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NeoPaganism and Witchcraft (Wicca) - Historic Books On CD

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This CD contains 14 Rare and Fascinating Historic books detailing Important Historical works of Witchcraft.

Below is a breakdown of the books and their contents by time period. The book titles are bolded and the contents are in the bullet points below each book. All books are complete - including any illustrations that were in the original hardcopy books.

All books are supplied in PDF format and are fully searchable.


Twentieth Century

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows

  • Casting the Circle
  • Drawing Down the Moon
  • The Charge
  • Initiation: First Degree
  • Initiation: Second Degree
  • Initiation: Third Degree
  • Cakes and Wine
  • The Sabbat Rituals: November Eve
  • The Sabbat Rituals: February Eve
  • The Sabbat Rituals: May Eve
  • The Sabbat Rituals: August Eve
  • On Chants
  • To Help the Sick
  • The Scourge and the Kiss
  • The Priestess and the Sword
  • The Warning
  • Of the Ordeal of the Art Magical
  • The Eightfold Way
  • To Gain the Sight
  • Power
  • Properly Prepared
  • The Meeting Dance
  • To Leave the Body
  • The Working Tools
  • Skyclad
  • A Revision of the Casting Procedure
  • The Prose Charge
  • Cakes and Wine
  • The Sabbat Rituals: Spring Equinox
  • The Sabbat Rituals: Summer Solstice
  • The Sabbat Rituals: Autumn Equinox
  • The Sabbat Rituals: Winter Solstice
  • The Eightfold Path or Ways
  • The First-Degree Initiation
  • The Second-Degree Initiation
  • The Third-Degree Initiation
  • The Witches' Chant or Rune
  • Consecrating Tools
  • The Old Laws
  • The Verse Charge
  • Casting and Charging
  • Forming the Circle

The Witch-Cult in Western Europe [1921]

  • Chapter I Continuity of the Religion
  • Chapter II The God
  • Chapter III Admission Ceremonies
  • Chapter IV The Assemblies
  • Chapter V The Rites
  • Chapter VI The Rites (continued)
  • Chapter VII The Organization
  • Chapter VIII Familiars and Transformations
  • Appendix I Fairies and Witches
  • Appendix II Trial of Silvain Nevillon and Gentien le Clerc at Orleans, 1614-15
  • Appendix III Names of Witches
  • Appendix IV Joan of Arc and Gilles de Rais
  • Appendix V Flying Ointments

The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer [1922]

