isis unveiled: chapter x (outside the walls…)

"Another Russian appellation for witch and wizard, the former being purely Slavonian, is znahar and znaharka (feminine) from the same verb znat to know. Thus Dr. More's definition of the word, given in 1678, is perfectly correct, and coincides in every particular with modern philology. "Use", says this scholar, "questionless had appropriated the word to [...]

isis unveiled: chapter x (outside the walls…)

"It appears that about the year 1678, a certain divine, named John Webster, wrote Criticisms and Interpretations of Scripture, against the existence of witches, and other "superstitions". Finding the work "a weak and impertinent piece", Dr. More criticized it in a latter to Glanvil, the author of Sadducismus Triumphatus, and as an appendix sent a [...]

isis unveiled: chapter x (outside the walls…)

"Further, the same occult doctrine recognizes another possibility; albeit so rare and so vague that it is really useless to mention it. Even the modern Occidental occultists deny it, though it is universally accepted in Eastern countries. When, through vice, fearful crimes and animal passions, a disembodied spirit has fallen to the eighth sphere - [...]