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Exposing the Christian Persecution of Witches
in the 21st Century

How to Overcome the Controlling Powers of the Spirit of Christianity

I try to be respectful of people’s religions, but I refuse to remain silent or respect those who publish books and commentary that are blatant attacks on Witches and Witchcraft. In his book, Exposing Spiritual Witchcraft: How to Overcome Curses, Demons, Witchcraft & Controlling Powers, false prophet Jonas Clark uses the term “spirit of witchcraft” interchangeably with “Satan” in an attempt to malign witches and attribute malevolent acts to them. It is a tactic of evangelical Christian extremists to avoid taking responsibility for the evil they do by blaming others who are innocent victims of their ignorance, arrogance, and prejudice.

In order to reveal the truth regarding the spirit of Witchcraft, it is necessary that we set the record straight: The true spirit of Witchcraft is Nature. Witches work with herbs and natural elements and the creative force of the universe. They understand the importance of love and interconnectedness and their goals are peace, justice, equality, and living in harmony with nature.

While the majority of Christians are good people, I believe it is important to expose extremists like Jonas Clark who promulgate fear, hate, chaos, and violence, and will attempt to counter the lies with truth. In his pamphlet, “How Witchcraft Spirits Attack,” Jonas Clark admits he has declared a “spiritual war.” For some reason, as if channeling the Malleus Maleficarum, Mr. Clark wishes to rekindle the Witch Hunts of 15-17th century Europe and America by falsely claiming the force behind Witchcraft is Christianity’s own deity, Satan. It seems to be of little concern to him and his minions that… nowhere in history has there ever been a character known as the Devil or Satan in the religion of Witchcraft.

True Christians need to fight not Witchcraft, but the evil that exists within their own numbers. Blaming their sin and evil on Witches allows them to divert attention away from the wickedness and depravity that exists and is spread throughout the world by their own ministries.

Let’s turn the tables on this sort of propaganda. Using Clark’s evocative language, I offer an essay that exposes what can be termed the “Spirit of Christianity.”

Recognizing the Influences and Tactics of the Spirit of Christianity

So prevalent is the pervasive influence of the evangelical Spirit of Christianity in the 21st century that we have come to overlook how destructive and divisive it can be. Hundreds of books are offered on how to fight anything that might expose and oppose the Christian agenda including the one mentioned in my introduction. Rather than simply co-exist, we can see from the beginning of the biblical era that the goal of the Church and its many denominations has been to eliminate all others and take complete control of the spiritual aspects of every society and culture.

Christians are taught to never rely upon the wisdom of ancestors, masters, teachers, elders, and loved ones, but to put all their faith in an ancient collection of primarily anonymous books compiled by the Roman Catholic Church that demonstrate antiquated and harmful teachings, and the interpretations of them by men.

The Spirit of Christianity at Work in the Early Centuries

Note how their bible teaches them to deal with those who do not accept their religion and its God: 1 Kings 18:20-40… Elijah, God’s right hand man, follows God’s word and sets up a bit of trickery to impress the 450 prophets of Baal, a god who had been worshiped by the people for centuries. The demonstration included the supernatural lighting of a fire, and the killing of an ox for a sacrifice. Baal was called out by the priests, but refused to take part in this depraved exhibition. If there was to be bloodshed, it was all on the hands of Elijah and his God.

Elijah’s show managed to impress the priests and they eventually declared Elijah’s God to be their God. Elijah’s response… he ordered every single prophet slaughtered, taking care to not let any escape and witness to what had taken place.

The Spirit of Christianity is a murderous and punishing one, with thousands of people butchered throughout the centuries in his name. The Christian Spirit also led one of the first Christian bishops, Cyril, to incite a mob of Christians in the brutal murder of Hypatia, a practitioner and teacher of the philosophy of Plato and Plotinus in Alexandria. Part of the reason for Hypatia’s vicious murder is the fact that she was a woman who dared to teach men, something the Christian leaders condemned. Even today, some sects continue to prohibit women from teaching men.

The Source of Evil Spirits: God

The Bible relates many instances of the God they worship sending evil spirits to control and manipulate men to achieve his goals. In Judges 9:23, God sent an evil spirit to come between Abimelech and the men of Shechem, so that the men of Shechem would deal treacherously with Abimelech.

