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The Famous "Salem Witch Trials" of Massachusetts 1692
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Umm I want to make sure everyone knows that you didnt have to even talk about Magicks or paganism to be accused of Witchcraft,
Many were accused because someone would have a dream of that person or assumed because they didnt like the way they looked etc,
All you basically had to do was go to the Courthouse and Accuse someone of Witchcraft and wright a deposition Thats it. If you didnt like the way someone looked at your husband or if you were jelouse of someone just accuse them of being a Witch, This would have continued if someone would not have actually accused the Judge's wife of Craft then he abolished this line of reasoning.
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(05-20-2010, 08:26 PM)vzy4kat6387 Wrote:
(05-20-2010, 04:47 PM)spook-e Wrote: The Salem Witch Trials was a dark and terrible time. Actually, having studied my family tree, my family has recently discovered that a great uncle of ours lived in Salem during the trials and accused his own wife and daughter of using the dark arts. o.O;

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Well that is terrible. Accusing your own wife & child of using the dark arts.. I'm glad people don't think like that anymore, because if they did there would be a whole lot of death's and the population would drop dramatically.

Thank god that era is over.

Indeed.

I'm quite ashamed of him and that tidbit of history.
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Spook-e...have you ever heard of the famous author Nathaniel Hawthorne? He wrote "The Scarlet Letter" and "The House of the Seven Gables" most notably.

His given surname was Hathorne...he was the great-great-grandson of Judge John Hathorne, one of the most instrumental offenders in the atrocities done during the Salem Witch Trials. He changed his name to disassociate himself from what was done, as he thought it was beyond horrible.

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(05-21-2010, 02:56 PM)scarygirl67 Wrote: Spook-e...have you ever heard of the famous author Nathaniel Hawthorne? He wrote "The Scarlet Letter" and "The House of the Seven Gables" most notably.

His given surname was Hathorne...he was the great-great-grandson of Judge John Hathorne, one of the most instrumental offenders in the atrocities done during the Salem Witch Trials. He changed his name to disassociate himself from what was done, as he thought it was beyond horrible.

You have nothing to be ashamed of.

I have heard of Hawthorne- I, infact, own The House of Seven Gables.

I can't thank you enough for you consolation. <3


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(05-20-2010, 04:28 PM)vzy4kat6387 Wrote: Back then people were more crazy then they are now. God forbid somebody in the village pointed there finger at you, you'd be sentenced to death with out having a chance to explain, by either being hung / tied to a stake and burned alive. Or crushed by boulders.

I've heard so much history about that place, and I don't think it's too far off from where I live. I'd like to go visit sometime.

Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-04-032x032 yup, lol, your right, they were even crazier back then it seems than know. Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032 ha ha loved your humour. Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032 its in salem mass. pretty close, if you ask me, to boston mass. if u like history, halloween and attractions, if should be interesting for you. Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032
(05-20-2010, 04:47 PM)spook-e Wrote: The Salem Witch Trials was a dark and terrible time. Actually, having studied my family tree, my family has recently discovered that a great uncle of ours lived in Salem during the trials and accused his own wife and daughter of using the dark arts. o.O;

Thank you for sharing this with us.

yup, it was a bad time in history. Frown
thats awesome. Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032
the only thing i know about that is kinda interesting from my family tree is that a few ancestors of mine got off of the mayflower when cristopher columbus got here. Frown
thats cool. Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-04-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032 i love salem!
(05-20-2010, 08:53 PM)cranium Wrote: Did they have guidelines they followed to accuse someone of being a witch,like a manifesto or something, or was it random accusation?

oh, goodness no. Icontexto-emoticons-10-032x032
it was a very random accusation. nobody was safe. like i was talking about in my discussion thread, little kids, and old ladies, homeless people were accused. people that were and were not known in the society combined were accused. an old man with a cane that was becoming so cripple with age was accused because the afflicted girls said "he had a bad temper and had the devil inside him." (George Jacobs) Frown
its so sad. Frown
yes, it did help spread around negative...thoughts and conclusions about you if you didn't go to church, or yourself, children, husband were not baptised when born, or other rediculus things like that. Frown thats why sarah osborne was accused. the girls said she had the devil inside her because she hardly ever went to church and was having sexual relations with a man that was not only not married to her, but a servant. Frown that was suppost be sooooooooo horrible back then. its dumb. Icontexto-emoticons-14-032x032
u know what the sadder thing is.....
a lot of the girls addmitted, after the witch trials were over in salem and everybody was falsly accused, that they had indeed "done it for sport."

ill look up about it and try to post a link. Smile Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032
(05-20-2010, 10:41 PM)GypsyMoon Wrote:
(05-20-2010, 08:53 PM)cranium Wrote: Did they have guidelines they followed to accuse someone of being a witch,like a manifesto or something, or was it random accusation?

They followed the guidelines of the Summa Theologiae written in approx 1265–1274 and Witch Cult in Western Europe" 1921 and God of the Witches in 1933 but no it was random hysteria. They used the books to justify there means but it took only the claims of someone saying they had a dream about a woman or something. For her to be removed from her home and put on trial beaten and tortured untill she confessed then killed.

thanks gypsy moon.Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032 Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032 Icontexto-emoticons-04-032x032 that was more presice than mine. lol, i didn't know much about that either so im glad u explained it. now i know. Icontexto-emoticons-04-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032
(05-20-2010, 11:05 PM)GypsyMoon Wrote: I dont think Crazy is the correct word for this hysteria more fear of change,religion,superstitions,foreign land, and a good possiblity of ergotism a slow poisoning due to Rye in breads they made caused "Bewitchment"/Hallucinations.
Crazy no I think these people knew and was aware of the consequences and that they were sentencing these people to death I think that just was a perfect storm, sorta speak.

well said gypsy moon Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032 Icontexto-emoticons-04-032x032 Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032
(05-21-2010, 03:38 PM)spook-e Wrote: I have heard of Hawthorne- I, infact, own The House of Seven Gables.

I can't thank you enough for you consolation. <3


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Icontexto-emoticons-10-032x032 are u serious Spook? Blueoh
thats awesome! Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032 i have never been in that house though. Frown
(05-20-2010, 11:17 PM)Goonis38 Wrote: It's a very sad day in our history, that we can all be ashamed of along with what we did to the native americans... Very sad!

Frown yes. very tragic. Frown
(05-21-2010, 06:27 AM)Black Skull Sun Wrote: Ive been to Salem a couple times too and its a great experince you can really feel the history there. Especially if you are Pagan it is a powerful place to go and see what happens when people mix ingnorance and fear. And being in the Army its a guy thing to name our riffles so I actually named mine Abigail

Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032 yup Icontexto-emoticons-03-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-04-032x032Icontexto-emoticons-01-032x032
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