The Inquisition varied from country to country, from period to period, and as the torture in the dungeons was kept secret, no one can definitely say what took place.
The Inquisition made torture more than merely a method of inflicting pain; they transformed it into an art and science. Great emphasis was put on the psychological approach preceding the actual torture. The accused was arrested at night, pulled out of bed bu the black robed, masked familiars, and taken to the dungeons in utter silence. Here he was left for several days in solitary confinement and complete darkness. When he was judged to have reached the breaking point, the same masked figures suddenly seized him and dragged him to the torture chamber.
Here, behind a long table, sat other mysterious figures with the accuseds records spread out before them. The floor of the room was covered with sand or sawdust to soak up the blood and along the wall were arranged the torture instruments, painted red or black. The tortures, naked to the waist and wearing black masks, stood among the terrible tools of their trade with folded hands. The only light came from flickering candles. On the walls were inscribed mottoes such as “de Morituis nil nisi bonum” (Say nothing but good of the dead) or “Ad mala patrata haec sunt atra theatra parata” (Dark theaters are suitable for dark deeds.
The prisoner was not told what charges were laid against him; he was told only to confess. If he did not of could not, the Inquisitor General warned him, “Remember that you do not pass into our hands for an hour or a week or even a year but until the day you dig and even then you spend eternity suffering the pains of hell.” If the prisoner still proved obdurate, he was handed over to the executioners, who usually began by telling him, “We will torture you until you are so thin that the light will shine through you.” Then the torture commenced.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III
Paperback Now in Color $150.00
The Untold History of The White Races Cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
585 pages 720 pictures
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………………….
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