KINDS OF MAGIC
The kinds of magic are many and each has its objective goal. The basic kinds are white magic and black magic. In this point I must clarify that both the basic kinds come from the devil and intent to destroy humanity and The Creation. The branches of those two basic kinds are a lot and each one does something different.
The principal branches of magic are:
- Mystique (seducement),
- Demonic Amulets
- Cloud chasers
- Infernality or Object making.
The worst of the above is that of object making which is widely spread in Greece.
The magicians who engage with this kind of magic are called enchanters or warlocks. They know secret demonic invocations that they mix with certain Psalms of David reading them inversely. During these invocations they yawn constantly and their eyes occasionally redden. Sometimes during their inconceivable (for those who turn to them) invocations they mingle names of the Saints or Christ and Virgin Mary. But before any of these names there is always an incomprehensible phrase which is an insult or scoff.
2. CLAIRVOYANCE or Forecaster:
Those who engage with this kind of magic are called clairvoyants or fortune-tellers. They have under their service an imp (demon of lower rank) or a demon of medium rank. By seeing someone’s palm or cup of consumed coffee or the cards of a deck they call on the attending demon and together they try to predict the future.
But because the demons only know the present and not the future and also because they are vowed to serve the magician to tell the future here is what they do: they get into the subconscious of the client (the person that goes to the magician) where they draft information, compare them and give approximate information to the magician about their client. A lot of times the most dangerous thing they do to is that they make things the magician has told the client happen so as to make them believe the magician knows the future and make them come back.
Those engaging in this kind of witchcraft are called bards because they use magical odes (chants, songs) through which they call their demons to perform their infernal purposes. With the help of the demons they bring fear to people, bind wild animals not to harm pets, bring disasters to married couples, demonise people and drive them to insanity and finally they cause disasters to crops (desiccate).
4. MYSTIQUE (seducement):
Those who engage with this kind of magic are called charmers. They invoke weeping and making nonvocal screams mainly over graves and after midnight, call the demons to bring incurable diseases to people. A lot of times with these rites they trouble the souls of the dead while they don’t hesitate to unclean holy places.
They take dirt from the graves and bones which they pulverize, mix and throw on the doorstep of the one they want to hurt. Sometimes they mix the dirt from the graves with dirty waters from tanneries or with oil they pick from the oil-lamps of the graves and then spatter the doorsteps.
In the ancient times an omen (augury) was an oracular vulture who by the way it flied and cried the ancient Greeks tried to predict the future. Nowadays the word omen means a prophetic sign. The auguries try to predict the future from signs they observe for example from the flight of birds they say if it will rain or not. Also, a lot of people who are superstitious believe that things will happen to them according to the omens they meet.
When they see a black cat they believe that something bad will happen to them. Others when they meet a person they consider jinx believe he will bring them bad luck. But all these are superstitions and nothing more. A few are left who co-operate with demons trying to predict the future with omens and these are mainly gypsy women.
This type of magic is very spread nowadays. The magicians make some fluids using dirty waters, oils from oil-lamps of graves, women’s period and human pee. They mumble their invocations to Satan to act, so their “formula” will affect to the person who drinks it. According to the “materials” and the invocation someone might die, or be driven to insanity, make someone love someone passionately, bring sterility to a couple and a lot of times break up couples.
The real magicians of this kind are many and the disasters they provoke are innumerable. There is a large number of people who engage with pharmacy without being real magicians. They read some books and make “formulas” that are not important. These are the so-called ‘charlatans’.
7. DEMONIC AMULETS:
This kind of magic is also booming today. The magician of this kind writes on a piece of paper or leather small demonic invocations, forms demonic symbols and sews them inside a cloth, mainly with floss and gives them to the unsuspected for the devil to “protect” them. In this category fit and those who construct eye-beads and those who “read” garlic and hang them on the walls to protect them from the evil eyes.
8. CLOUD CHASERS:
The magicians of this kind are called cloud chasers and they watch the movement of clouds. According to these movements they try to predict the future. With invocations they call demons and try to cause rain or prevent it. Nowadays this kind of magic hardly exists.
Another rife kind of magic today. There are a lot of magicians who use necromancy to mislead people and bring disaster and pain. The ignorant believe that the magicians (mediums) come in touch with the spirits of their beloved people who are dead, while in reality they communicate with the devil. In this case the devil takes the place of the dead, imitates their voices and speaks of events of their lives.
A lot of people are deceived this way and did things that the “dead” asked and lost their mental health and a lot of times their fortunes. I can’t leave out the fact that there are many frauds who with tricks convince the ignorant that they communicate with the dead extorting them large amounts of money.
10. INFERNALLITY OR OBJECT MAKING
It’s possibly the worst kind of magic and the ones occupying with it are called infernals. The majority of the real magicians (sorcerers) know this craft and through it they cause people the worst damage. They use certain objects like nails, pins, soap, hair, personal stuff (of those they want to harm), candles, pieces of cloth, dead men bones, dust and more. The sorcerer constructs the object according to the required result. The dimensions when the object is round have a diameter that varies from 2 to 5 cm or if it is oblong 3 x 1,5 cm up to 7 x 2cm or a little bigger.
The sorcerer needs 40 days to construct it. For 40 days he makes invocations to Satan and at the same time names it with the name of the man or men he wants to harm. Then he waxes it with candle taken from graves. After this he places it on the grounds where the people he wants to harm live someplace where it is not seen. In most cases he buries it for more security. The object is the sign that calls the demon who provokes the damage.
This type of magic is very common in Greece, almost all of Europe, North Africa, Turkey and Middle East.
MAGIC CAN BE DEFEATED
Our society is passing through a serious crisis. Decadence, morals and customs are forgotten, and people turn away from God. Under these circumstances magic finds convenient grounds and destroys without control.Each one of us has the power to resist and win magic.
Which are the weapons a man has to win sorcery and its consequences?
1. Faith – Love – Humiliation – Confession – Fasting
2. Participation in the Orthodox Christian Church life
3. Participation in the Holy sacraments of our church (holy communion etc)
4. Observance of the ten commandments of the Lord.
5. Study and abide by the teachings of the Bible.
At the same time our Church has a lot of prayers about magic with atop of all the pray of St. Cyprianos whose memory we celebrate with St. Justine at October 2nd.