Witches and pagans are gathering in south London’s Croydon suburb in the UK today to celebrate their devotion to the occult. It is supposedly the largest witch festival in the world. Many of the attendees are convinced that their choice of religion, which includes occult magic, is a natural link to their involvement in the feminist and environmental movements.
Among the topics they will be discussing and exploring at the festival are:
- How to use magic to defend oneself against attacks on the body, mind, and soul. In the world of witchcraft, witches believe anyone who criticizes them or stands in the way of their selfish desires are spiritual enemies worthy of their hexes using incantations and mantras.
- Empowering oneself to protest the oppressive patriarchy.
- Encouraging homosexual (“LGBTQ”) occultists to stand up for themselves to defend their lifestyle choices.
- The historic links between pagan traditions, mythology, and witchcraft.
- How to hone one’s psychic and other skills in witchcraft rituals such as tarot cards, magic wands, and herbalism.
The growing interest in witchcraft is attributed in part to TV shows like Charmed and Sabrina (which is loosely based on the popular subseries of Archie Comics titled Sabrina the Teenage Witch and has had several TV versions over the decades). Whether they call their occultic practices shamanism, sorcery, witchcraft, wizardry, or spiritism, the practices are soundly condemned a host of times in the Bible. The openness of occultism in recent years is a reflection of what tends to happen when societies amp up their opposition to the one true God and his word. While they unleash attacks on the Lord’s truth, accusing the Bible of being lies and accusing Bible-believing Christians of being their oppressors, they inadvertently prove the Bible’s accuracy. It was prophesied in Revelation that sorcery would be a common and accepted practice in the last days. The rise in the openness of their activities shows the Lord and his prophets were spot on.
And he [Manasseh] caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger. 2 Chronicles 33:6
Source: Aamna Mohdin, ‘Waking up to our power’: witchcraft gets political, The Guardian, November 8, 2019.
updated 11-9-2019, 9:38 EDT