The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

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The Salem Witch Trials of were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her coloni

Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials

A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials

Volva, one of my Guardians in The Way of Wytch is deeply based on the Wand Weds. The Volur, were given Goddess status by Odin.

Viking tribes often nurtured groups of wise women, witches or priestesses. Unmarried, these women were called the völur, singular völva, which literally translated as 'Wand-Wed'.

"Witchcraft was not made a capital offence in Britain until 1563 although it was deemed heresy and was denounced as such by Pope Innocent VIII in 1484. From 1484 until around 1750 some 200,000 witches were tortured, burnt or hanged in Western Europe."

Frontispiece from the witch hunter Matthew Hopkins' The Discovery of Witches showing witches identifying their familiar spirits.

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Fall is big here in Massachusetts with the leaves changing and crisp air. Halloween is big too with the history of witches in the area. In f...

Fall is big here in Massachusetts with the leaves changing and crisp air. Halloween is big too with the history of witches in the area. In f...

Centuries Past, Witches presenting wax dolls to the devil,...

History of Witches Witches presenting wax dolls to the devil featured inThe History of Witches and Source(Wellcome Library)

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The History of Wiccan and Witch Wands and How to Make One

The Wiccan Witches Wands is made of real wood and handcrafted for your practice of magick. Each Wiccan Witches Wands is made with you in mind, using magicks of old to bind the Wiccan Witches Wands to you as your personal ritual tool.

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Witches, Sluts, Feminists: The Occult History of Witch Feminism Part I

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