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Witchcraft, Wicca, and That Old Black Magic

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.


Black Magic

The pentacle and pentagram are the ancient symbols of devil worship. They are used in Tarot, Black Magic, Wicca, Witchcraft—and in New Age Religion they represent ‘the sacred feminine.’

Now, by magic, I am not talking about legerdemain, tricks, illusions, and slight of hand used strictly to entertain us. That can be fun. I am talking about real magic, the ‘divinely forbidden art of bringing about results beyond human power by recourse to superhuman spirit agencies.'

The goal of the rituals of real magic is to be taken possession of by an evil spirit, what the magicians themselves call demons. Magicians acknowledge there are good and evil spirits but usually claim in public to be only summoning the good ones for so-called white magic. The problem is that genuine good spirits (angels) do not come when called by a magician—only spirits that pretend to be good do.

The magical incantations are spoken in extended ululations, similar to the wolf howl. As in Witchcraft, the god of the magician is Lucifer, who must be ritually worshipped and obeyed. Homosexual behaviors often figure in such rituals, to affront God the Creator being the ultimate aim of the Prince of Darkness. Those learning to practice magic are told they can only become whole through bisexuality.



Textbooks on magic, known as grimoires, teach how to create magical objects (amulets, talismans); how to perform magic; to summon demons, and make a pact with the Devil in exchange for your soul. We have found such texts on Babylonian cuneiform clay tablets that are 2,500 years old. The Egyptians, Persians, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans had such books around.

The old grimoire known as the Lemegeton lists 72 demons by name and explains their specific powers or specialties. What I find most interesting is that half them have teaching as their unique power. There is also a group of demons listed as bringing hatred, death, destruction, murder, bloodshed, and war. Another set can bestow popularity, wealth, fame, earthly power, and the sexual favors of women.

Black Magic is found all over the world. Some magical rites involve spells, charms, or evil eyes. It always includes blasphemy—gross irreverence toward God—primarily a sin of the tongue, speaking against God rather than for him, denying His existence, slandering Him, insulting Him, ridiculing Him, Christ, or the Bible. That is the gravest sin.



A sorcerer is likely to include alcohol, drugs, and sex in his ceremonies, which will work up to a fever pitch before demonic powers take over. Not wanting to be interrupted, he will select a secluded place, the best being mysterious atmospheres such as those found in graveyards, an abandoned church, castle ruins, in the forest, or out in the desert. Some choose a fork in a road, supposedly sacred to the goddess of sorcery, Hecate.

The substances to be burned during the ceremony are notable for giving off fumes that can cause delirium, and convulsions, hallucinations, and make you lose your mind. An animal is to be killed, hopefully, a young goat. An invisible demon is summoned, who can take possession of a person that is present. To call forth Old Scratch himself, you need to sacrifice a human being, a baby being the best.

Many people say that after consulting a sorcerer, they continue to feel the presence of strange invisible beings; have trouble concentrating and sleeping; begin to have obsessive thoughts of suicide; and develop an inexplicable hatred of other people.



Wiccans do not love God or Jesus. Instead, they serve Satan under the guise of worshiping a demon ‘mother goddess.’ Witchcraft has been carefully repackaged to make evil look like innocent fun. The media never presents it negatively.

Belief in Witchcraft is a global phenomenon. As performed by witches, wizards, and warlocks, it involves a diabolical pact. In Western countries, you must deny Christ, observe Black Mass or Witches Sabbath, and receive power from Lucifer. Abortion potions have long been a staple of the craft. Always, there is an oath to serve the Evil One, to recruit new members, and to never reveal any of the secrets of the coven.

Witchcraft is part of what survives from the original Paganism. Ancient Greece and Rome associated witches with darkness and death. There have been witches in the world since Babylon, but they pretty much stayed underground in Europe until the 15th century, when they began to come out in the open, encouraged by the Renaissance.

The first execution for Witchcraft in Europe was in Spain (1498). Witches were put on trial in France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, and America because they were in contact with evil spirits, whose master was Satan, the enemy of God and the human race.

Today, there are hundreds of thousands of witches in America and millions of other devotees, including wizards and warlocks, who practice the ‘Old Religion.’ They see it as a return to nature, worshiping the moon, and finding the power within you. But they insist they are ‘good witches,’ like in the Wizard of Oz (which was written by an Atheist).

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Initiation. And Other Ceremonies

Covens in the United States initiate new witches through a sexual ritual. She denounces Christianity and pledges body and soul to Satan. Incantations are said to attract evil spirits to the proceedings. She strips naked and has sex with a man who is supposed to be possessed by a demon, in front of chanting witnesses, symbolically having sex with the Devil. After the climax, all present say the Lord's Prayer backward. It seems to always end in a big orgy, after dancing madly backward and renouncing God and Christianity in unison.

