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Witchcraft Collection

"Witchcraft: Unveiling the Dark Mysteries of History" Delving into the depths of history

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Lohengrin Arrives

Lohengrin Arrives
Lohengrin arrives in a boat drawn by Elsas brother Godfrey, who has been transformed by Ortruds witchcraft into a swan

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Stonehenge jackdaw DP149801

Stonehenge jackdaw DP149801
Stonehenge, Stonehenge Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire. Stonehenge at night, showing a Jackdaw flying between the stones

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692
Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Satan at the Sabbat

Satan at the Sabbat
Satan presides at the Sabbat, attended by demons in human or animal shapes

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: GOYA: WITCHES SABBATH. The Witches Sabbath. Oil on canvas, 1795-98, by Francisco Goya

GOYA: WITCHES SABBATH. The Witches Sabbath. Oil on canvas, 1795-98, by Francisco Goya

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Salem Witches: Tituba

Salem Witches: Tituba
Titubas tales alarm the children, who accuse her of being a witch

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Child Offered to Satan

Child Offered to Satan
At the sabbat, a mother presents her child to Satan, dedicating it to his service, watched by other demons and witches

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witches in Flight (Vuelo de Brujas), 1797-1798. Artist: Goya, Francisco, de (1746-1828)

Witches in Flight (Vuelo de Brujas), 1797-1798. Artist: Goya, Francisco, de (1746-1828)
Witches in Flight (Vuelo de Brujas), 1797-1798. Found in the collection of Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Sabbat Dance

Sabbat Dance
A horned devil presides over the sabbat while demons and lightly clad witches dance frenziedly round him

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard

North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian in a churchyard
The North Berwick Witches and Dr Fian fly round a church, some on broomsticks, as confessed to King James

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Picture No. 10900268

Picture No. 10900268
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Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689

Witchcraft book by Cotton Mather, 1689
Cotton Mather, " Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcrafts, " title page, 1689. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witch with her black cat

Witch with her black cat
Witch casting a spell accompanied by a raven and a black cat. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s

Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s
Trial of a suspected witch at Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Malleus Maleficarum

Malleus Maleficarum
The Hammer of witches, authored by Dominicans Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer, is the most influential book promoting the real existence of the witchcraft heresy

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Lancashire Witches

Lancashire Witches
THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES Mother Chattox, noted local witch, rides to Pendle Hill

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Northamptonshire Witches

Northamptonshire Witches
Three of the witches of Northamptonshire, riding a pig - no wonder they were condemned to death in July 1612

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Matthew Hopkins

Matthew Hopkins
Self-appointed Witchfinder- General in East Anglia, responsible for many false accusations of witchcraft

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witches Call Monsters

Witches Call Monsters
Scandinavian witches call up monsters while decent folk lie asleep

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Scots Witches Prepare

Scots Witches Prepare
Excited Scottish witches dance to the sound of diabolical bagpipes before flying off to the Sabbat

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witches Ride

Witches Ride
The Witches Ride

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Ugly Duckling (Boyle)

Ugly Duckling (Boyle)
The old cottage woman, with her distaff and her animal companions : often such solitary females were suspected of witchcraft

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Matthew Hopkins

Matthew Hopkins
Self-appointed Witchfinder- General in East Anglia, responsible for many false accusations of witchcraft

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witch of Endor (Rosa)

Witch of Endor (Rosa)
The Witch of Endor conjures up the spirit of Samuel at the request of Saul

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Lancashire Witches

Lancashire Witches
THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES The gathering of the witches, doing magic round their cauldron, watched by their sinister familiars

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witches Sabbat (Herr)

Witches Sabbat (Herr)
Diabolical goings-on at the sabbat - ladies yield to demonic temptations while the more intellectual read forbidden books

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699 / 1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager

MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699 / 1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager
MARY WRIGHT (1642-1699/1700). American Quaker from Long Island, as a teenager, testifying before the magistrates of Boston to urge them not to persecute innocent people

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de Notre Dame (1503-1566). French

NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de Notre Dame (1503-1566). French physician and astrologer, author of book of predictions Astrological Centuries (1555). Illustration in card of 18th century. Drawing

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: King of the Witches, Alex Sanders at his home in Notting Hill, London

King of the Witches, Alex Sanders at his home in Notting Hill, London. His first live show featuring pagan rites, black magic

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Alex Sanders King of the Witches at his basement flat in Notting Hill, London

Alex Sanders King of the Witches at his basement flat in Notting Hill, London. 13th March 1970

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Queen of the Witches, Maxine Sanders. 4th May 1974

Queen of the Witches, Maxine Sanders. 4th May 1974

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Alex Sanders and Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30

Alex Sanders and Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30, 000 witches signed this week at technical advisors for witchcraft sequences n the new film " The Eye of he Devil"

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30, 000 witches signed this week at technical

