Books books! I love them!
I am reading THE MALLEUS MALEFICARUM of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger, better known as The Witches Hammer. It makes me sick to my stomach to read, knowing that I am reading the words that caused the millions of woman/witches, children and men to be executed, and to see the birth of the ignorant mind set that I am striving to understand in this day in age. I would consider it required reading for any witch... With knowledge may it never happen again.
For those who are not familiar....
<i>The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer), first published in 1486, is arguably one of the most infamous books ever written, due primarily to its position and regard during the Middle Ages. It served as a guidebook for Inquisitors during the Inquisition, and was designed to aid them in the identification, prosecution, and dispatching of Witches. It set forth, as well, many of the modern misconceptions and fears concerning witches and the influence of witchcraft. The questions, definitions, and accusations it set forth in regard to witches, which were reinforced by its use during the Inquisition, came to be widely regarded as irrefutable truth. Those beliefs are held even today by a majority of Christians in regard to practitioners of the modern ìrevivedî religion of Witchcraft, or Wicca. And while the Malleus itself is largely unknown in modern times, its effects have proved long lasting</i>