Archive | June, 2008

Part II, Question II, Chapter VI

Prescribed Remedies; to wit, the Lawful Exorcisms of the Church, for all Sorts of Infirmities and Ills due to Witchcraft; and the Method of Exorcising those who are Bewitched. It has already been stated that witches can afflict men with every kind of physical infirmity; therefore it can be taken as a general rule that […]

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Part II, Question II, Chapter V

Prescribed Remedies for those who are Obsessed owing to some Spell. We have shown in Chapter X of the preceding Question that sometimes devils, through witchcraft, substantially inhabit certain men, and why they do this: namely, that it may be for some grave crime of the man himself, and for his own ultimate benefit; or […]

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Part II, Question II, Chapter IV

Remedies prescribed for those who by Prestidigitative Art have lost their Virile Members or have seemingly been Transformed into the Shapes of Beasts. In what has already been written it has clearly enough been shown the remedies which are available for the relief of those who are deluded by a glamour, and think that they […]

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Part II, Question II, Chapter III

Remedies prescribed for those who are Bewitched by being Inflamed with Inordinate Love or Extraordinary Hatred. Just as the generative faculty can be bewitched, so can inordinate love or hatred be caused in the human mind. First we shall consider the cause of this, and then, as far as possible, the remedies. Philocaption, or inordinate […]

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Part II, Question II, Chapter II

Remedies prescribed for Those who are Bewitched by the Limitation of the Generative Power. Although far more women are witches than men, as was shown in the First Part of the work, yet men are more often bewitched than women. And the reason for this lies in the fact that God allows the devil more […]

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Part II, Question II, Chapter I

The Remedies prescribed by the Holy Church against Incubus and Succubus Devils. In the foregoing chapters on the First Question we have treated of the methods of bewitching men, animals and the fruits of the earth, and especially of the behaviour of witches in their own persons; how they seduce young girls in order to […]

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Part II, Question II

THE METHODS OF DESTROYING AND CURING WITCHCRAFT Introduction, wherein is Set Forth the Difficulty of this Question. Is it lawful to remove witchcraft by means of further witchcraft, or by any other forbidden means? It is argued that it is not; for it has already been shown that in the Second Book of Sentences, and […]

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Part II, Question I, Chapter XVI

Of Three Ways in which Mean and Women may be Discovered to be Addicted to Witchcraft: Divided into Three Heads: and First of the Witchcraft of Archers. For our present purpose the last class of witchcraft is that which is practised in three forms by men; and first we must consider the seven deadly and […]

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Part II, Question I, Chapter XV

How they Raise and Stir up Hailstorms and Tempests, and Cause Lightning to Blast both Men and Beasts. That devils and their disciples can by witchcraft cause lightnings and hailstorms and tempests, and that the devils have power from God to do this, and their disciples do so with God’s permission, is proved by Holy […]

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Part II, Question I, Chapter XIV

Here followeth how Witches Injure Cattle in Various Ways. When S. Paul said, Doth God care for oxen? he meant that, though all things are subject to Divine providence, both man and beast each in its degree, as the Psalmist says, yet the sons of men are especially in His governance and under the protection […]

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