Persona (19)

Still alive ?
Who was the famous playwright poet ?
A murderous plot disguised as suicide ?
Her Disappearance
Poisoned ?
The mysteries of the Third Reich
The prince of darkness
The engineer of the future
The discovery of America
The assassination of John F Kennedy
The Sinner Denigrated by the Church
The Predictions of Michel de Nostredame
Who is Behind The Murders ?
Has She Risen ?
Eustache Dauger
The Eternal Saga
Ogre or Bluebeard ?
The Child Who Came From None
Premonitorial Signs Announced His Death ?
Has He Existed ?

Science (10)

The Disappearance
Are we alone ?
Who are our ancestors ?
Fiction or Reality ?
The Practitioner of Yoga
Are Black Holes Time Breaches?
Origins
Where is the Cemetery ?
Do Stars Dictate Our Destiny ?
500 KM of Geoglyphs

Ufology (3)

UFO crash in New Mexico
The Most Secret Military Zone In The World
Extraterrestrials Live Among Us

Parapsychology (6)

The Sixth Sense of People
The Gift of Foreseeing the Future
Emotional Forcefields
The Meaning of Dreams
A Premonition 14 Years in Advance

Mysterious Place (8)

The Moai of Rapa Nui
The Lost City
City of the Cosmos
A City Dug In The Rock
A Celestial And Sacred Place
Magical City
The Secret Fortune of the Abbé Saunière
Ayers Rock

Egypt (6)

What killed the young pharaoh ?
What Secret Hides the Legendary Monument ?
A Monument That Defies Time
What Has Become Of The Beautiful Queen Of Egypt ?
Assassinated By His Womens ?
The Books Written By The Gods

Cryptozoology (10)

Mythology and Symbolism
Is It Real ?
The Abominable Snowman
The Goat Sucker
Lycanthropy
The Deadly Song of the Fish Woman
The Legend of Sasquatch
Are They Simply Tales ?
Voodoo and Golems - Myth ?
Serial Killer of the Eighteenth Century ?

Strange Phenomenon (9)

Mysterious disappearances
The Ghost Ship
Spiritism and Ghosts
The Feeling of Already Seen
Ghosts and Haunted Houses
Exorcism of the Demons by a Shaman Priest
Mysterious Explosion in Siberia
The Route Without Gravity ?
Apparitions Or Hallucinations ?

Bible and Religion (11)

Who Wrote It ?
A Matter of Faith ?
Guardians of the Secret
Fallen Angels
The Marks of the Christ
Universal Deluge
The Dead Sea Scrolls
And The Star of Bethlehem
Where Is It ?
The Sources Of The Arcanes

Magic (4)

Grimoire and Rituals
The Book Of Laws Of The Dead
Mediator Between the Spiritual and Material World
Origin of Misfortunes

Monument (5)

Monoliths
Did They Really Exist ?
What Did It Look Like ?
Has It Existed ?
The Fury of Building

Legend and Myth (7)

The Lost Continent
A Site of Legend
Just a Myth ?
The Lost City
The Fabulous Land Of Gold
And The Legend of Sherwood
The Modern Prometheus

History (4)

The Book That Lit The Pyres
Historic Reality ?
The Greatest Political Scandal of the United States
The Lost Colony

Relic (2)

An Endless Quest

People and Civilization (5)

The Oldest Civilization of Meso America
The Decline of the Mayan Civilization
The People of Amma
The Celtic's Spiritual Elite
A Kingdom Without Men

Conspiracy Theory (1)

The Conspiracy Theory
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Witches

Servants of the Devil ?

Witch

During the course of the fifteenth century began a wave of witchcraft repression and people embarked on a real witch hunt, heretical women considered to be working on behalf of Satan. Inquisitors stalked mercilessly those suspected of practicing witchcraft in order to persecute and condemn them, often in utter injustice. It is estimated that about 110,000 trials took place from the late Middle Ages and 60,000 witches burned at the stake.

Salem witch

Witchcraft

The wizard or witch is a magician who is known to peasants for being able to cast evil spells or concoct a variety of potions but also for his healing abilities. Often associated with shamans and seers, witches are already perceived by the Catholic Church as demonic heretics from the tenth century. At the end of the thirteenth century, the Inquisition published a first treatise that mentions penalties to be administered to the cultists of evil and those who go to sabbaths. It was only in 1484, with the papal bull Summis desiderantes of Pope Innocent VIII, that a ferocious fight against witchcraft began and that the Inquisition was granted the power to hound heresy.

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Women in the service of the devil

Witche's Sabbath

At that time, women are accused of being in the service of the devil and participating in a satanic plot to annihilate Christianity. The misogyny of the Church leads inquisitors to blame witches for all the miseries of the world. They would make newborn offerings to Satan, turn men into werewolves and provoke many incurable diseases such as leprosy and blindness. Witches would also make women sterile and men impotent and cause violent storms accompanied by lightning and hail. Carnally united to the demon and servants of it, witches would only sow disaster and desolation.

Seal of Inquisition

The Inquisition

Created in the course of the thirteenth century to fight heresy, the Inquisition is a court of the Catholic Church whose mission is to punish all those who act against religious dogmas. Sanctions varied greatly and could range from simple prayer to capital punishment. The Inquisition is represented by a cross strewn with an olive branch and a sword symbolizing grace and punishment.

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Malleus Maleficarum

Malleus Maleficarum, the Witches' Hammer

Written and published in Strasbourg in 1486 by inquisitors Henry Institoris and Jacques Sprenger, The Malleus Maleficarum (also known as The Witches' Hammer) is the reference book for all those leading a witch hunt. It is in this book that the authors refer for the first time to a satanic plot led by heretical women, witches. Among other things, The Malleus Maleficarum defines the laws governing the trials for witchcraft. The conviction of a witch begins with her arrest which must be the result of a denunciation or testimony. The alleged witch is then tortured to make her confess her pact and her copulation with Satan and the possession of a demonic powder used to cast curses. She is then unjustly condemned to burn alive on the flames of a pyre.

The Malleus Maleficarum has been rewritten many times in European countries and particularly in Germany where the witch hunt was so bloody that it caused several revolts and the assassination of some inquisitors like Conrad de Marburg.

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