I’m afraid your friend’s friend is still involved in witchcraft.
A person who gives up the occult gives up all books, occult items, paraphenalia, etc. as a rule. A person who hasn’t, hasn’t given up. It still has a hold, admitted or not. People who give up for good -know- they have to get rid of it all and away from it all, as far as possible, or just like an alcoholic with alcohol, keeping it in the house – it’s not really over.
The dream is a -very bad sign- it’s the type of thing heavy witchcraft can actually cause. The real thing can do that sort of thing to manipulate people.
The demons associated with it stay. And because witchcraft is directly associated with them, they stick in its regard more than anything else. Because it’s designed for them, by them (whether the form of witchcraft praciced explicitly acknowledges them or NOT)
She is also involved in drugs, and her family being a family of witches very likely is as well and this criminal element + witchcraft is an incredibly dangerous cocktail. In other words, it is dangerous to be around this person and her family because they are dangerous people in their practices who are demonized.
You could get in trouble with the law, or be hurt by them or by the people they associate with. Witchcraft causes harm to all involved, and demonization.
I am going to be blunt. Rape, robbery, you name it, are higher potentialities here than they normally are with a family and person like that. What happens in a case like this? An emergency call even if you’re loosely associated, asking you to come over and help – then a robbery or worse taking advantage of your imprudent and overestimating desire to help.
To overcome witchcraft and drugs – to overcome either alone takes the equivalent of AAA and intense prayer, a total life change. Your friend hasn’t done that total life change. She’s still enslaved to temptations associated with it. That means she’ll do anything for it when the need is strong enough. To anyone. However nice she normally is. When the drug urge is on a person – you know addicts do anything for the fix.
Thus she isn’t a person you associate with for fun or friendship.
She’s someone you would only associate with to help, as a doctor. But you two aren’t spiritual doctors.
You’re not spiritual directors, you’re not priests, you’re not AFAIK heavy duty saints with a backup cadre of good men to help.
You aren’t that qualified to help out in a situation like this. That’s not something to feel guilty about, that’s just where you are. You have a lot longer to go on the journey.
The saints often talk about bad friendships, because they can be harmful to the souls and bodies of those involved. This is a good example.
What you can do for this person is step back, and not associate.
Probably cut off entirely. You could be called in an emergency to help out in bad situation and wind up in one if you don’t do a total cut off.
It’s alright to cut off people, some people don’t understand that it is – but Catholicism does. When you do it -for the right reason-. The right reason is not because you hate the person but because you do it for wisdom’s sake. Like you don’t walk into an Al Quada meeting and start preaching Christ unless you’re a St. Francis of Assisi and ready to be killed. Like a single woman doesn’t walk into a bar late at night alone and expect any divinely good thing to happen whatsoever.
You can be charitable for her – by praying for her, but you don’t have to. What you don’t even have to pray for her? You can – there are dangers involved the demons will be annoyed by it, and it’ll take a ton of prayer to work. You also might emotionally link with her and lead yourself into inappropriate involvement by it that way too, being soft hearted. But you don’t have to, and if you’re not ready you shouldn’t.
The saints say not to pray for hard cases unless you too are of great and holy capacity to do so. Yes that’s scripture and St. John more right there.
And it’s for your sake so you don’t get into it, over your head. Cut out and get out. Withdraw.
I hope this helps. We all have good will for everone. This doesn’t negate that. God knows.
‘If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not say that you should pray.’
1 John 5:16
“For it becomes us as Christians to turn with aversion from all who speak or think against Christ, as the adversaries of God and the destroyers of souls, and “not even to wish them Godspeed, lest at any time we become partakers of their evil deeds,” as the blessed John enjoins.” (2 John 10)
St. Alexander of Alexandria
‘Saint John did not absolutely forbid that prayer should be made for those who “sin unto death,” since he knew that Moses, Jeremiah, and Stephen had so prayed, and he himself implies that forgiveness is not to be denied them. Such intercessors, then, must be sought for after very grievous sins, for if any ordinary persons pray they are not heard. . . Stephen prayed for his persecutors, who had not been able even to listen to the Name of Christ, when he said of those very men by whom he was being stoned: “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge”? And we see the result of this prayer in the case of the Apostle, for Paul, who kept the garments of those who were stoning Stephen, not long after became an apostle by the grace of God, having before been a persecutor.’
St. Ambrose of Milan, ‘On Repentance’
I also believe hmm, St. Michael’s Call is the name of a website that has some info on stuff like this. You would likely get the same advice there.