isis unveiled, vol 2: chapter ii (sorcery)

“Regretting that space should prevent our giving one of the most curious lists in the world of burned witches, we will nevertheless make a few extracts from the original record as printed in Hauber’s Bibliotheca Magica. One glance at this horrible catalogue of murders in Christ’s name, is sufficient to discover that out of 162 persons burned, more than one-half of them are designated as strangers, (i.e., Protestants), in this hospitable town; and of the other half we find thirty-four children, the oldest of whom was fourteen, the youngest an infant child of Dr. Schutz. To make the catalogue shorter, we will present of each of the twenty-nine burnings, but the most remarkable.

IN THE FIRST BURNING, FOUR PERSONS. Old Ancker’s widow. The wife of Liebler. The wife of Gutbrodt. The wife of Hocker.

IN THE SECOND BURNING, FOUR PERSONS. Two strange women, (names unknown). The wife of Beutler.

IN THE THIRD BURNING, FIVE PERSONS. Tungersleber, a minstrel. Four wives of citizens.

IN THE FOURTH BURNING, FIVE PERSONS. A strange man.

IN THE FIFTH BURNING, NINE PERSONS. Lutz, an eminent shop-keeper. The wife of Baunach, a senator.

IN THE SIXTH BURNING, SIX PERSONS. The fat tailor’s wife. A strange man. A strange woman.

IN THE SEVENTH BURNING, SEVEN PERSONS. A strange girl of twelve years old. A strange man, a strange woman. A strange bailiff, (Schultheiss). Three strange women.

IN THE EIGHTH BURNING, SEVEN PERSONS. Baunach, a senator, the fattest citizen in Wurzburg. A strange man. Two strange women.

IN THE NINTH BURNING, FIVE PERSONS. A strange man. A mother and daughter.

IN THE TENTH BURNING, THREE PERSONS. Steinacher, a very rich man. A strange man, a strange woman.

IN THE ELEVENTH BURNING, FOUR PERSONS. Two women and two men.

IN THE TWELFTH BURNING, TWO PERSONS. Two strange women.”

IN THE THIRTEENTH BURNING, FOUR PERSONS. A little girl nine or ten years old. A younger girl, her little sister.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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