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Spiritual (repentance, penitence) and physical (detoxification, abstention) purification is true healing.
Pharmakeia / pharmacy = witchcraft, sorceries, which is a type of magic gives the illusion of healing by temporarily evading a physical affliction. All physical afflictions are judgements for sin, whether from birth (which means iniquity carried over from prior lives) or acquired later in life (which can be sin from the current life or prior lives).
- Revelation 9:21 | Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Esau – Edom never intended to heal (in fact even if he wanted to, he could not) only to harm-pharmacy increases the demonic oppression of a person, and many times over, depending on the type of drug used.
- Psalms 83:2 | For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: 6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
- Ecclesiasticus 12:10 | Never trust thine enemy: for like as iron rusteth, so is his wickedness.
- Job 13:4 | But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
- Ezekiel 25:12 | Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them.
late 14c., farmacie, “a medicine that rids the body of an excess of humors (except blood);” also “treatment with medicine; theory of treatment with medicine,” from Old French farmacie “a purgative” (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Greek pharmakeia “a healing or harmful medicine, a healing or poisonous herb; a drug, poisonous potion; magic (potion), dye, raw material for physical or chemical processing.”
This is from pharmakeus (fem. pharmakis) “a preparer of drugs, a poisoner, a sorcerer” from pharmakon “a drug, a poison, philter, charm, spell, enchantment.” Beekes writes that the original meaning cannot be clearly established, and “The word is clearly Pre-Greek.” The ph- was restored 16c. in French, 17c. in English (see ph).
Buck [“Selected Indo-European Synonyms”] notes that “Words for ‘poison’, apart from an inherited group, are in some cases the same as those for ‘drug’ ….” In addition to the Greek word he has Latin venenum “poison,” earlier “drug, medical potion” (source of Spanish veneno, French venin, English venom), and Old English lybb.
Meaning “the use or administration of drugs” is from c. 1400; the sense of “art or practice of preparing, preserving, and compounding medicines and dispensing them according to prescriptions” is from 1650s; that of “place where drugs are prepared and dispensed” is recorded by 1833.
The transferred sense of “legerdemain, optical illusion, etc.” is from 1811. It displaced Old English wiccecræft (see witch); also drycræft, from dry “magician,” from Irish drui “priest, magician” (see Druid). Natural magic in the Middle Ages was that which did not involve the agency of personal spirits; it was considered more or less legitimate, not sinful, and involved much that would be explained scientifically as the manipulation of natural forces.