Hell Really Exists

Hell Really Exists

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The history of the idea of Satan and Satanism

The idea of Satan was litde developed m early Judaism, although it has been pointed out that the Old Testament did contain references that might be taken to refer to evil mystical beings. Suffering and misery was attributed merely to the inscrutability of God's will. Then the Hebrew term sataiias originally meant adversary or opponent and referred not to a being, but to the act or function of opposing. In afflicting human beings, a satan's role as a servant of God was to test the strength and sincerity of the commitment of human beings to God. However, during the persecution of the Jews and particularly dunng their Exodus into Persia, Judaic thought, under the influence of Zoroastnamsm, began to express a sense of dualism, of forces of good and evil in opposition. On their return, the misery of their, situation developed an apocalyptic notion of the world's being dominated by independent forces of evil which could not be changed but would one day be destroyed by God. The animal...

Modern Ideas Of Satanism

Two strands can be idendfied in twentieth-century Chnsnan concepts of Satan and satamsm, neither of which is of recent ongin. The first, which denves from the earlier ideas that have just been outlined, is a belief in a secret organisation dedicated to the worship of its head and master, Satan and to working for the overthrow of the Christian Church and Christian civilization. Its rituals of worship are believed to be characterized by all that is most evil and depraved they include human sacrifice, cannibalism and depraved sexual orgies where all the rules of incest and social custom are ignored. Versions of this belief are held by many twentieth-century Christians all over the world, more particularly m the Protestant denominations, and most of all in the fundamentalist and charismatic sects. Some people who do not see themselves as Christian at all may also hold variants of this belief. Many of these ideas are paralleled in the second source of satanic images, various folk beliefs...

Satanism And The Occult

The figure of Satan m romantic literature, particularly in the nineteenth century, has been used to represent the rebellion of the individual against the powerful, whether these are secular monarchs. Church leaders or the impersonal bureaucrats of the state. His fall from Heaven was portrayed as the result of his daring to opppose the all-powerful, rather than m the more orthodox manner as the triumph of good over evil, and he became, by this strange twist, a symbol of human liberty (Russell, 1991). Self-styled satamsts perceive themselves as aligned with this idealistic Satan, as iconoclasts and rebels, fighting to free individuals from the respression imposed by a Christian society. There are two main tenets to their opposition first, they claim that Christianity denies and suppresses the physical nature of human beings, stigmatizing the body and its pleasures as evil. They therefore take the opposite view. Secondly they deny the Christian moral evaluation of self-seeking as wrong,...

Satanist and pseudosatanist groups

There are only two long-standing, well-established groups of satamsts and each is largely the creation of one man. The Church of Satan and the Temple of Set were founded 30 and 20 years ago respectively. The founder of the Church of Satan died only m October 1997 and the founder of the Temple of Set is still its leader. Both men have been public figures in California, although they should probably be described as notorious rather than famous for their activities, since their publicity has been, probably intentionally in the case of the Church of Satan, the cause of public scandal. These founders have published a good deal of material from which the observer can learn about the two organizations' ideas and rituals, but there have been no recent estimates of their membership, whether by themselves or observers. Their active membership, however, is probably a good deal smaller than the numbers who buy their magazines or show a short-term interest. Both organizations have an international...

Eurycles the possessing prophetic demon Eleatic visitor [Those who forbid us to call

Eurycles was the name proverbially given to those who prophesied to their own misfortune. For Eurycles was believed to have a demon in his stomach, which inspired him to speak about the future. Hence he was also called a ventriloquist engastrimuthos . He met a bad end when one day he made someone a prediction they did not like. A kind of prophet is called a Eurycles after him. Earlier iv B.C. (Plato Hellenistic-Byzantine (scholium)

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Hellenistic-Byzantine Scholiast Lh This Eurycles was called a ventriloquist engastrimuthos , since he prophesied to the Athenians through the demon he had inside him. Aristophanes' analogy for the process by which he came to put his own name to his comedies after writing them for others speaks for itself. There is no need to suppose that the Eurycles in question, famous to Aristophanes and his audience, was contemporary he may well have belonged to myth. Both Aristophanes and Plato (33) make it clear that the original Eurycles was a possessing demon, not a host. The confusion in Scholiast Lh here, in the Platonic scholiasts, and in the Suda (34) may derive from the fact that the name, alongside Eurycleid, did in time come to be applied generally to the hosts of this variety of demon (35).

Demonic Jewelry Created By The Illuminati

This jewelry was created years ago for the sole purpose of worship of the devil. As this jewelry is sent out, as with rock albums, demons also are sent out. Each symbol represents a specific spell. Below are the symbols and their occult meanings. Hexagram Called the Star of David now known as the Crest of Solomon for 3000 years. Conjures up demons the most evil sign in witch-craft. Means to Hex put a spell on someone. Pentagram One point up means Lucifer the symbol of all witchcraft. Two points up means Satan, the horned hunter of the night. Called the Eastern Star of Goat-head, it is the symbol of the Blue Masonic Lodge.

The Hierarchies and Functions of Demons

Collin Plancy

Demons have been catalogued, ranked and classified of Solomon appeared, describing Solomon's magic ring for commanding the djinn and listing the names and functions of various Hebrew, Greek, Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian and perhaps Persian demons. Christian demo-nologists of the 16th and 17th centuries catalogued demons into hierarchies of hell and ascribed to them attributes and duties, including ambassadorships to various nations. JoHANN weyer, who devised the most complex hierarchy, estimated that there were 7,405,926 demons serving under 72 princes. The grimoires of ceremonial magic also give their own hierarchies. Some of the major demons important to witchcraft cases are Asmodeus. The demon of lechery, jealousy, anger and revenge. His chief objectives are to prevent intercourse between husband and wife, wreck new marriages and force husbands to commit adultery. He is also one of the chief demons involved in possession. Throughout history, he has been regarded as one of the...

The Servants Of Satan

While Christian theology portrayed the Devil as interested in drawing souls away from God and, ultimately m imposing his rule on the world, there were other images of evil that were incorporated into Christian demonology. As well as being the source of evil in the world, Satan and his demons were believed to have human allies and servants. According to Cohn (1970) it is this that distinguishes Christian beliefs m evil from those of other religions. The elaboration of this idea into the notion of the Witches Sabbath that let- loose the witchcraze in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries took time. It took up even older ideas and blended them into a single terrifying image (Cohn, 1975). Later versions of it remained a part of Western culture after the authorities had stopped the witch-hunts. One of the ways m which devils, or the Devil, were believed to associate with human beings was m lending them extra-human powers to perform acts that were beyond the range of human beings. These...

Other Satanist Groups

The Black Flame is bought by many satamsts outside the Church of Satan and knits small groups and individuals into a loose network of satamsts. There are said to be differences of oudook and practice among these groups, but most of those referred to in the literature follow the general line established by LaVey. The differences emphasised by the Temple of Set that allegedly set them off from all other groups are organizational and theoretical their practice of magic appears to be similar to those of other satamsts.

Sex between Humans and Demons

Demons have sexual appetites for intercourse with humans. In The Zohar (Book of Splendor), the principal work of the Kabbalah, any pollution of semen results in the birth of demons, including intercourse with the night-terror demons such as LILITH. Demons in the shape of human males (incubi) prey on women, while demons in female shapes (succubi) prey on men. In Christianity, the possibility of intercourse with demons was denied prior to the 12th century. But as the Inquisition gained force, intercourse with demons was a focus of interest by the 14th century. In particular, witches and other heretics enemies of the Church were said not only to have sex with demons but also to copulate wildly and frequently with them, especially at sABBATs, and to worship them in their rites. In many cases, the distinction between the Devil himself and demons was blurry. Inquisitors wrote a great deal on demonic sex. Sex with demons was portrayed as unpleasant and painful. Sometimes demons appeared to...

Satanism and Satanic Mythology

Satanism, also referred to as devil-worship, describes both a set of ideas about evil th t are part of the theology of already established religious systems, particularly Christianity, and also some reactions against them. The concept of Satan, that is, of a force representing evil that may sometimes be represented as a personified being, is not unique to Chnsa-amty, being found m both the other religions that originated in the Middle East Judaism and Islam. However, the idea has been most powerful within Christianity and, after falling into abeyance in the early years of the twentieth century, has come into prominence again as the end of the second millennium approaches. Religious developments in the second half of the century have also included the formation of groups of people calling themselves satamsts. While they cannot be understood apart from the Christian culture that provided the context for their foundation, they must be distinguished from the devil-worshippers that some...

Thar be demons here

Vction video games are addictive because they appease cravings for the conquest that the male principle of our soul revels in. When we question the nature of that world, we recognize that it contains the potential of the greatest conquest a man could claim. That is the conquest over those things that are just plain wrong. Although you have the mandate of determining your own ethics, thou art god As such, your seemingly personal ethics are a very clear manifestation of the Creator's will. Those things that oppose that will are often called the outsiders. They might better be called demons. Call them demons, outsiders, negative energy, or crimes against humanity these are the things that we simply do not want in our world. Even when the demons seem fairly small, greater demons continue their onslaught based on the toils of the lesser demons. In the grand scope of things, the conquest over your monthly bills may seem like a battle against fairly small demons. But without the ability to...

