Spiritual Terms Defined
In my blog I often refer to many spiritual terms that I have found need to be clearly defined in order to get an understanding of what we are talking about. Especially terms such as witchcraft and the occult. Here I have a list of definitions of spiritual terms I commonly use for quick reference. I will add to it as needed. All definitions in italics are from dictionary.com or merriam-webster.com. All definitions under the italics are from research and experience that I am using to give more depth to the definitions of the spirituals terms.
1) the use of sorcery or magic
2) communication with the devil or with a familiar (spirit)
by definition in the Bible: worshiping idols (demons), necromancy (contacting dead ancestors), mediums (contacting the dead, seances), divination or fortune-tellers or omen interpreters (predicting the future), human sacrifice, animal sacrifice to idols (demons) sorcerers, wise men, enchanters, magicians, astrologers, drinking blood, cutting your body for the dead or marking your body i.e. tattoos (blood rituals), curses, spells, magic charms (cursed items), soul selling, casting spells, doing rituals.
contacting dead ancestors through mediums, predicting or telling the future through psychics or fortune tellers, knowing the future, astrology and horoscopes, magic charms, astral projection, calling on the dead, channeling spirits or dead ancestors, seeing or speaking to the dead, Ouija boards, palm reading, chakras, energy reading or moving energy around or aligning energy, spirit guides or spiritists, tarot cards, crystals, yoga, I Ching, automatic writing, white magic, incantations, chanting.
anything that is included in witchcraft and Wicca, and Satanism, as well as many practices of cults, secret societies and other religions that worship false gods, such as animal sacrifice, baptizing the dead, casting spells, doing rituals, cursing people or objects, worshiping idols, summoning demons, seeing and speaking with demons.
shamanism, mysticism, Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism), Hinduism, Buddhism, pantheism, neo-paganism, Taoism, Gnostism, holism, I-Ching, yoga, Reiki, holistic medicine, aromatherapy, crystals, chakras, moving energy, numerology, astrology, mediums, spirit guides, tarot cards, divination, channeling
Any religion other than Christianity or Judiasm
Astral Travel/Astral Projection
using the power of witchcraft, a human is able to allow their soul to leave their body and travel through the atmosphere
human spirits (actually the human soul) leave their physical bodies and travel to set destinations to harass people and cause general chaos and wreak havoc. Human spirits can gather information by listening and watching people who are unaware they are there. Human spirits can gather information by listening and watching people who are unaware they are there. This information can be used for further attack in the spiritual realm. Human spirits also like to harass people while they are sleeping and vulnerable.
being delivered from the presence of demonic spirits that are oppressing a person from the inside
The process of allowing the Holy Spirit to uncover memories of pain, trauma and abuse in order to heal the soul (mind, body, will) from the affects of it.
1) a: the use of means (as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces b : magic rites or incantations
2) a: an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source b : something that seems to cast a spell : enchantment
3) the art of producing illusions by sleight of hand
A curse is ill intent upon another person, released through sin, ignorance or rebellion. A generational curse is ill intent upon a family generation, or specific members of ancestry, that was released through the sin, ignorance or rebellion of previous ancestors.
Blood rituals are rituals done using the blood of another human being. It usually involves some form of blood letting, but can also involve human sacrifice. The blood of a human is a part of their life source, and consuming human blood gives the consumer the ability to gain power and control over that person or their blood line. It can also give the consumer the ability to extend their own life force, becoming more powerful.
Astral rituals are rituals done by human spirits in the astral plane or Second Heaven. Astral rituals are done to gain power and authority or to punish individuals, groups or ministries that are seen as a threat. Astral rituals involve spells, curses, incantations, and witchcraft and deeply affect whoever is the unwitting victim or target of the ritual. Even though astral rituals are done on a spiritual plane, they also have a great effect in our physical plane, because they are done by human beings.
Also known as The Kingdom of Darkness. This is the realm where Lucifer and his minions dwell and have his kingdoms set up. It is directly underneath the Third Heaven, or the Highest Heaven, where God the Father has His throne. (2 Cor 12:2-3). Second Heaven is where all astral rituals are performed, and is also known as “the astral plane” or the astral realm. Human spirits travel back and forth from Second Heaven and the earth. It is where the demons reside and gather their assignments from, and it is where all fallen angels and nephilim live and rule from.