Further reading

Drake, Samuel G. Annals of Witchcraft in New England and Elsewhere in the United States, from their First Settlement. Boston: W. Elliott Woodward, 1869. Karlsen, Carol F The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England. New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 1987.

Juan In Hispanic lore, any man named Juan has the power to catch witches. To do so, he must draw a MAGIC CIRCLE on the ground and sit inside it. Then he takes off his shirt, turns it inside out and says, "In the name of God I call thee, bruja." Immediately, all witches in the vicinity must appear before him and fall helpless into the circle.

Despite this power, men named Juan were believed to seldom use it, for they knew that witches so summoned would beat them to death.

The turning inside out of the shirt has a curious association with vampire killing folklore in eastern Europe. The vampire hunter would take off his shirt, turn the sleeves inside out and use a sleeve as a telescope to "find" a vampire.

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