The Church Of Satan

The Church of Satan was founded m California in 1966 by Anton Szandor LaVey, a colourful figure of considerable personal magnetism, with a varied and unusual life already behind him. He had earned his living from music as a teenager, then worked in a circus as a lion tamer, calliope player, fortuneteller and hypnotist, was once employed as photographer m a police crime-laboratory and in an insurance company, and had been an organist and a clinical hypnotist. He was widely read in magic and the occult, on which he gave public lectures. His published rituals are in a variety of languages including Hnochian. This is a magical language attributed to the magician John Dee, translated by the Order of the Golden Dawn and believed to be older than Sanskrit and possibly to denve from Ancient Egypt. LaVey's taste m music, at least as far as his choice of music for ritual is i concerned, seems to be very different from the heavy-metal rock music associated in the popular imagination with...

Hellebore

In ancient times, hellebore was used in many rituals of exorcism. Dried and burned, it was believed to drive out demons from possessed human beings and animals alike, and banish malevolent ghosts from the dwellings and other places in which they took delight haunting. It is said that sorcerers in the Middle Ages would scatter powdered hellebore on the ground before them as they walked in order to attain invisibility. Many sorcerers and Witches also used the plant to induce astral projections.

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Which they seemed upon, they would roar exceedingly. But the Magistrates being awakened by the Noise of these Grievous and Horrid Occurrences, examin'd the Person who was under the suspicion of having employ'd these Troublesome Demons, and she gave such a Wretched Account of herself that she was committed unto the Gaoler's Custody. Goodwin had no proof that could have done her any hurt but the hag had not power to deny her interest in the enchantment of the children and when she was asked, Whether she believed there was a God her answer was too blasphemous and horrible for any pen of mine to mention. Upon the commitment of this extraordinary woman all the

The Kyteler Case And Its Surroundings Of Sorcery And Heresymichael Scotthe Fourth Earl Of Desmondjames I And The Irish

Christ was a mere man and a sinner, and was justly crucified for His own sins others after having done homage and offered sacrifice to demons, thought otherwise of the sacrament of the Body of Christ than the Catholic Church teaches, saying that the same venerable sacrament is by no means to be worshipped and also asserting that they are not bound to obey or believe the decrees, decretals, and apostolic mandates in the meantime, consulting demons according to the rites of those sects among the Gentiles and Pagans, they despise the sacraments of the Catholic Church, and draw the faithful of Christ after them by their superstitions. As no Inquisitors of heresy have been appointed in Ireland, he begs the King to give prompt assistance to the Bishop and other Prelates in their efforts to punish the aforesaid heretics. 1 If the above refer to the Kyteler case it came rather late in the day but it is quite possible, in view of the closing words of the anonymous narrator, that it has...

Some Remarks On Witchcraft In Ireland

Emissary of Satan and the contrary it was kept up with unabated vigour. Infallibility was transferred from the Church to the Bible the Roman Catholic persecuted the witch because Supreme Pontiffs had stigmatised her as a heretic and an associate of Satan, while the Protestant acted similarly because Holy Writ contained the grim command Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Thus persecution flourished equally in Protestant and Roman Catholic kingdoms. But in Ireland the conditions were different. We find there a Roman Catholic majority, not racially predisposed towards such a belief, debarred by their religious and political opinions from taking their full share in public affairs, and opposed in every way to the Protestant minority. The consequent turmoil and clash of war gave no opportunity for the witchcraft idea to come to maturity and cast its seeds broadcast it was trampled into the earth by the feet of the combatants, and, though the minority believed firmly in witchcraft and...

Kilkenny

They offered in sacrifice to demons living animals, which they dismembered, and then distributed at cross-roads to a certain evil spirit of low rank, named the Son of Art. 3. They sought by their sorcery advice and responses from demons. 5. In order to arouse feelings of love or hatred, or to inflict death or disease on the bodies of the faithful, they made use of powders, unguents, ointments, and candles of fat, which were compounded as follows. They took the entrails of cocks sacrificed to demons, certain horrible worms, various unspecified herbs, dead men's nails, the hair, brains, and shreds of the cerements of boys who were buried unbaptized, with other abominations, all of which they cooked, with various incantations, over a fire of oak-logs in a vessel made out of the skull of a decapitated thief. 7. The said dame had a certain demon, an incubus, named Son of Art, or Robin son of Art, who had carnal knowledge of her, and from whom she admitted that she had received all her...

Precedents Magic And Religion In The Ancient And Medieval Worlds

The figure of the witch, defined not only as someone who performed secretive and harmful sorcery, but also as someone who worked this sorcery through the agency of demons and who, forsaking the true faith, worshiped demons and the devil, only developed toward the end of the Middle Ages, appearing for the first time in the early 15th century. Although such a conception of witchcraft was only possible in a Christian society, still, in the most general terms, the two essential elements of witchcraft as conceived during the period of the witch-hunts that it involved the performance of maleficent sorcery that caused real harm in the world, and that it also entailed serious violations of religious beliefs and practices can be seen in the very earliest conceptions of magic to appear in ancient Western civilizations. Like witchcraft itself, magic is a difficult concept to define precisely, and distinctions between magical and religious rituals are notoriously difficult to draw. Yet almost all...

Chapter A Garden of Dreams

Since the dawn of mankind, herbs have played a significant role in the practice of dream magick, most commonly being used for inducing dreams of a prophetic nature and giving protection to those who sleep and dream. Herbs have been utilized as charms to prevent nightmares and ward off demons that prey upon sleeping mortals, stuffed into dream pillows and brewed into magickal teas and potions to bring restful sleep, and made into magickal incense and burned prior to bedtime.

The Exorcism Against The Possessing Spirit

The wicked God The wicked Demon The Demon of the Desert The Demon of the Mountain The Demon of the Sea The Demon of the Marsh The wicked Genius The Enormous Larvae The wicked Winds The Demon that seizeth the body The Demon that rendeth the body SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER The Demon that seizeth man The Demon that seizeth man The GIGIM who worketh Evil The Spawn of the wicked Demon SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER NINNKIGAL, Spouse of NINNAZU May she cause him to turn his face toward the Place where she is May the wicked Demons depart May they seize one another May they feed on one another's bones SPIRIT OF THE SKY, REMEMBER SPIRIT OF THE EARTH, REMEMBER

HeibaC Spells to Ward Off EviC Spirits

According to occult belief, performing any of the following simple spells with a strong conviction will work to keep all evil spirits and demons at bay Another old method used by European Witches and Christians alike to ward off evil spirits called for St. John's wort to be gathered on St. John's Day (June 24th). The herb would then be hung above the doors and windows of houses and barns to prevent evil spirits from gaining entry. When worn or carried in a mojo bag, St. John's wort was believed to guard against the most evil of spirits, as well as all demonic entities.

Secrets Of The Magic Mirror

The experiment will be performed within a dark room. A lit candle must be placed next to the container. It is convenient to smoke the room with frankincense and to conjure the evil entities with the Conjuration of the Four, as noted in the section entitled Cases of Psychic Obsession. The sign of the Pentagram must be placed inside the room on the floor, at the door's entrance, as shown in figure number 1, in order to frighten away the infernal demons.

Confirms girls accusations

The women had helped the devil bully her into these acts. Tituba went so far as to say the women had come to her as specters (spirits or demons) and forced her to try to kill one of the main accusers, Ann Putnam, Jr. (see biography and primary source entries), with a knife. A few days earlier Putnam had spent hours in convulsions, screaming that someone was trying to cut her head off with a knife. Though nobody had been able to see this force, Tituba's words were confirming Putnam's experience. This statement sent the girls into violent fits, and when Tituba was questioned about who was afflicting them she accused Good. Confirming her accusation, the girls fell into even wilder convulsions. Then Tituba claimed to have been struck blind, a common sign of a witch renouncing (rejecting) her calling.

And the Ritual of the Walking must follow the formulae herein described

Seventh, thou must needs arrive back at the centre of the Gate, before thine altar, at which time thou must fall to the ground, looking neither to the right no to the left at what may be moving there, for these Operations attract many kinds of wandering demon and ghost to the Gates, but in the air above the altar whereupon thou wilt presently see the Gate opening for thee and the Spirit-Messenger of the Sphere greeting thee in a clear voice, and giving thee a Name, which thou must remember, for that is the Name of thy Passing the Gate, which thou must use each time thou passeth thereby. The same Spirit-messenger will meet thee and, if thou know not thy Name, he will forbid thee entrance and thou wilt fall to the Earth immediately. Thou mayest not call upon NANNA till thou hast passed the Gate of NANNA. Thou mayest not call NEBO until his Gate hast thou passed. Similarly for the rest of the Gates. When thou hast ascended to the limit of the Ladder of Lights, thou wilt have knowledge...

