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Witch's salve

Identifier

005261

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

H Boguet writing in 1590 said that people who were not witches had flown out of the chimney with the aid of a salve [Parrinder: Witchcraft European and African]. The ingredients of these so called salves have never been ascertained from the literature [although it may survive passed by word of mouth].

A description of the experience

R Scot – The Discoverie of Witchcraft 1584

It were marvell that when a stranger is anointed therewith they have sometimes and yet not always, the like operation as with witches

Hans Peter Duerr - Dreamtime
J Tomeo and M Estadella wrote that rue, the witch’s herb, was the most important ingredient of the witch’s salve

The source of the experience

Magician other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Witches ointment

Commonsteps

References