world in divers manners, in variable customes and in many names, for the Phrygians call me the mother of the Gods: the Athenians, Minerva: the Cyprians, Venus: the Candians, Diana: the Sicilians, Proserpina: the Eleusians, Ceres: some Juno, other Bellona, other Hecate: and principally the aethiopians, Queene Isis.

One could assume, based on such texts, that a single spiritual source (or realm) energized the many goddess myths. Likewise, in the ancient Hymn, To Earth, The Mother Of All, Homer illustrates how the earth-spirit was universally involved in the affairs and lives of nations. Through Homer's dedication to the earth we discover how far-reaching and omnipresent the mother-earth spirit was thought to be:

I will sing of well founded Earth, mother of all, eldest of all beings. She feeds all creatures that are in the world, all that go upon the goodly land, and all that are in the paths of the seas, and all that fly: all these are fed by her store. Through you, O queen, men are blessed in their children and blessed in their harvests, and to you it belongs to give means of life to mortal men and to take it away. Happy is the man whom you delight to honour! He hath all things abundantly: his fruitful land is laden with corn, his pastures are covered with cattle, and his house is filled with good things. Such men rule orderly in their cities of fair women: great riches and wealth follow them: their sons exult with ever-fresh delight, and their daughters in flower-laden bands play and skip merrily over the soft flowers of the field. Thus it is with those whom you honour O holy goddess, bountiful spirit. Hail, mother of the gods, wife of starry Heaven; freely bestow upon me for this my song substance that cheers the heart! And now I will remember you and another song also.

From these and other ancient records, it is obvious that the earth was more than an agricultural or herbaceous facility to the pagans. She was the personable and "eldest of all beings," the "holy goddess," the "bountiful spirit," the all-nourishing mother of men who manifested herself within the popular idols and mother goddesses.

Modern Wiccans and neo-pagans perceive the earth similarly, often referring to the earth as Gaia--a living, caring entity. We are told that people are just one of Mother Earth's species, not her dominators. She provides the living biosphere -- the region on, above, and below her surface where created things, both physical and spiritual, live. During the Samhain sabbot (Halloween), pagans celebrate the time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, a period when those spirits beneath Gaia's surface can more easily communicate with the living.

SOMETHING WICCA THIS WAY COMES

Wiccans might find it interesting that many Christian theologians agree with the idea that the physical earth contains spiritual forces. For instance, in the Book of Revelation, chapter nine and verse fourteen, we read of "the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates." Likewise, in Job 26:5, we find "Dead things are formed from under the waters." The literal Hebrew translation says, "The Rafa (fallen angels) are made to writhe from beneath the waters."

Additional biblical references indicate that the earth is a kind of holding tank, or prison, where God has bound certain fallen entities. (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6) That such fallen spirits seek to communicate with, or participate in the affairs of humanity, is defined in Scripture. The Hebrew people were warned that earth spirits pretending to be gods might seek communion with men, and, when the witch of Endor communicated with the same, they ascended up from "out of the earth" (1 Sam. 28:13). It would seem therefore, based on such Scriptures, that the dynamic or energy behind the earth-goddess-spirits of Halloween is indeed real, and, according to Christian doctrine, identical with the legions of fallen spiritual forces bound within the earth.

As in antiquity, those who practice modern paganism are guilty of worshipping "devils" (Rev. 9:20). The dogma once embraced and that continues through such earth-centric paganism as Wicca is defined in scriptures as the "doctrines of devils." The Apostle Paul said, "the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils" (1 Cor. 10:20).

In Acts 7:41-42 (Jerusalem Bible), it describes those who worship idols as joining themselves to the "army of heaven" [stratos, the "fallen angel army"], and Psalm 96:5 concludes, "all the gods of the nations are idols" (elilim, LXX daimonia [demons]). Thus, pagan images, such as those that represented the ancient gods and goddesses were "elilim" (empty, nothing, vanity), but behind the empty idols were the living dynamics of idolatry and spiritual objects of pagan adoration: demons.

Because the Bible clearly defines such goddess worship as the homage of demons, and since demons are eternal personalities that desire the worship of humans, it is fair to characterize Wiccan deities, including the god, goddess, and Horned god of the Hunt, as neo-pagan titles attributed to demon spirits.

WITCHES ARE PEOPLE FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED

The New Testament tells the story of presenting the Gospel to pagans. It records conversions to Christ and the abandonment of earth-centered goddess cults. So powerful was the spread of the early Christian faith that pagan religions that had dominated the Middle East for thousands of years, crumbled. The cold embrace of Mother Earth could not match the magnetic warmth of the love of God. In fact, the last recorded utterance of the oracle at Delphi seems to indicate the spirit of the Olympians understood he was no match for Jesus. From Man, Myth & Magic, we read:

"Apollo delivered his last oracle in the year 362 AD, to the physician of the Emperor Julian, the Byzantine ruler who tried to restore paganism after Christianity had become the official religion of the Byzantine Empire. 'Tell the King,' said the oracle, 'that the curiously built temple has fallen to the ground, that bright Apollo no longer has a roof over his head, or prophetic laurel, or babbling spring. Yes, even the murmuring water has dried up.'"

The worship of Diana in Ephesus was another stronghold of earth-centered goddess cults. Dianic witchcraft was the greatest unifying religion among all pagan people up to that time. It took 220 years to build the massive temple to Diana in Ephesus. Yet when Paul preached the Gospel of Jesus to the Ephesians, "Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed" (Acts 19:17-20).

May we with joy declare such a life-changing Gospel and not be ashamed "of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek" (Rom. 1:16).

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Teachers of Witchcraft and Wicca Needed to Supply Global Shortage

Have you ever considered learning Wicca and the Art of Witchcraft? Well stand in line, because there is a global shortage of teachers and the demand continues to grow. According to Witch School, within the next decade it is very likely that Wicca will be one of the largest religions in America, and there are simply not enough teachers to handle that demand.

