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All of those innocent people were accused of one thing, witchcraft.During 1692, in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts many terrible events happened.There are six main characteristics to witchcraft that make it easier to identify it within different cultures....[tags: Salem witch trials, Witchcraft, Salem] - In early modern Europe, “witch” could be used to describe anyone who the community or church deemed to be “deviant.” Accusations of witchcraft often resulted from attempts to explain economic, political, and religious upheavals in addition to conflicting expectations between neighbors regarding how their community should function (Anderson 175, De Windt 433).
[tags: Witchcraft, Witch-hunt, Family, Magic] - The Salem Witch Trials. Witchcraft is the practice of black magic, the use of spells, and the invocation of spirits.
Witchcraft is defined as being the manipulation of substances and or words that are powerful using magic to cause either harm or good depending on the person intent.
Witchcraft is usually an unconscious activity, dues to this the “witch” is not often aware that he or she is bewitching someone (Mc Garry 2016: 15).
[tags: Salem Witchcraft Trials, ] - What do you think when someone calls someone a witch. Do you think of the movie, ‘Hocus Pocus’ or do you think of the black pointed hats and the long black, slit ended dresses. Does the term “Devil worshiper” ever cross your mind. For many, many generations, we have underestimated what the true meaning of a witch and what witchcraft really is. Witches and witchcraft have been in our history since the ancient times....
[tags: History of Witchcraft, Black Magic] - The belief in magic was another factor that widen the social gap between the lower and elite classes.