A Discourse of the Damned Art of Witchcraft by William Perkings
LIMITED COLLECTOR’S 1. Edition (Hand-numbered and limited to 666 copies) with Bronze High-lights. Hexenhammer 2021.
“By the lawes of England the theefe is executed for stealing, and we thinke it just and profitable; but it were a thousand times better for the land, if all witches, but especially the blessing Witch might suffer death. For the theefe by his stealing, and the hurtfull Inchanter by charming, bring hinderance and hurt to the bodies and goods of men; but these are the right hand of the Devil, by which he taketh and destroyeth the soules of men.”
Various occult subjects of this Codex include True Nature of Witchcraft and Witches alliance with the Devil. Different Forms of Witchcraft, Divination & Spells, Necromancy & Summoning, Witches of All Ages and their Supernatural Allies, Witches Tools like Hex Dolls, Staves & Curse Jars, Ways to Recognize Witches and Test them & Witches Gifts, Craft, Recipies and Forms by Detail.
”The Power of this Prince of Darkenesse, being above the might of all sensible Creatures, and every way seconded by the greatnesse of his knowledge and experience, manifesteth it selfe herein, for the most part, by workes of wonder, transcendent in both sexes; sometime in matter of Divination, sometime by Inchantment, sometime by rare sleights and delusions; other whiles by hurting, by curing, by raising of Tempests, by speedy conveyance and transportation from place to place and all to purchase unto himselfe admiration, feare, and faith of the credulous world, which is usually carried away with affectation and applause of signes and wonders. His policie, appeareth in a wise and exquisite manner of framing and conceiving both his practises and grounds; the one to procure credit and intertainement; the other that he may not faile of his purpose, but proceed upon certainties.”
”Here Satan applyes himselfe to mans measure and at his owne will, drawes the minde into errour, by his delusions and impostures. This made the Samaritans in the Old Testament, and the superstitious Athenians in the Newe, to worship an unknowne God, that is, the Devil. Hence it was, that the greatest Clerkes of Greece, Gil Thales, Plato, and the rest; for want of a better light, sought unto the Wizzards of Egypt, whom they called Prophets, men instructed by Satan in the grounds of Divination. And of this sort were Jannes and Jambres mentioned in the Scriptures. Hence it was also that the ancient Heathen, having no lawe and Testimonie from God, inquired at Soothsayers, and murmuring Inchanters; others betooke themselves in matters of doubt and difficultie, to the olde Oracles of Jupiter Ammon in Libya, of Jupiter Dodonaeus at Dodona in Epirus; of Apollo at Delphos, of Jupiter Trophonius in Botia, and the rest; where the Devil gave the answer, sometimes one way, and sometimes another”
The book is hand-numbered collector’s edition made only 666 volumes. It is bound roundspined hardcover codex with bronze folio highlights on cover, spine and back. The book has 192 pages and fine quality illustrations. Bronze page marker ribbon is included. Book’s language is English. Hexenhammer 2021. Limited green/bronze edition. Originally from 1631.
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