Witch covens in Britain celebrate a great festival each year, All-Hallows-Eve, complete with frenetic naked dancing around a magic circle. They worship a goddess they call ‘Queen of Heaven and All Living.’

November 1st, Samhain, the beginning of winter, and May Day, with its Maypoles and all, also known as Beltane, the beginning of summer, are their most sacred days, celebrated with fire festivals. Note that the atheist communists also adore May 1st.

In medieval times, many women boldly and proudly boasted of Witchcraft, without any pressure on them to confess it, without the application of torture. About to meet their maker, on the scaffold, scads of them shouted with pride that they were witches—even when they had absolutely nothing to gain or lose.

There are the stories about witches having sex with goats, or with men dressed up as goats or in other animal skins. The connection of witches with bestiality is ancient. Check out how these three consecutive verses in the Old Testament are related: “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Whosoever lies with a beast shall surely be put to death. He that sacrifices unto any god except YHWH shall be utterly destroyed.” In three lines we have Witchcraft, bestiality, and idolatry—worshiping the Devil.


Who is Behind the Curtain?

Some people are under the mistaken impression that any supernatural power must be benevolent. We would not be drawn to the Occult if its evil were apparent. Or at least, very few would. The Occult is like the bait on a hook. It is shiny and looks tasty. Until you bite down on it. Thus exposed, you can come under the influence of dark powers.

If you have any involvement with Tarot Cards, Ouija Boards, Witchcraft, séances, channeling, soothsayers, psychics, crystal balls, or magic, you open up your soul to demonic influence. Many possessed people started out just that way.

It is the Devil and his demons that are acting behind the curtain. That includes so-called white magic, which may be used to get a job or make someone fall in love with you – with no evil intent, in other words. You know, the ‘good’ magic. And it certainly includes ‘red magic,’ which is used to gain sexual favors or powers. In all types, the wizard is calling upon demons whether he knows it or not.


The Ancient Serpent

The symbol of hidden wisdom is the Serpent, that same offerer of secret knowledge from the Garden of Eden. Black Magic entices people to come over to the dark side, promising to lift them to a higher plane, all the while dragging them down to the fires of Hell.

Horns and all forked objects with two points represent the Devil, who is summoned as the Great Goat at Witches Sabbaths. Because the Devil seeks to turn God's order upside down, the black arts are full of objects, such as crucifixes, hanging upside down or backward.

Pastor Erwin Lutzer wrote: "In order to lure man away from God, the serpent planted the seeds of occult religion, hoping to hide behind those trappings to receive worship. His greatest desire was to duplicate religious experience, hoping that man would have contact with him but think he was in contact with God.”



While in Macedonia, the Apostle Paul was followed by a woman who was possessed by demons. She practiced divination while showering praise on Paul and his Christian mission. By doing this, evil spirits hoped to confuse the populace by comingling Satan’s work with the work of the Gospel. The woman recommended the Apostle to the townsfolk, to appear associated with him in some way.

In the United States today, politicians of the Democratic Party do the same thing. They are photographed going to church and claim to be Christians while they campaign for office, but vote for public policies such as abortion and special rights (including ‘marriage’) for those who practice homosexual behaviors—clearly in rebellion against God and His principles. Thus they bring disrepute on the Gospel.

Notice that Paul did not address the girl but the demon possessing her. Paul performed an exorcism that left the woman without powers once the evil spirits left her. Her managers were livid because they were making big money from her satanic soothsaying.

Ephesian converts to Christ burned their books on Black Magic—valued at 50,000 pieces of silver (Jesus was only worth 30 remember)—to not only keep themselves from temptation but because to let the books fall into the hands of others would expose them to the seductive evil of Spiritualism.



There are millions of websites frequented by children and adults that teach about Witchcraft and other aspects of the Occult. On one popular site, a bubbly and beautiful 16-year-old witch named Lisa sells it: “Witchcraft is about attuning yourself with nature, to fall in love with the earth. Everything, the plants, animals, earth, has a soul of its own.”

Satan paints a beautiful picture. On these websites, Christianity is always denigrated, but no other religion is. The Occult sees Christ as the enemy but other faiths as friends. The Occult is Satanism by any other name.

This is an excerpt from the book by James A. Watkins, What Does the Devil Do All Day?


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 06, 2020:

UPDATE: Witches now outnumber Presbyterians in America, thanks to Millennials. The explosion in the number of U.S. practitioners of Witchcraft is due largely to mainstream acceptance of it. Urban Outfitters and Sephora sell Witch Starter Kits, healing crystals and tarot cards. The tools of Witchcraft have even found their way onto the shelves of Walmart.

Witchcraft has also found robust support on social media, especially on Instagram, with profiles like The Hood Witch offering ‘everyday magic for the modern mystic,’ which has 372,000 followers, and more than 2 million posts with the hashtag Witches of Instagram. These witchcraft-oriented products are mainly marketed to Millennials, many of whom reject organized religion.

