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  Witchcraft - World of witches, wicca and spells
Witchcraft is a religion that respects Mother Nature and She is neither completely positive or completely negative, this is the same for witches.
In witchcraft, spells may also be changed or adapted to suit a Wiccan’s personality or specific wishes in casting the spell.
Witchcraft is ruled by the Threefold Law, which is the belief that any action taken by any witch that affects another person, will come back to the witch threefold, whether it be harm or good.
www.witchcraft.com.au   (578 words)

  Witchcraft - LoveToKnow 1911
Witchcraft and possession are found in close relation in the psychical epidemics of the middle ages, but are otherwise unrelated.
This intrusion of the incubus in the domain of witchcraft was probably due to the attitude of the church towards magic.
In the first half of this second period, witchcraft was still superstition for the canon law, a civil wrong for the secular law; later, although these ideas still persisted, all magic was held to be heresy; its reality and heretical nature was expressly maintained by Thomas Aquinas.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Witchcraft   (2861 words)

 Witchcraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Witchcraft, in various historical, religious and mythical contexts, is the use of certain kinds of alleged supernatural or magical powers.
It is regarded as a typical witchcraft practice; the Biblical 'Witch' of Endor is supposed to have performed it, and it is among the witchcraft practices condemned by Ælfric of Eynsham.
Supposing that the belief in witchcraft were held to be an idle superstition, it would be strange that the suggestion should nowhere be made that the evil of these practices only lay in the pretending to the possession of powers which did not really exist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Witchcraft   (4060 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - WITCHCRAFT:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"Witchcraft" and "sorcery" are the terms used in the Bible to designate the practise of the arts of divination, which were tabooed by orthodox religious sentiment.
As this orthodox sentiment was not a constant quantity, practises which at one time were regarded as innocent at another were relegated to the domain of sorcery or witchcraft.
His idea of witchcraft as consisting of nefarious knowledge is expressed in ch.
jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=220&letter=W&search=Witchcraft   (1543 words)

But in witchcraft, as commonly understood, there is involved the idea of a diabolical pact or at least an appeal to the intervention of the spirits of evil.
In the Holy Scripture references to witchcraft are frequent, and the strong condemnations of such practices which we read there do not seem to be based so much upon the supposition of fraud as upon the "abomination" of the magic in itself.
Supposing that the belief in witchcraft were an idle superstition, it would be strange that the suggestion should nowhere be made that the evil of these practices only lay in the pretending to the possession of powers which did not really exist.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15674a.htm   (3385 words)

 Salem Witchcraft: the Events and Causes of the Salem Witch Trials
Thus, witchcraft was considered a sin because it denied God’s superiority, and a crime because the witch could call up the Devil in his/her shape to perform cruel acts against others.
Therefore, in any case when witchcraft was suspected, it was important that it was investigated thoroughly and the tormentor(s) identified and judged.
Since witchcraft was a capital offense, his property could be sequestered to the government if he was found guilty.
www.salemwitchtrials.com /salemwitchcraft.html   (4355 words)

While witchcraft is a very old religious system pre-dating Christianity, modern wiccan practices date back to 1939 with the writings of Gerald Gardner and his disciple, Doreen valiente.
"there shall not be found among you anyone who...practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures up spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
"for rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft..." 1 Samuel 15:23
www.angelfire.com /mo/cultwatch/indexw.html   (1172 words)

In Witchcraft, players take on the roles of the Gifted, modern day people with mystical abilities who organize into Covenants and who must use their powers secretly and carefully, lest they face ridicule and destruction.
This first thing readers invariably notice about the Witchcraft book is that it seems to have been deliberately designed to infuriate the religious right, even more so than Kult (not that I count this as a bad thing at all).
One point in favor of Witchcraft is that, though it lacks an index (only a minor flaw, since most of the things people will tend to look up in indexes are on the reference charts in the back anyway), it is concise and to the point, a magnitude more so than Mage: the Ascension.
www.rpg.net /sites/sprite/witchcraft.html   (1550 words)

