A Witches Bible: The Complete Witches Handbook by Janet FarrarA Witches Bible is one of the first books I obtained on the Craft. Written by Gardnerian Craft authorities, Janet and Stewart Farrar, it encapsulates much of what the Farrars wrote in previous books, Eight Sabbats for Witches and The Witches Way. It is a very good overview and outline of how formal covens work, the structure behind them and a basic framework for these Rites within Gardnerian Wicca are included. When I was in a formal tradition, this book was one we referred to often. There are those who feel strongly that this information should not be available to the general public, but this book alone can help those interested in this Path in completely avoiding the mass produced, watered down dreck that passes for mainstream witchcraft books.
One caveat I would add that in spite of much erroneous information on the web, this book is still, however about Wicca. And although many Wiccans consider themselves to be Witches, not all Witches will apply the word Wicca and divorce themselves entirely from the modern Wicca label. Traditional, ancient Witchcraft, as praticed in pre-Christian Europe is never to be confused with the religion that Gerald Gardener created just prior to WWII and thankfully the Farrars are smart enough to avoid that sort of disingenuous representation in this book.
What does the Bible say about witches, ghosts, psychics, and mediums?
What does the Bible say about? They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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What does the Bible say about? They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord , he has also rejected you from being king.
Is witchcraft real? What do witches think they are doing when they engage in witchcraft? Witchcraft is often present in society because it expresses something deep-seated in our broken humanity, namely, our desire to carve out a space where we can make things happen apart from God. Either way, the terminology is so well-established it is impossible to avoid. The world of witchcraft is a complex one.
The King James Version KJV of Exod , "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live, " has been used by some contemporary ordinary Akan Christians in Ghana to justify praying for the death and destruction of witches and wizards. Instructions such as "Pray for the death of any witch in your family or business; pray that Holy Ghost fire will consume any witch holding your destiny, " have become a common statement at some Akan Christian prayer meetings in Ghana. Among many Ghanaian Akan Christians living in Ghana today, much attention has been given to witches and wizards. Among the Akan of Ghana, Johannes Christaller defines bayi as "witchcraft, sorcery. The natives describe a wizard or witch as a man or woman who stands in some agreement with the devil.