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Ann Théato, International Psychic Medium and Spiritual Tutor, investigates psychic development, mediumship techniques, and paranormal science, so that you can come to understand your own innate psychic ability and expand your knowledge, whilst learning to develop a curious mind.

This Week’s Episode – A Documentary written and narrated by Ann Théato

How did witchcraft take such a hold?  Who were these so-called witches? What sorts of things were they being accused of?  What proof was there? And how did the notoriously brutal and vicious WitchFinder General, Matthew Hopkins, become so feared and admired?

 

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THE LADY PRICKERS – A HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Hi there, my name is Ann Théato and welcome to this Halloween Special.

The area of East Anglia in England has a brutal and sinister history. This area was once riddled with witchcraft and the legacy of witchcraft is so engrained in the history of the land, that for a long time, the entire region was unable to shake off the stigma and association with witches, witchcraft and witch hunting.

But how did witchcraft take such a hold?  Who were these so-called witches? What sorts of things were they being accused of?  What proof was there? And how did the notoriously brutal and vicious WitchFinder General, Matthew Hopkins, become so feared and admired?

To seek answers, we need to go back in history, and examine the politics of the time, the superstitions of the age and the malleability of the people ruled by a church who dominated through fear and control. 

 

You’ll Learn

  • What were the witchcraft trials?
  • Who were those accused of witchcraft?
  • About the history and politics of the 1600’s
  • How did the King James Bible come into existence?
  • Why witchcraft was criminalised
  • Who was the WitchFinder General?
  • How did the witch hunts of the 1600’s take such a hold?

Episode 021 Resources

Here are some resources referred to in Episode 018, which you may find helpful.

  • Daemonology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemonologie
  • Macbeth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth
  • Christopher Marlowe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Marlowe

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TRANSCRIPT

 

Hello everybody!  My name is Ann Theato and welcome to the Psychic Matters podcast – episode number 21.

 

There is no transcript for this documentary episode but an exciting blog post will be coming soon 🙂

 

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CREDITS

Reach by Christopher Lloyd Clarke. Licensed by Enlightened Audio.

Production by Ob

 

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