The meaning behind the English word "witchcraft" has been mistranslated for hundreds of years. Since the introduction of the 1611 King James Bible, the true definition and translation from the original Greek has been completely diverted.
When I was working in the bush throughout West Africa for most of the 1980's, I was exposed to what the British colonists had named "witchcraft", but I came to find out that the "witch doctors" were highly skilled herbalists for the most part. There were exceptions where animal blood and animal organs were used by "Juju Doctors" - in place of herbs and plants - as "Juju (magic) potions", and that method falls in direct parallel with the modern day Pharma industry.
In the English Bible the word used is "Witchcraft", but the Greek word it claims to translate is actually the transliterated word PHARMAKEIA. Here's an example:
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies..." -- Galatians 5:19-20
In the English language, the same transliterated Greek word PHARMAKEIA is also shown in the Bible as SORCERY or SORCERIES. Here's an example:
"...for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived."-- Revelation 18:23
So, what does this Greek word PHARMAKEIA have for a definition? According to Biblical Greek Lexicons, it means:
1. The use or the administering of drugs; 2. Poisoning
In the Perseus Greek-English Lexicon, there are many variants of PHARMAKEIA listed. Here are a couple of examples:
pharmakeia, the use of drugs, potions, spells, poisoning, witchcraft pharmakaô, suffer from the effect of drugs
Plato, the Greek philosopher and historian, used this root word and its derivatives numerous times. The proper Greek to English translations are shown as "drugs" and "poison", such as:
[459c] “Well, it does,” he said, “but what of it?” “This,” said I, “that they will have to employ many of those drugs [pharmakeuein] of which we were speaking. We thought that an inferior physician sufficed for bodies that do not need drugs but yield to diet and regimen. But when it is necessary to prescribe drugs we know that a more enterprising and venturesome physician is required.” “True; but what is the pertinency?” “This,” said I: “it seems likely that our rulers will have to make considerable use of falsehood and deception." -- Plato, Republic.
Plato comes right out and concludes that the prescribing of drugs by physicians was a profitiable enterprise protected by the government's falsehood and deception. After all those centuries, nothing has changed.
[89c] ...whenever anyone does violence thereto by drugging [pharmakaô], in despite of the predestined period of time, diseases many and grave, in place of few and slight, are wont to occur. -- Plato, Hippias Major
Here, Plato states that drugging was a violent act and that the result of drugging was numerous diseases.
[933b] Consequently, we shall divide the law about poisoning [pharmakeiôn] under two heads, according to the modes in which the attempt is made (i.e. attacking the mind or body)... [933d] as the law about poisoning:--Whosoever shall poison any person so as to cause an injury not fatal either to the person himself or to his employes, or so as to cause an injury fatal or not fatal to his flocks or to his hives,--if the agent be a doctor, and if he be convicted of poisoning, he shall be punished by death; but if he be a lay person, the court shall assess in his case what he shall suffer or pay. -- Plato, Laws
If Plato's written Laws were applied to the "Laws" of today, licenced physicians and "doctors" who prescribed drugs/poisons where any injuries to the patient occured, both fatal and non-fatal, would be punished by death!
Now, let's get down to some practical definitions based on the above literal translations:
PHAMACEUTICALS are POISONS of WITCHCRAFT and SORCERIES. A PHARMACIST is a POISONER practicing WITCHCRAFT or SORCERY.
In all reality, what I experienced in West Africa by purported "Witch Doctors" in the bush was herbology aimed at stimulating and aiding the body to heal naturally through plants. The "witch doctors" understood mineral or vitamin deficiencies in their patients without even knowing what minerals or vitamins were. They only understood the symptoms and what plants could help the body according to the signs shown. This skill was handed down from generation to generation. That could hardly be called sorcery or witchcraft.
But what I experienced in the rest of the world at the hands of modern doctors was the prescribing of artificially manufactured potions and drugs, clearly defined as Pharmaceuticals, which are poisons and fulfill the true definition of Witchcraft and Sorcery.
The next time you get a "flu shot" or a purported "immunization" shot, think about it... you just might be allowing yourself to be subjected to SORCERY and WITCHCRAFT. Now, that's not what the media has taught us for the past 60 years, but Plato even understood the need for the rulers to deceive the people in order for the business of PHARMA to thrive.
It's been proven, both in ancient manuscripts and by modern herbologists, that the plants of the earth and the earth itself have all the necessary elements needed for our bodies to combat influenza and even the plagues of the past. The black plague, yellow fever, dengue fever, and so many others are/were a result of living conditions or human interruption of the natural ecology of the earth. Why have the majority of the world's past plagues started in cities? The humanity living in cities are living in unnatural conditions and their bodies will react to that condition quickly by deteriorating from the inside out.
I agree the drug company is a rip-off and will do nothing to avoid selling their drugs. Type 2 diabetics could be treated by diet alone, but hospitals serve foods full of carbs, and give many of these patients' insulin or pills. I've had many patients tell me they do okay with their blood sugar until arriving at the hospital. Then for the ones not able to eat, the tube feeding contains so many carbohydrates, many are once again started on insulin. The dietitians and doctors seem really ignorant in the matter while the drug company is laughing all the way to the bank. And this is only one example of drug abuse.
I believe some natural products, as aspirin, and other drugs are necessarily at times. Thank God for the drugs we need during surgery.
"...teach me to humbly start following the path that the dear Savior trod, so I'll find at the end of life's journey a Home in the City of God."
Greetings just to say that the doctors are not ignorant they know exactly what they are doing some are even paid extra money to give new medicines out to the public to see how it will react to the patients body so they even use us as guineau pigs.
How nice of them right that is the lovely usa for you.