  • Chapter 1. The King of the Wood. Section 1. Diana and Virbius.
  • Chapter 1. The King of the Wood. Section 2. Artemis and Hippolytus.
  • Chapter 1. The King of the Wood. Section 3. Recapitulation.
  • Chapter 2. Priestly Kings.
  • Chapter 3. Sympathetic Magic. Section 1. The Principles of Magic.
  • Chapter 3. Sympathetic Magic. Section 2. Homoeopathic or Imitative Magic.
  • Chapter 3. Sympathetic Magic. Section 3. Contagious Magic.
  • Chapter 3. Sympathetic Magic. Section 4. The Magician's Progress.
  • Chapter 4. Magic and Religion.
  • Chapter 5. The Magical Control of the Weather. Section 1. The Public Magician.
  • Chapter 5. The Magical Control of the Weather. Section 2. The Magical Control of Rain.
  • Chapter 5. The Magical Control of the Weather. Section 3. The Magical Control of the Sun.
  • Chapter 5. The Magical Control of the Weather. Section 4. The Magical Control of the Wind.
  • Chapter 6. Magicians as Kings.
  • Chapter 7. Incarnate Human Gods.
  • Chapter 8. Departmental Kings of Nature.
  • Chapter 9. The Worship of Trees. Section 1. Tree-spirits.
  • Chapter 9. The Worship of Trees. Section 2. Beneficent Powers of Tree-Spirits.
  • Chapter 10. Relics of Tree Worship in Modern Europe.
  • Chapter 11. The Influence of the Sexes on Vegetation.
  • Chapter 12. The Sacred Marriage. Section 1. Diana as a Goddess of Fertility.
  • Chapter 12. The Sacred Marriage. Section 2. The Marriage of the Gods.
  • Chapter 13. The Kings of Rome and Alba. Section 1. Numa and Egeria.
  • Chapter 13. The Kings of Rome and Alba. Section 2. The King as Jupiter.
  • Chapter 14. The Succession to the Kingdom in Ancient Latium.
  • Chapter 15. The Worship of the Oak.
  • Chapter 16. Dianus and Diana.
  • Chapter 17. The Burden of Royalty. Section 1. Royal and Priestly Taboos.
  • Chapter 17. The Burden of Royalty. Section 2. Divorce of the Spiritual from the Temporal Power.
  • Chapter 18. The Perils of the Soul. Section 1. The Soul as a Mannikin.
  • Chapter 18. The Perils of the Soul. Section 2. Absence and Recall of the Soul.
  • Chapter 18. The Perils of the Soul. Section 3. The Soul as a Shadow and a Reflection.
  • Chapter 19. Tabooed Acts. Section 1. Taboos on Intercourse with Strangers.
  • Chapter 19. Tabooed Acts. Section 2. Taboos on Eating and Drinking.
  • Chapter 19. Tabooed Acts. Section 3. Taboos on Showing the Face.
  • Chapter 19. Tabooed Acts. Section 4. Taboos on Quitting the House.
  • Chapter 19. Tabooed Acts. Section 5. Taboos on Leaving Food over.
  • Chapter 20. Tabooed Persons. Section 1. Chiefs and Kings tabooed.
  • Chapter 20. Tabooed Persons. Section 2. Mourners tabooed.
  • Chapter 20. Tabooed Persons. Section 3. Women tabooed at Menstruation and Childbirth.
  • Chapter 20. Tabooed Persons. Section 4. Warriors tabooed.
  • Chapter 20. Tabooed Persons. Section 5. Manslayers tabooed.
  • Chapter 20. Tabooed Persons. Section 6. Hunters and Fishers tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 1. The Meaning of Taboo.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 2. Iron tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 3. Sharp Weapons tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 4. Blood tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 5. The Head tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 6. Hair tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 7. Ceremonies at Hair-cutting.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 8. Disposal of Cut Hair and Nails.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 9. Spittle tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 10. Foods tabooed.
  • Chapter 21. Tabooed Things. Section 11. Knots and Rings tabooed.
  • Chapter 22. Tabooed Words. Section 1. Personal Names tabooed.
  • Chapter 22. Tabooed Words. Section 2. Names of Relations tabooed.
  • Chapter 22. Tabooed Words. Section 3. Names of the Dead tabooed.
  • Chapter 22. Tabooed Words. Section 4. Names of Kings and other Sacred Persons tabooed.
  • Chapter 22. Tabooed Words. Section 5. Names of Gods tabooed.
  • Chapter 23. Our Debt to the Savage.
  • Chapter 24. The Killing of the Divine King. Section 1. The Mortality of the Gods.
