Many people have had their computer or smartphone possessed by an evil demon — or at least that’s what it can feel like when some mysterious bug keeps causing an app to crash, or your phone keeps shutting off for no reason.
Only in the San Francisco Bay Area is calling upon supernatural forces to troubleshoot your technology considered normal. Reverend Joey Talley, a Wiccan witch who lives just outside of Silicon Valley, stays plenty busy answering to the calls of the tech world’s brightest to rid their computers and smartphones of “evil spirits.”
Talley will welcome any challenge for $200 per hour of service, like fixing an office alarm that just won’t turn off due to being possessed by demons. SF Weekly talked with Talley who recounted helping a startup company in the Bay Area with just that issue. “I got the spirit out,” said Talley. I love a happy ending.
But if you truly think your electronics have been invaded by an evil spirit, there’s someone who will take your call — Reverend Joey Talley — a Wiccan witch from the San Francisco Bay Area who claims to solve supernatural issues for techies.
The Bay Area has always had a freewheeling spirit, which is part of the reason the tech industry found such a firm foothold there. And tech people are often experimental by nature, gravitating toward promises of an improved life through trial-and-error. This has led to some interesting crossover in San Francisco, with certain tech big shots from companies like Salesforce, Facebook, and Apple seeking out mystic help for conventional problems, SF Weekly reports.
Talley is one of those mystics, a Marin County witch boasting three master’s degrees and over 40 years of experience. Though tech problems are not the only ones Talley tackles, she is routinely called upon to debug people’s tech woes with spiritual energy.
“Most people want me to protect their computers from viruses and hacks,” she told SF Weekly. “So I’ll make charms for them. I like to use flora.” And when there are problems in office hardware, Talley turns to “Jet,” a black stone that serves to block energy. In extreme cases, she casts protection spells of her own over the entire company.
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Talley recounts one particular tale to SF Weekly, when a startup’s office alarm would blare at all hours of the day, and no one knew why. After multiple electricians (the “rational” choice) completely failed to solve the problem, the company called in Talley.
“I got the spirit out,” she told SF Weekly.
Talley’s website says she welcomes issues too unusual or dangerous to take the the straight world of Western helpers. But she also says no problem is too big or small, even, perhaps, your printer malfunctioning. However before you jump on the phone, you should be aware that Talley’s services do not come cheap. She charges $200 an hour (though a phone consultation is free).
What a perfect example of lying wonders and deception. For $200, you too can sell your soul to satan.
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What does the Bible say about Witchcraft?
The bible is pretty clear on the subject of witchcraft and sorcery, the practice is not only condemned by God, but those involved in it, will be subject to punishment:
- For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. – Deuteronomy 18:14 (KJV).
- But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death -Revelation 21:8 (KJV).
- Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God- Galatians 5:20-21 (KJV).
- Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.-Leviticus 19:26 (KJV).
- And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.- 2 Kings 17:17-18 (KJV).
What Is Witchcraft?
It is a rebellion against God, and has been around since the biblical times. “One bite and all your dreams will come true” that is what the wicked witch told Snow White, and that is exactly what Satan told Eve.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die, For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil – Genesis 3:4-5 (KJV).
The deception that satan practices is not any different that when he beguiled Eve. He told her she would get knowledge, her eyes would be opened, and she would be like a god, and even told her she would not die. All lies! As we know, all mankind fell and died a spiritual death as a result of disobeying God.
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. 1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV))
How Witchcraft Works
Satan grabs willing partakers of this practice by speaking the language that most will fall prey to: words of flattery and empty promises. All supernatural power comes, ultimately, from either God or Satan. God gives power to those who believe the truth. In God, we are brought to TRUTH, something that Satan hides from its followers.
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? John 8:44-45 (KJV)
But it is the opposite with Satan, whose nature is deception. Satan gives power to those who believe a lie. Believing the lie is the cost of entry to access Satan’s power. Witchcraft bolsters up the lie with: mystery, pseudo-science, ancient knowledge, new knowledge, etc…. The more absurd the lie, the better. The lie acts as a distracter.
