The Malleus Maleficarum – The Second Part

TREATING ON THE METHODS BY WHICH THE WORKS OF WITCHCRAFT ARE WROUGHT AND DIRECTED, AND HOW THEY MAY BE SUCCESSFULLY ANNULLED AND DISSOLVED


Resolved in but two Questions, yet these are divided into many Chapters.


QUESTION I

QUESTION I Of those against whom the Power of Witches availeth not at all.
CHAPTER I Of the several Methods by which Devils through Witches Entice and Allure the Innocent to the Increase of that Horrid Craft and Company.
CHAPTER II Of the Way whereby a Formal Pact with Evil is made.
CHAPTER III How they are Transported from Place to Place.
CHAPTER IV Here follows the Way whereby Witches copulate with those Devils known as Incubi.
CHAPTER V Witches commonly perform their Spells through the Sacraments of the Church. And how they Impair the Powers of Generation, and how they may Cause other Ills to happen to God’s Creatures of all kinds. But herein we except the Question of the Influence of the Stars.
CHAPTER VI How Witches Impede and Prevent the Power of Procreation.
CHAPTER VII How, as it were, they Deprive Man of his Virile Member.
CHAPTER VIII Of the Manner whereby they Change Men into the Shapes of Beasts.
CHAPTER IX How Devils may enter the Human Body and the Head without doing any Hurt, when they cause such Metamorphosis by Means of Prestidigitation.
CHAPTER X Of the Method by which Devils through the Operations of Witches sometimes actually possess men.
CHAPTER XI Of the Method by which they can Inflict Every Sort of Infirmity, generally Ills of the Graver Kind.
CHAPTER XII Of the Way how in Particular they Afflict Men with Other Like Infirmities.
CHAPTER XIII How Witch Midwives commit most Horrid Crimes when they either Kill Children or Offer them to Devils in most Accursed Wise.
CHAPTER XIV Here followeth how Witches Injure Cattle in Various Ways.
CHAPTER XV How they Raise and Stir up Hailstorms and Tempests, and Cause Lightning to Blast both Men and Beasts.
CHAPTER XVI Of Three Ways in which Men and Women may be Discovered to be Addicted to Witchcraft: Divided into Three Heads: and First of the Witchcraft of Archers.

QUESTION II

QUESTION II The Methods of Destroying and Curing Witchcraft
Introduction, wherein is Set Forth the Difficulty of this Question.
CHAPTER I The Remedies prescribed by the Holy Church against Incubus and Succubus Devils.
CHAPTER II Remedies prescribed for Those who are Bewitched by the Limitation of the Generative Power.
CHAPTER III Remedies prescribed for those who are Bewitched by being Inflamed with Inordinate Love or Extraordinary Hatred.
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.
CHAPTER V Prescribed Remedies for those who are Obsessed owing to some Spell.
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.
CHAPTER VII Remedies prescribed against Hailstorms, and for animals that are Bewitched.
CHAPTER VIII Certain Remedies prescribed against those Dark and Horrid Harms with which Devils may Afflict Men.
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