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Medicines of human origin are probably the most repugnant to our contemporary sensibilities. Renaissance doctors and druggists relied heavily on human excrement, ingested as well as applied externally, for various cures. In this they followed the example of the doctors of antiquity, who prescribed a mixture of dried children’s feces and honey for inflammation of…

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In France they were called ecorcheurs (skinners) and routiers (highwaymen), in Italy condottieri from the condotta or contract that fixed the terms of their employment as mercenaries.  They extorted a systematized income from vulnerable towns in the form of appatis, a forced tribute to buy freedom from attack, of which the terms were put in…

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Typhus is a sudden severe illness caused by infection with Rickettsia bacteria. Outbreaks of typhus tend to occur in developing countries and areas where there is poverty, homelessness, close human contact and poor sanitation. The Rickettsia bacteria that cause typhus are carried by body lice, ticks, mites and fleas. This page covers the main types: epidemic…

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Rape Romance:  The pastourelle, a genre of medieval French literature, eroticizes the idea of rape across class lines.  In this type of poem, a knight meets a shepherdess and tries to seduce her. In some, she consents; in others, he attempts to rape her but a shepherd defends her; and in thirty-eight of the one…

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The death experiences of the plague both influenced and maximized rituals of the old civilizations and cultures which would be the Byzantine, Merovingian and Frankish Empires, inclusive with Jewish and Celtic almalgamization.  At all times we never forget Mother Rome and Father Greece.  In my opinion, The Black Death was the time warp/blackhole that sucked…

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Oubliettes: Dungeons shaped like an inverted funnel with a trapdoor at the top.  When the victim stepped on the door, it opened under him and he fell into the cell from which there was no escape. France was particularly famous for her oubliettes (from the word meaning “to forget”). These were dungeons shaped like an…

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At this time gin was already being produced in England having been discovered as “Dutch Courage” by British naval sailors when supporting Holland during the Dutch War of Independence in 1568.   William began by imposing high taxes on the popular imports of other spirits (such as French brandy) while equally offering tax benefits to help…

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The Black Plague: The plague repeatedly returned to haunt Europe and the Mediterranean throughout the 14th to 17th centuries.   According to Biraben, the plague was present somewhere in Europe in every year between 1346 and 1671.  The Second Pandemic was particularly widespread in the following years: 1360–63; 1374; 1400; 1438–39; 1456–57; 1464–66; 1481–85; 1500–03; 1518–31;…

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A company of coystrell Clearkes…outface the greatest and most magnanimous Servitors in their sincere and finigraphicall cleane shirts and cuffs.  A Lowce (that was anie Gentlemans companion) they thought scorne of, their nerebitted beards must in a devill’s name be dewed everye day with Rose-water, Hogges could have nere a haire on their backs for…

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Sweating Sickness Another scourge spread by lice, and perhaps also by ticks, was the sweating sickness that swept through the nation, and particularly the armies, in 1485, 1507,1517,1528, and 1551.  It travelled through northern and eastern Europe, reached London in 1528 (causing Henry VIII to retire hastily to Hampton Court and then to various other…

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Finally, we know from experience that the daughters of witches are always suspected of similar practices, as imitators of their mothers’ crimes; and that indeed the whole of a witch’s progeny is infected.  And the reason for this and for all that has been said before is, that according to their pact with the devil,…

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Typhus is any of several similar diseases caused by Rickettsia bacteria. The name comes from the Greek typhus (τύφος) meaning smoky or hazy, describing the state of mind of those affected with typhus. The causative organism Rickettsia is an obligate intracellular parasitic bacterium that cannot survive for long outside living cells. It is transmitted to…

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The excessive consumption by the general English population during the gin epidemic is difficult to comprehend by today’s comforts.  The two key elements of note to help understand the times were that Europe was undergoing what is known as “The Mini Ice Age” with frequent snow storms and even the River Thames commonly freezing over…

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Kids also caught measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox. Most children recovered from these colds and illnesses on their own, especially if somebody took good care of them while they were sick. Smallpox killed more people. By about 1150 AD, many doctors in Europe had read Ibn Sina’s medical encyclopedia, and knew that people caught measles…

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December 6th., 1580. Anna Strolin of Grefenberg, a murderess, who with premeditation, murdered and slew her own child, a boy of 6 years of age, with a chopper. She was minded to murder the other 4 children, but they moved her pity, so that she desisted.  Beheaded with the sword at Nuremberg. [173] In 1580:…

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The Executioner on Witch Crime 1500 Germany. Schmidt was also a humanitarian.  After torturing several women accused of witchcraft, Schmidt became convinced that the women were confessing to crimes they had never committed through fear of pain.  Although he was risking death by defying the ecclesiastic authorities, he applied to the town council to stop…

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In 1564, Guy de la Fontaine, physician to the king of Navarre, described to the French physician, Ambroise Pare, how a Jewish merchant who traded in mummified corpses “marveled that the Christians, so daintily mouthed, could eat the bodies of the dead.” These reported words highlight how easy it is to co-opt the practice of…

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Excerpt from Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III Samhain: Halloween, Winter Nights, All Hallows Eve   October 31st Samhain (*Note: Samhain is pronounced sowen, soween, saw win, saw vane or sahven, not sam hayne) Other names for Samhain include Samhuin, Samain, Saman, Oidhche Shamhna, Hallowe’en, Halloween, Hallows, Hallowtide, Shadow Fest, Allantide, Third Harvest, Harvest Home, Geimredh,…

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Even in Europe itself, sorcery and witchcraft were continually confounded. A witch or a sorcerer might bear one of the following names; (1) strix, stria, striga, or strigimaga (originally a screech-owl, than a night-spirit and vampire, finally a witch); (2) sortiarius or sortilegus (i.e., a diviner, one who reads the lots [sortes]); (3) masca (occasionally…

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Another ceremony much practised on Halloween, is that of the Three Dishes or Luggies.  Two of these are respectively filled with clean and foul water, and one is empty.  They are ranged on the heart, when the parties, blindfolded, advance in succession, and dip their fingers into one.  If they dip into the clean water,…

Student allegedly baked grandparent’s ashes into cookies for class

Furthermore, many of these characteristics, such as the use of ashes of murdered children to make communion bread-were now appearing for the 1st time, and, though they may later have become clichés, they should not be dismissed as such in the 11th century when they had no immediate precedent. At the beginning of the 11th…

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In 1428, a woman named Matteuccia Francisci appeared before and inquisitor at Todi. The inquisitor had evidently conducted extensive inquiry into her activities, and had obtained charges against her from numerous former clients. He routinely specified the precise place and year in which Matteuccia had performed sorcery for these clients, or given them recipes or…

INSIDER: A team of Johns Hopkins researchers is calling for magic mushrooms to be made legally available as medicine

Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin mushrooms, or psychedelic mushrooms) Shrooms are fungi that contain this fancy worded alkaloid known as psychoactive indole. About 180 species of this stuff is known to exist today. After the Spanish conquest, Catholic missionaries campaigned against the “pagan idolatry“, and the use of hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms was banned. Catholics and pagans…

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The disturbance of the air by witches (by flight or weather-witching); riding out on beehives, brooms, fences, cats, or other vehicles; animals prowling by night in the witch’s service; witches changing themselves or others into animals; the use of ointment to effect the changes; nocturnal gatherings (Hindu witches, for example, flew naked through the air…