An experiment of the dead

FIRST fast and praie three daies, and absteine thee from all filthinesse go to one that is new buried, such a one as killed himselfe or destroied himselfe wilfullie or else get thee promise of one that shalbe hanged, and let him sweare an oth to thee, after his bodie is dead, that his spirit shall come to thee, and doo thee true service, at thy commandements, in all dales, houres, and minuts. And let no persons see thy doings, but thy fellow. And about eleven a clocke in the night, go to the...

An experiment of Bealphares

THIS is proved the noblest carrier that ever did serve anie man upon the earth, amp here beginneth the inclosing of the said spirit, amp how to have a true answer of him, without anie craft or harme and he will appeare unto thee in the likenesse of a faire man, or faire woman, the which spirit will come to thee at all times. And if thou wilt command him to tell thee of hidden treasures that be in anie place, he will tell it thee or if thou wilt command him to bring to thee gold or silver, he...

All magicall arts confuted by an argument concerning Nero what Cornelius Agrippa and Carolus Gallus have left written

SURELIE Nero prooved all these magicall arts to be vaine and fabulous lies, and nothing but cousenage and knaverie. He was a notable prince, having gifts of nature enow to have conceived such matters, treasure enough to have emploied in the search thereof, he made no conscience therein, he had singular conferences thereabout he offered, and would have given halfe his kingdome to have learned those things, which he heard might be wrought by magicians he procured all the cunning magicians in the...

This is the waie to go invisible by these three sisters of fairies

In the name of the Father, and of the Sonne, and of the Holie-ghost. First go to a faire parlor or chamber, amp an even ground, and in no loft, and from people nine daies for it is the better and let all thy clothing be cleane and sweete. Then make a candle of virgine waxe, and light it, and make a faire fier of charcoles, in a faire place, in the middle of the parlor or chamber. Then take faire cleane water, that runneth against the east, and set it upon the fier and yer thou washest thy...

The rules and lawes of popish Exorcists and other conjurors all one with a confutation of their whole power how S

THE papists you see, have their certeine generall rules and lawes, as to absteine from sinne, and to fast, as also otherwise to be cleane from all pollusions, amp c and even so likewise have the other conjurors. Some will saie that papists use divine service, and praiers even so doo common conjurors as you see even in the same papisticall forme, no whit swarving from theirs in aith and doctrine, nor yet in ungodlie and unreasonable kinds of petitions. Me thinks it may be a sufficient argument,...