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?
Wicca is the recognised Religion for witch craft or witchery. Witches are very Religious and do pray a lot. It was usually kept a secret if one was a witch. Witch craft has existed since that start of human history. They worked on spells and had many ingredients that were needed so the image above shows some of the symbols for important parts of their lives.
How to Become a Witch P5 You will get to know the practical problems faced by the new entrants to witchcraft and how to resolve them. Find a guru When you have formed a sufficient idea of the witchcraft and have become well versed with its special language and vocabulary, you should seek tutelage of a reputed guru. Quite possibly you may not succeed with you initial attempts to be accepted by him.
What is Witchcraft P3 There were times in history when many women were burnt to the stake for practicing witchcraft. All this was largely due to superstition. Witchcraft is actually a ‘craft’ and not a religion. The religion that the witches follow is called Wicca. Since the basic principles and beliefs of witchcraft are also followed in Wicca, therefore, witchcraft is generally identified with religion.
England's most famous witch trial took place in Lancashire in 1612. Ten of the so-called Pendle Witches were hanged at Lancaster Castle after being deemed guilty of witchcraft. Their ghosts reputedly haunt the village of Newchurch which is where one of the witches is said to be buried.