Words of Power

Words of Power

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Submitted: May 17, 2017

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I have an imaginary friend… that’s not exactly imaginary. He’s a spirit. I’ve heard about witches, that they are actually real, that witchcraft is real. I want to try to do a spell that makes him become physical. I found a book that my dad had, called Nocturnal Witchcraft. It’s not really giving me information about how to do a spell. It’s just talking about the philosophy of witchcraft, which is annoying. I don’t have time for that.

I search through the book for a spell, anything that I could use creatively for what I’m trying to accomplish. I get to the back of the book and stop. I just freeze. A word catches my eye. Nyx. It was in the index of Dark Gods. I didn’t know witches even had Gods. I look to see what she was the Goddess of. Night. I think about it. I’m goth, I like dark things, I like black. I feel comfortable at night. Maybe she is my Goddess.

I’ve been looking for a religion ever since I became an atheist a couple of months ago. For some reason I began imagining that StarClan was real, a religion in a fictitious book. A religion for cats. Maybe witchcraft could be my new religion. I looked through the book some more. People who were witches believed in the power of themselves, believed in the power and worship of Gods, believed in magick. I am going to have to research this more.

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I went to the library and checked out two books, called The Living Goddess, and The Earth Path. One was a Hindu book, but at least it was about a Goddess. And the other book, I was sure, was a witchcraft book. Then I looked up “the religion of witches” on the computer. There was a box in the google searches, and it said, “Wicca, also termed Pagan Witchcraft, is a contemporary Pagan new religious movement. It was developed in England during the first half of the 20th century and was introduced to the public in 1954 by Gerald Gardner, a retired British civil servant.”

Huh. I had never heard of Wicca. But when my dad had told me about different religions a couple of months ago, I’m pretty sure that he said something about Paganism, and I’m pretty sure I heard the term before at church, too, but I don’t remember what the Pastor had said about it.

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That weekend, when I went to church, I listened for anything pertaining to Paganism. But I didn’t hear the word. So I asked the Pastor after the service, in a back room.

“I’ve been learning about something called Paganism. I don’t really know what it is, and i just wondered if you could do a service about it or if you can tell me a little about it right now?”

“Well, Pagans worship God’s creation, earth. They don’t believe in God. Or the true God, for that matter. They view the creation as the creator, which is not the case. Pagans feel that the world is against them, especially Christians, but it is actually the opposite. Christians were persecuted by the Pagans first.”

“So Paganism is an ancient religion?”

“Yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s the true religion.”

Why does only one religion have to be true? Why can’t there be many, or all religions that are true? I thought.

“Why do people become Pagan if Christianity is true?” I ask.

“Well, for many reasons. They think Paganism is true. They’ve had bad experiences with Christianity, or they’ve had good experiences with Paganism. Also because they just want to rebel. Don’t you ever turn Pagan. I don’t want to lose you.”

“Lose me to what?” I ask.

“To Satan.”


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