February 28, 2019
Christian witches claim the Bible is a “work of sorcery”
by Michael Seidlinger
Rev. Valerie Love, an ordained minister of spiritual consciousness, founder of the Covenant of Christian Witches Mystery School, and member of a group of “Christian witches,” is about to host the first convention of its kind in Salem, Massachusetts.
According to Love, witchcraft is her calling. In a post on her website, she writes:
For as long as I can remember I’ve always been ‘magickal’… seeing things that people said ‘weren’t there’ or daydreaming in far-away worlds as a child and being constantly ‘snapped’ back to ‘reality’ by teachers and other big people … The word Witch engenders power in some and fear in others. The determining factor in what comes up for us when we hear the word ‘Witch’ is consciousness. One person is ecstatic about the possibilities of Magick while another is stricken with terror.
So what does this have to do with the bible being a work of sorcery? Along with self-proclaimed prophet Calvin Witcher, who will also be attending the conference, Love has declared the Bible as an important text and tool in practicing witchcraft. In her book, The Christian Witch’s Creed, Love describes the Christian witch’s toolset: “I love my cross and my wand. I consult my Tarot deck and my Bible.”
In a Facebook Live, Witcher proclaimed that the Bible is “a huge book of sorcery. You literally can’t get around that. You can’t get around Jesus being a magician. There’s just no way.”
Yet the Bible contains a copious amount of evidence against Christian witchcraft. Case in point, exhibit A, B, and C presented by Emily Jones and Benjamin Gill for CBN News:
1 Chronicles 10:13 states that King Saul died because he consulted a witch or “medium.” God commands in Leviticus 19:31, “‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.'” And Revelation 21:8 states, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Love and Witcher have built up their own practicum, including readings and sessions, and in Witcher’s case, a cable television show where he discusses everything from the occult to modern wisdom. These sessions can cost up to $50,000. You read that right: $50,000. Christian witchcraft is big business.
As is the nature of religion itself, people will choose what they want to believe. In Love’s words, she demands that one “stop thinking you can tell people how to worship. You cannot tell me how to connect with the divine.”
Michael Seidlinger is the Library and Academic Marketing Manager at Melville House.