Essays Tagged: "sorcery"

"The Devil's Shadow" by Clifford Lindsey Alderman

heir daily lives. Many things that went wrong in their daily lives would be blamed on witchcraft or sorcery. Such common things as burnt bread or broken plates would be blamed on the supernatural. Man ... arris brought her to Salem to work as his servant. She was known to practice Obeah, an African cult sorcery. People who performed or practiced Obeah were said to be able to predict the future, make ma ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe - How it came about, progressed, and ended.

rn EuropeDuring the 13th century, the increasing association of ideas about heresy with ideas about sorcery lead to the development of the concept of witchcraft being devil worship, which paved the wa ... nd their power (Kors and Peters 176-177). Hence, during "the 15th century, witchcraft as diabolical sorcery had been fully assimilated to heresy... and witches had become the collaborative servants of ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Merlin's time and how relevant they are to Camelot.

Druids, Merlin, SorceryDruids, Merlin, and Sorcery are all there own subject, but all connect in some way and date b ... about the 2nd century B.C., Merlin's references date him back to the 10th century B.C., and finally Sorcery was found to be dated to the early 20th century B.C. Even though the time periods are spread ... " (Witcombe 1).These "Sorcerers" held a status of Kings and were respected as such. Merlin, a great sorcery was said to have been one of the Druids.Merlin first appears, "in extant records form the ea ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Witches And Heretics In The Medieval World: Why It Can Never Be Proven If The Ever Existed.

theirlives to killing and bringing pain and illness to others through the power of black magic, or sorcery. They sold their soul to the Christian Devil, and worshipped Satan. Once a person was accuse ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


me type of deed, whether good or foul. In traditional societies today, the word is synonymous with sorcery. But there is a distinction made between them by people who study the precepts created by t ... ch information about. It is something that still instills fear among these people. Witchcraft and sorcery are seen as the same thing in some cultures, but among the Navajo witchcraft is a psychic po ...

(10 pages) 91 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Frankenstein By Mary Shelly Show metamorphosis in the Book Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

In "Frankenstein"According to metamorphosis is a transformation, as by magic or sorcery. Frankenstein seems to be using magic or sorcery to bring his creation to life. Also accordi ...

(2 pages) 57 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Book Report "Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned" by Brian Moynahan

have been able to do: bring history to life. Rasputin's legend is rooted in tales of debauchery and sorcery and yet, as Moynahan offers, there are always two sides to a person's life and to their stor ...

(9 pages) 51 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Women and the Law in Rome (A Document Study)

ds a notice of divorce to his wife, it must be based on three different criminal charges: adultery, sorcery, and pander. If a woman was falsely accused, the penalty for a man would be that he couldn't ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.4 Aug/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Ceremony of Initiation for a Coven - an example of modern witchcraft, otherwise known as Wicca.

some secret place and adore the spirit of Me who is Queen of all the Wise. She who would learn all sorcery yet has not won its deepest secrets, them I will teach her, in truth, all things as yet unkn ...

(9 pages) 37 0 4.1 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Paranormality & Spirituality

An Analysis of two of the characters in Shakespeare's the tempest

The Tempest on one level is Shakespeare classic fairytale of spirits, sorcery, monsters, maidens and shipwrecked scheming noblemen. However the complex characters in this ...

(3 pages) 47 0 2.5 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

India's Witch Hunts

defines the way witchcraft is being used in India. This ontology is "notable for its references to sorcery, evil eye, black magic, spirit attack, poisoning, and bewitchment. It is associated with the ...

(9 pages) 23 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Deception and Deceit of Supernatural Commitment: A Study of the Transgressions of The Monk and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

r plagues society through his story telling. The Monk, trying to fulfill his sordid desires through sorcery, only obliterates the societies religious structure and law. Both of these characters meet t ... mind because of the effects of this supernatural power.As the Monk sank further into the depths of sorcery, he had no idea the consequences it would inflict. Unaware of his impending doom, Ambrosio f ...

(5 pages) 1081 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Intersessions of Faith Within Hispanic Culture

value in the culture. Since many believe that sometimes an illness is related to the "evil eye" and sorcery, the only way to combat evil is with a symbolic symbol of good. Others might argue that thei ...

(9 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


al, alchemical and astrological texts are commonly termed Tantras, as are works dealing mainly with sorcery.Buddhist occult tradition tells that Gautama the Buddha imparted esoteric teachings to selec ...

(4 pages) 1569 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Comparison between "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy, and "Faust," by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

hell; God maintained that Faust would and could be saved, despite his proud reliance on reason and sorcery rather than faith. Faust who was greedy for knowledge and experience eventually made a deal ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


always ended up discussing some other area. (Never before had I had a conversation that encompassed sorcery, the difficulties of translating the Bible into Chinese and the scientific basis for traditi ...

(2 pages) 888 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Queen of Blood                  She is known as the

ks later, shocking the royal court. By this point in her life Elizabeth had already begun to toy in sorcery, including rituals of sacrificing horses and other animals. Over the years she had also beco ...

(4 pages) 971 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

My Inaugural Address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead

wizards, witches and fairies. Part of the problem that the King James Bible mistranslated the word sorcery referring to potions. This is strictly adult material. This is off limits to children, and ...

(95 pages) 90 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith