Demonic Origin of Playing Cards

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Origin of Playing Cards

By Evangelist Rayford Johnson

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Satan is a master at camouflaging witchcraft into all aspects of humanity’s culture.  A prime example is the deck of playing cards, often found in the average household.  The deck of cards was known by the Puritans, our early Christian forefathers, as the “Devil’s picture book.”  The first deck of playing cards was created by sorcerers in 1392 for the insane King Charles of France. They were utilized by witches, psychics and satan worshipers for divinations and to cast spells and curses. They were also used as a form of silent communication.  King Charles of France believed in the magical power of playing cards.

It’s evident that America’s mainstream obsession with magic is on the increase.  This has been successfully accomplished through paranormal television shows and movies.  Disney has been the main catalyst for over 60 years in enabling mainstream America to fall in love with the world of magic.  Most magicians build their shows around card tricks.  The Bible clearly refers to magic as witchcraft, in both the Old and New Testament.

Leviticus 19:31 – Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.

In the above scripture, God directly tells us not to seek after wizards, what is a wizard?


noun  wiz·ard \ˈwi-zərd\

: a person who is skilled in magic or who has magical powers : a sorcerer or magician

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Revelation 21:8

“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

In the above scripture, it states that sorcerers will have their place in the lake of fire, what is a sorcerer?





a person who claims or is believed to have magic powers; a wizard.

synonyms: wizard, witch, magician, warlock, enchanter, enchantress, magus; witch doctor; archaicmage

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This scripture confirms that magic, according to God, is an abomination.  Magic is the power that is conjured up from the satanic kingdom.

Many Christians and non-Christians are totally unaware of the various demonic symbolisms within the deck of playing cards. The symbolic theme of the deck of playing cards is extremely sacrilegious. The intent of its creators was to blatantly disrespect and degrade Jesus Christ.

For example, the King represents Satan, the Prince of Darkness; the Jack represents the lustful libertine, a pimp, adulterer, and fornicator. 10s, represent lawlessness against the 10 commandments.  The Club represented the weapon of choice for murders in the 13 century, since there were no firearms.  The Queen represents Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

In secret among the witchcraft network, she is called the mother of harlots.  The Joker represents Jesus, known to the satanic network as the fool and the off spring of Jack and the Queen.

Is Playing Cards Spiritually Safe?

I’m not going to go so far as to say that if you play with playing cards  that you will instantly become demon-possessed and cursed.  However, I will say that the fact remains that playing cards’ origins are rooted in witchcraft, more specifically, sigil magick, which comes from The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, the mother witchcraft book for many denominations of the occult and satanic religions going back over 2,000 years.

I left a link of a Sigil Magick podcast I produced in the description box.  In a nutshell, sigil magick is the magical/witchcraft practice of spiritually (demonically) charging symbols, pictures, numbers, letters, patterns etc… with one or all of the following: incantations, curses, spells, mind-control, directives and even demons.

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead teaches that in order for the charge to be successfully released, an individual’s subconscious mind (soul) must first be opened. In order to open the subconscious, the individual’s brain frequency (brain waves) must go from their normal brain frequency of approximately 13 hz, which is the beta state, to a subconscious mind frequency of about 8 hz, which is the alpha state.  Sigil magick teaches that a brain wave of 13 hz can be taken down to 8hz  through various vibrations, beats, dancing and patterns in motion just to name a few.

This is where the magic of card shuffling comes in. A highly skilled shuffler, like a hypnotist or magician can take the viewing subject into a trance-like state, which can open the subject up for the demonic charge to be deployed into their subconscious, which can bring demonic curses, torment and subject one to mind control and even demon possession/oppression. 

When playing cards, individuals are focused and concentrating on the cards (whether they realize it or not) they are subconsciously focusing on the sigils on the cards and the pattern flows of the shuffling.   This can involuntarily open one’s soul up for the demonic, through the sigils to release their charge of demonic desires and mind control of:  gambling, alcohol, smoking, adultery, fornication, greed, witchcraft, etc…, which can give root to demonic oppression and possession.  

Like many of us, many individuals have been introduced to card games and card tricks since childhood, parents believing it was harmless fun.  However, satan has used this tactic to gradually condition the masses into a sinful and hedonism lifestyle.  All of a sudden, when many youth reach the age of 21, they have a strong desire to go to a casino and have drinks.  

These desires didn’t come overnight–they have been gradually planted into them and nurtured by the kingdom of darkness since childhood. They have watched these images in movies, television, video games, playing card games, practicing shuffling cards, they have watched older family members exemplify an excitement and happiness about going out to the casino and for drinks.  Like a serpent, satan waits very patiently for his prey, before the opportune time of attack.

Demon Deliverance of a Card Spell Victim

As a deliverance minister, I had a recent encounter with an inmate at the county jail, who was referred to me by a local pastor. The inmate informed me during the counseling session that he believed an Asian man (inmate), who was showing him a card trick, had put a spell on him.  He conveyed to me that as the man was performing the card trick, shuffling the cards around skillfully in various patterns, he felt a paranormal experience of something coming over him and then entering inside of him.  (Note: It is important to know that card tricks can be utilized by practitioners of magic/witchcraft to put the viewer into a trance-like state, through the pattern and motion of the movements.)

Again, this is a form of sigil magick, which takes the viewer from a normal brain wave pattern called the beta state, into a slower brain wave pattern, which opens the subconscious (soul).  This state is known as the alpha state.  Once one’s subconscious is open, it is the belief that a portal to the soul (mind, emotion and will) is created.  At this time the subject can be easily susceptible to divination, spells and curses.

This incarcerated individual had developed large tumor bumps all over his back and an extreme case of insomnia to the point where it was difficult to even get an hour of sleep within a 24-hour period. He had recently been hospitalized and reassigned to a mental health unit.  He told me that he was exhausted in that he was sleeping less than an hour a night and experiencing mental torment in his mind from the demonic spirits.  This large statured African-American man was practically in tears, as he explained to me this daily and nightly torment, which had been going on for months, since the “magical” card trick had been played on him.

As I begin to pray for the man, I called out the chief demon behind the card spell and every demon under his authority that was causing the mental torment and sickness in his body.  As I commanded the demons to manifest in Jesus’ Name, he began to cough profusely, with mucus flowing out of his nose and mouth uncontrollably. He began to cry and move around sporadically.

 After about 10 minutes, he felt the spirits lift off of him.  He conveyed he felt lighter and happy.  He then started feeling his back.  At this time I had no idea that he had these tumors on his back.  He then stated to me with a surprised look and excitement in his voice, “They’re gone, I had these lumps all over my back and they’re gone.”  I checked back with him a couple of times after that prayer session, and he conveyed to me that since Jesus had delivered him, he was able to sleep long and peacefully. 

Hosea 4:6 states that “my people perish for a lack of knowledge” and Ephesians 4:27 tells us not to give place to the devil.  This is why it’s so vital that we develop a strong relationship with God through consistent prayer and the reading of His Word so we can develop a strong discernment, which will safeguard us from the pitfalls of satan as we pursue our wonderful destiny in Christ.

Scripture References:

Deuteronomy 7:26

Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Exodus 8:18

The magicians tried with their secret arts to bring forth gnats, but they could not; so there were gnats on man and beast.

Isaiah 19:3

And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

Leviticus 19:31 – Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.

Acts 19:18-19

Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Leviticus 20:6

‘As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people..





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