On the types of Witchcraft

Inquirer: Father Cleopa, what is witchcraft and how many types of it are there? Elder Cleopa: By the word witchcraft we understand the invocation of demonic powers – instead of God – in order to help people to fulfil human wishes. Witchcraft used to be practiced both among the Jews of the Old Testament, and among the […]

On Occultism, Spiritualism and Necromancy

Inquirer: I know that many people, in pain caused by the death of their beloved relatives, take recourse to spiritualism, fortune-telling, occultism, or even aim at conversing with their dead relatives. Why doesn’t the Church allow this? Elder Cleopa: In both Holy Scripture and throughout the writings of the Holy Fathers there are a host of testimonies […]