Wicca is America's Fastest Growing religion, and it is anticipated by some Christian religious experts that it will become the third largest religion in the United States early in the 21st century, behind only Christianity and Islam. Just this week, a press release for the new book God's Ghostbusters, by Defender Publishing quoted editor Thomas Horn “In the United States alone, there are now more than two hundred thousand registered witches and as many as 8 million unregistered practitioners of ‘the craft’.”

Witch School Co-Founder Ed Hubbard recognizes that the statements and numbers put out by Horn are similar to his own viewpoint. Hubbard offers “There is such a rapid spiritual reorientation in America occurring, that the need for thousands of Wiccan teachers over the course of the next decade will be required to meet the demand for basic teachings. Because of Wicca’s liberating beliefs and useful skills, people want to understand and embrace it, and learn how to awaken their inner abilities.”

Witch School believes that America is on the brink of awakening and discovering its inner magic, and this is changing belief systems around the world as well. How this change occurs depends on what people believe, and more people than ever are looking at Paganism and Wicca. Pagans have a different vision of everyday life where magic can occur in the workplace, alongside science and technology, among friends and co-workers, filling all those different places with a sense of awe and wonder. If Pagans are correct in their thinking, then they have a conduit to a whole other dimension that is outside of, and yet part of their already rich existence. They have a deep awareness of how much freedom individuals can truly have.

People who practice Wicca now have the ability to learn and share their faith in ways that have never before been conceived. They want to build their community in a free and open manner, legally protected under Constitutional law. Yet, Wiccans and Pagans remain fearful of the danger of their beliefs, knowing how discriminatory American culture can be. The desire to be open about their beliefs and share their knowledge and skills with other like-minded individuals is what continues to drive them. They know that to gain the acceptance of more people, they need educators to help spread that knowledge throughout the world.

Witch School has been working for the past 10 years to train teachers and mentors for the task that lies ahead. The online education system has made it easy to discover what Wicca has to offer, and has helped over 200,000 students learn more about this fascinating subject. You can discover more about Witch School at their website, WitchSchool.com.

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1Ti 4:1 ¶ Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 

Gal 5:16 ¶ [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. 
Gal 5:17   For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. 
Gal 5:18   But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. 
Gal 5:19   Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 
Gal 5:20   Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 
Gal 5:21   Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 
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Black magic widespread in Middle East

Belief in witchcraft, spells, the occult and protective charms runs deep, despite religious and governmental bans against using magic.

When Tara Umm Omar was a young bride in her first marriage, she and her Moroccan husband took the youngest sister of a family friend into their home. On the day the young Moroccan woman arrived, she gave Umm Omar a doll, which Umm Omar promptly placed in a dresser drawer.

When Umm Omar told a friend of the doll, the friend suspected it was an item for black magic and suggested the doll be destroyed. Instead, Umm Omar tossed it in the garbage. That’s when household items disappeared, the family dog barked incessantly, Umm Omar started fighting with her husband and she began seeing strange insects in the house. When the guest finally moved out, the couple found their bed sheets and an identical doll to Umm Omar’s among the woman’s discarded belongings.

The message to Umm Omar was clear: The woman she invited into her home sought to destroy her happiness through black magic.

Umm Omar is since remarried to a Saudi and now lives in Riyadh. She runs the popular blog, Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis, a help website for non-Saudis marrying Saudis. As a quasi-marriage counselor for brides and grooms nervously entering Saudi society, Umm Omar dispenses religious and practical advice to help ease the cultural shock. That includes providing insight to the real world concerns of black magic and the evil eye.

“The truth is that all magic is haram [prohibited] and only leads to bad ends,” Umm Omar told The Media Line.

Belief in black magic runs deep in Saudi society. The issue was raised last month when the quasi-legislative body Shoura Council granted permission for Moroccan women to work as maids in Saudi households. Hundreds of Saudi women complained to the Council that granting Moroccan maids permission to work was tantamount to allowing the use of black magic in their homes to steal their husbands. Saudi wives complained the issue was not lacking trust in their husbands, but their men were powerless to ward off spells.

While greeted with skepticism in western societies, Saudis would no more question the existence of black magic than they would Islam. Two surahs (chapters) in the Qur’an under Al Mi’wadhatyan address black magic and are often recited during or after prayer. Simply, part of being a Muslim is believing in the existence of magic.

In April of this year, members of the Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice underwent special training in the Eastern Province to investigate black magic crimes.

Although also found in Christianity and Judaism, casting spells is particularly common in Oman, Sudan, Yemen, Morocco and Indonesia. Turkey is a secular Muslim country, but protection against evil eye is deeply rooted in virtually all aspects of daily life. Tools of witchcraft include using lizards, dead birds, photographs, hair, thread, dirt, blood and red ink. Hiding places to place “spells” may be in bedrooms and under beds. Written spells generally contain the intended victim’s name and one or two words to state the intention to do harm.

In 2007, the religious police in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, removed 23 black magic tokens, including knives and written spells on paper, from two graves in a cemetery. Black magic artists placed the tokens at the heads and feet of the corpses.

The Saudi press reported recently that evil eye was suspected in causing the death of Mastoora Al-Ahmadi, the Saudi poet who garnered international attention for her performance on “The Million’s Poet” on Abu Dhabi TV. She was the first woman to reach the semifinals in the Arabic poetry contest. Al-Ahmadi died unexpectedly on Oct. 2 in Madinah after falling into a coma.

Howaizan Muhammad, 26, of Madinah, told The Media Line that she had difficulty finding a job and failed in many interviews. And she hated the jobs she did find. She broke up with her fiancé and couldn’t find a husband. “My sister told me to read the surah Al-Baqarah to protect me against any spells,” she says. “After 14 days, my father found a spell written on paper and in blood with my name on it on the roof under our water tank.”

Muhammad says she had Indonesian maids at the time, but notes that anybody could have left the spell.

