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Shocking truth about witches is revealed

Since the beginning of time it was believed there were unique powers that chosen people had. These powers were not always positive and some people can harm others using them. So, in the 14th century this belief caused fear and mass hysteria. Some women were considered to be witches and they were to be hanged or burned at the stake.



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35 Comments
Mike Corrigan
As I understand it, they were the "wise women" (or men) of the village who knew about crops, what plants could be used to assist in healing various illnesses, acted as mid-wives, and were generally respected village elders to whom the locals listened. They observed, quietly, and watched weather patterns, how the different energies in the air affected plants, flora, fauna, and were sagacious people. Of course, the Roman Catholic church didn't like this and they wanted to centralise power and have people only listen to them and them alone, hence they vilified these women, called them "witches". They didn't necessarily practise necromancy and fortune telling at all, but the religious authorities hated them and the fact that people went to them for help, and so killed the many way they could. As far as as I understand it anyway. It usually comes down to something as simple as this: jealousy, power struggles, etc. The basic human condition. Nothing supernatural I'm afraid......
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Jul 18, 2019 2:28AM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
I am a direct descendent of Rebecca Nurse who was one of the Salem Witches. No “witchlike” powers or behaviors have been observed in any succeeding generations. What a sad time in history.
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Aug 26, 2019 5:06PM
Wayne Roberts
More evils committed by the church!
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Sep 18, 2021 5:59PM
aleeshaexpert
magic exists. period. but the western world did a poor job in realizing it----
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May 27, 2021 11:38AM
Mildred Adolphus
I am the daughter and granddaughter od women with special abilities like precondition and esp.. I am not scary. I don't cast spells and I don't bother people who don't bother me.
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Mar 27, 2021 10:53AM
David Holmes
pbauer, considering that priests were involved in in a lot of this, they may well have believed and prayed as well but probably didn't much like organised religion.
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Sep 30, 2020 2:55AM
Jeannou Saunders
They thought that Joan of Arc was a witch, so they burned her!
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Jul 3, 2020 5:57PM
Ian Swindale
Dreadful what happened to them
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Jan 8, 2020 7:10AM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
AB, pretty sure jw.org is Jehovah Witness, not Catholic.
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Aug 26, 2019 5:08PM
Warren Severin
Jean Stulcke, not my wife!!
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Jul 17, 2019 7:19PM
Linalinda Eichin
I only want a very good naughty witch
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Jun 18, 2019 8:07PM
Frank Mclean
jack patti go, I have no imaginary friends
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Jun 14, 2019 4:55PM
Patricia Green
Marcy Youker Nope. Still going on today. In at least one country in which I’ve volunteered , some people believe if you have an epileptic seizure that you have been cursed. And from what I’ve heard come out of the mouths of some evangelicals in the U.S. such as “sins” (code word for homosexuality or gay marriage) being responsible for floods, this horrible, destructive thinking is alive and well in the U.S.
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Jun 2, 2019 8:36AM
Richard Levine
"Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldren bubble."
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May 27, 2019 10:11PM
Don Racette
Leonard Dixon Didn't you tell me you married a witch??
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May 20, 2019 4:38PM

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