In 2 Kings 2:23ff, we see this Spirit at work again with the wanton slaughter of 42 children by she-bears sent by God. Their crime? Calling Elisha bald!

The Christian Spirit can be seen in those who have and still use their holy book to support slavery, segregation, subjugation of women, working against equal rights and judging others through a pharisaic veil.

Here are just a few of the many instances of the Christian Spirit at work in the world…

• Doeg the Edomite killed 85 priests and all the men, women, children, infants, oxen, donkeys, and sheep with a sword. 1 Samuel 22:18-19
• Elijah (and God) burned to death 102 men. 2 Kings 1:10-12
• David killed 200 Philistines to purchase his first wife with their foreskins. 1 Samuel 18:25-27
• Abishai killed 300 men with a spear. 2 Samuel 23:18, 1 Chronicles 11:20
• The chief of David’s captains killed either 300 (1 Chronicles 11:11) or 800 (2 Samuel 23:8) men with a spear.
• Shamgar killed 600 Philistines with an ox goad. Judges 3:31
• Samson killed 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass. Judges 15:14-15

All of these men were possessed by the Spirit sent by the God of the Bible.

Some might say that those things happened long ago and involved the Israelites, not those who follow Jesus Christ, but they are wrong. People, mostly women and children, are still being slaughtered in the name of the Bible God. Most are accused of being Witches, some are murdered simply because they are homosexual.

The Spirit of Christianity seeks to convert and enslave those who are ignorant of the truth of man’s religions and the Spirit that rules them. These conversions were and still are cruel, divisive, and bloody.

Compare this with Witches and the Craft of the Wise. While the Spirit of Christianity has a long history of greed, fear, and bloodshed, the spirit of Witchcraft produces a climate of peace, nature, equality, justice, interconnectedness, and caring for others.

Personal Experience

I have always been a Witch, I just didn’t know there was a name for it until I became an adult and studied the histories of Witchcraft and Christianity.

My initial experience with Christianity was from my birth into a practicing Protestant family. Before I was even an adolescent, I began receiving religious indoctrination twice a week. Most of this was in preparation for my joining the church. The day came for my initiation (confirmation) into the congregation and I could not go through with it. I knew somewhere deep inside this was not the right path. Shortly thereafter, I left man’s religion and remained estranged for many years.

My next encounter with the Spirit of Christianity was when I got engaged and my fiancé and I were preparing for our wedding. We met with the priest of his church and were told that if I, a non-member, wanted to marry in his church, I had to sign an agreement to raise our children in that faith. This combination of blackmail and coercion was a transparent ploy to ensure future church membership/income. Clearly, man’s religions are about the church’s desire for power and control.

Still, as a spiritual person, years later I gave the church another try. Once more, the Spirit encountered there was one that made me quite uncomfortable. While working on the pastoral search committee I was amazed to learn how many members were against even considering a woman for their pastor. The prejudice against homosexuals was even more disturbing. In an effort to reconcile myself with what I learned during those years, I took courses in comparative religion and studied the history of Christianity. I became a liturgist and lay preacher. But the truth could no longer be denied, the Spirit of Christianity was malevolent and manipulative and I finally left for good.

Invasive Tactics of the Spirit of Christianity

Some of the weapons of Christianity include subtle incorporation into public and governmental institutions, and degradation and coercion based on fear:

You are told you are a sinner, incapable of attaining spiritual oneness with your God on your own. Your very spirit is left corruptible and susceptible to his adversary, a deity named Satan, whom he created, giving him dominion over the earth to tempt, deceive, mislead, and trick his people.

The God of the Bible demands to be loved and you are taught to follow his impossible rules and commandments. The only way you can be assured of your place in heaven and spared being condemned to a place of torture and torment called “hell” for all eternity is to accept a holy man, Jesus, as your lord and savior.

So strong is the Spirit of Christianity that it has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. Even though there was a clear separation of church and state intended by our founding fathers, we took little notice in the 1950s when the Eisenhower administration, with direct pressure from one of the Spirit of Christianity’s soldiers, Billy Graham, corrupted the Pledge of Allegiance by adding the element of God to it. It was then forced into our public schools, with children being compelled to recite the corrupted version at the beginning of every school day. References to a God still appear on our currency and in our halls of justice.