Sheikh Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, an Islamic scholar based in Qatar and the author of The Exorcist Tradition in Islam, told The Media Line that Muslims must not fight witchcraft with their own magic but refer to the Qur’an. “There are a number of Qur’anic texts that the Prophet said should be read with reflection as a means of removing or reducing the effects of black magic,” he says. “Eating adjuwah dates from Madinah is also a means of protection.”

He notes there is a tendency to fight magic with magic, but it’s prohibited. “People should avoid charms, amulets and other things that people have proffered, which has become something of a business in the Muslim world.”

Philips acknowledges that Moroccans have an “international reputation” among Muslims for practicing witchcraft, but cautions against overemphasizing Moroccans as master artists of voodoo. “Historically they [Moroccans] are most noted for it. But they are not much different than most in the Muslim world. Chechnya and Bosnia probably engage in it more.”

Although Saudis may claim that witchcraft is at the heart of their distrust of foreign maids, Umm Omar suggests that old-fashioned power struggles and jealously play vital roles in conflicts.

“There is a factor that Saudis are more well-to-do than Moroccans and magic can be used to remove those blessings [of wealth] if [maids] dislike them,” Umm Omar says. “Saudi women are used to feeling superior over maids, and in some cases look down on them. Moroccan women do not like to be pushed around and will defend themselves. My experience with Moroccan and Saudi women is they both like to be in charge of the household and are naturally bossy.”

Umm Omar adds that if a maid feels threatened, she could resort to black magic. “Of course that is not to say that a Saudi woman won’t seek out magic to harm a Moroccan maid.”
Left unsaid in this battle of wills between Saudi and Moroccan women is the consequences of practicing black magic in Saudi Arabia. Practicing witchcraft is an offense punishable by death.

Saudi religious police arrested popular Lebanese television personality and fortuneteller Ali Sabat in May 2008 on charges of witchcraft while he was on a pilgrimage. A Saudi court sentenced him to death. But an appellate court threw out the sentence in 2010, citing lack of evidence that Sabat harmed anybody. According to Amnesty International, the last documented execution for witchcraft in Saudi Arabia was in 2007. A Saudi court sentenced Egyptian pharmacist Mustafa Ibrahim to death for casting spells in order to separate a married couple.

“Fortune telling is not just sleight of hand tricks, but involves the spirit,” says Philips. “As evil, it’s the same thing as black magic. Sharia proscribes the same punishment for both.”

Umm Omar points to ignorance and the absence of a strong foundation in the teachings of Islam that lead some Muslims to practice magic and evil eye.

Although Philips says that ignorance is no excuse for breaking laws, forgiveness should be considered. “God does forgive ignorance,” he says. “We should be more tolerant in some cases because some people are not doing [harmful] things deliberately.”

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 09:25:21 am »

My wife bought me this book, and i have to agree with this article. Im just about done with this, and it was filled with a lot of good information.

'God's Ghostbusters' are on the job!

Some books are just fun to review. "God's Ghostbusters" is one of those books, although I need to qualify the word "fun." The dark themes explored by this expert team assembled by Tom Horn signal us that in fact the implications of the book are not fun, but rather fascinating.

In the extreme.

I'm always thrilled when Christians in ministry explore themes that depart from the "self-help" claptrap being peddled today. We have more than enough Christian leaders who tickle the ears of congregants. Of lasting importance, by contrast, are ministry leaders like Tom and Nita Horn, who are warning us that whole generations in America are being led by spirits of darkness.

The writers who gift us with their expertise in "God's Ghostbusters" are among the most forward thinkers around today, in my view. From exploring the fascination with vampires, to the reality of "ghosts," this book will prove to be one of the most popular of 2011 (and beyond), I predict.

Chuck Missler sets the tone in the introduction and makes valuable use of his nimble mind when he addresses our culture's morbid curiosity with werewolves, aliens, ghosts and more.

Missler hits on the problem of moral drift: "The search for truth was regarded, at one time, the primary goal of mankind; however, having taught our children that they are simply the result of a series of cosmic accidents, we then wonder why they have lost any sense of destiny or accountability!"

In other words, because we have not taught our children a biblical worldview, they are falling prey for all manner of insane worldviews – from alien abductions to those who believe they are actually vampires.

Horn also displays a discernment that is sadly lacking even in our churches today: "Currently, America and much of the world is experiencing what would have seemed impossible just 50 years ago: an explosion of ancient occultism and wicked fascination with all things paranormal by today's spiritually abandoned public."

He also makes a point that I think is critical for our thinking, because Horn, a former church executive, doesn't blink from hard truths. In answer to those who believe the public fascination with the paranormal (expressly forbidden in Scripture) is a fad, Horn believes otherwise. He says that where we once laughed at the silliness of Abbott and Costello movies, in which the comic duo would encounter Dracula or some other bogeyman, today's film offerings are quite disturbing. The public's thirst for the paranormal is picking up speed. We would do well to heed the authors in "God's Ghostbusters."

In Chapter 15 ("What About Ghosts?"), one of my favorite writers today, Gary Bates, tackles the all-important issue of what people routinely refer to as "ghosts," or disembodied spirits. I live near a famous "haunted" hotel, and for decades, people have sworn they've seen strange nurses or hotel guests dressed in garb from another time.

Gary understands exactly where our culture is today: "Belief in ghosts, and a fascination with the supernatural and the occult in general, is mainstream in popular culture today."

Indeed, such belief is mainstream, and therein lies the problem.

As I write this, Turner Classic Movies is showing "The Uninvited" (1944), starring Ray Milland. Ruth Hussey's character is exhorting her brother to hold a séance because after all, "that's how people are supposed to communicate with the dead."

In those days, new media began to condition people to believe in ghosts, and so today, as Gary Bates points out, it is almost the power of suggestion that compels filmgoers to believe what they are seeing on the screen (also, don't dismiss the fact that very often, there is a perfectly natural explanation for such alleged phenomena).

A cleverly titled chapter, "Interview with a Modern Vampire," by Donna Howell and Nita Horn, is quite amazing. The ladies track the decline of American culture (with the coming of new technologies!), from 1900 until now.

