What is Witchcraft?
When people think of witchcraft they think of cackling crones stirring
cauldrons or men in long
robes performing strange rituals at Freemason lodges, their faces hidden in
That's not witchcraft. That's wannabe nonsense.
Witchcraft is the cynical manipulation of the fact that the untrained
mind is highly suggestible and planting suggestions such that people live out
their self-fulfilling prophecies to their detriment.
Witchcraft is phrasing sentences
in such a way that all kinds of ideas about reality are presumed to be true, a
priori, and not subject to change or amelioration.
When one's authority over others is brought to bear in so doing, the
witchcraft is all the more reprehensible.
When one pretends that one is a representative of God, and/or a teacher
and/or an interpreter of God's will and cynically manipulates suggestible
minds, one is practicing witchcraft on the most egregious level – the level of
What baseless, and negative presumptions about God and the immutable
nature of reality are to be found in the following quotes from the Talmud?:
"Three precious gifts that are given to the Jewish people, but they can
only be acquired through suffering and hardship: The Torah, The Land of Israel,
and the World to Come." - Tractate Berachot 5a
Wow! How condemnatory a statement about HaShem and how bleak a world
view is that?!
Thus, women were given greater understanding (BT Niddah 45b); women are
light minded (BT Kiddushin 80b). Women are more familiar with handling guests
(BT Berakhot 10b); women are stingier with their guests (BT Bava Mezia 87a).
Women are thieves (Genesis Rabbah 45:5); it is not the way of women to steal
(Nahmanides, Numbers 5:6). Women are lazy (Genesis Rabbah 45); women do not sit
around idly (JT Ketubbot 5:6).
Several sweeping statements address the general
tendencies of women to be compassionate (BT Megillah 14b), holy
and pure (Sifrei, Deuteronomy, Ki Tezei), talkative (BT Kiddushin 49b), and given
to tears (BT Bava Mezia 59a). Women are less easily appeased than men (BT Niddah
31b) and a woman is an unfinished vessel until she enters a relationship with a
man who will be her husband and “creator” (BT Sanhedrin 22b). A woman is
comfortable in her mother’s house (Genesis Rabbah 60:7) and content only in her
husband’s house (Ruth Rabbah 2:16). Women’s needs differ from those of men, so
when they are commanded to rejoice for the holidays they celebrate with new
clothing while men drink wine (BT Pesahim 109a). Detailed Shabbat laws address
how to deal with a woman’s propensity to wear jewelry and perfume.
Understand that girls and boys are taught these pronunciations as
unquestionable descriptions about their own existence that issued from the
mouths of Sages whose authority cannot be questioned, for fear of being struck
down by Heaven, from the time they are babies. None of these statements are
necessarily true, of course. They are suggestions to the mind, not descriptions
of an immutable reality. And they are devastating suggestions.
The very idea that one should concentrate on "the afterlife"
takes one out of this world and sets one up for accepting their own suffering
and that of others with stoicism because, the Rabbis teach, there is an eternal
reward in "the next world".
These ideas are the basis of many of the ideas that were adopted in
still cruder and more dangerous form by the Christians and Muslims. All of the
errant ideas in Christianity and Islam are hyperboles of errant Rabbinic ideas.
This is the Talmud in English on line. Take a look at it.
Make a big pot of chamomile tea.
The Talmud is not good for the Jews, nor it is good for anyone else and the
people whose minds and emotional structures are saturated with it will bring
only misery upon you as they have brought misery upon the Jews. The Rabbis want
us to believe that the horrors that have befallen us are due to the basically
cruel and perverted nature of the Gentiles. In fact, they were the
self-fulfilling prophecies of obedient Jews who were raised on Talmud, believed
every word of it and, therefore, drew calamity upon themselves like a magnet by
broadcasting hate, pessimism and even perversion to the Creation.
And speaking of Freemasons. There are too many Rabbis who do that too. Here it
Tzfat, I was told by a former Mayor that there was no way to become an
influential person in town without belonging to the Freemason lodge. He bragged
that his grandfather, an ultra-Orthodox Jews, was a member.
I'm intentionally giving you Jewish sources of information. This is not
coming from anti-Semitic sites.