Maxine Morris, Queen of Englands 30, 000 witches signed this week at technical advisor for witchcraft sequences n the new film " The Eye of he Devil"

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Lightning Struck a Flock of Witches, mid-late 19th century

Lightning Struck a Flock of Witches, mid-late 19th century

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Mirth (Regozijo). Album Witches and Old Women, ca 1820

Mirth (Regozijo). Album Witches and Old Women, ca 1820. Found in the Collection of The Hispanic Society of America, New York

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Old woman (witch or fairy) spinning, 1547. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

Old woman (witch or fairy) spinning, 1547. Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Old woman (witch or fairy) spinning, 1547. Woodcut attributed to Holbein from an edition of De consolatione philosophiae by the Roman scholar and philosopher Boethius

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witches & Familiars

Witches & Familiars
Witches with their familiars, one of which has learnt to fly a broomstick on its own ! Date: circa 1600

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Eating at Sabbat

Eating at Sabbat
Dining with Demons - witches at a sabbat sit down to supper with the Devil and his companions

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Representation of the Baphomet: a monster with a goat head and a woman

Representation of the Baphomet: a monster with a goat head and a woman
GIA4765878 Representation of the Baphomet: a monster with a goat head and a womans body with alchemical quotations on the arms " solve" and " coagula"

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witches Sabbat (Picart)

Witches Sabbat (Picart)
Satan presides while dancers cavort before him, the cooks throw babies into the stewpot and diners enjoy a nourishing cannibal feast

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Dutch Witch Trial C17

Dutch Witch Trial C17
Trying a suspect for witchcraft in Holland : she is being weighed on a balance, but what that is supposed to prove I can t tell you

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Isobel Gowdie

Isobel Gowdie
At her 1662 trial, Scottish witch ISOBEL GOWDIE tells how since 1647 she and her companions were visited by Black John who chastised disobedient witches

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witch Feeds Familiars

Witch Feeds Familiars
A witch feeds her familiars

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Salem Witches

Salem Witches
At Salem, Dr Wilkinson is pursued by a sinister wolf which, in the prevailing climate of panic, is linked to the witchcraft scare

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: The Witch On Her Broomstick, After A Work By L. r. Falero. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte Vom

The Witch On Her Broomstick, After A Work By L. r. Falero. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur
The Witch On Her Broomstick, After A Work By L.r. Falero. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur Gegenwart By Eduard Fuchs, Published 1909

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: The Witches Sabbath by Moonlight

The Witches Sabbath by Moonlight. Private Collection

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: The Weird Sisters (The Three Witches), ca 1782. Artist: Fussli (Fuseli), Johann Heinrich (1741-1825)

The Weird Sisters (The Three Witches), ca 1782. Artist: Fussli (Fuseli), Johann Heinrich (1741-1825)
The Weird Sisters (The Three Witches), ca 1782. Found in the collection of The Huntington, California

Background imageWitchcraft Collection: Witches destroying a house by fire - Swabia, 1533

Witches destroying a house by fire - Swabia, 1533. Woodcut from Francesco Maria Guazzo Compendium Maleficarum, Milan, 1608. (Colorised black and white print)



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"Witchcraft: Unveiling the Dark Mysteries of History" Delving into the depths of history, we encounter a chilling court record that echoes through time - testimony at the infamous Salem witch trials in 1692. In this dark chapter, fear and hysteria gripped a community as accusations tore lives apart. In the shadows of moonlit Sabbats, Satan himself is said to have danced with his followers. The very notion sends shivers down our spines as we imagine a child being offered to this malevolent figure in exchange for otherworldly powers. Amongst these tales emerges Tituba, one of the accused Salem witches whose name has become synonymous with this tragic period. Her involvement sparked a frenzy that would forever stain the pages of history. The enigmatic artist Francisco Goya captures another facet of witchcraft's allure in his masterpiece "Witches in Flight. " With brushstrokes laden with mysticism, he transports us to an eerie world where witches take to the skies on broomsticks during their unholy Sabbaths. Goya's fascination continues with "The Witches Sabbath, " an oil painting that immerses us further into macabre rituals and gatherings. It serves as a haunting reminder that even great artists are captivated by the darkness lurking within humanity's imagination. Across borders and centuries, from North Berwick to distant lands, tales persist about witches calling upon monsters and conjuring unspeakable horrors. These legends remind us how deeply ingrained witchcraft has been throughout cultures worldwide. Within dusty pages lies Cotton Mather's Witchcraft book from 1689 - a testament to society's obsession with understanding these mysterious practices. Its words offer glimpses into beliefs held dear by those who sought answers amidst chaos and confusion. As Lohengrin arrives on stage, Wagner’s opera brings forth yet another portrayal of enchantment intertwined with sorcery. Here we witness how myth and music intertwine, captivating audiences with tales of love and magic.