posted on Jun, 7 2004 @ 08:50 PM
For once I think I'd have to disagree with you here:
I think that the Psalms fit the categories quite well, if in a non-working way.
First, not every spell in every spellbook works, they are still in the spellbooks though.
Second, several of the "spells" in the Psalms are ment to effect the outside world, such as those dealing with victory in war, warding off evil and
for good harvests. There are also personal spells as well, many dealing with protection, but some also dealing with wealth.
Third, ask any Christian and they'd tell you there is power and a deity involved, I don't believe in said deity but they could be channeling
Fourth, There are formulas to some of them, involving processions, burning herbs and making offerings.
Fifth, many are chanted, Catholics especially are known for chanting many of their prayers
Sixth, yes Kabbalah and several Christian direct magiks do exist, but I would also classify prayer as a less potent and more round-about way of trying
to use the divine to influence life.
I will agree with you on not encouraging people to use the bible as a spellbook, at least not Pagans and not in today's world. I do believe it could
use a bit more study though
[edit on 7-6-2004 by The Astral City]