The Witch-Cult in Western Europe

THE WITCH-CULT IN WESTERN EUROPE A Study in Anthropology BY MARGARET ALICE MURRAY OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRESS [1921] Scanned, proofed and formatted at, October 2000 by John Bruno Hare. This text is in the public domain in the US because it was published prior to 1923. PREFACE THE mass of existing material on … Read more

The Discovery of Witches

The Discovery of Witches, by Matthew Hopkins   The Discovery of Witches: In Answer to severall QUERIES, LATELY Delivered to the Judges of Assize for the County of NORFOLK. And now published By MATTHEW HOPKINS, Witch-finder, FOR The Benefit of the whole KINGDOME. M. DC. XLVII. EXOD. 22.18. Thou shalt not suffer a witch to … Read more

Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft

Project Gutenberg’s Letters On Demonology And Witchcraft, by Sir Walter Scott This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at … Read more

Nider, Formicarius

Nider, Formicarius, ed. of Augsburg, ca. 1476 Lib. V. cap. 3 This is one of the earliest books which throws light on the methods of persecution. Written by the Dominican scholar Johannes Nider, about 1436, the work consists of a dialogue between a theologian and a doubter on a variety of topics. I will relate … Read more

Innocent VIII – Bull Summis desiderantes

Innocent VIII: BULL Summis desiderantes, Dec. 5th, 1484 Bullarium Romanum (Taurinensis editio), sub, anno 1484.   The Bull is also printed in full at the head of the Malleus maleficarum. Innocent, bishop, servant of the servants of God, Ad futuram rei memoriam Desiring with supreme ardor, as pastoral solicitude requires, that the catholic faith in … Read more

The Wiccan Rede of Chivalry

Bide the Wiccan Law ye must,In perfect love and perfect trust.Live and let live,Fairly take and fairly give.Cast the Circle thrice about,To keep the evil spirits out.To bind the spell every time,Let the spell be spake in rhyme.Soft of eye and light of touch,Speak little, listen much.Deosil go by the waxing moon,Chanting out the Witches … Read more