Dangerous Women

Publication Title: 
Primitive culture: Researches into the development of mythology, philosophy, religion, language, art, and custom, Vol 1 (7th ed.)

Occult Sciences--Magical powers attributed by higher to lower races--Magical processes based on Association of Ideas--Omens--Augury, &c.--Oneiromancy--Haruspication, Scapulimancy, Chiromancy, &c.--Cartomancy, &c.--Rhabdomancy, Dactyliomancy, Coscinomancy, &c.--Astrology--Intellectual conditions accounting for the persistence of Magic--Survival passes into Revival--Witchcraft, originating in savage culture, continues in barbaric civilization; its decline in early mediaeval Europe followed by revival; its practices and counter-practices belong to earlier culture--Spiritualism

Author(s): 
Tylor, Edward B.

The following sheets contain a history of magic, sorcery, witchcraft, apparitions, and spectres. We think it requisite to give the reader a brief account of the nature and usefulness of our design in the first place; and having represented the design and usefulness of this treatise, we shall in the next place offer something to confirm the belief and credit of histories so well attested.

Author(s): 
Boulton, Richard
Publication Title: 
A compleat history of magick, sorcery, and witchcraft, Vol 1

In this book, the author provides a brief account of the diabolical arts of witchcraft, sorcery, and other magical practice. After discussing ghosts and spirits, the author describes in detail the cases of numerous witches, the examination of supposed witches, information and testimony from accusers, and cases of demon possession. A further account is presented of the works of the devil, without the assistance of man; also by witchcraft and sorcery.

Author(s): 
Boulton, Richard

This book presents a history of magic, sorcery, and witchcraft. The work contains an account of some trials of Witches at a Court of Oyer and Terminer, held in Salem, in New-England. It is also a Narrative of many Surprizing and Amazing Sorceries, and Witchcrafts practiced in Scotland--with the Learned Arguments of Lawyers on both sides, at the Trials of Seven WITCHES, and the Remarkable Passages which happened at their Execution. Additionally, the book presents The Surrey DEMONIACK--with all the Testimonies and Information taken upon Oath relating thereunto.

Author(s): 
Boulton, Richard
Publication Title: 
A compleat history of magick, sorcery, and witchcraft, Vol 2

The first history given account of in this Second Part of the History of Witchcraft is the Trial of one G. B. who was Indicted for Witchcraft, and in the Prosecution of the Charge against him, he was accused by five or six Persons bewitched, as the author of their Miseries. This book presents a history of magic, sorcery, and witchcraft. The work contains an account of some trials of Witches at a Court of Oyer and Terminer, held in Salem, in New-England.

Author(s): 
Boulton, Richard
Publication Title: 
Curiosities of human nature: By the author of Peter Parley's tales

Matthew Hopkins pretended to be a great critic in special marks or signs of witchcraft; at a time in the 1600's when witch accusations were common. In one year, he sent no less than sixty so-called witches to their deaths on his own county of Essex. Then one day, suspicion was cast his way and he was tried and executed as a wizard.

Author(s): 
Goodrich, Samuel G.
Publication Title: 
The philosophy of electrical psychology in a course of twelve lectures

This chapter examines the doctrine of impressions.

Author(s): 
Dods, John Bovee
Publication Title: 
Modern mysteries explained and exposed

A few topics of a miscellaneous character, but which have an important bearing upon our present investigations, have been reserved for a distinct and separate consideration, in the present chapter. The principles which we have elucidated, will be found to be quite extensive and important in their applications. Through them, many facts which have hitherto appeared utterly mysterious and inexplicable, admit of a ready and consistent explanation. We will specify a few of these facts. We will then examines specific facts that require explanation.

Author(s): 
Mahan, Asa
Publication Title: 
New and extensive analytical examination of the elements of mental science: Containing evidences of difference, distinguishing between elements of mind which lie at the foundation of mental action, and elements of mind which lie at the foundation of moral action (abridged)

This chapter focuses on spiritualism. Specifically, it examines action of an abstracted mind, modern spiritualism, necromancy, astrology, magic, and witchcraft.

Author(s): 
Smith, Moses
Publication Title: 
Salem witchcraft; comprising More wonders of the invisible world, collected by Robert Calef; and Wonders of the invisible world, by Cotton Mather; together with notes and explanations by Samuel P. Fowler

The grounds of complaint by the inhabitants of Salem Village against Minister Parris are listed. The reasons why we withdraw from communion with the church of Salem Village, both as to hearing the word preached, and from partaking with them at the Lord's table, are as follows. Why we attend not on public prayer and preaching the word are: 1. The distracting and disturbing tumults, and noises, made by the persons under diabolical power and delusions; preventing sometimes our hearing, understanding, and profiting by, the word preached.

Author(s): 
Mather, Cotton

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