Sorcery At The Soccer Match

Witch doctors in Nairobi, Kenya, reportedly are creating problems for soccer referees which cannot be solved by the rule-book. Several teams are said to retain their own medicine men who roam the sidelines, muttering incantations and casting spells. When teams find themselves being outplayed, they suspect it is because the ball has been bewitched and they demand that the referee change it. A recent article in the Nairobi Sunday Nation described how one witch doctor raced back and forth along...

Sex Sorcery And Sadism

Gilles de Laval, Lord of Raiz, Marshall of France, who fought the English alongside of Joan of Arc, was a sexual voluptuary, sorcerer and sadist, the Blue Beard of the Black Mass. He lived on a grand scale. When his relatives obtained a royal edict from the king to stop him from selling his estates he turned to black magic. He hired Prelati, an alchemist, and a physician. He built a laboratory in the tower of his castle and searched for the Philosopher's Stone. Born around 1420 to one of the...

Witchquarters Of The World

In my researches for this book I wrote to the Witchquarters of The World in Castletown, on the Isle of Man. This island is in the Irish sea halfway between England and Northern Ireland. Once it was world famous for its tail-less Manx cats. Now The Witches Museum, containing the world's largest collection of artifacts dealing with witchcraft, sorcery, magic and necromancy ever assembled under one roof, has become the Isle of Man's chief tourist attraction. Here's the letter I received in answer...

The Prophecy Of Genghis Khans Bones

In the China yearbook of 1947 appeared this matter-of-fact statement The remains of Genghis Khan, guarded by the Ikhchao League, were removed to Kansu Province in June, 1939. For seven centuries the grave of the Khan was a carefully guarded secret located somewhere near where his death took place in 1227 at Liu Pan Shan, on the Suiyuan-Shensi border. A Mongol band, the Alashan, were the keepers of the trust later becoming part of the Ikhchao League. They were assigned this honor when the great...

To Cite A Witch

Take an earthen pot, not glazed, yarn spun by a girl not yet seven years old. Put the water of the bewitched animal into the pot, then take the egg of a black hen and some of the yarn and move the latter three tunes round the egg, and ejaculate in the three devil's names after this put the egg into the water of the pot, seal the lid of the vessel tightly so that no fumes may ooze therefrom, but observe that the head of the lid is below. While setting the pot upon the fire, pronounce the...

The Weird Ways Of Witchcraft

From the weird sisters in Shakespeare's Macbeth to Walt Disney's Evil Witch in his Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the witch has always been caricatured as some beak nosed old hag riding broomsticks, casting evil spells on her enemies, wearing tall pointed hats and generally raising hell wherever she fives. The Wizard Of Oz, both book and movie, continued the caricature. A 16th century attorney by the name of William West had this to say A witch or hag is she which being deluded by a league...

The Curse On The Catholic Church

For centuries the Catholic Church has wielded fantastic power, both temporal and spiritual. Its infamous Holy Inquisition equals in terror, bloodshed and sadism that of Hitler's Nazi Germany. Though not a practicing Catholic, Hitler was nevertheless baptised into the Catholic religion. He has never been excommunicated. Yet Catholics whose only offense was marrying outside their religion or perhaps attacking some of the Papal encyclicals have been. If this seems inconsistent it's not. Both the...

Psychotherapeutic Witchcraft

Psychiatrists have pointed out that many neuroses and even psychoses stem from an unresolved conflict, especially with parents. People go through life re-enacting the same emotional traumas with other people in adult-hood that they experienced as children. Since many children have at one time or another wished that one or both of their parents were dead after feeling rejected, if a parent should die, the child grows up burdened by an unbearable guilt. No matter how irrational it may sound he...

The Rise and Fall of Count Cagliostro

The motion picture, Black Magic starring Orson Wells was based upon the life of Count Cagliostro and was chiefly concerned with his hypnotic powers. However, for the sake of story value the picture, as most made for popular appeal, sacrificed fact for effect. One example of this is his being killed in the end in a duel with the lover of d'Oliva, the girl who supposedly was under his spell and who bore a striking resemblance to Marie Antoinette. And the famous diamond necklace affair was...

