This is another situation where the Lord  put me into a witnessing and learning experience.

pictures: wiccan symbol    earth – water – wind – fire   with the upright pentagram

This is a revised article originally posted 7/7/07.

I went into a business I frequent knowing that the owner Marilyn, is a Wiccan and calls herself a witch.  Well, I noticed that she had filled a bookcase with books about witchcraft and casting spells. Also she had posted a sign on her counter “Wicca 101”. Please sign up for classes.

I said something to her young employee about staying away from the evil books, who in turn said something to Marilyn. She left me a letter at the counter and here is a portion of it.


“I practice the Old Religion that dates back over 30,000 years when humans cherished the planet and what She provides to sustain life.  We honor, respect and love not only the masculine god but the feminine Goddess in all Her aspects.  We honor and call upon the Arch Angels for assisance and protection whenever we are doing healing work or spiritual ceremonies. We honor the seasons, our planet, the elements that give us life; Mother Earth, Fire, Water, Air.”

“In Wicca, there are many different, eclectic practices…none of which include the Christian bad-guy Satan.  Satan ONLY exists in Christianity…you will not find him in other religions.  From what i have learned over the years those that are against Christianity take the opposite polarity and honor the negave of Christianity…known as Satan.  For us, he doesn’t exist at all and we have nothing to do with anyone that does.  This is not because we “believe in him”, it’s because we know there are negative influences and energies of the universe which are not to be tapped into.”


There is something about dealing with witchcraft  in your very own neighborhood that makes these issues so close to your heart and so suddenly real. When a local pastor endorsed the new “Harry Potter” book as a good example of good and evil, I was stunned.

Okay, I needed help with this situation.  I wrote Marilyn a letter but first emailed it to a friend David Lowe (http://earthquakeresurrection.com)  who strengthened the repentance message and basically revamped the letter, much to its improvement.

Here is part of it.


Your take on Satan is interesting.  Those who adhere to biblical teachings believe that Satan has an influence over ALL other religions. Whether the god worshiped is Baal, Osiris, Brahma, Shiva, Sophia, Kali, Eros, Adonis, Gaia, etc., II Cor. 4:4 describes this evil influence as the “god of this world,” who has blinded the minds of those who do not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord. These gods and goddesses are personifications of life forces or manifestations, but in reality those worshiping them are worshiping demons- unclean evil spirits.  The Bible states so in Revelation 9:21 when it says”humanity…did not repent of the works of their hands. so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols,” Psalm 96:5 states “For all Gods of the nations are worthless idols.”

I have read that most witches teach that we are “divine”. But this is the same lie that Satan told Eve in the Garden of Eden.  Gen 3:5 “Your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as Gods”. See…the lie is still the same today.   People want to be like God instead of worshiping God. This belief has eternal implications.

Many of the things you believe are filtering into the churches.  The Gospel is being ignored. The Gospel is that Jesus died and rose again. He took our sins upon Himself, so that we are forgiven and will live forever with HIM, if we repent and put our trust in HIM. Repentance means we acknowledge our faults to Him, die to ourselves, following the commands of Jesus as a child obeys its Father, and serving Him as a subject serves its King. There couldn’t be anything further from teaching that we are “divine” than this.


A couple days went by after I dropped off the letter to her.  Then early one morning at 4:00 am, I was awoken by a chanting/singing. I immediately knew that this had to do with Marilyn and I knew she was casting a spell.  I believe the Lord allowed me to hear this in my spirit so that I would pray.  I prayed for her and His protection for myself. 


Just recently I was talking with an IHOPian (who I am very concerned about because he is involved in this ministry)  who told me that witches had put a curse on his house and had left a dead black cat on his property. 

Someone else who has left this ministry gave me an interesting account of how the local witches were frequenting the  IHOP (International House of Prayer in Kansas City)  prayer room and going to the altar for prayer.  This person told me that going to the altar became a problem because it was an open forum and anyone could lay hands on anyone and there was a sense of something demonic from the other person praying.

This person asks….. why aren’t witches fleeing in such a powerful environment of prayer and how could a curse get through the protection that prayer would provide through constant 24/7intercession?

Good question don’t you think? The answer is that territorial and spiritual warfare as proposed and conducted by IHOP is ineffectual.


 Upright Pentacle/Pentagram

Upright pentacles and pentagrams are among the most widely used religious symbols. They have been used in many eras and by many cultures and religions of the world: by ancient Pagans, ancient Israelites, Christians, magicians, Wiccans and others. 

Wiccans have attempted to reconstruct a Pagan religion similar to that of the ancient Celts. They have adopted the upright pentacle/pentagram, since it was the symbol of Morgan, an ancient Celtic goddess. Many wear it as jewelry and use it on their altars. The symbol is frequently traced by hand using an athame (a ritual knife) during Wiccan rituals. It is used to cast and banish their healing circles. Some Wiccans interpret the five points as representing earth, air, fire, water, and spirit — the five factors needed to sustain life. Others relate the points to the four directions and spirit.  Some Wiccans and other Neopagans bless themselves and others with the sign of the pentagram. Their hand passes from their forehead to one hip, up to the opposite shoulder, across to the other shoulder, down to the opposite hip and back to the forehead. Some of the more highly structured Wiccan traditions have used an inverted pentagram to represent a second or third degree status. “Many of these groups have since substituted a triangle form for the same degrees because of the association of the inverted form of the pentacle with Satanism and black magic.

Witchcraft (divination): a means for extracting information or guidance from a pagan god.

When most people think of witchcraft, they think of worshipping the devil.  Howbeit, most people that worship the devil, do NOT worship him directly–They worship idols or other pagan gods.  Did you know that behind every idol is a demon!  Read the following Scripture:`

1 Corinthians 10:19,20: “What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”

There is a real danger in playing with the occult.  Charms, idols (statues), crystals, tarot cards, candles, potions, magic recipes, astrology, horoscopes, palm-readings, fortune-tellers, psychics, crystal-balls, spells, trinkets, etc.–There are demons behind all of these!!!   If your seeking guidance, power or information from them, you are practicing witchcraft.  There are many people today who are placing emphasis upon astrology, rather than upon the Bible.  Remember, seeking guidance or information from a pagan god is witchcraft according to the Bible.  Stores and magazine racks are loaded with material on occultic practices.  The media is promoting it.  Oprah Winfrey has done much to promote it.  Author’s are promoting it.  We see it everywhere we turn!  My friend, astrology and all such practices are an abomination unto the Lord.  God calls it “an abomination.”  Why is it an abomination?–Because it takes people away from the living and true God, Jesus Christ.  It plunges them into darkness and demonism (the real gods of the occult).  There is reality in the world of demons.  There are fallen angels and a spirit world around us.  This stuff  is real folks, and today people are fascinated with it.  Ozzy Osbourne went straight to the top of the rating’s chart in 2002.  He is known for upside-down crosses and blasphemies against Christ.  People are intrigued with the occult.  People use drugs and every other means they can think of to try to make contact with this unseen world (and the Satanic world is eager to make contact with them).  A child of God must leave this mess alone!  To dabble in astrology is to turn away from the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.  God has given us warnings concerning this.  His warnings have been very accurate in the past.  His batting average, friend, is excellent–He hasn’t missed yet.  God hits a home run every time, and I am going to go along with Him.  You would be wise to do the same.