If we mix certain ingredients in a drink, eat a special kind of ‘herb,’ arrange candles in a specific order, if we stare into a crystal ball, flip tarot cards, if we “read” the stars, or if we speak a certain phrase, if we have secret knowledge, If we draw certain symbols and numbers, then and ONLY THEN will spiritual forces reveal themself.
James 3:15 tells us “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.”
Witchcraft starts with a heart of rebellion and works by focusing on a distracter, a lie, which is some technique purported to release power. It is important to have “faith”, to trust in the technique and not God. Believing in lies is an “acceptable sacrifice” to Satan, the father of lies, who honors his children with demonic power. Witchcraft is a deceptive practice because it can yeild “lying wonders.”
- For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king- 1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV).
- Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:Psalms 107:11 (KJV)
- Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations. Nehemiah 9:26 (KJV)
Does Witchcraft Work?
Even though we do not realize it, and most Wiccans will deny it, Satan is the source behind this evil practice. The “father of lies” honors the self-delusion of those practicing witchcraft by occasionally releasing power, even doing supernatural miracles. By this means, real power can be exerted to achieve health, beauty, enchantment, supernatural sensitivity, “insight” through drugs and experiences, oracles and visions, and the like. In this sense, witchcraft works with demonic acticity.
- And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said. Exodus 7:22 (KJV)
- And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. Exodus 8:7 (KJV).
Witchcraft is characterized by belief in “knowledge from below”, and rejection of “knowledge from above”. In it’s more advanced and powerful stages, delusion and belief in what is clearly not of God is key. Satan’s deceptive “deal” is: if you sacrifice truth on his altar, he will give you power for what you want now, but the cost is your soul and eternal damnation to hell.
- But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not. And the gnats were on men and animals. – Exodus 8:18 (KJV).
- Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. – Isaiah 47:12 (KJV).
God warns us throughout scripture not to seek out mediums or sorcery, psychics, or perform séances, etc (Leviticus 19:31). This includes involvement with horoscopes, tarot cards, Ouija boards, and other demonic “sorcery and witchcraft” items. All of this invites demonic activity.
This practice will not escape punishment
- The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? areye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood, Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks? -Isaiah 57:1-5 (KJV).
- Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice. Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it. Isaiah 57:7-8 (KJV)
- Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved. And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not? I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee. -Isaiah 57:10-12 (KJV).
- And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: -Micah 5:12 (KJV).
While some revel in witchcraft, it is something that we should immediately REPENT from and seek JESUS. This practice is nothing more than a lie from Satan, and in the end, the result is eternal death.
The Ephesians confessed their involvement in such practices and by example, taught us to burn such items:
Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver- Acts19:19 (KJV).
- Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.- Jeremiah 3:13 (KJV).
- Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree- Deuteronomy 12:2 (KJV).
- Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. -Hosea 14:9 (KJV).
Jesus warns us repeteadly of the consequences of sin, and warns us to flee from this. In his name we are given power to overcome and subdue evil. We must understand that the evil that is at work today was told to us long ago.
We are given full authority through the blood of Jesus to cast out demons from our midst!
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you – James 4:7 (KJV).
Do not fall prey to the lies of Satan, test the spirits. Take heed to the warning:
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ – 2 Corinthians 11:3 (KJV).
The bible makes it very clear and points out – ...”In these last days perilous times shall come…” (2 Timothy 3:13). A great work of deception is being wrought by seducing spirits and satan himself. Jesus warns us: “Take heed that no man deceive you.” -Matthew 24:4 (KJV).
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To learn more, read What the Bible Teaches about Witchcraft, Demons, and Evil Spirits
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Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils – 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV).
In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood – Isaiah 59:13 (KJV).
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not- 2 Peter 2:2-3 (KJV).
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect -Matthew 24:24 (KJV).
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage – 2 Peter 2:19 (KJV).
”..keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…”-1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV).
“Power and signs and lying wonders”…rejection of truth, and for this “God shall send them a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie” – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 (KJV).