For example, during the '20s: "As a result of the merry, lighthearted and carefree lifestyle that swept the nation during this 'showbiz' era, a certain liberal and lurid behavior began to emerge. Cartoon pornography books called 'Tijuana bibles' (drawings by mostly-unknown artists portraying popular cartoon characters, movie stars, and important political figures engaging in sexually explicit encounters) began their 'under the table' circulation."

As morals loosened, and sensuality burst forth across the country, people began to be more open to those influences the Bible warns about.

Terry James is one of my favorite living writers – and I say that with ironic affection – and his chapter on life after death is the crowning piece of this must-have book. Terry describes his own near-death experiences, but wraps it all in a very scriptural view.

Terry understands that the public's fascination with the paranormal is a stunning opportunity: "Pastors, teachers, who name the name of Jesus, listen up: Providing prophetic truth to the people you shepherd and teach in this closing time of the Church Age (Age of Grace) is all-important to Almighty God. We must tell them that Christ's coming is very near. To neglect doing this is to neglect what He has put you here to do."

There are several other terrific contributors to "God's Ghostbusters," so let me give you my personal guarantee: this book will be one of the most memorable you'll ever read. It's that good.



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Teachers of Witchcraft and Wicca Needed to Supply Global Shortage


Online Witch School Claims Wicca Fastest Growing Religion


An online witch school recently launched a public relations campaign declaring a shortage of teachers it claims comes as the result of Wicca becoming the fastest growing religion in America.

Witch School International, Inc. said in a press release that “America is on the brink of awakening and discovering its inner magic, and this is changing belief systems around the world as well. How this change occurs depends on what people believe, and more people than ever are looking at Paganism and Wicca.”

The schools co-founder, Ed Hubbard, is quoted as saying, “There is such a rapid spiritual reorientation in America occurring, that the need for thousands of Wiccan teachers over the course of the next decade will be required to meet the demand for basic teachings.”

While Witch School claims that religious experts say Wicca will become the third largest religion in the United States “early in the 21st century, behind only Christianity and Islam,” it is generally only agreed upon that the belief system is rapidly growing.

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Young Women Nabbed In Bloody Satanic Sex Ritual

Two young Milwaukee women were arrested this week after an 18-year-old Arizona man--who traveled to Wisconsin by bus after meeting one of the suspects online--told cops that he was held captive in the duo’s apartment for two days and slashed and stabbed more than 300 times as part of an apparent satanic sex ritual.

A Milwaukee Police Department search warrant for the East Knapp Street apartment where the man was held details his ordeal. The warrant authorized cops to seize an assortment of items from the residence, including “knives or other cutting instruments,” blood and DNA evidence, duct tape, restraining devices, and “Books or literature relating to Satanism or the occult.”

The police investigation began Sunday night after cops responded to a report of a possible stabbing. Officers found the Arizona man “bleeding from the neck, arms and back.” He told cops that after arriving at the home of a woman he met online, he “was bound and was stabbed numerous times over a timeframe of what he described as ‘two days.’”

The man was transported to a local hospital, where medical personnel “estimated the number of wounds to be in excess of 300,” according to a search warrant affidavit sworn by Detective Michael Walisiciwicz. “He suffered multiple puncture wounds as well as lacerations and slash wounds to his back, face, arms, legs and neck,” noted Walisiciwicz.

Officers responding to the reported stabbing discovered “bloody duct tape, which was fashioned in a manner that appeared to be a restraint, as well as a bloody length of rope” in the area where the victim was found.

A blood trail led police to Apartment 9 on the third floor of 918 East Knapp Street. Inside, cops spotted a “large amount of blood on the floor and on bedding in a bedroom.” They also saw “duct tape, which was fashioned in a manner that appeared to be a restraint.”

While at the apartment building, police were approached by Rebecca Chandler, 22, who stated, “I think you are here looking for me.” Chandler told cops that she had engaged in sexual relations with the Arizona man “and that the cutting was consensual but that it got quickly out of hand.”

Chandler claimed that her roommate--whom she identified only as “Scarlett”--was “the one who did the majority of the cutting” during the incident. Chandler, police reported, “also made reference to ‘Scarlett’ possibly being involved in satanic or occult activities.”

Chandler was placed in custody at the scene. During a subsequent search of the apartment, investigators seized copies of "The Necromantic Ritual Book” and "The Werewolf’s Guide to Life.” The former book promises to enable a reader to “share consiousness with the Angel of Death.” Paperwork seized from the home was described by police as the “7 Pentacles” of planets. Additionally, a black folder was described as an “Intro to Sigilborne Spirtits,” an apparent reference to “The Sigil-Born,” metaphysical entities that are “occultic practitioners” of necromancy, the purported ability to contact the dead.

Cops subsequently identified “Scarlett” as Raven Larrabee, 20. She was arrested and booked yesterday into the Milwaukee County jail, where she is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. Chandler is also in the county lockup, where her bond was set at $150,000. The women, who have not yet been charged by prosecutors, are being held for suspicion of reckless injury, a felony.

Chandler (left) and Larrabee are pictured in the above mug shots (click to enlarge).

Search warrant records do not indicate why the Arizona man traveled to Milwaukee (or what he expected to happen upon arrival). In a post earlier today on his Facebook wall, the man offered a one-word update: “stitches.”

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If you walk in the Spirit, you won't fulfill the lusts of the flesh! This shows just how bad it can get when chasing the flesh, and what it can lead to.
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The Power of Devils over the Human Body

They can cause Dumbness (Matt 9:32-33), and Blindness (Matt 12:22), and Insanity (Luke 8:26-35), and Suicidal Mania (Mark 9:22), and Personal Injuries (Mark 9:18), and impart Supernatural Strength (Luke 8:29), and inflict Physical Defects and Deformities (Luke 13:11-17). Once they have got control over a human body they can come and go at will (Luke 11:24-26). The Demonic character of “Devils” is seen in the use they make of their victims. They use them as “instruments of unrighteousness” (Rom 6:13), for the proclamation of the “Doctrines of Devils” (1 Tim 4:1), and the teaching of “Damnable Heresies” (2 Pet 2:1). The effect of such use of the victim is not only unmoral, it is immoral. It leads to vicious and inhuman conduct. The conduct of “demonized” men and women seems to indicate that the Devil takes possession of them for the purpose of physical sensual gratification. This accounts for the desire of the victim to live in a state of nudity and to have lustful and licentious thoughts. The purpose of the “devil” is often to alienate husband and wife, and break up homes by preaching the doctrine of “free love” The devil has the power, once he is in control of his victim, to derange both mind and body, and wreck the victim's heath, and if deliverance is not obtained by turning to the Lord Jesus, who alone has power to cast out the devil, the victim will be lost in soul and body.

