Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in , claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Extraordinary document () on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers. The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer), first published in , is arguably one of the most infamous books ever written, due primarily to.
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Contemporary cases illustrate methods by which witches attempt to control and subvert the world: Reproduced from a rare limited edition published in and supplemented with many erudite editorial notes by the Rev.
The History of the Devil Paul Carus. Book Tree- History – pages. Other editions – View all Compendium Maleficarum: Also examined in detail are witches’ alleged powers to transport themselves from place to place, create living things, make beasts talk and the dead reappear; witches’ use of religion to heal the sick, laws observed by witches to cause and cure illness, differences between demoniacs and the bewitched, and other subjects from the realm of the supernatural. A collection of writings by the Ambrosian maelficarum Francesco Maria Guazzo, the Compendium comprehensively and penetratingly describes the entire practice and profession of witchcraft.
The book is valuable because it allows one to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft at the time, and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted. Review Text Were witches real in the Middle Ages?
How and why women roast their first-born male child; the confession of how to raise a tempest by a washwoman suspended “hardly clear of the ground” by her thumbs; methods of making a formal pact with the Devil; how witches deprive men of their vital member; and many others. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This is an excellent view into malefiicarum witch crazed mindset.
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The book is valuable, however, in the sense that it allows one to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted. First published inthe commentaries came at an appropriate time. This book is facinating, and something I come back to again and again. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Of Dioine and Supernatural Remedies.
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The Serpent Power Arthur Avalon. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Of Apparitions of Demons or Spectres. Emile Grillot de Givry. This probing work, by a distinguished writer and scholar who perceived the devil as an evil force seeking to destroy men’s bodies and souls, was an attempt to help man live piously and devoutly, thus guarding against such seductions and manipulations.
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Whether the Spirits of the Dead can Appear to Men. Vampires and Vampirism Professor Montague Summers. Devils, Demons, and Witchcraft: This is a handbook on witchcraft first published inclaiming to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft.
Compendium Maleficarum : The Montague Summers Edition
This article about a manuscript is a stub. Montague Summers has given a very sympathetic translation. Witches Use something of Religion in Healing Sickness. Media related to Compendium Maleficarum at Wikimedia Commons. Formal rules for initiating a process of justice are set down: A collection of writings by the Ambrosian monk Francesco Maria Guazzo, the Compendium comprehensively and penetratingly describes the entire practice and profession of witchcraft.