The 16th century was a era of religious to-do caused, in allocation, by the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation. As the aftershocks of religious estrangement elongated across Europe, terror take at the forefront that the Day of Judgment was nigh. Catholics viewed the rift as a sign that the Antichrist was increasing his works in the world, even though Protestants saw the defilement of the Catholic church as proof that the devil was ventilated.
Fuelling concerns roughly the pernicious toss around of magic and the devil was the case of print, which saying an influx of written texts from the continent, such as the Malleus Maleficarum (c1486), urging people to believe decisive operate in the broil behind witches and magic. It was adjoining this emotionally charged backdrop that Henry VIII introduced the first English statutes addressing witchcraft in 1542, followed by adding, stricter, legislation by Elizabeth I in 1563 and James I in 1604. Continue reading “The Deed back Suggestion to Witches”
The words Witch and sorcery known to mankind for more than a thousand years, and what they mean, distributed throughout the world. However, only in Western Europe in the XV-XVII centuries. monomaniacal persecution of witches reached its peak. It was then that the two churches – Protestant and Catholic – declared a witch war, have taken unprecedented proportions. And that is when both churches have called his parishioners to what can be described as massive pogroms, witch-hunting and terrible punishment. According to some reports around 200,000 people – mostly women – were found guilty and hanged or burned at the stake. By the grace of a special sentence of burning at times before the penalty being smothered. Mass hysteria, and prosecution in the history of mankind, as a rule, exist together. Continue reading “Hunting for witches”
In our time of high technology in magic and impure strength is seriously believed by few people. However, the interest in all kinds of mysticism is not erased. Unreal creatures and essences often make films and publish books. In this genre of art you will also find your own specific terms. Here, for example, the Sabbath. What’s this?
If you believe the most popular version, Satanism is the direct opposite of Christianity. Since the Orthodox faith appeared earlier, its dark reflection was forced to borrow and distort all church rites and activities. While believers gather in churches for worship, Satan’s subjects go to the Sabbath. What’s this? Continue reading “All about Shabosh Witches”