Conjuration Of The Four

Iit is necessary to seat the possessed one on a chair and to draw a circle around him on the floor with a piece of charcoal. Also, the Tetragrammaton, which is a sign in front of which all the columns of demons flee terrorized, must be drawn on the floor with charcoal at the threshold of the room (inside the room at its entrance).

Questions to Consider

Familiars Evil spirits or demons, which often take the form of an animal, given by the devil to his followers to attend, serve, and satisfy them. incubus A male companion, an evil spirit or demon, given to witches for their sexual satisfaction. See familiars. millenarianism (millennium, apocalyptics) The belief that after long trials and tribulations, a period of 1,000 years of peace (when the devil will be chained in hell) will be enjoyed by all Christians. Many variations on the theme of the millennium existed during the period between the beginnings of the Christian era and 1700. succubus A female companion, an evil spirit or demon, given by the devil to one of his male followers for sexual pleasure. See familiars.

Aftermath of the Salem Trials

After the prisoners awaiting trial on charges of practicing witchcraft were granted amnesty (pardoned) in 1693, the accusers and judges showed hardly any remorse for executing twenty people and causing others to languish in jails. Instead they placed the blame on the trickery of Satan, thus freeing themselves from any sense of guilt. Jurors and townspeople also managed to maintain a clear conscience by claiming that, after all, many victims had confessed to their crimes and that the Salem, Massachusetts, community had been tricked by the devil. Yet families who had lost loved ones and property during the trials were expected to go on with their lives as if nothing had happened. Their attempts to regain social standing and receive financial compensation through formal legal channels took several years.

Judges and accusers show minimal guilt

As early as 1693 Phipps wrote a letter to the British government, quoted by Frances Hill in A Delusion of Satan, claiming that Stoughton Hath from the beginning hurried on these matters with great precipitancy haste and by his warrant hath caused the estates, goods, and chattels movable property of the executed to be seized and disposed of without my knowledge or consent. Plagued by poor harvests and mild disasters since the onset of the trials, Puritan leaders had begun to worry that God might be punishing them. Consequently some officials made earnest attempts to address the issue. The Massachusetts legislature declared January 14, 1697 a Day of Fasting to commemorate the victims of the trials. On this day, twelve trial jurors signed a petition admitting that they had convicted and condemned people to death on the basis of insufficient evidence. The document stated We do therefore hereby signify to all in general (and to the surviving sufferers in especial) ....

The Processchurch Of The Final Judgement

While this group has long been dissolved, it was responsible for generating a good deal of the publicity accruing to the satamsts during its existence. It was also rather different from both the other groups, in that its members lived together as one or more communes, whereas other satanist groups have been more conventional in undertaking only part-time activities. Moreover, it is difficult to decide whether it was a truly satanist organization, given that Satan was only one member of its pantheon. Nevertheless, it caused much alarm in its heyday when it was accused of forced sex and murder. Rumours that it has been revived are still accompanied by expressions of apprehension. In the early 1960s, two members of the Church of Scientology, Robert and Mary Anne de Gnmston Moore, who had been working as therapists left to set up -m business for themselves to develop the techniques used by the Scientologists even further. They called their approach 'Compulsions Analysis' and claimed that...

Englightenment replaces superstition

Indeed, in 1800 a Protestant minister in Fayette, Maine, wrote in his diary, as recounted in historian John Putnam Demos's book Entertaining Satan, that there was Witchcraft in plenty. A man had been troubled six months and it was thought he must die. He is emaciated dangerously thin and often horribly distressed. A Mr. Billings, a Baptist teacher, soon to be ordained, has lost his milk for some time. Numerous similar accounts showed the endurance of ancient superstitions. At the same time, however, people struggled to reconcile their old fears with the new rationalism. In 1799 a farmer from Long Island, New York, also quoted in Entertaining Satan, expressed his reluctance to believe in witchcraft

Contemporary Witchcraft

Most satanic groups consider Halloween a special night as reflected in the view that Halloween became the only day of the year in which it was believed that the devil could be invoked for help in finding out about future marriages, health, deaths, crops, and what was to happen in the near year. Satanism and witchcraft share many commonalities. Divergent emphases and differences in ritual cannot obscure the commonalities in source of power, psychic development, anti-Christian worldview, use of spirits, use of evil, etc. There is genuine power in the occult (Isa 47 9), but it's demonic power (Mt 24 24 Acts 8 7 13 6-11 16 16-19 19 18-20 2 Cor 4 4 Eph 6 7-11, 22 2 Tim 3 8). Any serious study of Biblical demonology will reveal Satan as the power behind false religion, witchcraft, idolatry and the occult (Deut 32 16,17 Ps 106 35-40 Acts 16 16-19 1 Cor 10 19-21 2 Thess 2 9, 10 1 Tim 4 1f).

Town officials step in

Martha never remarried after Richard's death. One by one the daughters married and started their own homes. As Martha's mental health slowly deteriorated, Rachel took over management of the estate with the full permission of her mother. Nevertheless, this arrangement was overlooked by local magistrates (legal officials) who felt a need to take matters into their own hands. In 1666 they decided to hold a court session to discuss what should be done about the widow Haffield's declining mental health and, more precisely, who should be in charge of her money. The officials granted partial power of attorney (right to handle financial and legal affairs) to Thomas White, husband of Rachel's half-sister Ruth, with the agreement that he would use part of the money from the estate to pay for the care of Martha. Initially he was given only the power to collect rents from properties owned by the Haffields. Several months later, however, White was given sole authority over Martha's affairs....

Salem Town and Salem Village

I believe there never was a poor plantation more pursued . . . than our New England. First, the Indian Powwows . . . then seducing spirits . . . after this a continual blast upon some of our principal grains . . . . Herewithal, wasting sickness. . . . Next, so many adversaries of our own language . . . desolating fires also . . . and losses by sea. . . . Besides all which, the devils are come upon us with such wrath as is justly . . . the astonishment of the world. (From John Putnam Demos, Entertaining Satan, p. 313.)

From The Wonders of the Invisible World

The New-Englanders are a people of God settled in those, which were once the Devil's territories and it may easily be supposed that the Devil was exceedingly disturbed, when he perceived such a people here accomplishing the promise of old made unto our blessed Jesus, That He should have the utmost parts of the earth for his possession. There was not a greater uproar among Ephesians, when the Gospel was first brought among them, than there was among the powers of the air (after whom those Ephesians walked) when first the silver trumpets of the Gospel here made the joyful sound. The Devil thus irritated immediately tried all sorts of methods to overturn this poor plantation and so much of the church, as was fled into this wilderness, immediately found the serpent cast out of his mouth a flood for the carrying of it away. I believe that never were more satan-ical devices used for the unsettling of any people under the sun, than what have been employed for the extirpation of the vine...

Proctor bravely faces death

Nearly two decades later the Proctor family did receive payment for the losses they incurred during the trials. In 1710 Salem villager Isaac Easty appealed to the court for compensation for the loss of his wife Mary, who was executed. As stated in A Delusion of Satan, acknowledging that nothing could make up for his sorrow and trouble of heart in being deprived of her in such a manner, he delared that the courts should render justice to him and the families of other victims. Easty's action prompted relatives of executed witches Elizabeth Howe, Sarah Wildes, Mary Bradbury, George Burroughs, Giles and Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse to submit similar pleas. The courts granted a sum of 578 pounds (British money) to be split among the families of victims according to their financial status prior to the trials. According to A Delusion of Satan, the Proctors received 150 pounds, a major portion of the final settlement. In contrast, the family of Elizabeth Howe was awarded only 12 pounds....

The Witch Cult In Britain

This is a matter which of late years has exercised the ingenuity of a number of writers. These may be roughly divided into three schools. Firstly, those who take the severely rationalist view that witchcraft was a kind of mass hysteria, arising from psychological causes. Secondly, those who maintain that witchcraft is real, and that it is the worship and service of Satan, in whom its devotees appear to be great believers. This is the attitude taken by that very prolific writer, the late Montague Summers, and his many imitators. Thirdly, that school, headed by anthropologists like Dr. Margaret Murray, which has tried to look at the subject without either superstitious terrors and theological argument on the one hand, or materialistic incredulity on the other. This school of thought maintains that witchcraft is simply the remains of the old pagan religion of Western Europe, dating back to the Stone Age, and that the reason for the Church's persecution of it was that it was a dangerous...

The first three Salem witches

On this fateful day, Tituba readily confessed to the crime of witchcraft and proclaimed the guilt of Good and Osborne as well. Perhaps she thought she stood a better chance of being released if she admitted to a relationship with Satan and accused the other women of evil acts. Indeed, the girls went through the typical stages of hysteria, starting with a preliminary phase of anxious self-reflection or worrying about their sins. At this point they realized that they were endangering their own spiritual condition and possibly angering God. This led to the onset phase, which is characterized by fainting, wailing, and broken speech. These symptoms intensified when people became alarmed at the strange behavior of the girls, who then began to have visions of witches. Next was the acute phase, during which the girls experienced intense physical sensations. For instance, they felt like they were burning or being pinched by demons. They also thought they...

