Witchcraft, Second Edition Charles Alva Hoyt

ISBN: 9780585029573

Published: May 13th 2014

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195 pages


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Witchcraft, Second Edition  by  Charles Alva Hoyt

Witchcraft, Second Edition by Charles Alva Hoyt
May 13th 2014 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 195 pages | ISBN: 9780585029573 | 9.42 Mb

In this new edition Charles Alva Hoyt updates his research and offers fresh interpretations of the fascinating history of witches. Among his Second Thoughts are cautious examinations of the possible implications of the space-time continuum ofMoreIn this new edition Charles Alva Hoyt updates his research and offers fresh interpretations of the fascinating history of witches.

Among his Second Thoughts are cautious examinations of the possible implications of the space-time continuum of Einsteins special theory of relativity and the Many Worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics to the observed phenomena of witchcraft.Hoyt, a descendant of Susanna Martin who was hanged as a witch for walking through a Salem rain without getting her feet wet, carefully sketches the background and history of this least understood of supernatural phenomena as it has evolved from antiquity to the present.

He identifies seven distinct schools of witchcraft--orthodox, skeptic, anthropological, psychological, pharmacological, transcendental, and occult--and thoroughly analyzes each of them. He explores witchcrafts increased influence resulting from the New Testaments personification of evil as Satan.Especially enlightening are the ways that the nonwitch world has perceived and treated witches.

Witches were often victims at the lower end of the social order, scapegoats for the misfortunes of neighbors, town officials, and family members. Many of them suffered decapitation, hanging, burning and torture, dismemberment, and removal of skin with red-hot pincers for their alleged witchcraft. Dietrich Flade, Rector of the University of Trier, for example, was burned on 18 September 1589 after having been mercifully and Christianly strangled.

He had been found guilty of causing plagues of hailstones and snails.



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