Lies: The Force behind the Spirit of Christianity

Many lies permeated the Middle Ages and brought about the executions of thousands accused of being Witches. Even though most were innocent, the intent of the slaughter was clear. Their arrogant judgment of what they did not understand led to some of the most horrendous killings ever perpetrated. It’s the same sort of misguided proclamations that have resulted in unknown numbers of homosexuals being murdered or dead by suicide as a direct result of pernicious evangelical teachings.

Even today, ignorant religionists are brutally killing people accused of Witchcraft. How much evil has to be perpetrated before these people recognize the wickedness is in them and their deeds?

The reason for all these lies and attempts to demonize Witches/Wiccans/Pagans is to divert attention away from all the evil perpetrated by Christians against Witches and Pagans through the centuries. But we are more educated on the history of Christianity and will no longer allow the lies to go unchallenged. It’s time for Christians to stop using Witches as scapegoats to blame for the evil in their lives.

Preying on the Vulnerable

The spirit of Christianity seeks out the weak, the ignorant, and those easily influenced. Missionaries prey on native peoples in third world countries, often under the guise of medical aid. Then they give these uneducated, unworldly, and vulnerable people a lesson in fear of Witches, using their holy book as the authority for the climate of spiritual authority, chaos, hatred, and self-righteousness. Their goal is to influence their followers to torture and kill Witches, as can be seen by what follows their missions to third world countries. We read that children are being accused of being witches, abused, dismembered, and killed in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, and other places, where pastors prey on fears of black magic to drum up a lucrative trade in ‘exorcisms.’

Searching for Weakness

The Spirit of Christianity’s purpose is to advance itself by gaining control of you. From the very beginning their goal has been to increase their numbers in order to gain power. Christian proselytizers know where you are vulnerable and will offer ways to help you in your particular situation. This is when the Christian will tell you that all your troubles will melt away if you only turn them over to their God and accept the conditions attached thereto. Once they have pulled you in, their agenda becomes clear. You will be asked to “tithe,” a nice word for getting money out of you to forward their ministry and recruit as many others as you can.

The Spirit of Christianity, working through man’s churches, continually makes members feel like no matter how good they are, they still fall short of their God’s expectations… unless they admit their evil deity has influenced, misled, or caused them to err (sin). This scapegoat technique allows them to blame their Satan deity for the evil they do, and absolves their God from bearing any responsibility for it. A simple confession and contrived repentance is claimed to make it right again… until the next time. Thus the unwitting member will be engulfed in a catch-22 where they must remain faithful to the institutionalized church. Fear, guilt, and need are the tools of the Spirit of Christianity.

Beware the Deception

Christians will find special jobs for you to do within the cult/congregation like teaching others, “spreading the gospel,” and attending their meetings, in order to make you feel needed.

You are told you will be “born again,” a manipulation that promises your problems will disappear if you follow their Spirit. You are likely to be told you will gain supernatural capabilities if you follow their Spirit, like speaking in strange tongues, curing sickness, and handling vipers. Eventually you will feel obligated to them and fearful of leaving lest you lose your eternal soul to sin. Remember, it is very difficult to leave once they have indoctrinated you into their spiritual sect.

The Spirit of Christianity is the same one that motivated the Pharisees. There is a subtle sense of entitlement — only those who follow their Spirit will get a heavenly reward; and a sense of superiority — no other tradition is right and everyone who does not follow their Spirit will end up in a place their God has made to punish and torture them for all eternity. This fear tactic worked especially well during the Dark Ages, the Crusades, and the Witch Hunts in Europe and America. If you want to know the true Spirit of Christianity, just look at their history of persecution and death.

Those under the control of the Spirit of Christianity are trained to work on your emotions, especially fear. They will offer you their hand in friendship, speak in a soft soothing voice, smile, and exude a false sense of peace and community. They will alienate you from your friends and family who might interfere with the control they seek to have over you by telling you not to associate with those who will try to turn you back to your “sinful ways.” Terms like “grace,” “confession and repentance,” “salvation,” “agape,” “covenant,” and the false concept of “free will” help identify those working through the Spirit of Christianity to gain control of you. Such devices are intended to tear you down and remake you in their Spirit’s image.

