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The Prevalence of Witches in India

According to writer Anusua Mukherjee, a lot more than just legislation is needed to curb the frequent incidents of witch-hunting in Odisha, India. She cites the Malleus Maleficarum in a recent article for The Telegraph newspaper in Calcutta, India. According to Mukherjee; The Witch Hammer, 1486, speaks in the authoritative voice of a book of law […]

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LEGO Malleus Maleficarum

The LEGO Malleus Maleficarum

A LEGO aficionado named Brick Vader is displaying a LEGO textural study in his medieval witchhunting diorama, titled “Malleus Maleficarum”. The diorama is rather well done, even if it is a little disturbing that a terrible period of history has become fodder for a LEGO diorama. The surprise studs in the forward segments of the wall […]

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Witch Hunting Manual

The European Witch Hunters’ Manual

We came across a nice write-up about the Malleus Maleficarum on by Jone Johnson Lewis. It provides a nice summation of the Malleus Maleficarum, along with extra information to give it some historical context. We very much liked the content and structure of the article, and highly recommend to anyone who, due to course […]

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A Modern Witch

The Feminist War on Penises

Author Jessica Valenti referenced the Malleus Maleficarum in her article on The Nation’s web site last September 24, 2012. The article was titled Feminism’s War on Penises and examined the lunacy of people like Rush Limbaugh, who responded to an Italian study that reports penises are 10 percent smaller than they were fifty years ago […]

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What The Malleus Says About Ke$ha’s Claim She Had Sex With A Ghost

After recent revelations from pop starlet Kesha that she had sex with a ghost (most likely a publicity stunt, what with Halloween coming up soon), we thought maybe we should look at what the Malleus Maleficarum has to say about the possibility of having sex with incorporeal spirits and demons. First, though, let’s look at […]

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Witchcraft Flowchart

So, You’ve Been Accused of Witchcraft

Been accused of witchcraft? We were alerted to a wonderful chart that was posted to the Lapham’s Quarterly web site. Lapham’s Quarterly is an excellent magazine of history and ideas. The chart they posted is a handy reference flowchart that details how to “avoid the ultimate punishment with this guide from the 1486 witch-hunting manual, […]

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The Truth About Predatory Programming

Malleus Maleficarum : The Truth About Predatory Programming

I just read a very interesting article by Clyde Lewis on the Ground Zero Media, in which he references the Malleus Maleficarum and makes some interesting connections to it and discusses the truth about predatory programming. It’s worth the read, in respect to some of the societal shifts which seem to be in the news of […]

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GOP War On Women

War On Contraception Is War Against Women

March 12, 2012 4:44 PM Letter to the editor, The Republican war on women’s health culminated, in 2011, with nearly 1,000 anti-abortion bills in state legislatures and continual attacks on the federal level — especially against Planned Parenthood. Criminalizing contraception has always been a goal. The war on contraception is war against women. The […]

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Rev Witch Show

Dr. Christopher Mackay Discusses The Malleus Maleficarum

Dr. Christopher Mackay, noted scholar and author of “The Hammer of Witches”, a modern translation of the Malleus Maleficarum, wrote just before Christmas and let us know about an interview he did about the Malleus Maleficarum on “paranormal” radio show on December 16th. From the web site: Come join us and our guest Christopher Mackay […]

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All Men Are Liars

Malleus Maleficarum @ All Men are Liars

by Sam de Brito There are lots of scary books in the world, with almost anything written by Stephen King or Sarah Palin pretty much unreadable if you’re afraid of the dark and camping somewhere isolated. Of course, there’s another type of scary: certain “holy” books that, in my opinion, people do themselves an injustice […]

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