There is a very important reference to these beliefs from the pen of the famous and erudite benedicting Abbot, Regino of Prum (A.D. 906), who in his weighty De ecclesiasticis disciplinis writes: “This too must by no means be passed over that certain utterly abandoned women, turning aside to follow Satan, being seduced by the illusions and phantasmical shows of demons firmly believe and openly profess that in the dead of night they ride upon certain beasts along with the pagan goddess Diana and a countless horde of women, and that in those silent hours they fly over vast tracts of country and obey her as their mistress, whilst on certain other nights they are summoned to do her homage and pay her service.” The witches rode sometimes upon a besom or a stick, sometimes upon an animal, and ethe excursion through the air was generally preceded by an unction with a magic ointment. Various recipes are given for the ointment, and it is interesting to note that they contain deadly poisons: aconite, belladonna, and hemlock. Although these unguents may in certain circumstances be capable of producing definite psychological results, it is Delrio who best sums up the reasons for their use: “The Demon is able to convey them to the Sabbat without the use of any unguent, and often he does so. But for several reasons he prefers that they should anoint themselves. Sometimes when the witches seem afraid it serves to encourage them. When they are young and tender they will thus be better able to bear the hateful embrace of Satan who has assumed the shape of a man. For by this horrid anointing he dulls their senses and persuades these deluded wretches that there is some great virtue in the viscid lubricant. Sometimes too he does this in hateful mockery of God’s holy Sacraments, and that by these mysterious ceremonies he may infuse, as it were, something of a ritual and liturgical nature into hi beastly orgies.”
Although the witch is universally credited with the power to fly through the air to the Sabbat mounted upon a besom or some kind of stick, it is remarkable In the face of popular belief to find that the confessions avowing this actual mode of aerial transport are extraordinarily few. Paul Grilland, in his Tractate de Sortilegiis, speakes of a witch at Rome during whose trial, 7 years before, it was asserted she flew in the air after she had anointed her limbs with a magic liniment. Perhaps the most eexactly detailed accounts of this feat are to be found in Boguet, than whom scarcely any writer more meticulously reports the lengthy and prolix evidence of witches, such evidence as he so laboriously gathered during the notorious prosecutions throughout Franche-Comte in the summer of 1598. He records quite plainly such statements as: Francoise Secretain avowed that in order to go to the sabbat she placed a white stick between her legs & then uttered certain words & then she was borne through the air and to the sorcerers assembly. In another place she confessed “That she had been a great number of times to the Sabbat…and that she went there on a white stick which she placed between her legs. It will be noticed that in the second instance she does not explicitly claim to have been borne through the air. Again: “Francoise Secretain was carried [to the Sabbat] on a white stick. Satan, in the form of a tall dark man conveyed thither Thieuenne Paget & Antide Colas, who most often left their house by way of the chimney…. Claudine Boban, a young girl, confessed that both she and her mother mounted the besom, & that flying out by the chimney they were thus borne through the air to the Sabbat.
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