  • Chapter 24. The Killing of the Divine King. Section 2. Kings killed when their Strength fails.
  • Chapter 24. The Killing of the Divine King. Section 3. Kings killed at the End of a Fixed Term.
  • Chapter 25. Temporary Kings.
  • Chapter 26. Sacrifice of the King's Son.
  • Chapter 27. Succession to the Soul.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 1. The Whitsuntide Mummers.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 2. Burying the Carnival.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 3. Carrying out Death.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 4. Bringing in Summer.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 5. Battle of Summer and Winter.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 6. Death and Resurrection of Kostrubonko.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 7. Death and Revival of Vegetation.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 8. Analogous Rites in India.
  • Chapter 28. The Killing of the Tree-Spirit. Section 9. The Magic Spring.
  • Chapter 29. The Myth of Adonis.
  • Chapter 30. Adonis in Syria.
  • Chapter 31. Adonis in Cyprus.
  • Chapter 32. The Ritual of Adonis.
  • Chapter 33. The Gardens of Adonis.
  • Chapter 34. The Myth and Ritual of Attis.
  • Chapter 35. Attis as a God of Vegetation.
  • Chapter 36. Human Representatives of Attis.
  • Chapter 37. Oriental Religions in the West.
  • Chapter 38. The Myth of Osiris.
  • Chapter 39. The Ritual of Osiris. Section 1. The Popular Rites.
  • Chapter 39. The Ritual of Osiris. Section 2. The Official Rites.
  • Chapter 40. The Nature of Osiris. Section 1. Osiris a Corn-god.
  • Chapter 40. The Nature of Osiris. Section 2. Osiris a Tree-spirit.
  • Chapter 40. The Nature of Osiris. Section 3. Osiris a God of Fertility.
  • Chapter 40. The Nature of Osiris. Section 4. Osiris a God of the Dead.
  • Chapter 41. Isis.
  • Chapter 42. Osiris and the Sun.
  • Chapter 43. Dionysus.
  • Chapter 44. Demeter and Persephone.
  • Chapter 45. The Corn-Mother and the Corn-Maiden in Northern Europe.
  • Chapter 46. The Corn-Mother in Many Lands. Section 1. The Corn-mother in America.
  • Chapter 46. The Corn-Mother in Many Lands. Section 2. The Rice-mother in the East Indies.
  • Chapter 46. The Corn-Mother in Many Lands. Section 3. The Spirit of the Corn embodied in Human Beings.
  • Chapter 46. The Corn-Mother in Many Lands. Section 4. The Double Personification of the Corn as Mother and Daughter.
  • Chapter 47. Lityerses. Section 1. Songs of the Corn Reapers.
  • Chapter 47. Lityerses. Section 2. Killing the Corn-spirit.
  • Chapter 47. Lityerses. Section 3. Human Sacrifices for the Crops.
  • Chapter 47. Lityerses. Section 4. The Corn-spirit slain in his Human Representatives.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 1. Animal Embodiments of the Corn-spirit.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 2. The Corn-spirit as a Wolf or a Dog.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 3. The Corn-spirit as a Cock.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 4. The Corn-spirit as a Hare.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 5. The Corn-spirit as a Cat.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 6. The Corn-spirit as a Goat.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 7. The Corn-spirit as a Bull, Cow, or Ox.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 8. The Corn-spirit as a Horse or Mare.
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 9. The Corn-spirit as a Pig (Boar or Sow).
  • Chapter 48. The Corn-Spirit as an Animal. Section 10. On the Animal Embodiments of the Corn-spirit.
  • Chapter 49. Ancient Deities of Vegetation as Animals. Section 1. Dionysus, the Goat and the Bull.
  • Chapter 49. Ancient Deities of Vegetation as Animals. Section 2. Demeter, the Pig and the Horse.
  • Chapter 49. Ancient Deities of Vegetation as Animals. Section 3. Attis, Adonis, and the Pig.
  • Chapter 49. Ancient Deities of Vegetation as Animals. Section 4. Osiris, the Pig and the Bull.
  • Chapter 49. Ancient Deities of Vegetation as Animals. Section 5. Virbius and the Horse.
  • Chapter 50. Eating the God. Section 1. The Sacrament of First-Fruits.
