The terms “Christian” and “witchcraft” are two terms most people would not put together as being compatible. And certainly, Scripture teaches us that the two are not compatible. However, there are many different categories of “Christian witches,” and while this book is not dedicated to describing every known variation, we will point out a few.
First, there are some who openly describe themselves as being “Christian witches,” in that they believe their religious values are “Christian,” more or less, but they also openly practice witchcraft.1 They may or may not go to what they consider to be a Christian church, and they can follow Christian traditions, including what are known as “Christian” holidays. They may revere whom they mistakenly consider to be the true Jesus Christ, or even claim to have salvation through him, yet they also revere and follow after other gods or goddesses, and openly practice what many usually call “white magic.”
Second, there is a slightly different category of a “Christian witch” who will deny practicing witchcraft, yet their activities are blatantly centered around witchcraft. If pressed, they may call this “white magic,” as well. For instance, there are mediums who claim to be Christian or Catholic who give readings to others through various means — tarot cards, palm readings, reading tea leaves, psychic energy-readings through inanimate objects, communicating with spirits who claim to be dead loved ones, and so on. This type of “Christian witch” will not usually call their activities to be witchcraft. Instead, they often claim their “gifts and abilities” come from God and they simply use those gifts and abilities to help others. But they are clearly engaged in witchcraft.2
Third, there are also widely diverse groups of individuals who believe the term “witchcraft” to be a description that is below what they consider their level of enlightenment to be, so they would not consider themselves to be practicing witchcraft. Regardless of their refusal to admit it, however, they do practice witchcraft. These groups of people publicly claim Christianity, but their belief system and practices run along the lines of Luciferian3 rather than Christian. While some may not attend church at all, and there are many variations depending upon circumstances, they will often go to some type of what is considered to be a Christian church or a Catholic church: a new-age ecumenical church, a charismatic church, or even what appears to be a straight-laced fundamentalist church. Many times — if not always — their attendance at such churches is with the intent to infiltrate with their Luciferian doctrine in whatever capacity they are able, to infect certain ones within the congregation who are open to their occult doctrine, and, ideally, to infect the pastor or priest of that assembly.
So while this is a very brief and incomplete description of the different types of people who consider themselves to be “Christians” yet still practice witchcraft, the groups of people we are concerning ourselves with in this book closely resemble the last group of people we have described. Since Satan’s plans to infiltrate Christian churches has worked so well over the past decades, some of these “Christian” people are practicing and believing Luciferian doctrine without even realizing it. Therefore, they would adamantly deny practicing witchcraft or being anything other than “Christian,” but their occult activities and beliefs belie this assertion. As we will detail in this book, the doctrines they believe in are from Satan, and the religious practices they engage in are, in fact, witchcraft.
These “Christians” have the notion that since “Satan has a counterfeit for every truth that comes from God,” then they can glean knowledge from occult doctrines. By this faulty thinking, since they believe the occult is just a counterfeit of the truth of God, they take the occult lies and turn them upside down, calling it a Biblical truth. This is aided by using certain Scriptures and twisting them to mean something they do not mean, which, by the way, is something the average occultists does regularly. In this way, they feel that the occult activities they practice — such as astral travel, dream insertion, sending curses, or necromancy — are not actually occult. They have this crazy idea that because they are a “Christian,” this makes practicing the occult to not be the occult. Since they believe that God created the original, and since they believe they are “saved,” they are under the fatal misconception that what they enter into is of God. Their actions and attitudes reflect their foundational belief that being a “Christian” makes it okay for them to pick up knowledge and teachings of the occult, but they have been deceived and led astray by these doctrines of demons.
So simply explained, we are using the term “Christian witchcraft” in this book to describe those who are practicing witchcraft — sorcery, divination, spell casting, necromancy, et cetera — through teaching and practicing doctrines of demons, yet identifying as and claiming to be Christian. As discussed in the previous chapter, some of the “Christian occultists” may be aware and conscious of their occult involvement; but others are not consciously aware of their occult involvement. We will mainly refer to these “Christian occultists” as charismatics or charismatic occultists, and they will be described in the remainder of this book by identifying some of the goals, motivations, teachings and practices, as well as common words or phrases used by such people who are operating under a spirit of witchcraft.
Activities and language charismatic occultists use can be blatant; many times it is obscure and not easily recognizable. What we are seeing now is that over the many decades, Christians have slowly been led to accept certain occult practices (e.g., yoga, meditation, Reiki, astral travel, et cetera) and occult doctrines (such as Kabbalah4) that are not spiritually safe or Biblical. Furthermore, there is an over-emphasis on gifts, supernatural abilities, and spiritual manifestations and experiences, keeping the charismatic occultist focused on these things rather than on the Word of God. So even though many of these Luciferian doctrines (occult teachings) that are being promoted and advanced through the charismatic movement are now blatantly in the open, many Christians have become numb to the deception, and can’t recognize it for what it is.
