The Reverend Valerie Love describes herself as an ordained minister of spiritual consciousness and a self-proclaimed Christian witch. In spite of biblical warnings against dabbling in the dark arts, Love says there is nothing wrong with Christians practicing witchcraft and magick. According to The Christian Post, the founder of the Covenant of Christian Witches Mystery School is encouraging Christ followers to forget traditional teachings and not let others dictate how they worship the Creator. Reverend Valerie emphasizes that everyone has the right to choose their own method of communicating and connecting with the divine.

Love bucks traditional worship and encourages witchcraft

Reverend Love says she was born a witch and had to hide her true identity for 30 years while affiliated with the Jehovah's Witness. The proponent of self-realization and magick says once she broke with the religion that she refers to as a cult, she was able to become the person she believes she was created to be. She says she launched her school of witchcraft, in Salem MA in order to teach, inspire and support magickal beings and help them embrace, utilize and practice the craft.

According to Valerie Love, there is too much bondage in religion and no one has the right to tell another person how they should think, act or worship. The self-proclaimed Christian witch says her job is not to tell others what to do but to support and set them free to make their own decisions regarding Spirituality.

The Christian Post indicates that on her website, Love offers empowerment and coaching for fees from $5,000-$50,000, with the implication that this may be another money-making scheme.

Valerie Love-is controversial and has detractors

Mixing magick with Christianity has its detractors, one of who is Jennifer LeClaire. The founder of Jennifer LeClaire Ministries says that she has been tracking Christian witchcraft for years and the practice is growing.

LeClaire also states that it is dangerous. Christian experts from Got Questions Ministries point out that in the Old Testament, under Mosiac law, (Leviticus 20:27) and Exodus 22:18 witchcraft was forbidden and the penalty was death. The experts emphasize that King Saul died one day after he consulted a medium, (I Chronicles 10:13.)

Jennifer LeClaire and the Christian experts say that Christ followers should not embrace any form of occult practices, Satanism, or witchcraft.

Even so, there seems to be a market for Valerie Love's belief that you don't have to take the word of God literally and you can mix the holy with the profane. Christianity Today indicates that believers in Christ are more confused than ever regarding biblical doctrine and now the decision to practice witchcraft or shun the practice has just been added to the mix.