Stuart Goldman, one of the Worldnetdaily’s weekly columnists, has a profoundly absurd column about Wiccans, witches and black magic. He actually believes this his aunt, who was Wiccan, was killed by a “curse” put on him by a bad witch with a grudge against her.
Bella later became a professor of anthropology a major University in Los Angeles. Her area of study was “the things of the supernatural.” Her most popular course was “Magic, Religion, and Witchcraft.” It was the class that was always filled before all the others. She taught it so well, because she loved the subject herself.
What I didn’t know until many years later – just before she passed away in 1984 – was that Bella herself had been a witch. She wouldn’t have used that term. She preferred to refer to herself as a Wiccan. But once one accepts Christ as his savior (and along with it, the teachings of the Bible), one learns that this distinction is false. People who practice Wicca are, in fact, practicing witchcraft.
Moreover, one you begin to absorb the wisdom of God, the distinction between white and black witchcraft reveals itself as an illusion. Wiccans seem harmless enough: They spend much time talking about things like faeries – and they are big proponents of nature and ecology – things one doesn’t normally associate with evil. A person who practices Wicca is not supposed to indulge in the darker side of witchcraft – putting curses on people, and that sort of thing.
Yeah, this is totally different from, say, Christians who offer “imprecatory prayers” that God will strike down someone, as Baptist minister Wiley Drake has done for Obama. That’s totally not “black magic” it’s just godly behavior.
So when Aunt Bella passed away, I was shocked not only to find that she’d been a witch (though in her mind, she practiced only white witchcraft) but that she’d died as a direct result of a curse put on her by a very powerful black witch – a woman who’d been a member of a powerful occult group known as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
The story goes like this. When Bella got set to teach her first class on “Magic, Religion and Witchcraft” in the spring of 1983, she’d invited a guest speaker to lecture in her class. I will not give the woman’s name, but I will tell you that this woman was a high-ranking member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
In the beginning, Bella was naive. But she soon she learned that the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn practiced all of the darkest parts of occultism. One of its areas of specialty was the casting of spells on people to bring harm to them.When Bella found this out, she told the woman that she’d rather not have her speak to her class.
The woman was furious. She did not mince her words. “I curse you,” she said to Bella. “You shall die a painful death. You will be dead within six months.”
Almost six months to the day after the woman’s curse was pronounced, Bella was dead. She was suddenly stricken with bone cancer – an extremely painful form of the disease.
Uh, yeah. I don’t suppose you could actually provide some evidence for this bullshit? I didn’t think so. I would gladly volunteer to be “cursed” by every “witch” you could find and not be the least bit afraid of the results.
I take the power of magic – black magic – very seriously. Because neither of my parents ever converted to Christianity, I have had my home – which I inherited from my family after they passed away – “cleansed” on several occasions. I have had many of my Christian friends pray over my house, and I had a man who specializes in “cleansing” homes of evil spirits come to the house, anoint it with oil and cast out all evil spirits that may have taken up residence in the house. I have thrown out many treasured items left to me by Aunt Bella, though they were near and dear to me, because I didn’t want to be infected by the evil spirits which may have taken up residence in them…
I miss my Aunt Bella every day. I keep her picture hanging on my wall. And I’ll never fail to see her life as a testimony to the reality of both good and evil. These are not just empty words, my friends. They are as real as the eyes with which you are reading this column.
Wait, you believe that demons and goblins can be attached to objects and that there is no such thing as a good Wiccan, but you keep a picture of your Wiccan aunt in the house you’ve had repeatedly exorcised? Anyone else’s bullshit meter going into the red right about now?