  • Chapter 50. Eating the God. Section 2. Eating the God among the Aztecs.
  • Chapter 50. Eating the God. Section 3. Many Manii at Aricia.
  • Chapter 51. Homeopathic Magic of a Flesh Diet.
  • Chapter 52. Killing the Divine Animal. Section 1. Killing the Sacred Buzzard.
  • Chapter 52. Killing the Divine Animal. Section 2. Killing the Sacred Ram.
  • Chapter 52. Killing the Divine Animal. Section 3. Killing the Sacred Serpent.
  • Chapter 52. Killing the Divine Animal. Section 4. Killing the Sacred Turtles.
  • Chapter 52. Killing the Divine Animal. Section 5. Killing the Sacred Bear.
  • Chapter 53. The Propitiation of Wild Animals By Hunters.
  • Chapter 54. Types of Animal Sacrament. Section 1. The Egyptian and the Aino Types of Sacrament.
  • Chapter 54. Types of Animal Sacrament. Section 2. Processions with Sacred Animals.
  • Chapter 55. The Transference of Evil. Section 1. The Transference to Inanimate Objects.
  • Chapter 55. The Transference of Evil. Section 2. The Transference to Animals.
  • Chapter 55. The Transference of Evil. Section 3. The Transference to Men.
  • Chapter 55. The Transference of Evil. Section 4. The Transference of Evil in Europe.
  • Chapter 56. The Public Expulsion of Evils. Section 1. The Omnipresence of Demons.
  • Chapter 56. The Public Expulsion of Evils. Section 2. The Occasional Expulsion of Evils.
  • Chapter 56. The Public Expulsion of Evils. Section 3. The Periodic Expulsion of Evils.
  • Chapter 57. Public Scapegoats. Section 1. The Expulsion of Embodied Evils.
  • Chapter 57. Public Scapegoats. Section 2. The Occasional Expulsion of Evils in a Material Vehicle.
  • Chapter 57. Public Scapegoats. Section 3. The Periodic Expulsion of Evils in a Material Vehicle.
  • Chapter 57. Public Scapegoats. Section 4. On Scapegoats in General.
  • Chapter 58. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity. Section 1. The Human Scapegoat in Ancient Rome.
  • Chapter 58. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity. Section 2. The Human Scapegoat in Ancient Greece.
  • Chapter 58. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity. Section 3. The Roman Saturnalia.
  • Chapter 59. Killing the God in Mexico.
  • Chapter 60. Between Heaven and Earth. Section 1. Not to touch the Earth.
  • Chapter 60. Between Heaven and Earth. Section 2. Not to see the Sun.
  • Chapter 60. Between Heaven and Earth. Section 3. The Seclusion of Girls at Puberty.
  • Chapter 60. Between Heaven and Earth. Section 4. Reasons for the Seclusion of Girls at Puberty.
  • Chapter 61. The Myth of Balder.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 1. The Fire-festivals in general.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 2. The Lenten Fires.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 3. The Easter Fires.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 4. The Beltane Fires.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 5. The Midsummer Fires.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 6. The Hallowe'en Fires.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 7. The Midwinter Fires.
  • Chapter 62. The Fire-Festivals of Europe. Section 8. The Need-fire.
  • Chapter 63. The Interpretation of the Fire-Festivals. Section 1. On the Fire-festivals in general.
  • Chapter 63. The Interpretation of the Fire-Festivals. Section 2. The Solar Theory of the Fire-festivals.
  • Chapter 63. The Interpretation of the Fire-Festivals. Section 3. The Purificatory Theory of the Fire-festivals.
  • Chapter 64. The Burning of Human Beings in the Fires. Section 1. The Burning of Effigies in the Fires.
  • Chapter 64. The Burning of Human Beings in the Fires. Section 2. The Burning of Men and Animals in the Fires.
  • Chapter 65. Balder and the Mistletoe.
  • Chapter 66. The External Soul in Folk-Tales.
  • Chapter 67. The External Soul in Folk-Custom. Section 1. The External Soul in Inanimate Things.
  • Chapter 67. The External Soul in Folk-Custom. Section 2. The External Soul in Plants.
  • Chapter 67. The External Soul in Folk-Custom. Section 3. The External Soul in Animals.
  • Chapter 67. The External Soul in Folk-Custom. Section 4. The Ritual of Death and Resurrection.
  • Chapter 68. The Golden Bough.
  • Chapter 69. Farewell to Nemi.

