Weyer gives the condiment of these unguents in his De Lamiis, iii, 17, exactly following, and indeed reproducing Porta’s own phrase. The first liniment, then, is composed of the fat of young children seethed in a brazen vessel until it becomes thick and slab, and then scummed. With this are mixed eleoselinum, hemlock; aconitum, aconite; frondes populeae, poplar leaves; and fuligo, soot. The second formula is : sium, cowbane; acorum uulgare, sweet flag; pentaphyllon, cinquefoil; uespertilioris sanguis, bat’s blood; solanum somniferum, deadly nightshade; and oleum, oil.
Here then we have for the witch-ointment, the fat of children, whose bodies have been dug from the grave; henbane; aconite and cinquefoil. I presume the fine wheaten flour was added to make a thick paste.
In a trial at Basel in 1407 various women were charged with use of spells and potions. They had brought certain of their victims to their graves, had inflicted illness on others and stirred others to infatuation. In some cases, the spells called upon the saints, the wounds and nails of Christ, and so forth. Other formulas, however, had explicitly enjoined devils and werewolves to tear the victims asunder, suck the blood out of their hearts, and accomplish other morbid tasks. One book of magic included the pictures of numerous devils, painted red, black and blue. Yet one receives the impression that these sorceresses probably relied on purely natural substance at least as much as on supernatural agencies: the records speak explicitly of poison.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II
The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
666 pages 197 pages
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Kicked Out Of Heaven Vol. II: The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700-1700 a.d. is a 3 volume series that will be released one by one. This book details everything about European society and mentality. In this edition you will find these facts: Alcoholism & The Blue Devils, Insanity & Lead Poisoning, Ergot (LSD) Hallucinations, The Sweating Sickness & Leprosy, The Tobacco Enema & Leeches, The Defloration Mania, The Dancing Mania, The Black Death, The Gravediggers & Body Snatchers, Jews Poisoning the Wells, Millions of Deaths, Folklore & Superstition, Magic Mirrors & Crystal Balls, Witches Dancing in Baby Blood, Pants Made of Human Skin, Necromancy & Ghost Armies, Attacks from The Undead, Lycanthropy & Were-Wolves, Multiple Cases of Vampires, Who is Satan, Lucifer & The Devil!
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