 Wicca & Witchcraft
In its original usage, witchcraft was practiced by those persons, generally female, who had knowledge of herbal lore, the law, psychology and physiology.
Witchcraft is the art of magick, the art of energy manipulation, the art of altered states of consciousness.
Witchcraft may be practiced in many different forms, and admittedly, not all of them are positive.
www.webspawner.com /users/warjen/page.html   (2404 words)

 Witchcraft, Wicca - religious cults, sects and movements
Witchcraft, or Wicca, is a form of neo-Paganism.
Witchcraft is also a magnet for feminists, who identify with its female deity, and for environmentalists drawn by the reverence for nature.
Modern World of Witchcraft In this two-part article, Craig Hawkins looks at the history, beliefs and practices of Witchcraft, and provides a critique of the witches' world view and practices -- on biblical, metaphysical, logical, and ethical grounds.
www.apologeticsindex.org /w02.html   (2081 words)

 TWPT Talks with Judika Illes
The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft was originally scheduled to be around 1200 pages but just before final submission of the last pages of the manuscript, the publisher determined, for cost-cutting reasons, not for reasons of content, that the book had to be shorter.
This can be very difficult when you're studying witchcraft or those spiritual traditions that have been persecuted for so long and which have only survived through the secrecy and discretion of their practitioners.
Magic and witchcraft aren't obscure, marginal subjects: they are entwined into virtually every aspect of human history, spirituality and culture including modern science, medicine and the creative arts even though their influence is usually ignored or denied.
www.twpt.com /judikailles.htm   (11120 words)

There were numerous people convicted of practicing Witchcraft in 1692, most of them were women, but some men were convicted as well.
The following paragraphs are from the "Salem Witchcraft Papers", which were intended as documentation, or possibly justfication for the reasons these people were sentenced to die.
The Court of Oyer and Terminer convicted persons accused of witchcraft under the precedent of previous executions in England and New England".
www.scs.unr.edu /~srichins/witchcraft.html   (854 words)

 Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and America.
Witchcraft in the Netherlands, From the Fourteenth to Twentieth Century.
Witchcraft at Toner's Puddle, Nineteenth Century, from the Diary of the Rev. William Ettrick.
Witchcraft and Demonianism: A Concise Account Derived from Sworn Depositions and Confessions Obtained in the Courts of England and Wales.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /users/fennell/highland/harper/WITCH01A.HTM   (12059 words)

 Witchcraft and Wicca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Witchcraft is one of the fastest growing spiritual movements in the country.
Witchcraft gives one the freedom to pick and choose who is divine and worthy of worship.
So for simplicity, Witchcraft is the worship of mother earth, awareness of the cycles of the universe and becoming in tune with nature around them.
www.exposingsatanism.org /witchcraft.htm   (2255 words)

 The Watchman Expositor: Witchcraft / WICCA Profile
However, "In 1951 the Witchcraft Act of 1736, and a section of the Vagrancy Act of 1824, were replaced by the Fraudulent Medium Act.
However, Frank Smyth writes in Man, Myth and Magic, "In the absence of any evidence except hearsay, there is a strong case in favour of the suggestion that Gardner invented the cult of Wicca to satisfy his own sense of the esoteric" (Richard Cavendish, Editor, Vol.
While followers of Witchcraft had been in America for hundreds of years, its "greatest growth took place in the 1960s and 1970s, during a general revival of interest in Occultism" (Ibid.).
www.watchman.org /profile/witchpro.htm   (1518 words)

Witchcraft practitioners place spells by some spoken word(s) or form of words believed to have magic power, binding by spell or charm.
Witches claim that witchcraft has nothing to do with the Devil but it is a form of goddess or demon worship; a form of nature or idol worship.
Witchcraft is an act of the devil which not only manipulates the minds of people, but it can wreak havoc physically, emotionally and spiritually too.
www.farsinet.com /truth/index2.html   (3203 words)