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. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, (Communion Cup) and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. (1 Cor 10:20-21)

This passage proves that behind all heathen worship there is the “spirit of demonism” or “devil worship” and accounts for the “wild orgies” and voluptuous and licentious mode of worship of the heathen.

Those who dabble in Spiritism are in great danger of having their “understanding darkened” (Eph 4:17-19) and come under the power and control of devils.
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2011, 09:54:13 am »

New Young-Adult Novel 'Clockwork Prince' Builds On Twilight Deception, Will Help Continue Demonizing Kids With 'Angelic' Nephilim Occultism

Prince picks up where Angel left off (albeit a bit roughly for those who didn't read the first book), with Tessa being protected at the London Institute by a pair of demon-hunting Shadowhunters, the angel-like Nephilim Jem and Will, who are as close as brothers. Jem is dying but is taking it well, focusing his energies on the task at hand: finding the evil Mortmain, who is building an army of robotic automatons to battle the Shadowhunters and enact vengeance for a personal tragedy. Much like Edward of Twilight fame, Will is the broody dude who in secret has the biggest heart — and is the most interesting character in the series. There's a very good reason why he's cold to those who he cares for the most, and readers begin to learn more secrets about him as the story shifts from a late-19th-century mansion in York to the London slums to a magical ballroom where the gang has to face off with a clockwork demon.

http://books.usatoday.com/book/cassandra-clare-clockwork-prince/l32291

Twilight Saga: 'Breaking Dawn' To Help Break Down Morals

The film’s trailer shows bedroom scenes and a water scene that shows Bella and new husband, Edward (Robert Pattinson), locked in a half-naked embrace. “Psychologists have long understood how women in general desire strength in men, but few could have imagined how this natural and overriding need by young ladies would be used in modern times to seduce them of their innocence using mysteriously strong yet everlastingly damned creatures depicted in popular books and films like Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse,” Thomas Horn said in a statement in an Oct. 11 article in The Christian Post. Horn is the publisher behind the book Gods Ghostbusters.

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2011, 06:30:10 pm »

Bryan Denlinger is giving out "Inside Rock Music"(book) for free - it is FASCINATING, to say the least, over how the occult's ties to rock music, and how this has been used and abused to bewitch the generations since the 50's.

Folks, times are REALLY drawing near...just hang tight...when you think about it, the fact that today's church is embracing Christian Rock is REALLY saying alot over how the end is potentially drawing near now. Christian Rock would have been kicked out the door immediately in the 70's.
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Eric The Horse Mutilated On ‘Satan Sacrifice Day’

Fears that devil worshippers mutilated Eric the horse grew last night as it emerged his death coincided with a day of satanic animal sacrifice. The Sun told yesterday how the two-year-old stallion was found dead in his field with his right eye gouged out, his teeth removed and his genitalia hacked off. The horrific attack happened last weekend — and Saturday was St Winebald Day, a date in the satanic calendar traditionally celebrated with bloody rituals. There was also a full moon. And there is evidence that Eric was subdued with a Taser stun gun. Rumours are rife among locals that the butchery in Stithians, near Falmouth, Cornwall, was part of an evil occult ceremony. As police hunted the sadists responsible, Inspector Chris Strickland said there was "a strong possibility" that Eric was the victim of a satanic ritual.

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Vampire Attack in Corpus Christi?
teen bitten on neck as he walked down the street


Is a vampire on the loose in Corpus Christi?

 

  Police say a 16 year old boy was walking down Shoreline Boulevard near Corpus Christi Bay Wednesday night, when he accidentally bumped into a man, who turned around and bit him in the neck.

 

  "Apparently he left a bite mark and broke the skin and took some skin off," Senior Police Officer Julia Hernandez-Garcia told 1200 WOAI'S Michael Board.

 

  The teenager was taken to the hospital by his mother and was not seriously hurt.  The suspect, described as a Latino male in his early twenties, ran away after biting the boy's neck.

 

  "This is a very unusual case," she said.  "I've been here for 27 years and I've never heard of anything like this."



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Black magic widespread in Middle East

Belief in witchcraft, spells, the occult and protective charms runs deep, despite religious and governmental bans against using magic.


Muslim Witch Hunts

In response to Congressman Peter King’s hearings on Islamic radicalization, Muslim Brotherhood stooge Suhail Khan authored an article denouncing the hearings as a “witch hunt.” He was echoed by Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR who also branded the hearings a “witch hunt.”

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson caught on to this original idea, declaring the hearings, “Peter King’s Modern Day Witch Hunt.” Bob Herbert at the New York Times joined him in branding the hearings a “witch hunt.” At USA Today, an op-ed weighed in on “The Danger of a Muslim Witch Hunt.”

Democratic pols also got in on the act. Congressman Keith Ellison declared the hearings a “witch hunt” and Congresswoman Judy Chu complained that a “witch hunt for Muslim radicals will do little to make our nation safer.”

Wherever you turned, from CNN to Jon Stewart, the consensus of Muslim terrorists and their media collaborators was that investigating Islamism was just like hunting for witches. Except that terrorists exist and witches don’t—a minor fact that was lost on the progressive camp which often mistakes its own talking points for magic spells that alter the nature of reality.

The United States doesn’t hunt witches. It’s the Muslim world that has an unfortunate propensity for engaging in witch hunts.