Buys future husbands freedom

Although it was common knowledge in Ipswich that Rachel had her mother's permission to handle the family money, there was never any formal written agreement. When the court granted power to White it robbed Rachel of any legal standing and made her look like a criminal for using the funds to free her future husband. In the court trial over the twenty-one pounds the jury decided in favor of White. This decision was reversed just a few months later, so Cross set up an elaborate scheme in hopes of reaping further profit from the case. He urged his former servant to marry Rachel and gain full access to her family's estate. He then told Rachel lies about Clinton's wealth in hopes of speeding up the wedding. According to Entertaining Satan Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England court records indicate Rachel felt used and cheated Cross told me a thousand lies more to delude me, so as to be married to him Clinton and to cause me to put money into his hands. Further, this deponent...

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Now be it observed, that every leading point which forms the plot or centre of the Vangel, such as that Diana is Queen of the Witches. an associate of Herodias (Aradia) in her relations to sorcery that she bore a child to her brother the Sun (here Lucifer ) that as a moon-goddess she is in some relation to Cain, who dwells as prisoner in the moon, and that the witches of old were people oppressed by feudal lands, the former revenging themselves in every way, and holding orgies to Diana which the Church represented as being the worship of Satan-all of this, I repeat, had been told or written out for me in fragments by Maddalena (not to speak of other authorities), even as it had been chronicled by Horst or Michelet therefore all this is in the present document of minor importance. All of this I expected, but what I did not expect, and what was new to me, was that portion which is given as prose-poetry and which I have rendered in metre or verse. This being traditional, and taken down...

Calef and the Mathers

Fearing that this young woman could cause another outbreak of witchhunt hysteria, Calef felt the Mathers were encouraging her craving for male attention because they too were enjoying the experience. Calef kept the notes and letters he had written during this period, planning to publish them in a book as a preventive measure in stopping future false accusations. Ironically, just before Rule was cured she had one last episode, during which she named the demon who was afflicting her. Reportedly she named her haunter as none other than Cotton Mather himself.

The Presentation Of Sources And The Commentaries

The translated source follows at once, without further introductory material, for the sake of immediacy. Care has been taken in the case of the documentary sources to base the translation on the best available published editions, since the difficulties of decipherment and interpretation can lead to significant variations between them. The editions used for the literary sources are usually listed in alphabetical order of ancient author or of corpus in the list of texts in the bibliography occasionally, for some more obscure sources, direct reference is made in the heading (using the format of author and date) to items of scholarship listed in the works cited section of the bibliography. The translations printed here are all my own, but I do not disguise the fact that some previously published translations, particularly those offered by the editors of the more difficult and obscure documentary sources, have been of influence. I do not confront the reader with the niceties of textual...

Reverend Green starts healing process

When Samuel Parris was forced to resign as the minister of Salem Village church and leave town in 1697 (see biography entry and box on p. 71), he was replaced by Joseph Green. More sophisticated and accepting than his predecessor, Green immediately tried to heal the community. He preached forgiveness in his sermons and even changed the seating arrangement in the church, forcing former enemies to acknowledge one another. He also brought justice to victims who had been ignored by the courts. In 1703 Green formally reversed Martha Corey's excommunication (forced removal) from the church (see Chapter 4), thereby restoring her reputation and assuring the relatives of other executed people that their loved ones would not be damned to hell (according to the Christian concept of eternal punishment for sins after death). In 1712 he revoked the excommunications of Rebecca Nurse and Giles Corey (see Chapter 4). Although Green's efforts helped the community eventually recover from the devastation...

The exposition of Iidoni and where it is found whereby the whole art of conjuration is deciphered

THIS word Iidoni is derived of Iada, which properlie signifieth to knowe it is sometimes translated, Divinus, which is a divinor or soothsaier, as in Deut. 18. Levit. 20 sometimes Ariolus, which is one that also taketh upon him to foretell things to come, and is found Levit. 19, 2 Kings. 23. Esai. 19. To be short, the opinion of them that are most skilfull in the toongs, is, that it comprehendeth all them, which take upon them to knowe all things past and to come, and to give answers accordinglie. It alwaies followeth the word Ob, and in the scriptures is not named severallie from it, and differeth little from the same in sense, and doo both concerne oracles uttered by spirits, possessed peoplle, or couseners. What will not couseners or witches take upon them to doo Wherein will they professe ignorance Aske them anie question, they will undertake to resolve you, even of that which none but God knoweth. And to bring their purposes the better to passe, as also to winne further credit...

See possession Further reading

Fairies are the souls of the pagan dead. Being unbap-tized, the shades, or souls, are caught in a netherworld and are not bad enough to descend into hell nor good enough to rise into heaven. 2. Fairies are fallen angels. When God cast Lucifer from heaven, the angels who were loyal to Lucifer plunged down toward hell with him. But God raised his hand and stopped them in midflight, condemning them to remain where they were. Some were in the air, some in the earth and some in the seas and rivers. This belief is widespread in the lore of Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia.

Then being appeared saie these words following

Also I conjure thee spirit N. by the O and by all the characters in the firmament, that thou doo shew unto me a true vision in this christall stone, where such N. and in what state he is, and how long he hath beene there, and what time he will be in such a place, what daie and houre and this and all other things to declare plainelie, in paine of hell fier Fiat, Amen.

A licence for the spirit to depart

In throno, that thou depart from this place, without hurt or damage of anie bodie, or of anie deed to be doone that all creatures may knowe, that our Lord is of all power, most mightiest, and that there is none other God but he, which is three, and one, living for ever and ever. And the malediction of God the father omnipotent, the sonne and the holie ghost, descend upon thee, and dwell alwales with thee, except thou doo depart without damage of us, or of any creature, or anie other evill deed to be doone & thou to go to the place predestinated. And by our Lord Jesus Christ I doo else send thee to the great pit of hell, except (I saie) that thou depart to the place, whereas thy Lord God hath appointed thee. And see thou be readie to me and to my call, at all times and places, at mine owne will and pleasure, daie or night, without damage or hurt of me, or of anie creature upon palne of everlasting damnation Fiat, fiat, fiat Amen, Amen. f The peace of Jesus Christ bee betweene us and...

Samhain The Festival Of Wisdom

Fears of the unknown and evil have become focused around this festival our ancestors projected their anxieties on to bad witches and malevolent faeries who might be kept away by a Jack o' Lantern, a candle in a pumpkin or turnip. The name derives from a legendary Jack who escaped from Hell and

The Myth Of The Goddess

This myth upon which its members base their actions is the central idea of the cult. Perhaps it was coined to explain ideas and rituals already conceived, and to explain why the wiser, older and more powerful god should give his power over magic to the goddess. It is very easy to say this is only the story of Istar descending into hell, but the point of the story is different. Possibly during the persecution times if unknown people turned up at a big religious meeting they would be questioned to see if they were spies and might be asked to deny Christianity, as a sort of test. They would never initiate anyone, take him into the circle, unless they knew him well as one of the old faith. When the persecution grew fierce, the cult dived underground and practically only children, born and bred into the cult, were ever initiated. I can well believe that sometimes, if someone not of the blood wished to come in, he might be questioned but it is as much use to ask the average postulant to...

In the Beginning A Sense of Wonder

On his calling the attention of scholars to this fact - but was it fact, and not merely coincidence that the Sanskrit and Greek words for five, mother, father, brother, fire, God, etc. so strikingly resembled each other - study of ancient texts and the careful comparison of seemingly identical words began throughout Europe. Within thirty years of Jones's literally world-shaking discovery, English, Danish, German, French and Italian scholars had not only proved the common descent of Europe's principal languages, but had demonstrated beyond argument both the existence and much of the nature of the once hypothetical parent-tongue. Artemis was the Bear-Goddess, Apollo (her divinely born twin), the Mouse-God Demeter - the Corn-Goddess in later times - was originally, as her name shews, the Pig-Goddess her function, changing from a protector of pigs' natural increase to a protector of crops, demonstrating clearly the change of the community from a predominantly pastoral to a predominantly...

Simaetha And Her Tradition

One of the most famous and distinctive descriptions of magical practice in ancient literature is the monologue composed as an Idyll by the Hellenistic poet Theocritus for Simaetha as she performs erotic magic to recover her supposedly errant lover Delphis. It is reproduced here together with a text from which it may be derived (88) and a text derived from it (90). The bay leaf is apotropaic (see 88), as is wool and the color crimson, as well as the sounding of the bronze, which deters the ghosts and demons that fear bronze and iron, at the goddess's approach compare 144. The presence of the bowl may indicate that lecanomancy is involved see 163-4.

Council Of Basel Witchcraft

A famous witch in Russian folklore, Baba Yaga was pictured as an old woman who lured people to her home where she cooked and devoured them. She especially liked to practice such cannibalism on young children. Much more a demonic monster than a human figure, she lived in a hut beyond a river of fire. The hut was surrounded by stakes set with human heads and was built on chicken legs, so that it could move at her command. She often flew through the air in an iron cauldron. She is clearly related to other night-flying, BACON, ROGER (ca. 1213-1291). An English Franciscan philosopher and scholar, Bacon was one of the most important natural scientists of the Middle Ages. In particular, he studied alchemy, astrology, mathematics, and optics. He developed a popular reputation as a sorcerer because of his unconventional scientific experiments and his pursuit of occult learning. There is no evidence, however, that Bacon was ever significantly interested in matters of demonic sorcery...

