“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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The forme of adjuring or citing of disvoverie spirits aforesaid to arise and appeare. I SEE no difference betweene these and popish conjurations; for they agree in order, words, and matter, differing in no circumstance, but that the papists doo it without shame openlie, the other doo it in hugger mugger secretlie.

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

This done, go to a place fast by, and in a faire parlor or chamber, make a circle with chalke,as hereafter followeth: That done, they will call a certeine spirit, whom they will command to enter into the centre of the circled or round christall. First, for that the faith of the standers by is naught; secondlie, for that theirs that present the partie is no better; thirdlie, bicause of the sinnes of the bewitched; fourthlie, for the neglecting of meete remedies; fiftlie, for the reverence of vertues going out into others; sixtlie, for the purgation; seventhlie, for the merit of the partie bewitched.

And everie toong doth confesse, that our Lord Jesus Christ is in the glorie of the father: Naie, there are examples set downe, where some being bewitched were cured as M. And then take up thy christall, and looke therein, asking what thou wilt, and it will shew it unto thee. And when he had thus given them to understand, that the verie cause of his damnation was Luthers heresie, and that the bodie must needs be digged up againe: This edition was limited to copies of which the first 50 were numbered restricted editions with a slip of paper inserted by Elliot Stock at the beginning.

It doth bestow great gifts and graces, on such as well deserve: Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy.


And here followeth a bond to call him to your N. It seems as ridiculous as having Ken Ham write an introduction for P. I have tried to discover her fate but never found out more, not even from HRW.

Also, whatsoever usurpeth the name of religion, through humane tradition, without the popes authoritie, is superstitious: Knights from daie dawning, till sunne rising; or from evensong, till the sunne set. Gomory a strong and a mightie duke, he appeareth like a faire woman, with a duchesse crownet about hir midle, riding on a camell, he answereth well and truelie of things present, past, and to come, and of treasure hid, and where it lieth: The fat of yoong children, and seeth it with 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.

Of the Romane sacrifices: Naie said the priest it cannot be so: 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.

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Afterwards that number was augmented to five, and after that to nine: Basson, the first editor’s son, was printed at Leiden in There follow him two hundred legions, partlie of the order of angels, if partlie of potestates.

Some of these crimes may not onelie be in the power and will of a witch, but may be accomplished by natural meanes: And therefore I saie, that the pope maketh rich witches, saints; and burneth the poore witches. Leraie, alias Oraya great marquesse, shewing himselfe in the likenesse of a galant archer, carrieng a bowe and a quiver, he is author of all battels, he dooth putrifie all such wounds as are made with discoverrie by archers, Quos optimos objicit tribus diebusand he hath regiment over thirtie legions.

A licence to depart. Vepar, alias Separa great duke and a strong, he is like od mermaid, he discoverue the guide of the waters, and of ships laden with armour; he bringeth to passe at the commandement of his master that the sea shalbe rough and stormie, and shall appeare witchcrafft of shippes; he killeth men in three daies, with putrifieng their wounds, and producing maggots into them; howbeit, they maie be all healed with diligence, he ruleth nine and twentie legions.


Product Description Product Details They sacrifice witcchcraft owne children to the divell before baptisme, holding them up in the aire unto him, and then thrust a needle into their braines … They use incestuous adulterie with spirits … They eate the flesh and drinke the bloud of men and children openlie … They kill mens cattell … They bewitch mens corne … They ride and flie in the aire, bring stormes, make tempests … They use venerie with a divell called Incubus and have children by them, which become the best witches … Inwhen there were few who would even defend witchcragt against these charges, Reginald Scot went one step further.

Reginald Scot’s collection of magical texts

The moonks, albeit they were convicted, and by these meanes almost taken tarde with the deed doing; yet did they refuse fiscoverie judges, bragging and vaunting themselves on their priviledges, but all in vaine.

There be glasses also, wherein one man may see another mans image, and not his owne; others, to make manie similitudes; others, to make none at all.

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.

The result is a fascinating look at the views on mental illness of the time: Hopefully you have some evidence to prove your case.

But they proove this by S. By this meanes if you have aine inventionyou discovfrie seeme to doo a hundreth miracles, and to discover the secrets of a mans thoughts, or words spoken a far off. Dictionary of National Biography.