While the progressive media complex was whipping itself into a frenzy denouncing any investigation of Saudi mosques and organizations as a witch hunt—the Saudis were conducting actual witch hunts. While Congressman King was trying to fight the War on Terror— they were declaring a War on Sorcery.

In Washington D.C. witch hunts might be a metaphor, but in Riyadh, they’re a top priority. While the Saudis operate a revolving door for Islamic terrorists, including the ones we send over to them for rehabilitation, they take important things like witchcraft seriously. A Saudi Al-Qaeda terrorist can expect to spend a little time at a plush rehabilitation facility before being set free to head off to the next conflict zone. But Saudi witches and sorcerers mercilessly have their heads chopped off in car parks.

A Saudi witch hunt is not a committee hearing; it is an actual unit of the Islamic religious police which is tasked with fighting witches and sorcerers, who according to the authorities, in the absence of the Jews, are responsible for most of the problems in the land. While American liberals insist that Islam is as modern as microprocessors and as moderate as vanilla ice cream, in the holy land of Islam, Sharia thugs are storming the dens of palm-readers, faith-healers and old women with too many cats around the premises in a 7th century witch hunt conducted with 21st century technology.

Muslim witch hunts aren’t only limited to Saudi Arabia. In Iran, Ahmadinejad’s allies have been accused of being sorcerers. In Pakistan, witch hunts end the old fashioned away, with a bonfire. One woman, accused of burning the Koran in a magical ritual, had her fingers cut off, her eyes poked out and gasoline poured all over her body. “She burnt the Koran, so we burnt her,” was the explanation.

In the Maldives, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed called for the passage of an Anti-Sorcery Act. The Maldives already has its own witch hunts and in 1993 arrested a witch for giving magic scrolls to a presidential candidate to help him win an election—a novel form of electoral fraud. It doesn’t however mandate the death penalty for witches, which is what the Sheikh is calling for, in line with Sharia law.  “Sorcery has become a social plague in the Maldives which needs to be cured,” he said. And Islam has a reliable way of curing things by chopping their heads off.

Black magic is also a serious problem in the United Arab Emirates. In non-Muslim countries airport security personnel screen for Muslim terrorists carrying explosives and weapons; but in Muslim countries, the local equivalent of the TSA searches for magic wands and potions. Vigilant security personnel at Abu Dhabi International Airport caught one such would-be Harry Potter trying to enter the UAE.

“The airport staff suspected the passenger, so they inspected his luggage and found books that contained spells, mostly in unknown languages, and some suspicious tools which seem to be used for black magic,” said Colonel Rashid Bursheed, the head of the organized crime section at the Criminal Investigations Department.

It might be nice to live in a country where the chief threat in airports comes from the Wizard of Oz, rather than a fellow named Mohammed with incendiary underwear, but unfortunately that would require the United States to switch to operating under Islamic law. But in the meantime, Colonel Rashid Bursheed has asked all citizens to report anyone casting spells to the authorities.

In Qatar, home of Al-Jazeera, the police are also on the lookout for rogue magicians. The same goes for Oman, where dedicated enforcers keep watch for magic amulets, bones or love potions. While the police forces of the Muslim world are not terribly good at combating terrorism, they spring into action when someone claims that a witch cast a spell on his goats. Most of those arrested are usually foreigners; many of them are Africans, which is not surprising in the racist tribal heartland of Islam.

What happens to Harry Potter when he’s caught depends on how Islamic the country is. The more committed a country is to Sharia law, the more likely it is that poor Harry will spend years in prison or even lose his head.  A magic potion that might only be punishable by seven years in a dungeon in a liberal place like Dubai might make a man lose his head in properly Islamic Saudi Arabia.

In Washington D.C., witch hunts end with a banging gavel marking the end of a committee meeting. In Saudi Arabia, they end at the point of a sword. Just ask Ali Hussain Sibat, a Lebanese TV psychic, who predicted the future and offered magic potions on the side, who was charged with witchcraft when he made a pilgrimage to Mecca and is awaiting his own turn for the mercy of the executioner’s sword.

In response to the Sibat case, the Boston Globe called it a “A 21st-century witch trial” and “a reminder of why this nation’s Founders sought to separate religious and secular laws.” And yet despite that, the Globe and other liberal newspapers ridicule any attempt at restricting the spread of Islamic Sharia law and investigating Islam as a “witch hunt.” Yet in a terrible irony, investigating Islam may be the only way to prevent actual witch hunts from one day taking place in this country.

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Zombies, Vampires: Dark Themes Invade Christian Homes

A zombie invasion and a vampire love triangle. These are the themes of two hit television dramas, AMC's The Walking Dead and CW's The Vampire Diaries.

In today's entertainment industry, tales of blood-sucking lovers and brain-eating corpses are big business. From Twilight, a best-selling series of books and movies focusing on vampires, to Warm Bodies, a recent film about a teen zombie in love, it seems many consumers can't get enough of the creepy and macabre.

The undead genre, as it is sometimes called, is wildly popular among adolescents and young adults. Some national bookstore chains have entire sections devoted to "teen paranormal romance," featuring such titles as Boys That Bite and I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It.

Similar motifs are showing up in literature aimed at the youngest readers. Book series such as Vampirates and Diary of a Zombie Kid are recommended for elementary-aged children.

"It's a very lucrative market," says Candy Tolbert, director of National Girls Ministries for the Assemblies of God. "Girls as young as 11 are being sucked into this fantasy world where death and spiritual perversion are glamorized."

Heath Adamson, Assemblies of God National Youth Ministries director and a father of two preteens, says these are old themes repackaged for a new generation. He believes ancient pagan practices of worshipping the dead and early horror films depicting Dracula and decomposing monsters have elements in common with today's morbid entertainment.

"We are spiritual beings in mortal bodies," Adamson says. "There is a longing for eternity deep inside every person. Romans 8:19 tells us creation waits for the children of God to be revealed. The enemy is very good at perverting the things God has placed in the hearts of people."

