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Witch & Witchcraft & Witch Hunting & Witch Hunter’s Bible (Malleus Maleficarum): see Bronze Age & Pagans & Wizard & Occult & Devil & Demon & Magic & Literature & Story & Bible & Massachusetts & James I

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4,388.  1692 Salem Massachusetts: a community in meltdown.  (Humanity & United States & Witch & Miscarriage of Justice)  Mankind: The Story of All of Us IX: Pioneers

 

 

5,470.  Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly.  Men feared witches and burnt women.  It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.  (Freedom & Fear & Oppression & Witch & Free Assembly & Free Speech & Irrational)  Louis D Brandeis

 

 

12,244.  The Witch of Endor has intrigued readers of the Bible.  (Bible & Old Testament & Miracles & Magic & Witch)  Mysteries of the Bible: Magic & Miracles s5e6

 

 

13,015.  Witchcraft found not to be ‘anti-Christian’.  (Catholicism & Witchcraft)  Satanic Vatican

 

 

27,911.  The Soviets uncovered bizarre top-secret Nazi files ... Ancient documents hundreds of years old relating to the trial and persecution of witches.  (Nazi & Witch)  Nazi Secrets: Himmler’s SS Cult

 

27,914.  Heinrich Himmler continued his witch research project in secret.  (Nazi & Witch)  ibid.

 

 

30,561.  The suspect has his head placed upon a block, and an axe aimed at his neck.  If the man is guilty, the axe will bounce off his neck – so we burn him.  If the man is not guilty, the axe will simply slice his head off.  (England & Witch)  Curtis & Atkinson, The Black Adder: Witchsmeller Pursuivant, Witchsmeller

 

 

30,741.  Witchcraft ... is recognised in law ... Even the clergy employ witches.  (England & Elizabeth & Witch)  Dr Ian Mortimer, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England I: The Common People, BBC 2013

 

 

30,974.  Being labelled as a witch was a real danger.  During the civil war the country had just witnessed the largest witch-hunt ever: between 1645 and 1647 over 250 women were investigated in East Anglia alone.  (England & Women & Witch)  Dr Lucy Worsley, Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls II: Act Two: At Home

 

 

36,831.  The Mormon Church had been started by witches for witches ... Joseph Smith was in fact a warlock – the founder of the Mormon Church, and most of the early Church leaders were deeply involved in sorcery.  (Mormon & Witch)  Bill Schnoebelen, lecture ‘The Prophecy Club, Exposing the Illuminati from Within’

 

 

93,522.  ’Tis now the very witching time of night,

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out

Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood,

And do such bitter business as the day

Would quake to look on.  William Shakespeare, Hamlet III ii 413

 

 

93,523.  When shall we three meet again?

In thunder, lightning, and in rain?  William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth I i 1, First Witch

 

93,524.  What are these,

So withered, and so wild in their attire,

That look not like th’ inhabitants o’ the earth,

And yet are on ’t?  ibid.  I iii 39

 

93,525.  Say, from whence

You owe this strange intelligence?  or why

Upon this blasted heath you stop our way

With such prophetic greeting?  ibid.  I iii 72

 

93,526.  Double, double toil and trouble,

Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.  ibid.  IV i 10-11, witches

 

93,527.  Fillet of a fenny snake,

In the cauldron boil and bake.

Eye of newt and toe of frog,

Wool of bat and tongue of dog,

Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,

Lizzard’s leg and owlet’s wing,

For a charm of powerful trouble

Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.  ibid.  IV i @12, second witch

 

93,528.  Macbeth:  How now you secret, black, and midnight hags!  What is’t you do?  ibid.  IV i

 

 

46,080.  Hast thou forgot the foul witch Sycorax?  (Shakespeare & Witch & Tempest)  The Tempest 2010 starring Helen Mirren & Felicity Jones & Chris Cooper & Russell Brand & Reeve Carney & Tom Conti & Alan Cumming & Dimon Hounsou & Alfred Molina & Ben Whishaw et al, director Julie Taymor, Prospera

 

 

45,864.  But had he always desired the crown?  Or had the witches planted that idea?  (Shakespeare & Witch)  Shakespeare Uncovered II: Ethan Hawke on Macbeth, BBC 2012 *****

 

45,865.  Witches were taken seriously by almost everyone.  (Shakespeare & Witch)  ibid.

 

45,874.  Was it the witches who corrupted Macbeth or his own ambition?  (Shakespeare & Witch)  ibid. 

 

 

45,924.  In the early 1590s more than a hundred Scottish witches had gone on trial.  (Shakespeare & Witch)  Simon Schama’s Shakespeare II: Hollow Crowns BBC 2012

 

 

45,944.  King James was pursuing a ferocious campaign against witchcraft.  (Shakespeare & James I & Witch)  Francesco da Mosto, Shakespeare in Italy II: Land of Fortune, BBC 2012

 

 

91,864.  Witch hysteria was infecting mainland Europe.  Hundreds had already been executed as witches; tens of thousands would follow.  The violence, fear and hysteria spreading across Europe were largely as the result of one incendiary book: Meleficarum.  (Witch & James I)  Suzannah Lipscomb, Witches: A Century of Murder I, Channel 5 2015

 

91,865.  James saw himself as a highly intellectual king ... In James’s mind there was now clear evidence that an international Satanic conspiracy was out to kill him.  And there was only one way to stop them.  (Witch & James I)  ibid.

 

91,866.  The King’s personal involvement in the trials gave witchhunting the royal stamp of approval.  (Witch & James I)  ibid.

 

91,867.  In 1603 James VI of Scotland was also crowned James I of England.  England had little experience of mass witch trials.  That all ended with James I.  (Witch & James I)  ibid.

 

 

91,868.  For over a hundred years shocking witch trials swept over the British Isles.  Suzannah Lipscomb, Witches: A Century of Murder II

 

91,869.  His son Charles I had ended it.  But in 1645 Charles was losing control: civil war had broekn out.  ibid.

 

91,870.  Matthew Hopkins was on his way to launching the most brutal witch hunts in British history.  ibid.  

 

91,873.  Hopkins gave himself a grand new title: Witchfinder General.  ibid.

 

 

79,649.  You’re not terrifying; you’re boring.  (Fantasy & Witch)  Game of Thrones: The Wars to Come s5e1, girl to witch

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