“The discovery of Witchcraft; wherein the leud dealing of Witches, and Witchmongers is notably detected, the knavery of Conjurers, the impiety of Inchantors, the. The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Classic Reprint) [Reginald Scot] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from The Discoverie of Witchcraft. Reginald Scot wrote The Discoverie of Witchcraft as a refutation of witchcraft and the inquisition. He argued that witchcraft and spirits were fictional, and caused.

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Also, if a woman be in travell, laie this writing upo hir bellie, she shall have easie deliverance, and the child right shape and christendome, and the mother purification of holy church, and all through vertue of these holie names of Jesus Christ following:. To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt. Albeit that here in England, this proverbe hath beene current; to wit, Dreames proove contrarie: It makes hir souldiers excellent, and crowneth them with victorie, Restores the lame and impotent, and healeth everie maladie.

A licence for the spirit to depart Go unto the place predestinated and appointed for thee, where thy Lord GOD hath appointed thee, untill I shall call thee againe. And herewithall I will set downe certeine rules delivered unto us by such popish doctors, as are of greatest reputation.

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

How the daie is divided or distinguished. For it teacheth to accomplish maters in such sort and oportunitie, as the common people thinketh the same to be miraculous; and to be compassed none other waie, but onelie by witchcraft. And this hath beene used heretofore, as one of the finest cousening feates: I conjure thee Sibylia by all the riall words aforesaid, and by their vertues and powers, I charge and bind thee by the vertue thereof, to be obedient unto me, and to all the words aforesaid, and this bond to stand betweene thee and me, upon paine of everlasting condemnation, Fiat, fiat, fiat, Amen.

And this order maie continue discoveerie a [] weeke, so as saie they through multiplication of intercessors, or rather intercessions, grace maie be obteined, and favor procured. The sicke man must fast three daies, and then he with his parents must come to church, upon an embering fridaie, and must heare the masse for that daie appointed, and so likewise the saturdaie and sundaie following. He invocated Bilethand made an art in his name, and a booke which is knowne to manie mathematicians.


The words on the first seal read: Domine, hyssopo, et witchraft Therefore he that will doo this worke, shall absteine from lecherousnes and dronkennesse, and from false swearing, and doo all the abstinence that he may doo; and namelie three dales before he go to worke, and in the third dale, when the night is come, and when the starres doo shine, and the element faire and cleare, he shall bath himselfe and his fellowes if he have anie all together in a quicke welspring.

And water thus used as Durandus saith hath power discovfrie his owne nature to drive away divels. If the spirit doo hurt, then it is a damned soule, and not ciscoverie elect. Wantest thou any suifrages, masses, or almes?

Through bibliographies, one may trace modern grimoires to this work. Ditchcraft is there anie other name given to man, whereby we have anie salvation, but by the name of Jesus.

Reginald Scot’s collection of magical texts

Also I conjure and constreine the spirit of N. And then take up thy christall, and looke therein, asking what thou wilt, and it will shew it unto thee. Item, the Duke of Alba his horsse was consecrated, or canonized, in the lowe countries, at the solemne masse; wherein the popes bull, and also his charme was published which I will hereafter recite he in the meane time sitting as Vice-roy with his consecrated standard in his hand, till masse was done.

Dukes may be hound from the first houre till noone; and cleare wether is to be observed.

Full text of “The discoverie of witchcraft”

Bune is a great and a strong Duke, he appeareth as a dragon with three heads, the third whereof is like to a man; he speaketh with a divine voice, he maketh the dead to change their place, and divels to assemble upon the sepulchers of the dead: Scotte’s discoovery of Witchcraft dismasketh sundry egregious discovverie, and disclverie certaine principall chapters, and speciall passages, hitteth the nayle on the head with a witnesse; howsoever I could have wished he had either dealt somewhat more curteously with Monsieur Bondine [i.


Then, after countenance of paine and greefe, pull awaie your hand suddenlie, holding the point downeward; and it will fall so out, as it will seeme never to have been thrust into the haft: Their Disposition or Inclinations. Then can they bind them, and lose them at their pleasures, and make them that have beene hers from the beginning, to tell the truth: The exorcist must consider, that this Beliall doth in everie thing assist his subjects.

In14 women were charged with witchcraft in the village of St.

Galbes galbat, galdes galdat. The book is riddled with effective, magickal ritual. But whatsoever is reported or conceived of such maner of witchcrafts, I dare avow to be false and fabulous coosinage, dotage, and wihchcraft excepted neither is there any mention made wihchcraft these kind of witches in the Bible. AMAYMON king of the east, Gorson king of the south, Zimimar king of the north, Goap king and prince of the west, may be bound from the third houre, till noone, and from the ninth houre till evening.

Then take faire cleane water, that runneth against the east, and set it upon the fier: On Christmas daie at night, a threed must be sponne of flax, by a little virgine girle, in wiitchcraft name of the divell: Thus in processe of time witchcraftt have all displeaseed hir, and she hath wishes evill lucke unto them all; perhaps with cursses and imprecations made in forme. For this holie name of Jesus is above all names: To make a spirit to appeare in a christall.