Occult Archive

Michael Nostradamus

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Michael Nostradamus was a sixteenth century French astrologer and physician. His Centuries (an assortment of brief rhymed prophecies called quatrains), have been interpreted as prediction of the French Revolution, the Second World War, and many other events ranging over half a millennium. Nostradamus is perhaps the most respected occult prophet of all time. In Italy, […]

The Star of David

Hank answers a question about whether or not the Star of David is an occult symbol. Hank explains that historically, the Star

Matthew and the Magi

Proponents of astrology have long appealed to Matthew 2:1–12 in support of their claims that the Bible supports astrological practice. The passage, which tells of the quest of the Magi to find the infant Jesus, has thus been interpreted to mean that the Magi were Persian astrolo­gers who used their occult means to ascertain the […]

Witnessing to People in the Occult

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number 5(2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. Christians often feel like strangers to anything or anyone involved with the occult. Traveling to the strange world of the occult understandably may be intimidating, even for those brave […]

Modern Witchcraft

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 1 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The term witchcraft evokes different images for different people. Many Westerners would be surprised to know that more and more of their contemporaries are embracing witchcraft […]

Practicing the Craft

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number5 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In April of this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs approved the use of the Wiccan pentacle—a five-pointed star surrounded by a circle—on tombstones […]

Teachings in Transition

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number3 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SEE PART ONE FOR SYNOPSIS OF ENTIRE EVALUATION In part one we considered five questions that appropriately arise when Christians examine the core theory and practice of TPM: (1)Does […]

Theophostic Prayer Ministry (Part One)

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 29, number 2 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Theophostic Prayer Ministry (TPM), founded by Ed M. Smith in 1996, is an approach to “mind renewal,” or the healing of emotional pain. TPM is perhaps […]

Witches Asserting Their Rights in Three Cases

Witches (or practition­ers of “Wicca”) are increasingly “com­ing out of the (broom) closet” to demand recognition and their First Amendment rights of free­dom of religion. And they have generally been successful. In August a Rhode Island tax administrator ruled that witch­craft is a legitimate religion that is entitled to the same nonprofit tax breaks as […]

The Hard Facts about Satanic Ritual Abuse

A teenage girl, who was impregnated during a satanic ritual, is forcibly delivered of her nearly term baby and then made to ritually kill the child and eat its heart as cult members watch. Another girl, a small child, is sewn inside the cavity of a disemboweled animal and “rebirthed” by her cultic captors in […]

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