I personally don’t see much conflict between magick practices and Christianity. And, when I say Christianity, I also mean include the other Abrahamic derived religions, Judaism and Islam.
It seems odd that the whole thing about the occult being prohibited in these religions is contradictory when the main prophets of these religions were mages. Moses and his brother Aaron, Elijah and Elisha, Ezekiel, King Solomon, and of course Jesus. Even the prophet Mohammed had magick powers.
John 10:34 | Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Exodus 7:1 - And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
Psalms 82:6-7 - I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Luke 11:31 | The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
Galatians 3:5 | He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Deuteronomy 11:3 | And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;
1 Corinthians 12: 8-10 | 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
Acts 6:8 | And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
1 Corinthians 12:7 - But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
Matthew 7:22 | Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 9:34 | But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
Matthew 12:24 | But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Matthew 12:27 | And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
One could go on and on. Entire books have already been written about this.
Even though I am of the LHP, I still see that my Baptist upbringing as a kid does not conflict with my spiritual beliefs and occult practices. Considering the most of the grimoires were written by Catholic monks. The patron of magickians is St. Cyprian and there is a grimoire dedicated to Pope Honorius!
The magick languages are Hebrew, Greek and Latin. Most of the rituals are based on Hebrew and the Kabbalah. Speaking of Islam, if the Arabs did not preserve key manuscripts, those monks would never have found those grimoires in the first place.
If it is okay for the Pope to do magick, then it is okay for me too. After all, Jesus was a LHP mage that helped people and tried to show them how to ascend. That is why is was killed.
Please feel free to contribute your thoughts and possibly expand this thread.