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The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead – Page 457

J Gordon Melton – 2010 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
A statue of her sur- vived and has been placed in the National Museum in Mexico City. … The most common animal into which the witches transformed themselves was a turkey, but animals as var- ied as fleas, cats, dogs, and buzzards were …
Witches of America

Alex Mar – 2015 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Witches of America follows Mar on her immersive five-year trip into the occult, charting modern Paganism from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the San Francisco Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand …
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image

Leonard Shlain – 1999 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
In creatures that give birth to large litters, such as pigs, cats, and dogs, females have anywhere from eight to twelve … The witch hunters became expert at finding these vestigial nipples, which were identified as the dreaded “devil’s mark.
The mouth & oral sex – Page 171

Paul Ableman – 1969 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
This is, in fact, jealousy, a feeling that the witches or, in up to date terms, the sexual ‘perverts’, by shedding the bonds of … which firmly believed that lonely and embittered old ladies who kept a pet cat or dog were almost certain to be witches a …
Demon Lovers: Witchcraft, Sex, and the Crisis of Belief

Walter Stephens – 2003 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
” As Walter Stephens demonstrates in Demon Lovers, it was not Hausmännin or other so-called witches who were obsessive about sex with demons—instead, a number of devout Christians, including trained theologians, displayed an uncanny …
Criminological Theory: An Analysis of Its Underlying Assumptions

Werner J. Einstadter, ‎Stuart Henry – 2006 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
In the active version witches had the ability to voluntarily turn themselves into cats or werewolves and were said to be … or “familiars,” typically cats, dogs, or other creatures known to have suckled at the witches’ variously placed nipples. … These women were in various ways morally deviant, being beggars, bold and independent entrepreneurs, or women known to have had sex outside of marriage.
Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition

Richard M. Golden – 2006 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
Afterward, the stereotype of the heretic as witch included both men’s and women’s fornication with demons. … The violent beatings that demons supposedly administered to both men and women indicated their reality; violent sex with a “passive” partner … Instead, English witches (almost always women) normally confessed to having “familiars,” demons embodied as cats, dogs, and other small animals …
Familiar Motives

Delia James – 2017 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
A new witch and her feline familiar get their fifteen minutes of fame in this enchanting mystery in the national bestselling series.
Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare’s Macbeth – Page 80

Garry Wills – 1995 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
She orders the evil spirits to “unsex me here” — and witches were famously unsexed, a fact emphasized in Macbeth’s three witches, played by men. Banquo … the dog-familiar is seen sucking a mark on Mother Sawyer’s arm (2.1. 147), and …
Derrida and Hospitality – Page 248

Judith Still – 2012 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
At the beginning of the set of seminars on sovereignty and the beast, Derrida evokes the wolf (an image of man against … to assign either genders or neutrality for animals so that, for example, the cat (he gives le chat) is female in English. … It is even more difficult to give a face to a silkworm than to a snake, hard to tell one end from the other, sex(ual) organ from head. … Equally narratives of animality can fall back on catty witches and other bestial women – sentimentalised or despised.

Caliban and the Witch – Page 194

Silvia Federici – 2004 – ‎Preview
These were cats,dogs,hares,frogs,that the witch cared for,presumably suckling them from special teats. … while the most commonly cited familiar was the toad, which as a symbol of the vagina synthesized sexuality,bestiality,femininity,and evil.
The Animal-human Boundary: Historical Perspectives – Page 160

Angela N. H. Creager, ‎William C. Jordan, ‎Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies – 2002 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
This is not to say, however, that animals played an insignificant part in Continental depictions of witchcraft. … the shape of an animal, usually a monstrous dog, cat, goat, or ram, and witches on the Continent made a habit of riding or … Witches transforming into animals on their way to I6o WITCHES, BESTIALITY AND VERMIN.
Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft): The Witch in Early …

Geoffrey Robert Quaife – 2012 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
This fear led Christian elites to attribute to animals human characteristics and even a sense of moral responsibility. Pigs were formally tried for murder after they killed children. The animal partner in acts of bestiality usually suffered the same …
Animals and Human Society: Changing Perspectives – Page 133

Aubrey Manning, ‎James Serpell – 2002 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Not surprisingly, pet-keeping—treating individual animals with indulgence and fondness—did not sit comfortably within … Indeed, in many respects it resembled the public reaction to the crime of bestiality. … Judging from the surviving transcripts of English witch-trials, the ownership of pet animals—dogs, cats, lambs, hares, …
Science, Myth Or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence – Page 15

Samuel Anthony Barnett – 2000 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
Yet, later, keeping pets came to be regarded as immoral: dogs were held to represent bestiality and even subversion. In sixteenth century England, according to Keith Thomas, a witch ‘was likely to possess a familiar imp or devil, who would …
Bestiality: An Historical, Medical, Legal and Literary Study – Page 60

Gaston Dubois-Desaulle – 1933 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
Sprenger wrote that the Germans had great experience with witches and that they held as certain that the carnal union of … he knows female witches, sometimes in the form of a very black man, sometimes in the form of a beast, either dog, cat, …
The Witches of Lancashire

Richard Brome, ‎Thomas Heywood, ‎Gabriel Egan – 2003 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
The infamous ‘witch trials’ had not even begun when this sensational dramatization was first performed at the original Globe Theatre in 1634.
Just skin and bones?: new perspectives on human-animal relations in …

Aleksander Pluskowski, ‎Theoretical Archaeology Group (England), ‎Association of European Archaeologists – 2005 – ‎Snippet view
Perceptions versus reality: changing attitudes towards pets in medieval and post-medieval England Richard Thomas Figure … Later prejudice towards pet-keeping also reflected a reaction against bestiality and the witch-hunts of the sixteenth …
Philippine Studies – Volume 36 – Page 377

1988 – ‎Snippet view – ‎More editions
The witch manifests his opposition to the divine order by practising 1) incest and bestiality and 2)cannibalism and by 3) … Witches are also known to have animal familiars like birds (kilcik, or wakwak), dogs, black cats, pigs.18 In Cagayan de …
The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals

Edward Payson Evans – 1998 – ‎Preview – ‎More editions
This pioneering work collects an amazing assemblage of court cases in which animals have been named as defendants–chickens, rats, field mice, bees, gnats, and (in 34 recorded instances) pigs, among others– providing insight into such …

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