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Alternative Religions

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Those faith systems and spiritual beliefs which fall outside of the better known and more commonly practiced religions. These include, but are not exclusive to: Witchcraft, Paganism, Voudoun, Santeria, and Satanism.
Magic is the manipulation of naturally occurring forces or powers, by the hand and will of an ethical practitioner. A spell is one of the means by which it is done. Usually a spell involves: - a firm idea of what you want to do. Being certain you are not planning on interfering with anyone else's...
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No. As both are fictional creations, neither is any more powerful than the other.
Protective magic spells? Maybe "Spells for Protection" or "Protective Rituals" or any other variation of the above.... There isn't really a technical term for it.
...The reason why Mr Crowley was a Satanist , is because he would not cease from such methodology that perhaps could possibly bring him into contact with Satan. Aetheism itself is also in denial of super-natural phenomenon , such as that which is attributed to Gods .Ergo Mr Crowley could not be an...
A dead witch. In 1692, there were the Salem Witch Trials, and I must say that an awful lot of women were burned, both innocent and guilty, because they were accused of witchcraft simply because they could heal people that (male) doctors couldn't. People have always been afraid of things they know...
This is unknown. The idea of someone doing magic to influenceanother person's body or property against their will is clearlypresent in many cultures. Many examples appear in early texts, suchas those from ancient Egypt and Babylonia.
You can't expect an answer from someone else, other than Loreena McKennitt Ii she has not openly declared her religion. Wiccans don't point out another Wiccan because it is not a right thing to do according to Wicca. Even if someone knows the answer, they wouldn't say that in public. It is about...
witches never used magic they just were good at healing and poisoning they were never able to do magic.
People suspected of witchcraft would be trialed and if found guilty would be burned at the "stake".
Why are other people strange? We are who we are, regardless of race, religion, creed, or etc. etc. {Besides maybe it's non-witch people who are strange, lol}
not that I know and I'm quite well in magick (both black and white).
Divination is the art of reading the future using a focus. Some, but not all of the forms of divination include: Astrology (Western and Oriental), Auguries (Signs, Symbols & Omens), Cartomancy (reading cards - playing, Tarot, Angel, Spirit, etc.), Numerology (using numbers, dates, and letters...
I guess a baby wizard could be called a...wizardling? Whatever you  want to call it, so be it.
Wiccans believe that at the perfection of the life force, after the completion of the cycle of rebirth, the life force goes to the Summer-land to join with the higher forces of the universe. The simple belief is that the soul goes to the Summer-land after the death. Many Wiccans also believe that...
Wicca is thought to be evil because in the mid-evil period, when Christianity was beginning to become more popular and people were converting (or being forced to converted) christians would accuse the Wiccans of being "Devil worshipers". Wiccans do NOT believe in the devil. Nor do wiccans use black...
No. Though Paganism is the oldest faith in the world we celebrate 8 holy days a year, plus moon phases. November 1st (Samhain), December 21st (Yule/Christmas), February 1st (Imbolc), March 21st (Spring), May 1st (Beltane/Easter), June 21st (Summer), August 1st (Lughnasadh) and September 21st (Fall)....
The Pendle Witches or Lancashire Witches were the most famous witches in English legal history. In the year 1612, at Lancaster goal, in the English county of Lancashire, ten men and women were hanged for the crime of witchcraft. The Pendle Witches, as they became known, were believed to have been...
No. Many eclectic solitary witches became witches without any rituals.
magic is the slight of hand and basically magic tricks. magickis the use of supernatural power to do stuff
No, Mike Portnoy is Jewish.
No, Mike Portnoy is not a satanism.
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Because it's interesting, because they have a personal axe to grind about religion and because in black metal, those themes are virtually a part of the requirements to be a black metal band.
This depends on how 'genuine' you'd like it to sound. If you are trying to create something entirely fanciful, choosing random body parts of mythical animals is a good start. (eye of gorgon, dragon's toenails)If you'd like it to sound more realistic, but still in the fantasy genre, start with real...
Church of Satan's membership list is not public, so he may be or may not be.
The question cannot be answered because it lacks specific  information.
I would say because it was originally associated with Egypt which had a pagan religion.
That is different for most people, I think, but she usually goes by The Mother, The Lady, The Goddess, etc.
just like that paganism
Witchcraft never really stopped. It did go underground for a while..
Yes. Roald Dahl was a man.
The God of the Bible does. It is summed up in the new Command Jesusgave us - an enlargement of an existing Command - Love yourneighbors as I have loved you. Remember, Jesus willingly took uponHis perfect and sinless self, all the sins of the world to become apropitiation for all mankind so we all...
