posted on May, 22 2003 @ 10:28 AM
I sense from some of your posts that you may be struggling with understanding where the truth lies and where possible spiritual danger exists.
I would begin by answering that a person’s orientation and personal beliefs would influence their accepting whether magic has both positive and
From a Christian perspective any supernatural power or ability that does not emanate from the God of the Bible, is Satanic in origin. Occultists
would obviously argue conversely.
I’ve read several books about seemingly good supernatural powers used for the benefit of mankind. One such book is Arigo, who was a Brazilian man
that would go into a trance-state and be inhabited by seven spirits who transferred intuitive and healing powers to him. Jose Arigó was a simple man
of little education who suddenly began to do skilful surgery in a small town in Brazil. His first operation was witnessed only by the patient. Arigó,
who had been in a trance at the time, didn't believe the story himself when told about it. But his second operation took place in public. It
happened when an old woman lay dying, surrounded by her family, friends, and the Catholic priest who had just given her the last sacrament. Arigó was
among the friends present. All at once he drew a large kitchen knife and ordered everyone to stand back in a strong German accent and voice that was
not his own. He then plunged the knife into the woman's stomach. The onlookers, terrified that he had gone mad, stood transfixed. He slashed through
the stomach wall, cut out a growth the size of an orange, and closed the incision by pressing the sides of the cut together. The incision dosed
immediately without a scar. A moment later he was himself again - the plain, somewhat bumbling man his neighbours knew. Arigó had no memory of the
episode, though soon the woman who had been on the point of death was walking around the room, recovered.
The story of the author's involvement in the occult and learning to distinguish between the beautiful side of evil and the way of the Lord. This is
the account of a young woman who became a personal assistant to a psychic surgeon in Mexico, and who, in answer to her prayers, discovered the true
source behind the miraculous healings she witnessed.
I've read this book about 20 years ago and found it very convincing.
THE DARK SIDE: BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL
The Bible says that Satan can quote scripture and deceive many in his bit to steal souls from a loving God. I suppose at the end of the day we must
all search our souls and seek the truth as we believe it is to be found.
Hoping you find the answers that satisfy you quest for truth and meaning in life.