Victorian

Aradia, Gospel of the Witches by Charles G. Leland [1899]

  • Chapter I: How Diana Gave Birth to Aradia (Herodias)
  • Chapter II: The Sabbat: Treguenda or Witch-Meeting--How to Consecrate the Supper
  • Chapter III: How Diana Made the Stars and the Rain
  • Chapter IV: The Charm of the Stones Consecrated to Diana
  • Chapter V: The Conjuration of the Lemon and Pins
  • Chapter VI: A Spell To Win Love
  • Chapter VII: To Find or Buy Anything, or to Have Good Fortune Thereby
  • Chapter VIII: To Have a Good Vintage and Very Good Wine by the Aid of Diana
  • Chapter IX: Tana and Endamone, or Diana and Endymion
  • Chapter X: Madonna Diana
  • Chapter XI: The House of the Wind
  • Chapter XII: Tana, The Moon-Goddess
  • Chapter XIII: Diana and the Children
  • Chapter XIV: The Goblin Messengers of Diana and Mercury
  • Chapter XV: Laverna

Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition by Charles G. Leland [1893]

  • Part One: Chapter I--TINIA
  • Part One: Chapter II--MASO
  • Part One: Chapter III--FERONIA
  • Part One: Chapter IV--FAFLON
  • Part One: Chapter V--LARES, LASA, AND LASSI
  • Part One: Chapter VI--CARRADORA
  • Part One: Chapter VII--TITUNO
  • Part One: Chapter VIII--FLORIA
  • Part One: Chapter IX--IL SPIRITO DEL SCALDINO
  • Part One: Chapter X--CUPRA
  • Part Two: Chapter I--LA STALLA DI MAIALE
  • Part Two: Chapter II--BIRDS AND TREASURES
  • Part Two: Chapter III--THE EXORCISM OF DEATH
  • Part Two: Chapter IV--EVIL INCANTATIONS
  • Part Two: Chapter V--THE AMETHYST

Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling by Charles G. Leland [1891]

  • Chapter I: The Origin of Witchcraft, Shamanism and Sorcery
  • Chapter II: Charms and Conjurations to Cure the Disorders of Grown People
  • Chapter III: Gypsy Conjurations and Exorcisms
  • Chapter IV: South Slavonian and other Gypsy Witch-lore
  • Chapter V: Charms or Conjurations to Cure or Protect Animals
  • Chapter VI: Of Pregnancy and Charms
  • Chapter VII: The Recovery of Stolen Property, Love Charms
  • Chapter VIII: Roumanian and Transylvanian Sorceries and Superstitions
  • Chapter IX: The Meetings of Witches
  • Chapter X: Of the Haunts, Homes and Habits of Witches in the South Slavic Lands
  • Chapter XI: Gypsy Witchcraft--Magical Power and Fortune-telling
  • Chapter XII: Fortune-Telling (continued)
  • Chapter XIII: Proverbs Referring to Witches, Gypsies and Fairies
  • Chapter XIV: A Gypsy Magic Spell--The Great Secret
  • Chapter XV: Gypsy Amulets
  • Chapter XVI: Gypsies, Toads and Toad-lore

Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Sir Walter Scott [1885].

Druids

Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions by James Bonwick [1894].

  • Who Were The Druids?
  • Welsh Or British Druidism
  • Irish Druidism
  • St. Patrick and the Druids
  • Opinions On Irish Druids
  • Irish Bards
  • Isle Of Man Druidism
  • French Druidism
  • German Druidism
  • Druidical Magic
  • Neo-Druidism
  • Druidical Belief
  • Druidical Mysticism
  • Irish Superstitions
  • Irish Magic, and Tuatha De Danaans
  • Irish Gods
  • Idol-Worship
  • Serpent Faith
  • Sun-Worship
  • Fire-Worship
  • Stone-Worship
  • Animal Worship
  • The Shamrock, and Other Sacred Plants
  • Well-Worship
  • Holy Bells
  • Irish Crosses
  • The Sacred Tara Hill
  • Round Tower Creed
  • Ossian the Bard
  • The Culdees of Druidical Days
  • The Future Life, or Land of the West
  • Ancient Irish Literature
  • The Lia Fail, or the Stone of Destiny

The Veil of Isis or Mysteries of the Druids By W. Winwood Reade [1861].

  • BOOK THE FIRST.
    • DARKNESS.
  • BOOK THE SECOND.
    • ABORIGINES.
      • I.-Albion
      • II.-Britain
      • III.-Analysis
      • IV.-Description
  • BOOK THE THIRD.
    • THE DRUIDS.
      • I.-Origin
      • II.-Power
      • III.-The Derwydd, or Philosophers
      • IV.-The Bardd, or Musicians
      • V.-The Ovades, or Noviciates
      • VI.-Rites and Ceremonies
      • VII. -Priestesses
  • BOOK THE FOURTH.
    • THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DRUIDS.
  • BOOK THE FIFTH.
    • VESTIGES OF DRUIDISM.
      • I.-In the Ceremonies of the Church of Rome
      • II.-In the Emblems of Freemasonry
      • III.-In Rustic Folk-Lore