It is vital to understand that the charismatic occultist will look and sound very much like a spiritual Christian, particularly if one doesn’t dig beneath the surface. These charismatics may refer to themselves as a mystic, a spiritualist, a seer, a prophet or prophetess, or they may not use any special title. They can invoke the name of Jesus, and they may even sing or talk about the blood of Jesus. It does not bother them or appear to negatively affect them in the least. Any demonic manifestations (as described in “Spiritual Manifestations”) are mistaken as, or purposefully misclassified as, a move of the Holy Spirit. Such manifestations are eagerly sought after and are often a result of invoking the name “Jesus,” usually accompanied by a form of spiritual impartation, often through a “laying on of hands.”
These key elements confuse a lot of other Christians, and are causing many of them to fall prey to the lies and occult doctrine being spread. However, the key to understanding this phenomenon surrounding the charismatic occultist is described very simply by the following: religious programming, and demons and fallen angels who go by the name “Jesus,” “Yeshua,” or other translations of His name.
A. Religious Programming
While there is a type of Religious Programming that individuals go through in trauma-based mind-control programming (TBMC), for the purposes of this chapter, we are speaking of a general religious programming, otherwise known as “brainwashing” or “indoctrination.” To understand about this type of religious programming and how this affects the infiltration of occult doctrines into Christianity, first we must have a basic understanding of culture, society, and norms.
Culture: the values, beliefs, behavior, and material objects that together form a people’s way of life.
Society: refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share a culture.
Norms (social norms): rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members. Mores refer to norms that are widely observed and have great moral significance; folkways refer to norms for routine or casual interaction.
To explain it simply, society is a group of people who interact together and share a particular culture, and neither society nor culture can exist without the other. The culture each group of people share will shape their social norms, which is how expected behavior is defined.
This is the very basics of any society, and is the same with different types of Christian groups (denominations, if you will). Each Christian group has a particular culture that is unique to that group, whereby their distinctive culture defines their social norms. In other words, the specific set of attitudes, values, goals, mannerisms, dress, and even language that is common to each group will define what is acceptable and what is not acceptable for the individuals of that group.
When infiltrating any particular group, the occult infiltrators have had specific religious programming, through either a general type of programming from having been raised in that environment (commonly referred to as brainwashing), or by having been thoroughly briefed by an occult mentor on the religious culture of that particular society. This helps the conscious or unconscious infiltrator blend into the particular group to which they have been assigned. They will have similar mannerisms, dress, and language that will give others the assumption that their attitudes, values and goals are the same, even when they are not.
This is how occultists infiltrate Christian churches, and how some Christian witches can speak the name of Jesus with no ill effect.
This infiltration would be largely impossible, or at least easier to detect, if Christians would follow the Biblical standards on social norms rather than the standards of the society around them:
Romans 12:2 — “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” (BSB)
There are other aspects to religious programming, such as baptism. Baptism can be thought of as “immersion,” and is an outward display of what we are immersed in already. The true Christian is baptized in water as a symbol of being immersed in Christ Jesus. In other words, since we have died to our old nature (the sinful flesh) through repentance, we are then baptized to symbolize being buried and raised with Christ. (Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:4)
Occultists, too, will often go through a ritualistic baptism. Many times this is done as a child, almost as a type of dedication ritual, using water or blood (sometimes both), and is a spiritual symbol of being immersed in Satan (rather than Jesus Christ).
However, for the purposes of church infiltration as an adult, the occultist will sometimes go through a secondary baptism, usually by water, after they “confess Christ” (a New Age version of Christ, and not the true Jesus Christ). This is not the same type of water baptism that is spoken of in the Bible, but it does have the same spiritual significance. This baptism can serve as a way by which the occultist can honestly tell Christians that they have been baptized. But more importantly, this baptism reinforces their immersion in Satan (rather than Jesus Christ) and strengthens their spiritual connection to the demonic, helping them fulfill their assignment.
■ Personal Testimony
We, the authors, have had experiences with religious programming, as described below.
1. Carolyn, as a conscious occult infiltrator who thought she was doing the work of God, was trained in particular Christian language and activities in order to lessen the effect the language or rituals would have on her. For instance, instead of saying, “Jesus Christ,” she would say, “Jesus the Christ, or simply “Christ.” Reading or quoting scripture with the name of Jesus in it was never a problem for Carolyn and her fellow infiltrators; however, they did find it difficult to voluntarily say “Jesus” in a conversation without feeling some inner discomfort. To get themselves over this hurdle, they immediately focused on a different Jesus: an esoteric, New Age version.
Carolyn’s small group of infiltrators were also taken through a type of false “salvation ritual” in a private setting with their occult mentors, so they would be able to say they had already “said the prayer of salvation,” and would not be compelled to publicly confess Jesus Christ.
2. Loren, an unconscious occult infiltrator, was programmed with Religious Programming through trauma-based mind-control programming (TBMC). But she was also raised in a charismatic, UPC/Apostolic environment, and so from birth, her daily, general religious programming lent itself to invoking the name of Jesus and occasionally talking about the blood of Jesus, which is normal for many charismatic churches.
