Are you participating in dark magic?

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?



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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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4 Responses to Are you participating in dark magic?

  1. ____ says:

    I just want to say that I can’t believe how wise you are. Truly I think you are in spiritual light. You explain things in a way that I can understand unlike the people that I hang around. I am very upset with my friends who are supposed to be in truths of faith but withheld such valuable information and explanations that you bring forth in your blog. You relate to me in a way I can understand in everything you say and how you explain it.

    The topics about “cheribum,repentance and most important profination and what it means. You truly bring light on what the new church is and how it is to be lived. I just want to say thank you for the warnings and the knowledge.

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear ____,

    Thank you for your positive response. However, you would not have liked me, or thought that I was wise 35 years ago – before I began reading Swedenborg.

    Spritually yours,

  3. Paul says:

    Holey mackeral, I was with you right up to the end when you said bewitching people to make them happy to be happier yourself which makes everyone else happier without having to worry about who God is, was wrong. Up until then I agreed with you.

  4. thegodguy says:

    Dear Paul,

    Thanks for the comment. However, I am still not quite sure where your mind departed from the post. This topic is not about genuine happiness, but about the subtle tactics people use to control others through their HEARTS. This type of “sorcery” is anti-God, because it twists the dynamic of love for one’s own selfish purposes.

    God’s kingdom is a kingdom of MUTUAL LOVE. In fact, if one’s love for others is truly spiritual it does not seek reward (goodness is its own reward). If we manipulate this powerful (and Holy) force merely to serve ourselves we are perverting the SACRED.

    Spiritually yours,

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