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Bodenham, Anne – 02 Finding in what part of the house the Poison was that should be given her Mistris

Identifier

029004

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Later in the text, it explains that Mr Goddard's two Daughters, who yet were 'unjustly, as it seems', aspersed with the suspicion of endeavouring to poison their Mother-in-law.

A description of the experience

An Antidote Against Atheism by Henry More - Book III: Chapter VII

the same Maid being sent again to her from the same party, to enquire in what part of the house the Poison was that should be given her Mistris [sic], Hereupon she took her stick of before, and making therewith a Circle, the wind rose forthwith: then taking a beesome, she swept over the Circle, and made another; and looking in her book and glass as formerly, and using some words softly to her self, she stood in the Circle and said, Belzebub, Tormentor, Lucifer and Satan appear.

There appeared first a Spirit in the shape of a little Boy, as she conceived, which then turned into another shape something like a Snake, and then into the shape of a shagged Dog with great eyes, which went about in the Circle; and in the Circle she set an earthen Pan of Coals, wherein she threw something which burned and stank, and then the Spirit vanished.

After which the Witch took her book and glass again, and shewed the Maid in the glass Mrs Sarah Goddard's Chamber, the colour of the Curtains, and the bed turned up the wrong way, and under that part of the bed where the Bolster lay she shewed the poison in a white paper.

The Maid afterward returned home, and acquainted Mrs Rosewell with what the Witch had shewed her in a glass, that the poison lay under Mrs Sarah's Bed, and also spoke to her that they might goe together and take it away.

The source of the experience

Bodenham, Anne

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Crystals

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Using crystals and crystal balls

Suppressions

Singing spells

Commonsteps

References