A history of witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace notestein by Wallace notestein

A history of witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace notestein

byWallace notestein

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Other forms of magic were of course practiced. By the time that Elizabeth succeeded to the throne, it is safe to say that the practice of forbidden arts had become wide-spread in England. Reginald Scot a little later declared that every parish was full of men and women who claimed to work miracles.Most of them were women, and their performances read like those of the gipsy fortune-tellers today. "Cunning women" they called themselves. They were many of them semi-medical or pseudo-medical practitioners[30] who used herbs and extracts, and, when those failed, charms and enchantments, to heal the sick. If they were fairly fortunate, they became known as "good witches." Particularly in connection with midwifery were their incantations deemed effective. From such functions it was no far call to forecast the outcome of love affairs, or to prepare potions which would ensure love. They became general helpers to the distressed. They could tell where lost property was to be found, an undertaking closely related to that of the treasure seekers.

Title:A history of witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace notesteinFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 4, 2013Publisher:Maruay EbooksLanguage:English

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