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Escaping the Cauldron: Exposing occult influences in everyday life

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An eight-year journey through the occult and into freedom
Though Kristine McGuire was raised in a Christian home, at an early age she became fascinated by the occult. At sleepovers she and her friends told fortunes and held séances. As a teenager she was convicted and put all games of mysticism aside. She went to a Christian college and married a Christian man. But despite
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Charisma Media (first published February 10th 2010)
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Nikole Hahn
Oct 31, 2012 Nikole Hahn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANYONE
“The more they seek to learn about the occult, the more their beliefs may adopt a new or strange gospel opposed to what we traditionally understand about Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.” – Escaping The Cauldron



In Escaping The Cauldron, Kristine McGuire reveals to us her past as a Christian witch, medium and ghost hunter. It is a personal testimony that is powerful and informative. There is a heightened interest in the occult nowadays. From television ghost hunting to fictional shows that depict
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Ibelisse Sanchez
Oct 21, 2010 Ibelisse Sanchez rated it it was amazing
Kristine McGuire shares her personal experience as a witch, ghost hunter and medium in her first book, Escaping the Cauldron: Collection One – Ghosts and the Paranormal. She recounts how ghost stories, Ouija boards, séances and other supernatural events had an influence in her childhood — piquing her interest in the occult. As an adult, McGuire slowly wanders from her Christian faith and embraces witchcraft — only to return to Christianity as a result of a paranormal experience she never expecte ...more
Deborah McCarragher
Have you experimented with the occult? Do you find yourself being pulled into the paranormal?
Kristine McGuire has written a book that is a must read for any parent, friend or family member who has known someone trapped by the spiritual underworld and its web of lies. Her book “Escaping the Cauldron” systematically breaks down the allure of the paranormal, and why so many spiritually hungry people are drawn to its appealing qualities of excitement and intrigue.
Kristine candidly exposes not only h
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Richard
Anyways very interesting Testimony Kristine. It sorta sounds like mine, but I just blocked myself form getting into Ancient Egyptian type Magick, you cal it. I think I realize form my research, Revelations, talking to people like you! I realize I was tormented for probably a good 15 years off and on form these Evil Spirits of Egypt, drawing me in. But God seen my faith and he brought me to a higher level in him, in 2005 to now and into the future. Uses me to expose these Evil Spirits, that have ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Some people believe that there is no harm in watching a scary movie like, Paranormal Activity. I mean it's not real, it's just a movie. Other's think there is nothing wrong with the Wiccan religion, or witchcraft as long as your intention is to help and not harm people. What about watching shows like The Ghost Whisperer or Ghost Hunters? Is there any danger in what you are watching? How about horoscopes, tarot cards or innocent toys like Magic 8 balls or Ouija boards?

The truth is there is more
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Kate
Sep 26, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing
The excitement of witchcraft embraced the author, when in her younger years and in joining her friends unknowingly through experimentation and innocent games. Later in her life and for eight years she had practiced witchcraft after falling away from the church and God's loving graces. Her memoir also explains the growing fascination with the occult, the lure that society and the entertainment industry can provide, and how common practices can be a bridge that links to the occult.

Some of the subj
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
Sep 30, 2012 Meagan Myhren-bennett rated it it was amazing
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Escaping the Cauldron
by Kristine McGuire
Exposing occult influences in everyday life


During her childhood Kristine was fascinated by the spiritual unseen world and the powers that could be tapped by those in the "know". Escaping the Cauldron is her story and how she was drawn into the world of the occult and her eventual escape.

Kristine's legalistic views and structures lead her away from the grace of God and the church and onto a path that nearly destroyed her marriage. Kristine searched out vari
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Debbie
Oct 11, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, memoir
"Escaping the Cauldron" is a memoir with a focus on the times when the author was involved in the occult. We learn why she was interested in the occult, how she got into it, what types of things she did (as a witch, medium, and ghost-hunter), and what caused her to stop these activities.

We're told some details about the occult practices she did, but it's to compare them to Christian practices. For example, she saw someone describe magick as "prayer with props," so she described for us the attit
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Joy
Oct 02, 2012 Joy rated it really liked it
This book is about exposing occult influences in everyday life, Kristine was a witch, a medium, a ghost hunter, and she had spirit guides. When she felt guilt about being a Christian and dealing with the occult she became a Christian witch, which is the newest fast growing way for it to be "ok" to dabble in the occult.

