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Sorcery and the Law

WithSax Rohmer

The annals of sorcery contain some dark pages, but none so black as those that deal with the wholesale torturings, hangings, and burnings whereby it was proposed to stamp out witchcraft. To-day it is difficult, if not impossible, to appreciate the panic which at one period of European history prevailed throughout society ; to understand the fear of bewitchment which ruled men’s hearts, from king to peasant.