Witchcraft and Witch are derived from the word Pharmakeia Strong’s 5331. It is translated as follows: Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, magic, sorcery, enchantment, poisoning, poisoner, as well as others, but you should get the point!
Also see: Witchcraft what is it.
LifeSiteNews – Vogue is encouraging women frustrated by today’s political climate to “awaken your inner witch” by reciting incantations to “call back” their feminist power.
There’s a “witchy renaissance” happening right now, according to the article, titled How to Awaken Your Inner Witch. It promoted a new book on witches by a “third-generation hereditary witch and wellness practitioner” named Lisa Lister. Read the rest here.
Source for the following quotes comes from The Fellowship of the Minds: Vogue‘s Perez quotes Lisa Lister, author of a recently-published book, Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic:
“For so long it’s [witch] been a term that’s been used to demonize, stigmatize, and repress women. But right now, the word is being reclaimed.
Women across the globe are actively using the word ‘witch’ as a way to describe themselves because the witch is waking. The part of us that’s been anesthetized, domesticated, tamed, and kept numb by food, shopping, alcohol, and drugs is now awakening within us. We are re-membering the dis-membered parts of being a woman—who we all were before patriarchy put all our fierce and feminine powers into the darkness, called them taboo, and then taught us all to be afraid of the dark.”
“A witch is a woman in her power. She’s wise, a healer—someone who is aligned with the cycles of nature and the phases of the moon. She’s in touch with the dark. She knows how to witness, how to let things go, how to follow her own counsel. Every woman is a witch, whether she knows it or not. She’s cyclic, she’s powerful, she can embrace nature to heal herself and her community. In other words, she is magic.”
WOW, did you catch that? I would only add that every woman IS a witch UNLESS she is a Child of the Living God. If a woman is Born Again, the proper way according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, she is a New Creation and is NOT a Witch!
A witch worships the created, instead of the True Creator. Romans 1:25 “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” A Witch embraces all the worldly desires and as this witch says will “follow her own counsel”. That means she will not let man have dominion over her and certainly will not let God be her guide! Oh and see what “She’s in touch with the dark.” means below.
Lister then describes a “simple” ritual to awaken a woman’s “inner witch”:
Make a Yoni Mudra triangle over your womb (lower abdomen) with your hands by placing the tips of your thumbs together and the tips of your first fingers together. Yoni means sacred temple in Sanskrit.
The triangle that points downward is one of the oldest symbols of the divine power of the female. It is an ancient symbol that represents the genitalia of a goddess. The triangle is connected to the number three which can represent true wisdom. It is often connected to the idea of a trinity. The trinity in this case is NOT the Trinity of the True Godhead, the Father, The Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. In witchcraft, It “represents the three sister witches’ working together as one, and the sisters’ “power of three” when united”. This trinity is the goddess, the witch and the Un-holy spirit, aka a demon, fallen angel or Satan himself!
Loudly chant “I call back my power now” three times.
What the witch is doing here is calling in a demon to possess her. This is where the power of Witchcraft is derived from. The Principalities, Powers, Rulers of the darkness, Spiritual Wickedness in high places. Also see the significance of “3” in Witchcraft and Satanism here.
“Three is the number of perfect completion for the Jews, and for Christians the number three symbolized the perfection of the Godhead, the Most Holy Trinity”. Remember that Satan is a counterfeiter and always try’s to mimic God. See Biblical Numerology here.
Bring your hands to your hearts and say: “So mote it be”
This is Wicca’s equivalent of “Amen”. Another is “As above, so below”. Source: Fellowship of the Minds
God takes witchcraft very seriously. The penalty for practicing witchcraft under the Mosaic Law was death (Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 20:27). First Chronicles 10:13 tells us that “Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance.” In the New Testament, “sorcery” is translated from the Greek word pharmakeia, from which we get our word pharmacy (Galatians 5:20; Revelation 18:23). Witchcraft and spiritism often involve the ritualistic use of magic potions and mind-controlling drugs. Using illicit drugs can open ourselves up to the invasion of demonic spirits. Engaging in a practice or taking a substance to achieve an altered state of consciousness is a form of witchcraft. Source: Got Questions.