Teaching Witchcraft At Moscow U

Training in the arts of witchcraft was given to two hundred African students at the University of Moscow in the winter of 1960, according to testimony furnished to the. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, headed by Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D., Conn.). That training, the Senate investigators claim, may explain some of the shocking stories of murder and torture reported from the Congo in recent years. Anthony G. Okotcha, one of the Moscow-trained students, told the subcommittee that while...

The Black Mass

The Black Mass is still celebrated today. However, just as all Churches have updated their dogma, streamlined their theology, the Black Mass has also undergone modern revision. The classic Black Mass was performed by an expelled, unfrocked or renegade priest. His acolytes or assistants were female and dressed in church vestments. One dressed in red was a prostitute. The other dressed in white a virgin. The Host was black instead of white, often made up of body wastes, with markings or images...

Witchcraft Reappears In County Kerry

A recent UPI story written by Donal O'Higgins was headlined Witchcraft Reappears in County Kerry. Date-lined Dublin, the story details the re-emergence and resurgence of ancient signs and symbols of pishoguery, Irish sorcery and witchcraft - Are reappearing in lonely, coastal areas of the county. The Irish clergy are up in arms. Some people seem to be indulging in pishoguery around here, canon Peter O'Sullivan of Listowel said, and some of my parishioners are disturbed. Irish witchcraft is...

About The Author

Leo Martello has an extensive and varied background as a professional handwriting analyst, lecturer, writer, occultist, hypnotist and civil rights activist. Despite the fact that he was born into a family of strege he became an ordained minister and then resigned to devote himself to his researches into philosophy, psychology, parapsychology and the Old Religion. As both a theorist and activist Dr. Martello's views have often been controversial. He is Founder of the Witches International...

Witchcraft In St Kitts

Since time immemorial warring armies have sought the blessings of their favorite Gods. High priests, shamans, witchdoctors, prophets, fortune tellers and all sorts of oracles were consulted. Often sacrifices were demanded, either human or animal. 'Bless our boys and Hex the enemy were the dominant themes. Till this day there's not a God-believing country that doesn't claim God is on our side. Following the adage that all's fair in love and war governments the world over have not hesitated to...

Witchcraft In The News

Wjsn Secret

On June 3, 1969 the NBC-TV program FIRST TUESDAY devoted its first segment to Witches And Warlocks Cameras probed the kids current interest in occultism. What's behind it One opinion established religion is letting them down. Psychiatrist Dr. Renatus Hartogs said 'The occult holds promise that no one else in our society can give. It helps the young person in his hopelessness. Further on in the program Dr. Hartogs commented Black magic enables the young person to indulge in some form of...

Fighting Witchcraft With Witchcraft

In my book How To Prevent Psychic Blackmail The Philosophy Of Psychoselfism I write the following Voodoo, witchcraft, black magic, hexing, crossing powders and all the rest feed on two things guilt and fear. This is a perfect example of how people are psychically blackmailed by negating their own minds by attributing 'special powers' to black art practitioners as an escape from self-responsibility. This is done as a defense against their own guilts. Psychoselfism has fought these, frauds many...

Maria

Maria is the woman who contacted me through my Village Voice advertisement and mentioned in the chapter The Curse On The Catholic Church. In her sixties, Maria is a very well groomed, handsome woman, in perfect health, good-humored and describes herself as a Militant witch. She lives alone in an Eastside New York apartment not too far from her friend The Baron. Widowed for the past fifteen years she has two grown children, a son and a daughter, both married with children of their own. LLM Are...

African Witchcraft

Animism, totemism and fetishism are integral parts of African Witchcraft. Initiates into Witchcraft in the Toma tribes undergo years of study, are taken away from then parents at birth, and when ready must submit to the torture of having a hundred fifty cuts on their bodies, without anesthesia or sterilization, forming a definite design, which markings make them full-fledged witchdoctors if they survive the ordeal Gri gris, dolls, fetishes, herbs, animal skins, claws and teeth, herbs, poison...