Adamson says Christians should be wary of entertainment that romanticizes spiritual darkness. He should know. Before he became a Christian, Adamson says he was involved in occult practices.

"I've seen people who were demonized, and as a Christian I've exercised authority in Jesus' name," Adamson says. "There's nothing fun or entertaining about the demonic world. Once we encounter the truth of Christ, counterfeit spirituality is no longer attractive."

Adamson does see a bright side to this dark trend, however.

"I'm more encouraged than discouraged," he says. "There has never been a generation more ripe for a Pentecostal expression of the gospel. Our culture is fixated on the supernatural. The Holy Spirit is the true form of what Satan is trying to counterfeit with this undead trend. Rather than talking about what we're against, we need to talk about who Jesus is and what we stand for."

Arnold T. Blumberg, an author and professor who taught a course on zombies at the University of Baltimore, says scary stories provide insight into a culture's unspoken fears, struggles and insecurities.

"The zombie functions as an allegory for all sorts of things that play out in our country, whether it's the threat of communism during the Cold War or our fears about bioterrorism," Blumberg says. "It's relatively easy to connect the zombie to what is happening in culture."

Glen Ryswyk, an AG chaplain and clinical director of the Christian Family Counseling Center in Lawton, Okla., says people who are hurting may unconsciously identify with the terror and turmoil depicted in horror plots.

"The darkness they are finding in this fantasy world is consistent with the way they feel about themselves on the inside," Ryswyk says. "These horrible images of zombies with decaying flesh may be an accurate reflection of the brokenness of their souls."

Ryswyk says condemnation does little to change hearts. Instead, he says, the church needs to reach out with genuine demonstrations of Christ's love.

"People often retreat into dark fantasies because they don't know how to be whole," Ryswyk says. "But when they are received with grace and acceptance, that is incredibly powerful."

Brenda Spina, a family therapist and licensed AG minister, warns that parents should prayerfully monitor what their kids watch and read.

"The brain must work overtime in younger people to manage the fright responses they may experience because of the sights and sounds exposed to them," says Spina, owner and director of the Center for Family Healing in Appleton, Wis. "Multiple studies indicate the effects last long into adulthood due to the trauma response of the brain."

A study by the Center for Communication Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that college students who watched horror movies, such as Poltergeist and It, before age 14 were more likely to suffer from sleep problems and irrational fears.

"These findings certainly argue for parental and caregiver caution when choosing appropriate media fare for young people," wrote Joanne Cantor, the study's author. "Making the wrong choice of a movie or a TV show can alter a person's life in very intense, distressful and irrational ways. Understanding the long-term consequences of media exposure is critical to ensuring the long-term emotional health of young people."

Adamson says it isn't enough for parents to forbid certain forms of entertainment. He says parents need to be aware of cultural trends and the choices their children face so parents can explain their beliefs and the Bible's teachings on these topics.

"Scripture is clear there is an afterlife and a supernatural realm," Adamson says. "Heaven is real, and hell is real. There are angels and evil spirits, but there's no such thing as ghosts, vampires or zombies. All of these monsters are fabrications of the imagination. We need to go to Scripture first so we can know the truth and learn to honor the Lord with our lives."

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When I was growing up as a boy in the 80's, they had vampire et al entertainment, but they were largely marketed at adults. Don't remember much of this marketed at the younger crowd. Yeah, now it seems like it has reversed quite a bit in our present day.

Also - this could be used as conditioning on the lost world so that the rapture of the "dead in Christ..." can be explained away. I think the whole UFO deception will explain away the "alive and remain...".
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2013, 12:05:33 pm »

Also, especially after the turn of this century, occult books like "Harry Potter" that have an outwardly entertainment look on it have been saturated in the market toward the younger crowd. And now you have wicked, twisted stuff like vampires and zombies being saturated in the market as well.

Ultimately, it's as if they are indoctrinating the youth in esoteric occult teachings via this "entertainment" stuff.

And speaking of indoctrinating respective flocks in this esoteric occult teachings in a crafty manner, the "alternative" media is doing the same with people like Alex Jones, David Icke, Michael Pfisario(sp), Jordan Maxwell, Alan Watt, etc pushing these teachings, but having an outward appearance that they're anti-NWO patriots.

What once was refused vehemently in society(ie-Blavatsky's Luciferian teachings) once upon a time ago now seems to be accepted by this same society without any shots be fired. No surprise, as prophecy is coming to pass.

1Tim 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Ti 4:2  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

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The Rise of the Paranormal
Monday, September 23, 2013

A new study has been released in the U.K. on the growing belief in ghosts.  More than half of those taking part (52%) said they believed in the supernatural, up markedly from similar studies in 2005 and 2009 (both hovered around 40%).

Even more revealing?  One in five claimed to have had some kind of paranormal experience.

The supernatural has become big business in the U.K. in recent years, with the popularity of television shows like Most Haunted, and the spread of so-called “ghost walks” around supposedly haunted parts of city centers.  English Heritage and the National Trust have both started to identify which of their properties are said to be occupied by ghosts in order to attract more visitors.

It’s a similar story in the United States.

Beyond the rage of the Twilight series of books and movies, NBC is getting ready to unveil a $2 million per episode Downtown Abbey-ish series on Dracula.  Fox’s main show for the fall is an updated take on Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horsemen.  And in case you weren’t paying attention, the second installment of the Insidious series claimed the top spot last weekend at the box office.

It seems our interest in the paranormal knows few bounds.

Dave Wood, chairman of the group conducting the recent study, offers a telling explanation:  “It could be that in a society which has seen economic uncertainty and is dominated by information and technology, more people are seeking refuge in the paranormal, whereas in the past they might have sought that in religion.”

I hope every pastor and church leader who is reading this will re-read that last paragraph.

The word “occult” just means that which is hidden, or secret, beyond the range of ordinary human knowledge or below the surface of normal life.  Used in that sense, it’s almost a neutral term.  But it has come to be used as a reference to those practices which link up, intentionally or not, with the hidden, or secret, world of Satan and his demons.