Guilt & Responsibility

Those under the influence of the Spirit of Christianity attempt to make you feel guilty and insist you “confess” to God and “repent” your sins. Guilt and fear are insidious weapons. Christians rely more on getting forgiveness from their deity than taking responsibility for the situation and addressing the conflict in ways that promote peace and justice. Their Satan deity is claimed to rule over the world and is often blamed for the evil people do, which absolves them from taking full responsibility here and now.

Hypocrisy

One of the most revealing elements of the Spirit of Christianity is hypocrisy. Even though Jesus has little patience for blatant hypocrisy, it is part and parcel of most Christian activity.

“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many works of power?’ And I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’”

While prostituting their own holy book to teach prejudice, hate, and violence against homosexuals — something that is never addressed by Jesus, the gospel writers, or the great prophets — those under the Spirit of Christianity get divorced and remarry and live in a perpetual state of adultery that Jesus clearly forbids. Others are clearly overweight, ignoring Jesus’ admonition against gluttony. While they spread lies about Witches and Witchcraft, they defy Jesus’ instructions about prayer and caring for the poor and needy.

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.”

Prayer vs Spellwork

How are they different? Often a prayer is intended to manipulate non-believers by enlisting the assistance of God, angels (demons), and saints. They often pray for you to abandon your path and join theirs. You will see athletic teams praying for victory, which is nothing more than a curse on their opponents. After natural disasters, many can be heard to thank God for saving them while he apparently ignored the prayers of those who lost loved ones and even their own lives. We read about children with devastating cancers. While entire congregations, parents and family pray for a miracle, God will be claimed to reach down and save one child while allowing another to suffer greatly and die. Make no mistake, however, Christian curses will not be tolerated and will be exposed and dealt with as necessary.

Spellwork does not rely upon the capricious intervention of and will of one particular God, it calls upon the correspondences and elements of nature and universal powers to bring about change for the benefit of self and others. Most importantly, the Witch is an active participant in the realization of good works.

Prophecy and Divination

The main problem with Christian and biblical prophecy is that only one source is allowed, and that source has proved unreliable, leading people to feel anxious, depressed, and too often led to suicide. The Spirit of Christianity is not at all accurate, as has been proved over and over again from the first century C.E. While too numerous to relate here, there are some failed prophecies that stand out.

In Matthew 16:28, Jesus himself predicted his return within the first century (this generation). His followers are still waiting, and over 240 prophecies of his return have failed to this date.

Godly men who have called on the Spirit of Christianity to prophecy include Paul of Tarsus who prophesied the rapture in his lifetime. Saint Clement 1 predicted the world would end at any moment. Saint Martin of Tours predicted the end would come before 400 C.E. Benjamin Keach, a 17th century Baptist, predicted the end of the world for that year. 1736: British theologian and mathematician William Whitson predicted a great flood similar to Noah’s for October 13th of that year. 1794: Charles Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, thought that Doomsday would occur in that year.

Isaiah 7:14 prophesizes that the Lord himself will come and his name will be Immanuel (see also Matthew 1:22-23). The one who has been proclaimed as the Lord, however, has never been called Immanuel.

Divination and future telling incorporate many natural elements and tools and provide the seeker with a means to prepare for what is to come so they can change the course of events that may be harmful. I have seen how accurate such divination is and how it has helped many people direct their lives in successful ways.

True prophecy must come from reliable and proven sources. Our ancestors, masters, and teachers, along with the wisdom gained through the Akashic Records, and our experiential traditions give us the ability to divine that which is likely to occur and how best to deal with it.

The Masculine Spirit of Christianity

According to the Spirit of Christianity, God is male. It is taught that women are lesser, weaker creatures to be kept under the control of their fathers and husbands, while their fathers and husbands are under only God. Even among slaves, females are worth less than males. Women are considered “unclean” for a longer period of time when the newborn is female. Concubines and daughters are used, abused, even brutally raped to death. Women are forced to marry their rapists and are taken as spoils of war. In the Spirit of Christianity it is a curse to be born female.