None. When the colonies were in existence, the social paradigm washeavily Protestant. With the adoption of the First Admentment tothe Constitution freedom of religion was instituted, so there areno illegal religions in the U.S; however there are "legallyrecognized" religions... this simply means...
No. Christians can only "save" someone if they want to be.
Sadly no, they can only be saved if they want to be saved.Religions shouldn't be forced amongst a person even if it is a badreligion or belief they already have. If they are ready to besaved, then show them the way.
  A friendship spell can be found at the Related Link, but it is always best to compose your own as it will more closely reflect your wants, desires and personality and deepen your connection to your spirituality.
How does one know they are Catholic? If you are not a natural (born) witch, it is something you choose, just like any other religion.
If you expect to know of a secret, you shall not find it on a public web site...   The basic technique of Witchcraft Magic is: Mental Focus, Visualization and Energy Manipulation. Many other techniques are used along with this basic three steps to enhance the effectiveness.   The word Magic is...
Wicca is not classified as black nor white, but I understand what you mean. Eight words the Wiccan rede fulfil--an' it harm none, do as you will. Meaning, it is illegal to harm anyone, emotionally or physically, with magick or by our own hands or words. We aren't Satanists, or voodooers (well, most...
There are no solid links to Satanism and heavy metal, heavy metal artists use Satanism insignias to get publicly.
Check Salem Mass there are a ton of Wiccan/New Age stores there
No. Unless that ritual was a Wiccaning, you are pretty much as you always have been. As I explain to visitors at our gatherings... Standing in a Pagan Circle does not make you Pagan any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
The Wiccans assign certain spiritual powers to colors, as do many religions around the globe including Christianity. When it comes to 'spell casting' the focus is on the amount of spiritual power you draw in order to receive the desired result. This is why many Wiccans make their own candles, to...
People become Satanist for the same reason they become any other religion; they subscribe to the set of beliefs Satanists believe.
They aren't. There are male witches. Sometimes male witches are called 'warlocks' In LaVey Satanism, the male of Witch is Warlock. Other than that, the word Warlock is derogatory and offensive when used for a male pagan Witch. My opinion is that, in medieval times, more women were persecuted as...
Probably based on English Common Law of the time which took references to the King James version of the Bible: Exodus (22:18) says, Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. And Leviticus (20:27) says, A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death:...
Some witches use their powers through Mental concentration, Visualization and Energy manipulation. Spells and Rituals are also used to help in doing magic. Runes, Sounds, Incense, Candles, Cords, Oils, Herbs, Stones Gems Minerals Metals are things used in various magic spells.
A culture that has been formed from two or more other cultures. One that has much of both but not all of each. A good example a hybrid culture would be that of the Hawaiian Islands. Cars on all the streets, surfboards on every beach.
No, pagans like myself do not consider valentines day a holiday.
The question is too general for any answer to be provided.
Well Wicca isn't anti christ and 666 is not a significant number. They so not believe in any body of evil. that means they do not believe in the devil. I don't know anything about the vampire movement. Cannibalistic descants are mostly not cannibals. Actually hundreds of years ago their were tribes...
Voodoo, correctly spelled as Vodou, is one of the oldest religions in the world. Like all religions, it wasn't so much "made" as developed over centuries. Its origins are located amongst the Fon and Ewe people of Africa, who were enslaved and brought to Haiti, where the religion evolved into a...
Technically, no. Wicca is a neopagan, earth-based religion that has no connection whatsoever to the Christian God. Hard to be against an entity you don't believe in.
First, it is not your responsibility to "deal with witches". Your question is reminiscent of the witch burnings in Europe, something out of a sorry history that should never be forgotten and will never by repeated as long as there are sane people to counter religious fanaticism. Ask him or her....
Very much so.Very few creatures can use a wider variety of magic then thecloset.The closet can even summon POke'mon such as Pikachu to do theirevil bidding.Don't trust a closet as it will destroy you if you give it the oppertunity.
One interpretation:What a great question, and such a fascinating history with it. There are many different stories tangled together regarding St. Valentine's, and it is hard to know exactly which is more historically correct. The main stories which have led to the association of St. Valentine with ...
Mandrake - ( Atropa mandragora or Mandragora officinale) is a common enough but prohibitively expensive, magical ingredient. Mandrake was once thought to be a good "poppet" as it commonly has a human-like shape. It is poisonous if ingested. These days it is used to draw protection,...
It's unlikely that Wiccans fought alongside the Catholic Church against Protestant beliefs since the time of Greece, as Wicca is only less than a century old. Besides that, Greece is predominantly Orthodox Christian, not Catholic or Protestant Christian.
All I know is usually tortured to death to try to make them confess. In Salem,Giles Corey refused to confess,and he was pressed to death with large rocks. They kept asking him to name his coven(which didn't exist except in the imaginations of the accusers) and his answer was "More weight" so he...
