What is witchcraft? The English word “spell” gives us an idea – it is the attempt to impose one’s wishes, by words, on reality. A successful wizard can whisper the right formula and turn water into ice, make himself levitate, or hurl balls of fire against his enemies.

A spell cuts through the complexities of reality – no need to persuade or make sense if one can recite magical words and control the minds of others.

Witchcraft of that sort is highly effective and is embedded deeply in the dialectics of the Left. We wrote previously about the Left’s practice of manipulating words and the creation of “priviverbs.” A priviverbe is a linguistic space filled with jargon and make-up expertise, that nonetheless blocks others from entering.

For instance, “health equity” is a nonsense term that means nothing. However, if one refuses to dabble in “health equity,” one will most likely be excluded from most contemporary healthcare conferences, big consultancies, and businesses.

Over time, whoever invented the term “health equity” achieves power and control over others – he has secured a sinecure of expertise for himself, a way to eliminate others who are not aligned, and a way to reward sycophants and fellow travelers.

What is this if not a spell? The imposition of one’s self on others, achieving control through the creation of fake hierarchies, and all through the manipulation of words.

This, I believe, is the true metaphysical basis for witchcraft. Not fireballs of the D&D style, but something more akin to Sinon’s “Greek arts” of deception of which Aeneas complains.

Sinon uses his words of victimhood to manipulate the Trojans.

An Antidote

Using language in the fashion described above is highly corrosive. One doesn’t have to be the original perpetrator to become infected. Look at most “whitepapers” posted on LinkedIn – one buzzword factory after another.

Gradually, or quickly, one begins to think in terms whose value is only evident within a system of self-promotion and fake hierarchies. “So excited to achieve business transformation through gender equity! Go team!”

Possibly, an ancient use of language, as old as anguished desires for witchcraft, can come to our aid. Prayer.

When praying, we do the opposite of casting a spell. We do not impose our will on reality but lay ourselves open to the will of God. We ask for mercy, we seek forgiveness. Instead of using language to command, we fall on our knees and use it to confess; instead of controlling others we humbly wish to achieve self-control and internal peace.

Above all, we say thanks. Instead of seeking to manipulate reality, we thank God for creating things as they are. Jews go as far as thanking God for creating us with cavities that enable us to urinate. “I am what I am with these various holes. Thank you [my own paraphrasing].” This is the complete opposite of “I am not what I am, now call me Linda.”

It is of little wonder that religious types are rather immune to the trespasses of Wokery. He who prays develops a different relationship with both words and reality which probably serves as a shield against witchcraft.

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