Englands Old Religions

Wicca is commonly called the 'old religion' by its practitioners, a designation that is intended to claim historical ancestry to validate some of its practices. However, this chapter argues that this term does more than retrace or reread a past (religare) and claim to maintain rituals of an ancient Wiccan ancestry (its traditio). 'Old' and 'new' religion are value-laden terms that have links with a political history dating from the time of the Tudor reformations in England, for the term had earlier served both the Church of England and the Catholic traditions of Christianity in the period between the reformations and the nineteenth century. In continental Europe, the various forms of Protestantism that arose in the course of the sixteenth century were seen to offer new experiences of Christianity. Characterised as throwing off the shackles of popery, magic, superstition and monasticism, the reformed Protestant traditions relegated the tropes of Roman Catholicism to the 'dark ages' of...

Shamanism In The Caucasus Medea

Female sorcerers, or witches, are far more prominent than their male counterparts in mainstream classical literature, which is not to say that women were more inclined than men to turn to sorcery in reality. Two related, all-round witch figures above all flourished in Greek myth and Greek and Latin literature, Medea and Circe. Both of them are very ancient figures and were developed in the early epics. No early epic account of Medea survives, although there is perhaps a very dim reflection of such an account in the Hellenistic Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes. Circe, however, features prominently in the Odyssey. DIODORUS'S ACCOUNT DRAWS ON THAT OF the rationalizing and euhemerist early Hellenistic mythographer Dionysius Scytobrachion, a contemporary of Apollonius of Rhodes. It draws together many of the ideas that had been attached to Circe and Medea in the course of the developing tradition, and so is a useful place to start in laying out the tales associated with them. The...

Hermotimus of Clazomenae Soulprojection The following sort of thing is reported of

Ployed is very similar to that said to have been used by evocators to track down the corpses of restless ghosts for propitiation (30). Epimenides' solution seems therefore to have been one of ghost-laying, an entirely appropriate approach for the shamans with their interests in soul-manipulation. The altars may have been dedicated to the Semnai goddesses, who were also supposedly honored by Epimenides with a temple of their own. These obscure beings appear to have been some sort of demons of vengeance for the dead, related or comparable to Eumenides and Erinyes.

Persian mages Pythagoras Numa and lecanomancy Even Numa himself to whom no

(Augustine) i B.C of gods in water, or rather the deceptions of demons, by whom he was told what (Varro) sacred rites and observances he should establish. Varro again says that this variety called necromancy nekuomanteia in Greek. Whether it is called hydromancy or necromancy, it is the technique in which the dead appear to give prophecies. They themselves can look to the crafts by which these things are achieved. For I do not wish to assert that these crafts used to be prohibited by law in the actual cities of the various peoples and punished by the severest of laws even before the arrival of our Savior. I repeat, I do not wish to say this, for such things may well have been allowed then. But at any rate it was by these crafts that Numa Pompilius learned those sacred rites, the details of which he published, while concealing their significance, so much did he himself fear what he had learned. When books explaining their significance were brought to light, the senate burned them. So...

See corn dolly MAGIC spells

Possession A complete takeover of one's personality by a malevolent entity, allowing the entity to dominate the victim becomes, even somewhat physically, that demonic being. Possession has been blamed on bewitchment, though causes probably were hysterical fantasies, physical and mental disorders and repressed sexual desire. In modern times, possession is still sometimes attributed to witchcraft, curses and the interferences of demons. During the witch hunts, there were two acknowledged ways to become possessed by the Devil either the Devil passes directly into a person, or someone usually said to be a witch or wizard working with the Devil sends a demon into a victim through bewitchment. Many unfortunates were branded as witches or evil ones simply because they were old, ugly or on the social fringe (see HAG). Noted Julio Caro Baroja in The World of the Witches (1961) The witch was believed to transmit the demon through some tangible object, often a potion, CHARM or amulet. The most...

An old Chaldaean revives a dead girl They flee away from there and come across a girl

51 A Syrian from Palestine exorcises ghosts and epilepsy demons You're making a fool of yourself, said Ion, by disbelieving everything. Now I would like to ask you what you have to say about those who deliver the possessed daimonontes from their fears, by so clearly singing the ghosts phasmata out of them. But you don't need to take my word for it everybody knows the Syrian from Palestine who's such an expert at this. He takes anyone who falls down at the sight of the moon, twists their eyes and foams at the mouth and sets them on their feet again and sends them off sound in mind, delivering them from their affliction for a large fee. Whenever he stands over them as they lie afflicted and asks from whence they have come into the body, the sick man himself makes no response, but the demon answers, speaking in Greek or in the language of its country of origin, and explains how and when it entered the person. The Syrian adjures it to leave, and if it does not obey, he drives it out with...

The Apology of Ann Putnam Jr

I desire to be humbled before God for that sad and humbling providence that befell my father's family in the year about '92 that I, then being in my childhood, should, by such a providence of God, be made an instrument for the accusing of several persons of a grievous crime, whereby their lives were taken away from them, whom now I have just grounds and good reason to believe they were innocent persons and that it was a great delusion of Satan that deceived me in that sad time, whereby I justly fear I have been instrumental, with others, though ignorantly and unwittingly, to bring myself and this land the guilt of innocent blood though what was said or done by me against any person I can truly and uprightly say, before God and man, I did it not out of any anger, malice, or ill-will to any person, for I had no such thing against one of them but what I did was ignorantly, being deluded by Satan. And particularly, as I was a chief instrument of accusing of Goodwife Rebecca Nurse and her...

Black Goat See Baphomet

Black Mass An obscene parody of the Catholic Holy Mass firmly entrenched in the popular notion of DEVIL worship. Black Masses are erroneously associated with all witches. They are not performed by Wiccans and Pagans, who do not worship the Devil, and it is doubtful that they were ever performed, at least in any significant numbers, by anyone in centuries past. The Black Mass exists more in fiction and film than it does in reality, though it is performed by various modern satanic groups (see Satanism). One such famous form of the Black Mass was the Mass of St. Secaire, said to have originated in the Middle Ages in Gascony. The purpose of the mass was to curse an enemy to death by a slow, wasting illness. Montague summers provided a colorful description of it in The History of Witchcraft and Demonology The mass is said upon a broken and desecrated altar in some ruined or deserted church where owls hoot and mope and bats flit through the crumbling windows, where toads spit their venom...

Neo Paganism recognized as religion

Witches America

By the 1970s numerous covens and spiritual groups were independently reviving rituals and beliefs based on ancient documents or rein-terpretations of myths. Many Neo-Paganists called themselves Wiccans. In 1975 the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) was formed to incorporate hundreds of separate Wiccan covens and was officially recognized as a church in the United States. The CoG is the largest Wiccan organization, representing a variety of belief systems and practices. Its acceptance by official organizations such as the Internal Revenue Service helped to integrate Wiccans into mainstream American society. At the end of the twentieth century Wicca was the eighth largest religion in the United States, ranking with Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and other established faiths. This fact is not generally known because many Wiccans observe their rituals in small groups, or even in secret, fearing that they will be attacked as Satan worshipers. Although Wicca and witchcraft are often used...

Ereshkigal Scorned Queen Of The Anyss Were In All Are Drowned

ERESHKIGAL summoned NAMMTAR The Magician NAMMTAR Saying these words she spoke to him Go Imprison her Bind her in Darkness Chain her in the Sea below the Seas Release against her the Seven ANNUNNAKI Release against her the Sixty Demons Against her eyes, the demons of the eyes Against her sides, the demons of the sides Against her heart, the demons of the heart Against her feet, the demons of the feet Against her head, the demons of the head Against her entire body, the demons the KUR And the demons tore at her, from every side. Seven Lords of the Underworld Drew Around Her Faceless Gods of ABSU They stared Fixed her with the Eye of Death Withe the Glance of Death They killed her And hung her like a corpse from a stake The sixty demons tearing her limbs from her sides Her eyes from her head Her ears from her skull. The demons of all the Abyss lay there Dead but Dreaming, they clung to the walls Of the House of Death Faceless and terrible The ANNUNAKI stared out...

The Show Stone and the Magic Mirror

Some Cabalistically inclined witches surround the triangle with a double circle, and between the two circles they inscribe the names and seals of the seven planetary angels and the demon kings of the four quarters of the earth, while others seek to enhance the potency of the figure by fortifying the sides of the triangle with the Hebraic divine names Primeumaton, Anaphaxeton, Tetragrammaton and placing the name of Michael, leader of the heavenly host, within but none of these things is strictly necessary.

