When the Carmelite friar confessed that over five years he had performed terrible conjurations over wax images, smeared and sprinkled with blood from a toad and from his own nostrils, all as sacrifice to the Devil. He then placed the images beneath thresholds of women he wanted to seduce, and thus he had his way with 3 women and had been on the verge of success with others. He had believed that these images held power to coerce women, or, if the victims were refractory, to bring down upon them affliction at the hands of demons. On one occasion he pierced one of the images in its stomach, and blood oozed out. Again, an English chaplain named William Netherstreet was charged in 1377 with using ‘conjurations and incantations’ to bring a married woman to his chamber at night so he could ‘take her violently in adultery’. He protested his own innocence. 
In addition to these incidental reference to the devil’s role there are several passages in the witchcraft literature in which this role becomes a matter of central attention. Francisco de Toledo defines maleficium as ‘the art of harming others by the power of a demon’, amatory witchcraft is effected by the devil’s use of phantasms and his motion of the imagination, whereas ‘venefic’ witchcraft is accomplished either by poisons which the demon provides to the witch or else by the direct action of the demon in the service of the witch. The author gives an example to show precisely how the demon’s power may be applied. When a sorcerer does injury to a figurine representing an intended victim, it is not the act of the sorcerer that injures the victim. Rather, the demon reproduces on the victim the same harm that the sorcerer inflicts on the image. And it is no argument to the contrary that witches often confess having done such things of their own accord, ’for the demon deceives the witches themselves.’ This passage, as well as similar ones in other works, highlights the divergence between the popular and learned ideas of witchcraft. The populace adhered to the simpler belief in the ower inherent in a witch or her actions, whereas the learned elite insisted repeatedly that the witch of herself has no magical power, and that all she does, she does through the mediation of demons.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II
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The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
666 pages 197 pages
- ISBN-10: 1943820058
- ISBN-13: 978-1943820054
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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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