The Explanation Of Sorcery

Another writer says: "In various stages of history we find the records

of persons having been affected by the influences of witches, sorcerers,

and other evil-minded, unprincipled persons. In most cases these

so-called witches and sorcerers themselves were under the delusion that

they were being assisted by the devil or some other supernatural being.

They did not realize that they were simply using natural forces.

ing the history of witchcraft, sorcery, black magic, and the like,

you will find that the devotees thereof usually employed some

psychometric method. In other cases they would mould little figures of

clay, or of wax, in the general shape and appearance of the person whom

they wished to affect. It was thought that these little figures were

endowed with some supernatural powers or attributes, but of course this

was mere superstition. The whole power of the little figures arose from

the fact that they aided the imagination of the spell-worker in forming

a mental image of the person sought to be influenced; and thus

established a strong mental rapport condition. Added to this, you must

remember that the fear and belief of the public greatly aided the

spell-worker, and increased his power and influence over these poor