And that is not neutral.

Then it involves engaging the forces of darkness, connecting with Satan and his fellow demons.  When someone does that, they willfully open the door of their life to their presence and activity.

And nothing could be more dangerous.

So what are the marks of something “occultic” in this way?  There are three primary characteristics:

The first characteristic is the disclosure or communication of information unavailable to humans through normal means.  This would involve things like horoscopes, fortune-telling, psychic hotlines, and tarot cards.

The second mark of things “occultic” has to do with the placing of persons in contact with supernatural powers, paranormal energies, or demonic forces.  This would entail the attempt to summon up a spirit, or a deceased relative through a séance, or channeling a spirit, or procuring the services of someone claiming to be a medium.

The third mark of the world of the occult is any attempt to gain and master power in order to manipulate or influence other people into certain actions.  This would include all forms of witchcraft and the casting of spells.

The irony of the rise in the belief in ghosts is that there is no such thing as ghosts.  Biblically, whatever manifestations one might encounter are not the dead, but the demonic.

But the demons are only too happy for the ruse.

So while our culture embraces the Ghostbusters, our job is to give them a different answer to the question, “Who you gonna call?”

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The first characteristic is the disclosure or communication of information unavailable to humans through normal means.  This would involve things like horoscopes, fortune-telling, psychic hotlines, and tarot cards.

The second mark of things “occultic” has to do with the placing of persons in contact with supernatural powers, paranormal energies, or demonic forces.  This would entail the attempt to summon up a spirit, or a deceased relative through a séance, or channeling a spirit, or procuring the services of someone claiming to be a medium.

The third mark of the world of the occult is any attempt to gain and master power in order to manipulate or influence other people into certain actions.  This would include all forms of witchcraft and the casting of spells.

The irony of the rise in the belief in ghosts is that there is no such thing as ghosts.  Biblically, whatever manifestations one might encounter are not the dead, but the demonic.

I agree - if anything, it's part of the "strong delusion" that's heating up now, and as we're getting closer to the end times.

And a couple of comments here...

1) Not that I endorse Bill Cooper(while his research was with the Illuminati was thorough, he had some big doctrinal issues) - he showed some good insight when he said how the Illuminati minions don't exactly conjure up demonic spirits onto themselves, but they would use these esoteric writings to create a puppet show on the world. For example - despite the fact that every Presidential/Congressional election(and throw in state elections for good measure too) are rigged, the MSM and other news sources do one heck of a job making it look REAL(hence deceiving the masses into thinking they have to get out and vote). He also gave a number of other examples(ie-the UFO deception, and the Babylonian religions infiltrating churches).

2) Don't want to bring up my experiences with that Asian missionary "prophet" I had 2 years ago(you guys remember the whole ordeal), but pretty much he did the same thing - he tried to place me in contact with demonic forces(while making me believe he was casting out devils from me). Like I said, I could even FEEL my brain struggling against it as I was calling out the name of Jesus. When all was said and done, he ended up expressing his frustration to my mom saying, "There's nothing more I can do about it". Anyhow - this is a recent example in my lifetime.

3) Let's not forget about all of the subtle witchcraft being done in the modern-day organized church system - for example, the "tithing" issue. Pastors by large are manipulating their pews by not only twisting scripture, but getting women to manipulate their husbands into thinking they're living in sin if they don't "tithe". Or how about the whole "alter calls" nonsense where people come up after the pastor's sermon, and all they do is pray the "sinner's prayer" thinking it'll save them.

No, it's not like "ghosts" or "demonic spirits" like you see in the movies, per se, will enter these church buildings, but ultimately look at all of the wolves and false teachings that have subsequently infiltrated them - Billy Graham, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, Emergent theology, Beth Moore, Phillip Yancey, the New Age Message bible, Homeland Security, Freemasons, etc - THESE are the kind of abominable false spirits that have infiltrated it b/c the Lord has given them over to their enemies for rejecting his word.
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2013, 08:23:54 pm »

the 2013 fall season of occult shows

Sleepy Hollow FOX
Almost Human FOX
Marvels Agents of SHIELD ABC
The Tomorrow People the CW
The Originals the CW
The Vampire Diaries the CW
Beauty and the Beast the CW
Supernatural the CW
ONCE upon a time ABC
Resurrection ABC 2014
Grimm NBC
Dracula NBC

this is just the prime time stuff ive noticed. Im sure im missing a lot of cable programing.
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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2013, 11:19:47 pm »

the 2013 fall season of occult shows

Sleepy Hollow FOX
Almost Human FOX
Marvels Agents of SHIELD ABC
The Tomorrow People the CW
The Originals the CW
The Vampire Diaries the CW
Beauty and the Beast the CW
Supernatural the CW
ONCE upon a time ABC
Resurrection ABC 2014
Grimm NBC
Dracula NBC

this is just the prime time stuff ive noticed. Im sure im missing a lot of cable programing.

Yeah, I've noticed that too - pretty much on almost all of the entertainment channels they are playing some form of occultic programming, packaged in fiction entertainment.

I know this is how the lost world operates, but nonetheless I don't recall THIS much of an onslaught in the entertainment media like this.
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2013, 10:28:18 pm »

Here's a clip from a 1982 movie telegraphing their punches about their true draconian agendas concerning Halloween. The guy in the clip talks about its roots going all the way back to the festival of Samhain(which involved "sacrifices"), and also a way how TPTB controls the masses.

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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2013, 01:22:53 pm »

CBS Minnesota is pushing real witches and new-age nuts on their news sites.





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Best Fortune Tellers In Minnesota

October 28, 2013 7:00 AM


Fortune telling as entertainment is a widely accepted practice in our popular culture. No longer is it seen as sorcery, soothsaying or divination such as described in the Bible. Instead, fortune telling has become fun and informal. We are beguiled by the teller’s predictions, advice, suggestions and affirmations. What follows are five metro-area people who have served many clients with their craft.

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-fortune-tellers-in-minnesota/
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