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Depending upon whom you ask, Wicasta Lovelace is an author, musician, artist, web designer and/or delusional lunatic (which one he is at any given moment depends upon the day of the week, really). You can find him on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Wicasta is working on several novels and recording music with his band, Windhaven.

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Malleus Maleficarum

Witchcraft and Aliens: Were Medieval Witches Actually Early Abductees?

This is an interesting take on the Inquisition and the role of the Malleus Maleficarum at a blog titled “Diary of an Alien Life Form“. Whether or not you agree with it, the ideas presented make for some interesting conversation. It’s easy to forget that during the time of the Malleus Maleficarum and the Inquisition, […]

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Malleus Maleficarum 1928

1928 Edition Malleus Maleficarum On eBay

The first English translation of the 1489 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum, which was translated by the Rev. Montague Summers, is being auctioned on eBay. This is the edition which we have replicated here on this web site. If you’re a book collector and have an interest in The Inquisition or the Occult, this is […]

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Witch Hunter’s Bible

National Geographic For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries […]

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Ellyn Darrah

Beyond the Burning Times

[From an article by Cody Liska, featured in Insight Magazine, that mentions the Malleus Maleficarum] In a dimly lit cave, a sorority of witches stands around a bubbling cauldron, cackling as they await the witching hour. Their faces are lousy with sores and their breath putrid with death. Behind their abysmally black eyes, the devil […]

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The Hammer Of Witches: Why Can’t Witches Cry?

I came across an interesting article on a Blog post, which cites the Malleus Maleficarum and author Carl Sagan, among other sources, to examine some of the issues behind the Malleus and the Inquisition. It makes for an interesting read. Excerpts; With no separation of Church or State (they were essentially one and the same) […]

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High School Marching Band Show: Malleus Maleficarum

I came across a bizarre performance by the Mount Pleasant High School Marching Band in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, titled “Malleus Maleficarum: The Witches’ Hammer”. It’s benign enough, except for the one part where a “witch” gets caught within a tightening circle, and then the band forms into something resembling a hammer. I’m sure nothing […]

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Malicious Code

We’re aware of the injection of malicious code into our pages, and hope our users realize that we’re actively fighting it. At the moment, this is almost a daily routine with us. This web site, as well as my personal web site, are the targets of repeated attacks, apparently exploiting a hole in the security […]

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Google Timeline

We’ve recently stumbled onto another way of perceiving the influence of the Malleus Maleficarum, by observing its position using Google’s Timeline. I highly recommend taking a look at the work through the prism of this Google tool. If nothing else, it shows us how many of the documents on the Internet that are related to […]

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Phoenix

Risen From The Ashes

You may have noticed that the Malleus Maleficarum is back online. We’ve tentatively put our files back on the server, gambling that the issues that faced us in the last few months with the root access server hacks have finally been corrected by our host provider. The server has been hack free for several weeks […]

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Trick-or-Treat Witch

Treat Kids To A Safe Halloween

[This article from the Sierra Times Herald in Arizona by police Lt. Jim Adams. It's a timely article, and references the Malleus, so I thought I'd mention it here.] Behind the Badge: Treat kids to a safe Halloween Americans spend $6.9 billion annually on Halloween, which is second only to Christmas. I love Halloween, but […]

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