The Burning Times

a.. 1324 Irish Coven led by Dame Alice Kyteler tried by the Bishop of Ossory for worshipping a non-Christian God. Dame Kyteler was saved by her rank but her followers were burned

b.. 1484 Pope Inocent VIII’s Bull against Witches

c.. 1486 Heinrich Institoris Cramer & Jacob Sprenger, both German monks, publish “Malleus Maleficarum” (The Witch Hammer) providing definite instructions for the prosecution of Witches. The majority of the professors at the Theological Faculty of the University of Cologne, the appointed censors at that time, refused to have anything to do with it. The two monks went ahead with a forged approbation of the whole faculty which was not discovered until 1898.

d.. 1585 Two villages in the Bishopric of Trier, Germany, were left with only a single female inhabitant apiece after witch trials

e.. 1601 King James I passed his Witchcraft Act according to our traditions, come European Pagans came over (or were brought over as indentured servants or convict labor) to the new World, and fled to join the Native American who’s traditions and beliefs wer similar to their own.

f.. 1736 The 1601 Wichcraft Act replaced by an act stating that there was no such thing as Witchcraft but to pretend to have occult powers was fraud

g.. 1921 Dr. Margaret Alice Murray “The Witch Cult in Western Europe”

h.. 1931 Dr. Margaret Alice Murray “The God of the Witches”

i.. 1951 last laws against Witchcraft repealed in England

j.. 1954 Dr. Gerald Brousseau Gardner “Witchcraft Today”

k.. 1959 Dr. Gerald Brousseau Gardner “The Meaning of Witchcraft”

l.. 1973 Robert Graves “The White Goddess”

m.. 1974 Council of American Witches adopted a set of Principle Wiccan Beliefs

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