This is a discussion on What do you think of witchcraft? within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Vinniebob I'm not convinced that's a witch.. it has an uncanny resemblance to an emotionally unstable human....
Oh my. God. Let me get to a keyboard for a better response...
This feels more like defamation than a question.Do you practice alchemy?
Would you practice witchcraft?
In case that doesn't answer it: INTJs value truth.
@Vinniebob you might appreciate this. It's that scene from AoD but with a little juice added from the band known as Witchery, ironically.
I think it's possibe that an INTJ can believe in witchcraft. The INTJ in question would have to have reasons to believe that it gives tangible results towards something bigger. I have not come across a version of it that would easily give that impression, but I suppose it's possible. (I doubt you'd find that type of INTJ on the internet though)
I figure it is a social thing more than anything. One would hope they realize at least subconsciously that they can't control real world forces with some kind of magic. I think the people who claim to believe they can are just adults being edgy.
Real stories about people who performed it are... Well, they make me think I am lucky to live in this era . Do you know magic, sorceries and spells formed an essential part of the ancient Egyptian society? How, during those times, the average Egyptian always believed in the power of magic to solve many of the most common problems relating to health, marriage, love, children, ghosts and evil spirits is an intriguing read. I wouldn't have liked to be born at a time when most people I'd come across can openly speak absurdities without being called on it, though. Because practitioners are audacious (and nasty).
It would be really cool to be able to wave your hand around and start a fire (without matches) or turn people into frogs (although I'd rather be able to turn toxic molecules into benign substances with just a wave of a hand). However, as of yet the only effective things I've seen have involved real chemistry and more work than just a wave of a hand.
I am the sort of person who uses homeopathic medicine (when its not completely diluted herbs), vitamins and minerals, visits chiropractic doctors and naturopathic doctors, eats organic, distrusts vaccine safety, and has seen into the future a few times (accidentally and was very freaked out about it). So I guess that could qualify me for the nuthouse. But I'm also an engineer and pretty reliant on objective proof that something works. I hate close-mindedness, self-selecting bias, group-think, and cognitive dissonance. It is very hard to become open to all your thoughts being wrong about something, but it is possible.
So if you could teach me about witchcraft, and explain how it works, I'd be interested - but probably not interested enough to try it myself - a little bit too much experience in my life with the spiritual world to want to mess around with it.
On the other hand, alchemy: creating gold from lead is not possible unless you have a fusion reactor, which no one has.