- Apr 28, 2021
Can you be Christian while still practicing occult rituals or is it seen as blasphemous? Is anyone here a Christian and if so how do they reconcile the two?
Exactly.Sorcery has always been one of the Three Great Royal Sciences, along with Alchemy and Astrology. The very meaning of the word "occult" is "hidden", so it has been, for thousands of years. Like Skull said, it was reserved for the privileged castes for the most part and those secrets were always closely guarded (they still are). If you look at the christian church ceremonies with a fresh perspective you will quickly recognise it as ritual magic for the most part. I am certain whomever the real historical person behind the modernised "Jesus Christ" image was, most likely practiced sorcery of some sort himself.
I was raised in a super conventional way of Christianity. I became aware that early Christians had a history of using magic as well as it being ingrained in ancient Judaism so I’m trying to expand my mind but I am definitely concerned with not committing blasphemy.Psalms, working with saints and angels is a huge part of hoodoo (not to be mixed with voodoo) voodoo is a religion. You can read about the magical practice of hoodoo and see if you’re into that.
However, your question makes me kinda feel you’re not ready, most people I’ve seen with this mentality will quit after a while and run back to the church for forgiveness.
I definitely understand the mainstream watered down Christianity and I definitely want to journey deeper.Of course one can be Christian and do Occult. I think when most people ask this question they are asking if one can be Protestant/Lutheran/Insert Other Denomination Here and still be an Occultist. In that case, if you're talking about a specific Christian denomination then probably not because in those cases you're getting very nuanced within the religion. But if we take Christianity overall, then yes one can be an occultist and a Christian. There are even Christian groups (idk if I want to call them "denominations" since I don't think they are officially recognized in Christianity as a whole) that promote the practice of magic such as Christian Mysticism and many Gnostic sects such as the Johannites. The Johannites not only encourage magical practice, they encourage it in the Neoplatonic and Hermetic way which fits ever so snuggly with Christianity. They even have their own occult secret society called The Friary!
Mainstream Christianity will tell you that the occult is work of the devil and to stay away. However if you ignore that and take a journey deeper into the mysteries of Christianity you will find there are many parallels to the occult and those parallels can be connected to form a coherent system and practice.
Personally, I think so. Obviously you'll have to ignore what most of modern Christianity says about the subject, but tbh some parts of the religion already are doing magic in some ways. What do you think praying does? It sends out an intent or wish. And regardless of whether your prayers are "answered", the attention you put in plus what is probably a fair amount of emotion will matter. Obviously just one person praying is very weak and inconsistent compared to somebody intentionally casting a spell, but the same-ish components are there. Hell, the whole thing about "prayer shawls" is just begging to be compared to enchanting an object.Can you be Christian while still practicing occult rituals or is it seen as blasphemous? Is anyone here a Christian and if so how do they reconcile the two?
Thank you. I have the Zohar added to my reading list but as of now I’ve decided to start studying up on Enochian.
I can see that, but personally I'm more worried about the fate of my eternal soul and I like the comfort religion/ Christianity gives me over venturing into the unknown despite how fun and interesting it might be to explore.that is the debate between religion and Spirituality. Religion restricts but Spirituality lets you explore.
I agree again with mart on the statement of:I can see that, but personally I'm more worried about the fate of my eternal soul and I like the comfort religion/ Christianity gives me over venturing into the unknown despite how fun and interesting it might be to explore.
No one thing or being can take control of ones own destiny. Faith is a leap not a restrictionPractice is about taking control of your own destiny.