The Witches’ Pharmacopoeia

The Witches' Pharmacopoeia

Robert Fletcher

Read before the Historical Club of the John Hopkins Hospital, April 13th, 1896. Excerpt: ‘The subject of this evening’s paper is extraordinarily copious, and long-descended in its history. A belief in witchcraft characterized the earliest periods of which we have any record; it prevails among all savages or semi-civilized peoples at the present time, and is by no means extinct in otherwise intelligent communities…

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Magic and Witchcraft

Magic and Witchcraft

George Moir

Chapters include: The Legendary Lucifer; Sources of Superstition; Monkish Superstition; Executions for Witchcraft; Self-Delusions; Persecutions in Germany; Persecutions in Hungary; The Puritans; Amusements of Witches; Isobel Gowdie; Tortures; James the First; Case of Lady Fowlis, and more.

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Witch, Warlock, and Magician

Witch, Warlock, and Magician

W. H. Davenport Adams

Historical Sketches of Magic and Witchcraft in England and Scotland. Chapters include: Roger Bacon, the true and the legendary; The Story of Dr. John Dee; Magic and Imposture; The Last of the English Magicians, William Lilly; English Rosicrucians; Early History of Witchcraft in England; Witchcraft in England in the Seventeenth Century; The Decline in Withcraft in England; The Witches of Scotland; and, The Literaure of Witchcraft.

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The Book of Witches

The Book of Witches

Oliver Madox Hueffer

Chapters include: On A Possible Revival Of Witchcraft; A Sabbath-General; The Origins Of The Witch; The Half-Way Worlds; The Witch’s Attributes; Some Representative English Witches; The Witch Of Antiquity; The Witch In Greece And Rome; From Paganism To Christianity; The Witch-Bull And Its Effects; The Later Persecutions In England; Persecutions In Scotland; Other Persecutions; Philtres, Charms…

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The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits

The Certainty of the Worlds of Spirits

Richard Baxter

The Certainty of the World of the Spirits. Fully evinced by the unquestionable Histories of Apparitions and Witchcrafts, Operations, Voices, and Proving the Immortality of Souls, the Malice and Misery of the Devils, and the Damned, and the Blessedness of the Justified. Written for the Conviction of Sadduces and Infidels.

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Satanism and Witchcraft

Satanism and Witchcraft

Jules Michelet

This is a translation of Jules Michelet’s La Sorcière, originally published in Paris in 1862. Michelet was one of the first to attempt a sociological explanation of the Witch trials. As time went on, the cult became institutionalized, which led to tacit toleration in some quarters. Michelet’s portrayal of the lone sorceress as a pioneer…

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The Mysteries of Astrology and the Wonders of Magic

The Mysteries of Astrology and the Wonders of Magic

Charles W. Roback

The mysteries of astrology, and the wonders of magic: including a history of the rise and progress of astrology, and the various branches of necromancy: together with valuable directions and suggestions relative to the casting of nativities, and predictions by geomancy, chiromancy, physiognomy, etc: also narratives, anecdotes, etc. illustrative of the marvels of witchcraft, spiritual phenomena, and the results of supernatural influence.

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Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism

Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism

Allen Putnam

From the Preface:”Most history of New England witchcraft written since 1760 has dishonored the dead by lavish imputations of imposture, fraud, malice, credulity, and infatuation; has been sacrificing past acts, motives, and character to skepticism regarding the sagacity and manliness of the fathers, the guilelessness of their daughters, and the truth of ancient records. Transmitted accounts of certain phenomena…

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