She was drawn in and quickly became one of the best in being led by spirits during ghost hunting excursions. Sometimes the things she did frightened herself but yet she kept telli
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Kim deBlecourt
Sep 15, 2012 Kim deBlecourt rated it it was amazing
Escaping the Cauldron is the perfect combination of a personal memoir of how a woman, raised in a Christian home, could turn to the occult but also combines the knowledge of exposing popular cult practices. It is a fascinating account that keeps you riveted and you come away informed. It is a biography that also serves as a handbook of warning for all educators - parents, teachers, youth group leaders of all types. This book is a MUST READ for all of us in the church today! Thank you, Kristine, ...more
Amanda Stephan
Nov 26, 2013 Amanda Stephan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
How many of us feel a little in awe of the occult? Scary movies, paranormal books, seemingly innocent children's games, whatever, and this time of year is conducive to such feelings and curiosities. What would a Christian who had come out of all this have to say about it? I admit I did have some amount of trepidation when I signed up to review this book. Would this author seek to combine witchcraft and Christianity? That would be tantamount to combining oil and water and having the mixture not s ...more
Carol Fleisher
Mar 31, 2013 Carol Fleisher rated it really liked it
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An eight-year journey through the occult and into freedom
Though Kristine McGuire was raised in a Christian home, at an early age she became fascinated by the occult. At sleepovers she and her friends told fortunes and held séances. As a teenager she was convicted and put all games of mysticism aside. She went to a Christian college and married a Christian man. But despite her decision to follow God, a longing for the occult persisted, leading her to leave her church and husband an
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Lori Twichell
Sep 19, 2013 Lori Twichell rated it it was amazing
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As I’ve shared my thoughts on this book with friends, there is always one common response; shock, surprise, and awe that someone could straddle both worlds in such a manner. How is it possible to justify reading the Bible, attending church, and casting incantations at home in your spare time? Kristine is honest about her journey – she shares the good and the bad. The scary and the amazing. She doesn’t mince words and she doesn’t hide the reality. She knows that during her time as a practicing Wi ...more
Renee
Jan 20, 2016 Renee rated it really liked it
Escaping the Cauldron: Exposing occult influences in everyday life by Kristine McGuire is a book I received to read and review. Many thanks to Glass Road Public Relations for the opportunity to review this book. My review of this book is an honest representation of my experience, thoughts and views.

In this book, Kristine McGuire writes about the occult, her experiences as a Christian Witch, how God delivered her and just how increasingly the occult is can be found in our every days lives. Even
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Keiki Hendrix
Mar 21, 2010 Keiki Hendrix rated it it was amazing
From a good friend of mine comes a new book about the paranormal. Kristine McGuire of Big Fish Ministries writes about her experiences as a Ghost Hunter, Medium and Christian Witch in ‘Escaping the Cauldron: Collection One – Ghosts and the Paranormal.’

Confronting the growing pop culture interest in the paranormal and taking the reader through the many stages of her initial interest and subsequent professional experiences, Kristine McGuire boldly proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ in this first
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Debbie Taylor
Oct 24, 2012 Debbie Taylor rated it it was amazing
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I appreciate Kristine's testimony from the inside out of occult practices. In a very straightforwards, simple manner, Kristine shares her experience both in sliding into the practice of witchcraft, and her realization that the practice is NOT without concern.

Rather than using scare tactics, she shares her insights from God's Spirit working in her life. Sensible, Rational, and an enjoyable read - I recommend this book for anyone who has questions about the spiritual realm.
Sue Cramer
Oct 09, 2012 Sue Cramer rated it it was amazing
Kristine's book is a must read for all Christians. People are hungry for the supernatural and sadly they open themselves up to the enemy more often than they think.
Ghost hunting and occult have become common place and we need to understand what's really going on spiritually.

Andrea
Nov 30, 2014 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Great personal memoir intertwined on solid Christian teaching makes this a great source for anyone who wants to understand the dangers of the occult in our lives.
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Kristine McGuire is an inspirational author and speaker, sharing her testimony and encouraging others in their walk with Christ. A gifted writer, her work has been featured on Positively Feminine, Faithful Devotions, and Praise & Coffee Magazine (Fall 2011).

Kristine 's first book, Escaping the Cauldron: Exposing Occult Influences in Every Day Life, is an informative memoir recounting her journ
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“Like most people, my views about ghosts and haunted places were traditional while growing up. I believed ghosts were human spirits. Not that I talked to many people about the subject or my experiences. I assumed people would think I was weird.” 5 likes
“Freedom found me the day I realized I was not bound to witchcraft. The FATHER was waiting, He was scanning the horizon for the day I would realize I could come home. And He ran to welcome me into His loving arms.” 0 likes
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