A confutation of conjuration especiallie of the raising binding and dismissing of the divell of going invisible and

But let us see what appearance of truth or possibilitie is wrapped within these mysteries, and let us unfold the deceipt. They have made choice of certeine words, whereby they saie they can worke miracles, & c. And first of all, that they call divels & soules out of hell (though we find in the scriptures Luk. 16. & c. manifest proofes that all passages are stopped concerning the egresse out of hell) so as they may go thither, but they shall never get out, for Ab inferno nulla est redemptio, out of hell there is no redemption. Well, when they have gotten them up, they shut them in a circle made with chalke, which is so stronglie beset and invironed with crosses and names, that they cannot for their lives get out which is a verie probable matter. Then can they bind them, and lose them at their pleasures, and make them that have beene hers from the beginning, to tell the truth yea, they can compell them to doo anie thing. And the divels are forced to be obedient unto them, and...

Bible Verses Used By Hexenmeister

Scripture Against Witchcraft

There are many in America who believe neither in a hell nor in a heaven but in Germany there are not so many of these persons found. I, Hohman, ask Who can immediately banish the wheal, or mortification I reply, and I, Hohman, say All this is done by the Lord. Therefore, a hell and a heaven must exist and I think very little of any one who dares deny it. The Christian prayer became an all-purpose spiritual shield for example, a nine-day regimen of holy bread or water accompanied by the recitation of three Paternosters and three Aves in honor of the Trinity and St. Herbert would protect against all disease, witchcraft, mad dogs and Satan. During the witch-hunts, Christian prayer was said to be one of the best defenses against the DEVIL and his demons and witches. Prayers said every morning would protect a person against witchcraft throughout the day. Witches were supposed to be unable to recite certain prayers, especially the Lord's PRAYER this was used as a test in many witch trials.

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

Least Nero should espie the cousening devises thereof. Which when Nero conceived, and sawe the same, and all the residue of that art to be vaine, lieng and ridiculous, having onelie shadowes of truth, and that their arts were onelie veneficall he prohibited the same utterlie, and made good and strong lawes against the use and the practisers thereof as Plinie and others doo report. It is marvell that anie man can be so much abused, as to suppose that sathan may be commanded, compelled, or tied by the power of man as though the divell would yeeld to man, beyond nature that will not yeeid to God his creator, according to the rules of nature. And in so much as there be (as they confesse) good angels as well as bad I would know whie they call up the angels of hell, and not call downe the angels of heaven. But this they answer (as Agrippa saith de vanitat. scient. .) Good angels (forsooth) doo hardlie appeare, and the other are readie at hand. Here I may not omit to tell you how Cor....

Occult And Religious Organizations

Karl Marx said, Religion is the opiate of the people. The powers of darkness, then, see to it that their dirty, demon-infested needles are in the arms of all those captivated by the addiction of spiritual Babylon. Eastern Religion groups, such as the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation, are the platforms for teaching astral projection, demon possession, yoga, telepathy, and mind-over-matter control. Most are very scientific and therefore aim at both the intellectual and the flower-child peoples. In the 1960's, the Christian churches began to come against the rising influence of rock music. In order to further aid the demonic influence of rock music, the Illuminati paid Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel two 4,000,000 checks to start Maranatha Records and Jesus Rock, thus getting rock music back into the churches. Ron DePriest, Jim Spellman, Walter Martin (who says the Antichrist is a computer, endorses hypnotism, and says a witch cannot get saved, thus making witchcraft more...

Bright blessings See blessed be

Witches Familiars 1579

Accused witches on trial said they were able to fly thanks to a magical oiNTMENT they rubbed on themselves or on chairs or brooms. If they wished, they could travel invisibly. However, not all authorities agreed that this was possible. JEAN BoDIN, a 16th-century French demon-ologist, maintained that only a witch's spirit could fly, not her physical body. The broom was not always the steed of the Devil. In early 16th-century German woodcuts, witches are shown astride forks, sticks, shovels and demons in the form of animals. By the late 16th and early 17th centuries, witches were more often shown riding either brooms or demon-animals. The position of the faggot of twigs changed over time. Initially, the faggot was held down, so that the witch could sweep her tracks from the sky this is the image that has prevailed into the 20th century. But by the late 17th century, art showed witches riding with the faggot end up. The faggot held a candle to light the way. According to lore, witches...

The beginning of the crisis

Betty never recovered from her sickness and other girls, including Abigail, fell ill with similar symptoms. Within several weeks suspicions of witchcraft turned into accusations. Par-ris wrote in his diary, quoted in Entertaining Satan, that When these calamities first began, which was in my own family, the affliction was several weeks before such hellish operations as witchcraft were suspected. Dr. Griggs examined the girls in early February, when it became clear that the afflictions were not going away. He announced that the girls were physically healthy but were under an evil hand, thus making the first formal claim of witchcraft as the culprit in this bizarre behavior. News of the girls' bewitchment quickly spread through the region. The panic was heightened by the recent publication of Mather's 1693 book Wonders of the Invisible World, which reported his observations of the Goodwin children in Boston (see Chapter 2). The symptoms were similar enough to make people believe that...

The Illuminati In The Scriptures

Known as the Synagogue (seed) of Satan (Revelation 2 9 3 9) they are of their father the devil (from Nachash to Cain and on to the Rothschilds), and his lusts they will do along with his murders, falsehoods and lies (John 8 44). These Cainite, Edomite, and Ishmaelite Jews are the product of the Seed of Satan. Even their language, Yiddish, is the demonic form of Hebrew (Nehemiah 13 23-28). Jesus, in John 4 7-24, meets a Samaritan woman who prophetically is the church system, who though originally Israelite, lost her identity, through fornications. Having no husband (note Revelation 18 7), Jesus says of her, 'You worship you know not what. Jesus is saying to her that the one she thinks she's worshipping is in reality not the one whom she is worshipping. The church system, rather than worshipping Jesus, worships another Jesus, another gospel, another spirit (2 Corinthians 11 24) and the Illuminati, supposing they worship Lucifer, in reality worship the dragon from whom they receive their...

The Art of Fascination

The rituals themselves in this area of magic are ruled by a very different power to Habondia. In fact, we are dealing with her consort, the Horned One, in medieval times claimed by the church to be none other than Satan himself. The attribution is merely scholarly, however, as the Horned One existed long before Christianity came into existence, with its concept of the devil. Whereas Habondia's symbol is the dove, Old Horny's is the goat. To students of symbolism, this attribute should speak for itself. The goat is the age-old representative of lust and debauchery, and Cernunnos himself, for such is his witch name, is frequently represented as possessing the cloven hooves, horns, and erect phallus of his attribute.

The Mechanics Of Witchcraft

Evocations were performed by medieval practitioners of magick to summon up angels (and sometimes demons) and bind them to perform tasks, rather like the Middle Eastern djinn, or genie, who, in faerie tales, would appear from a magick lamp or corked bottle and grant wishes. Incense would be used to give substance to the etheric form of the angel or demon concerned. (Modem magick tends to be a little wary of calling up spirits, however, whose malevolent energies may cause harm.) Thus medieval occultists sought mastery over the elemental beings that they fashioned by their incantations. Sometimes, if practitioners used the elemental forces for negative purposes, they would create a tulpa, or thought form, that became an elemental demon. This was hard to banish, even though the magicians worked within a square enclosed by two magick circles -hence the origins of warnings about magical effects coming back threefold.

The Book Of Fifty Names

Book The Fifty Names

Made the Waters aright. Commander of Legions of Wind Demons who fought the Ancient TIAMAT alongside MARDUK KURIOS. The Word used at his Calling is BANUTUKKU. This is his The Watcher of the IGIGI and the ANNUNAKI, Sub-Commander of the Wind Demons. He will put to flight any maskim who haunt thee, and is the foe of the rabisu. None may pass into the World Above or the World Below without his knowledge. His Word is BANRABISHU. His Seal is thus This is the Power that laid capture to the Commander of the forces of the Ancient Ones, KINGU Mighty Demon, that MARDUK might lay hold of him and, with its blood, create the Race of Men and seal the This Spirit possesses the knowledge of the length of Life of any man, even unto the plants and the demons and the gods. He measureth all things, and knoweth the Space thereof. His Word is NENIGEGAI and his Seal is

The Court of Oyer and Terminer

As a result of Bishop's hanging and the resignation of a magistrate, Phipps sent a plea for guidance on the issue of spectral evidence to a council of twelve Puritan ministers that included both Increase Mather and his son Cotton. The council urged the courts to act swiftly to remove the threat of witches from the area, but also cautioned them to consider the possibility that Satan may be trying to trick them. Writing for the council, as quoted in The Salem Witch Trials, Cotton Mather observed We judge that in the prosecution of these, and all such witchcrafts, there is a need of a very critical and exquisite caution, lest by too much credulity for belief in things received upon the Devil's authority there be a door opened for a long train of miserable consequences, and Satan get an advantage over us . . . nevertheless, we cannot but humbly recommend unto the government the speedy and vigorous prosecution of all witches .

