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catholic witchcraft

To: alt.paranormal.spells.hexes.magic,alt.lucky.w,alt.magick.tyagi
From: catherine yronwode 
Subject: Re: catholic witchcraft
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:44:25 -0800

ControlB wrote:
> say that there is Catholic witchcraft, could not be true
> because you are involved in the worship of the elements, not God the 
> Father whom is the creater of all things .
> You would also be committing a sin against the commandment you shall 
> not have strange gods before me.
> No! I am sorry but there is no such thing as (Catholic Witchcraft)

If you define "witchcraft" as a form of "Wicca," then the terms cannpt
coincide, but in the sense that "witchcraft" is a broad term referring
to magical practices of the common people, Catholic "witchcraft" and
spell-making does indeed exist. It directs prayer and incovation to God
the Father, Jesus, Mary, the Archangels, and a host of intercessory
saints, each of which is called upon to aid in certain conditions (e.g.
a prayer to Saint Florian guards against damage by fire, a verse
addressed to Saint Anthony returns items that have been lost, etc.)

For an illustrated web page on Gods and Saints as "lucky" and magical
figures -- including the Creator God and the saints of the Catholic
religion -- please see the Lucky W Amulet Archive page at

From that page you will find links to illustrations and text on an
assortment of magical prayers, invocations, and amulets utilizing
Catholic imagery, including a Mexican money-drawing charm packet that
invokes The Holy Trinity, a Saint Christopher Medal that is said to
protect motorists from accidents, and holy cards (colourful images
imprinted with a sample invocation to God, an angel, or a saint) that
are used as the basis for rituals and spell-workings called "novenas."  

catherine yronwode

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