You absolutely can practice magic -- especially magic intended to heal and protect -- and still be a good Christian. Other Christians and other members of this site may disagree with me on this point, but Jesus and his apostles were all mages. Very powerful ones. I'm not saying you'll ever be able to do anything like that, but there's no reason not to use them as examples.
The truth is that you don't NEED the candles and the altar and the wand and the glitter and the gimmicks. They help people get into the right mindset, they work into some rituals, they can make useful tools, but you don't NEED them. I'd suggest starting by studying a variety of healing techniques until you find something that gets you good results, and branch out from there.
Depending on your particular type of Christianity, you may find that candles or incense are familiar and comfortable. Personally, I'm most comfortable with raw energy work and knowledge of the body combined with some accupressure and massage.
Yes,truth is of course you can! Whatever religion you are, you still can practice magick. Just because you're not 'wiccan', 'pagan' or any other religion associated with magick does not mean you cannot practice. Everybody has the ability to manifest natural energy and preform spells or whatever.
Also, there is no such thing as white magick or black magick. Magick simply is just magick. It's your intentions that determine whether it's good or bad but magick is just what it is.
I agree with the above post, you do not need any 'witchy' items at all. A spell can still work without those tools as the most important thing is your intent. You could even visualise having those items if you so wish.
For the basics I would look into these subjects: Meditation, Grounding, Centering & Shielding, Visualisation and energy work. I recommend for beginners Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham, Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland & Inner Temple of Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak. I also would recommend Silver Ravenwolf, some people don't because they say she is fluffy, I kinda agree however if you get past that, she has some good information. But definitely I recommend all of Scott's books as he as a wide variety of books on witchcraft.
Good luck and if you need anymore help, message me! :) I hope this post helped too haha.
I'd actually like to say that I don't actually suggest you read Scott Cunningham and I highly don't suggest Silver Ravenwolf books so stay more in the area of Raymond Buckland
It's not because Scott Cunningham books aren't good because they are but his books always come from a Wiccan view point which I doubt a Christian would very much enjoy
I really do not at all suggest Silver Ravenwolf purely because she bashes Christianity quite a bit and I'd rather you not get the wrong idea of Wiccans (I think that's what she is anyway but i don't know) nor magick
I'd maybe suggest looking at a bookstore because in the religious books area there is normally an area which has books of anything from Paganism to occult works and some are from a Christian view
Yes, even though she is Christian I think she should know about it, why not? I mean, it's good to know about other religions, even more so if you're going to be practicing magick that's associated with it. It's like wanting to learn about one aspect on a religion, but it's better to learn all about the religion to get a better understanding and such. If you want to practice magick, its good to know about Wicca and Paganism, in my opinion.
And about Silver Ravenwolf, I never knew that? Or I've never noticed her saying that, thanks for telling me though, I will look into that. I'm in the process of reading one of her books right now. :)
Re: White magic By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable May 15, 2013
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As others have already mentioned, you do not have to be Wiccan in order to do magic. Anyone can do magic as long as they are willing to put in the effort and study that it requires to master it.
While you don't HAVE to get the candles, etc that are called for in various rituals and spells, it is important to understand that those items that are called for are there for a reason. They are tools that help us in what we are trying to do and that add their own energies to our workings. For instance, you could move a pile of sand from point A to point B by simply picking up a handful at a time and carrying it yourself. But it is much more effective to use a shovel and a wheelbarrow. That's what tools do for you.
There is far more to magic than simply reading some spell on a website, chanting some words, and lighting a candle or two. Until you understand how and why magic works it is unlikely to work well for you. Some books that I'd suggest for anyone wanting to learn spellcraft are:
"Before You Cast a Spell" by Carl McColman
"Spells and How They Work" by Janet and Stewart Farrar
"The Veil's Edge" by Willow Polson
"Modern Magick" by Donald Craig
Magic does really work, but perhaps not in the way one might expect. You aren't likely to see visible signs that it worked, but some people do see such things. The most important thing though is that you must be absolutely convinced that your magic works. If you doubt that it works, then it will not work.
Yes christians can practice magic im one but i embrace all religions and beliefs. and i also have to agree that Jesus and his disciples were mages . in the original translation of the bible every chapter and verse is a spell and i actually have a book by william alexander oribello book of bible spells. it has many types of spells. from healing, love spells contacting your spirit guides luck spells and a very good book for magick beginners of the christian faith