The Burning Times

The Malleus Maleficarum [1486], translated by Montague Summers [1928]

  • Part 1
    • Question I - Whether the Belief that there are such Beings as Witches is so Essential a Part of the Catholic Faith that Obstinacy to maintain the Opposite Opinion manifestly savours of Heresy.
    • Question II - If it be in Accordance with the Catholic Faith to maintain that in Order to bring about some Effect of Magic, the Devil must intimately co-operate with the Witch, or whether one without the other, that is to say, the Devil without the Witch, or conversely, could produce such an Effect.
    • Question III - Whether Children can be Generated by Incubi and Succubi.
    • Question IV - By which Devils are the Operations of Incubus and Succubus Practised?
    • Question V - What is the Source of the Increase of Works of Witchcraft? Whence comes it that the Practice of Witchcraft hath so notably increased?
    • Question VI - Concerning Witches who copulate with Devils. Why is it that Women are chiefly addicted to Evil superstitions?
    • Question VII - Whether Witches can Sway the Minds of Men to Love or Hatred.
    • Question VIII - Whether Witches can Hebetate the Powers of Generation or Obstruct the Venereal Act.
    • Question IX - Whether Witches may work some Prestidigatory Illusion so that the Male Organ appears to be entirely removed and separate from the Body.
    • Question X - Whether Witches can by some Glamour Change Men into Beasts.
    • Question XI - That Witches who are Midwives in Various Ways Kill the Child Conceived in the Womb, and Procure an Abortion; or if they do not this Offer New-born Children to Devils.
    • Question XII - Whether the Permission of Almighty God is an Accompaniment of Witchcraft.
    • Question XIII - Herein is set forth the Question, concerning the Two Divine Permissions which God justly allows, namely, that the Devil, the Author or all Evil, should Sin, and that our First Parents should Fall, from which Origins the Works of Witches are justly suffered to take place.
    • Question XIV - The Enormity of Witches is Considered, and it is shown that the Whole Matter should be rightly Set Forth and Declared.
    • Question XV - It is Shown that, on Account of the Sins of Witches, the Innocent are often Bewitched, yea, Sometimes even for their Own Sins.
    • Question XVI - The Foregoing Truths are Set out in Particular, this by a Comparison of the Works of Witches with Other Baleful Superstitions.
    • Question XVII - A Comparison of their Crimes under Fourteen Heads, with the Sins of the Devils of all and every Kind.
    • Question XVIII - Here follows the Method of Preaching against and Controverting Five Arguments of Laymen and Lewd Folk, which seem to be Variously Approved, that God does not Allow so Great Power to the Devil and Witches as is involved in the Performance of such Mighty Works of Witchcraft.
  • Part 2
    • Question I - Of those against whom the Power of Witches availeth not at all.
      • Chapter I - Of the several Methods by which Devils through Witches Entice and Allure the Innocent to the Increase of that Horrid Craft and Company.
      • Chapter II - Of the Way whereby a Formal Pact with Evil is made.
      • Chapter III - How they are Transported from Place to Place.
      • Chapter IV - Here follows the Way whereby Witches copulate with those Devils known as Incubi.
      • Chapter V - Witches commonly perform their Spells through the Sacraments of the Church. And how they Impair the Powers of Generation, and how they may Cause other Ills to happen to God's Creatures of all kinds. But herein we except the Question of the Influence of the Stars.
      • Chapter VI - How Witches Impede and Prevent the Power of Procreation.
      • Chapter VII - How, as it were, they Deprive Man of his Virile Member.
      • Chapter VIII - Of the Manner whereby they Change Men into the Shapes of Beasts.
      • Chapter IX - How Devils may enter the Human Body and the Head without doing any Hurt, when they cause such Metamorphosis by Means of Prestidigitation.
      • Chapter X - Of the Method by which Devils through the Operations of Witches sometimes actually possess men.
      • Chapter XI - Of the Method by which they can Inflict Every Sort of Infirmity, generally Ills of the Graver Kind.
      • Chapter XII - Of the Way how in Particular they Afflict Men with Other Like Infirmities.
      • Chapter XIII - How Witch Midwives commit most Horrid Crimes when they either Kill Children or Offer them to Devils in most Accursed Wise.
      • Chapter XIV - Here followeth how Witches Injure Cattle in Various Ways.
      • Chapter XV - How they Raise and Stir up Hailstorms and Tempests, and Cause Lightning to Blast both Men and Beasts.
      • Chapter XVI - Of Three Ways in which Men and Women may be Discovered to be Addicted to Witchcraft: Divided into Three Heads: and First of the Witchcraft of Archers.
    • Question II - Introduction, wherein is Set Forth the Difficulty of this Question.
      • Chapter I - The Remedies prescribed by the Holy Church against Incubus and Succubus Devils.
      • Chapter II - Remedies prescribed for Those who are Bewitched by the Limitation of the Generative Power.
      • Chapter III - Remedies prescribed for those who are Bewitched by being Inflamed with Inordinate Love or Extraordinary Hatred.
