The Waldensians: A treatise of the early 15th century, the Errores Valdensium, claims of the Waldensians that they kissed the posterior parts of a demon in cat form and that they flew to their meetings in a twinkling of an eye on a staff rubbed with magical salve.* The problem of why the apostolic minded Waldensiands should have become associated with diabolism has long interested historians. Apparently the identification of witches and waldensians were numerous enough to cause the orthodox inhabitants to refer to all heretics by that name, just as earlier the Germans had come to refer to all heretics as Cathari, from which the German Ketzer (“heretic’ derives. The confusion was so pronounced that often, as a trial of “Waldensians’ at Fribourg in 1399, it is difficult to say whether the accused were really Waldensians, other heretics, or witches. Again like the Catharists, the Waldensianswere supposedly sexually depraved, and by the beginning of the 15th century a sex fiend was often termed Vaudois. From the Alps the identification spread through southern and then northern France, though it was seldom used beyond French speaking lands. The term was finally adopted formally in a bull issued on March 23, 1440, by Pope Eugenius IV. It was justified by theologians on the grounds that the Waldensians, though originally devoted to poverty and asceticism, had gradually become committed to witchcraft, and the distinction between Waudenses (witch Waldensians) and Waldenses (old fashioned Waldensians) was soon lost. The identification was so firmly fixed that vauderie came to be a synonym for the sabbat, and aller en vauderie meant “to go to the sabbat.”
Witches were also still identified with Catharists. Te term Gazarii (from Cathari) was applied to the witches in Savoy in the 1420’s and 1430’s by the Inquisition, and the usage gained wide currency thereafter. Hansen and Runeberg have overemphasized the importance of the mountains in the formation of witchcraft in both the official and the public mind.
At Pinarolo and Turin in Lombardy, Antonio da Savigliano, a Dominican Inquisitor, conducted in 1387 1388 a series of trials extraordinarily significant for the way in which Waldensianism, Catharism, and witchcraft became inseparably blended. An initial group of heretics, apparently all of modest social status, were tried, tortured, and thereby induced too implicate others until most of the town was involved. Though their doctrines were a mélange, they were explicitly identified as a sect or society of Waldensians and linked with the heretics of Dauphine who were described as “the Poor of Lyon.” Their doctrines do in fact bear some similarities to Waldensianism. They believed that their sect was of such moral excellence that no one could be saved without belonging to it. The Catholic Church and its sacraments were usless, being an invention of priests to obtain money; and any member of their sect could consecrate the Eucharist himself. Pilgrimages, the veneration of the cross, almsgiving, and hagioduly were all superstitions of the Catholic Church, which had been corrupt from the time of Constantine. The heretics had their own pope in Apulia. All oaths are mortal sin.
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Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….