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Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in , claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Extraordinary document () on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers. The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer), first published in , is arguably one of the most infamous books ever written, due primarily to.

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Also examined in detail are witches’ alleged powers to transport themselves from place to place, create living things, make beasts talk and the dead reappear; witches’ use of religion to heal the sick, laws observed by witches to cause and cure illness, differences between demoniacs and the bewitched, and other subjects from the realm of the supernatural.

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This probing work, by a distinguished writer and scholar who perceived the devil as an evil force seeking to destroy men’s bodies and souls, was an attempt to help man live piously and devoutly, thus guarding against such seductions and manipulations. Witchcraft and Black Magic. This book is facinating, and something I come back to again and again.


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Under a Bull of Pope Innocent VIII, Kramer and Sprenger exposed the heresy of those who did not believe in witches and set forth the proper order of the world with devils, witches, and the will of God. Views Read Edit View history. Review Text Were witches real in the Middle Ages? A Dictionary of Symbols J. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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Selected pages Title Page. The Werewolf in Lore and Legend. Reproduced from a rare limited edition published in and supplemented with many erudite editorial notes by the Rev. The book is valuable, however, in the sense that it allows compedium to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted.

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This handbook on witchcraft, first published inclaims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft.


Montague Summers, the Compendium Maleficarum includes profoundly serious discussions of witches’ pacts with the devil, finely detailed descriptions of witches’ powers, poisons, and crimes; sleep-inducing spells and methods for removing them, apparitions of demons and specters, diseases caused by demons, ckmpendium other topics.

A collection of writings by the Ambrosian monk Francesco Maria Guazzo, the Compendium comprehensively and penetratingly describes the entire practice malefficarum profession of witchcraft. Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy. Montague Summers has given a very sympathetic translation.

Of Tying the Pvints. Lost Keys of Freemasonry Manly P. Was used as support in the accusation of witches at the time, although we can recognize much of it today as being paranoid superstition by religious authorities. Of the Appeal to God.

How and why women roast their first-born male child; the confession of how to raise a tempest by a washwoman suspended “hardly clear of the ground” by her thumbs; methods of making a formal pact with the Devil; how witches deprive men of their vital member; and many others. Whether this Magic can produce True Effects. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The History of the Devil Paul Carus. The Classic Account of an Ancient Superstition.

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