      • Chapter IV - Remedies presribed for those who by Prestidigitative Art have lost their Virile Members or have seemingly been Transformed into the Shapes of Beasts.
      • Chapter V - Prescribed Remedies for those who are Obsessed owing to some Spell.
      • Chapter VI - Prescribed Remedies; to wit, the Lawful Exorcisms of the Church, for all Sorts of Infirmities and Ills due to Witchcraft; and the Method of Exorcising those who are Bewitched.
      • Chapter VII - Remedies prescribed against Hailstorms, and for animals that are Bewitched.
      • Chapter VIII - Certain Remedies prescribed against those Dark and Horrid Harms with which Devils may Afflict Men.
  • Part 3
    • General and Introductory - Who are the Fit and Proper Judges in the Trial of Witches?
    • Question I - The Method of Initiating a Process
    • Question II - Of the Number of Witnesses
    • Question III - Of the Solemn Adjuration and Re-examination of Witnesses
    • Question IV - Of the Quality and Condition of Witnesses
    • Question V - Whether Mortal Enemies may be Admitted as Witnesses
    • Question VI - How the Trial is to be Proceeded with and Continued. And how the Witnesses are to be Examined in the Presence of Four Other Persons, and how the Accused is to be Questioned in Two Ways
    • Question VII - In Which Various Doubts are Set Forth with Regard to the Foregoing Questions and Negative Answers. Whether the Accused is to be Imprisoned, and when she is to be considered Manifestly Taken in the Foul Heresy of Witchcraft. This is the Second Action
    • Question VIII - Which Follows from the Preceding Question, Whether the Witch is to be Imprisoned, and of the Method of Taking her. This is the Third Action of the Judge
    • Question IX - What is to be done after the Arrest, and whether the Names of the Witnesses should be made Known to the Accused. This is the Fourth Action
    • Question X - What Kind of Defence may be Allowed, and of the Appointment of an Advocate. This is the Fifth Action
    • Question XI - What Course the Advocate should Adopt when the Names of the Witnesses are not Revealed to him. Ths Sixth Action
    • Question XII - Of the Same Matter, Declaring more Particularly how the Question of Personal Enmity is to be Investigated. The Seventh Action
    • Question XIII - Of the Points to be Observed by the Judge before the Formal Examination in the Place of Detention and Torture. This is the Eighth Action
    • Question XIV - Of the Method of Sentencing the Accused to be Questioned: and How she must be Questioned on the First Day; and Whether she may be Promised her Life. The Ninth Action
    • Question XV - Of the Continuing of the Torture, and of the Devices and Signs by which the Judge can Recognize a Witch; and how he ought to Protect himself from their Spells. Also how they are to be Shaved in Parts where they use to Conceal the Devil's Masks and Tokens; together with the due Setting Forth of Various Means of Overcoming the Obstinacy in Keeping Silence and Refusal to Confess. And it is the Tenth Action
    • Question XVI - Of the fit Time and of the Method of the Second Examination. And it is the Eleventh Action, concerning the Final Precautions to be Observed by the Judge
    • The Third Head - Which is the last Part of this Work. How the Process is to be Concluded by the Pronouncement of a Definite and Just Sentence
    • Question XVII - Of Common Purgation, and especially of the Trial of Red-hot Iron, to which Witches Appeal
    • Question XVIII - Of the Manner of Pronouncing a Sentence which is Final and Definitive
    • Question XIX - Of the Various Degrees of Overt Suspicion which render the Accused liable to be Sentenced
    • Question XX - Of the Firth Method of Pronouncing Sentence
    • Question XXI - Of the Second Method of Pronouncing Sentence, when the Accused is no more than Defamed
    • Question XXII - Of the Third Kind of Sentence, to be Pronounced on one who is Defamed, and who is to be put to the Question
    • Question XXIII - The Fourth Method of Sentencing, in the Case of one Accused upon a Light Suspicion
    • Question XXIV - The Fifth Manner of Sentence, in the Case of one under Strong Suspicion
    • Question XXV - The Sixth Kind of Sentence, in the Case of one who is Gravely Suspect
    • Question XXVI - The Method of passing Sentence upon one who is both Suspect and Defamed
    • Question XVII - The Method of passing Sentence upon one who hath Confessed to Heresy, but is still not Penitent
    • Question XVIII - The Method of passing Sentence upon one who hath Confessed to Heresy but is Relapsed, Albeir now Penitent
    • Question XXIX - The Method of passing Sentence upon one who hath Confessed to Heresy but is Impenitent, although not Relapsed
    • Question XXX - Of One who has Confessed to Heresy, is Relapsed, and is also Impenitent
    • Question XXXI - Of One Taken and Convicted, but Denying Everything
    • Question XXXII - Of One who is Convicted but who hath Fled or who Contumaciously Absents himself
    • Question XXXIII - Of the Method of passing Sentence upon one who has been Accused by another Witch, who has been or is to be Burned at the Stake
    • Question XXXIV - Of the Method of passing Sentence upon a Witch who Annuls Spells wrought by Witchcraft; and of Witch Midwives and Archer-Wizards
    • Question XXXV - Finally, of the Method of passing Sentence upon Witches who Enter or Cause to be Entered an Appeal, whether such be Frivolous or Legitimate and Just

