More people make use of magical arts to get what they want from others than one would expect. For one thing, the whole point of applying such nefarious arts in the world is to remain unseen.
The type of sorcery I am talking about does not rely on potions, curses, or chanting. It is much more subtle than that. But its purpose is, indeed, to cast a spell on others.
Here is how it works.
You first identify someone you want to control (for whatever reason that will serve your purpose). Next—and this is the most important part—you discover what that person loves. That is, what “floats their boat.”
This could be golf, sex, politics, hobbies, personal goals, clubs, charitable organizations or simple flattery (stroking the ego). Once you discover where a person’s heart is, you then feign having a similar interest. This creates a sympathetic connection and bond with that person and actually allows you to gain access to his or her heart.
With such a profound access to a person’s inner reality you can begin to manipulate a person’s affection towards your own hidden goals. This is accomplished because by holding the reigns over one’s emotional world you can keep tugging until you disarm the other person’s ability to reason (this is why we say “love is blind”).
The “spell” you put on others gets its insidious power from their belief that making YOU happy is in their best interests. It works like a charm (pun intended).
What makes this practice so guileful and shady is that this is how an angel does things as well! In fact, it is how we all go through life in our relationships with others. So what is the difference between being a sorcerer and an angel?
One approach is sincere, the other, is not sincere. In one, the motive is concealed. In the other, it is transparent. One is simulated sympathy, the other genuine. One is self-centered, the other is the love of fellowship.
The purpose of religion, which promotes “love of the neighbor,” is to thwart humanity from putting spells on each other. That is why God’s Holy Word is full of phrases warning us to “wake up” and “sleep not.” God is trying to splash water on our faces to get us to “snap out” of our living in a trance.
If people truly had their wits about them, do you think the world would be in the sorrowful state that it is presently in?