Certain phrases, however, were not part of her religious script, and anytime those words or phrases were used, there was a feeling of discomfort and unease. For instance, the word “salvation” was not used at all, and there was no public or verbal confession of Jesus Christ; instead, the religious script, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues” was used, as speaking in tongues was seen as the sign of salvation, and unless a person spoke in tongues, they were going to Hell. (This emphasis on tongues and insistence that every believer should speak in tongues, and the refusal to openly and publicly declare Jesus Christ, was one major reason why it was easy for Satanists and Luciferians to infiltrate.)
Although the name “Jesus Christ” was somewhat acceptable, the name “Christ Jesus” was generally avoided; however the name “Jesus” was accepted and spoken regularly. The term “Holy Spirit” caused serious discomfort and was not used at all, and “Holy Ghost” was used instead. Even the title “Christian” was not acceptable and rarely used, and she was taught to describe her religious belief system not as Christian, but as “Apostolic” or “Pentecostal.”
The reason this religious programming works so well, evidenced in particular through charismatic witches, is because of religious spirits. There are different types of religious spirits that are specific to the script of each individual’s religious programming. These religious spirits not only drive the individual’s thoughts and actions, but they act as a filter, distorting messages the individual receives. For example, distorting Scripture to say something that it does not say, or to cause the truth of Scripture to not be received.
These religious spirits also act as a shield, guarding other demons that are controlling and influencing the individual, as well as plugging the ears and dulling the understanding of the individual themselves. Any word or action that is a part of the individual’s religious script is allowed by the religious spirit and does not bother them. Any word or action that is not part of the individual’s programming script that happens to slip around the religious spirit, causes the person serious discomfort and unease.
So in this way, charismatic witches are able to pray in the name of Jesus, perform miracles in the name of Jesus, and “plead the blood of Jesus.” Furthermore, when we consider the fact that they are not operating out of faith in the person of the true Jesus Christ, but out of the spirit of the anti-Jesus (antichrist), it’s not so difficult to understand how the charismatic witch can use the name of Jesus without any seeming ill effect.
Scripture speaks of this troubling and sometimes confusing aspect of infiltrators. We offer three Biblical references (emphasis and notation added):
Matthew 7:15, 20-23 (KJV)
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Acts 19:13-16 (KJV)
“Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.”
→ Interesting to Note: It is thought-provoking to consider that the evil spirit spoke the name of Jesus and was not affected by personally speaking that statement of fact.
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 (BSB)
“I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.”
B. Demons and Ascended Masters
1. Some occultists make reference to a “Master Jesus” or “Master Yeshua,” and they believed that Master Jesus/Yeshua is the earthly incarnation of Master Sananda, whose “higher aspect” is Lord Maitreya, a Galactic Master.7 Obviously, this is not Jesus Christ, Son of God, whom we read of in the Bible, but fallen angels who go by the name Jesus, Yeshua, Sananda, or Maitreya.
2. In her book, The Beautiful Side of Evil, Johanna Michaelsen recalls the questions her Christian sister had asked her of the spiritual experiences she was having, and of a “Jesus” (who she later realized was a demon) by whom she was guided:
“You say you can tell the difference between good and evil spirits, but how can you be sure your senses haven’t been deceived?” “Yes, Pachita performs amazing operations, but how do you know for sure her source of power is God?” “You say you believe in Jesus — but which one?” “How do you know the Jesus you see in your laboratory is the Jesus of the Bible?” “How do you know demons are truly being cast out. Is it possible they are play-acting?”8
These are questions every Christian should ask of themselves, particularly if they have been involved in the charismatic movement, and when encountering charismatics who come in the name of Jesus with all sorts of spiritual manifestations and claim to have spiritual experiences with a Jesus or through the guidance of a Jesus: is it the real Jesus, or a false Jesus?
1 For research: https://www.google.com/#q=christian+witchcraft. This link is the results of a Google search for the term “Christian witchcraft,” and as would be expected, many of the search results are occult in nature. The link in this book is safe as far as we, the authors, know it to be; however, follow all subsequent links found on this Google search page at your own risk, as not all may be safe.
2 Similarly, a medium who does not identify as a “Christian” may not refer to these types of activities as witchcraft, either, but they may say the source of their gifts and abilities comes from a “higher power,” a “universal god,” “the light or power within,” or something similar.
3 Many Luciferians consider themselves to be “Christian,” but they believe themselves to be “more Christian” through reaching a higher level of understanding that comes with their “spiritual evolution.” Lower-level initiates who are consciously Luciferian believe the spiritual being they serve, Lucifer, is not the same being as Satan; those who reach full illumination, however, learn otherwise. In reality, since Lucifer and Satan are the same being, Luciferians are practicing a form of Satanism (worship of Satan in place of the true God), as are all other occult religions. For a more complete description of Luciferianism, see the article on Loren’s personal website titled, “Labeling Loren.”
4 Kabbalah is Jewish mysticism, giving esoteric interpretation to Scripture, and is related to the fractal spirituality found within “emanationism.” The basics behind fractal spirituality and emanationism is discussed in Section Three, under “Parallel Occult Teachings.”
5 Macionis, J. J. (2006). Society: the basics (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. 36,44.
8 Michaelsen, J. (1982). The Beautiful Side of Evil. Eugene, OR: Harvest House. 137.