Dæmonology by King James the First. [1597] With Newes from Scotland [1591]

  • Dæmonologie: The First Booke.
  • Dæmonologie: The Seconde Booke
  • Dæmonologie: The Thirde Booke

The Witch-Persecutions, Edited by George L. Burr [1896].

  • I. The Theory of Witch-Persecution.
  • II. The Beginnings of the Witch-Persecutions.
  • III. The Witch-Persecution at Trier.
  • IV. The Witch-Persecution at Bonn.
  • V. The Witch-Persecution in Scotland.
  • VI. The Witch-Persecution at Bamberg.
  • VII. The Witch-Persecution at Würzburg.
  • VIII. The Methods of the Witch-Persecutions.

Additional Items of Interest

The Book of Hallowe'en by Ruth Edna Kelley [1919]

  • Chapter I: Sun-Worship. The Sources of Hallowe'en
  • Chapter II: The Celts: Their Religion and Festivals
  • Chapter III: Samhain
  • Chapter IV: Pomona
  • Chapter V: The Coming of Christianity. All Saints'. All Souls'
  • Chapter VI: Origin And Character Of Hallowe'en Omens
  • Chapter VII: Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in Ireland
  • Chapter VIII: In Scotland and the Hebrides
  • Chapter IX: In England and Man
  • Chapter X: In Wales
  • Chapter XI: In Brittany and France
  • Chapter XII: The Teutonic Religion. Witches.
  • Chapter XIII: Walpurgis Night
  • Chapter XIV: More Hallowtide Beliefs and Customs
  • Chapter XV: Hallowe'en in America

Irish Witchcraft and Demonology by St. John D. Seymore [1913]

  • Chapter I: Some Remarks On Witchcraft In Ireland
  • Chapter II: A.D. 1324: Dame Alice Kyteler, The Sorceress of Kilkenny
  • Chapter III: A.D. 1223-1583
  • Chapter IV: A.D. 1606-1656
  • Chapter V: A.D. 1661
  • Chapter VI. A.D. 1662-1686
  • Chapter VII: A.D. 1688: An Irish-American Witch
  • Chapter VIII: A.D. 1689-1720
  • Chapter IX: A.D. 1807 to Present Day

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