In my opinion, I think it's because they're (People) are scared of denying big religions like Christianity/Catholicism/Buddhism. They think of consequences so, they wouldn't have the slightest thought of changing I suppose.
"Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one's conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action" ~ Aleister Crowley. The earth, and everything around us is made up of particles of energy, all vibrating at different frequencies - those that vibrate relatively slowly...
In some ways the two religions are very different and in some ways, they are intertwined. Wicca, is based in The UK and in European practices, depending on the individual paths, while Voudun (voodoo here in the Americas and Caribbean) is a bit of a mish-mash of African Pagan beliefs and...
The question is not stated in a form that can be answered.
Wiccan's believe that you must do good to people. Karma is huge. If you perform black magic, or cast a spell to harm others, then harm will be done unto you. Voodoo is a form of black magic. It can be used to harm others, or make them do things, which was notin the mother's plan for all creation.
Seeing as how Wicca has only been around since the 1950's it shouldnt be too difficult LOL. Is your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa a wiccan? If not then you don't have a wiccan family history. Witchcraft and Paganism, however, is far older than wicca, and it is safe to say that if you come from...
African and Haitian Slaves brought the practices and traditions of Voodoo/Voudu to New Orleans.
I can only tell you one because that is its main religion and that is christian orthodox but slowly they are turning into Muslims (sadly BTW max tinson wrote this and I'm only 11 so boh-ya!
Keep on studying and searching it and find out more before you want to become wiccan and think about it because you may not enjoy it think to yourself "do i really want to do this " just think about it for a week and then diecide because it is really tough being a wiccan
"Do I have a witch in my class?" - I don't know, because I'm not in your class. How about asking your classmates? It's not 1692, so they might actually tell you. "Do you have a witch in your class?" - Yes, I do. I'm a Wiccan who's also a witch myself, and one of my friends practices witchcraft...
By asking the person if they are a witch. Witches look just like everyone else. Some witches will wear a Pentagram, just as some Christians wear a cross but not wearing one doesn't mean a person isn't a witch.
First of all, what colors are in the feet?  Red: Power  Black: Repelling negative energy  White: Positive  Green: Money  Purple: Spirituality  2 dolls tied together usually means bond between 2 people. 
Yes. Easter is of pagan origins. counting backwards 3 days from easter to arrive at his "death date" makes it no less pagan. in fact most christ based faith holidays where stolen from pagans. After they where done raping and killing everyone they then converted the ones they allowed to live by...
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santeria,voodoo,palo mayombe,camdonble,umbanda,quimbanda,wicca,obeah,folk spirtism.and all of their mother religions in Africa.
Many Egyptian animals were sacred but usually the most sacred was  the cat
Unfortunately, the idea of magical powers that can be used withoutresponsibility or consequence is fictional. Some ideas from other users: . Study all about magic. and you will get 'pretend' magicpowers. . Not everyone can be a wizard--if you believe it will work thenyou can be a wizard.
It is difficult from your question to know what sort of pamphlets you refer to. But if the pamphlets are Christian tracts condemning witchcraft as devil worship, or that witches have malicious, evil ideas and intentions, then those tracts and illustrations are false and no use whatsoever in learning...
i am a total witch
There are many. It really depends on the religion, and focus of the particular group. However, many Wiccans and other Pagans observe four to eight seasonal holidays, stemmed from Celtic society. (Most historians believe that the Celts did not actually celebrate all eight, though.) These also have...
The answer to this could be debated, but the greatest satanist celebrity up to this point that most people know of is Brian Hugh Warner (aka: Marilyn Manson). Marilyn Manson was actually appointed as the reverend of the Church of Satan by Anton Szandor LaVey (author of The Satanic Bible), founder of...
It is said that they are vegetarians because a) they have no livestock or b) they have a god that proclainms no meat in his ralm. This is not a for-sure answer yet, because no one has found out yet. We are still looking for answers! .............................................. Not all Wiccans...
is just an illusion A Pagan Perspective Magic is simply the manipulation of naturally occurring powers, by the mind and will of an ethical practitioner. Yes it is very real.
Depends on the person.. but usually they focus on THEMSELF and THEMSELF only and on what they need to do, so, a really strong belief in individualism.. maybe perhaps listen to heavy metal type of music too (but that does not mean every single Satanist does). They of course, would not believe that...
No, Lady gaga is definitely not satanist. Whoever thought that was the case was obviously high on pot or on steroids.
a roman pagan worshiped his gods, he was scared of them kind  of 
Voodoo is a polytheistic religion, which practices African witchcraft. It originated in Benin.
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