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What religion are the witches in the movie The Craft?

They had a Wiccan priestess consult on the script with them about the plot and Fairuza Balk actually was a practicing Wiccan at the time and for some time afterwards (I'm not sure what she does now, but she even owned a little occult bookshop not unlike the one featured in the movie itself). I think they intended the religion to be Wiccan-esque or Neo-Wiccan. Certainly some of the things they do (such as "I would rather fall upon this blade..." etc) come directly out of modern Wicca.

The deity "Mannon" that they reference appears to be a made-up deity (which is something any good Wiccan might recommend for a movie crew... messing with the name and image of a real deity in a movie production is just begging for stuff to go tragically wrong on-set if the deity in question does not feel suitably respected), however, Mannon seems to bear a passing resemblence to the Irish God Manannan mac Lir... God of the Sea, magick and the otherworld. Note the scene where Nancy asks for "all the power of Mannon" and is then later seen walking on the surface of the sea and appearantly is given "gifts" from the sea.

What I find interesting is that this "Mannon" appears to be a rather monotheistic or universalistic deity, which does not fit with the usual Wiccan duotheistic belief... Wicca is structured around a God AND a Goddess... in fact, even when a Wiccan focuses only on one deity it's usually the Goddess that they favor rather then a masculine deity such as the one made-up for the film. In truth, what the characters in "The Craft" are shown to be practicing is not specifically Wicca... it appears to be an eclectic sort of religion with some Wiccan elements, some more general neo-pagan elements, some American folk elements, a slightly Christianized ethic and a heavy dose of Hollywood imagination.
-Scarlet

Is witchcraft real like in the movie The Craft?

I admit to enjoying and liking this movie…There are elements within the film that are drawn from Wiccan/Witchcraft practices…The ‘elements’ used in casting a circle; some of the symbolism; the sequence in the magic shop where the ‘white witch’ was blessing a candle and so on …The film also hints at the “earth magic’ connection that many witches have.The sequence where the Sarah Bailey character (Robin Tunney) is changing the colour of her eyes and hair refers to ‘casting a glamour’, which was something that ‘witches’ of old were said to be able to do - that is create illusions of who and what they were, a role filled these days through marketing/advertising.One of the key themes of the film really was the notion of ‘three fold return’ - you get back what you send our - which is a key part of many witchcraft/wiccan beliefs enshrined in what has been called The Wiccan Rede.The idea that absolute power corrupts absolutely, as demonstrated by the Nancy character who, ‘took her magic to a dark place’…Many Wiccans I know saw enough in the film to convince them that the writer had some understanding of the basic ideas of Wicca and Witchcraft as practiced today, but like all films focused on the dramatic tension between a ‘dark’ and ‘light’ - a melodrama where the wrong doers gets their comeuppance.If you want to explore more about the underlying principles of witchcraft then I would suggest you look at the books written by Janet and Stewart Farrar (OK, a bit dated now in some respects but What Witches Do is great read) OR the by Scott Cunningham (Wicca, a guide for the Solitary Practitioner).Alan /|\

What is a good teen wich craft movie?

Like there is this movie i sall and it was about a girl who went to this new school and these girls who mess with wich craft want her to join there group and she does and then the witch craft reverses what ever you do with the witch craft to someone else it is going to do it back to you but i dont know the title

What are the best comedic witchcraft movies?

The Witches (1990)A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.I remember watching this for the first time as a child back in the 90's. I absolutely loved The Witches, and it has a little bit of a creep factor. There is a comedic edge to the film as well. Hocus Pocus (1993)After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem  Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a  young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of  terror once and for all.Another hilarious family movie. I watched this when the movie first viewed, and now my children our watching this movie. A funny movie.The Witches of Eastwick (1987)Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted -  at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.A classic Fantasy/comedy/horror that Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon, and Michelle Pfeiffer along with great character actors of the 1980's.Death Becomes Her (1992)When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.The main characters are not witches. However, there has to be some sort of witch behind the immortality treatment.

Dont know the name of this witchcraft movie...and its bugging me please help?

in the movie its a group of college kids and they all have powers. and its something about when they turn 17 or 18 their powers aren't fully developed. at one part one of the guys dad who looks like 100 says "i will you my power" and gives it to his son. can someone please help me with the name of this movie i think its starts with a D not to sure though

Is witchcraft real???

is witchcraft real? like in the movie The Craft. can that really happen? and if it can is it all bad, like against gods will? andd if you practice it, can u like change things about yourself or other people?


BASICALLY..... can you have powers andd what type of witches are out there?

What is the best depiction of witchcraft in the movies or TV?

These are the few movies and TV series about witchcraft. I am sure there are many more but these are the ones I remember.The Witch (2015)The Blair Witch Project (1999)Drag Me to Hell (2009)Sleepy Hollow (1999)American Horror Story: Coven (TV 2013)True Detective (TV Season 1 )The best depiction or you can say the most realistic act of witchcraft I have seen was in the movie “The Witch (2015)”.The Witch (2015) was visually stunning and very different from the other horror movies based on the similar subject. The time period, the direction and the cinematography will make you believe in the narration.

Good witchcraft movies like 5girls practical magic and tamara.?

"The Craft" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115963/
heres a long list from IMDB http://www.imdb.com/find?s=kw&q=witchcra...

Why is witchcraft and magic made different in movies, TV shows and books?

The game us called “catch you if i can”.Its simply a case of playing out on whatever media will best ensnare the most people. What appeals to one pérson may not at all interest someone else so the devil mutates, spreading his influence as widely as possible through the ministry of demons which he assigns to various places which are ripe and ready for the taking. Quite a common area today for example is wherever there are drug hangouts because drug taking provides an open window for demonic influence.Make no mistake. The devil knows exactly by which means he can best reach certain groups of people and yes, he DOES have targets. Young people today especially love movies and so he goes for that.Others again prefer books. So it is that one of the significant horror story novel writers was a good “friend!???” of the chap who was the head of the Satanist movement, namely Anton le Vaux. From the day of his friendship the writer's novels showed a deliberate trend towards evil. Yes people liked the themes but few I'm sure realised to what they were being exposed. Its all about the spirit behind the writers and authors . The Bible very clearly explains“We fight not against flesh and blood but against SPIRITUAL wickedness in high places”. That refers to the demonic realm in the heavenlies.So to summarise .. not everyone is educated in demonic spiritual warfare and again another significant other is drawn in from the periphery as they are seduced through the various forms of the media. Not everyone dances around pentagrams or drinks blood!!