Ramu The Wolf Boy Dead At

Lucknow, India, April 20 Reuters Ramu the Wolf Boy thought to have been raised by wild beasts in the jungle until he was 10 died today, 14 years after being found naked on the floor of the waiting room at a railroad station here. Ramu, who had been kept at the hospital here and had made little progress since being found, suffered for the last year from a chronic respiratory infection and epileptic fits. He would lie on his bed all day and the only human emotion he showed was to smile at his...

Wyn Sargent

Wyn Sargent

Wyn Sargent, writer and world traveller from Huntington Beach, California, spent last summer in Asia, part of the time exploring the jungles of Kalimantan also called Borneo a part of Indonesia . With her was her son, Jmy pronounced Jimmy , 12, a 7th grader at Harbour View School In Huntington Beach. This is Mrs. Sargent's firsthand report on their adventures among the head-hunters of Kalimantan Borneo written exclusively for JUNIOR SCHOLASTIC. Would you believe my 12-year old son and I...

Witch Attacking Postures

Witchcraft Book

Witchcraft has never been dead just dormant. Its space-age awakening is demonstrated in the daily press. Besides the University of South Carolina teaching a Witchcraft course, it is also taught at the Centennial College, Toronto, Canada. The Free University of Toronto is also giving a course on Magic and the Black Arts. By the time this is published Centennial will be giving an Advanced Course In The Occult. Famous folk singer Donovan has written and recorded the song Season Of The Witch....

Elijah Hadynn

I was warmly greeted by Elijah Hadynn, at his apartment on East 10th Street, in New York's East Village, when I visited him on the rainy night of April 18, 1969. The interview was arranged by John R. Nichols, editor of STRANGE UNKNOWN MAGAZINE, and a writer on witchcraft himself. He had previously interviewed and written about Mr. Hadynn. I was ushered into a living room which had cushions and pillows arranged alongside the four walls, on the floor, Moroccan style, like my villa in Tangier I...

Obeah And Voodoo

Baron Samedi Cross

Voodoo, from vodun or vodoun comes from the West African word vodu which in Togo and in Dahomey means spirits or gods. It is the popular religion of Haiti's peoples a mixture of Catholic saints and native loa. It is also known throughout the West Indies and in South America by the names of macumba and candomble. Obeah is the West African ancestor of modern voodoo. It comes from the name Obi, the snake-God, a word also meaning the Spirit Of Evil. African slaves imported to the island of Santo...

The Castrators

Obscenity Castration

Sex in all its aspects and variations has played a strong part in witchcraft, sorcery, black magic and divination. In the 23rd chapter of 2 Kings Josiah Broke down the houses of the cult prostitutes These were male prostitutes who lived in the temple groves. Sacred and religious sodomy can be found in most Eastern religions, and in Egypt, Assyria, and many of the Arab countries, eunuchs were made expressly for this purpose. A recent newspaper story told about India's eunuchs banding together...

To Compel A Thief To Return Stolen Goods

Albertus Magnus God And Science

Walk out early in the morning before sunrise to a juniper tree, and bend it with the left hand toward the rising sun, while you are saying Juniper tree, I shall bend and squeeze thee, until the thief has returned. Another popular long lasting book in the same vein, from which most such books are either based upon or copied, is Albertus Magnus, Being the Approved, Verified, Sympathetic and Natural EGYPTIAN SECRETS or WHITE AND BLACK ART FOR MAN AND BEAST, Revealing the Forbidden Knowledge and...

For A Twitch An Itch Seek A Witch

LISBON AP Wherever everything has failed to solve a love affair or cure a sickness in Portugal, the best bet is to go see the witch. The witch lives in every town of Portugal. Sometimes she operates a flashy office in the heart of Lisbon. Other times she sets up a makeshift altar crowded with canes, crutches, statues and candles in her tiny country shack. But whatever the formula, thousands flock to see the wise woman who prescribes everything from simple gymnastics to a yellow spider dipped in...

Christmas Pagan Holiday

Christmas Pagan

During every Christmas week the airwaves are full of priests, ministers and announcers declaring Christmas, December 25th, is the day Jesus Christ was born. This indicates that they either don't know their own history or that they are deliberately falsifying the truth. There is absolutely no record in existence about the birth of Jesus Christ, neither in the Bible nor in other ancient texts. When some say December 25th is the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ they're telling the...