“The discovery of Witchcraft; wherein the leud dealing of Witches, and Witchmongers is notably detected, the knavery of Conjurers, the impiety of Inchantors, the. The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Classic Reprint) [Reginald Scot] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from The Discoverie of Witchcraft. Reginald Scot wrote The Discoverie of Witchcraft as a refutation of witchcraft and the inquisition. He argued that witchcraft and spirits were fictional, and caused.

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O most strongest and mightiest God, without beginning or ending, by thy clemencie and knowledge I desire, that my questions, worke, and labour may be fullie and trulie accomplished, through thy worthines, good Lord, which livest and reignest, ever one God, world without end, Amen.

For saith he these disckverie of the preest, when he saith, Ego te absolvoare as effectuall to drive awaie the princes of darknes, through the mightie power of that saieng, as was the voice of God to drive awaie the darknes of the world, when at the beginning he said, Fiat lux. Notify me of new comments via email.

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

witchdraft The division of the night, and the planetarie regiment. Surely the first chapter of his Eighth Book is a clear announcement of atheism: Colleges of augurors, their office, their number, the signification of augurie, that the practisers of that art were couseners, their profession, their places of exercise, their apparrell, their superstition.

At the end of the volume the printer gives his name as William Brome. The fat of yoong children, and seeth it witchcraftt water in a brasen vessell, reserving the thickest of that which remaineth boiled in the bottome, which they laie up and keepe, untill occasion serveth to use it. These I saie among the simple, and where they feare no law nor accusation take upon them also the raising of tempests, and earthquakes, and to doo as much as God himselfe can doo.


Cimeries is a great marquesse and a strong, ruling in the parts of Aphrica ; he teacheth perfectue grammar, logicke, and rhetorike, he discovereth treasures and things hidden, he bringeth to passe, that a man shall seeme with expedition to be turned into a soldier, he rideth upon a great blacke horsse, and ruleth twentie legions.

Yea, he also told me, that this his sonne being as it were past all cure received perfect health at the hands of another witch. dscoverie

And this I knowe to be true by the relation of divers honest men of that parish. There must be commended to some poore begger the saieng of five Pater nostersand witchcragt Aves ; the first to be said in the name of the partie possessed, or bewitched: Even before that, likely in his legal capacity, Scot in was involved in another witch trial.

What will not couseners or witches dkscoverie upon them to doo?

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Also they must change all their bedding, their clothing, and their habitation. For if anie that meaneth good faith with the divell read certeine conjurations, he commeth up they saie at a trice. That is to discoverue, he was utterly without imagination, a very dull, narrow, and ineffective little soul. Prelates may be bound in anie houre of the daie. But he tarrieth not one houre in the truth, except he be constrained by the divine power, as is dizcoverie.

Balme, virgine wax, and holie water, an Agnus Dei make: Finallie he saith, that if there be added hereunto an Agnus Deiand the same be worne about ones necke by one void of sinne, nothing is wanting that is good and holesome for this purpose. Call these names, Orimoth, Belimoth, Lymocke, and say thus: Share on twitter or facebook. The spells in Discoverie have a morbid bent, often calling for remains of the dead, and items associated with death.


The Discoverie of Witchcraft

By this means saith he in a moone light night they seeme to be carried in the aire, to feasting, singing, dansing, kissing, culling, and other acts of venerie, with such you thes as they love and desire most: Gabriel Harveyin his Pierce’s Supererogation[6] wrote:.

Whose soule art thou? And it is a generall rule, that who or whatsoever is newlie exorcised must be rebaptised: There were certeine necromancers that offered sacrifices and burnt offerings unto him; and to call him up, they exercised an art, saieng that Salomon the wise made it. The making of the holie water. Skulls in the Stars.

He spends much time blasting various prognosticators, such as the oracles, diviners, and augurs. Gusoin is a great duke, and a strong, appearing in the forme of a Xenophilushe answereth all things, present, past, and to come, expounding all questions.

These figures are called the seales of the earth, without the which no spirit will appeere, except thou have them with thee. O My God my God, looke upon me, whie hast thou forsaken me, and art so farre from my health, and from the words of my complaint?