The alliance between progressive politics and Witchcraft is not surprising, given their common rejection of traditional morality and their appeal to ardent feminists, people who practice homosexual behaviors, and militant groups like Antifa. The same trends that drive Millennials toward Witchcraft are the progressive trends, acceptance of gender fluidity, rejection of ‘patriarchy,’ and embrace of so-called homosexual marriages.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 02, 2019:

So nice to hear from you, Paula. Thank you for reading my work. I always enjoy your comments.

I too "enjoy a talented 'magician,' for entertainment purposes." I have several good friends who are outstanding magicians.

As you implied, I think a number of behaviors are best in the closet. I don't much care what people do in the house next door but I don't want to hear about, see it, know about it, have children taught about it, and certainly not be coerced into celebrating it.

I appreciate your gracious compliments and you are quite welcome.


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 02, 2019:

T ~ You ask a good question.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on June 02, 2019:

Patrick Marcelo Brandao ~ Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I appreciate your comments. However, we cannot allow F-Bombs so I will repeat everything you wrote without the profanity:

You said,

"Don't feel bad.. I believe in werewolves and till this day I still do!! and I don't care what medications they put me on the fire that was embedded in me as a child will never be put out. So don't allow society or psychology stop you from your beliefs as long as you aren't hurting yourself or anyone else then all I have to say is {and I'm sorry for my language, but I'm being honest!!} #%@* THEM ALL!! they're not perfect in the least bit themselves!! who are they to judge let alone preach something that they don't apply to their daily lives to you or me??!! Do you understand?"

I am not sure I do understand. But thanks for sharing your feelings on this subject.

Suzie from Carson City on June 01, 2019:

James.....While I enjoy a talented "magician, for entertainment purposes, I have to say my feet are planted much too firmly on the ground, to embrace the type of "witchcraft" you write of here.

All of this is rampant in the world today, especially since all the spooks & crazies have taken liberty to emerge from the closets.(Just as the boldness and pride displayed by any number of former closet dwellers of our screwed-up society.) Well, goody-goody for them, I suppose.

Apparently, I live a dull, conventional life...(by CHOICE!) All of my closets have only ever had clothing, shoes, household items, photo albums & just more of such mundane items. Oh wait! OK, I admit....years ago, I recall hiding in my closet for 10 minutes at a time to indulge in some sanity, quiet & wonderful solitude, in the midst of raising 4 boys. Gimme a break. Self-preservation, OK?

I confess to having zero tolerance for those who would allow themselves to succumb to or become involved in such absurdities and in fact, quite dangerous practices. Like so many evils, they exist. We are compelled to be mindful, as well as faithful to our beliefs in Our Lord, Creator and Savior. Our life on earth is frightening and spooky enough at times, just making our way through each day. I'll gladly leave the witches to their life among the Cuckoos.........Thank you for yet another amazing work of art. Peace, Paula

The Logician from then to now on on June 01, 2019:

I don’t understand. Aren’t you free to believe whatever you wish as long as you aren’t hurting anyone? Who can stop you from believing whatever you want?

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 20, 2019:

Lauralee Washington ~ You are quite welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read my writing. Your kind compliments have made my day.

Lauralee Washington from Houston, Texas on May 20, 2019:

Fascinating. Never thought such a topic could draw my attention. So captivating writing, thanks for sharing it.

James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 20, 2019:

Awdur ~ You are most welcome. I think your grandmother was a discerning person. You are right about Paganism. It is making a big comeback in the West right now.

I sure appreciate the visit. :D


James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on May 20, 2019:

T ~ Thank you for reading my article. I appreciate your comments as well. I had not heard of the 'Beautiful Side of Evil.' Thanks for telling me about it. I just read the reviews on Amazon of the book and I am about to check out one of the videos.

I'd say you hit the nail on the head: "Evil spirits are quite active in the lives of humans and it is amazing how they can manipulate their subjects."


Awdur from Chicago on May 19, 2019:

Fascinating and alarming. Thank you for so succinctly putting into words my grandmother's warnings. Paganism has always existed.... it just spent a spell hiding..... it isn't hiding anymore.

The Logician from then to now on on May 19, 2019:

Very well done, imho because I’m not saying that as any sort of expert although I have experienced some if this activity first hand in my younger days searching for the truth. Evil spirits are quite active in the lives of humans and it is amazing how they can manipulate their subjects.

James, I suspect you have read the book “The Beautiful Side of Evil” but if you haven’t you will find it is an interesting testimony by Johanna Michaelsen who shares an extraordinary story about how she became a personal assistant to a psychic surgeon and witnessed miraculous healings, yet realized the true occultic source behind The Beautiful Side of Evil.

She has some riveting youtube videos about it too.

I’d be curious about your take on her experience, she is a Pentecostal believer. As always, your articles are an education.

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