John Stearne Lawshall

Witches Manningtree

Entertaining Satan Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. New York Oxford University Press, 2004. Upham, Charles. History of Witchcraft and Salem Village. Boston Wiggin and Lunt, 1867. In 1988, a film based on the story was made in Hollywood starring Donald Sutherland. It was originally titled The Long Lost Friend, but just prior to release the title was changed to The Apprentice to Murder. A German version, The Night of the Demons, was produced. Both films performed poorly. Holda (also Holde, Hulda) Fierce Germanic goddess of the sky whose nocturnal rides with the souls of the unbaptized dead led to the Christian association of her with the demonic aspects of the WILD Hunt. Holda was beautiful and stately, and bold as a Valkyrie. She also was goddess of the hearth and motherhood and ruled spinning and the cultivation of flax.

Witchcraft In Other World Cultures

Witchcraft has been a concern, it seems, from the very dawn of humankind. In ancient Mesopotamia, people believed that the world was full of hostile supernatural forces and demons bent on the destruction of human civilization. Both magical and religious rituals were widely employed to combat these hostile forces, which appear to have threatened to undermine human society in much the way that witchcraft was later conceived in Christian Europe. Authorities were concerned to expose and punish any witches individuals who aided or directed these demonic or hostile forces and to devise means of protection from this threat. The Babylonian magical ritual maqlu, for example, meaning burning and referring to the incineration of certain magical effigies, was designed to counter witchcraft. The ancient Greek and Roman re Throughout the ancient Near-East and into South- and East-Asia, belief in harmful magic and malevolent, witch-like figures is known to have existed. As late as the 18 th century,...

Osculum Infame Ritual

The osculum infame or obscene kiss refers to the kiss witches were often thought to have to give the devil on his buttocks or anus as a sign of their homage and subservience to him while he presided over a witches' sabbath. A kiss was a typical sign of reverence in medieval society, and a kiss on the anus symbolized the profound inversion and obscenity entailed in witchcraft. Similar actions such as kissing demons or animals (the devil was often thought to preside over a sabbath in animal form) had earlier been attributed to medieval heretical groups. witches in sexual orgies with each other and with demons who were also present at these gatherings. The notion of people gathering in secret and engaging in wild, orgiastic rites was a common element of medieval clerical diatribes against most forms of heresy, carried over and applied also to witches when the concept of a diabolically organized, heretical cult of witches developed in the late Middle Ages. Certain aspects of...

The Magickal History of Hemp

In China, it was once widely believed that demons were responsible for illnesses that plagued mankind. To drive out such demons from an afflicted person, Chinese sorcerers would fashion strands of dried hemp into a scourge that resembled a snake, and then thrash it against the patient's bed while uttering special incantations.

Evil witch replaced by pitiful hag

According to historian John Putnam Demos, Some thought the Blanchard sisters labored of bodily maladies, others that their minds were disordered . . . others thought them to be underwitted others that they were perverse and wicked children. But the greater number thought and said that they were under an evil hand, or possessed by Satan. This was the general cry of the town. suspicion, particularly in more rural areas that were isolated from modern trends. Traditional healers were under the strongest scrutiny, just as they had been during the European witch-hunts that started in the fifteenth century (see Chapter 1). A newly emerging medical field, based on the latest scientific theories, however, left no place for women healers in mainstream society. In fact the modern stereotype of the witch began taking shape during the eighteenth century the image of the powerful, eccentric woman who did the work of Satan in other words, the witch who had stood trial in Salem only a few decades...

Witchcraft In The News

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Michael Kenny said Witchcraft opens up a sense of power denied to the students by the establishment. A male student witch at the Langley High School was shown explaining the meaning of magic talismans commenting Devil worship is a perversion of the Christian Mass. He demonstrated a Conjurer's Circle and the method used to summon various demons in the Satanism and Witchcraft course taught at the school. One female student demonstrated a written hex she put on the person who shot at her cats, setting the paper and its HEX-agrams on fire. She reported that the shooting at the cats stopped. At a supernatural slumber party in Virginia a young witch-medium asked those participating to state and concentrate on the candle flame in an attempt to summon the Spirit of Madame Curie. She went into a trance possession, cried, screamed, spoke in various tones of voice. At Virginia's James Madison High School a young student-witch gave a demonstration of witchcraft using a frozen...

Witchcraft In St Kitts

Witchcraft Magazine

This same book has a picture of the Magic Lantern of Johannes de Fontanna, about 1420, which had a picture of the devil on it in an upright position, the glass blackened with the exception of the picture. The master of seige and fortress defenses, who from an appropriate hiding-place projected the image upon a convenient wall in the outside works of a fort so as to let assailants, unexpectedly be confronted with the hideous form of a demon.

The Persecution Of Witches

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High-ranking practitioners of magick who attempted to conjure demons were usually male, and included both popes and royalty. They generally escaped censure, however. The folk religion of the countryside was an easier target. Under torture, even the innocent would admit to the vile deeds suggested by their inquisitors. Many of the confessions now appear to be remarkably uniform and come straight from the pages of the works on demonology, with which the members of the Inquisition would be familiar. Simple village circle dances performed at the time of the full moon and the old rituals performed to bring fertility to both fields and people - with a figure dressed as the Horned God and couples making love in the fields or leaping over a bonfire - became all too easily translatable into evidence of satanic covens. Although the last person executed for witchcraft in England was Alice Molland at Exeter in 1712, it was not until 1951 that the Witchcraft Act of 1736 was repealed and replaced...

Calling Down the Moon See Drawing Down the Moon

Ancient pagans used candles and lamps in religious observances, a practice which the Roman Christian theologian Tertullian (ca. 200) vehemently protested as the useless lighting of lamps at noonday. By the fourth century, both candles and lamps were part of Christian rituals, but it was not until the latter part of the Middle Ages that candles were placed on church altars. The Catholic Church established the use of consecrated holy candles in rituals of blessings and absolving sins, and in exorcising demons (see exorcism). Medieval farmers used holy candles to protect their livestock from danger and bewitchment. During the Inquisition, inquisitors' handbooks such as the Malleus Maleficarum (1486) prescribed holy candles as among those consecrated objects for preserving oneself from the injury of witches.

The Exorcism Of The Crown Of

I have put the Starry Crown of Heaven, the potent Disk of ANU on my head That a kindly Spirit and a kindly Watcher Like the God that hath made me May stand at my head always To life me to favour with the Elder Gods UDUGGHUL ALLACHUL MALLACHUL MASQIMCHUL DINGIRCHUL No Evil Spirit No Evil Demon No Evil God No Evil Fiend No Hag Demon No Filth-Eating Demon No Thieving Demon No Shadow of the Night No Shell of the Night No Mistress of the Demon No Offspring of the Demon No Evil Spell No Enchantment No Sorcery NO EVIL IN THE WORLD OR UNDER IT OVER THE WORLD OR INSIDE THE WORLD MAY SEIZE ME HERE BARRA ANTE MALDA BARRA ANGE GE YENE ZI DINGIR ANNA KANPA ZI DINGIR KIA KANPA GAGGAMANNU

Pythagoras Salmoxis and underworld mysteries [The Thracian Getae hold themselves

They do not believe that they die, but that after death they go to join the demon Salmoxis. Some of them call this same power Belei'zis. Every five years they choose one from among themselves by lot and send him as a messenger to Salmoxis, giving him instructions as to what they need on each occasion. They send him to Salmoxis in the following way. Some of them are organized to hold up three spears. Others take hold of the man being sent to Salmoxis by his hands and feet, swing him round and throw him up into the air and onto the points of the spears. If he dies from being impaled, the god is held to be propitious to them. But if he does not die, they blame the messenger himself and say he is a worthless man, and then they proceed to send another messenger. The instructions are given to him while he is still alive. These same Thra-cians shoot arrows up toward heaven at thunder and lightening and threaten their god. They believe there to be no god other...

Mesopagan Witchcraft the Manure

Thinking With Demons The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe, by Stuart Europe's Inner Demons The Demoniza-tion of Christians in Medieval Christendom, by Norman Cohn (revised edition). A classic work on the psychological and social origins of witch hunts. He covers the history of the ancient urban legend of baby eating, incestuous orgiasts revived by modern Christian Fundamentalists. with introduction, bibliography, and notes by Montague Summers . This is an officially approved (the Papal imprimatur has never been rescinded) 1486 theological tome used by many inquisitors as justification for the atrocities committed against women, children, and men for the thought-crime of Gothic Witchcraft. There are Christians today who still accept their arguments and evidence of Satanic wrongdoing (though many would be shocked to know they were agreeing with Roman Catholic theology). Summers was a Gnostic Catholic priest and occultist who wrote credulous tomes about werewolves and vampires,...

Heinrich Kramer and Jakob Sprenger

The Malleus Maleficarum was a three-part work that described witchcraft in elaborate detail. The first part acknowledged the existence of witches and condemned them as demons and heretics (those who break the laws of the church). Much power was given to an accuser, regardless of his or her status in the community, and anyone accused of witchcraft was immediately discredited. The Malleus Maleficarum specified that even criminals, the insane, or children could testify against an accused witch once the person was brought to trial. The second part of the book preyed upon the imaginations and fears of the people by giving evidence of bizarre, disgusting, terrifying, and satanic activities of witches. The Malleus Maleficarum placed special emphasis on the relationship between female witches and the devil. Witches were accused of eating children, having sex with the devil, going to sabbaths (mass meetings where witchcraft was performed) with other witches and demons, and having evil...

