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Simone Peer never saw anything wrong with being a white witch. In her mind, it was the 'good side' of the occult.
"I was a 'white witch', and this was 'white witchcraft' that was divine and heavenly," Simone says.
Simone grew up learning about the occult from her mom, who consulted psychics and spirits. She recalls, "Horoscopes, numerology, the Ouija Board, seeing ghosts, psychic phenomenon, was normal."
However, what would drive her deep into that world, was the physical and verbal abuse she suffered by a close family member and being molested by a neighbor when she was five years old. She never told anyone.
Simone shares, "I think I also took it on as 'I just must be completely unlovable and worthless.'"
Those feelings would lead a teenage girl into a life of promiscuity and drug and alcohol use. Even thoughts of suicide would torment Simone throughout high school and into college. While on college break, she met a woman who taught her how to read tarot cards. For Simone, it was the beginning of finding answers and truth.
"My attention would be drawn into different details of the card that would sort of open a door on that invisible side that would tell me those secrets," she says.
Simone immersed herself in new age philosophy and practices. At age 20, she became a self-proclaimed white witch. She was convinced the things she practiced were "good" for people, and especially, herself.
She would spend the next 30 years seeking enlightenment and attaining the highest level of 'white witchcraft'—the high priestess. Through Santeria and other forms of spirituality and the occult Simone participated in animal sacrifices.
In 2017, desperately seeking truth and peace, Simone stumbled across a video of famed, heavy metal musician Alice Cooper. He was talking about how the one, true, Jesus Christ freed him from alcoholism and gave him a new life.
Simone shares, "I realized that I was an ambassador for Satan. I didn't even know what it meant to have Jesus. I didn't understand it at all, I just knew that my heart cracked open, I knew that He was there and I knew I was a 'Yes.' When I went through that salvation prayer and there were points of repentance, what really stood out to me was the thinking that I was God, the thinking that my spells were not manipulations of other people and other things. And I just said it out loud and raised my hand to God and I pleaded and repented and prayed over myself."
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