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A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches

A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches
A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches

A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and Astrologers is an important historical resource

First published in 1680, A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and Astrologers is an important historical resource on the ideas and beliefs surrounding witchcraft that were used to justify the persecution of witches and other practitioners. This reproduction of the original text includes a foreword by Joyce Froome, assistant curator at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, and photo-plates of selected pages. Table of Contents includes: Part I: A Discourse on Superstition and Witchcraft, Part II: Being A Discourse of the Impostures Practiced in Judicial Astrology

Forward by Joyce Froome

John Brinley wrote A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and Astrologers in 1680.
Table of Contents:

Contents

Foreword

The Preface

Part I: A Discourse on Superstition and Witchcraft
Chapter I, That most men are naturally inclin'd to Superstition, especially the ignorant sort
Chapter II, That God's hand is in all Crosses, who Ruleth over Devils and all their Instruments.
Chapter III, Several strange Diseases happen only from natural Causes, in which neither Divels nor any of his Instruments have any hand.
Chapter IV, That Devils may do mischief to man or beast, without any Association with Witch or Wizard.
Chapter V, That seeing Men, or Women, or Beasts may be Afflicted from some natural Causes, or that some persons may on purpose Counterfeit many things; or that the Devil himself may be the sole Worker, people ought to be cautious how they ascribe their Distempers, or Troubles to Witchcraft.
Chapter VI, That there be Witches.
Chapter VII, Of the ground of Witchcraft, and of all the Practices thereof.
Chapter VIII, That besides the forementioned open and express League, there are certain practices used by Witches, which imply a Compact without any form of words.
Chapter IX, The reasons and grounds of Witchcraft further debated on.
Chapter X, The Signs whereby one may Discover whether a Party be Possest or Bewitched.
Chapter XI, That Witches are not to be sought unto. The Conclusion of the whole work.

Part II: Being A Discourse of the Impostures Practiced in Judicial Astrology
Chapter I, A Discourse Concerning Astrology. Of the Original thereof
Chapter II, A Discourse Concerning Judicial Astrology

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