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Old 06-18-2008, 01:17 PM
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I've been reading testimonies from Christians that used to practice witchcraft, here is one interesting one. The Testimony of Valerie Duffy (From Witch to Rich--in Jesus!)
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Pretty interesting story. I believe that as Americans we are pretty ignorant of the spiritual realm and have a tendancy to pass off these stories as fantasy that originates with those in depraved, third-world countries that cannot distinguish between what is and is not reality. I have a friend who grew up in the Venezuelan jungle and whose parents are missionaries to the Yanomamo tribe down there. He has told us many stories of spiritual warfare that the tribe would have with rival tribes. I believe there is a book that deals with one of the shaman in the tribe and what life was like before and after his family's missionary work. You can check out some general information at the Amazon site:

Amazon.com: Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman's Story: Mark Andrew Ritchie: Books
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I read the excerpt, it kind of leaves you hanging. I guess that's the point, they want you to buy the book. I agree with you though. People who have been in the underdeveloped regions of the world ussually seem to know more of the reality of the spiritual world. Here is an overview someone wrote of it- Spirit of the Rainforest Summary and Critique
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What is the correlation between being underdeveloped and possessing an increased knowledge of the spiritual realm?

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What is the correlation between being underdeveloped and possessing an increased knowledge of the spiritual realm?
The less scientific understanding you have, the more you rely on superstition and magic to help explain the happenings around you.
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The less scientific understanding you have, the more you rely on superstition and magic to help explain the happenings around you.
That would have been my first guess but I don't think that's what most people who believe in the spiritual realm accept.
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What is the correlation between being underdeveloped and possessing an increased knowledge of the spiritual realm?
I'm not sure. Maybe they see some of these things for what they really are an not jaded by a culture that relies on therapy and medication. Or possibly, they rely on spirits for their everyday survival, thus opening a potential Pandora's Box. Something those in developed countries would not be so inclined to do.
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That would have been my first guess but I don't think that's what most people who believe in the spiritual realm accept.
Yeah, but what you gonna do?
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Why is someone who watches TV, drives a car, holds a career and goes to say...a Christian church...less likely to be in touch with the spiritual realm than an individual who lives in a hut in the jungle, has never seen an electrical product and still hunts for their food.
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