Pope Sylvester II and his 'succubus" Meridiana - who prophesied "Beware the witch with the blood of the lion and the wolf, for with it she shall destroy the children of night" This was the prophesy which Gerbert told to Ysabeau, and prompted her to begin massive witch hunts
Inspired by the spiritual alchemy of the Rosicrucians, the Alchemical Tarot is full of alchemical symbolism and explains "the beliefs of the elixirs that make up the substance of life." Card art is hand-drawn in style reminiscent of comic books. By Robert M. Place
Malleus Maleficarum - in it male authors argued that women were more susceptible to demonic temptations through their manifold weaknesses of their gender. It was believed that they were weaker in faith and more carnal than men. Six million women were tortured, mutilated and murdered. Men set a precedence in history for abusing women. Did this originate from the lie of 'Eve'?
Frontispiece from Matthew Hopkins' The Discovery of Witches (1647), showing witches identifying their familiar spirits. Matthew Hopkins, the self-proclaimed Witch-Finder General flourished in 1640′s England, because of the power and influence of the church, anyone who held contrary views was considered a heretic and was therefore assumed to be in an alliance with the Devil. Hopkins saw a great opportunity in this belief and in the years 1645 to 1647 travelled as a witch-finder (true story)