I wondered, however, if more could be made of the demonization of all forms of magic in these stories: male magicians may be on average less villainous than female ones, but the anxiety that these literary works project about all forms of magic is significant.
Where Wicca and Witchcraft meet Other categories that are not Wiccan in and of themselves, but whose practitioners might also consider themselves Wiccan, include Hedgewitchery, Green Witchery, and Kitchen Witchery. Leland's witches do not see Lucifer as the evil Satan that Christians see, but a benevolent god of the Sun and Moon.
An emphasis is placed on ancestor worship. Then must the glass be washed and rubbed with crums [sic] of bread: which must be burnt in the fire and so the sufflation is made: Then gladly he will appeare and answer to thy Asking.
Other accusations followed and Sherwood was brought to trial in The court decided to use a controversial water test to determine her guilt or innocence. It depends on who you ask.
Similar episodes of violence against people accused of being witches have occurred in Africa, South America, the Middle East and in immigrant communities in Europe and the United States.
Among the distinguishing features of the Feri tradition is the use of a specific Feri power or energetic current. Ideally it would have been nice to cast the net a bit wider. Baptist, per Petrum et Paulam per virtutem Domini nostri Iesu Christi: ut in isto specule continuo ad omnia rogata respondeas.
Sloane also corresponded with his contemporary Gerald Gardnerfounder of the Wicca religion, and implied that his views of Satan and the horned god were not necessarily in conflict with Gardner's approach.
In Virginiapeople were less frantic about witches. Malory died inlong before the new stereotype of the devil-worshipping witch was leading to trials in England, but still he emphasizes the demonic nature of both male and female magic.