Victims of witch hunts between the 16th and 18th centuries soon to be officially exonerated in Scotland

Victims of witch hunts between the 16th and 18th centuries

Nine women are burned for witchcraft on a riverbank in Dumfries, Scotland (April 13, 1659). MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY / PHOTONONSTOP EThey were accused of spoiling the crops, of changing into animals to commit their misdeeds, even of dancing with the devil. In Europe, between the sixteenthand and the XVIIIand century, thousands of women and, … Read more

Scotland could pardon nearly 3,000 ‘witches’ executed between 16th and 18th centuries

A bill supported by the majority MPs in the Scottish Parliament should come back this summer on the conviction for witchcraft of thousands of individuals. including a large majority of women. There was fire. Almost three centuries after the death of the last “witch” in the United Kingdom, the Scottish Parliament could pardon some 2,600 … Read more

Meister Eckhart, mysticism beyond the centuries

Meister Eckhart mysticism beyond the centuries

“What good are poets in times of distress? », wondered the poet and philosopher Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843). One could add: and what good are mystics at the hour of catastrophes, these incandescents whose words burn with their love for God? John of the Cross, Thérèse of Avila, Bernard of Clairvaux… Of these best-known names, the … Read more