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Witchcraft 101

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by bèlla, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. bèlla

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    I stumbled on a link for Cosmopolitan Magazine and was met with the following...

    Yes, You Need Spell Candles
    Like scented candles, but better.


    That was the headline. I did a double take to make sure I was on the right website. I glanced at the browser and saw a different description in the header.

    Where to Find Magic Spell Candles, Ritual Candles Online

    As I skimmed the article I encountered an unexpected surprise. This wasn't fun and games or a Halloween prank. They provided directions for the spell in the piece.

    In the field of candle magic, different colors signify different areas of life—like red for love, sex, and passion, or green for prosperity and money. To work candle magic, choose a candle based on what you want to happen. Then, visualize your goal; “dress” the candle by rubbing it with oil and/or scratching in symbols while focusing on your goal; and finally, light the candle.

    This is the second article they've written on candle magick. The first was published earlier this year. They've elected to use the occult spelling for the word to differentiate it from a magic show. The demographic for the magazine is fairly young. Most readers are in their teens or early twenties. Many would assume its harmless.

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    How would you address this with a child, loved one, or a stranger? Does it bother you? Please share your thoughts.

    Yours in His Service,

    ~Bella
     
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  2. solid_core

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    I would address it as a pagan nonsense targetting at not too smart people. And i would stop buying/browsing such low quality media.
     
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  3. RaymondG

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    What would be the reason for addressing it? assuming you are asking, what we would do if we found them using it.....I would say continue until it no longer works for you and you desire a better way....

    It would not bother me....and I do believe it works.....Yet not because of the candles....but because of the belief of the person using them.
     
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  4. bèlla

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    Raymond,

    Does your opinion support your Christian beliefs or oppose them? Are you trying to maintain an open mind on the subject?

    Yours in His Service,

    ~Bella
     
  5. dqhall

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    It is nonsense. You should look for the blessings of God in some more useful study.
     
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  6. Dave G.

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    Be more careful where you stumble to is my suggestion. But hey, now you know.
     
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  7. RaymondG

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    It supports what I know about the laws of God..... I find it unwise to stay in belief....one should always strive for knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
     
  8. RaymondG

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    What is it that you believe she knows?
     
  9. bèlla

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    Raymond,

    Would that suggest you're open to other practices or educating yourself on them for other purposes? :)

    Yours in His Service,

    ~Bella
     
  10. Paulos23

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    Having explored that before, and found it bunk, I would use it as a way to show there are other people that believe differently than you do. There are many of those people in the world and you have to get along with them, and not all of them are bad people. Even if you don't agree with their beliefs.

    As long as they are not trying to force their beliefs on you, it is fine.
     
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  11. Nithavela

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    Not a big fan of candle magic. You don't give up any caster levels, which is alright, but you have to trade in several feats and 6 skill ranks for glorified crafting feats, including scribe scroll, which you already get at first level. I really think there are better prestige classes around.
     
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  12. solid_core

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    Playing some fantasy based MMORPG recently?
     
  13. Dave G.

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    I seem to recall female relatives discussing this decades ago, that from a Christian perspective it's been a questionable publication right along.. Nothing about this article though, just everything in general.
     
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  14. Nithavela

    Nithavela Cool catchphrase goes here

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    D&D 3.0 actually.

    I'm over MMORPGs.
     
  15. bèlla

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    Dave,

    This is an informative piece. I'm not oblivious of the subject and shared it for those reasons. Thanks for replying. :)

    Yours in His Service,

    ~Bella
     
  16. RaymondG

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    There are no other practices.....Only the belief that there are. The earth in the lords and the fullness thereof....the world and they that dwell therein.... Everything that is made was made by and for Him to accomplish His purpose.

    It is folly hide from a creation of God, because someone else used it in a way we deemed unjust.

    Once one learns how to ride the bike....they should no longer desire to use the training wheels.

    No need for the golden calf, when the glory of the Lord has already been displayed before your very eyes.....
     
  17. Hidden In Him

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    Using the occult spelling means it is neither harmless nor are they advocating nonsense. The word "magick" was termed by Aleister Crowley, specifically to differentiate between employing demonic spirits to accomplish ends in the earth from simply doing clever parlor tricks meant only to entertain people with harmless fun. And anyone who thinks Satanism is harmless doesn't have a clue.

    By informing them that invoking demonic power to see ones desires fulfilled also opens one up to their becoming an influence in YOUR life, and that if you want to invite destruction, suffering, deception, lies, and eternal damnation upon yourself, God gave you freewill to do so. But walking out into oncoming traffic on a freeway would be a wiser move.

    That last part may seem a little harsh, but Jesus warned that it would be better to pluck ones eye out and cast it away from you than have both eyes and be cast into Hell.

    I like your posts.
     
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  18. bèlla

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    Raymond,

    That is certainly a mature approach. But would you say the same to someone less seasoned and rooted in faith?

    Yours in His Service,

    ~Bella
     
  19. RaymondG

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    So basically you would try to scare them into believing what you believe? Good idea....It has worked for thousands of years.....
     
  20. Hidden In Him

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    Yes, I would care them into being wise in their decision making. That would be preferable over NOT caring them into it.

    God bless.
     
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