Gothic Witches and the Burning Times

In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII issued some Papal Bull officially sanctioning the arrest and trial (that is to say, the torture, conviction and execution) of anyone accused of such consorting with demons. alistic reasoning, anyone using a system of magic outside of Christian control and approval was obviously doing it with the help of the Christian Devil. Satan was, after all, the only other god allowed to exist in Christian mythology though they killed you if you called him one. Since the Christian Devil supposedly would not give magical power to people who weren't his own, the accused witches must therefore have been worshiping him. However, after 1484, it was heresy if one did not believe in witches who flew through the air and had magical powers given to them by the false deity they worshiped only now, that deity was said to be Satan instead of Diana. Thus the Church created out of thin (if busy) air a brand-new kind of witchcraft, the religion of Satanism, which I call Gothic...

The Encyclopedia of Witches Witchcraft and Wicca

And novels of baby-eating hags and Satan worshipers gathered in candlelit circles intoning ominous chants. But there remains that pesky word witchcraft, which still evokes Satan, evil and black magic to many outsiders. abracadabra A magical spell consisting of a single word, which was popular in medieval times to get rid of illness, misfortune or demons. The word is inscribed on an amulet (see amulets) or written out on paper in a magical inverted triangle, in which one letter of the word is dropped in each succeeding line, until nothing is left. The evil is supposed to fade away just as the word does. The diminishing word technique is used in many other spells for the same purposes. According to others, the word comes from the old Aramaic phrase, abhadda kedhabhra, disappear like this word, or the Hebrew phrase abreq ad habra, hurl your thunderbolt even unto death. It is also said to be derived from the name Abraxas, the Gnostic god who appears on charms against the evil eye dating...

Baldrey Tilly See Toad Witch

Torture was the rule, not the exception, and was rigorously applied to all suspects. No one subjected to torture avoided confessing to attending sABBATs, desecrating the cross, having intercourse with demons, poisoning persons (see poisons) and other crimes. Victims were put in thumbscrews and vises, dumped in cold baths and in scalding lime baths, whipped, hung in the strappado (see torture), burned with feathers dipped in sulphur, put in iron-spiked stocks and subjected to other forms of excruciating abuse. The torture did not stop even after condemnation. As they were led to the stake, prisoners had their flesh ripped with hot pincers or had their hands cut off.

Witchcraft What Its Really Like

Witches are selfish, but is that evil Being self-interested, a witch has to be personally motivated to dp anything, anything at all, even to get up in the morning. Witches do not go anywhere they don't want to go or do anything they don't want to do. This kind of an approach to living would naturally enrage churchmen who demand strict obedience to their rigid laws and condemn the nonconformers as satanic or evil. Actually, there were witches before Christianity came along, and although there have always been evil gods in religions in all parts of the world, Satan exists only in limited areas. So who would witches be in cahoots with in, say, China Selfish, yes in league with the devil, no. So they looked all over hell-and-gone to find witches. It was very simple. Mental defectives were easy to eliminate. People of power were a bit more difficult, but it didn't prevent them from eradicating a few mayors and governors, too. I had a lovely woman acquaintance, a divorcee with two children,...

Neo Panganism and environmentalism

In 1999, three hundred years after the resolution of the Salem witch trials, a controversy arose at Fort Hood, Texas, a U.S. Army base known for tolerance of Wiccan soldiers. The controversy started when the press covered a Wiccan vernal equinox celebration in March 1999 and hate mail began flooding into the camp. Wiccans were called Satan worshipers, and many soldiers were physically assaulted. The following May, a U.S Congressman from Texas tried to amend a defense authorization bill to prohibit the practice of Wicca at any Defense Department facility, but the bill was promptly dismissed on procedural grounds. In June 1999 thirteen conservative religious groups issued a statement in which they urged their members not to pay taxes or let their children enlist in the military because of the army's tolerance of Wicca. Several other conservative religious groups stepped into the debate and defended both the military and the right of Wiccans to practice their beliefs. The American...

Chapter What Wiccans Beliebe

Neopagans do not believe in, respect, or worship any divine or semi-divine figure of ultimate Evil, leaving such concepts to the dualistic monotheists. They invented Satan they can keep him. As a demigod who was created by Christian and Islamic fear, Sa-tan Shaitan plays no part in Wiccan or other Neopagan beliefs and practices. As for all those demons that some Christians are so obsessed by, those few Wiccans who believe in them at all tend to see them as merely predatory species of spirits in the astral bioregions, who are no more innately hostile to (or even interested in) humans than rattlesnakes or scorpions are.

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John Fian Scotland Witch

The most important charge was that of the attempted murder of King James as he sailed to Denmark to fetch his bride-to-be. The witches allegedly raised a terrible storm at sea by tossing a CHARM of a dead CAT with human limbs tied to its paws into the ocean and crying Hola On the return voyage, Satan then cast a thing like a football into the sea, raising a mist. The king's vessel was battered about but returned safely with no casualties (see sTORM raising). Other charges against Fian included acting as John Fian and his coven fly widdershins around the church (FROM F ARMYTAGE IN SIR WALTER SCOTT'S letters on demonol-ogy and witchcraft COURTESY MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY) John Fian and his coven fly widdershins around the church (FROM F ARMYTAGE IN SIR WALTER SCOTT'S letters on demonol-ogy and witchcraft COURTESY MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY)

Witchcraft and Sorcery

In the extension of its power as a religious, social and political force, the church had long opposed pagan practices and sORCERY, especially sacrifices to DEMONs. From the 8th century to about the 12th century, the church sought to wipe out paganism. By the 13th century, there was more tolerance, and the church itself even acquired an aura of magical power. Practices of alchemy, MAGIC, sorcery, divination and necromancy were widespread, even in the church. John XXII was well aware of this activity and was a believer himself, using magical talismans for protection. A necromantic plot of sympathetic magic was directed at him and his cardinals. The plot failed, but the pope responded by turning the Inquisition against sorcery. On July 28, 1319, John XXII ordered the prosecution of two men and a woman who were believed to be consulting with demons and making magical images. He soon followed with another bull directing the Bishop of Toulouse to proceed against sorcerers as if they were...

Mystical Qabalah Samuel Weiser

Witch giving ritual kiss to Satan (FRANCESCO-MARIA GUAZZO, compendium maleficarum, 1608) Witch giving ritual kiss to Satan (FRANCESCO-MARIA GUAZZO, compendium maleficarum, 1608) Witches also supposedly kissed the posteriors of lower-ranking DEMONs. While the kiss of shame was usually an act of homage, in one case, the NORTH BERWICK Witches in Scotland in the 1590-92, the kiss was a penance levied by the Devil. In Newes from Scotland, declaring the damnable Life of Doctor Fian (1592), W. Wright reports, The Devil also demanded the kiss of shame in other guises besides human and ram. Errores Haereticorum, a medieval tract, claims the Cathars took their name from the term cat, whose posterior they kiss, in whose form Satan appears to them. Tales from the 12th century tell of Satan appearing to his followers in the form of black cats or TOADs and demanding kisses under the cat's tail or in the toad's mouth.

American Feminist Witchcraft

A different sort of current in American witchcraft arose in the late 1960s, and derived from the simple fact that the figure of the witch is one of the very few images of independent female power which Western civilization has offered to modernity. As such it had to be exploited by feminism, and was from 1968, when an organization called WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy From Hell) was formed in New York, with a manifesto which stated that witchcraft had been the religion of all Europe before Christianity and of European peasants for centuries after. Its persecution m the early modern period had therefore been the suppression of an alternative culture by the ruling elite, but also a war against femimsm, for the religion had been served by the most courageous, aggressive, independent and sexually liberated women m the populace. Nine million of these had been put to death. To gain freedom, modern women needed, therefore, to become witches again, and could be so simply 'by being...

The Pylons Of The House Of Osiris

The Osiris Nu, the steward of the keeper of the seal, saith when he cometh to the FOURTEENTH PYLON of Osiris I have made my way, I know thee, and I know thy name, and I know the name of her who is within thee. Lady of might, who trampleth on the Red Demons, who keepeth the festival of Haaker on the day of the hearing of faults is thy name. She inspecteth the swathing of the helpless one.

To Cause Etheric Change

The ether is most often described as residing in the place beyond the vails. It is where those who have left this world reside until their reincarnation. It is where Summerland can be found. It is where the Akashic records are kept and it is where divine knowledge comes from. It is the source of miracles and inspiration. It is Mount Olympus. It is where all god forms reside. In some rather stuffy and overly dramatic lore, it has been called the shadow realm. It is the place that demons come from. We do not need such shadows. Our magick and our demons come from within. According to the etheric theory, all motion is absolute because it passes through a specific amount of ether. Because light maintains a constant speed, light will pass through any specific amount of ether in the same amount of time, regardless of the vantage point to the event. This scientific theory falls apart when you toss in vantage points and their relationship to movement. Uncle Al's theory became widely known as...

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