There is no room for a Divine Mother in Christianity, no feminine aspect to call upon, no balance, no harmony. Many will attempt to dispel this disparity by claiming he is either genderless or both male and female inclusively, but it does not alter the fact that every biblical reference to God is masculine. He is a deity of wrath, vengeance, judgment and punishment. There is no Sacred Womb, no regenerative Summerland, and no Cauldron of Rebirth.

Set Apart from Nature and Loved Ones

Those under the control of the Spirit of Christianity are denied the guidance and wisdom of the ancestors, teachers, wise elders, masters, and loved ones. Rather than an experiential path, Christianity relies on the dictates and scriptural interpretations of men. Their source is an antiquated collection of books that no longer exists in its original form or language, and has been redacted and revised throughout the centuries. Many people have been inspired to use the holy bible to justify segregation, slavery, subjugation of women, genocide, and marginalization of minority groups of people.

Rather than looking to nature as a guiding element, those under the Spirit of Christianity are told they are superior to nature and have dominion over it. We can clearly see what this sort of dominion produces with the pollution and destruction our world suffers.

What Witchcraft Is and Is Not

Witchcraft is the practice of those who revere nature, provide counsel, are wise in the ways of midwifery, herbal healing, divination, and who address issues of justice and equality. We venerate our ancestors, teachers, and elders. Our path is a personal and private way of life that supports loving relationships, family, and nurturing the divine spirit.

Witchcraft is not, nor has it ever had any connection to the Christian deity called Satan. Witches do not work with malevolent spirits or demons for the purpose of bringing harm to self or others, though they are adept at recognizing and dealing with them. Witches are not interested in enslaving, proselytizing to, or converting others. Such actions only corrupt our traditions.

Spiritual truth is found in Nature-based religions, those founded on universal interconnectedness and experiential principles.

Man’s religions, particularly evangelical Christianity, deny the power born in every human being. It teaches them that the only power available to them is that which comes from their transcendent deity.

How to Overcome the Spirit of Christianity

We must protect ourselves from the malevolent propaganda and persecution that has been perpetrated against us since the Dark Ages and well into the 21st century.

I reject the wrathful spirit of the God of the Bible.
I reject the concept of an all-evil Christian deity having power over me.
I reject the Spirit of Christianity that compels believers to fear, hate, and persecute others.
I reject all religions devoid of a Divine Mother.
I reject those who misinterpret and misrepresent their holy book to justify their evil ministries.

Divine Mother…
My third eye sees you…
in dreams,
in waking mists,
in quiet moments,
in all of Nature.

The wind whispers your name…
I hear you in the laughter of children,
in the rush of the sea,
in the creatures that sing in the night.

You are as near to me…
as my own breath,
as my own beating heart,
as your spark that indwells me.

You are the universe…
the source,
the womb from which all has come,
and to which all return.

You are love without conditions…
darkness and light,
warmth and cold,
joy and sadness…

Guide us when facing those who,
in the guise of religion wish us harm,
who assail us with lies, hypocrisy, and arrogance;
and who instigate fear and violence
in the name of their God.

We are a strong people,
we are a wise people,
and we will remain steadfast
against those who seek to control us. Tod estu!

Call on the Creative Force of the Universe
Called by many Mother Goddess…

The powers of the universe
surround those who of late
have tried to fill the world we love
with their ministry of hate.

May their evil ministries be revealed
to all the earth. Tod estu.!

Conclusion

Christianity denies the natural power born in every human being. It also hides knowledge of the Akashic Records so the people will rely on the church alone for wisdom and guidance.

If the people knew about the power, knowledge, and guidance available to all people they could find the truth in this universal energy that is the foundation of all that was, and all that is.

When people suppress their natural power which combines all the power of the universe that is available to them, they have rejected the truth.

So many different traditions are viewed as a weakness in paganism. But it is its strength. Christianity began in Rome, but it wasn’t long before it began to diversify, breaking off into over 600 denominations we have today. But they still have unity under the Christianity umbrella. It’s the same with paganism, only our unity is in our unwavering opposition to evangelical monotheistic patriarchy and its destructive Spirit.

Seek Spiritual Truth in All Things

Spiritual truth can be found in Nature-based religions, those founded on universal interconnectedness and experiential principles.

God is too big for man’s religions…
She is the universe, the origin of all that was, is, and is yet to be.

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