It is interesting to note that witchcraft is often mentioned in the Bible, both the old test Testament and the new Testament make regular mentions to witchcraft.
In Witchcraft the Triple Goddess represents the 3 aspects of the Mother Goddess in one, maiden, mother and crone.
The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft This is a very detailed Encyclopedia on Witchcraft with over 100 illustrations to augment some 500 textual entries on the subject of Witchcraft.
www.paralumun.com /witchcraft.htm   (1255 words)

 CANA - Wicca / Witchcraft
Symbols such as the pentagram and pentacle (5-pointed star used for protection, spells, conjuring, etc.), the Ankh (Egyptian cross-like symbol associated with the worship of Isis, topped by a noticeable loop), the crescent moon (symbol of the Goddess), and crystals (believed to contain healing and spiritual properties) are often worn on jewelry or clothes.
Witches may claim the Bible does not condemn witchcraft, since they assert that the real interpretation of the Hebrew word for "witchcraft" should be sorcery, divination and those who practice such things.
Witchcraft is sometimes a veil for feminist anger.
cana.userworld.com /cana_wicca.html   (3115 words)

 The Inner Sanctum of Wicca and Witchcraft
WICCA(sometimes called Wicce, Witchcraft, The Craft, or The Old Religion by its practitioners) represents an ancient religion of love for life and nature.
Witchcraft predates Christianity and does not incorporate a belief in the Christian Devil.
Berrios, who was born a Catholic before converting to Judaism, said she was fired in 2001 after being falsely accused of being a witch, which is now the basis of her $2 million lawsuit.
www.witchway.net   (725 words)

 Acts 17:11 Bible Study: Repentance from Witchcraft
Witchcraft is rebellion coupled with a desire to "stay in the game", to be a spiritual player.
Witchcraft starts with a heart of rebellion and works by focusing on a distracter, a lie, which is some technique purported to release power.
Witchcraft is characterized by belief in "knowledge from below", and rejection of "knowledge from above".
www.acts17-11.com /witchcraft.html   (2914 words)

 Witchcraft Spells Now.com - All your love spells, wiccan witchcraft and other spells casting needs done right here.
Witchcraft Spells Now.com - All your love spells, wiccan witchcraft and other spells casting needs done right here.
You simply ask me to cast a witchcraft spell on your behalf, and I cast it.
You choose your spell, for example, a love spell, and then I will give you a short saying to say to yourself the night of the casting and that is it.
www.witchcraftspellsnow.com   (1003 words)

 CyberMoon Emporium WitchCraft Supplies, WitchCraft Store, WitchCraft Supplies, witchcraft supply, Wicca Supplies, Wicca ...
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www.witchcraft-supplies.com   (581 words)

 Amazon.com: Witchcraft: The Old Religion: Books: Leo Louis Martello   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
They discuss Witchcraft not as it really is but as it has been defined by the Catholic and other Christian Churches.
Witchcraft, or the Old Religion, is probably the only one that has not discriminated against women.
Martello believes that Witchcraft, the Old Religion, may be the faith of the future.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0806510285?v=glance   (837 words)

Wicca and Witchcraft for both the new seeker and the more experienced Witch and Wiccan.
Like most other things dealing with Wicca and Witchcraft, it will also be a highly individualized project with widely differing opinions on how to accomplish it.
This is yet another area where the 101 books tend to just drop you off into space after a few introductory sections on holidays and...
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/wicca_witchcraft   (538 words)

 Encyclopedia Mythica: Witchcraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Witchcraft, or The Old Religion, is as old as the story of human civilization; evidence for its roots exists from prehistoric times in many parts of the world.
This book attempts to present the history of the Craft, including its powerful connection to ecology and its close relationship to medicine and science.
Witchcraft's affiliation with myth, legend, and folklore has created an organic, ever-growing body of literature of great interest to anyone pursuing these subjects.
www.pantheon.org /areas/featured/witchcraft   (101 words)

 The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692
From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were carted to Gallows Hill, a barren slope near Salem Village, for hanging.
Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges.
Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft; dozens languished in jail for months without trials until the hysteria that swept through Puritan Massachusetts subsided.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/SALEM.HTM   (76 words)

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